Every Sunday
9:30-10:45 am

Middle School Sunday Morning

  • Location: Valley Community Center Pavilion (next to the playground)
  • Rain backup: Student Ministries Room (lower level of church building)
  • No RSVP required; just show up!

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

Sunday, August 8
8:00, 9:30, or 11:00 am

Baptism Sunday

Baptism is an important moment in the lives of Christ-followers! Students will have the chance to get baptized at any of the Sunday morning worship services. In order to get baptized, middle schoolers must complete the following three steps:

  1. Attend a 15-minute Explore Baptism Gathering. Parents are encouraged to join their student but not required. Students only need to attend one session. Gatherings will be offered at the following times:
    *Sunday, June 27 from 10:45-11:00 at the Valley Community Center Pavilion
    *Wednesday, June 30 from 12:00-12:15 pm at Courtyard Hall
    *Wednesday,  July 7 from 12:00-12:15 pm at Courtyard Hall
    *Sunday,  July 11 from 10:45-11:00 at the Valley Community Center Pavilion
    *Wednesday, July 14 from 12:00-12:15 pm at Courtyard Hall
    *Sunday, July 18 from 10:45-11:00 at the Valley Community Center Pavilion
  2. Fill out the online baptism form. After you submit the form, someone from our team will contact you with next steps!
Online Baptism Form
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, August 10-12
10:00 am-1:00 pm

6th Grade Boot Camp

  • Cost: $20
  • RSVP by Sunday, August 8
  • Valley Church Student Ministries Room
  • Bring your own lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday; we will serve dessert each day
  • We will buy pizza on Thursday!

6th graders will have a chance to spend some time together before the school year starts. We will play games and have a short talk about things like school, friends, and peer pressure. We will also eat lunch together (bring your own lunch) and spend time connecting together as a 6th grade class.

This is the perfect opportunity for 6th graders who feel like they don’t know anyone. The whole point of this event is to help students acclimate to Middle School Ministry and connect with each other. And no, this will not feel like an intense army boot camp AT ALL. There’s no physical endurance challenges or obstacle courses. Just a fun, laid-back atmosphere where every 6th grader can belong!

Registration For 6th Grade Boot Camp
Sunday, August 15
2:00-5:00 pm

Pool Party

  • Cost: Free
  • No RSVP required
  • Drop off and pick up at Tate Olsen’s house: 9588 NW 74th Place, Grimes, IA 50111

Swim in the pool, jump on the trampoline, shoot hoops, or play in the yard. We’ll have plenty of options for fun during the Pool Party! We will serve ice cream sundaes! Boys-No Speedos. Girls-Wear a one-piece suit or a two-piece suit with a dark t-shirt on top.

Register for Pool Party