IN-person WORSHIP. 

Sunday's 10:30AM.

WE'LL ALSO BE ONLINE ON FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE

Masks in worship will now be optional for all persons who have been FULLY Vaccinated for Covid-19. We recommend, and advocate for, being vaccinated as it both helps to prevent the disease and dramatically reduces the spread. If you have not been vaccinated we ask that you continue to wear a mask in church. We also recommend wearing masks while we sing in worship, as the evidence of that is still being researched. We will continue to practice social distancing so everyone, regardless of their comfort levels, can feel safe to practice their faith and build community. We will also stay consistent with our twice-weekly cleaning protocols and procedures from our hired cleaning service. 


Throughout this time we have always followed the CDC, the State, and our United Methodist Denomination’s recommendations and guidelines. We’ll continue to lean into their guidance as we navigate through this journey together. 


Some of you may still wish to wear your mask at church and/or in public. That’s okay. Our kids ages 0 through 11 have not been vaccinated. We will mirror the guidelines and our local school systems and ask that children, and volunteers, in Valley Kids still wear their masks for the time being, as schools are still in session.


It has been a tough and challenging year for all of us. There’s no denying that. But here’s what I also know. God is so much bigger than the challenges. I continue to believe that God is in the midst of this time leading us to new understandings and levels of grace and love with one another. Wherever you find yourself know that you are loved and valued and belong. As the church we are all about loving God and neighbor. Together. In Unity. Like Jesus modeled. 


Thank you, once again, for your amazing grace, patience, laughter, and togetherness as we keep living for God, for People, for a Change. No matter what the challenges! 


Matt and Your Staff. 


We understand that many families will continue to worship from home...So Host a Watch Party!

Lead others by leading a watch party on Sunday morning! We've shared some tips below. 


Inviting someone to a Valley at Home watch party is simple...just ask them!


A personal invitation goes a long way. Say you’d love for them to join you! Something like, “We’re hosting a Valley watch party this weekend! Our family would love to invite you to come over for breakfast and worship. Would you like to join us?”

Here's some tips to host your very own watch party...

1. Before

Take a minute to describe what the service will be like - sharing that helps people feel safe. For some, it will be natural to stand during the worship music. For others, it might not be so comfortable. Tha's okay. Inviting everyone to sit down and sing might be a better way to engage. The more natural and authentic you are the more natural and authentic the group and experience will be. 


2. Worship

Begin worshipping on time, and make sure you allow the kids to join in! Turn up the volume and give everyone space to spread out during worship so that everyone is comfortable singing. 


3. Service

Engage in the service the same way that you would if you were at a service in person. When people are invited to pray, bow your head and pray. If the worship leader says, "sing it out", then sing it out. If you're asked to raise your hand or engage with the message then engage. when it's time for the offering and connection card, take out your phone and model engagement while inviting others to do the same. This breaks down the wall between entertainment and worship.


4. Valley Kids

If children will be a part of your watch party, make sure it's engaging for them as well. Invite them to sing and dance (and join them too!). Ask questions, have someone read a Bible story to the younger kids, or have some activities ready for them. Think creatively and ask someone to help you if you need it. 


5. Pray

After the service is done ask if anyone needs prayer. If they do, pray for them and pray as a group! 


6. Gathering

Hang out for a little bit after service. People may get another cup of coffee or revisit the snacks you have out—this is a great sign that they’re feeling connected and are enjoying your gathering. As people leave, invite them back again for next week’s VALLEY AT HOME gathering.