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Christian Educational Opportunities

In all we do, our desire is to live out the vision statement of the church, "Alive in Christ, and it shows!" We are excited that you may be interested in experiencing some of the educational offerings here at the church. If you have questions about any of the programs, please feel free to contact the church and we will do our best to help you find a home here in this congregation.

We hope you consider our educational offerings in your weekly schedule. It's a great way to build community.

Here is a brief description of Educational Ministries at VUMC for children, youth, and adults:

Elementary Age Students
Preschool through 5th grade children meet at 9:30am Sunday mornings in the Preschool Classroom for lessons and then sing a 10:15.

Each class is geared by age level; they connect students to the pastor’s message using the scripture text that is preached upon most Sundays.

Preschool/Kindergarten/First grade: Meet in the Preschool Room.
Second/Third grade: Meet in the Castle Room (Room 122).

Fourth/Fifth grade: Meet in Room 123.

Middle School: Uses the Student Life Bible Study - this year looking at Character. Meet in the Shed (Room 107).

High School: Meet in Room 119.

On the 2nd Sunday of most months, our Sunday School kids will sing in place of our chancel choir.

Adult Classes

  • Connections - Building Relationships with God and Other; a class for Christian ideas to deal with what life throws your way. Meet in the Library.
  • Adult Sunday School Class: Meets to discuss the Bible in our everyday lives, mainly through the use of DVDs and books from such teachers as Ray VanderLaan and Max Lucado.  It includes Scripture readings followed by directed discussions, with ample “Open” time to discuss what is on our minds. Meet in Fish Room (Room 125).
  • Membership Classes/Membership Inquiries: Are you interested in learning more about United Methodism, or becoming a member of VUMC? This class is for members and non-members alike! Pastor Greg leads participants through a discussion of United Methodism; who we are and what we believe. The class meets 4-5 times during the year (usually a 4 week class). Contact church office for next session. You DO NOT have to be a new member... all current members are welcome to join to learn more and have questions answered!

For more information on any of the above classes or when and where they meet, please contact our church office at (269) 649-2343 or


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"Call together all the men, women, and children, and foreigners who live in your towns, so that everyone may hear it and learn to have reverence for the Lord your God and to obey his teachings faithfully."

~Deuteronomy 31:12

If you don't see a class listed here that is to your liking; maybe it hasn't been formed yet and God is speaking to you to be the catalyst! We are ALWAYS open to new classes. We would love to have some short term classes led, as well.

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