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Senior Ministry

Valley Church believes that God has a ministry and a purpose for everyone, no matter their stage of life.

We provide events and activities for those who are 60+ that encourage Christ-centered community and fellowship.



Sundays • 8:15am • North Point • Led by Barb Hervey
Join an energetic group of empty nesters sharing God’s word, caring for one another, and praying for their families. We should not be content to let life pass us by, so come and join in on the fun and fellowship.


Sundays • 8:15am • Courtyard Hall • Led by Dick & Mary Clark
Join this community of empty nesters with a focus on understanding God’s word and its application to our daily lives. Prayer and fellowship are core elements of Rendezvous.

Caring Grandparents

2nd and 4th Thursday of Each Month
11 am-1:15 pm
The Tavern and Pasta Grill (1755 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA)
Led by Dennis Schultz & Tom Miller

Email Dennis or call 515.537.5891 (cell phone)
Email Tom or call 515.681.8982 (cell phone)
Celebrate the joys of grandparenthood with us! This group provides a listening ear for one another, studies God’s Word together, prays for each other, and provides support when needed. This group meets for an hour and a quarter plus time for lunch. Singles and couples are both welcome.

Saints Alive

Join us for this monthly gathering of great fellowship and entertainment! We enjoy a meal together and intentionally connect with others.

2nd Wednesdays

Lunch and entertainment for $12.00.

Contact the church to receive monthly event details.

RSVP: 515.226.9973
2024 Lunch Dates
  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12
  • July 10
  • August–No Lunch
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 11
RSVP by 5:00 pm
  • Reserve by January 4
  • Reserve by February 8
  • Reserve by March 7
  • Reserve by April 4
  • Reserve by May 2
  • Reserve by June 6
  • Reserve by July 4
  • August–No Lunch
  • Reserve by September 5
  • Reserve by October 3
  • Reserve by November 7
  • Reserve by December 5
Senior Group Trips

Valley Travelers

Safe and affordable travel opportunities as an initiative to build community and develop personal, Christ-centered relationships that accessible to everyone.

Email Valley Travelers
June 25-30, 2023

Door County, Wisconsin

This beautiful vacation spot is well known in the upper Midwest. The peninsula is bordered on the east by Lake Michigan and on the west by the waters of Green Bay. Take a look at the travel details below! Travel by First Class motor coach from West Des Moines.
To learn more, call Travel Coordinator Dennis Schultz at 515-537-5891 or email Valley Travelers at to reserve a spot.

Day 1: Leave at 2 pm to travel to La Crosse, Wisconsin. Each morning begins with a hot breakfast followed by group devotions.

Day 2: Visit the NFL Green Bay Packer Stadium and Hall of Fame (includes lunch). Travel to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Check-in at The Lodge at Leathen Smith (includes group dinner).

Day 3: Touring the Door County Peninsula on the east side: visiting shops, restaurants, awesome sights, and bluffs. Travel to Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Ephrain, and Sister Bay (includes group lunch at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant).

Day 4: Visit modern dairy farms where they milk more than 7,000 cows twice each day and the City of Kewanee, home to the Kewanee Nuclear Power Plant and the very popular harbor and marina for lake trout fishing. This evening you will enjoy the very popular Door County Fish Boil.

Day 5: Travel up the west side along Lake Michigan including a visit to the Cana Island Lighthouse. Ferrying to Washington Island (plus visit a Lavender Farm)

Day 6: Return travel to West Des Moines