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Independence Day Parade

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Wednesday, July 3 • 6:30 pm

Come celebrate our country’s independence together as we join the West Des Moines Independence Day parade!

2024 Parade Route:

  • Start at Valley West Dr. & Ashworth Rd.
  • Ashworth Rd. to Vine St.
  • Vine St. to 16th St.
  • 16th St. to Locust St.
  • Locust St. to 9th St.
  • End at Elm St. (Wilson Park)
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Leap Day

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Thursday, February 29 • 8:30am–8:00pm
Valley Community Center

It only happens every four years, so the Valley Community Center is celebrating Leap Day in a big way by offering FREE activities ALL DAY on Thursday, February 29. We’ll have FREE FOOD throughout the day, games, bounce houses, trivia, music, and more!

  • Free food
  • Fun games
  • Bounce houses
  • Trivia
  • Music
  • More!

Put on your white or neon shirts and join us for BLACK LIGHT NIGHT! Our gym will be glowing with games of all kinds, including volleyball, 9-square, dodgeball, and more. Invite your friends and join us!

Location: Valley Community Center

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Grandparent Workshop

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Engaging With Your Grandkids
Sunday, May 19
11 am–12 pm
Valley Church Chapel

Your grandkids need you desperately, especially as they grow and become teenagers. Often, though, grandparents are the first ones who get cut out of their busy schedules. If we’re not intentional about being engaged with our grandchildren, we’ll be excluded.

So how can you thoughtfully engage with your grandkids? Uncover five ways to get involved as we watch a video of the presentation Mark Gregston delivered at the 2023 Legacy Coalition Grandparent Summit.

Mark is the founder and executive director of Heartlight, the country’s premier counseling center and boarding school for troubled teens. He hosts the podcast and radio program Parenting Today’s Teens heard on more than 1,900 stations across America. Mark has authored nearly two dozen books, including Parenting Teens in a Confusing Culture and Grandparenting Teens: Leaving a Legacy of Hope

What to expect from this workshop:

  • Enjoy fellowship with our Valley grandparent community.
  • Discover five ways to engage with your growing grandkids.
  • Explore practical next steps in small groups to strategically tackle this important topic.

Reserve your spot today to enjoy time with other grandparents, be inspired, and get equipped to connect with the next generation.

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Grandparents Celebration Luncheon

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Sunday, September 10 from 12:15–1:30 pm
Valley Church

Grandparents, it’s time to celebrate you! In honor of National Grandparents Day, we’re inviting you to a free luncheon. Join us as we recognize the unique position of influence you hold in the spiritual lives of your children and grandchildren!

Here’s what to expect:

  • Enjoy fellowship time with other Valley grandparents
  • Learn from Larry Fowler, founder of Legacy Coalition, about an “international grandparenting movement” underway that is stirring the hearts of Christian grandparents across the globe
  • Hear from Pastor Quintin and Jon Ness
  • Receive a gift
  • Did we mention free lunch?

Reserve your spot at this event to enjoy a special time with our grandparent community. You’ll be encouraged and loved! And you’ll leave inspired to be more intentional to leave a legacy of faith for your family and future generations.

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Meet the Pastor

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Sunday, April 16 & April 23
Immediately Following each Worship Gathering
Valley Church - Atrium

Pastor Quintin and Ruth are looking forward to meeting you! Take a few minutes after the worship gathering to chat with Pastor Quintin and Ruth and get to know a little more about Valley Church. We promise to only add 10 minutes to your morning!

Look for the Meet the Pastor sign in the atrium immediately following Sunday worship gatherings—usually about 9:15, 10:40 am & 12:10 pm.

We’ll see you there!

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Welcome to Early Worship

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The 8 am worship
gathering is now
8:15 am 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.

Leadership Report

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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 19!

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.