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Anne Summers

Welcome to Early Worship

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The 8 am worship
gathering is now
8:15 am Early Worship!
WHY TRY EARLY WORSHIP?
Check out some of the fresh changes starting THIS SUNDAY!
  • More time for you and your family in the morning
  • FREE breakfast starting at 7:45 am
  • KIDS Ministry for children ages birth-5th grade (See details below!)
  • Same great worship with some early church elements creatively integrated into your worship experience.

Are you or your student interested in volunteering during the 8:15 am worship gathering? We have opportunities available with all age groups!

Email Amy Natzke to learn more!
Interested in volunteering at the 8:15 am worship gathering?
Email Amy Natzke to learn more!
Ready to try out Children’s Ministry at 8:15 am?
Here’s what you need to know!
  • KIDS Ministry is available at 8:15 am for kids ages birth-5th grade
  • Check in and programming for all age groups is on the lower level.
  • Please make sure your children have finished their breakfast before entering their classrooms.
  • Pick up and drop off locations for 9:30 am and 11 am worship gatherings will not change.

Compassion Sunday

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Compassion Sunday Keeps Going!
Valley Church
On Mother’s Day weekend, we had offering a special opportunity help children around the world. If you weren’t able to sponsor a child yet, there’s still time!
We are excited to once again work with Compassion International. Their sponsorship program helps lift families and communities out of poverty, and they do it all in the name of Jesus.
Ready to sponsor a child? You can get started right now!

Looking for more options? Check out the Compassion website!

How to Share Your Faith in the 21st Century

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Sunday, January 23 from 11 am - Noon
Valley Community Center

We all want to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with our world. But some of us aren’t sure where to start, or how we should make connections in the first place with people who are explorers, skeptics, or doubters… or just unfamiliar with Christianity and the church.

Check out our great one-hour workshop where we explore how we can share our faith in the shifting cultural climate. Participants will walk away with strategies and next steps rooted in community, accountability and ongoing love and support. We hope to see you there!

No advance registration is required.

Location: Valley Community Center

Operation Christmas Child

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Please return boxes to Valley Church by
Sunday, November 20!

Let’s share some Christmas joy with children around the world! Operation Christmas Child boxes are available for pick up in the atrium at Valley Church. Pick up one box (or more!) to fill on your own.

Take a look at the packing suggestions!

Please return all filled boxes to Valley Church by Sunday, November 20 at 6:30 pm.

The 2021 Christmas Bash

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THE CHRISTMAS BASH IS BACK!

We invite you to join with other women and celebrate God’s Amazing Grace for us this 2021 Christmas Season. This year’s BASH will be the BEST yet! It includes a wonderful time of fellowship around a table enjoying a delicious luncheon, delightful music and our inspiring Guest Speaker, Jen Schmidt:

Jen Schmidt

For over a decade, Jen Schmidt has been encouraging, challenging, and cheering on women to embrace both the beauty and bedlam of their everyday lives on her lifestyle blog, Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. A popular speaker, worship leader and the founder/host of the annual Becoming Conference, Jen shares with humor and authenticity as she invites others to join her on this bumpy, beautiful life journey. As the Lifeway author of “Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation,”

Jen believes that an open door is the launching pad for some of His most significant Kingdom work. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, five children, a few too many animals, and an available sofa for anyone who needs it.

Find out more about Jen!

Open to Grace Luncheon

Tickets are currently sold out. Join our waitlist!

2021 Christmas Bash
Saturday, December 4
11 am – 1 pm
Valley Church
Ticket Price: $20/person

Celebrate God’s Amazing Grace by attending this year’s Christmas Bash. And share His Grace by purchasing an extra ticket (or tickets) for neighbors, friends or family – sharing the Good News of His grace to all.

Also, Please consider blessing one (or more) Single Moms or Hand in Hand Moms by purchasing and gifting a Bash Luncheon ticket.

(Please note this purchase is separate from buying your Bash Ticket.)

Purchase your tickets online or at the church office during business hours. This event has reserved table seating—please remember to purchase all tickets at the same time for everyone who would like to sit together. The earlier you purchase your tickets, the better your seating!

Join the waitlist!

AND… the BASH just would not be the BASH without SHOPPING!

We invite you to Shop before or after OR before and after the BASH LUNCHEON.

Valley Community Center’s Holiday Makers Market

Saturday, December 4
9 am – 3 pm
Valley Community Center
(4444 Fuller Rd, West Des Moines)
Open to the general public
No entry fee!

The Valley Community Center’s Holiday Makers Market featuring local Vendors who will offer handmade artwork, gifts, foods and other goods.

(Please note: The Bash Luncheon requires a ticket – $20/person. The Holiday Makers Market does NOT require a ticket.)

Email Diana for more information

Night of Worship

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Friday, July 22

7 pm

Let’s worship together! As a community, we’re looking forward to gathering together and experiencing all God has for us. Before the busy fall season begins, take some time to sing, celebrate, and proclaim who Jesus is and what he has done.

Location: Valley Community Center – Outdoors

Global Greens Farmer’s Market

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Global Greens Farmer's Market is Back!

Sundays from 8 am - 12:30 pm

June 6 - October 10

Enjoy a taste of summer by purchasing fresh produce and supporting the farmers at Global Greens. Please use cash as payment.

A greater selection of produce will be available as the season progresses.

Location: Valley Church – Outside the main entrance

Did you know? 20 families from either Burundi, Rwanda, Bhutan, or Myanmar farm the land behind the Valley Community Center. They are the heart of Global Greens.

Our partnership with Lutheran Services allows former refugees access to land, so they can grow food, learn more about U.S. agriculture, and start their own business.

Email Cindy for more information
June

Seasonal produce likely available:
Cilantro, Dill, Arugula, Garlic, Kale, Broccoli, Green Onions, Snap Peas, Spinach, and Turnips

July

Seasonal produce likely available:
Amaranth Greens, Dill, Basil, Bac Choi, Green Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Collards, Cucumber, Garlic, Kale, Okra, Peppers, Squash, and Tomatoes

August

Seasonal produce likely available:
Green Beans, Beets, Carrot, Chard, Collards, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Kale, Okra, Onions, Peppers, Squash, and Tomatoes

September

Seasonal produce likely available:
Cilantro, Arugula, Bac Choi, Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrot, Collards, Garlic, Kale, Kohlrabi, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Radish, Shallots, Squash, Tomatoes, and Turnips

October

Seasonal produce likely available:
Cilantro, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrot, Garlic, Kale, Leek, Lettuce, Onions, Potatoes, Radish, Rutabaga, Shallots, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, and Turnips

Ice Cream Social with Pastor Quintin & Ruth

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Monday, July 5

6-7:30 pm

Join Pastor Quintin and Ruth for an ice cream social THIS Monday night at the Valley Community Center from 6-7:30 pm. We’ll have FREE Cold Stone ice cream for everyone! Come and go as you like. We hope you can make it!

Location: Valley Community Center

National Day of Prayer

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Thursday, May 6 at 12-1 pm

“But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
Acts 6:4

Let’s pray together! Come together with others to pray for our country and world, as well as in our own lives and spheres of influence. We hope you will join us over your lunch break to commit all of these things to God!
Location: Valley Church Chapel

Square One

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Watch this video!

We are excited to bring you Square One, an interactive family experience! We hope you enjoy Square One with your family. We designed this for parents and kids to experience together!

Square one has two parts—this Video and a package! What’s inside? You will have to wait to see until it arrives at your house.

Fill out the form below, and we’ll mail it to you!