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 • Temporarily Online • 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
Activities and Costs to be Determined
RSVP by the Friday prior to the event
Contact the church to receive monthly event details.
RSVP: 515.226.9973
Upcoming Dates
  • Wednesday, April 14
  • Wednesday, May 12
  • Wednesday, July 14
  • No August Meeting
  • Wednesday, September 8
  • Wednesday, October 8
  • Wednesday, November 10
  • Wednesday, December 8
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.

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September 20-25, 2021

South Dakota – Mount Rushmore & The Black Hills

We’re headed to South Dakota for six days and five nights. We will visit the Mount Rushmore National Monument, the Badlands National Park, the Black Hills, the Crazy Horse Memorial, a Wildlife Loop Road Tour at Custer State Park. Lodging, motor coach transportation, 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included. Travel insurance is suggested at an additional cost. Contact Dennis Schultz at to reserve a spot.

Price: $690 per person (double room) or $929 per person (single room)

November 15-19, 2021


Let’s go to Branson for five days and four nights! We will see a Sights and Sound Theatre production of Jesus along with all new shows. Travel insurance is suggested at an additional cost. Contact Dennis Schultz at to reserve a spot.

Price: $739 per person (double room) or $929 person (single room)

Spring 2022

Upper Midwest Trip - Holland, Michigan Tulip Time

In addition to Tulip Time festival in Holland, Michigan, we will also cross Lake Michigan on the car ferry, tour Door County, WI, visit a large dairy farm in northern Wisconsin, visit and tour Stillwater, MN, then return to West Des Moines. Travel insurance is suggested at an additional cost. Contact Dennis Schultz at to reserve a spot.

Price: To be determined

October 2022


This trip includes The Creation Museum and The Ark Encounter. Other possible outings include a Toyota Plant Tour, Keenland Racetrack (Horse) Tour, Bluegrass Train Ride and Museum, “Old Friends” Horse Farm, Churchill Downs Racetrack, Louisville Slugger Museum, and more. Some meals and accommodations are included.

Price: To Be Determined