Most Recent Covid-19 Update
Christmas is not closed or cancelled this year. Keep reading.
Given the new state wide extension of the partial shutdown, and the Bishop’s and Michigan United Methodist Church recommendations, we have decided to continue online only worship until January 17th. This decision will allow a few weeks to pass after the holiday gatherings and help us create a continued safe plan for in-person worship in these fore-coming winter months.
We again met as a lead team this week and after much discussion and prayer we were united, supportive, respectful, and still laughing with one another even in our differences. I continue to be proud of our team and pray for this same kind of spirit for our whole church. I hope you’ll join me in those prayers for much love and grace with one another.
We believe God can transcend buildings to our homes and the technology we worship through. God is also so much bigger than a pandemic and can help us build community no matter what. We’ve seen that re-energized community and spirit the last few weeks online. Worship has been engaging, “Valley-ites” have been participating in worship videos, and powerful community is forming through the comments and engagements like never before. It’s really awesome to experience. If you’ve not been online in worship lately we’d love to see you over on our Facebook page or YouTube channel this Sunday at 10:30AM.
That leads us back to this: Christmas is not closed or canceled. A lot of others things might be, but Christmas with Valley isn’t. We are working on a very special “Christmas at home” online experience for you and your families. I AM SUPER EXCITED ABOUT IT and can't wait for you to experience it! It’s going to be unique, powerful, filled with Christmas spirit, and a great way to gather with those you love and whoever you’ll be with on Christmas Eve to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It will also be a great way to invite and reach out into the community so more people can connect with the love of God this Christmas.
Christmas Eve online worship services will be live-streamed on our facebook and YouTube pages at 5pm, 7pm, and 11pm. Worship from the comfiness of your own family room as one church in lots and lots of homes!
We’re in your corner and we really are in this together. For God. For People. For a Change. If there is any way we can be supportive or in prayer for you please don’t hesitate to let us know. If you’d like to connect and talk, or if you have any questions, feel free to let me know. I want to be available to you and we genuinely care about you.
Blessings, keep on keeping on, and see you Sunday at 10:30!