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 this fall:

Financial Peace University
September 15th - November 10th, 4-5:30 p.m.

This nine-session class will offer practical help with debt reduction, budgeting, creating a plan to save for emergencies and retirement, and more. For more information and to register for the class, click here.

New to faith or new to the church?
Discover VUMC - Sunday mornings, 11:45 a.m.
September 29th, October 27th

Are you newer to the church? Do you have questions? Are you still not sure what programs, studies, and opportunities are available for you at Valencia UMC? Join us for a short tour of the campus, an introduction to what we are all about, and a question and answer time. Meet by the front steps in the Sanctuary after the 10:30 worship. No need to RSVP - we’ll see you there.

Faith Basics
Monday evenings, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Conference Room

September 23rd - October 28th

If you are new or returning to the church and have questions about faith, the Bible, the church, or are looking for a way to get connected to VUMC, this group may be for you. The six-week class will cover some of the basics of faith and the church, and is a place where you can bring your questions.


ONGOING GROUPS:


Small groups meet regularly for study, fellowship and prayer. All are invited.
Contact Pastor Michelle for information about any of the following:

Adult Sunday School - resumes September 8th
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Lowell Kebschull’s class, Room B
Philippians, Colossians, 1st & 2nd Thessalonians, 1st & 2nd Timothy, Titus, Philemon, by Van Bogard Dunn

Erik Loyer’s class, Room 6
Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change, by Jim Antal

Sunday Morning Men’s Group
10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Library
Families Where Grace is In Place, by 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 - Acts 2:42
5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Room B
A study of the book of Isaiah - begins September 8th
This group is made up of couples and singles of all ages who meet weekly for Bible Study.

Sunday Evening Bible Study
5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Offsite
Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis - begins September 8th
This group meets at a home in Castaic for a weekly potluck dinner and fellowship, followed by a book study and discussion focusing on social justice issues.

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

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, by Lisa Terkeurst - begins September 9th
Fellowship and conversation based on a variety of books and studies.

Soul Sisters - Wednesday Morning Women’s Group
9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Choir Room
This group will begin September 4th and meets every other week
Your God Is Too Small, by J.B. Phillips & Basic Christianity, by John Stott

Wednesday Evening Men's Group
7:30 - 9:00 p.m., Offsite
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., Rooms 1 & 2
Ten Men of the Bible, by Max Lucado
All men are welcome for weekly study and discussion.

Thursday Morning Women's Small Group
9:30 - 11:00 a.m., Offsite
- resumes September 15th
The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God, by Dallas Willard

Thursday Evening Adult Bible Study
7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Offsite
New Testament study - resumes August 15th
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., Library
Confessions of a Funeral Director, by Caleb Wilde

Prayer and Share
10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Library (meets twice a month)
A study of the book of Job - resumes September 5th
An on-going prayer and study group for women.

Quick Links

Small Group Covenant

Leadership

For more information about Small Groups, including topics of study and ways to connect, click to contact our Associate Pastor, Michelle Andrews.

Other Group Meetings

Grief Support
Sunday afternoons, 2 - 4:00 p.m.
Begins September 22nd

An eight-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.

Centering Prayer
Sunday afternoons, 2:00 p.m.
September 22nd, October 6th & 20th, November 3rd & 24th, December 8th.

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.
(Yoga will not meet on October 11th, November 8th & 15th. The last session will be December 13th.)
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

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 Jaime, jaimeallen6@me.com.

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.