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Baptism Celebration

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July 16, 2023

8, 9:30 & 11 am

Have you placed your faith in Jesus? Whether you’ve been a Christian for a couple of weeks or a couple of decades baptism is your next step!

To participate, please attend one information meeting. Meetings offered after every Sunday worship gathering. No RSVP necessary! Find the time that works for you.

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Adult classes

Sundays: May 21, 28, & June 4

• Meet in the main office right after each worship gathering


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Sunday, August 7 from 8 am - 12 pm (Noon)

New to Valley Church? Or just want to discover how to get more involved? We’re putting all of our NEXT content into one morning! It’s perfect for those wanting to learn about Valley Church but are short on time. NEXT is an interactive course to learn about our vision and values and help you find your purpose and place at Valley Church!

  • Learn all about our vision, values, and beliefs
  • Get to know our key leaders
  • Meet new friends and get better connected
  • Discover opportunities for growth and involvement
  • Experience Valley’s connection to our community and world
  • Learn how to pursue membership and more
How does NEXT change my Sunday?
  • You won’t miss worship at all! Attending worship at Maplenol Café (with Pastor Quintin’s message) is included as a part of NEXT.
  • Childcare and children’s ministries provided at Valley Church throughout the morning.
  • FREE breakfast and coffee provided for you.

Location: Valley Community Center

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The Great Pumpkin Party

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Sunday, October 20 - Wednesday, October 23

Sunday, October 20 · 5-7 pm (Families with Special Needs Night)
Monday, October 21 · 6-8 pm
Tuesday, October 22 · 6-8 pm
Wednesday, October 23 · 6-8 pm

The Great Pumpkin Party is coming! You don’t want to miss this party thrown BY Valley Church FOR our community! Invite your friends and family to the best party of the fall. Wear your non-scary costumes and enjoy giant inflatables, pony rides, carnival games, free popcorn, and more! We’ll also have David Laflin and his amazing illusions presenting three shows each night!

With over 7,000 guests last year, The Great Pumpkin Party is Des Moines’ best family activity this fall. It’s totally free and primarily indoors (so don’t worry about the weather)! AND this year we’ve added an extra day to accommodate even more families!

There’s something for everyone at the Great Pumpkin Party!

Location: Valley Church and Valley Community Center

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Vision Weekend

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Saturday, September 24 · 5:30 pm (online)
Sunday, September 25 · 8:15, 9:30 & 11 am
Celebrate | Pray | Anticipate | Affirm

It’s time to celebrate God’s faithfulness in the past year and look ahead to his vision for the future. Be sure to join us for any weekend worship gathering to hear how God is leading Valley Church.

Location: Valley Church Worship Gatherings

PLUS: Brief Annual Members Meeting
On Sunday, September 25 at 10:40 am, we’ll take a few minutes to review the year and to affirm the nominees and annual budget plan. If you’re unable to attend the meeting, please drop off your affirmation ballot at marked boxes at Valley Church between 8 am – 12:30 pm on Sunday, September 25.

Have any questions about the leadership report? Attend a Valley Forum on Thursday, September 15 from 7-8 pm or Saturday, September 17 from 9-10 am.

If you have any questions, e-mail Valley Church.

Meeting Location: Student Ministries Room

Good for All Conference

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Thursday, September 26 - Saturday, September 28

Join us as we learn from thought leaders, pastors, and church innovators how we can love our communities better and share the Good News winsomely and effectively.

Our time together will propel you to deepen your Christian life and confidently shine the light of the gospel. Good For All will empower ALL Christ-followers — growing disciples, leaders, pastors, and community/professional leaders.

Discover how YOU can:

– Love your neighbors in real ways where you live, work, and play
– Build unprecedented good will in your community
– Start and grow relationships with people outside the church
– Create bridges of friendship with spiritual explorers

Discover how YOUR CHURCH can:

– Engage your community, whatever your context
– Move from an inward to an outward focus
– Make outreach a passionate priority of every ministry
– Learn to share the good news in a non-threatening way


Bob Goff, NY Times Best-Selling Author of “Love Does” and “Everybody, Always”

Lee Strobel, NY Times Best-Selling Author of over 20 books including “The Case for Christ”


Dave Runyon, Author of “The Art of Neighboring”

Kristin Schell, Author and Founder of The Turquoise Table and Front Yard People Movement

Alejandro Mandes, Director of All Peoples Ministries. Founder of Immigrant Hope and GATEWAY Theological Institute

Philip Abode, Lead Pastor of Crossover Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. An innovator in creating partnerships with community organizations

Catherine Gates, Senior Director of Content & Partnerships for Workmatters

Fazale Rana, Vice President of Research & Apologetics at Reasons to Believe

Craig Springer, Executive Director of Alpha USA

Garry Poole, Author of the award-winning “Seeker Small Groups” plus the Tough Questions series, and numerous study guides with Lee Strobel.

Jerry & Nancy Foster, FamilyLife Speakers

Kimberly Stuart, Author of eight published novels including the Heidi Elliot series.

Clint Grider, Cheif Integration Officer at Auxano

Amy Thorson, Iowa Network Director for Alpha, helping local churches create a safe space where people can explore life’s big questions.

Quintin Stieff, Lead Pastor of Valley Church in Des Moines, Iowa

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Garage NO Sale

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Saturday, May 20 · 8 - 10:30 am

Want to clean out your closet and help those in need at the same time? We’re hosting a series of seasonal Garage NO Sale events in 2023 for our community! By making the change to multiple events, we can target specific needs and offer a wider range of opportunity for those in need.

Want to know more about the heart behind Garage NO Sale? Find out more!


Thursday, May 18 from noon – 7 pm
Friday, May 19 from 10 am –  6 pm


Saturday, May 20 from 8 – 10:30 am

  • Household Items
  • Kitchenware
  • Bath
  • Home Office
  • Yard & Garden
  • Pillows
  • Linens
  • Toys & Games

Please only donate items listed above.


We need many volunteers to help collect and sort the donated items, and to serve the day of the event. Sign up to volunteer below.

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May 20, 2023

  • Household Items
  • Kitchenware
  • Bath
  • Home Office
  • Yard & Garden
  • Pillows
  • Linens
  • Toys & Games

August 26, 2023

  • Furniture
  • Appliances
    (No larger than a dorm fridge. If you’d like to donate a larger appliance (washer, dryer, etc), we will work to connect you with someone who needs that item.)
  • Toys & Games


Garage NO Sale is an opportunity for you to put your love for your neighbors and heart of generosity into action. Through our partnerships with community agencies, we invite people in our area to come shop for whatever they may need. And everything is FREE! Here’s the best part…we all get a chance to participate in making this an amazing event! 

We have a spot for you to give of your time and skill as we receive donations, sort and set up available items, and help our guests leading up to and during the event. Whether you are looking to volunteer with your life group, with your family, or on your own, we have a place for you!

Generosity is a core value of Valley Church, and we are always looking for ways to direct our resources in an intentional manner. Garage NO Sale is just one way that we partner with our community!

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Love You Des Moines Days

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Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 16

Love You Des Moines Days is coming up! This nine-day event is packed with opportunities to love our community. 1,000+ Valley Church adults, youth, and children will discover what’s possible when we’re mobilized in fun, easy, and meaningful service and connection with our neighbors and community.

When all of us come together to reach out to our neighbors, God creates a lasting impact. Find a way to serve just 2-4 hours in ways that use our gifts and abilities, and let’s see how God moves!

Location: Valley Community Center and various Des Moines locations

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Easter Weekend

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Saturday, March 31 - Sunday, April 1

Saturday, March 31 · 4:00 & 5:30pm · Valley Church Chapel
Sunday, April 1 · 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00am · Valley Church Auditorium
Sunday, April 1 · 9:30am · Traditions in Valley Church Chapel
Sunday, April 1 · 9:30am · Maplenol Cafe in Valley Community Center

Join us for Easter as we celebrate with special music, an inspirational message, and an uplifting time for the whole family! Invite family and friends to one (or more!) of our seven opportunities to worship on Saturday and Sunday.

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Good Friday

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Friday, April 19 · 5:00 & 7:00pm

Join us for this moving worship and communion gathering. Childcare is available for children birth-kindergarten.

Location: Valley Church Auditorium

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Baptism Weekend

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Saturday, April 12 · 5:30pm
Sunday, April 13 · 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00am

Have you placed your faith in Jesus? Whether you’ve been a Christian for a couple of weeks or a couple of decades baptism is your next step! To participate, choose an information meeting offered please attend one information meeting offered each week in March.

Make sure to join us during each worship gathering this weekend as we celebrate all that God has done in the lives of our Valley Church family!

Location: Every weekend worship gathering

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