Small Groups

MOUNTAIN VIEW SMALL GROUPS – GET CONNECTED!

If you know of a group that is meeting but is not included below please send in the info and I will add it – smgroupcoordinator@mountainviewumc.com. If you have a study in mind, e-mail us and we will find a facilitator and make it happen. Please email with any questions!

The following are basically Mission/Service groups that provide a vehicle/opportunity for people to pursue their common interests in service to others often using their “hobbies” to serve.

Blessing Blankets Third Friday, Sept-May, 9am until noonish in the Celebration Hall
We are a group of ladies interested in sewing and/or providing comfort for those in need or sharing joy in blessings. We use scraps of fabric to create blankets and prepare them to be hand tied by the congregation as they are covered in purposeful prayer for each recipient. Nothing is required except a willing heart.
Facilitator: Tamera Ehlinger

Celebration Choir Thurs 7:00-8:45pm; Sun 9:15-9:45am in the Choir room, other rehearsals as needed for special performances.
Music and notebooks provided. It does help the corporate group and smaller sections within the choir for participants to regularly attend rehearsals, services and performances. We are a team and when just a couple are missing we notice in our sound. The Praise Team and Band are an extension of the Celebration Choir. This group will be involved in MV worship services many times throughout the year. The audition process for singers and players is not unnerving; so ask about the next open audition and rehearsal schedule if interested. Regular attendance at rehearsals is necessary.
Choir Director: Vanessa Norman

From These Hands Yarn Ministry 2nd & 4th Mondays 9:30-Noon in the church parlor
“Let the beauty of the Lord, our God be upon us and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands.” — Psalm 90:17
An informal Service, Prayer, & Fellowship group with a shared interest in creating knit, crochet, and loom weaving items. Open to everyone regardless of yarn skill level. Handcrafted prayer shawls & wraps, afghans, baptism blankets, hats & scarves, Chemo caps, bracelets, sweaters, and more along with our signature red heart. All items are accompanied by a handwritten prayer for the recipient. Our mission is simple… “love our neighbor” while extending the Love of Christ without limits.
Facilitator: Kim Phillips

Hands to Heart Card Ministry Third Friday @9am in the Celebration Hall
Do you enjoy creating handmade cards, or writing uplifting notes to individuals in need of encouragement?
If so, please contact Christy Burger about participating in Mountain View’s Hands to Hearts Card Ministry.

Mountain View Messengers Children’s Choir Every other Sun 11:30am to 12:15pm (or as scheduled)
Messengers provide opportunities for children to be involved in the music program. This group is for children K– 5th grades and all are welcome! Messengers provide music in worship several times a year. A Saturday or Sunday morning rehearsal may be required. Children will learn praise and worship music, hymns, basic music education, and also further grow their relationship with Christ through the lyrics they are singing. Children will learn they are an important part of the body of Christ too. They are Messengers of God’s Word.
Facilitators: Vanessa Norman / Jen Duncan

Moms in Prayer International Wednesday 8:30 am in the Parlor
Women who have a heart for prayer. Our focus is on our children, our teachers and Forest area schools. We meet when Bedford County schools are in session.
Facilitator: Patty Grier

The following are basically Relationship Building groups providing a method/vehicle to build relationships with other MV members/regular attendees beyond the surface:

Flamingos 4th Wednesday 6:30-8:30
Lively and active group of Mountain View Women working together to grow spiritually while enjoying fellowship and fun, provide prayer and nurturing support and connect with one another while supporting our church family, support missions through various events – those we have done through the years and new ones to come.
Questions – contact Liza Spruill

Men’s Breakfast Fellowship Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am at Carol’s restaurant
Men coming together in the name of Christ for fellowship.

Men’s Brotherhood Fellowship 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm in the Youth Cave
Men’s Brotherhood Fellowship meets for fellowship, Bible Study and prayer.

PEAKS every other Sunday from 12:15pm – 1:00pm (after Children’s Choir) or as scheduled
We are a youth group for children Kindergarten-5th Grade. Children will grow in their relationship with God and fellowship with each other. All are welcome! Lunch is provided. Special missions project/outing scheduled quarterly.
Facilitator: Alison Pettit

Senior Adults Learning Together (SALT) 3rd Thursday at noon at various locations
This Ministry is devoted to providing a welcoming environment wherein seniors may gather for the purpose of fellowship, service, enjoyment, education and spreading of the good news of Jesus Christ.
Following are those actions and objectives which guide us in the accomplishment of our mission:
1. We will include in our ministry seniors (50 years and older) who are members and non-members of MVUMC.
2. In order to develop and maintain a close relationship with group members we will schedule monthly luncheon meetings. These events will include venues at local and regional restaurants as well as MVUMC facilities and private residents of members.
3. Single and multi-day trips will be scheduled to venues for dining, entertainment and education.
4. Support of our members will be encouraged for existing local and regional charitable endeavors.
5. Existing MVUMC small group ministries will be supported and not duplicated.
6. Responsibility for organization of activities will be shared by all members on a rotating basis.
Facilitators: Barbara Heins and Ralph Powers

Small Dinner Group meetings to be determined by groups
Come to dinner, or even lunch after Church, with a small group of Mountain View folks for fun and fellowship. This is not a Bible study or committee meeting; it’s casual conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. You can join us at any time. The suggestion is that each group contact one another and decide where and when to meet, but hopefully at least on a monthly basis. In your home, at a restaurant, it’s all up to your group! And if you have to miss a month, no big deal!
If you would like to give it a try, please contact Jann Brown

Youth EDGE Sundays 5:00pm – 7:00pm in the Youth Cave
For youth in 6th – 12th grades we meet weekly in fellowship, over dinner, to learn and discuss how to apply the Scripture to our daily lives. In addition to weekly meetings, EDGE youth hold themselves and each other accountable for planning and attending events, fundraisers, retreats, and missions.
Youth Director: E-Dee Taylor

The following are Short Term Study groups that provide subject based study opportunities with short term commitment across an assortment of subjects

Changing Places: A Christian’s Guide to Caring for Aging Parents Join Barbara Crowder in the double classroom on Sundays 9am-9:45 starting Apr 8th OR Mike Goetz on Wednesdays starting Apr 11th at 7pm. Whether you will be a caregiver, are currently trying to navigate your way through or have experience to offer please consider joining one of our groups for these 7 weeks of spiritual encouragement, learning from each other and fellowship. This is not a “Mountain View Only” study – there is no such thing. If you know someone who could benefit from this group, bring them along – they just might need the break!

Sojourners Sunday 9am-9:45am
Come join us April 8, when we will start a study on the last words of Christ. We are a discussion based group and enjoy each other’s thoughts on what SCRIPTURE means to us as the body of Christ and also personally. One of the phrases is, “It is finished”. In one of his sermons, Pastor Steve shared that it can also be translated: “It is accomplished”. Finished vs. Accomplished? HMMM. This is the type of discussion that comes up when we look at the Word Study of Scripture. All thoughts and comments are welcome!
Facilitator: Penny Waldmann

Serendipity Sunday 9am-9:45am
Want to attend a study, but schedule doesn’t allow you to commit to consecutive Sundays? Want to “explore” the sermon text before the sermon? If the answer to either is “yes”, then Serendipity is for you. We meet every Sunday morning in the conference room, using the study from the Serendipity Study Bible that contains that morning’s sermon text. Every session is stand-alone/self-contained. NO PREWORK, NO HOMEWORK. Just show up with your favorite Bible or pull one from the shelves. Stretch your mind to determine what the sermon text really means, then attend worship and see if Pastor got it right!
Facilitator: Todd Brown

Ladies Bible Study Thurs 9:30am in the Cave OR Mon 6:30 in the double classroom starting Mar 19th/22nd
Each week of this study stands alone, so if you have to miss a week or two you can come back and not feel lost, so join us whenever you can! In our new study, Twelve Women of the Bible, Life-Changing Stories For Women Today we will look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve biblical women and what they mean for our life today.

Powersource Sunday 9am-9:45am in the double classroom
We will be participating in the Changing Places: A Christian’s Guide to Caring for Aging Parents study. This summer, we will be working on the Book of John. These summer sessions will be stand alone so be sure to join us when you can!
Facilitator: Barbara Crowder

Sunday Christian Education Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:45
Christian Education for kids ages K-2, 3-5, and 6-12 (Youth). High Schoolers have the option to participate in adult studies.

Coming soon…..We will be offering a study on the Book of John this summer. They will be stand alone sessions so come join us whenever you can! If you have any questions, please call Gayle in the office, (434) 525 6612 or email: Tamera Ehlinger at smgroupcoordinator@mountainviewumc.com. We are starting to plan for next year so if there is a study you would like to see, let us know! 

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