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Life groups


At Grace, we want people always to be growing in love for God and others. We’ve found that happens best when they join a Life Group.

Life Groups are small groups that consist of up to a dozen or so people that meet weekly or bi-weekly. The name “Life Group” reflects our desire for people to meet regularly to “do life together”. Life Groups are the very heart of Grace Community Church.

At Grace, doing life together includes helping one another grow in love for God and grow in love for others. This typically involves four group activities:

  • We study the Bible (and other related spiritual growth materials);
  • We pray together, both for each other and for the world around us;
  • We devote ourselves to fellowship (building deep, lasting friendships);
  • We give of ourselves in service (working together to meet needs outside the group).

Emphasis and time devoted to each of these areas can vary from group to group depending on each group’s primary focus.

We have a variety of Life Groups that meet at different days and times throughout the week. (See the complete list, below.) We would love to help you find a group that fits your needs and goals. We’re here to help you get connected. If you have questions about joining a Life Group, please contact Sue at

We also have short term groups with targeted goals:

  • Friday Night Life offers both permanent and short-term Life Groups geared towards families with young children;
  • DivorceCare helps with the struggles of separation and divorce;
  • GriefShare offers support for people grieving the loss of a loved one;
  • WAVES is GriefShare for teens;
  • HopeSpring is for people struggling with depression, anxiety and/or bipolar disorder.

Sunday groups

 Rick Sims 9 - 10:15 am; at Grace all ages  Bible study
 Brenda & Rick Drost 1 pm every Sunday; south of Grace 40's and up Bible study and meal
Ed Bergeson 12:30 - 3 pm every other Sunday; north of Grace  60's and up  Bible study

Monday groups

Peggy Veeder 7 - 9 pm; 1st and 3rd Mondays; near Grace women of any age Bible study
 Deb & Rod Peterson 7 - 9 pm 1st and 3rd Mondays; location changes 40's and up Bible study; currently full
DivorceCare 6:30-8:30 pm on Mondays in room 2 at Grace all ages DivorceCare curriculum
Sandie Ramm 7:00-9:00 pm, 1st and 3rd Mondays; at Grace women of all ages Bible Study

Tuesday groups

 Paul Shedlock 6 - 7 am; at Grace men of all ages  Bible study
GriefShare 6-8 pm in room 3 at Grace all ages GriefShare curriculum
 Rebecca & Paul Morin 6:30 - 8:30 pm; near Grace all ages Bible study and worship
 Brenda Heddles & Kay Martinez 6:30 pm; at Grace  women of all ages Bible study
 Charlie Lehardy 7 pm; at Grace. Contact Charlie for more information: (520) 289-3549 men and women ages 19+ Support for people suffering from depression, anxiety, and/or bipolar disorders

Wednesday groups

 Brenda Heddles & Jane Kaatz 9:30 am; at Grace  women of all ages  Bible study
 Cindy Baker & Tim Henson 6:30 - 8:30 pm 1st and 3rd Weds; near Grace  30's to 50's  Bible study: currently full
 Ed & Trish Heiden 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Oro Valley  30's and up  Bible study
 Chris Roberds & Hannah Lehardy 7:30 - 9 pm; west of Grace  20's to 40's Bible study, coffee, and snacks
 Lyn & Carver Nixon 10 - noon; north of Oro Valley  40's and up  Bible study; currently full

Thursday groups

Bernie & Dale Anderson 2 - 4:30 pm; near Grace  40's and up  Bible study; currently full

Friday groups

Kirk & Melanie Johnston  6 - 8 pm 1st and 3rd Fridays; at Grace  20's to 30's  Bible study; childcare provided
Friday Night Life groups 6:30 - 8 pm on Fridays at Grace 20's to 40's Study; childcare provided
 Beth & David Vonk 6 - 8:30 pm 1st and 3rd Fridays; south of Grace 20's to 40's Bible study; childcare provided
Adrienne & Brian Croyle  Meets as part of Friday Night Life  30's to 40's  Bible study; childcare provided