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Friday, October 21 – Sunday, October 23


  • Cost: Early Bird (Thru Aug. 21) – $150
  • Regular Rate (Aug. 22-Oct. 9) – $175
  • Registration Deadline: October 9, 2022
  • Drop off @ Valley Church: 5 PM on Friday
  • Pick Up @ Valley Church: 12:30 PM on Sunday
  • Bring a sack supper on Friday

Our theme for Fall Retreat 2022 is Break Trail. A “trail-breaker” is someone who goes ahead, who makes a new way, and who invites others to follow along behind them. That’s exactly what Jesus did for us! He broke a new trail for us to follow. This year at Fall Retreat, we’ll read the stories of Jesus breaking new trails as we discover that Jesus Never Gives Up on UsIs AliveCan Be Trusted, and Gives Us a Mission.

We believe that there is NO BETTER place to spend a weekend in the fall than with your friends and High School Volunteers at Hidden Acres Christian Center! This weekend will be full of community building, games, food, and Jesus-focused teaching. We can’t wait to see you there!

Sunday, November 20
6:00-8:00 pm


  • Cost: FREE
  • Location: Student Ministries Room

It’s back! Join us for a time of celebration while enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving meal and hilarious Turkey-Themed games! There’s a lot that we have to be thankful for – but sometimes we need to be reminded of those things. We’ll have short message talking about how we can more intentionally be thankful for what God has given us.

Wednesday, December 21
6:00-8:00 PM


  • Cost: FREE
  • Registration: Coming Soon!
  • Location: Valley Church Lower Level

The Christmas Open is Mini Golf at its finest… or, at least, it’s funnest! That’s definitely not a word, but we’re using it anyway! Join us before the holidays for an event that is both fun and free. The Christmas Open is a miniature golf event, featuring some over-the-top Christmas decorations that even Buddy the Elf would be proud of.

January 6-8, 2023


  • Early Bird: $180 (Thru. Dec. 4)
  • Regular Rate: $220 (Dec. 5-Dec. 23)
  • Registration CLOSES Dec. 23 @ Midnight
  • Location: Downtown Des Moines Marriott (700 Grand Ave.)

Impact is a High School conference where around 700 students and leaders from churches all over Iowa and the Midwest join together for a fantastic weekend of spiritual growth, relationship building, and memory-making! This year’s theme is The Hope Within based on 1 Peter 3:15 which says, “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”

We’re looking forward to an awesome weekend!