Grace Church offers several opportunities for you to meet God and grow in your faith beyond the scope of the worship hour. You are welcome at any number of Sunday and weekday groups! 

Sunday Groups -- Newcomers are always welcome!

9:30 a.m.
Confirmation Parents — Room 232, September through May. For parents of confirmation students; focuses on parenting issues, tenets/history of United Methodism, teen safety, etc. Contact Pastor Daniel Cochran ( for more information. 
Hearts on Fire!  Room 250.  Jesus-centered, warm-hearted folks who don’t take themselves too seriously, seeking to grow in faith through study, conversation, and relationship. Contact Bob Pacanowski ( for more information.
Forum — Fireside Room.  All ages engage in an insightful and lively conversation about the Bible, Christian theology, and the implications of discipleship in contemporary matters. Guided by knowledgeable discussion leaders. Contact Mark Fleming ( for more information.
Questors  Room 254.  A traditional lecture and discussion format that focuses on contemporary Christian issues, Bible Studies, and the practical application of faith. Members organize speakers, missions and fellowship events. Contact Roger Hendrickson ( for more information.
New Connections  Room 227.  A group for younger adults (25-50) who engage in thought-provoking studies that help negotiate the stuff of everyday life, faith, and relationship to God and one another. And they do fun stuff, too! Contact Dr. Jeffrey Barbeau ( for more information.

11:00 a.m.
Open Hearts and Minds  Room 231. A diverse but progressive group that explores various theological and social perspectives on the Christian message. All are invited! Contact Rev. Don Niswonger (, Rev. Dr. Carol Findon ( for more information.
Coming Home — Room 234. College students and young adults (20-30 somethings) engaging in casual conversation about life and faith. Drop-ins Welcome!


Weekday Groups 

Sisters Bible Study  1- 2:30 p.m., Room 254. An intergenerational group of women engages in spirited discussions of books and studies focused on spiritual formation, led by Pastor Cindy Marino. Sisters will resume meeting again in the Fall of 2019. Contact Pastor Cindy Marino ( for more information.
Progressive Christianity — 7-8 p.m., Room 254. Open discussion of various non-traditional theological ideas. Led by Revs. Don Niswonger and Dr. Carol Findon. Progressive Christianity will resume meeting on Monday, September 9, at 7 p.m. Contact Rev. Don Niswonger (, Rev. Dr. Carol Findon ( for more information.
Disciple Fast Track 2 Class-  7 -8:30 p.m., in the Fireside Room. This 12-week study will immerse you in the books of Genesis and Exodus in which you will deepen your understanding of Scripture and make connections between what you already know and what you are reading. In every session, we will commit to how we can respond to Scripture in terms of ministry in our world today. Disciple Fast Track 2 Class will begin meeting on Monday, September 23, at 7 p.m.  Contact Sandy Bray ( for more information.

Portico Collective  5-6 p.m., Room 234. All-ages, drop-in discussion group led by Chris Weilemann. A great place to wrestle with your doubts and questions. Portico Collective will resume meeting on Wednesday, August 21, at 5 p.m. Contact Chris Weilemann ( for more information. 

Thursday Bible Study-  9:30 -10:30 a.m., Room 254. “Disciple Fast Track” is a 12-week adaptation of the original, bestselling “Disciple Bible Study: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study.” It is created to be ideal for busy people who still want to make time to grow in their relationship with Christ. Thursday Bible Study will resume meeting again in the Fall of 2019. Contact Pastor Doug Bowden ( for more information.