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.

New Small Groups forming
All are invited to be part of a Small Group for our upcoming Lent study. Groups will meet once a week, beginning mid-February, for study, conversation and fellowship. The 6-session study will use the book “Renegade Gospel” by Rev. Mike Slaughter.

Groups for men, women, and mixed adults will be available for you to join. (Please see below a listing of open groups for you to choose from.) Sign-ups begin January 28th. Stop by the table on the patio during coffee fellowship or contact Michelle Andrews in the church office at any time. Unless otherwise noted, groups will meet at Valencia UMC.  Childcare is provided, upon request, for any of the groups meeting at the church. 


  • Wednesday evening, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday morning, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (this group meets at a home in Newhall)
  • Friday morning, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.


  • Wednesday evening, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (this group meets at a home in North Valencia)
  • Sunday morning, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Mixed Adults:

  • Tuesday evening, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday evening, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (this group meets at a home in Val Verde)
  • Sunday afternoon, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday afternoon, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Centering Prayer – All are Invited
All are welcome to join us for the spiritual practice of centering prayer. The group meets in the Choir Room. Please feel free to come to any of the following:

  • Thursday, 4:15 p.m.: February 15th, March 15th
  • Sunday, 1:30 p.m.: February 25th, March 25th

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.

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, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
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, located in the Fellowship Hall building. Stop by and meet the guys.

Thursday Morning Men’s Bible Study, 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.
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 Adult Bible Study, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
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. Contact Michelle Andrews for the address: 284-1866 x106, or

Friday Morning Women’s Small Group, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
This group is open to all women, and meets on Friday mornings, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. in the church library.

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.


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