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Anne Summers

Life Group Connecting Dinner

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Monday, March 9 at 6:30 pm

Would you like to make friends and experience some authentic community? Whether you’ve been attending Valley for a couple of weeks or many years, join us around the table for a fun evening of fellowship and delicious food.

Mike & Jess Alexander are excited to welcome you and are accepting new members in their Life Group. Space is limited, so RSVP to Susan as soon as possible! Childcare is available.

Location: Home of Mike & Jess Alexander

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Latvia Information Meeting

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Sunday, February 23 at 11 am

Night to Shine continues to show the amazing difference that love and encouragement can have upon those with special needs. Do you know there is the opportunity to make that same difference in another country?

This summer, from June 22 – July 1, a team from Valley is traveling to Latvia to offer a week-long camp. Make a bold move by learning more at the information meeting coming soon!

Location: Valley Church – Courtyard Hall East (lower level)

Email Beth
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Family Dinner

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Sunday, February 9 from 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Family Dinner is an opportunity for families to connect with other families from Valley Church. This event is specifically designed for parents who are looking to join a Valley Church Life Group.

Families will first be able to eat lunch with other families. Then the kids will go play in the gym, and adults will have a few minutes to connect and explore what it’s like to be in a Life Group.

Location: Valley Community Center

Sign up today!
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Spiritual Discovery Groups

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Mondays from 6-7:30 pm
Begins Monday, January 20
Free Dinner Included!

Do you have questions and doubts about God and faith? Are you exploring Christianity? If so, check out a Spiritual Discovery Group! These informal, small group gatherings with dinner included are designed to provide a safe place for people to explore at their own pace, express their thoughts and feelings openly, voice their observations and questions honestly, or just listen to others share.

A new group is starting Monday, January 20. Sign up below! Have questions? Contact Vernon Delpesce at for more information.

Sign up today!
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Community Bridges Luncheon

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Sunday, January 12 from 11 am

Would you like to have stronger connections with your neighbors and your community? Join us for a FREE LUNCH hosted by our Community Bridges Team on the second Sunday of every month at 11am! We’ll discuss simple ways to reach the people around you and begin building bridges. Can’t wait to see you there! (No registration required.)

Contact Lisa for more information.

Location: Valley Church – Chapel

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Christmas Dinner for Internationals

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Sunday, December 15 from 6-8 pm

Let’s get together to enjoy holiday music, a traditional American meal, tasty treats, and a Christmas program! This event is open to the community and all are welcome.

This event is FREE, but we need to know how many people are coming. Please sign up below!

Halal and vegetarian meals are available.

Location: Valley Church

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Christmas Eve 2019

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Monday, December 23 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, December 24 at 2, 3:30, 5, 6:30 & 11 pm

Let’s celebrate Christmas together! Join us for carols, the story of the first Christmas, a special children’s message, candle lighting, and much more!

The first five Christmas Eve celebrations are held in the auditorium.
Monday, December 23 at 6:30 pm, and Tuesday, December 24 at 2, 3:30, 5 and 6:30 pm.

THEN we end the day with an intimate Candles and Carols gathering at 11 pm in the Chapel.

Location: Valley Church

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Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays

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Saturday, November 2 from 9-11 am

When you are grieving the death of a loved one, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our two-hour Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants prepare for the holidays and even discover hope for the future.

Contact Patti for more information.

Location: Valley Church – North Point (Lower Level)

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Parent Seminar

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Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30-8 pm
Valley Church Chapel

All parents and grandparents of kids and teenagers are invited! Valley Church Pastor Brandon Early, a nationally-recognized youth and technology expert, helps you more confidently parent your kids in a world full of smart phones, text messaging, iPads, Netflix, and social media. This event is free and open to the community.

No sign-up is required to attend. Invite a friend to come with you for this informative, empowering event.

If you’re new to Valley Church, you’re welcome to bring your kids along. During the seminar, we have programming available for kids and teens ages birth – 8th grade. See below for more information about that programming.

Birth-5th Grade Location: Valley Church, 4343 Fuller Road, West Des Moines
6th-8th Grade Location: Valley Community Center, 4444 Fuller Road, West Des Moines


Kids Younger Than Kindergarten

If you need childcare for a child younger than kindergarten, please register below. Childcare is free, and this information allows us to better communicate with you and to provide a safe ratio of volunteers to children.

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Kindergarten-5th Grade Visitor Check-In

Starting at 6:15 pm, Parents and children can check in at the Welcome Desk located just inside the main entrance at the church building. During check-in, fill out an emergency card with name, phone number and email, and pick up your child’s name tag. Volunteers are available to guide you to the meeting spot for your child’s age group.

Pick up is at 7:30 pm, and in most cases your child will be waiting for you in the same room where you dropped off.

What happens at the K-5th grade program?

Each week includes a large group Bible teaching time, games, Bible-focused small group activities, and discussion. The entire night is centered on kids connecting in a small group with other kids and led by a small group leader. Our programming is divided into three age-specific groups: Kindergarten-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, and 5th grade.

6th-8th Grade Visitor Check-In

Parents do not need to accompany 6th-8th grade visitors inside the Valley Community Center. Visitors are welcome to either meet up with their friend who invited them before coming inside, or just come inside on their own. Visitors should go to the Welcome Table right inside the main entrance, which will be marked with lots of bright balloons.

What happens at the 6-8th grade program?

Each week includes a game, worshipping God through singing, a large group Bible lesson, and small group meeting time. Our middle school program is a great opportunity for your kids to meet friends, build relationships, and learn how to be a follower of Jesus.


At Valley Church, your child’s safety is of utmost importance. All of our volunteers are trained and screened. Our younger children (2nd grade and under) must be checked in and out by a parent or other responsible person through a computerized check-in, name tag system.

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

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Sunday, November 24 from 4:30-6:30 pm
3-4 pm for Special Needs Families

Join us as we pack over 1,000 shoeboxes for children around the world! Come and go as your time allows. Filler items and monetary donations are welcome, but not required. Everyone is welcome to this free event!

Location: Valley Community Center

Starting Saturday, November 2, Operation Christmas Child boxes are available at Valley Church. Pick one up a box (or more!) to fill on your own! Please return all filled boxes to Valley Church by Sunday, November 24 at 6:30 pm.

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