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.

Restorative Meditation
All are welcome to these times of guided meditation and centering prayer. Watch here for dates for the next sessions. For more information, contact Beverly Silsbee at

Hatha Yoga Class
Friday mornings, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall
September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

Easy Hatha yoga, including gentle twists, stretches, breath work, and guided meditation. No experience is necessaryl. For more information, contact Audra: (323) 627-6259 or

New Groups and Classes
Couples Group
Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Begins October 3rd
This 4-week study of “Staying in Love” by pastor and author Andy Stanley is open to all couples who would like to strengthen their relationship, and have conversation and fellowship with others.

Disciple I – Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study
Sunday evenings, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Classrooms 1 & 2
Begins September 17th
This fall, join us for a 12-week comprehensive study of the Old Testament. Daily reading and weekly meetings engage participants in the guidance and wisdom that studying the Bible offers.

Disciple IV – Under the Tree of Life
Sunday evenings, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Conference Room
Begins September 17th
This 32-week study includes Old Testament writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude and Revelation. Participants must have completed Disciple I.

The Gospel of John
Sunday mornings, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Conference Room
Begins October 1st
All are welcome to this 13-week study of John’s Gospel which will meet in the Conference Room, located in the Church office building.

Grief Class
Sunday afternoons, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Library (this class will meet in classroom 3 on 9/24)
September 17th – November 12th
This 8-week study of grief and the process of dealing with it will be based on the book Beyond the Broken Heart by Julie Yarbrough. Anyone who is currently grieving, or anyone who is interested in learning about grief is welcome to attend. The group will meet in the VUMC library.

Wednesday Evening Women’s Group, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
This group meets in the church library twice a month for discussion, conversation, and fellowship based on a shared reading or topic. Join them on September 13th as they plan for their Fall studies.

Thursday Morning Women’s Group
All women are welcome to be a part of this group which meets at a home in Newhall on Thursday mornings, beginning at 9:30 a.m. On September 21st, they will begin a new study, “Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet.”

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, “Broken and Blessed” begins September 8th.

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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