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 comunity

For more information, contact Small Groups coordinator,

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!

  • Book Group On Social Justice issues

    Meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in members homes.

    This group reads a topical book and shares each month. Go to the calendar for more information. Or contact Kris Sergienko at

  • Happy Bookers

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

    Do you enjoy reading and having a group of friends to talk about what you’ve read? We have the perfect place for you! We are open to anybody who loves reading and a good book.  Read, talk and enjoy. 

    Here is our schedule for 2018/2019

    Sept 11  -  Tending Roses by Lisa Wingate

    Oct 9      -  Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruegar

    Nov 13   -  The Potluck Club by Linda Evans Shepard

    Dec 11   -   Annual Christmas Luncheon (no book)

    Jan 8      -  They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky by Alphonsion                          Deng

    Feb 12    -  On the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer Fleming

    Mar 12    -   An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

    Apr 9      -   The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng

    May 7     -   A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

    June 12  -   Eddie's Bastard by William Kowalski

    July 9     -   The Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner

    Aug 13   -    Annual Book Choosing Luncheon (no book)

    Contact Rhonda at if you  have any questions or would like to attend. 

  • Easy Writers

    Meets the 1st Monday of each month in the church @ 10:30 a.m. AND 7:00 p.m.

    Like to write? Want to learn to write? 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. There is a daytime (10:30 a.m.) and an evening (7:30 p.m.) group. Both meet at the church. If you are interested, email Chick at

  • Spiritual Gowth Group

    Meets the 3rd Monday of each month @ 10:30 in the church.

    The group is closed at this time. If you would like to join a similar group or start one of your own, call Pastor Katie at 253-927-3188.

  • 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 the month at 8 a.m. for casual conversation and friendship. We usually dine at Tatoosh restaurant in the Emerald Queen Casino in Fife. 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 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Fife. Join us for lots of laughs and friendship. Contact the church for more information.

Summer Hiking Group

Anyone up for a hike? We choose a variety of places. Some trails are close such as Priest Point Park in Olympia. And some are further away like Naches Peak Loop trail at Chinook Pass. We may hike on a Saturday or a Sunday afternoon. All hikes are rated easy or moderate.  Where ever we go, you can be assured that Fun Happens! People are still joking about the challenge we had with the tide coming in on the Vashon Island hike or the scrumptious food we ate at the Olympia Farmer's market after a hike. It's a great way to connect with old or new friends. Join us! Email Pam Robison for information