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LIFE SKILLS

At Green Valley Community Church we know that life isn't really as random as it sometimes seems. We understand the importance of equipping people with the tools and skills they need to help them through all that life has to offer—the good times as well as the bad. That’s why we are devoted to offering a diverse program of classes and support groups to residents of El Dorado County.

This year, most classes are free with your only cost being the price of the book. We've provided Amazon links below, but you can purchase or borrow the books anywhere! Classes with cost will provide the book/class materials for you. Please register for classes with registration links so instructor will know how many people to expect. Looking forward to seeing you!

 
 
 Surviving the Holidays

Surviving the Holidays

Facing the holidays after a significant loss ( divorce or death of a loved one) can feel overwhelming and incredibly lonely. Instead of wishing away the holidays, choose to participate in one of these very helpful and healing programs: Surviving the Holidays Divorce Care or Surviving the Holidays Grief Share. Both will give you tools and strategies to make it through the intimidating weeks ahead. You are not alone.
No registration needed. Divorce care in room 401 and Grief Share in the Family Center.

SPIRITUALITY

 

M.Y.N.A: Mom, You’re Not Alone

At “MYNA,” we’re passionate about CONNECTing through relationships. Our goal is for mothers of young children (0-5), in all walks of life, to be COMFORTed that they are not alone. Motherhood in itself can be a daily struggle, but also one of the most rewarding seasons. Our hope is that each mother will walk away from MYNA feeling ENCOURAGEd and loved. Not only by fellow mothers but also by Jesus. This semester we're focusing on the "Girl, Wash Your Face" book by Rachel Hollis (not required to attend the class.)

Dates: January 8- May 14
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 9:30 - 11 AM
Location:  Room 307
Fee: starts at $40 Register Now!
Book:  Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

 
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Women In Prayer

Prayer develops our relationship with God. If we never speak to the people we know, the relationship will quickly deteriorate. It is the same way with God. Prayer - talking with God - helps us grow closer and become more intimately connected to Him.  This group offers an opportunity to gather in His name and grow closer through prayer. Whether you want to pray for others, are in need of personal prayer or want to share a praise for answered prayer, join us whenever you can. No need to register. For women only.

Dates: Ongoing
Day: Thursdays
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Location: Room 303
Fee: Free          No Registration Needed
Book: None
Instructor: Oliver & Hayman

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Relationships

 

Marriage Ministry: Cherish

Millions of couples getting married have pledged to "love and cherish, until death do us part." Most of us understand and get the love part . . . but what does it mean to cherish our spouse? Why do we say it once at the wedding and then rarely even mention it again? Learn how to infuse more energy into your marriage instead of just doing life the same as always. Cherishing can breathe light, hope and new life into a marriage - even one marred by neglect and disrespect. 

Dates: September 9 - December 16
Day: Sundays
Time: 9 - 10:30 AM
Location:  Room 307
Fee: Free  Register Now!
Book:  Cherish
Instructor: Marriage Ministry Team

 
Divorce Care

Divorce Care

It is time to deal with the issues surrounding your separation or divorce. This 12 week class covers topics such as healing, anger, depression, financial survival and moving on with your life after divorce. Appropriate for anyone separated or divorced regardless of how long it has been.

Dates: September 16 - December 16
Day: Sundays
Time: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Room 401
Fee: $18   Register Now!
Book: Workbook Included
Instructor: McGinnis, Moeller & Brimhall

 

adoption & Foster Family Support

Current or prospective foster or adoptive parents learn strategies for parenting children with a wounded background. Connect with other parents and receive encouragement and support.

Dates: Ongoing
Day: 4th Sundays
Time: 11 AM - Noon
Location:  Room 205
Fee: Free       
Book: None
Instructor: 1:27 Ministry Team

 
Thursday Morning Men's Group

Thursday Morning Men's Group

You are invited to join this dynamic group of men each Thursday morning as they meet for a tasty breakfast & fellowship. Meets at Buttercup Pantry in Placerville. The meeting is free, but does not include cost of meal.

Dates: Ongoing
Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Location: The Buttercup Pantry on Main Street Placerville
Fee: Free (meal not included)    No Registration Needed

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Navigating Life

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Among Friends

A monthly support group for women who are widowed. Meets the first Tuesday of each month. You are welcome to attend regardless of how recent your loss.

Dates: Ongoing
Day: First Tuesday of the Month
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: The Family Center
Fee: FREE      No Registration Required
Book: None
Instructor: Aubin & Canwright

 

Bipolar Insights
Mental HEalth Education Center

Biblically-based, confidential classes for individuals, families and the community. Bipolar Insights offers education that will enhance your life through better management. A combination of journaling, self-awareness and support gives an individual with bipolar disorder and their family and friends the opportunity to manage their lives and experience the quality of life that Christ offers: peace, hope and joy.

Date: Ongoing  
Day: Mondays
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Location:  Room 304
Fee: $5/Class    Please register and pay in person at your first class meeting
Book:  None
Instructor: Rose

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Celebrate REcovery

This year–round group changes lives through the love of Jesus Christ. If you have experienced a life hurt, habit, or hang up then Celebrate Recovery is the perfect place for you to feel safe while you learn to heal from your pain. It is not just a place for people dealing with addictions, it is for anyone who has been dealing with life’s difficulties. Learn new tools that will teach you how to let go and let God!

Date: Ongoing  
Day: Thursdays
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location:  Room 307
Fee: Free    No Registration Needed
Book:  Recovery Bible
Instructor: Celebrate Recovery Team

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Celebration Place

Celebration Place is a 52-week complementary children’s resource to Celebrate Recovery. Its goal is to break the cycle of dysfunction in our families. While adults explore topics that bring healing and wholeness, kids discover the same truths in age–appropriate ways. This program offers a wonderful, year round journey of songs, games, videos, impactful experiences, and great conversation.  

Date: Ongoing  
Day: Thursdays
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location:  The Family Center
Fee: Free    No Registration Needed
Book:  None
Instructor: Celebration Place Tea

 

grief share

Grief Share is a support group for those who have experienced the loss of someone due to death. It is a safe place for you to come, where you can grieve with others who understand the pain of losing someone they love. Each week we view a video created by experts in the field of grief and we have discussion time to help you work through your grieving process so that you can move from mourning to joy. The group meets every Tuesday. Sessions run in 13-week cycles but you can join at any time. Scholarships are available.

Dates: Ongoing
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: In The Family Center
Fee: $18   Register Now!
Book: Workbook Included
Instructor: Griefshare

 
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The Landing

The Landing is a year–round program for kids ages 12 to 18 years old that helps them negotiate the path to freedom, healing and wholeness. This dynamic resource mirrors the content presented in the Celebrate Recovery program. The lessons deliver hope–filled truths and real life strategies for giving young people the tools to make wise choices and develop healthy patterns for living.

Date: Ongoing  
Day: Fridays
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location:  Room 307
Fee: Free    No Registration Needed
Book:  None
Instructor: The Landing Team