Style: Traditional Bible Reading & Discussion Group
Facilitators: Jim and Lynn McCoy
This group is currently studying Kings and Chronicles in their walk through our scriptures using a Chronological Bible. Members take turns reading sections of the Bible before all discuss the message being shared, its historical context, and how the scripture applies to our lives today. Each member’s voice is very important to give insight to scripture and allows shared understanding. All levels of spiritual walk are welcomed!
Trinity meets Sunday mornings between services in room MB-2.
Style: Traditional Bible Study Aided by Study Guides
Facilitator: Robert Hopper
This group uses a variety of resources, often topical guides from the Life Guide Bible Study series and DVDs to focus their study of books, people , and themes of the Bible. The source of our studies is always the Bible itself. We do not address current social or political issues unless they happen to come out of studying certain scriptures. The most recent class discussion has been an in-depth study of the Old Testament Minor Prophets which should conclude in October. The class will probably choose a New Testament book or themes of the New Testament for the next several months.
Word of Life meets Sunday mornings between services in room MB-1.
Style: Scripture/Sermon Topic Discussion Group
Facilitator: Steve Fraser
As the name implies, the Boomers use the Bible as our main resource for in-depth group discussions. Currently, we are discussing the scriptures on which each weekly sermon is based.
Bible Boomers meets in Wheelus Hall from 9:40a- 10:40a to accommodate Greeter & Sanctuary Choir participation. 
Style: Contemporary Topics Affecting Christian Life
Facilitator: Julie Haworth
This is a diverse group that learns from and supports one another in their faith journey. They often rely on PCUSA resources like the “Follow Jesus” I curriculum as well studies of various books adopted by the congregation like “The Story” and “Advent Conspiracy’. Typically, members facilitate short-term topics , at emphasize community, positive change in our society and Biblical scholarship.
Visions of Faith meets Sunday mornings between services in room MB-3.
Style: Guided study & Discussion
Facilitators: Pastor Cara, Pastor Wilson, Michelle Rutherford
This group, which attracts younger adults and parents of preschool/ elementary-age children, includes critical interpretations of scripture, theology, history, and spiritual growth. Recent studies include a Brueggemann study of Exodus, deep dives into Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel of Mark and an overview of World Religions. This fall we will undertake a deep dive into Genesis.
Koinonia meets Sunday mornings between services in room CE 204 / 205 on the same schedule as the children’s/youth Sunday School calendar.



Contact: Andrea Bailey

Location: MB2

Tuesdays, 10a-11:30a

This group is comprised of mature women who meet weekly on Tuesday morning. We have wonderful discussions using a study guide that is Bible-based. We are soon starting The Armor of God– a Rose Visual Bible study using Ephesians 6. Most members eat lunch together after our meeting to extend our time of fellowship. Each meeting begins with a time of prayer and prayer requests. The group has been a good source of encouragement for one another.


Contact: Peggy McAllaster or Paula Wilder

Location: MB4

Wednesdays, 10:30a-12p

Women of Wonder is a weekly Bible study meeting on Wednesday mornings. Our usual format is to open with prayer concerns followed by a Bible study led by various theology. In the past we have used Lenten and Advent studies during those seasons. We currently have 12 members and are always open to newcomers. Between studies we take a week off and have lunch at a nearby restaurant. Our fall study is Help Is Here by Max Lucado – a wonderful study on the Holy Spirit.



Contact: Lynn McCoy

Location: MB2

Thursdays starting on September 7, 7p-9p

The Generations of Grace Women’s Bible Study has been richly blessed! We meet on Thursday evenings between September and May. Each and every woman who has touched our group is so amazing! We study together, with the help of study guides which are chosen by the group and homework is involved! Even when someone cannot finish the lesson, they are encouraged to come participate, as each input or idea is teaching all of us! Attendance is not mandatory but is encouraged – we all have busy lives and sometimes it is important to take care of those demands, too! We have become a covenant group who study, share our concerns and praises, and pray together for each other! It is my great joy to facilitate this amazing group of faithful women both from Grace and outside Grace church! If you are feeling the need/want to take part in an evening Women’s Bible study, we would be happy to welcome you! Study will begin on September 7th, with a study of The Chosen.


Contact: Bill Nicol or Pedro Bertran

Location: MB2

1st and 3rd Saturdays, 8a-10a

This Men’s Bible study meets on the first and third Saturday of each month. It is open to all men of the community. Bring a Bible and join the discussion.


Contact: Pedro Bertran

Location: MB2

Fridays, 7a-8a

The weekly men’s group uses focused study guides to assist in-depth studies of Bible books with the lead for discussions rotating each week among members. Having just finished a study of Romans, the group is beginning a deep dive into Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.


Contact: Gary Hivnor

Location: MB4

Mondays, 7p-8:30p

Each Monday evening, this men’s group meets from 7:00p-8:30p (or so) to study and discuss a variety of DVD-led series. We are just beginning a six-part series based on the book The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. Throughout the year, we will use a variety of topics, based on publicly available sources including the Presbytery Resource Center. For the coming year, we are planning a study based on CS Lewis’ novel, The Screwtape Letters.



Contact: Tracey Davenport

Location: MB2

Mondays starting in September, 12p-1:30p

This weekly study meets on Mondays during the lunch hour. Past studies have included a deep dive into the Lord’s Prayer and exegetical scripture study. This fall we will resume our exploration of spiritual formation using Companions in Christ by Marjorie Thompson, et al. We study a variety of topics and discuss freely. All are welcome to bring a bag lunch and join us!


THE JOURNEY (VantagePoint3 Process)

Contact: Helen Blacklock

Location: TBD

Day & Time TBD by participants, 90-minute class weekly, September- March

Do you ever feel like you are just skimming the surface? Is this the season for you to do a deep dive? Consider The Journey, an adult faith development process already completed by over 50 adults at GPC. With a small group, you will meet weekly for 7 months to explore three questions: Who is God? Who am I? What does God desire to do through me? Groups will be formed based on participant availability. Possible group meeting times include Monday evening, workday early morning or lunch, and Sunday afternoons; other days/times possible as requested.