Small Groups

Small groups are a great way to explore topics and questions in Christianity while building closer connections with your church family.

Whether you are looking for a short-term dive into a particular topic or book of the Bible, or a long-term connection through an ongoing class, there is probably a small group to meet your needs.

If you don’t see one that’s a good match now, check back later as some small groups change seasonally.

Sundays

"That the World May Know" Israel Series

  • 8:00 am & 9:30 am
  • Coffee Shop
  • Danny & Dianne Hill
  • auroradhills@centurytel.net

Join us for this video series to experience the Bible in historical context. Teacher and historian Ray VanderLaan guides us through the land of the Bible, illuminating the historical, geographical and cultural context of Scripture. Appropriate for all age groups, this study will transform your understanding of God and challenge you to be a true follower of Jesus.

Although most attend every Sunday, you are welcome to join us whenever your schedule allows. Children and guests are always welcome.

Financial Peace University

  • 9:30 am
  • Classroom 1
  • Bob Schiedler
  • rschiedler@yahoo.com

This course covers Dave Ramsey’s program for financial stability. It includes basic budgeting, getting out of debt, planning for future events like college and retirement, etc. The strategies you learn, combined with discipline, can have a huge impact on the financial health of you and your family.

The lifetime membership is $99 and includes the workbook. This can be purchased at Connections. 

Please sign up by contacting Bob or the MVCC office. 

So What?

The “So What?” small group is a time to get together and talk about the sermon we just heard 1st service. We will dig into the message, share and discuss what key elements we took away from the message and how we can apply these to our daily lives. This will be a fun time of fellowship and learning together. 

Women’s Discipleship

To grow in our faith is a choice. You have to choose it, to want it. We need to be in relationship with others who also desire growth. Women’s Discipleship group is where women meet in small groups for the express purpose of applying Scripture to life in relational discipleship. 

Mid Valley Children's Choir

  • September 29 – December 2019
  • 5:30- 6:45 pm
  • Fellowship Hall
  • Jill Foster

The kids are warming up and getting ready for Christmas performances in the community, and at church (December 22)! Sign up in the Depot room.

Mondays

REV+FLOW

  • 5:15 – 6:15 PM
  • Fellowship Hall
  • Dale Eva
  • dale.eva@me.com

REV+FLOW is a dynamic workout that’s easy on joints without compromising the intensity of your workout. REV+FLOW strengthens bodies and sculpts muscles through targeted, music-based movements and resistance training. Be challenged in new and unique ways through easy-to- follow movements and uplifting music. All fitness levels welcome!

Your first class is free. $3 per class or punch cards for 10 classes are available for $25. 

Tuesdays

A Woman's Heart, God's Dwelling Place

  • 9:30 am
  • September 10 – May 2020
  • Library
  • Darlene Clark
  • 503.981.3723

Through God’s desire to dwell among His people, He instructed Moses to build a tabernacle following a precise pattern. We will be learning the significance of the tabernacle’s design and its intricate furnishings. After entering into the altar of sacrifice, we will proceed into the Holy Place, and then go beyond the veil into the Holy of Holies. We will clearly see how everything points toward Jesus Christ, who is the fulfillment of the new covenant. These meanings will have a powerful impact on our walk with the Lord today. We will be challenged to prepare our hearts, like the Holy of Holies, to be a dwelling place for the Most High God.

The workbook by Beth Moore is needed and can be purchased at Connections.

REFIT®

  • 4:00 pm
  • Fellowship Hall
  • Rebecca Rosas, Dale Eva, Eri Bauman
  • 503.984.9547

REFIT® is a dance cardio class open to all ladies middle school aged+.  We exist to build community through positive fitness and fun. We do a variety of clean (but we don’t sacrifice the fun!) songs and styles that are low to medium impact. All the dance moves are easy, and they can all be modified to fit. No previous dance skills are required.

Middle School Youth Group (H2)

  • 6:30-8:30pm
  • Coffee Shop
  • Alex & Barbara Martushev

This is a great opportunity for middle school kids to have time to hang out and connect with others, kids and leaders alike.

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Wednesdays

REV+FLOW

    • 5:15-6:15 pm
    • Fellowship Hall
    • Dale Eva
    • 661.964.8080
    REV+FLOW is a dynamic workout that’s easy on joints without compromising the intensity of your workout. REV+FLOW strengthens bodies and sculpts muscles through targeted, music-based movements and resistance training. Be challenged in new and unique ways through easy-to-follow movements and uplifting music. All fitness levels welcome! Your first class is free, $3 per class or punch cards for 10 classes are available for $25.

High School Youth Group (G2)

  • 6:30-8:30pm
  • Coffee Shop
  • Christian Bohuslavizki
  • At high school youth group, students enjoy time hanging out and connecting with other students and leaders. It is a full evening with game time, worship and Bible teaching. The goal is to help foster relationships, create a sense of community and provide students with a firm foundation for their faith.

Thursdays

REFIT®

  • 4:00pm
  • Fellowship Hall
  • Rebecca Rosas
  • 503.984.9547

REFIT® is a dance cardio class open to all ladies high school aged+. We exist to build community through positive fitness and fun. We do a variety of clean (but we don’t sacrifice the fun!) songs and styles that are low to medium impact. All the dance moves are easy, and they can all be modified to fit. No previous dance skills are required.

No Excuse Mom®- Kid Friendly Mom's Workout

  • 5:45 pm (please plan to check Facebook or text DJ first, to confirm where to meet up!)
  • Fellowship Hall
  • DJ Nichols
  • 503.853.0885

Come join D.J. Nichols, former fitness instructor who loves to lead workouts and meet new people, for a kid friendly mom’s workout!

Everyone is welcome! Moms are encouraged to bring their kids if they want, and even incorporate them in the workouts. The most important thing is building community and relationships with each other.

We like to meet in parks when the weather permits, so keep updated here.  

Prayer Shawl Ministry

  • 1st Thursday of every month
  • 5:30 pm
  • Library
  • Jan Kirk and Tina Foster
  • 419.367.4754

The mission of the Prayer Shawl ministry is to gather those who desire to knit or crochet prayer shawls and to pray for those in need in our church family, our community and beyond. to provide tangible evidence of our prayers for them as they wrap up in their prayer shawl. To share the love of Jesus through the power of prayer.

Yarn kits and instructions are provided.

So What?

  • 6:30-8:30pm
  • Pedro & Maria Espinoza
  • 971.202.6845

Please join us each Thursday night for tea, coffee and dessert as we get to know each other better and invite God’s Word deeper in our hearts and lives. We look forward to growing and encouraging each other as brothers and sisters in Christ by discussing God’s plans and purposes for us as we reflect on Sunday’s message together.

So What?

  • 7:00 pm
  • Woodburn
  • Mark & Carol Jooste
  • 503.449.9555

Please join us each Thursday night for tea, coffee and dessert as we get to know each other better and invite God’s Word deeper in our hearts and lives. We look forward to growing and encouraging each other as brothers and sisters in Christ by discussing God’s plans and purposes for us as we reflect on Sunday’s message together.

Fridays

Chronological Bible Study

  • 10:00am
  • Library
  • Dan & Loreta Brubaker
  • 503.981.9528

Have you ever wanted to read through the Bible in a year? Did you find that you lacked fellowship and encouragement from others along the way? This is a fascinating way to read through the Bible in one year, and interact with others who are reading it right along with you!

The Chronological Bible arranges the entire Biblical text—books, chapters, and even verses—in the order the events occurred. You will be blessed by God’s revelation as you develop the personal discipline to be in His Word regularly.

You will need to purchase a Chronological Bible if you plan to join this gathering.

‘Time Out’ Mom’s Group

  • 10:00-12:00pm
  • MVCC Preschool & Nursery classroom
  • Dale Eva 
  • dale.eva@me.com
  • Please check fb.me/mvcctimeout for summer meeting locations

We invite all moms, grandmas and moms-to-be to connect with other women in the journey of motherhood, and to connect with our kids if you’re interested in some time out with moms or with kids! This group is purposefully hosted at the tail end of the Mid Valley Coffee time… so grab your cup of coffee and head downstairs!

No Excuse Mom®- Kid Friendly Mom's Workout

    • 10:30 am (please plan to check Facebook or text DJ first, to confirm where to meet up!)
    • Fellowship Hall
    • DJ Nichols
    • 503.853.0885

    Come join D.J. Nichols, former fitness instructor who loves to lead workouts and meet new people, for a kid friendly mom’s workout!

    Everyone is welcome! Moms are encouraged to bring their kids if they want, and even incorporate them in the workouts. The most important thing is building community and relationships with each other.

    We like to meet in parks when the weather permits, so keep updated here.  

20's to 30's Gathering

    • 7:00 pm
    • Coffee Shop
    • Ben Schott
    • 503.999.7398

    Community, worship and the Word. Come gather in community, buiold friendships, explore faith, learn and ask questions.

Saturdays

Men’s Discipleship

To grow in our faith is a choice. You have to choose it, to want it. We need to be in relationship with others who also desire growth. Men’s Discipleship group is where men meet in small groups for the express purpose of applying Scripture to life in relational discipleship. The only material needed is a Bible, as we read through the New Testament each year. 

REFIT®

  • 8:15 am
  • Fellowship Hall
  • Rebecca Rosas
  • 503.984.9547

REFIT® is a dance cardio class open to all ladies high school aged+.  We exist to build community through positive fitness and fun. We do a variety of clean (but we don’t sacrifice the fun!) songs and styles that are low to medium impact. All the dance moves are easy, and they can all be modified to fit. No previous dance skills are required.