Adults

Part of being in Christian community can be fun and fulfilling. It can include sharing fellowship, study and prayer with others to support one another, develop spiritual friendships and connect to one another and Christ. Whether you are single or married, there are opportunities as an adult or young adult to become more connected with others in the church. There are co-ed groups or those that meet the needs of women or men who want to gather. Groups are designed for women, men or co-ed to develop trust and joy together as a church body, a family in Christ.

Life Groups are composed of church members or those looking for a church home. They meet on a regular basis to share their lives together and build community. These groups build on the experience of church by being held on days and times outside of Sunday worship in settings where people can really get to know one another and treasure each other's gifts in a personal way. Other ways to connect have included Sunday School, Marriage Enrichment, Holy Yoga, Zumba and plans are in the works for small groups in the future when it is safe to gather.

Life Groups

We encourage you to visit and join one of the existing groups or let us know if you’re interested in creating a new group. Groups, including Sunday School classes, study a variety of topics and incorporate various teaching styles. There are a number of groups currently meeting in-person and online. Since there are still safety restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be limits to the number of people who can gather in person.

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Women

Sisters in Christ

Sisters in Christ meets weekly for Bible study, prayer, and confidential small group discussions. The leaders and participants value the experiences of the group and respects where everyone is in her personal spiritual journey. Sisters in Christ welcomes all women of any age to join whether in the church body or guests from the community and meets from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. every Tuesday.

Zumba

Join Zumba Bible Study for fitness, fun, and spiritual growth! 45 minutes of discussion is followed by 45 minutes of Zumba: dance fitness to high energy music with fast and slow rhythms. All fitness levels welcome!

Zumba meets at VBUMC every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. starting September 21 - December 14 (no class the weeks of Election Day and Thanksgiving). Come and learn together with us for our fall study as we enjoy Sheila Walsh's book, The Shelter of God's Promises.

Participants receive access to a library of workouts, Facebook group for connection throughout the week and a community of believers strengthening our faith and bodies together!

 

Upcoming Women's Activities

 

Men

We are committed to helping men experience God’s transforming power in their lives, and pass on their faith to live and grow in others. We have several small group opportunities for men to gather in fellowship and grow their faith. Our Men's Ministry is also planning several community events, so please stay tuned for more news!

 

For more information about joining a men's small group, please connect with us.

 

Men's Activities

Seniors

Senior Ministry seeks to have a churchwide, vibrant presence in which older adults feel welcomed and fully engaged in the ministry of God’s kingdom. Seniors’ experiences and wisdom are embraced as valuable resources and integrated into the life of the whole church through:

  • Spiritually enriching intergenerational activities 
  • Educational opportunities
  • Church missional events to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus

S.E.A. (Seasoned Energetic Adults) Fellowship

Are you 55 or better? Wondering how you can continue to work and play in meaningful ways as your rhythm and routine change?

The key to enjoying this unique season of life is to partner together in fellowship and service rather than move into isolation. S.E.A. (Seasoned Energetic Adults) Fellowship exists by, for, and with persons 55 and better. We meet the 2nd Friday of each month, September – May.  S.E.A. offers a variety of opportunities for fellowship, inspiration, education, faith formation and service and outreach.

Contact: Linda Giesen