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 Thursday, Sept-May, 9am until noonish.
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.
Location: Celebration Hall
Facilitator: Tamera Ehlinger

Celebration Choir Thursday 7:00-8:45 pm; Sundays 9:15-9:45 am
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.
Location: Choir Room
Choir Director: Vanessa Norman

From These Hands Yarn Ministry 2nd & 4th Mondays 9:30-Noon
“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.
Location: Church Parlor
Facilitator: Kim Phillips

Hands to Heart Card Ministry Third Thursday @10am
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.
Location: Celebration Hall
Contact: Christy Burger 

HOPE Sunday, 9am-9:45 Sept 17th- Oct 22nd
Helping Others Prepare for Emergencies
In the event of a natural disaster, other than emergency services, where do people turn for help? The church is usually one of the first places, but if we don’t have the knowledge, skills and equipment to help ourselves and our families in these events how can we provide that service to our community? This 8 week program will help provide the basis for that knowledge and skills to help the Mountain View Family not only take care of each other but also hopefully provide a core team of members to get a shelter operation here at the church off the ground. The study will concentrate on preparing for short term events (effects lasting a week or less before getting back to normal). We will look at supplies to have on hand, simple changes we can make to our daily habits and skills necessary to make things “easier” in these events. We will also discuss what it will take to get a church shelter off the ground. In our devotionals we will see what the Bible has to say about being prepared and why it applies to today’s Christians more than ever and yes, Noah was the first “prepper”.

Intercessory Prayer Thursday mornings 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Individuals come together to corporately pray for our congregation, our church, and community.
Facilitator: Liz Jarvis

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
Women who have a heart for prayer. Our focus is on our children, our teachers and Forest area schools.
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.
Contact: Liza Spruill 

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

Men’s Brotherhood Fellowship 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm
Mens Brotherhood Fellowship meets for fellowship, Bible Study and prayer. We start the devotion at 7 – doors for fellowship will be open at 6:30. We will end promptly at 8. All men of all ages are invited to attend. Here are two vital criteria that will define this men’s group: [1] AS IRON SHARPENS IRON, SO ONE MAN SHARPENS ANOTHER [2] True brotherhood requires time and practice…lots of practice! There is no such thing as microwave manhood. You can’t just flip a switch or push a button. No one will just hand you the time. Stop waiting for your church to find you friends like e-ManHarmony.com! Accept responsibility! Make it a priority. Carve out the time and practice, practice, practice. Hope to have fellowship with you there.
Location: Youth Cave
Facilitator: Jeff Kraber

PEAKS every other Sunday from 12:15pm – 1:30pm (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.
Location: Choir Room
Facilitator: Alison Pettit

Powersource Sunday 9am-9:45am starting September 17th
“Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline” by Dr. Becky Bailey is a 6-week study that will explore skills to teach children how to behave and manage their strong feelings. “It will take your self-discipline and child-rearing skills to new levels. You will learn how to move beyond policing your children with rules and consequences and discover how to create a home in which healthy relationships flourish and children voluntarily choose to cooperate.”
Location: Double Classroom
Facilitator: Margaret Flynt   

Senior Adults Learning Together (SALT) 3rd Thursday at noon
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.

Responsibility for organization of activities will be shared by all members on a rotating basis.
Location: Various
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. We recently reshuffled the groups to allow everyone to meet more people, but you are welcome to join us and be added to a group 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.
Contact: Jann Brown

Youth Small Group Sundays 5:00pm – 7:00pm
6th – 12th Grades meet each week for dinner, fellowship, as well as learn about and discuss how to apply the Scripture to daily life. In addition to weekly meetings, the youth plan and attend events, fundraisers, retreats, and missions.
Location: Youth Cave
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

Sojourners Sunday 9am-9:45am
This is a lecture style bible study and right now we are studying Matthew 24…The most prophetic book in the Bible. Why? Because it is Jesus’ own words on it.
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 10am OR Mon 6:30 starting Sept 7th/11th
Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy by Beth Moore. We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this 6-session Bible study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness.
Locations: Thursday – Youth Cave or Monday – Double Classrom
Facilitators: Beth Speake on Thursday and Jan Bryant on Monday 

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 are considering a session on “Parenting our Parents”, an encouraging study for caregivers. More details to come!  Also, we are looking for a session on Health and Faith and, of course, a Lenten study in the Spring – looking for requests!

Anyone interested in facilitating these studies, please let
Tamera Ehlinger know  smgroupcoordinator@mountainviewumc.com

 

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