A Christian disciple is one who

knows Christ, is growing in Christ, is serving Christ and is sharing Christ.


In the Methodist tradition disciples grow best in the context of Christian community. Therefore, we emphasize that persons be committed to a small group, which we call GROWTH and IMPACT GROUPS, or GIGs.

GIGs meet any time and any where! Expectations for all GIGs include: growth in Bible use and practice of prayer; make an impact including and beyond the individual lives of GIG members; and to grow the GIG by one-on-one invitation and inclusion. Seasonally we might offer GIGs format or material, but most of the time the GIG is self-directed and identify their own course of operation.

GIG exchange may center around such questions as: "How is it with your spirit?" "What was your experience with the Scripture readings and questions this week?" “Name a time from this week you were a faithful disciple of Jesus.” “Name a time this week you could have been a better witness for Jesus.”

Sundays - 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM
Wednesdays – 6:30 PM
(Contact church office for current additional options!)


Bible Study
6:45 AM Tuesdays

Adult – Youth - Children Classes
Sundays - 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM (School year)

Wired Word – meets Sundays 10:45 AM in the Fireside Room  (School year)

United Methodist Men - Usually 8:00 AM the 4th Saturday morning of the month during the school year; women are invited, too. Enjoy a hot breakfast, program and Christian conversation.  (School year)

United Methodist Women (UMW) – The purpose of this group is for women to extend the realm of Christ by learning of and being involved in missions in the context of enjoyable fellowship. Includes a luncheon and program the first Thursday of most months; and special events happen as schedules allow.

There are smaller groups called “Circles” that meet various times throughout the month. For the Circle schedule, contact the church office (712)262-5970.

Featured Events

End of Life Planning & Finances
End of Life Planning & Finances
Caregiving for Seniors &/or Caregivers
End of Life Planning & Finances of 
Caregiving for Seniors &/or Caregivers
Facilitated by:  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Tuesdays in October  (1, 8, 15, 22, 29)
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 
Topics: will include retirement planning, wills, living wills, paying for care
(long-term care insurance, Medicare, Medicaid), and effective communication with family.
Registration Deadline:  Sunday, September 29
Cost is $25 for individuals and $30 for couples- Make Checks payable to: ISUE
Turn registration form & check into the Grace UMC office.

GIG: If You Want to Walk on Water...
GIG: If You Want to Walk on Water...
If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat
Wednesdays @ 1:30 PM
Fireside Room
Facilitator:  Lorraine Conley

Book cost $11.00 (Scholarships available)

John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and your trust in God. Sign up in the Narthex. 

Adult Study: Unafraid by Adam Hamilton
Adult Study: Unafraid by Adam Hamilton
Facilitator: Lou Reed

Sundays at 10:45 AM- Starting September 22
Wesley Room

UNAFRAID– Living with courage and hope in uncertain times.  We can learn to identify fears and discover practical steps for overcoming them– all in the light of scripture and faith.  All are invited to attend this class.  


The Wired Word
The Wired Word
Facilitator: John Rahn
A GIG using the “THE WIRED WORD” will begin Sunday, September 22nd, at 10:45 AM.  The “WIRED WORD” weaves current events into a weekly Bible studies.  Each week individuals receive a lesson that links a current news story to relevant Scriptures.  Each lesson includes biblical commentary and questions to encourage thought-provoking, stimulating group discussion.  The group will apply scripture to everyday life and to a topic in the news that week.  The coordinator for the class is John Rahn.  If you have questions, call John Rahn or the church office.  Signup for The Wired Word in the Narthex.  E-mail addresses are important.  For those without e-mail, copies of the weekly event will be available at the church office Monday mornings.