PACE, the Program of Adult Christian Education, is an adult
forum-style class that meets weekly from September through May. Meeting
during the education hour from 9:45 – 10:45 am, classes are varied. From
special speakers to 4-week series, from Bible study to fellowship
opportunities, PACE always has something of interest to check out.
Our ongoing group meets year-round on Sundays at 9:45 am in Room 200.
This group of adults creates a safe haven for healing from the traumas
of life through spiritual development, biblical principles, 12-step
wisdom, and the power of self – disclosure as we journey toward lasting
change and healing.
New to the Christian faith? New to Grace Lutheran Church? Grace 101
is a class to discover the basics of the Christian faith, explore the
history and traditions of GLC and find out how you can
be a part of the life and ministry that takes place here. Scheduled
once or twice per year, this class meets on a Saturday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Lunch is provided and childcare is available.
Young Adults @ Grace was created to foster relationships between
young adults, the church, and God. Join us for a mixture of Bible
studies, fun events, adventures and more!
Everyone is welcome to join us for our Sunday night study at 7:00 pm in
the Upper Room. For more information about our fun monthly events contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are adults (single/married, kid/kid-less, bill-paying, 20-40
somethings….) doing ordinary, everyday things, day-in, day-out. We are
all trying to find balance in our lives, between household chores,
work, kids, dogs, church, groceries, bills ... the list doesn’t end!
Adulting is hard! But Adulting with Grace? Now THAT’S where it’s at.
This is a group where we can learn from each other, vent to each other,
grow spiritually with each other, and of course, have fun together.
Come join with us at The Table in the Upper Room on Sundays from 9:45 – 10:45
am. All are welcome! For upcoming events, find us on Facebook by
searching for “Adulting with Grace.”
We’re the Boomers — well, plus or minus. And we get together on a
regular basis to have FUN! If you are a Boomer, single or otherwise,
this group’s for you. Some of our regular shenanigans include:
Watch the monthly Messenger and weekly announcements for upcoming events. We hope you’ll join us soon!
An active group of young-at-heart seniors, we pursue an interesting
and stimulating variety of activities! Meeting most Tuesdays, we are one
of the most active groups at Grace. We pray hard, work hard, and play
hard! The Graceful Seniors have no age limitations, requirements, or
This is a ministry to our homebound members. They are visited
monthly, remembered in the weekly church prayers, and with cards on
special occasions. Our purpose is to remind them that they are special within the family of Grace.
Does this sound like something you would like to be a part of? New volunteers are welcome! An informational meeting and a background check
are required to be a part of this ministry. We ask for a one-year
commitment. If you find it in your heart to be a part of this ministry,
please contact us.
Our Faith Community Nurses, members of GLC, promote wellness and help us explore the interrelationship
of the physical, emotional, interpersonal, social and spiritual
aspects of our church community.
Our nurses work to promote wellness within our church community through education, consultation, presence and prayer. A regular Community Health Fair, flu shot clinic, monthly blood pressure
checks, and the distribution of prayer shawls
are only part of the work done by these dedicated individuals. If you are unsure about a health matter or need wisdom as you embark on a health journey, our Faith Community Nurses are eager to offer their assistance.
Join with men of Grace on the second Saturday of each month for
breakfast and Bible study from 8:00 – 9:30 am. We enjoy breakfast
together and then dig deeper into the Bible on a variety of timely and
thought-provoking topics. Men of all ages are invited to join us from
September – May. We do not meet during the summer months.
The Spirit Riders Motorcycle Club unites fellow Christian bikers in a unique, uncommon form of ministry. We are a nonspecific club, which
means whatever bike you ride you are welcome! Our rides not only include
fundraisers for different charities and organizations, but we also have
breakfast/lunch day rides. Join us the first Saturday of every month at
The Black Bear Diner (32065 Pacific Hwy S. Federal Way, WA 98003
253-945-8332) at 9:00 am. Enjoy food and fellowship with other riders.
Ahoy mateys! It's been our tradition to aim for an annual boat cruise on the Graceful
Spirit, with Skipper Al Vraspir at the wheel. Watch for the opportunity to sign up for this cruise, where we cruise to
Gig Harbor and talk about what it means to be Men of Grace. We breakfast
aboard the Graceful Spirit before we depart, and “Dutch Treat” lunch at
The Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor. Sign yourself and a friend up the next time we cruise!
The Women of Grace Bible Study meets monthly on the third Saturday
of the month (September – May). This informal morning study has a
different focus each year – we've studied the book of Philippians, women of the Bible, and books by favorite authors such as Max Lucado. We meet about 9:00 am for
coffee, tea and perhaps a treat to eat, then start the study at 9:15 am.
Prayer, as well as both small and large group discussion frame the morning and
we end our time together by 10:45 am, with plenty of time to continue a
busy Saturday. Please join us and bring a friend!
We look forward to the times when we can schedule a women's retreat -- a special weekend of spiritual renewal,
fellowship…..and fun. Themes vary, as does our location, but we always have an amazing group of women, wonderful lodging and great food. Watch for the next time this retreat is offered and be sure to sign up with a friend or two!
Throughout the years, before the Christmas season got into full swing, women of Grace have gathered together to kick-off the season of Advent with a candlelight dinner. Held in the church the first week of
December, the setting by candlelight is absolutely beautiful. The
variety of table decor is a must-see for everyone, as the table hosts
pull out all the stops to create their holiday table. Yummy beverages
and food are served by our very own “graceful men” and light
entertainment allows plenty of time for chatting with the guests around
the table. When this event is advertised, you want to make sure to buy
your ticket! Better yet -- buy a table and bring your friends for a kick-off to the holiday season.
We are an extension of Christ’s healing ministry through counseling
and education. Counseling is available for both individuals and couples.
We accept many insurance plans and also offer charitable discounts. Contact the church office 206.878.2460 for individual contact information.
Meeting at GLC on Thursday afternoons @ 12:30 pm in Room 200
Meeting at GLC on Friday evenings @ 7:00 pm
There are AA groups meeting at GLC Tuesday evenings at 8:00 pm
each week. AA is a fellowship of men and women who share their
experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their
common problem and help others recover from alcoholism. The only
requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no
dues or fees for AA membership. AA is not allied with any sect,
denomination, political organization or institution. Our primary purpose
is to stay sober and to help others do the same. If you are looking for a new beginning, or need support to continue on, you are welcome.
“My dear friend, I am here. See, I have come to you because you have
invited me. Your tears and your soul’s longing, your humility and your
grief-stricken heart have moved me and brought me to you.” Jesus
All those who call upon Jesus in the midst of grief are invited to our scheduled Grief Support Group meetings. We gather together when we are needed, so please check with the church office 206.878.2460 if you would like to participate in this type of meeting.
“Persons with mental illnesses are our neighbors, our coworkers, our
siblings, our friends. They are even members of our churches,
synagogues, and other faith communities.” www.nami.org
Loved ones of persons who struggle with mental illness are
invited to our “Life Support Group” meetings. Please check with the church office 206.878.2460 for information on the current Life Support Group schedule.