Small Groups


We believe that Small Groups offer a place for each of us to learn and share. They are also a great way to connect with others in the church through study, conversation and service. We want our groups to be a safe place for people to explore and nurture their faith. For more information about small groups, including how to get connected to any that are listed below, please email our Director of Discipleship and Care, Michelle Andrews by clicking on her name.

Advent Studies
Advent is the season leading up to Christmas. It begins 4 Sundays before Christmas, and ends on Christmas Eve. This year, Advent begins on December 3rd. There are several opportunities for you to connect with an Advent study group. No previous Bible study experience is necessary. These groups are open to all. For more information, email Michelle Andrews,

This group is open to all:
“Back to Bethlehem” – Sundays, 11:45 a.m., December 3rd, 10th, 17th

Ladies’ groups:
“Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam – Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., beginning Nov. 30th

“Christmas Gifts that Won’t Break” – Fridays, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., December 1st, 8th, 15th

Guided Meditation
All are welcome to join us for the spiritual practice of guided meditation and centering prayer. Please feel free to come to any of the following:

  • Thursday November 16th, 4:15 p.m.  -  Choir Room, Valencia UMC
  • Wednesday, November 29th, 5:30 p.m.  -  Choir Room, Santa Clarita UMC, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd.  (the choir room is located downstairs)
  • Thursday, December 14th, 4:15 p.m. – Choir Room, Valencia UMC
  • Sunday, December 17th, 1:30 p.m. – Choir Room, Valencia UMC

For more information, contact Beverly Silsbee at

Open Groups and Classes
The Gospel of John
Sunday mornings, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Conference Room
All are welcome to this study of John’s Gospel which will meet in the Conference Room, located in the Church office building.

Wednesday Evening Women’s Group, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
This group meets in the church library for discussion, conversation, and fellowship.

Year-round Small Groups

Adult Sunday School
There are two adult Sunday School classes which meet during the 10:30 a.m. worship hour. Both classes are open to anyone interested in attending. Locations, and what each group is currently studying, are listed on the back of the bulletin each Sunday.

Sunday Morning Men’s Group
All men are welcome to be a part of this group. It meets on Sunday mornings, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the church library. Stop by and meet the guys.

Wednesday Evening Men’s Bible Study
This group meets weekly at a home in Valencia, 7:45 – 9:00 p.m., for Bible study. Guys of all ages are welcome to attend.

Thursday Morning Men’s Bible Study
All men are welcome for weekly Bible study and discussion on Thursday mornings, 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. in Rooms 1 & 2 on the VUMC campus.

Thursday Evening Bible Study
This group is an on-going study that meets at a home in Val Verde, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. It is open to all.

Friday Morning Women’s Group
All ladies are welcome to join this group of ladies for study and friendship. The group meets 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in the church library. Feel free to stop by and check it out. The next study, “Armor of God” begins October 20th.

Prayer and Share
An on-going prayer and study group for women. Prayer and Share meets on Thursday mornings,     10:00 – 11:30 a.m., twice a month in the church library. Prayer and Share will resume on September 7th with a study of 1 Corinthians.


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