Bible Study

Check back to this page often as we add new groups and classes all of the time!  Also, find details about Women's Groups here and Men's groups here.  

Sunday Spotlight
Honest Advent:  Awakening to the Wonder of God-with-Us Then, Here & Now
Sundays at 10:30am (Room 219) | December 4th-18th

Has the joy of the holiday season become painfully dissonant with the hard edges of life? Do you feel weary from the way Christmas has become a polished, predictable brand? You aren't alone. For too many of us, Christmas has lost its wonder. What if we stopped treating the Christmas story as something that happened a long time ago and started believing that it's a story that's still happening today? Through this short three-week Advent class, learn how to find hope and light in the darkest winters, what it means to embrace the unexpected, and how God uses everyday vulnerability to help us understand ourselves, and our faith, better. If you're looking for something to spark your faith and renew your relationship with the holiday season, we invite you to experience a new way to celebrate this Christmas.  Contact Laura Byrd at lbyrd@graceavenue.org with questions.

Advent Meditations

Thursday at 7 pm
Dec. 1, 8, & 15
Led by Laurie Hanson Roberts
Take a few moments out of the busy Advent/Christmas season to reconnect with your innermost self. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season, but by taking purposeful time to stop and breathe, you will find that you can navigate the busyness much more productively.
We will focus on a different word each week: hope, peace, joy, and love. Come and find new ways to center the body and the mind. 

Contact LHR@graceavenue.org with questions.  

Advent Study with Christopher Vaughan
Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00pm
November 29th-December 20th
Join us for this study based on Susan Robb’s book entitled The Angels of Christmas:  Hearing God’s Voice in Advent. 

Contact Christopher Vaughan at christopher@graceavenue.org with questions. 

Thursday Morning Studies
Led By Laura Echols-Richter

9:15am | Tom Graves Hall | Online Available

Advent Study:  The Kaleidoscope Effect
3 weeks beginning December 1st
When we look through a kaleidoscope, we see a pattern of reflected light that creates an image. As we turn the kaleidoscope, we see the image change again and again. Same light, same mirrors, but different images. As we enter the season Advent we will turn the familiar biblical stories and images over again and again so that we might see God and Heaven more fully as we anticipate the coming of Christ. Laura will use the book Shadow and Light: A Journey into Advent by Tsh Oxenreider as a resource.

Contact laura@graceavenue.org with questions.

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Atlas Bible Study
Led By Billy Echols-Richter
Wednesdays at 12:30 pm 

Meets Online (via Zoom)
Each week this group will dive a little deeper in to the sermon series topics and scriptures for worship that week.

Email communications@graceavenue.org to get the Zoom link.  

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Our Next Hike
Saturday,
December 3, 2022 8:30am

PATH SEEKERS (#WTHIKE)
Led by Janell & Travis Taylor
Meets Periodically 
Join Grace Avenue’s Hiking Group which explores trails in and around DFW! All ages are welcome.

Contact Janell at mctayloh@att.net with questions or join our Facebook group HERE to keep up with our next location and date! 

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Pub Theology
2nd Mondays at 8:00pm
Holy Grail Pub (Plano) 
Do you question things a lot and then ask questions about your questions? Is existentialism a way of life for you? Do you enjoy diving deep into life’s hardest theological quandaries? Then this is the group for you!

A lively, fun, welcoming discussion about the big questions of theology, life, and everything!

This group is led by Rev. Laura Byrd and Jenny Bates
. Contact lbyrd@graveacenue.org for details or questions!

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Brunch Bunch
3rd Sundays after 10:30am Worship
Meet in Worship Center Lobby
Come join Laura Byrd and friends for brunch, continued conversations about life, and hopefully a lot of laughs! We will meet in the Worship Center lobby before heading out to our brunch place!

Contact lbyrd@graveacenue.org for details or questions!

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Family First Fridays
1st Fridays from 6:30-8:30 pm 
Parenting is not easy.  Join with other parents in all ages and stages of the journey as we learn from guest speakers and each other.  We will begin with dinner and then parents will begin their program while kids enjoy fun activities separately!  Monthly topics will be shared in advance. 

Contact Kristen Lane, Minister of Discipleship, at Klane@graceavenue.org for more information!

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Yoga Classes with 
Laurie Hanson Roberts
Email lhr@graceavenue.org with questions. 
Regular Yoga:  Saturdays at 10:00am
Chair Yoga:  Mondays at 10:00am (Begins 9/12/22)


For more information on any of these ministries, please contact Laura Byrd, Pastor of Adult Discipleship and Outreach, at lbyrd@graceavenue.org.