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

Troubled Minds - Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission
Thursday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., May 2 - June 28

This 9-week study is open to anyone who is interested in looking at mental illness through the Spirit and Scripture. By exploring the church’s responsibility surrounding issues of mental health, we will find ways to better support each other, our church, and our community.  The book, Troubled Minds - Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission by Amy Simpson and its companion Bible study will serve as introductory source material. Participants should purchase the book (available on Amazon) before the first class. To sign up contact Michelle, mandrews@umcv.org.

Open Groups - ALL ARE INVITED

Adult Sunday School
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Two adult Sunday school classes meet during the 10:30 a.m. worship hour.

  • Room B: Twelve Parables of Jesus, Maxie Dunnam

  • Room 3: Holy Envy - Finding God in the Faith of Others, Barbara Brown Taylor

Sunday Morning Men’s Group
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Families Where Grace is In Place,
Jeff VanVonderen
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 to meet the guys and join the conversation.

Sunday Evening Bible Study
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Old Testament study of Isaiah

This group is made up of couples and singles who meet weekly for in-depth Bible study.

Monday Evening Women's Group
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Fellowship and conversation based on a variety of books and studies.

Tuesday Evening - Mothers of Teenagers
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
While the kids are at Youth Group, the adults gather for study, conversation, fellowship, and prayer. All are welcome.

Wednesday Evening Women’s Group
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
God Hides in Plain Sight,
Dean Nelson
This group meets weekly for fellowship, study, encouragement and prayer.

Wednesday Evening Men's Group
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
All men are invited for weekly Bible study and fellowship. The group 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 and discussion on Thursday mornings in Rooms 1 & 2 on the VUMC campus.

Thursday Morning Women's Small Group
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
The Divine Conspiracy,
Dallas Willard
Join this group of ladies for study, conversation, support, and prayer.

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

This group is made up of couples and singles and meets weekly for Bible study and conversation.

Friday Morning Women’s Small Group
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Accidental Saints,
Nadia Bolz-Weber, begins 4/26

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 Covenant

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
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. &
Monday, 6 - 7:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
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
Thursday, 8:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Fellowship Hall
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The group will meet through June 27th, resume on August 22nd.)
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.
Fellowship Hall

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.