~ FUMCV Fellowship & Ministries ~
Children 4 years old through 12th grade:
Sunday School runs concurrent with worship service each Sunday. Throughout the school year in grade level classes, kids learn biblical lessons about love, trust, faith and joy, while discovering how to connect with God in a real, day-to-day way. They read Bible stories, play games and make art projects.
These classes are energetic and interactive, with a mix of singing, illustrated lessons, skits, prizes, and prayer times designed to entertain, engage and enlighten. We desire to reach kids in a way that makes a lifelong impact for Christ.
Our children’s ministry is staffed by dedicated and Safe Sanctuary screened ministry servants.
Ages 0 through 3 years:
Nursery care is available with a child-friendly bathroom, changing facilities. We offer safe play and rest opportunities. Infants and toddlers are a beloved part of our congregation. The sound of small voices is music to our ears! In addition, there are rocking chairs at the rear of the sanctuary for soothing infants. The nursery is staffed by experienced, screened caregivers.
FUMCV conducts a 13 week confirmation program. It is designed for youth in 8th grade or older. Each youth meets with his/her self-selected mentor throughout the program to discuss many topics related to adopting the Christian faith and lifestyle. Contact the office for the actual start dates of the next program and for information on how to enroll.
Vacation Bible School
A 5-day, Bible-oriented, fun, and active program for school-aged kids. It is held weekdays from 9:00 am to noon during a selected week in the summer. Crafts, music, games, stories, snacks! Contact the office for details or check the calendar..
The Crafty Christian Ladies at work.
The Circle of Friends is our ladies’ group. The group is affiliated with United Methodist Women (UMW), the national United Methodist women’s organization.
We usually gather at noon. Just bring your sandwich. (Drinks and dessert are provided.) It’s a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and fun.
Check out our calendar for current meeting days and any schedule adjustments.
For more information about the Circle of Friends please contact Lettie Pinney through the church office, or her email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Methodist Men (UMM)
The group’s mission is to support spiritual growth among men, help men mature as disciples, and provide opportunities for Christian service. The UMM group at FUMCV is affiliated with the denomination-wide organization. For more information —> Upper NY United Methodist Men
The group typically meets Sundays at 8:00 AM for Bible study and eats breakfast together the second Sunday of each month.
Adult Bible study
UMM Bible StudyThe UMM men’s group typically holds Bible study Sundays at 8:00 am in the Klohck Room. Coffee and a good time included at no charge. Contact the church 0ffice for details or see the calendar for meeting times.
Special Seasonal Studies
Special Bible studies are held during the Advent (pre-Christmas) and Lenten (pre-Easter) seasons. See the Calendar for details.
FUMCV periodically hosts sessions of…
The Financial Peace University
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Do you know how to make 18% or 23% on your money? Stop paying it to the credit card people! Do you tell your money how to behave, or wonder where it went? Learn to devise a plan and follow it!
Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are financially to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
Join us for the next session of Financial Peace University, a DVD-based series taught by Dave Ramsey, the author of Extreme Money Makeover.
Check our web calendar or announcements to see when the next session is running. FPU classes meet for an hour and a half each week for nine weeks. To sign up, or for more information, contact the church office at 518-765-2895 or Andy Bell at 518-869-3713.
To learn more about Dave Ramsey visit his Web site at www.daveramsey.com.
To learn more about Financial Peace University visit www.daveramsey.com/fpu
Our Crafty Christians lend their talents to produce hand-crafted items to be distributed as loving gifts or to raise funds for various charities and ministries.
The Caring Team works to maintain our connection to members who cannot attend regularly or need special assistance. Team members deliver meals, provide transportation for doctors appointments or to church, visit folks in nursing homes, and many other acts of Christian kindness.
We have a long history of music enhancing our worship services — focusing us, uplifting us, and showing us the face of God.
The Chancel Choir sings at the 10:00 am Sunday worship services from September thru June, and for occasional special seasonal worship services. The choir typically practices Thursday nights from 7:00-8:15PM in the sanctuary. All are welcome!
We also host an annual Christmas Community Concert.
Prayers & Squares Ministry
Since we started our Prayers & Squares Ministry in April 2007, we have been very busy. We have given away about 60 quilts to our family and friends in need of prayers and comfort. Plus, we have given about 10 Baptism quilt squares to those who welcomed new babies into their families.
Please contact Pat Klose-Hammond (518-765-4206) or the church office (518-765-2895) for details.