Small Groups

You can't do life alone. At least we don't recommend it.


While Sunday morning services are important times of community and fellowship, small groups are the key to a deeper spiritual growth and connection. 


One of the best ways to Widen Your Spirit is to make connection with people like yourself, who share similar interests, face the same challenges and can celebrate life's greatest moments together.


Some small groups are fairly static while other topics change seasonally, but the rewards of being part of one of these groups are constant.


Faith Groups at BPUMC are designed to help you:

  • grow spiritually and connect with God on a deeper level
  • connect more deeply with other people
  • care for yourself and others
  • engage with the community

For more information, contact Small Groups coordinator, Lois Prang by loisprang@comcast.net

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Small Groups


Thursday Morning Study Group  - we will recess for the summer beginning the week of May 22nd. Stay tuned for news about when we will resume in the fall and what we will be reading when we do. 


Spiritual Growth Group - Meets 3rd Monday of each month @ 10:30 in the church. 


Happy Bookers - Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 10:00 a.m. at the church


Easy Writers - Meets the 2nd Monday of each month in the church @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.


Prayer Shawl Ministry - Stay Tuned!


Fellowship


Men's Breakfast - First Sat @ 8am in Tatoosh Restaurant in the Emerald Queen Casino


Women's Breakfast - Second Saturday @ 8:30am in Tatoosh Restaurant in the Emerald Queen Casino



If there is no small group that is interesting to you, contact Rev. Katie or Lois Prang about what you are passionate about and let’s get something going!

  • Thursday Morning study Group

    The Thursday Morning Study Group will recess for the summer.  Stay tuned for news about when we will resume in the fall and what we will be reading when we do. All are welcome to join us!

    Questions?  Contact Lois or Constance at loisprang@comcast.net or cswank@mindspring.com.

  • Happy Bookers

    We will meet on Sept 12 to discuss the book "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry". If you like to read a book together and want to talk about what you've read, this is a place for you! Everybody is welcome. For more information, contact Rhonda Lien at 253-279-2993 or lien.steve.rhonda@gmail.com.


    A few books we have read:

    • The Cornerstone by Randall Beth Platt
    • Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
    • Onward by Howard Schultz
    • Herland By Charlotte Perkins Gilma
  • Easy Writers

    Easy Writers will recess in July and August. Save up your writing skills for something great when we return in September!


    Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at the church at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. We have a great group of budding and established writers in our group. All genres of writers are welcome. Join us whether you are a beginning writer, want to improve your writing, learn next steps to get published or have had a writing published. You do not need to be a member or attend the church. Our purpose is to support and inspire all, have fun and learn. Email Chick at chickwik@netventure.com if you have questions.

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry

    Prayer shaws are a symbol of God's steadfast love that enfolds, wraps, comforts, blesses, and warms God's beloved children, especially in times of need. These prayer shawls are blessed in worship and then given out when Pastor Katie goes on pastoral care visits. 


    Contact Carol Novotney if you would like to be a part of this ministry. She will teach those who are new to knitting. 253-569-5424. 

  • Men's Breakfast

    Meets first Saturday of each/most months at 8 a.m. for casual conversation and friendship. We usually dine at Tatoosh restaurant in the Emerald Queen Casino. All are welcome. Contact the church for more information.

  • Women's Breakfast

    We meet at 8:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each/most months at Tatoosh restaurant in the Emerald Queen Casino. Join us for lots of laughs and friendship. Contact the church for more information.