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, loisprang@comcast.netloisprang@comcast.net


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 fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in members homes.


    We read a topical book and share each month. We will discuss the first half of 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. 


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

    December's book - Care for Creation by Pope Francis


    Contact Carol Novotney to learn the location of the next gathering. 

    253-569-6424

  • 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.

    • January 9th Amy Snow by Tracy Rees
    • February 13th Miller's Valley, by Anna Quindlen
    • March 13th No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • April 10th Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult
    • May 8th The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
    • June 12th Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
    • July 10th The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery

    Contact Rhonda at lien.steve.rhonda@gmail.com. if you  have any questions or would like to attend. 

  • Easy Writers

    Meets the 2nd Monday of each month in the church @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 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 chickwik@netventure.com

  • Spiritual Gowth Group

    Meets 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.