Small Groups

We are people who SERVE WELCOME INCLUDE all people. Common Grace OlatheWe want to hear your voice as we connect in small groups!

Common Grace offers lots of ways to get involved – where will you plug in? For more info, please contact Pastor Kyle.

Adult Small Group Ministries

Grace Group members meet for about an hour each week to share their daily lives through the lens of their faith.  Grace Groups provide a place for people to talk to others who want to grow closer to God about what is happening in their life with God.  They help people become more aware of what is going on in their own lives as Christians, reminding them that being a Christian should make a meaningful difference in their lives.

Life Groups | Sunday Small Groups | Other Groups

Life Groups

Life Groups are curriculum-based classes lasting anywhere from a few weeks to a year.

Registration for life group classes follows a standard academic calendar, with Fall registration taking place in August or September and Winter registration taking place in January. We also offer a few classes specifically for the Lenten season that begin after Ash Wednesday and conclude before Easter.  Life Groups include the special Disciple Bible Study series. Video: The Disciple Experience

Registration links are posted on this page whenever registration for courses is open.

Book Studies

See the descriptions on page one of Life Groups Fall Update. Registration has closed.:

  • Pastor Nanette’s Thursday Morning Book Study
  • Weekly Manna (Wednesday Evenings)
  • Weekly Manna (Thursday Zoom)
  • The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life

Bible Studies

See the descriptions on page two of Life Groups Fall Update. Registration has closed.:

  • DISCIPLE 1: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study – Sunday Class
  • DISCIPLE 1: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study – Wednesday Class
  • DISCIPLE 1: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study –  Virtual Class
  • DISCIPLE 2: Into the Word, Into the World – Virtual Class
  • DISCIPLE 3: Remember Who You Are
  • DISCIPLE 5: Jesus in the Gospels

Grace Groups

See the descriptions and meeting times on page two of Life Groups Fall Update, then please email  Shawn Foreman to enroll in the group of your choice!



Sunday Small Groups

Christian Gathering – Room 204 – 9:30 a.m.

This group uses the United Methodist Adult Bible Studies to study the people, places and events of the Bible to help bring the perspective of Christian faith into their daily lives.  They also gather for fellowship throughout the year. Most people in this group are 60’s to 80’s, but anyone is welcome to attend.  For additional information, please email Carolyn Doherty. 

Steps of Faith – Room 201 – 10:00 a.m.

This group uses a variety of short-term studies lasting 6-8 weeks. Studies frequently revolve around a faith-based book and include Scripture.  Most people in the class are in their 40’s to 60’s, but anyone is welcome.  For more information, please email David Love. 

New Beginnings – Room 123A – 9:15 a.m.

This group uses The Wired Word curriculum to apply their United Methodist beliefs to current faith issues and world events and how we, as Christians, are to respond.  Most people in this class are in their 60’s & 70’s, but anyone is welcome to attend.  For additional information, please email Sam Bartee. 

Lost & Found – Rooms 315/317 — 9:00 a.m.

Members of Lost and Found explore the meaning and impact of their faith for current life issues using a variety of short-term studies lasting 6-8 weeks. Most people are in their 20’s & 30’s, but anyone is welcome to attend.  For more information, email Miguel Romero or Maureen Beery. or  

TED Talks – Room 201—9:00 a.m.

This group is a gathering of adults committed to deepening their faith and developing community with neighbors. Using the foundation of their faith, the real-world application of TED Talk videos, and their personal experience, they seek to find common ground, compassion, empathy and kindness in a world where those all seem in short supply. No homework required. Bring your good humor and your thinking cap. Once a month they skip class and have lunch together.  For additional information, please email Thomas McCormally. 



Other Groups

Grace-Filled Yoga

Have you been curious about yoga but afraid of not measuring up?  Come explore Grace-Filled Yoga.  Yoga is a practice of movement, breath and concentration that brings balance to the body, quiet to the mind, and equanimity to the emotions.  You will learn and practice a variety of poses to stretch and strengthen your muscles, lubricate your joints naturally, challenge your balance, and promote mental concentration.  This practice focuses on alignment and form tailored to individual needs.  Bring a mat if you have one, a sense of humor, and wear comfy clothes. Please wear a mask that can be removed during physical practice.  All are welcome, no experience needed.  Questions?  Contact Robin Olson  913 710 0503  or

We meet in person on Saturdays from 10:00-11:15 AM in the Youth Room (upstairs from Grace Gathering.) 

Beginning Jan 6, 2022, there will be a Zoom Class Thursdays at 4:30 pm. Contact Robin Olson for the link.

Grace-Filled Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga done sitting on a chair or standing on the ground while using the chair for support.  It is beneficial if you have limited mobility, want to improve flexibility, strengthen muscles, reduce stress, expand lung capacity, work on balance and have fun.  Wear comfortable clothes, shoes, and a mask.  The mask can be removed during the physical practice. Questions? Contact Robin Olson  913 710 0503  or

We meet in person on Sundays from 2:00-3:00 PM  in the Grace Gathering Room, with a Zoom option.