Winter '20 Groups

groups is OPEN January 5th - 21st

Valley Groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship 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 our Valley Groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you. GroupLink is held quarterly, and gives you the opportunity to see what's available, what group fits into your schedule, and then take the "next step" and connect with others in the Valley Family!

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Walter Hoving Home Outreach
Leader:
Francine Goldberg
When:
The second Saturday of the month from 3:00 to 6:00.
Type:
Location:
Garrison
And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:39 (NIV) The Walter Hoving Home is a Christian based addiction rehabilitation home for women. The second Saturday of the month we cook, serve and share a meal with the ladies. If you can’t make the dinner, fruit and deserts are also needed. They can be dropped off at Valley the Friday before the dinner or at my house Saturday morning.
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Tuesday Night Bible Study
Leader:
Pastor Dan Gilman
When:
Weekly, Tuesday's 7pm - 8pm
Type:
Anyone
Location:
Hopewell Campus
Join us as we take a closer look at the book of Ephesians, a letter of encouragement to the churches in and around Ephesus.
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Thinking Like a Boss
Leader:
Diane Farris
When:
Bi-weekly, Sunday Nights @ 6:30pm - 8 pm
Type:
Women
Location:
Poughkeepsie (varies)
This group is geared towards women in business. Join us as we read Thinking Like a Boss to help you uncover and overcome the lies that might be holding you back from success.
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Single and Thriving
Leader:
Marissa Jones
When:
Bi-weekly, Wednesdays at 7 pm
Type:
Women
Location:
Varies
Being single doesn't mean being lonely or waiting for the next step. Freedom, joy, abundance and hope are within your reach. We will discuss how to thrive in singleness as a Christian women.
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Plant Inspired
Leader:
Francine Goldberg
When:
2nd and 4th Wednesday, 10 am to 12 noon.
Type:
Activity
Location:
Varies
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground - everything that has the breath of life in it - I give every green plant for food.” And it was so. Genesis 1:29-30 (NIV) God gave us powerful food and medicine in His gift of plants. Our group will be teaching plant-based cooking and handcrafting herbal body care products.
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Holy Strollers
Leader:
Jennifer Otero
When:
Once a month
Type:
Women
Location:
Hopewell Junction
Hey Moms! Ever feel like you "just need to GET OUT of this house ????" but don't know what to do or don't want to do it alone? This is your group! Come once a month for an activity WITH your little ones and once a month JUST FOR MOMS. The activity with your littles is for the whole family. Some activities need a sign up, but that will be noted in the schedule.
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Disciples on Cycles
Leader:
Quintin Howard
When:
Saturdays, bi-weekly (until May)
Type:
Men and Women
Location:
Varies
Motorcycle riding/enthusiasts group. If you are interested in riding, own a bike, or even just love to be on two wheels (sometimes 3) then this is the group for you. Please come out and join us for stories, tips, and (weather permitting) rides for all experience groups!
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De-stress
Leader:
Ashley Bass
When:
Biweekly, Thursdays on odd days at 7:00
Type:
Anyone
Location:
Poughkeepsie
This is a group for unwinding and building relationships with other people. Destress and have a closer relationship with Jesus. We all have hectic, busy, stressful lives. This group is for relaxation.
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Christians in Law Enforcement
Leader:
David Zapon
When:
Bi- weekly Wednesdays at 7 pm.
Type:
Men
Location:
Wappingers Falls
This group is for men in current or former law enforcement officers. Law enforcement officers see more tragedy, sorrow, and human destruction in a week than most people see in a lifetime. This group not only provides Bible-based support and accountability but fellowship among other L.E Officers. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” This group will meet every other Wednesday in Wappingers at 7 PM.
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Bread of Life
Leader:
Doug Judson
When:
1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings, 5pm till 7:15
Type:
Anyone
Location:
Poughkeepsie
This group will meet and cook at ChangePoint Church, 260 Mill and Market St in Poughkeepsie on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month from 5pm till 7:15.
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20 Somethings
Leader:
Stephen Francis
When:
Once a month on Wednesday at 7 PM.
Type:
Men and Women
Location:
Hopewell Junction
Are you someone in your twenties looking to connect with people your age? Are you interested in learning and dialoguing about faith? You're invited to be a part of the 20Something small group. This group is a monthly group for young adults looking to connect with others and grow in their faith. We'll be discussing topics like dating, family, and career from the perspective of Christian millennials. This group will be hosted our Hopewell campus on Wednesdays at 7 pm.
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Prayer, Praise and Pilates!
Leader:
Rebecca Hubert
When:
Weekly, Mondays at 10 am
Type:
Women
Location:
Hopewell Campus
Scripture calls us to treat our bodies as temples by taking good care of our health. Valley is offering a unique and fun opportunity by doing Prayer, Praise, and Pilates. This Monday morning workout (10-11:30) session at the Hopewell campus will be a great way to give praise to God by getting fit and building friendships.
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Saturday Morning Moms Group
Leader:
Indiya Okam
When:
Monthly, Saturday at 9am
Type:
Women
Location:
Fishkill
This group will be reviewing the series Mom Core by Karen Stubbs. As moms, we face challenges from the weight of the responsibilities. We will be encouraging and inspiring one another to be the best God wants us to be as women.
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All in the Family
Leader:
Jen and Mike Otero
When:
Saturday night at 7pm, 2x a month
Type:
Married
Location:
Hopewell Junction
Want a marriage Bible study group, but don't know what to do with your kids? We've got your answer right here...bring them! While you work on your marriage and connect with other married couples, your children can connect with other children, watch movies, play, and hang out with other kids their age. Come check us out!! We will do one sermon discussion and one game night each month.
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Legacy Ladies
Leader:
Jennifer Otero
When:
Every other Tuesday at 10:30 am
Type:
Women
Location:
Hopewell Junction
Come with your kids for a Mom based Bible study for you and a play date for them. Meet with other moms who are tired, stressed, in need of a break, OR ones who have it all together. We are here for all moms to just connect with others mom's going though the same things you're going through and to see what the Bible says, learn how to handle it, and pray together.
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33 Men's Group - Part 5
Leader:
George Engel
When:
Weekly, Saturdays 9:30a-11:00a
Type:
Men
Location:
Hopewell Campus
We will explore what it means to be a husband in a Godly marriage. As men, we need to understand the foundations of a Biblical marriage, how to be a servant-leader to our wives, how to be a friend to her, and how intimacy should work in a marriage. This is important for married and single men. You should have completed 33 Men sessions 1-4 to be apart of this group.
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Blessed Bowling Believers
Leader:
Diandra Williams
When:
1st and 3rd Sunday, 1pm at Fishkill Bowl
Type:
Activity
Location:
Fishkill
We are a group of Blessed Bowling Believers that meet at the Fishkill Bowl (110 Route 82, Fishkill, NY, 12524) at 1pm. We gather to fellowship with love and growing in community all while having fun! Please join us for a blessed afternoon.
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Fed Up but Faithful
Leader:
Jordan Stewart
When:
Monthly
Type:
Activity
Location:
Varies
This group is to provide support, resources, and prayer for all those who are either in the healthcare/mental health field or for those who deal with it personally. Come join us once a month as we pray, support and study God’s word together.
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Made for Missions
Leader:
Lisa Plummer
When:
Biweekly, Sunday at 6pm
Type:
Anyone
Location:
Hopewell Junction
Our group will make items to be given to mission teams. These will include beginner sewing projects (like draw string bags, pillow case dresses, tote bags etc.). We will also have advance projects including re-usable feminine hygiene kits. We may also do tie dye tee shirts, as time allows and group interest lead.
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Women of the Word
Leader:
Rebekah Brandl
When:
Weekly, Tuesday’s at 11am.
Type:
Women
Location:
Lagrangeville
We will be doing an in-depth Bible study called Jesus the One and Only by Beth Moore. The study consists of a workbook that will follow along with a weekly video session. We will learn and study about the life of Jesus.
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Everyday Jesus
Leader:
Karen and Aaron Johnson
When:
2nd and 4th Wednesday, 7pm to 9pm
Type:
Currently Closed
Location:
Hopewell Junction
We all picture in our mind of who we think Jesus is, based on our church background or 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. In this 7-message series, Everyday Jesus, Pete Briscoe takes us through the Gospels to examine Jesus' multi-dimensional personality. He'll highlight different characteristics of Jesus that will deepen your connection to Him and make your everyday living all the more rich. Group Currently Full.
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Book Club
Leader:
Linda Von Pichel
When:
Monday evenings from 7-8:30 Twice a month
Type:
Anyone
Location:
Lagrangeville
Connect with others through reading/discussing fictional and non-fictional books to promote dialog and reviews as stories relate to Christian perspectives, decisions, lessons and values.
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Blended and Blessed
Leader:
Susan and Joe Parisi
When:
Monthly, 1st Saturday  from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Type:
Family
Location:
Not all families look the same! Blended and Blessed is a group designed for blended step families. We will come together to share and grow with other families who are walking a similar journey. Open to 4 families.
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Faith, Food & Fitness
Leader:
Christine Colon
When:
Meeting on Fridays @ 6:30pm
Type:
Women
Location:
Poughkeepsie
Women walking through Life together & growing in our Faith. Focusing on our Body that is God's Temple & how to treat it, how to feed it. Looking at some Right Now Media Bible studies & diving in to what God says about discipline & being obedient.
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Called to Create
Leader:
Amelia Rayford
When:
Bi-weekly, Sundays at 2:00pm
Type:
Anyone
Location:
Varies
My group will be about creating & making inspiring items to keep or give away as gifts. Making something for someone is the best gift you can give because it’s made with LOVE.
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Wright Marriage Group
Leader:
Lydia and Terry Wright
When:
Every other Friday at 7 pm
Type:
Married
Location:
Putnam Valley
We meet Friday nights in Putnam Valley, following video series and discussions on topics including marriage, Christianity, and discipleship. Past/current series have included "Thriving in Babylon", "Love and Respect" and "Anxious about Nothing".
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God Centered Family (Threefold Cord)
Leader:
Sola Ogunsola
When:
Once a month
Type:
Married
Location:
Lagrangeville
We will focus on God’s design for couples and families, as well as learn with other like-minded couples on this same journey.
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Marriage Fundamentals
Leader:
Chad and Devon Danforth
When:
Weekly, Tuesdays @ 7pm
Type:
Married
Location:
Poughkeepsie
Calling all married couples; whether newly married or married for decades. This group is focused on taking our marriage relationship from bad to better or good to great. Come connect with other couples and learn sound principles for setting up your marriage with a strong foundation. Topics include communication, a personalized love / marriage assessment, and sharing experiences with other couples. Meetings will consist of a short video, followed by discussion and prayer.
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The Enneagram: A journey to greater self-awareness
Leader:
Michaela Williamson
When:
Thursdays @ 7pm, twice a month
Type:
Women
Location:
Hopewell Campus
The Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that has become very popular in recent years. It teaches that there are 9 different personality styles in the world, one of which we naturally gravitate toward and adopt in childhood to cope and feel safe. Each type or number has a distinct way of seeing the world and an underlying motivation that powerfully influences how that type thinks, feels, and behaves. This group will be an introduction to the Enneagram and specifics of each type through the lens of how Christ and the Gospel bring us freedom & growth. The goal is for each group member to grow in both self-awareness and compassion for those around them.
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Women’s Wellness
Leader:
Devon Danforth
When:
Thursdays at 10:00 am, weekly if there’s enough interest
Type:
Women
Location:
Poughkeepsie
Come join us as we get fit and become the healthiest version of the women God created us to be so that we can fully pursue his purpose for our lives. We’ll workout together, motivate one another and learn how to truly honor and take care of our bodies they way God intended us to!
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Living and Doing Life Together
Leader:
Sharon and Marco Lovell
When:
1st and 3rd Sundays 6:30 to 8pm
Type:
Married
Location:
Poughkeepsie
Sharing and fellowshipping about life together. Living and growing together in the grace of God through the seasons of our life. Being an expression of God's love and grace.
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Dinner Club
Leader:
Kelley Iuele
When:
1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 7pm to 8:30pm.
Type:
Women
Location:
Hopewell Junction
You know how the best conversation flows around the kitchen island? Or unfurls about the dinner table? In this group we will gather for dinner (nothing fancy!) trading recipes and cooking tips (not from me- this is where you all come in!), and we'll share our hearts or our prayer requests. You don't have to cook if you don't want- just come and enjoy a meal and warm conversation.
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M.O.B
Leader:
Timothy Hughes
When:
1st Mtg: Jan 18th 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Type:
Men
Location:
Galleria Mall
A vehicle for men to meet and interact. The agenda is open to any wholesome and unifying activity that participants agree to. We will open each gathering with prayer before partaking in group activities.  This is an open group so come whenever you can. Venues for our gatherings may vary depending on what the group wants to do and the size of the group.
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Marriage Matters
Leader:
David and Lindsey Dix
When:
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, @ 7pm
Type:
Married
Location:
Lagrangeville
We are focused on strengthening our marriages through Christ-centered discussions and biblical applications. We start each group meeting with some light refreshments. Then we transition into a structured discussion designed to allow everyone an opportunity to share highs and lows in their personal lives. We will watch a short video series on marriage and have a group discussion afterward. We always close in prayer.
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Deane Marriage Group
Leader:
Mark and Mary Deane
When:
Monday evening 7pm -8:30pm twice a month
Type:
Married
Location:
Lagrangeville
Our group is designed to share the Word through the Valley Christian Church sermon series. We apply the message to our own lives and discuss what the sermon and scriptures mean to us in our everyday lives. We start every meeting going around the room to ask everybody for prayer requests. We then pray together and go right to our topic. Our group meets twice a month, usually every other week on Mondays from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
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Lavery Marriage Group
Leader:
Nicole Lavery
When:
2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 6pm.
Type:
Currently Closed
Location:
Hopewell Junction
Our group will be about strengthening marriages through fellowship and God’s word and truths. We will be using right now media and sermons as a guideline curriculum. Group Currently Full
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Couples Bible Study - Ephesians
Leader:
Pat and Theresa Farley
When:
7-8:30pm, 2x/month on Mondays from Feb-Jun
Type:
Family
Location:
Poughkeepsie
This group is for married couples who desire to grow in relationship with one another and grow your personal relationship with God. The Bible teaches that Faith grows through “hearing”, and hearing from the word of God. We are inviting 4 couples to join us as we study the book of Ephesians together, using a study lead by JD Greer as our guide. It has been our experience and is our full expectation, that God will meet us in his word and give even more for us to learn and love about Him. No matter who long or short you have been following Christ, we invite you to join us for an exciting time of study and hanging out together! We will meet for a total of 10 sessions on Myers Corners Road in Wappingers.
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Mom's Living for Christ
Leader:
Nicole Lavery
When:
Tuesday’s at 9:00am bi-weekly
Type:
Currently Closed
Location:
Hopewell Junction
We are a group of moms getting together to grow in our relationship with Christ and support each other as we raise our children. We will utilize Right Now Media to guide us as we grow. We will meet twice a month on Tuesday at 9:00am. Group Currently Full
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Ladies Friday Night Group
Leader:
Mary Deane
When:
Every other Friday from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
Type:
Women
Location:
Poughkeepsie
We start each meeting, talking about what is happening in our lives, and then we go to God in prayer with any prayer concerns. We then begin our discussion on a selected recent sermon and share what each of us has received from that sermon.
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Maureen's Women's Group
Leader:
Maureen Villegas
When:
Wednesday 7p bi-weekly
Type:
Women
Location:
Various
Discussion of sermons
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Guatemala Mission Trip 2020
Leader:
Stephen Francis
When:
Once a month meeting to prepare for trip.
Type:
Activity
Location:
Hopewell campus
Are you looking for the opportunity to share the gospel with people overseas?. Join us for a once in a lifetime mission trip to Guatemala on October 23-30th. On this trip, we will be interacting with several orphanages to help feed and teach bible lessons. We'll also have a day during the trip to enjoy the many attractions of the area (including hiking a live volcano). The cost will be 1,000 dollars. Upon sign up, you will receive a payment plan for the trip along with assistance in how to raise funds. The sign up will be available until January 31st.
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33 Men's Group - Part 4
Leader:
Aaron Johnson
When:
Saturdays at 9:30 am
Type:
Men
Location:
Hopewell Campus
Men are being told LIES about what it means to be a man – and it’s literally killing us.We’re exhausted from the constant pressure, loneliness and feeling like we never measure up. Could there be a better way? We’re here to help you discover a healthy vision for manhood and a community where you can be yourself. 33 The Series is a video series that helps men discover a healthy vision for manhood and become who they’re created to be. Discover a healthy vision for manhood. Become who you're created to be.
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Moms of preschoolers and early elementary
Leader:
Rose Marie Matthew
When:
Monthly on a Sunday 1pm(week will vary each month)
Type:
Women
Location:
Hopewell Junction
This group is a fellowship of moms of preschoolers and kids in early elementary years. We will meet one Sunday a month at 1pm. We will connect socially, eat lunch together, watch a parenting video and share our experiences with each other. Most importantly we will have fun as we do life together and support each other on this incredible journey of motherhood!
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Cooking and Purpose Driven Life for Middle Schoolers
Leader:
Melissa Berardis and Emma Berardis
When:
Monthly, Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm
Type:
Students
Location:
Hopewell Junction
Our group is geared towards middle schoolers that would love to learn how to cook new dishes for family dinners! As we eat the meal we learn how to prepare together we will also read and discuss the book “A purpose driven life” for their age group!
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