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.

New Groups

Sunday Afternoon Adult Small Group - starts 8/26
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Pray Like Jesus, Rediscovering the Lord's Prayer
Most of us know the Lord's Prayer by heart but do we think about the words as we recite them? Explore this prayer as a powerful tool for developing a rich devotional life.

Sunday Afternoon Couples Small Group - starts 10/7
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

This group is designed for couples looking for a place for study, conversation, and fellowship.

Monday Evening Women's Group - starts 9/10
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Liking Jesus - Intimacy and Contentment in a Selfie-Centered World
Find ways to "regain control over your life by rediscovering contentment, intimacy, authenticity, compassion, and rest."

Scripture Journaling
Start date and meeting time are to be determined.
Encounter Scripture and what it says to you in a creative way. Read and journal a daily Bible passage and then meet weekly to share what you learned.

Disciple BIble Study

Disciple I - starts 9/23
Sunday evening, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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 - starts 9/23
Sunday evening, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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 Group
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Serving God - begins 9/17
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
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Inspired - starts 9/13

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
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
The Faith Club - starts 9/7

Join us for discussion based on a book written by three women who discover in the midst of their differing faiths, that they are united by more than what could divide them.
This group is open to all women and meets for study, conversation, and fellowship.

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
9/23 - 1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
10/7* - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(See note below about the extended time.)
10/21, 11/4, 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.

*Please note: there will be a Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop on 10/7, with an extended time of 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The workshop will offer background information about the practice and will allow for participants to experience the prayer.

Revelation Fitness - 2 opportunities
Thursday, 8:45 - 10:00 a.m. - starts 9/6 and an 8-week evening session:
Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 9/27 - 11/15

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 fitness class meets Thursday mornings, 8:45 – 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Jamie, jaimeallen6@me.com.

Grief Support - Sept. 23 - Nov. 23
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Anyone who is currently grieving any kind of loss, or anyone interested in learning about it, is invited to this 8-week study of grief and the process of dealing with 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.