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Small Groups and
Sunday School

Oak Grove has a variety of diverse groups to help you further your study!

Join us for fellowship, Bible study, and prayer!

Journey Class

Teachers: Various class members
Time & Location: 9:45a.m. in Room 236

Description:  We believe Sunday School is an important part of our faith journey, leading and directing us to be better followers of Christ.

We welcome all, wherever you are in your journey towards Jesus. Come and receive prayer. Come and experience authentic community. Come and discover Jesus together with us as we study the Bible and various books from Christian authors.

We gain as much insight from the questions & discussions as we do from the books; interspersed with laughter and fellowship.  Our goal is to have learned something which leads us closer to the Lord. Everyone is welcome.

Contact:  Susan Baker at or text 804-304-0071

YANSY (Young And Not So Young)  
Sunday- 9:30 a.m. Room 232 
Leader Carol Avenson

The YANSY Class (Young and Not So Young) is a group of welcoming and caring people. We care about each other and participate in church and community missions.   A typical class begins with a time of sharing joys, prayers, and concerns before an opening prayer.  Several class members share the job of facilitating lessons.  Our lessons include a video and lively discussion.  Our current six-week study is Unshakable Hope:  Building Our Lives on the Promises of God by Max Lucado.  Other recent studies have been by John Ortberg, Adam Hamilton, and Rick Warren. Age range of group members: 40s to 90s.

Ludie E Williamson 
Sunday- 9:45a.m. in the library 
Leader J. Wayne Abernathy 

LEW is the longest running class at Oak Grove UMC.   The founding namesake Ludie Etheridge Williamson was a member of two of the original founding families.  Her family farm is the city arboretum, (the old Williamson farm).  The class has dwindled in size in the recent years but still has very up to date bible based studies.  We currently have 4 regular members, but are always looking for more. We just started our current course of study of the C.S. Lewis book, " The Screwtape letters".  Lewis wrote this book from the point of view of a senior demon writing letters to his nephew a novice Demon trying to steal souls for the Father Below. 
We are covering about 1 letter each week. So, If you are interested in a spiritual Journey with Demons under every tree and around every corner, (and a fun small class), feel free to stop in and add to our chats. (Wayne tends to bring home made treats to class!) 
Age range of group members is 50 to 80, (it started like YANSY, young and not so young) so any adult young or old can enjoy this class. 

Sunday Youth Life Groups  
Sunday- 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Lounge 
Leader Roger Peterson

The Oak Grove Youth Group meets at 5:30 Sunday evenings and starts off with social time and some snacks!  At 6:00 p.m. we break into life groups and discuss various topics that involve our faith journey in our modern world.  Not so much a Bible study that we do in Cross Trainers (Sunday School), but we still use the Bible as our guide to addressing the issues of today.  Discussions with youth leaders are in confidence, and the life group participants help lift each other up during difficult times. The curriculum varies, but is focused on present day issues facing teenagers. We do many fun activities and events. We invite you to join us! 
Age range of group members: 6th grade through 12th grade.

Thursday Morning Small Group 
Thursday- 7:00 a.m. in the Conference Room 
Leader Phil Morgan 

This dedicated group meets early every week to accommodate work schedules. They study a wide variety of interesting books to gain an in-depth Bible study and life application. This is a very active, engaged, and close group of individuals. Any adults are welcome!  

Young Adults Sunday School Class

Sunday- 9:45 a.m. Room 234
Leader Mary Knight

We are launching a new Sunday School class as we continue building our community of young adults here at Oak Grove. The class is discussion based, focusing on Scripture. This class will be led by a young adult favorite, Mary Knight! Join us as we journey through our faith together.


If you have any questions, please email Pastor Britney, 

Wednesday Morning Women’s Small Group

Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. in the Youth Lounge

Leader Anita Carty 

Our fun and welcoming group meets during the school year to read and discuss a variety of books. This book study is 7 Men and 7 Women and the Secret of their Greatness by Eric Metaxas. Join us for study and fellowship! Women of any age are welcome; group typically ranges from 50’s to 80’s. 

BASIC (Brothers and Sisters in Christ) 

Sunday- 9:45 a.m. Room 221

Leaders James & Stephanie Lee

We are a diverse group of adults that learn about Jesus and the Bible through watching short videos and then discussing with a lesson guide.  We are not theologians, but ordinary people who study and pray together to collectively grasp an understanding of God through His Word, as well as, become closer with other followers. Our members are of all ages, backgrounds, and knowledge! We welcome you to join us!

Sunday- 9:30 a.m. Room 230 
Leader George Bowers

Wesleyan Class is a class comprised of a myriad of backgrounds. The class has former teachers, principle, lawyers, retired military, nurses, police offers and vets. Ages of class members range from late forties to mid to late 70’s.  The subjects that are studied can be straight from the Bible or can be a series based upon study guides expanding upon the scriptures.  Additionally, the class has on occasion used video/DVD provided material to study scriptures.  The main thrust of any of the lessons selected is to deepen our faith, understand scripture and how it applies to our individual lives that we live each day.  We are a very loving and accepting class and will embrace anyone who chooses to attend. Age range of group members:  Late 40”s to mid to late 70’s 

Youth Sunday School, Cross Trainers  
Sunday- 9:45 a.m. in the Youth Lounge 
Leader Roger Petersen

We follow a variety of curriculum that take a present day view of how the Bible can guide our lives today.  Part Bible study part fellowship with games relevant to the lesson.  We have a team of amazing teachers, so each Sunday may have a different leader.


Join us for fun, learning, and worship! 

Age range of group members: 6th grade through 12th grade 

Builder’s Fellowship 
Sunday- 9:45 a.m. Room 232 
Leaders Ernie Spain & Frances Griffin

- Wanted -

Looking for a Sunday School Class for people over 40 years old, then you might be interested in the Builder's Fellowship Class. We have a team of teachers who rotate each Sunday. We use the International Sunday School Lesson Quarterly Study Guide. Open discussion is encouraged during the class and oft times it gets lively. Once a month we enjoy fellowship with a brunch at Agnies Restaurant after class, as well as, a Christmans luncheon every year. We invite you to join this study group which has great fellowship through Bible study, discussion and prayer. Try us out--- you might be surprised.

The O.G.’s (a place for young adults)

Every other Tuesday, 6:30-8pm in The Lounge (upstairs)

Leader: Pastor Britney Toner 


Are you in the age range of post high school to forty-years-old & feel unsure of where you belong at church anymore? You’re not alone! Join our newest small group as we build community focused on connection, spiritual growth, and service. Studies are discussion based, focusing around the videos we watch in group (no homework!) Childcare is also provided.


For questions or to check when the next meeting is, contact Pastor Britney

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