Our vision is to create space for adults of all ages and stages of life to connect with God and with one another as they continue on their journey of transformational discipleship. Believing that the journey of discipleship is best walked in community, Grace UMC offers a wide variety of opportunities to gather for study, conversation, mission, and worship.
The Sunday School program at Grace UMC is vibrant and engaging! We constantly hear from new members that they knew Grace was their church home when they connected with one of our Sunday School classes.
Most Sunday morning groups meet in the main building or Oak Park Center between worship services, from 10:15 – 11:00 AM. Many of the Sunday morning groups also gather throughout the year for mission projects, church events, fellowship, and other ways of “doing life” together.
Covenant – Room 135
Enjoy in-depth Bible studies with this group of adults who have been together for over 20 years, but always welcome new faces! This group meets from 9:45-10:45 to accommodate choir members.
Friendship – Room 117
Join the “Doers of the Word,” a group of people committed to taking care of one another, the church family, and the wider community. If you’re looking for a place to fit in and get connected, this is a place to start.
Impact - Room D110
All young adults aged 18 to 35 (ish) are welcome to join us as we live out the call to “do life together” through Bible study, fellowship, and mission.
Journey – Room D112
Multi-media, Scripture-based studies with lively discussions are the hallmark of this group. Join this group for deep study and application of Biblical truths to everyday life!
Open Door to the Good News – Room 120
A merger between two former classes, this group studies a Bible-based lesson every week, and regularly gathers for fellowship and to support the life of the church.
Pairs and Spares – Room D106
Single? Married? Single-on-Sunday? Younger? Older? Somewhere in between? Welcome to Pairs and Spares, a group that loves to gather people of every life stage for discussion-based Bible study and mission projects.
Seekers – Room 136-137
This active group uses multi-media studies to facilitate Sunday morning bible-based discussions, and regularly gets involved with a wide variety of ministries at Grace and in the wider community.
Transformers – Room D108
Men and women of all ages are welcome to join this group that is dedicated to deep study and missional service that reaches the Grace family and the wider Corpus Christi area.
UMW is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. The chapter at Grace UMC includes two circles that meet monthly for mission studies, book studies, and special programs, as well as for various ministries and social outings throughout the year.
Grace UMC is a faith community into which diverse families are received in love, assisted in their faith development and spiritual growth, guided and equipped for ministry, and supported as they live out their faith daily in the community and in the world.
Midweek Small Groups
Monday Mornings – 9:30-11:00 AM (during the school year)
Tuesday Evenings – 6:30-8:00 PM (Fall and Spring)
Thursday Mornings – 9:30-11:00 AM (weekly)
Wednesday Mornings – 6:30 AM (weekly)
Thursday Mornings – 9:30-11:00 AM (weekly)
**Childcare available upon request
Bible and Topical Studies: New for Spring 2019!
Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations – Congregation-Wide Study beginning March 6
During the season of Lent, we will embark on a congregation-wide study of Bishop Robert Schnase’s Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations (Revised and Updated). In conjunction with a worship series, we are inviting all existing groups and classes to join us in this study. We will also offer 3 additional opportunities for folks to get connected (Sunday mornings, Wednesday mornings, Thursday evenings). Contact Pastor Rebekah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our Lay Leader, Carolyn Scheible (email@example.com) for more information or to register.
Disciple Bible Study (I) – Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
How can I become a deeply devoted follower of Jesus Christ? DBS is based on the conviction that disciplined Bible study fosters our trust in Jesus Christ and empowers us a Christian leaders. This 32-week course led by Terry Shannon and Ken Faughn is a way to connect with a small group, build personal Bible reading habits, and explore the message and meaning of Scripture. Contact Terry (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up and order a book.
**DBS(I) will resume on January 8. If you are interested in participating in this class, DBS(I) will be offered again starting Fall 2019!
**Childcare for all studies available upon request
Young at Heart
Gather for food, fellowship, and fun with other older and retired adults! Contact the church office for more information.
Grace is a church that believes in Jesus, a church that loves God and people.
We believe the church is the community of faith where we connect with God and one another. In this community, we put into action – supporting and caring for one another and our neighbors, growing in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ and leading others to become disciples.