~ 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.
Crafting Christian Friends is a United Methodist Women's group, the national United Methodist women’s organization.
Our purpose is to engage in spiritual fellowship together by reading scripture and praying. Additionally, we make handmade articles to sell. The proceeds from these sales are used to help fund various local charities.
We usually gather from 1-3:00 pm on the second Monday of each month. Just bring your sandwich. (Drinks and dessert are provided.) It’s a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and fun.
For more information about Crafting Christian Friends, please contact Sharon Trossbach through the church office, or her email address: SFTrossbach@msn.com.
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 Study. The UMM men’s group typically holds Bible study Sundays at 7:45 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.
Women's Bible Study meetings are held Thursdays from 1-3:00 pm.
Special Seasonal Studies
Special Bible studies are held during the Advent (pre-Christmas) and Lenten (pre-Easter) seasons. See the Calendar for details.
The Voorheesville Farmer's Market began in the spring of 2008. Our mission was to reach out to our community and form lasting relationships, and also encourage the community to buy local produce and goods from small businesses. Since 2008, our market has grown to roughly 18 vendors and become a popular gathering place for the residents of Voorheesville to gather. The market is held weekly on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 pm.
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 at 6:30 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.