FALL SEMESTER 2017
 
GROWTH GROUPS  (Wednesday Meetings)
 
AWANA (Elementary Grades 1-5)
    Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Area
    Leaders:  Jon & Beth Strautz
    Email:   jbstrautz@gmail.com
This group ignites the curiosity of elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible and building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.
 
AWANA Cubbies (PreK and K)
    Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Area
    Leader:  Angela Caldwell
 
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
    Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room B
    Leader:  Pastor Jason Myers
    Email:  jscott5157@gmail.com
This semester we will take an in depth look at the book of Luke.  Classes will dig into a portion of Luke's gospel as we walk step by step through the book.

WOMEN'S GROUP
    Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room A
    Leaders:  Crystal Myers & Stacey Bush
    Email Crystal:  crystaldawnmyers@gmail.com
    Email Stacey:  newagainexteriors@gmail.com
This semester the women will walk through a study called "Malachi: A Love that Never Lets Go." This study by Lisa Harper focuses on God's mercy.  On our worst day, God doesn't walk away from us.  And His love for us is not determined by our performance. No matter how many times we mess up, God loves (and never leaves) broken people.  "I the LORD do not change." - Malachi 3:6.
The book cost is $8.

MEN'S GROUP
    Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room C
    Leader:  Pastor Bob Poley
    Email:  bobpoley78@gmail.com
This semester, the men will meet weekly to study "Play the Man: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be" by Mark Batterson.
 
DRIVE-BY PRAYER TIME
    Wednesdays @ 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Grace Union Auditorium
    Leader:  Rich Layton
    Email:  rwlbanker@gmail.com
Each Wednesday we will have our Auditorium available for prayer.  This is a time where anyone is welcome to come in and have a quiet time of reflection and prayer.  People are welcome to come & go as they please while spending time in prayer.  A leader will be available during this time as needed.  You can send your requests to gucprayer@gmail.com.  Please specify if you do not want your need included on the prayer list, but prefer it remain private to our prayer leader.
 
 

GROWTH GROUPS  (Sunday Meetings)
 
MEN ALIVE IN CHRIST
    Sundays @ 9:00 a.m. in Conference Room C
    Leader:  Bill Fain
    Email:  billfain7@gmail.com or 314.420.2115
Bill Fain leads this group of men whose goal is to develop Christian friendships and grow together in faith.

M & M VILLAGE
    Sundays @ 9:00 a.m. in Conference Room B
    Leader:  Karen Fain
    Email:  billfain7@gmail.com or 314.724.8488
This group of ladies meets Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m., led by Karen Fain.  Childcare is available.

YOUNG ADULT GROUP (Ages 18-25)
    Sundays @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Leaders:  Julia McFarland & Brian Bochantin.
    Email:  jds920@yahoo.com
The purpose of this group is to provide a mentoring and enriching environment for young Christians to adjust between the teenage years and adulthood.  Within the group we will discuss our difficulties and milestones in one another's lives with a focus on living for Jesus in everything we do.  Each session we will follow a Christian led curriculum that will be chosen by the group as a whole, so it applies to their daily lives.

MARRIED COUPLES / FAMILY GROUP
    Sundays @ 5:00 p.m.
    Leaders:  Shane & Jennifer Cox
    Email:  shanecox198324@gmail.com
This group is led by Shane and Jennifer Cox and will be meeting at the Cox home Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m.  Please join us for a time of food, fellowship, and to discuss the challenges and success of parenting kids of various ages.
 
 

SOCIAL & ACTIVITY GROUPS

MEN'S BREAKFAST GROUP
Led by Glenn Adams, this group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m.  Men of GUC and guests are invited to come to breakfast at a local restaurant.  Along with breakfast there will be a topic of discussion.  Contact Glenn at glennmadam81@gmail.com.

MEN'S DINNER & FELLOWSHIP
Come out and enjoy good food and fellowship with other GUC men and guests on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 6:45 p.m.  Bill Fain is the coordinator of this group.  Contact Bill at billfain@sbcglobal.net or 314.420.2115.

KEENAGERS (Men and Women 50+)
Want to hang out and have some fun with people your own age?  This group, led by Jean Myers, gathers several times a month for games, potluck luncheons, and day-trip adventures to local attractions.  We have a standing meeting at the Grace Union Café on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m.  Contact Jean at jean1384@att.net or 636.296.4643.



SERVICE AND SUPPORT GROUPS

SUPPORT GROUP FOR MEDICAL PERSONNEL & FIRST RESPONDERS
For those who give out so much emotionally, this group will be a place of support and encouragement.  This group is led by Janet McFarland and meets the 3rd Sunday of the month.  We also support the church in medical emergencies.  Contact Janet at 314.448.9691.

OPERATION HONOR
The St. Louis County Police put their lives on the line to protect and serve our communities. Operation Honor is led by Eric Hoffman and seeks to serve and bless our brave officers throughout the year.  With Adults and Teens only.  Contact Eric at 314.570.9881 or erichoffman07@gmail.com.

MOTHER'S MILK MINISTRY
Mother's Milk Ministry is a support group for moms with babies to connect and support each other.  This group is led by Melanie Terry, a certified Lactation Counselor.  Contact Melanie at 314.560.2504 or melaniemterry@gmail.com.