Youth Programs at Mountain View United Church
Joyland (Sunday School) for PreKindergarten to Grade 6 is held on Sunday mornings during the service. Following the Time for Children, the children go downstairs to Sunday School. There they experience Bible stories, crafts, games, music, and science activities that illustrate the transformation that takes place when we live an active life with God. The program being used is called G-Force which stands for God Force or the power of God.
Nursery care is provided for ages 2 and under during the service.
Youth Group for ages 12 and up is held weekly. The youth experience a variety of activities which foster Christian fellowship and service. Children in this age group are also Mountain View’s Junior Leaders. Junior Leaders help in the Sunday School, the Nursery, and in other church activities where they can be of service.
Special interest groups at Mountain View United Church
The Adult Choir, under the direction of Mark Lloyd, meets every Thursday at 7:00 PM. The worship experience is enhanced through the use of a variety of musical styles and instruments. New members are always welcome.
The Children’s Choir meets at a time which is determined by the organist. Practice is often following the service and is not held every Sunday. All children who like to sing or play an instrument are welcome.
Bible Study is held throughout the year. Times vary. Call the church office at 857-4817 for further details or check the website for topics and times as they are announced.
Adult Fellowship for Seniors is held on the first and third Thursdays of the month from September to May at 10:00 AM in the church hall. Games are played and once a month a hot meal is served. All are welcome to join in the fun and fellowship.
Book Club meets on the last Monday of each month at 1:30 PM in the Boardroom. Lively discussions are held on books which are chosen by the members of the group. New participants are always welcome.
The Scrapbooking Group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday from 9:00 AM until noon in the Boardroom. Members of this group share card making and scrapbooking ideas as well as work on a specific project each week. Anyone interested in scrapbooking or card making is welcome to attend.
The Men’s Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month. This group holds discussions, listens to guest speakers, and contributes to the life of the church in a variety of ways. All men are welcome to attend.
The Prayer Shawl ministry is one in which people prayerfully knit or crochet a shawl or small afghan which is then presented to someone who is celebrating a joyful occasion like the birth of a child, or who may be ill, grieving, or going through a difficult time. It is one way that we can share God’s love with them and assure them of our support.
United Church Women (UCW)
Mountain View United has two active UCW groups to which any woman of the congregation may belong. The UCW purpose is to unite the women of the congregation for the total mission of the church and to provide a medium through which they may express their loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, fellowship, and service. The UCW groups provide support for a number of local, national, and international initiatives.
Deborah Unit meets the fourth Tuesday of each month January to March and in September. April to June and October to November, the members meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. The current leaders are Mary Johnson and Barbara McGill.
Esther Unit meets every third Monday April to June and September to December. Current leaders are Debbie Ellison and Joan MacLeod.