Grace Church offers Small Groups that meet on a regular basis. Grow in your faith together in any of the groups listed below.


connect Groups

Kayaking

Details: This connect group runs from May - September (depending on weather) and can be found paddling the local rivers, lakes, and larger streams to celebrate the beauty of God’s creation and enjoy fellowship with the family of God here at Grace UMC.

knitting

Details: Grace Knitters meet every Monday morning from 10:00 am to noon in the nursery. They are currently working on prayer shawls and lap robes which will be given out by the children of the church at Christmas time. In the past, these items have been given to residents of Grove Manor, Orchard Manor and Fellowship Manor. You will also see some of their handiwork on the hat and mitten tree and in the cradle when a new baby is born in our church. If you knit or crochet or would like to learn how, you are welcome to join this ministry here at Grace.

softball

Details: This connect group is for those who love to play ball! Softball, to be specific. Games are most Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout May, June, & July with a Grove City Church League Tournament at the end of July.

disc golfing

Details: This connect group is all about enjoying God’s creation along the course. All skills levels are welcome and discs are available to be shared if you need them. Good conversation and fun with fellowship on sunny summer Monday evenings!

volleyball

Details: This connect group is equally fellowship and fun as youth and adults gather on Monday evenings once the weather turn cold for friendly pickup games of volleyball.


GROWTH GROUPS

nursery

Teacher: Cecelia Midberry – Sundays @ 9am

Location: Main Floor-Nursery

Ages: Under 2 yrs

The Bible will come alive for God’s little ones as they use everyday objects to better understand His love.

beginners

Teacher: Mary Kay Mattocks – Sundays @ 9am

Location: Top Floor –

Ages: 2 yrs - Kindergarten

Children will enjoy growing in faith with a colorful storybook, stickers, and activity pages, with Bible stories told in simple words ideal for young children.

primary

Teacher: Susie Hennon – Sundays @ 9am

Location: Top Floor –

Grades: 1st-3rd

Children will dig into the Bible with creative activities and they will soak up life-changing lessons that really stick.

intermediate

Teacher: Jamie Dannels – Sundays @ 9am

Location: Top Floor – Children’s Room

Grades: 4th-6th

Learning for students has never been more fun! The activities each week are designed to capture attention and instill lifelong Bible skills.

Junior/Senior High

Teacher: Ty Wise – Sundays @ 9am

Location: Top Floor, Youth Room

The students will be challenged to stand firm in their beliefs, to have a vibrant relationship with Christ and to become further grounded in Scripture.

college bible study

Sundays @ 9am

Location: Esther, Bottom Floor, adjacent the Gym

This will be a weekly bible study led by college students for college students when school is in session.

Fellowship Too

Sean Thomas – Sundays @ 9am

Location: Main Lounge, Bottom Floor, adjacent the Gym

Throughout the year, the studies chosen by the class will provide biblically solid and thought-provoking subjects.

In-Betweeners

Ralph Hetrick – Sundays @ 9am

Location: Mark, Bottom Floor, Back hallway

“Growing Older and Wiser”. The nine studies offer a biblical perspective on aging and show how God uses those who have grown wiser with the years.

Weaver Disciple

Irma O’Conner – Sundays @ 9am

Location: Sarah, Bottom Floor, Back hallway

“Covenants With God”. The lessons will challenge the class to live as the covenant people we are.

Book Study

Pastor Willard, Pastor Jim & Maureen Eaton - Thursdays @ 10am

Location: Sarah, Bottom Floor, Back hallway


SERVICE GROUPS

hearts of grace

Details: Hearts of Grace is a table ministry for grieving families following the funeral or memorial service of a loved one. Working with the family, Hearts of Grace plans a menu, prepare and serve a delicious home-cooked meal in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere where the family can enjoy food and fellowship. (Monetary donations towards food expenses is appreciated but not required.)

grace goes out

Details: Grace Goes Out is a service ministry designed to help individuals with minor home repair problems and accessibility issues.

visitation team

Details: The Visitation Team, guided by our visitation pastor, Rev. Willard Morse and inspired by the love of God, strive to visit our elderly and home-bound members on a monthly basis.

WORSHIP WELCOMERS

Details: Worship Welcomers is a ministry of hospitality that engages with people as they enter into the sanctuary, offering bulletins, guidance, and good cheer.

GREETERS

Details: The Greeters Ministry strives to be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus Christ in welcoming all who come to Grace UMC for worship or other activities. Greeters seek to reflect the love of Christ through their words, expressions, and actions.