Love God. Love Others.

Mobilizing every woman's God-given potential to deeply love Christ and her neighbors. We organize Bible studies, events, and service opportunities designed to encourage spiritual growth.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength...Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other command greater than these." Mark 12:30-31


Saturday, December 5  •  9:30-11:30 am  •  Valley Community Center
In-Person & Online Options  •  FREE EVENT

LIVE and IN-PERSON: This is a FREE EVENT, however, we do ask that you register for the exact number of women who will sit at your table. (1-5 women per table.) Women coming with friends or family with whom they feel comfortable being in close contact must register under one name and will be assigned to one table. All guests will be assigned to a table.

Please RSVP by 12 pm on Monday, November 30. Please be aware that seating is limited.


ONLINE: This year you have the opportunity to enjoy Christmas Hope in the comfort of your own home! We encourage you to invite a neighbor to join you. To make your time EXTRA SWEET, Valley Women’s Ministry is providing you with TWO complimentary cinnamon rolls.

To reserve your cinnamon rolls, please register by noon on Monday, November 30. Cinnamon Rolls will be available for pick up on Friday, December 4 at the Valley Community Center between 3:30-6 pm. A link to the online experience will be sent to you by Friday, December 4.

Questions? Email Diana.

Women's Bible Studies

Fall 2020

Fridays: Galatians
By Kay Arthur and Precept Ministries

Hosted by Suzanne Lemon

As the gospel spread across the Roman world in the first decades after Jesus’ earthly ministry, conflict arose. Jews and Gentiles were believing the gospel, and a struggle over what it meant to be a Christian began. What does it mean to live under grace? Do you have to keep the Law to be a Christian? All of it or just part of it? Who is right? How will we know?

Dates: Friday, October 30 – Friday, December 18 (7 weeks)
Where: Online (Zoom)
Cost: Please purchase your own study guide
Study Format: Homework, Reading, Discussion and Prayer

Contact Diana for more information.

Friday Mornings
10 am-12 pm (Noon) · Online Bible Study
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Bible Study Library

Anytime is a great time to host your own home/neighborhood Bible Study and Women’s Ministry can help you do that. We have a variety of fantastic Bible Study and Book Study options for you to check out (for a slight fee) through our Bible Study Library.

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  • $25 (non-refundable) for members of Valley Church
  • $50 (non-refundable) for non-members
  • Free for Valley Church Life Groups

MOPS has given me a great opportunity to build relationships with other moms in the same season of life. Together we’re able to navigate young motherhood, marriage, and following Jesus in a fun setting.

Lindsay Morris

Valley Women’s Ministry has provided me great opportunities to connect, grow and lead. My second week at Valley, I was invited to a Bible Study and out of that study came many of my best friends!

Val Bantz

When we do Bible study together, the layering of shared life experiences and practical application that my sisters in Christ bring to the table enriches my perspective and understanding. It strengthens and encourages my faith.

Becky Staab

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Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

7-8:30 pm · Two Thursdays per month

Ways to support MOPS!

Our 30+ moms desire to build friendships, to learn valuable parenting information, and to realize their potential as women, mothers, and leaders in the name of Jesus.

Generous support from people like YOU allows us to minimize the out of pocket costs for our members.

Donate to MOPS

We believe that it’s just as important for moms to grow as it is to take care of our little ones. Therefore, MOPS exists to serve you and your kids. While your children play and learn in the care and safety of our on-site MOPS KIDS program, MOPS moms meet to socialize, hear from speakers, engage in creative activities and small group discussion, and share in a kid-uninterrupted breakfast and coffee break. Our hope is that you walk away refreshed, inspired, connected, and ready to brave the day.

You can expect a fun variety of snacks, curriculum, fellowship, prayer and devotions, crafts, playdates, and outside events.

*Please note, due to Covid-19, there is currently no childcare. We plan to reevaluate in January 2021 and hope to offer childcare again in the spring!*

While we do have room for more moms, we still are limiting the number to accommodate social distanced, in-person meetings. For more information, email MOPS or call Lauren at 480-298-9973.

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September 2020 – April 2021

Need some encouragement in your life from a woman who has “been there, done that”? Someone who can bring some hope, humor and Biblical wisdom to your current season? Could you use a listening ear and someone to share friendship with and pray with you? We’re happy to match you with a mentor!

We currently have about 30 pairs of women meeting on a regular basis.  Some pairs are just beginning, while others have been together for three years. All were mutually encouraged and blessed through these multi-generational friendships.

Here is what one of the mentees shared about her experience.
“I feel I have a new friend in my mentor. I know I could come to her with any question, concern or prayer request, and she would be there for me. She has also been very open as she has walked through preparing to send a son to college this fall, and transitioning family members from living at home to assisted living. It has been beneficial to watch her navigate the processes as I believe both will be in my future.”

If you have any questions, email Amy Natzke or call Valley Church at 226-9973.

Surrendering the Secret

Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion Abortion can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a woman’s life. Surrendering the Secret is a powerful 8-week study that helps hurting women find the path to healing through honest, interactive Bible study. With compassion, you will be encouraged and supported as you allow God into rooms of your heart that might have been sealed for too long.

It’s time to let go of the shame, accept His forgiveness and heal. All you need is to be willing. God wants to set you free! For more information and to register for this study, email Stacy or call Sue at 515-480-1097. Please note that ALL contacts and registrations are confidential.


By following these simple steps you will have opportunities to make friends, build relationships, serve, learn, and grow!

  • Sign up for our email list so you can stay in the loop.
  • Attend one of our regular Connect Events.
  • Join a Women’s Ministry Bible Study to grow in community with other women.


Valley Moms

$20 for local meeting costs and expenses
At a home in West Des Moines

Valley Moms is a group for all moms who have children in kindergarten through 12th grade. It is a place for connecting, developing relationships, and supporting one another in all stages of school life. We have times of gathering, listening to speakers, tours of local ministries, and participating in service projects where we can get to know each other and our community better. We want to grow as women who love Jesus and love our children and families while cultivating relationships with each other.

For more information, email Jaclyn.

Valley Moms Dates

  • September 25
  • October 9 & 23
  • Oct 23
  • November 6 & 20
  • December 4 & 18
  • January 8 & 22
  • February 5 & 19
  • March 5 & 19
  • April 2, 16 & 30
  • May 14

Women's Ministry Team

Debi Lydic

Director of Women's Ministry

Diana White

Administrative Assistant

Sherri Anfinson

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Karla Evans

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Tara Shontz

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Becky Staab

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Connie Stilley

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Kathy Turnball

Kathy Turnball

Women's Ministry Coordinator