Small Groups

We believe that small groups offer a place for each of us to learn and share. They’re 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.

Coming soon

Financial Peace University - begins January 13th
Sunday afternoons, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

FPU is a nine-lesson class on money management, including the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. If you would like practical help with your finances, we invite you to join us for FPU beginning in mid-January. This class is open to the community – feel free to invite family, friends, co-workers or neighbors to join you.  For more information, email Michelle at mandrews@umcv.org.

To sign up, click here.


Couples Small Group - begins late November for an Advent study
This 4-week study will provide a place for couples to share conversation and fellowship, while experiencing meaning of the season of Advent.

Disciple BIble Study

Disciple I (Watch for this class to be offered in 2019)
Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study
A 12-week comprehensive study of the Old Testament. Daily reading and weekly classes engage participants in the guidance and wisdom that studying the Bible offers.

Disciple II
Into the Word, Into the World
A 12-week study of the Old Testament books of Genesis and Exodus. (Participants must have completed Disciple I.)

 

Open Groups

Adult Sunday School
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Adult Sunday school classes meet during the 10:30 a.m. worship hour, and are open to all. Location and topic is 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 which meets in the church library, located in the Fellowship Hall building. Stop by and meet the guys.

Sunday Evening Small Group
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Spiritual Migration - starts 9/9

Join this adult group for a weekly potluck dinner and discussion.

Sunday Evening Bible Study
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Weekly Bible study and discussion.

Monday Evening Women's Group - Advent study starts 11/26
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Because of Bethlehem: Love is Born, Hope is Here
This 4-week Advent study invites participants to find hope in their lives, because of what happened in Bethlehem.

Tuesday Evening Women’s Group
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Story - begins January 2019
Weekly gathering for study, fellowship, and conversation. This is a group that is intentionally welcoming to those who are new to the church or new to faith.

Wednesday Evening Women’s Group
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

This group meets in the church library for prayer, devotional, support and fellowship.

Wednesday Evening Men's Group
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
All men are invited for weekly Bible study and fellowship. The group is currently studying 1st Corinthians, and meets at a home in North Valencia.

Thursday Morning Men’s Bible Study
6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

All men are welcome for weekly Bible study, donuts, and discussion on Thursday mornings in rooms 1 & 2 on the VUMC campus.

Thursday Morning Women's Small Group - Advent study starts 11/15
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
When God Comes Down

Join this group of ladies for a new book study, conversation, support, and prayer.

Thursday Evening Adult Bible Study
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

This group is currently studying the book of Romans, and meets at a home in Val Verde. It is open to all.

Friday Morning Women’s Small Group - Advent Study starts 11/30
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Awaiting the Already: An Advent Journey Through the Gospels

This four-week Advent study will explore the Christmas story through each of the Gospels. The story is the same, but the perspectives vary between the Gospel writers. Join us as we explore the story that changed the world.

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.

Quick Links

Small Group Co

Leadership

For more information about Small Groups, including topics of study and ways to connect, click to contact Michelle Andrews, Director of Discipleship and Care.

Other Group Meetings

Centering Prayer
11/18 - 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
All are welcome to join us for the spiritual practice of centering prayer. For more information, and to be added to the email list for future sessions, contact Beverly Silsbee at silsbee@sbcglobal.net.

Faith-Based Yoga
Friday, 10 - 11:00 a.m.
All are welcome to an hour of faith-based yoga. No experience is necessary. The sessions include prayer, praise music, gentle twists, stretches, breath work, and guided meditation.
For more information, contact Audra, audraj13@yahoo.com.

Revelation Fitness - 2 opportunities
Thursday, 8:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Revelation Fitness SCV is a faith-filled fitness class for all ages, abilities and levels of fitness. Each class begins with a Bible verse and focus. The fitness time includes cardio and strength exercises, and stretching to worship music. Through this ministry we strive to love God, get healthy, be whole, and love others. This class meets in our Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Jamie, jaimeallen6@me.com.

Grief Support
An 8-week study of grief and the process of dealing with it is offered several times a year. The group is open to anyone who is grieving any kind of loss, or anyone interested in learning about it.

Mom2Mom
Tuesday mornings, twice per month
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

This group offers Christian-based support and encouragement to women in the challenging season of life called motherhood. Enjoy Biblically-based teaching and supportive and encouraging small groups conversation.
Click here for more information and to register.