Our Adult Ministries Brochure has more specific information about the current topics in these Groups and Studies. You can also contact the Church Office for more details.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
This Study has been a staple at Grace for many years. Led by one of the pastors, the multi-age class meets at 10:30 am on Wednesdays in the Community Room from September through mid-May and is open to everyone – regardless of one’s experience with the Bible. The class format is a mixture of Bible scripture reading, discussion, and reflection. Topics change throughout the year.
Men’s Bible Studies
Our Men’s Bible Study has been so popular that we now have two groups! One group meets on Wednesdays at 7:15 pm in the Prayer Room, and the other group meets on Thursdays at 7:15 pm in Resource Room on the upper level. These multi-age groups meet weekly throughout the year. In addition to in-depth study, the men sing, pray, and share their joys and concerns with Christian care and support.
Caton Merchant Bible Study
This study is offered each Wednesday at 1:45 pm in the Activity Room at Caton Merchant House on Sudley Road. Church Staff lead the study, which focuses on the upcoming sermon text for the next Sunday. All are welcome to join the residents (many of whom are connected to Grace) for this informal time of spirited fellowship.
The Fast Track Disciple Bible Study meets Fridays 10:30 am-12:00 pm in Room 202. Leader is Linda White.
Wednesday nights an 8-week Genesis Disciple Bible Study(DBS) will be offered and led by Louis Berkeszi. Louis is a firefighter and taught DBS at Cameron UMC. Pastor Janet will co–lead with Louis. The class will be taught on Wednesday nights 7:00-8:30 pm. If you would be interested in leading or participating in a Disciple Bible Study group, please contact the church office at 703-361-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Small Groups
Grace’s Women’s Small Groups—Gleaners, Serendipity and Luna— meet for support, education, fun and service for women of all ages. The groups meet monthly at the church or in members’ homes, and they are always glad to welcome newcomers.
- Gleaners Group meets on the second Tuesday at 10:00 am in the Community Room
- Serendipity Group meets on the second Tuesday at 9:30 am in Room 202
- Luna Group meets on the third Thursdays at 6:15 pm in member homes or restaurants
The Grace Women’s Groups also hosts a variety of activities for all women throughout the year. Recent activities have included a Ladies’ Game Night, a Quilting Workshop, a Ladies’ Spring Tea and a Soup Luncheon. In the fall the groups host a Women’s Weekend Retreat to get out of town and spend time growing in faith together in a beautiful setting! Registration information is available each year in the early fall.
United Methodist Men
Grace’s United Methodist Men (UMM) work to support men’s spiritual growth and service to others. The UMM are faithful mission workers around the church and in the community, making a difference for Christ in all that they do.
The UMM sponsor our Men’s Bible Studies and in the spring and fall, the UMM head out for short retreats—with golf and historical study opportunities in addition to spiritual growth goals. The UMM also participates in the Virginia Conference UMM Retreat each fall, joining together with hundreds of men from around the state for prayer, worship and study together.