We’re so excited that you're interested in RVCC GROUPS! We believe that following Jesus, and growing in that journey, happens best doing life alongside others. Finding a group for this next season of life is a great way to learn, make friends, and grow.

On this page you will find 28 RVCC Group options that will be meeting this fall. You are invited to pick a group and jump in for ten weeks (unless otherwise noted). Joining a group is not a lifetime commitment, so at the end of those ten weeks, you may decide to stay with that group or give another group a try during the next session in January.

How Does This Work?

  1. Look through the RVCC Groups page
  2. Pick the group you’d like to join
  3. Click the "I'm Ready to Join a Group!" button and tell us the number of the group you'd like to join
  4. The group leader will be in touch with more information
  5. Meet with your group regularly during this season
  6. Watch God work in your life

All groups begin the week of September 25 unless otherwise noted.

MONDAYS

MONDAYS WITH MOMS

GROUP #2

Mondays at 10:00am, Weekly
In Person at RVCC Graham
Facilitated by Cassandra Moreno and Katrina Davis

This group is for moms with littles (birth through early elementary) who want to get out of the house and enjoy some time with other adults. While the kids play and run off extra energy, our moms get to catch their breath, drink coffee, visit, and laugh together.

WOMEN'S GROUP

GROUP #3

Mondays at 6:00pm
In Person at RVCC Graham
Led by Karen Brinkley and Dana Oliphant

This is a multigenerational group of women, from all walks of life, who love to gather, laugh, cry, pray together, and make new friends, all while digging into God’s Word. This quarter, we’ll be doing a study called Daring to Hope in an Unstable World based on the book of Jeremiah, learning more about how we can live with our hope anchored securely in God, even during times of difficulty and challenges.

TUESDAYS

SENIORS / 55+

GROUP #4

Tuesdays at 10:00am, Weekly
In Person at RVCC Parkland
Sermon-Based Lessons
Led by Bev Rarey, Don Carlson, Don Mars, and Paul Jones

This group, known as the Joygivers, provides community for our amazing seniors at RVCC. In addition to diving deeper into each Sunday’s message, you’ll find this group singing together, encouraging one another, enjoying monthly potlucks, and caring for one another throughout the week.

ROOTED

GROUP #1

Rooted registration is closed.
We will do Rooted again in Fall 2023
Rooted begins on Tuesday September 27
Most Rooted groups will meet on Tuesdays 
at RVCC Parkland or RVCC Graham
Rooted is a 10-week experiential study with 10 small group sessions, three large group gatherings, a prayer experience, and a serve experience. For the curious, Rooted can be approached with either an interest in knowing Jesus or simply as an observer of the essential concepts of the Christian faith. For those already following Jesus, Rooted will take you back to the foundations of faith and ask you to explore your faith and experience God’s Word in its simplicity. 

WOMEN'S GROUP

GROUP #5

Tuesdays at 6:30pm
In Person at RVCC Parkland
Led by Jan Rosencutter and Sharon Klumpenhower

Join us as we study Ruth and Esther, two young women who lived 600 years apart, and chose small but significant acts of faithfulness that would play a decisive role in God's bigger picture. Open to women of all ages. Participants should purchase the book Ruth & Esther, a LifeChange ministry study, available on Amazon and christianbook.com.

WOMEN'S GROUP

GROUP #6

Tuesdays at 6:30pm
In Person on South Hill (Near 152nd and Meridian)
Led by Jo Cooksley and Chris Miller

This Community Group is made of women who love Jesus, adore His Word, enjoy food, fellowship, service, and prayer together. We will be studying the book of Joshua using the Illuminated Scripture Journal: Joshua, which can be purchased on Amazon or christianbook.com.

MEN'S GROUP

GROUP #7

Tuesdays at 7:00pm
In Person at RVCC Graham
Led by Andrew Silveria

This group is for men who want a group dedicated to supporting each other through life’s challenges while enjoying fellowship with each other. There will be study; however, time for sharing with each other and praying for one another will be given priority. Our study will use the book The Battle Plan for Prayer by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick.

ADULTS WITH OLDER CHILDREN

GROUP #8

Tuesdays at 7:00pm
In Person in the Graham area
Led by Robert & Amy Dewitt

Our Community Group is  made up of adults, couples and singles most with children Middle School or above. We meet to study sermon-based lessons and support each other in all aspects of life. This group will meet on Wednesdays through October then will be moving to Tuesdays.

COMPETETIVE BASKETBALL

GROUP #9

Tuesdays, 8:00-10:00pm, Weekly
In Person at RVCC Graham
Facilitated by John Wakefield

For several years RVCC has had Community Basketball at RVCC Graham. This is a great outreach opportunity for those who can still play competitively, or at least think you can and want to try!

WEDNESDAYS

RETIRED ADULTS

GROUP #10

Wednesdays at 1:00pm
In Person in Puyallup (Near Pioneer Valley Elementary)
Led by Warren & Anne Miller

This Community Group consists of retired couples and singles. They study sermon-based lesson, share life, encourage one another, and eat together too.

60+ GROUP

GROUP #11

Wednesdays at 6:00pm
In person in Spanaway
Led by Arne MacFarlane

This group of men and women come together to pray, fellowship, laugh, eat, and do a little study and they would love to welcome you! They are using The Truth Project video curriculum from Focus on the Family.

EMPTY NESTERS

GROUP #12

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
In Person usually in Summit 
Led by Pat Russell and Jackie Linington

This Community Group has raised their families are in the empty nest stage of life. They study and do life together and would love to have you join them. This quarter we’ll be using the study, Remembering the Forgotten God by Francis Chan, available for purchase on Amazon.

THE TREASURE PRINCIPLE

GROUP #13

Wednesdays at 7:00pm
Online via Zoom
Led by John Miles

Do you ever feel like you're just in survival mode? Do you long for a purpose beyond meeting your immediate needs? This group will discuss the small book The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Secret of Joyful Giving. (Get a free book just for signing up!) Our goal is to deeply embed an eternal perspective on using our money to gain rewards that will never end. Plan to read and reflect for five minutes every day.

THURSDAYS

GOSPEL OF JOHN

GROUP #14

Thursdays at 9:30am, September 29-December 1
In Person at RVCC Graham
Led by Anne Miller, Debbie Williamson, and Jeanie Green

This study of John chapters 7 -11, will focus on learning to walk in Jesus as the Light of the World, helping to make our relationships with Him more intimate. (Previous participation in John 1-6 not required.) There is weekly homework for this study with two options: the Precept Upon Precept workbook ($20) requires approximately 5 hours/week, and the In & Out workbook ($16) requires approximately 2 1/2 hours/week.

MULTI-GENERATIONAL

GROUP #15

Thursdays at 6:30pm
In Person at RVCC Graham
Led by Ron & Lee Ann Gunnells and Michael Dux

This multi-generational Community Group of married and single people, currently ages 30’s - 60’s, is open to all ages. In addition to their weekly Bible Study, they encourage one another in their relationships with God and with one another.

RETIRED ADULTS

GROUP #16

Thursdays at 6:30pm
In Person on South Hill (Near 136th and Meridian)
Led by Vern & Cheri Potts and Roz Willis

This Community Group is made up of active and involved grandparents, all retired, who love life and are blessed to have a close group that is ready to welcome you.

SATURDAYS

MEN’S GROUP

GROUP #17

Saturdays at 7:00am
In Person at RVCC Graham
Led by Dan McReynolds

This Community Group is made up of men who help each other to stay on track in their relationship with Jesus. They study the Bible and provide accountability for one another as they take the time each week to really get to know each other.

CHAIR YOGA

GROUP #18

This class is full. Please email sandip@rainierview.org if you want to be put on a waiting list.
Saturdays at 8:15am
In Person at RVCC Parkland
Led by Sandi Piek, Certified Yoga/Accessible Yoga Teacher

Chair yoga is a gentle form of movement, great for decreasing stress, building strength, and increasing range of motion. Practiced while sitting in a chair and standing, using a chair for support, everyone can experience the many benefits of yoga without having to get up or down from the floor. This class is accessible to anyone, regardless of age or physical limitations. A yoga mat (not provided) is still needed for chair yoga. Email sandip@rainierview.org if you have questions.

CRAFTING/SERVICE GROUP

GROUP #19

Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm
3rd Saturday of each month
In Person at RVCC Parkland
Led by Judy Bumbaugh and Cheryl Toland

This is a service group for adults who sew, knit, crochet, etc., creating items to serve the needs of our church and community. Projects include making crib quilts for Care Net, stockings and scarves for Winterfest, and hats and scarves for the homeless. Supplies, snacks, and fellowship provided. No childcare available.

65+ GROUP

GROUP #20

Saturdays at 9:30am
In Person at RVCC Graham
Led by Mike & Debbie Collins

This Community Group is currently all over 65, but they are ready to welcome all ages! This is the perfect group for those who want a weekend morning option to dig further into each Sunday’s message.

SUNDAYS

50+ GROUP

GROUP #21

Sundays at 11:30am
Online via Zoom
Led by Debbie Crotty

If you're looking for a place to connect in community… we'd love for you to give us a try. We are a lively bunch that meets online. We enjoy digging deeper into the weekly sermon, finding ways to apply what we are learning to our lives, and holding each other up in prayer.

MULTI-GENERATIONAL

GROUP #22

Sundays at 12:30pm
In Person in the Summit/Canyon Rd Area and Online via Messenger
Led by Phil & Wendy McNiven and Jackie Smith

This multi-generational Community Group of married and single people, currently ages 30’s plus, is open to all ages. They share discussions about the current sermon series with a deeper review of God’s word, and encourage one another in their relationships with God and each other.

YOUNG ADULTS GROUP

GROUP #23

Sundays at 1:00pm
In Person in Puyallup (Near Bradley Lake Park)
Led by Ralph & Julie Mix

This is a young adults Community Group for those 18-30 years old, including military personnel, college students, and those in the workplace. They always have great snacks!

VARIED DAYS

BIKING GROUP

GROUP #24

Sign up for dates and times
Led by Mark Cooksley

This group will meet multiple times through the Fall to get acquainted, and stretch our biking muscles. All ages and levels are welcome. The only requirement is a bike and a helmet! Sign up to receive information about specific dates and rides.

GARDENING GROUP

GROUP #25

Sign up for dates and times
In Person at RVCC Graham
Facilitated by Karen Brinkley and Jamin Neff

In RVCC’s Community Garden, we grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers to bless people in our community. Everything we grow is given away to people in need. No experience in gardening needed, just a willing heart and hands. There are opportunities to help in a variety of areas and commitment levels, such as weekly, monthly, or seasonal work parties.

SUPPORT GROUPS

SUPPORT FOR GRIEF/LOSS

GROUP #26

Mondays at 6:00pm, Starting September 19
In Person at RVCC Parkland
Led by Bev Rarey and Cheryl Toland

GriefShare is weekly support group that uses Christ-centered curriculum to comfort and encourage those who are coping with the death of a family member or friend. Griefshare runs for 13 weeks and will end on December 19. You are not required to attend all the sessions and may join at any time. Cost is $20 for the Griefshare workbook.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

GROUP #27

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Online via Zoom
Led by Mark Cooksley and Debbie Williamson

This is a virtual support group for adults (18+) struggling with mental health who are interested in simple biblical and neuroscience insights and tools to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. This is a 16-week curriculum. The group will do eight weeks in the fall of 2022, and eight weeks in the winter of 2023. Please order a Living Grace workbook from mentalhealthgracealliance.org.

MENTAL HEALTH FAMILY SUPPORT

GROUP #28

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
In Person at RVCC Graham
Led by Dale Helt and Kandy Redford

This is a 16-week small group experience with topics designed to provide helpful biblical and clinical understanding and practical tools for those walking alongside a loved one in their mental health journey. The group will do eight weeks in the fall of 2022, and eight weeks in the winter of 2023. Please order a Family Grace workbook from mentalhealthgracealliance.org.