Life together is better

We were not created to live life alone.  God placed within us a longing to be known and to know others, to be loved and to love others, to be honest and real with ourselves and with others.  Community Life Groups (CLG) at Grace give us that opportunity.

Here at Grace our goal is to be a church of community groups, not simply a church with community groups.  That is a monumental shift in how Grace lives out its purpose in our valley and world.  We believe God is leading us in this direction.

If you’re ready to sign up to join a Community Life Group click here.

If you want to find out more about Community Life Groups, and why we believe they are so essential for every one of us, read on.

Why are Community Life Groups important? 

We gather (in non-COVID times) as a large group on Sundays to offer thanks to God, to grow in our understanding of the love of God, to hear the call of God for our life.  It’s a large room with lots of people!  But it is in Community Life Groups that we can be known, listened to, cared for, challenged, encouraged, supported, loved.  Community Life Group participants share together in the details of each other’s lives.  They study together, ask honest questions, share meals and life experiences, laugh and cry together.

There is no requirement to share your deepest secrets. 

But when the time is right, if you so choose, you will find others who love you for who you are, not for what you have done.  Grace is extended as each is reminded of the unlimited and undeserved Grace offered to them by God.  
Last fall (Sept 2020) all were invited to participate in a church-wide focused study on a particular book, the book AHA by Kyle Idleman.  “AHA” stands for “Awakening, Honesty, Action”.  The response was exceptional.  Whether a long-time Christian, or an explorer trying to figure out what a relationship with Jesus is all about, this book helped move us further along in our life with God.
As we move into 2021, existing Community Life Groups will continue, and new groups will begin.  For ten weeks each group will meet and study one of several options (each group will decide which study best fits their needs).  During this time of pandemic Community Life Groups follow guidelines to keep participants safe.
An easy access Sunday Morning Community Life Group will be offered following the church service each week.  This is for those who want to “test-drive” a group experience, and for those who finds this time and day best fits their schedule.  

The Zoom link: Grace Sunday Community Group
Sundays at 11:15am


Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99715599793?pwd=bHpwUThVUWpXRkpCeEp2SnJqQjRyUT09
Meeting ID: 997 1559 9793   Passcode: 4122
Or, Call in: (253) 215-8782 (Tacoma #) And enter when prompted:
Meeting ID: 997 1559 9793  Passcode: 4122
For those who find technology a challenge … let us know, we can help you.

SIGN-UP TO BE A PART OF A COMMUNITY LIFE GROUP!

There are several ways to sign up to join a COMMUNITY LIFE GROUP, or to find out more information.  You can fill out the form below, send an email to: curt@yakimagrace.com, call the church office 509-248-7940, use the church app, or respond on the Sunday Morning Online Connect Card.
If you’d like to host a Community Life Group let us know using any of the above.

We hope you take the plunge and experience for the first time, or once again, Life Together at Grace because LIFE TOGETHER IS BETTER!

“The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 16:19

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