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!

Blessing Blankets Third Thursday of every month 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

Breathe Sundays 9am-9:45am starting January 8th OR Wednesdays 7-7:45pm starting January 18th
One of the greatest challenges amoung women in our culture is taking time to cease from all the activities and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God’s greatest gifts. In the Old Testament, Sabbath was given to the Israelites as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted, then the concept of Sabbath will change your life.
Facilitators: Alex Barnett (Sunday), Shannon Watts (Wednesday)

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

First Place 4 Health Mondays 7:00 pm in the Conference room beginning January 9th First Place for Health is a 12 week Bible study focused on putting God first in our lives in order to achieve balance, including emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health. It is based on the scripture advising us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. We weigh in weekly and set goals to help improve our health in all areas.
Laura Howard, facilitator

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.

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 Thursday @10am 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.
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

Ladies Bible Study Thurs 9:30am Youth Cave, starting Janu 5th OR Mon 6:30pm Parlor, starting Jan 9th
Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted. A 7 session study of the book of Jonah, by Priscilla Shirer Interruptions, they’re aggravating, even infuriating. How we handle interruptions essentially teaches us something about ourselves. Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this study we consider interruptions and the possibility they are God’s invitation to do something different. What do we do when God interrupts our lives? When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire City. Join us in January!
Facilitators: Karen Lanman on Thursday and Jan Bryant on Monday

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

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

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.
Facilitator: Alison Pettit

Powersource Sunday 9am-9:45am in the double classroom starting Jan 8th
“The Surprising Way to a Stronger Marriage” by Dr. Michael and Amy Smalley is a 5-week study that includes a short video introduction to each week’s workbook lesson. “The most significant act of love we can do for our spouse is the single act of personal responsibility. You will never reach happiness in your relationship until you first look at yourself and address what you can do differently. Personal responsibility is the fuel that drives the actions of a healthy marriage.” Please contact Barbara Crowder if you are planning to attend so we’ll have enough workbooks.

Senior Adults Learning Together (SALT) 2nd Thursday at noon at various locations
We are a group of senior adults (50 years and older) meeting for fellowship, food and social activities. Our objective is to provide a Christian environment that fosters involvement in physical and mental activities that are both local and outreaching. This organization is in the formative stage and the full scope of our activities has yet to be determined by the interest of our members. Facilitator: Barbara Heins

Sojourners Sunday 9am-9:45am
This small group will be continuing the journey through Daniel.
Facilitator: Penny Waldmann

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.

What United Methodists Believe Sunday 9am-9:45am in the Parlor starting Jan 8th
The class time will be spent learning about various components of the United Methodist Church which will include a brief history as well as a brief description behind the connectional Structure of the United Methodist Church. A larger part of the study will focus on the United Methodist Church ‘s beliefs as they relate to social issues. Topics such as: Abortion, Space, Suicide, Alcohol and other Drugs, and Gambling will be discussed.
Facilitator: Pastor Steve

Youth Small Group Sundays 4pm starting Jan 8th in the Youth Cave
Join Erin & Fus for a weekly study. Look for details in the bulletin.

Coming soon – a congregation wide study!
Christianity and Islam by Ronn Kerr is a unique new study for a unique time. Sessions cover major areas of the world’s two largest religions, comparing and contrasting them in a way that brings greater understanding of each. Written for Christian adults and older youth that have little knowledge of Islam other than what they have seen in the news, this study aims at providing a general understanding of the differences and similarities between these two great religions. Watch the bulletin for details.

If you are interested in facilitating a meeting opportunity, let us know.
Pastor Steve or Tamera Ehlinger (434)525-6612 or smgroupcoordinator@mountainviewumc.com

 

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