Every Sunday
9:30-10:45 am

Middle School Sunday Morning

  • Location Starting October 17: Valley Community Center Event Hall (Gym)
  • No RSVP required; just show up!

This is a low-key gathering for middle schoolers to connect, play games, and study the Bible together.

First meeting Sunday, October 17
6:00-8:00 pm

QUEST

  • Valley Church – West Central Station (lower level)
  • $20 registration required
  • Eat dinner before you come
  • Gathering dates:
    • Oct. 17
    • Oct. 31
    • Nov. 21
    • Dec. 5
    • Dec. 19
    • Jan. 9
    • Jan. 16
    • Feb. 13
    • Feb. 27
    • March 6
    • March 27
    • April 10
    • April 24
    • May 1

Quest is a class for 8th graders that meets twice a month on Sunday nights. In Quest we dig deep and learn the basics of Christian theology in a large group setting. We cover topics like God, sin, Jesus, the Bible, and salvation. Basically, we explore why we believe what we believe. This class is deeper and more intellectual than our regular Wednesday night and Sunday morning programs. The registration cost helps to pay for a workbook that students will be given on the first night. Students should bring a paper copy of the Bible and a writing utensil for every session. Questions? Email Joe at joeb@valley.church.

Sign up for Quest
Sign up to provide snacks
October 24 – 27
6:00-8:00 pm

GREAT PUMPKIN PARTY

  • Free dinner served starting at 5:15, check in by 5:45

The Great Pumpkin Party is a big all-church party and the entire community is invited! Middle school students can sign up to help run carnival games on the lower level of the church building. Students can serve on one, two, or all three nights!

Sign Up to Serve
Wednesday, October 27

NO WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAM

  • Off for Great Pumpkin Party
Wednesday, November 3

SMALL GROUP NIGHT

  • Time and location TBD by your small group leader
  • In lieu of normal Wednesday night program

We are not meeting at the Valley Community Center on this night. Small groups have the option to do a special hang-out somewhere around town for fun, connection, and snacks! Details will be provided by your small group leader.

Friday, November 12

BLITZ ALL-NIGHTER

  • $65 by November 1, $75 Nov. 2 – Nov. 7
  • RSVP by November 7
  • Drop off at Valley Church at 8 pm on Friday
  • Pick up at Valley Church at 8 am on Saturday

This is THE middle school event of the year for students in Iowa! We will start the event with a rally featuring a guest speaker, a band, and a pizza feast. After that we will spend all night at places like Sky Zone, Metro Ice, and Air Lanes. Invite friends and classmates who don’t normally go to church. Blitz will be an unforgettable night packed with fun!

Find more information visit www.blitzallnighter.com.

Register a Student for BlitzParent Signup to Help at Blitz
Wednesday, November 24

NO WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAM

  • Off for Thanksgiving
Friday, December 3-Saturday, December 4
5:00 pm Friday-10:00 pm Saturday

8TH GRADE MINNEAPOLIS TRIP

  • Cost: $80
  • RSVP by November 28
  • Drop off at Valley Church at 5 pm Friday
  • Pick up at Valley Church at 10 pm Saturday
  • Bring a sack supper on Friday

This 8th grade-only trip is designed to help our oldest students bond in a special, fun, and memorable way. Bring overnight stuff because we will spend Friday night sleeping at a church in the Twin Cities! On Saturday we will explore the Twin Cities by visiting places like Minnehaha Falls and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Space is limited to 25 students so get signed up before spots fill. We will be traveling in two 15-passenger vans for this fun adventure to our northern neighbors!

Register for 8th Grade Minneapolis Trip
Wednesday, December 15
6:30-8:00 pm

UGLY SWEATER PARTY

  • Valley Community Center
  • No RSVP; just show up!
  • Eat dinner before you come

We are having a Christmas party that will include dessert, games, and Christmas songs. Students are encouraged but not required to wear an ugly Christmas sweater!

Wednesday, December 22 and 29
6:30-8:00 pm
  • Off for Christmas and New Year’s