Valley Groups

Small Groups at Valley have a clear purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationships with others, and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren't always easy to find. That's why Small Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.


At its core, a Small Group is less about what you do and more about who you do it with. We all need each other, and that's why we have Small Groups. But, like most things, you won't know until you try.


Read through the groups and sign up today!

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Freedom Group

Freedom Group

Leader: Mark Deane
Type: Men’s Group
Meeting Day: Wednesday
Meeting Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Valley Church

Freedom Groups meet weekly for 12 weeks to discuss curriculum aimed at helping participants live a victorious life through Christ, understanding God's Word, and finding their purpose. These groups prepare members for a deeper relationship with God and personal freedom. Attendance at a culminating Freedom Conference requires participation in at least 10 of the 12 sessions, as laid out by the ministry founder. This ensures a comprehensive understanding and readiness for the Holy Spirit's work at the conference.

Freedom Group

Freedom Group

Leader: Angela Kelly
Type: Women's Group
Meeting Day: Wednesday
Meeting Time: Evening
Location: Valley Church

Freedom Groups meet weekly for 12 weeks to discuss curriculum aimed at helping participants live a victorious life through Christ, understanding God's Word, and finding their purpose. These groups prepare members for a deeper relationship with God and personal freedom. Attendance at a culminating Freedom Conference requires participation in at least 10 of the 12 sessions, as laid out by the ministry founder. This ensures a comprehensive understanding and readiness for the Holy Spirit's work at the conference.

Freedom Group

Freedom Group

Leader: Susie Williamson
Type: Women’s Group
Meeting Day: Wednesday
Meeting Time: Morning
Location: Valley Office Suite

Freedom Groups meet weekly for 12 weeks to discuss curriculum aimed at helping participants live a victorious life through Christ, understanding God's Word, and finding their purpose. These groups prepare members for a deeper relationship with God and personal freedom. Attendance at a culminating Freedom Conference requires participation in at least 10 of the 12 sessions, as laid out by the ministry founder. This ensures a comprehensive understanding and readiness for the Holy Spirit's work at the conference.

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Freedom Group

Freedom Group

Leader: Linda Dixon
Type: Women's Group
Meeting Day: Monday
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Location: Valley Church

Freedom Groups meet weekly for 12 weeks to discuss curriculum aimed at helping participants live a victorious life through Christ, understanding God's Word, and finding their purpose. These groups prepare members for a deeper relationship with God and personal freedom. Attendance at a culminating Freedom Conference requires participation in at least 10 of the 12 sessions, as laid out by the ministry founder. This ensures a comprehensive understanding and readiness for the Holy Spirit's work at the conference.

Freedom Group

Freedom Group

Leader: Nicole Lavery
Type: Women's Group
Meeting Day: Tuesday
Meeting Time: Morning
Location: Valley Office Suite

Freedom Groups meet weekly for 12 weeks to discuss curriculum aimed at helping participants live a victorious life through Christ, understanding God's Word, and finding their purpose. These groups prepare members for a deeper relationship with God and personal freedom. Attendance at a culminating Freedom Conference requires participation in at least 10 of the 12 sessions, as laid out by the ministry founder. This ensures a comprehensive understanding and readiness for the Holy Spirit's work at the conference.

Freedom Group

Freedom Group

Leader: Mary Deane
Type: Women's Group
Meeting Day: Thursday
Meeting Time: Morning
Location: Valley Office Suite

Freedom Groups meet weekly for 12 weeks to discuss curriculum aimed at helping participants live a victorious life through Christ, understanding God's Word, and finding their purpose. These groups prepare members for a deeper relationship with God and personal freedom. Attendance at a culminating Freedom Conference requires participation in at least 10 of the 12 sessions, as laid out by the ministry founder. This ensures a comprehensive understanding and readiness for the Holy Spirit's work at the conference.

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Freedom Group

Freedom Group

Leader: Christine Colon
Type: Women's Group
Meeting Day: Wednesday
Meeting Time: Evening
Location: Valley Church

Freedom Groups meet weekly for 12 weeks to discuss curriculum aimed at helping participants live a victorious life through Christ, understanding God's Word, and finding their purpose. These groups prepare members for a deeper relationship with God and personal freedom. Attendance at a culminating Freedom Conference requires participation in at least 10 of the 12 sessions, as laid out by the ministry founder. This ensures a comprehensive understanding and readiness for the Holy Spirit's work at the conference.

Chris Kelly’s Men’s Group

Chris Kelly’s Men’s Group

Leader: Chris Kelly
Type: Men’s Group
Meeting Day: Wednesday
Meeting Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Valley Church

In our discussions, we go through the sermon in-depth and talk about ways to apply God's Word and the lessons from the sermon to our lives, church, and community.

Everyday Jesus

Everyday
Jesus

Leader: Aaron and Karen Johnson
Type: Married Group
Meeting Day: Wednesday
Meeting Time: Evening
Location: Off Campus

We all picture who we think Jesus is based on our church background and upbringing. But in the Gospels, we see that Jesus' character is dynamic and displays emotions not commonly associated with him. If we're unaware of the diversity of his personality, we'll miss out on his fullness, and our experience of Him will be limited. This group is where married couples can grow together in faith and community as we explore and apply God's Word through study and meaningful conversations. This group meets in Hopewell Junction at 7 pm on Wednesdays.

Friends on Field Trips

Friends on Field Trips

Leader: Susie Williamson
Type: Women’s Group
Meeting Day: Thursday
Meeting Time: Varies
Location: Off Site

Guess what, Ladies?!? Field trips aren't just for kids!! If you want to make new friends, connect with Valley friends, and are free during the day on some Thursdays, join me as I gather some ladies for some much-needed grown-up girl time as we visit various places around the valley!!!

Grace Filled Marriage

The Rhythm of Us

Leader: Derek and Nicole Lavery
Type: Married Group
Meeting Day: Sunday
Meeting Time: Evenings
Location: Off Site

Getting couples together to join in the community, grow, and learn together how to level up on our marriages.

Hiking the Catskills

Hiking the Catskills

Leader: Pauln Malichek
Type: Coed
Meeting Day: Saturday
Meeting Time: Morning
Location: Off Site

Do you enjoy the great outdoors? Or maybe you want to explore some of God's magnificent creations? Join us for fellowship as we hike scenic trails in and around North/South Lake State Park, including Artists Rock, Sunset Rock, and the 2-tier, 231-foot-tall Kaaterskill Falls!
I am planning hikes beginning in early spring. All the hikes are under 2 1/4 miles round trip. The hikes are classified as moderate (you can do it!). We set a leisurely pace. You only need a day pack to keep your hands free, water, trail snacks, and supportive footwear (many hikers wear sneakers).
After Saturday Morning Prayer, we will leave the church parking lot at 9:15. All are welcome to join us for the Prayer Service at 8 am. The hiking day is flexible depending on the group's availability. The roundtrip driving time is approx. 3 hrs. We return mid to late afternoon, depending on how much fun we're having!

Grief Share

Valley
Ladies

Leader: Mary Deane
Type: Women's Group
Meeting Day: Thursday
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Location: Off Siteh

This is a vibrant community of women dedicated to celebrating the journey of life collectively. We cherish moments of fellowship and joy, uniting in our shared faith, and embracing the richness of our diverse experiences together

Life in Christ

Life in Christ

Leader: Mark and Mary Deane
Type: Married Group
Meeting Day: Sunday
Meeting Time: Evenings
Location: Off Site

A group designed to help couples go through the problematic and blissful seasons of life. Come ready to learn and grow in your faith and with your spouse.

Saturday Morning Men

Saturday Morning Men

Leader: Dan Rodko
Type: Mens
Meeting Day: Saturday
Meeting Time: Morning
Location: Valley Church

This group is dedicated to developing men who are leaders in the faith, at work, at home, and in all other aspects of their life. We want to help these men walk through the forge of their lives. Our focus is Bible Study and prayer./p>

Sisters on a Mission

Sisters on a Mission

Leader: Christine Colon
Type: Women’s Group
Meeting Day: Thursday
Meeting Time: Evening
Location: Off Site

This group of ladies seeks to serve the Community. They believe in praying for and serving their local community. From creating gift bags to collecting clothing for those in need. This group believes in loving others by giving/helping their community.

The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life

Leader: Linda Dixon
Type: Coed Group
Meeting Day: Tuesday
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Location: Valley Church

The Purpose Driven Life, the New York Times #1 bestselling book by Pastor Rick Warren, helps you understand and live out your life's purpose. Before you were born, God already planned your life. God longs for you to discover the life he uniquely created you to live--here on earth and forever in eternity. Let The Purpose Driven Life show you how. As one of the bestselling nonfiction books in history, with more than 35 million copies sold, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it's the road map for your spiritual journey. A journey that will transform your life. Designed to be read in 42 days, each chapter provides a daily meditation and practical steps to help you discover and live out your purpose, starting with exploring three of life's most pressing questions: ● The Question of Existence: Why am I alive? ● The Question of Significance: Does my life matter? ● The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for? The book also includes links to 3-minute video introductions and a 30- to 40-minute audio Bible study message for each chapter. Plus, there are questions for further study and additional resources.

Three Fold Chord

Three Fold Chord

Leader: Femi and Sola Ogunsola
Type: Married Group
Meeting Day: Friday
Meeting Time: Evening
Location: Off Site

Ecclesiastes 4 talks about a threefold cord being hard to break. We believe that is the union of man, woman, and God in the center. This group is for married couples that want to live life with others with young kids and grow together in faith.

Tuesday Night Bible Study

Tuesday Night Bible Study

Leader: Dan Gilman
Type: Coed Group
Meeting Day: Tuesday
Meeting Time: Evening
Location: Valley Church

Hi Folks! Join us as we dive deeper into the books of God's Word!
We will meet at 7pm at our Hopewell campus and spend the first few minutes hanging out in fellowship. Then, we will go into the sanctuary and begin the study.

Wisdom Seekers

Widsom Seekers

Leader: Paula Zammikiel
Type: Women’s Group
Meeting Day: Thursday
Meeting Time: Evening
Location: Valley Church

We will read the Bible study The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. The book describes how, every day, there is an invisible war around us. The devil is wreaking havoc on everything vital to us. His plan is to catch us unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being caught with your guard down, this study is for you. The Armor of Guard is an action plan for creating a strategy to secure victory against the enemy. We will meet every Thursday from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Dream Team Room. Unfortunately, no childcare is available.

Zacek’s Married Group

Zacek’s Married Group

Leader: Nate and Sarah Zacek
Type: Married Group
Meeting Day: Wednesday
Meeting Time: Evening
Location: Off Site

Our group will partner with married couples to incorporate biblical principles into family life.

Valley Groups

Morning Prayers and Coffee with Jesus

Leader: Pat Ristaino
Type: Women's Group
Meeting Day: Tuesday
Meeting Time: Morning
Location: Off Site

We will begin our group with the cherished devotional, 'Mornings with Jesus' by Guideposts. This is a special invitation for us women to unite in support, sharing our hearts and lifting each other up in prayer. Together, we'll explore the depths of our faith, exchange our most pressing prayer needs, and intercede for one another with compassion and love. Let's embrace this opportunity to deepen our connection with Jesus and each other, finding strength, comfort, and guidance for the journey ahead. We will meet two Tuesday's a month at 10:30 AM.

A New Creation

A New Creation Book Study

Leader: Linda Dixon Barbara Vena
Type: Women’s Group
Meeting Day: Monday
Meeting Time: Evening
Location: Valley Church

Neglect and abuse in a child can manifest itself differently as they grow up. Author Barbara Kabot-Vena found herself moving towards escaping into her daydreams to the detriment of her sociability and studies. And after finding high school shell-shocking and horrifying, her thoughts moved to a darker place. Though it was not something she had thought of doing previously, one day, the thought of suicide popped into her young mind. It refused to leave, haunting her constantly.
It was after an attempt at killing herself that her parents had her institutionalized, and she would stay in the hospital until the age of twenty. For ten years following this, she would test out different avenues in life, trying to find a meaning and a purpose. Finally, with the encouragement and support of a friend, Barbara decided to give the Lord a try and was able to find the answers she had needed all along.
She felt the immediate change in her life for the better. God helped her break free from her past and fulfill her heart's desire. Barbara met the man of her dreams and raised a family. She was able to move beyond her past and give whole-hearted love to her family. Suddenly, after years of living a blessed life, Barbara faced a cancer diagnosis. Though it was not an easy road, the cancer allowed her to grow closer to God and gain stronger trust in Him.
Her testimony speaks of strife, sin, loneliness, and more. But Barbara's story is powerful, showing that going to God and finding yourself in Him can lead you to live the greatest life. She tells of the Lord's goodness and His grace. In A New Creation: From Emotional Brokenness to Spiritual Wholeness, discover what God can do if you give yourself to Him.

Boundaries

Boundaries

Leader: Linda Dixon
Type: Women’s Group
Meeting Day: Thursday
Meeting Time: After Work
Location: Valley Church

Boundaries is the book that's helped over 4 million people learn when to say yes and how to say no to take control of their lives. Does your life feel like it's out of control? You may have to say yes to everyone's requests. You may find yourself readily taking responsibility for others' feelings and problems. Or you could focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you've forgotten your limits and limitations. Or it's all of the above.
In the New York Times bestseller Boundaries, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you learn when to say yes and how to say no to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself.
Now updated and expanded for the digital age, this book continues to help millions of people around the world answer these tough questions: ● Can I set limits and still be a loving person? ● What are legitimate boundaries? ● How do I effectively manage my digital life so it doesn't control me? ● What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? ● How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? ● Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? ● How do boundaries relate to mutual submission within marriage? ● Aren't boundaries selfish?
You don't have to let your life spiral out of control. Discover how boundaries make life better today!

Valley Groups

Living in Freedom

Leader: Rose Marie Mathew
Type: Women’s Group
Meeting Day: Tuesday
Meeting Time: Evening
Location: Off Site

We live in freedom together as we all completed the life-transforming freedom group at Valley. We will meet monthly for dinner, fellowship, and good times!

Valley Groups

Wednesday Night Online Sermon Discussion

Leader: Dylan Jones
Type: Coed Group
Meeting Day: Wednesday
Meeting Time: Evening
Location: Online

Every Wednesday, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, our close-knit community gathers remotely on Zoom to engage in enriching discussions centered around the previous Sunday's sermon. During these meaningful sessions, we embark on a profound exploration of the sermon's themes, actively seek ways to apply its wisdom to our daily lives, and share our profound insights and discoveries, all while strengthening our bonds as we journey together in our faith through Christ.

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Developing the Leader within Mastermind

Leader: George Engel
Type: Coed Group
Meeting Day: Thursday
Meeting Time: Evening
Location: Online

Leadership is a capability that resides within each individual, offering an opportunity for growth and impact in various spheres of life. Today, I am excited to introduce foundational principles that are essential for those embarking on their leadership voyage and equally beneficial for experienced leaders aiming to guide and nurture emerging leaders. The profound truth that underscores our discussion is the pivotal role of leadership across all facets of life. Be it in the sanctity of our homes, the competitive arenas of business, the spiritual corridors of churches, or the intricate labyrinth of politics, the trajectory of success and failure is invariably determined by the quality of leadership. We will read and discuss John Maxwell's book, "Developing the Leader Within 2.0." This book serves as a guide for those seeking to build their leadership skills. Over the coming weeks, we will embark on a journey through the insightful pages of this book, engaging in reflective discussions. Each participant is encouraged to secure a copy of the book, as our weekly interactions will revolve around group discussions of its key sections. Please note that the vitality of this group hinges on collective participation and engagement. Therefore, we will proceed with our sessions once a minimum of five individuals are committed to exploring the leadership landscape together. This is an opportunity to enhance your leadership and a platform to contribute to a dynamic learning community eager to make a meaningful difference in the world around us. We will meet online through Zoom on Thursday evening.

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Parenting with Purpose Tuesdays

Leader: Angela Kelly
Type: Coed Group
Meeting Day: Tuesday
Meeting Time: Evening
Location: Valley Church

Parenting with Purpose is a small group for Christian parents seeking to navigate child-rearing in faith and growing to understand God's unique plan and purpose for their lives. Anchored in the Bible, we will seek God's word as we grow, teach, and love our children well. We will discuss the importance of intentional parenting -- where every decision and action is rooted in purpose and aligned with Christian values. Join us with a personal pen, notepad, and Bible.

Groups Make a Difference

From Paula:

Small groups at Valley have really made a difference in my life. Pastor Susie's and Pastor Dan's groups have helped me so much in understanding who I am in Christ, how to walk in this crazy world as a Christian, what my responsibility is as a follower of Jesus Christ and given me a deeper understanding of the Word. Valley small groups helped me to find new friends. People who care about me and pray for me. There is something special about walking into church on Sunday and seeing faces of people you know and who care about you. Even during Covid lockdown the ladies in my group touched base with one another via text messages. I am very thankful for the small groups at Valley!