Small Groups & Classes

We believe that one component of a vibrant faith life is loving people. We also believe this happens best through small group interactions. We offer a variety of small groups that nurture mind, body and spirit. 

These groups are open to new members, non-members and guests. We are a welcoming, loving community that enjoys getting to know new people. For questions or contact information regarding any of our groups, call the church office at (541) 479-5369.

  • United Methodist Women

    United Methodist Women is many things. It is a time for friendship, laughter and fellowship. It is a place to learn more about and help serve the local Rogue Valley Community. It is also an opportunity to participate in global ministries that support the health and family needs of women and children around the globe.

    Small groups meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month and the general group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. We would love to have you as a guest at one of our luncheons to learn more about what we do. Please ask Joanne Jiminez, Claudia Speziale or the church office for more details.

  • Men's bible breakfast

    The Men's Prayer Breakfast group meets Wednesday mornings for a time of fellowship, Bible reading and prayer.  

    Fellowship and coffee time begins at 6:30am followed by breakfast, clean up, Bible reading and ending with prayer by 8am.  Meals are prepared by the men sharing responsibility for set up, meal prep and clean up. 

    A donation offering is taken that goes toward church projects as directed by the men's group. Cost of the meal is covered by men donating eggs, meats, juice, fruit and other food items as needed.

    This event takes place in Fellowship Hall. Please use the back entrance, adjacent to the parking lot. Visitors, new members & non-members are always welcome! First time attendees are invited to contact Steve Gulliford or drop in.

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  • progressive Christianity study group

    Have you ever had doubts about the historical accuracy of The Bible? Have you ever wondered why the Gospels differ from each other? What is the place of critical thinking and modern scholarship in religious faith and belief? 

    Please join us in the church library on Tuesdays 10am - 11:30am.

    This group is quite diverse and includes persons from several Christian denominations, as well as Unitarians and seekers from different backgrounds and those that belong to no church.

  • Drink, Pray, Love Prayer Group

    We spend time visiting and then, following an opening prayer, we take joys and concerns and pray the prayers of the day or week for our church community, local community, our country and the world.

    Coffee and tea are provided, however participants are free to bring their own brown bag breakfast if they like.

    We are a very casual group and everyone is welcome! Contact Verna Harelson or Pattye Ingram with questions or join us in the church library Monday from 7:30am - 8:30am.

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  • Telling the story of God in the 21st Century

    Join us for an exploration of Hebrew and Christian Scriptural understandings reinterpreted for modern ears. This weekly class is led by Pastor Steven Berry of Gold Hill UMC & Upper Rogue UMC. We meet in the library on Wednesdays from 1pm - 3pm. 

  • Music Program

    Our music program is an inclusive, collaborative team, lead by co-directors Tim Wallace & Michelle LeComte. We feature a wide variety of styles and instruments and many ways to get involved, from group performances to solo pieces. Bring your talents & ideas to the Worship Music Lab and help us fill the sanctuary with sound!

    We are also developing new ministries to take our music out into the greater Grants Pass community. Join us in this exciting program!

  • Brewing Theology - 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6pm

    1st & 3rd Thursdays - 6pm

    For centuries, sometimes with a beer in hand, men and women have gathered to try to understand God and God's relationship to the world by steeping, boiling and soaking their own ideas, experiences and practices into a theological brew. Join us as we gather at Climate City Brewing Company (509 SW  G St.) to brew some theology!

    Brewing Theology offers an opportunity to explore, question and share as we strive to understand God and God's relationship to the world. All ideas, experiences and practices are welcome to be a part of this theological brew. We don't have to agree on everything, but respectful dialog is expected.