Small Groups & Studies



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 Pastor Rudy, the multi-age class meets at 10:30 am on Wednesdays in the Fellowship Hall 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 lecture, reflections from leading pastors on DVD and discussion.  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 Resorce 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 2:00 pm in the Activity Room at Caton Merchant House on Sudley Road.  Pastor Rudy leads 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.



Disciple Studies

Disciple Bible Study is a very high-quality curriculum for groups to use to study Scripture deeply, using the resources of some of the very best scholars and theologians through weekly video clips and daily Bible readings.  These 32-week, long-term studies typically meet throughout the school year.  Most classes begin in September, but when there's enough interest we often start a group in January as well.  If you would be interested in helping to lead or participating in a Disciple Bible Study group, please contact Darlene Runaldue, Director of Program and Adult Ministries.


United Methodist Women

Grace’s United Methodist Women (UMW) sponsors three circles—Gleaners, Serendipity and Luna— that meet for support, education, fun and service for women of all ages. The circles meet monthly at the church or in members’ homes, and they are always glad to welcome newcomers.

  • Gleaners Circle meets on second Tuesdays at 10:00 am in the Narthex
  • Serendipity Circle meets on second Tuesdays at 9:30 am in Room 203
  • Luna Circle meets on third Thursdays at 7:00 pm in member homes
The Grace UMW 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 picnic and a Yard Sale.  In the fall the UMW hosts 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.

Short Term Studies

 As Short Term Studies are scheduled, they are advertised through our News/Events page and in our bulletins and newsletters.  If you do not see information about any current studies on those pages, please keep checking back!











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