Small groups during covid-19 concern

We know community looks different right now.  We are not able to meet in-person, but we are organizing online chats and other ways of safely connecting.  Physical distance doesn't have to mean social isolation.

If you're interested in connecting with others during this time, let Marie know and she'll support you in finding your way there!

The groups listed below will be back to usual when it is safe to gather.

Study groups

In a group class setting, engage in discussion of scripture, current events, and other various topics.

  • morning bible study

    Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in room 106 (Education Building)

    Whether you've never really studied the Bible before, have a hard time finding its relevance in day-to-day life, or you consider yourself a Biblical scholar, there is a place for you in the discussion! Just bring yourself; we'll have extra Bibles here for you.

  • evening Book discussion

    sundays at 7 p.m. in room 106 (education building)

    Starting September 8th, we'll be reading and discussing acclaimed historian and theologian, Diana Butler Bass' newest book, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks. You can purchase the book from any major bookseller or pick it up at your local library!

affinity groups

Centered around shared activities, engage in meaning-making work while getting to know people who care about the same things.

  • Open kitchen

    WEDNESDAYS AT 5 p.M. at redmond umc (down the ramp)

    Open Kitchen is a community meal open for all! A vegetarian option is always available and we welcome anyone who needs a meal, a warm cup of coffee, or just a friendly conversation. If you'd like to attend or volunteer, visit OK at

  • threads and patches

    saturdays at 10 a.m. in room 102 (education building)

    Threads and Patches is a group for socializing, quilting, and serving the community! We have donated or sold our completed quilts to benefit The Sophia Way, Days for Girls, and other organizations working to support those experiencing homelessness and poverty. 

  • chancel choir

    practice Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in sanctuary

    Our Chancel Choir practices once a week and offers their voices to our Sunday morning service. Combining traditional Christian hymns with more modern songs, they partner with our band, The Group, to create a blended worship environment.

Transformation groups

Rooted in practices of trust and deep listening, these are spaces for the sharing of personal stories and intentional exploration of one's own inner life.

  • Monday transformation group

    Gathering every few weeks on Mondays, this is non-gender specific small group, offering space for internal processing and group listening.

Previous study groups


    Richard rohr, the work of the people

    This video series (by Richard Rohr, from The Work of the People) and discussion group will help us reflect on Resurrection and what it means in our lives. Each week, we are guided through a different prayer practice as we explore how to pray and how prayer transforms us.


    richard rohr, everything belongs

    This bestselling book by renowned Franciscan Richard Rohr challenges us to move toward an understanding of ourselves that is rooted in our connection to God: only when we rest in God can we find the certainty and the freedom to become all that we can be!


    Attendees joined Pastor Lara for some more "unpacking" of forgiveness. Together, they watched videos of people sharing powerful stories of forgiveness and discussed what their stories meant to them. 


    Goodness and Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas

    We spent Advent 2017 soaking in the wisdom of inspired authors, poets, and theologians, including Mary Oliver, Richard Rohr, Maya Angelou, and Pope Francis.


    Diana Butler Bass, grounded

    In this six-week study, we read Grounded to refocus our vision and bring to light God in the ordinary.

  • christ of the celts book discussion group

    Philip newell, christ of the celts

    In our study about Celtic spirituality we learned how it may help us to know God’s loving presence with us in all situations and places.

  • Adult Education Class

    echo the story Drop-in discussion

    Drop by the Swan Room (in the Education Building) after the Sunday morning service for insights, discussion, and questions to enhance the Sunday morning worship experience and help you Love, Serve, Grow!

  • America's original sin book discussion group

    jim wallis, America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

    Examine white privilege and the deep roots of racism in our culture. Author Jim Wallis is a pastor and founder of Sojourners, a community and magazine that seeks to articulate the biblical call to social justice.

  • Bridging the Political Divide

    In this Faith in Politics Class, designed by Parker Palmer and led by Pastor Lara, we looked at our political climate as an opportunity to think more deeply about who we are as a people and as a nation.