Studies and Groups

Easter Retreat 2013

COTV Annual Retreat at Camp Olmstead

Bible Study

Bishop J leads our much-loved Bible study every Wednesday at 6:30 PM. On any given evening, you may find yourself studying and discussing anything from forgiveness to sexuality to the apostle Paul. Everyone from a New Testament scholar to someone who just saw a Bible in a hotel room drawer is welcome to attend. Just bring a willingness to have your mind expanded!


Young Adult Fellowship

Our church is full of 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s, and we love to get together. If you’re young and craving community in this city, consider coming to our periodic events and weekly Bible study (usually on Tuesday evenings). For information on dates and locations, contact


Village Time Progressive Spiritual Studies

Join us before church every Sunday at 9:15 AM for an hour of  fascinating studies that change with the seasons. Depending on the month, you might be taking a feminist adventure into the Bible, talking about our response to poverty, or exploring how our faith relates to Tolkien’s The Hobbit or Star Trek! All are welcome to drop in any Sunday morning.


Healing for Grief and Loss Support Group

Are you suffering the pain of recent loss or the ache of unresolved old loss? We offer a safe space to talk, to share feelings and memories, or just be in silence, as needed. Please join us every third Sunday of the month at 12:15 PM.s


United Methodist Women

We are a new and diverse group of women who campaign for social change in the historic tradition of the United Methodist Women with a missional focus on women, children and youth. If you are an interested female-identified child of God, please join us at our monthly meeting after church on the second Sunday of every month at 12:15 PM!


Morning Prayer Call

Every Wednesday morning at 7 AM, we gather for a 20 minute conference call that includes a pastoral devotion and prayer. Set your alarm a bit earlier and start you day out on a high note.

Phone: (559)546-1200

Code: 533-689-191#


Prayer Chain

The Church of the Village has a dedicated prayer group that lifts up the concerns of members and friends of our community. The prayer chain receives requests for prayer at each Sunday service and by email. Please contact Anne Hughes-Hinnen if you have a prayer request or would like to join this group.


Spiritual Fellowship Retreats

Retreat usually include worship experiences, Bible study, workshops on spiritual transformation, quiet time for reflection and meditation!  We use this an opportunity to get out of the city for a night or two, and focus on your spiritual growth and building relationships with others at COTV.