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

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Small Groups

Book Group On Social Justice Issues - meets fourth Tuesday of each month at  6 p.m. at members homes. 

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 7:30 p.m.

Prayer Shawl Ministry - shawls can be hand knitted, crocheted, quilted, woven, 

or machine knitted as well. 


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!

  • Book Group On Social Justice issues

    We read a topical book and meet to share each month. Bring two questions based on your reading to stimulate discussion.The first book we will discuss is Jim Wallis' book, America's Original Sin: Rascism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America. Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the rascism so ingrained in American society. "We have to address our country's racial injustice and the fundamental difference of opinion and perspective between white and black people about the criminal justice system, education, and economics.

    November's book -Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash

    December's book - Care for Creation by Pope Francis

    Our first gathering will be Tuesday, October 24th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Host - Walt and Carol Novotney's home 1902 Amber Road N.E.

    Tacoma, Phone 253-569-6424

  • Happy Bookers

    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. The next meeting is October 10th and they’ve chosen “The Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay as their book.  Read, talk and enjoy.

    Here are a few books we will read this year.

    • The Power of One, by Bryce Courtenay
    • Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill, by Candice Millard
    • Miller's Valley, by Anna Quindlen
    • Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult
    • The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
    • The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery

  • Spiritual Gowth Group

    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.

  • Easy Writers

    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

  • 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.