Adult Ministries

Adult Ministries are activities focused on enhancing the ability of adults to live as Christ would have us live. We are called as a church, and as individuals, to love God, to love one another, and to make disciples. 

Adult ministries helps us to learn more about God and helps us grow in our ability to love one another and to grow as disciples.  

Everyone is encouraged to routinely participate in 9:00am Connecting Time on Sundays. Weekly and special opportunities to grow include classes, retreats, and small groups.  

For any questions contact Cynthia Younger (Walk To Emmaus) or Susan Asher (Discipleship Elder).

Activities for Men

Men Matter at East Woods.  Find your Place. 

  • Men's Breakfast

    2nd Saturday of Each Month from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 A.M.

    The men of East Woods gather on the first Saturday of every month at East Woods in Evergreen Hall at 7:30 a.m. to share a hearty meal and a unique fellowship. Attendees lead a faith-based discussion on a biblical principle as it applies to everyday life.  The bond of caring men with common struggles makes coming early worth the effort…and the food is pretty tasty too! 

    Visitors and friends are encouraged to attend!

  • Men's Happy Hour

    4th Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.At McMenamins

    Invite a friend and join the men for a social gathering every fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at McMenamins across from the church for a time of food and fellowship.

  • Men's Retreat

    Oct 25-27 2019

    This annual retreat is held in Lincoln City at the Dawn Treader Retreat.  Great accommodations, good people, tons of food, free time, and an interactive program make for a great weekend together. Contact Keith (209) 329-2761 for more info or to sign up. $125/person (scholarships available)

  • Men's Walk to Emmaus

    Oct 3-6 2019, Vancouver First United Methodist Church

    A once in a lifetime opportunity for spiritual renewal.  There are two opportunities to participate in The Walk to Emmaus each year. 

Activities for Women

Enjoy the ongoing activities for women at East Woods. 


Women's Retreat (Spring)

Take a break from the daily grind and head to the beach for a time of companionship, fun, relaxation, good food and spiritual growth with the women of East Woods.

March 6-8 2020.

Spiritual Renewal

Participate in a once in a lifetime experience of spiritual renewal at the Women's Walk to Emmaus. The walk is held twice a year. The next Walk to Emmaus is scheduled October 17-20, 2019 at the Vancouver United Methodist Church.