Coffee with the Pastor
Apr
30
3:00 PM15:00

Coffee with the Pastor

After the success of her initial coffee dates, Rev. Nicole is offering another opportunity for a casual coffee chat session with anyone would would like to attend. All you have to do is show up on Monday, April 30, 3-6 p.m.  The location is the Starbucks at Granary Square. Please feel free to just drop by!

If you can’t come on that date, you can come June 10, also from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Granary Square Starbucks.

See you there!

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Israel Trip
Oct
28
to Nov 5

Israel Trip

The trip will be from October 28-November 5, 2019, for nine days and includes 15 meals. The location highlights of the trip will be: Jaffa, Caesarea, Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Golan Heights, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Megiddo, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Ein Karem, Via Dolorosa, Western Wall, and the Garden Tomb. There will be an optional extended five day, four night Jordan post-tour extension.

To learn more or to sign up, please contact Rev. Nicole.

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Daring Faith Kickoff Event
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

Daring Faith Kickoff Event

Please join us at 5 p.m. for our Daring Faith Kickoff Event, when we will gather together to hear two special guest speakers, Brian Parcel and Doug Smith, and enjoy music from the Chancel Choir, Fire in the Soul, and Godwilling. Immediately following, there will be a chili cook-off and cornbread bake-off dinner in Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP to umcv@umcv.org

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Drive-In Movie Night
Jan
26
6:30 PM18:30

Drive-In Movie Night

Kidzone Clubs invites families to join together in a fun event where families get to show off their automotive cardboard creation chops. Kids can make a cardboard car at home and then bring it to sit in and enjoy Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles 2 on the big screen in Fellowship Hall, while eating free popcorn! If you want to just come and bring a lawn chair, we’d be thrilled to see you there!

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Women's Retreat
Jan
25
to Jan 27

Women's Retreat

The 2019 VUMC Women’s Retreat will be held January 25 - 27, at The Oaks Camp and Conference Center in Lake Hughes. This year’s theme is “Friends in High Places.” Cost is $240 per person (triple occupancy), and covers lodging, meals and retreat activities.

Registration is now closed.

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Israel Trip Meeting
Jan
21
6:30 PM18:30

Israel Trip Meeting

Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land, but do not want to do it alone? You are in luck! Rev. Nicole will be having an informational slideshow on January 21st at 6:30 p.m. about a congregational trip to Israel that she will be leading next year.

The trip will be from October 28-November 5, 2019, for nine days and includes 15 meals. The location highlights of the trip will be: Jaffa, Caesarea, Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Golan Heights, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Megiddo, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Ein Karem, Via Dolorosa, Western Wall, and the Garden Tomb. There will be an optional extended five day, four night Jordan post-tour extension. All are invited!

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Branches
Dec
16
9:00 AM09:00

Branches

A musical drama presented by the Valencia United Methodist Church music and drama ministries with special guests. Book by Casandra Morgan-Loyer.

“When someone we love lets us down, it can be crushing, causing us to close our hearts. Christmas is a love story. In the coming of the Christ child we can experience great love and hope. We can discover that love is worth trying again.”

Join our church community on Sunday, December 16 at 9 or 10:30 a.m., as we tell the story through drama and music.

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Advent Celebration
Dec
2
4:30 PM16:30

Advent Celebration

Celebrate the beginning of Advent with us with our annual tradition of snow, dinner, worship, tree-lighting, and Advent craft-making! Reserve early—space is limited. Cost is $9/person, $32 max./family. Tickets go on sale on the patio on Sunday, November 4.

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Trunk or Treat
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Trunk or Treat

Our annual Trunk or Treat party is safe family fun, free and open to the community. It is for kids through sixth grade and features games, crafts, a maze, and of course, candy. A DJ adds to the party atmosphere. Come to our parking lot to see the decorated cars and trucks. Non-scary costumes, please.

To volunteer, please click here.

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Centering Prayer Workshop
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

Centering Prayer Workshop

What is Centering Prayer?

…a way to experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.

Workshop Highlights

Open to the community - Introduces participants to the method and background of Centering Prayer - Offers two opportunities to experience Centering Prayer

Four Topics: 1. Prayer as Relationship - 2. The Method of Centering Prayer - 3. Thoughts and the Use of the Sacred Word - 4. Deepening our Relationship with God

Presenter

Freda Iverson, Facilitator and presenter
The Contemplative Outreach Organization, Santa Barbara Chapter
contemplativeoutreach.org

Jesus instructs us in the Sermon on the Mount: “When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret.” Matthew 6:6

To RSVP, contact Beverly Silsbee, silsbee@sbcglobal.net

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BBQ Bash
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

BBQ Bash

Come celebrate with us as a VUMC family right here at our church campus. We'll be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. You bring a side dish. There will be games (including a cornhole tournament), pump & splash, waterslide, a dj, and a shaved ice truck. This event is free. Just sign up HERE!

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Coffee with the Pastor
Jul
11
to Jul 23

Coffee with the Pastor

Rev. Nicole would like to get to know our congregation. She has scheduled three dates for a casual coffee chat session with anyone would would like to attend. All you have to do is show up!

Wed., July 11th, at Granary Square Starbucks
Tues., July 17th, at Peet's Coffee by HomeGoods
Mon., July 23rd, at Stevenson Ranch Starbucks

All gathering times will be from 3-7 p.m.  Please feel free to just drop by!

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