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GOD'S story (for you) THIS CHRISTMAS! 

Christmas Eve Services:

4:00OPM & 6:00PM In-Person and Online

After the craziness of this past year and all the baking, shopping, cooking, spending, and present-wrapping of the season -- we can't wait to worship the one who helps us through it all. Experience the Christmas story in a brand new way this year with your family and friends! Here's pastor Matt. 


Christmas Eve Services:

4:00 & 6:00 In-Person and Online

FaceBook and YouTube

You're invited to an experience the whole family will love. Lots of Christmas music and cheer, a special story and message of hope, and even candlelight! 

Christmas with valley

Christmas experiences for you, your family, and your friends. 


December 1st at 6:00PM

Valley Women’s Christmas Party. Food, beverages, Christmas cheer and community, and even a holiday "make and take" craft that will be done together. 


December 14th at 7:00PM

"Blue Christmas" online prayer service. Discover hope and voice for those grieving or experiencing loss this season. Join us on Facebook or YouTube, lifting up any darkness you may feel to the God of light. 


December 24th Christmas Eve Services

4:00 & 6:00 in-person and online.

(FaceBook and YouTube.) 

Unique, powerful, full of Christmas music and cheer, a special story and message of hope, and even candlelight! 


December 26th

Special Family friendly service at 10:30AM. In-person and online. Recharge in worship after a crazy weekend and learn some new things about God. Whether you have kids or not this will be a fun and meaningful experience for everyone!

christmas on mission

We value love and we value the underdogs. Christmas is all about the goodness of God’s love. This year Valley is showing lots of love and meeting big needs in the community. 


Helen Devos Children’s Hospital Mission - On Sunday, December 19th, after worship we’ll be putting together 100 Christmas love bags for kids and families. The majority of kiddos in the hospital are admitted unexpectedly. This often leaves families in need of personal hygiene items and meals. Stay after worship on the 19th to help us assemble some love! 


Diaper Ministry Stuffed Animal Giving Tree - This year we want to support our Diaper Ministry children and families with some love at their annual brunch on Dec. 11th. Every child will get one new stuffed animal and every family will get a $25 grocery gift card. Simply grab one tag (or a few!) from the tree at the church, buy your new stuffed animal or $25 grocery store gift card, and bring it back by Dec. 9th. Leave your gift by the giving tree or bring it during office hours Mondays and Wednesdays 9-12. For our online friends: if you worship online from home and would like a gift tag email us and we'll take a tag off the tree just for you. Email us at valleyoffice@valleychurchallendale.org


Support local businesses for your Christmas plans.


Holiday Meal: 

Allendale Meat Market

Bob’s Butcher Block

Green Vale Farm Creamery


Local Gifts: 

Red Door in Allendale

Jenison Artisan Market

Local Boutiques (MD Designs, Ophelia’s)


Local Decor: 

Bosch’s Country View Tree Farm

Vormitagg Tree Farm

Prince Nursery and Christmas Trees

christmas at home

Social Media Advent Calendar: 

Grow and Go each day in the Advent journey this Christmas on our FaceBook and Instagram pages. 


Enjoy these activities with family and friends over the holidays!


Movie Marathon - pick some family friendly Christmas movies and veg out. 

Bake Off - Set a timer, divide into two teams, and bake your way to victory.

Hide & Seek - How many awesome hiding spots are there in your home?

Game Night - Turn off the electronics and play some games together. Maybe combine a couple and create a whole new game. 

Crafts and Color - Create a craft project, take pics and post online, then have friends and family vote for best of show. 

Family Drama - As a family, or with friends, create a fun play, record it and then put it on YouTube or social media for family and friends to watch. 

Slumber Party - Everyone in your family sleeps in the living room or family room with sleeping bags and pillows.

Story Time - Each person in the family tells a funny Christmas story of their own making.


Enjoy these outdoor and around town activities:


Take a walk - Count animals, pray for your neighborhood, and get some steps in

Christmas light tour - Cruise through some of the brightest neighborhoods in town or go on a scavenger hunt for the brightest

Bowling - Compete in a competition with family or friends

Fowling - Have you heard of it? Google it. It’s a blast. 

Shop locally - With money and gift cards received go to locally owned shops

Ice Skating - Compete in an ice skating challenge. If there’s no ice put on your socks and have a sliding competition in your kitchen or somewhere in the house. 

Faq's & HOW TO BE PART

OF Christmas Eve SERVICES

WORSHIP IN PERSON & ONLINE

Gather in person at 4:00 & 6:00, at Valley, with your friends and family for a special experience of story, song, and surprises! We will also be live-streaming the services on both our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Both in-person and online worship will be a very special and unique experience with lots of Christmas cheer, uplifting music, and a special message of hope.

 

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Faith, and especially Christmas is always better with family and friends. Bring them with you to worship or gather together and worship online. This year we have an awesome opportunity to share the Christmas message with as many people as possible. We'll be one church in lots and lots of locations! 


MAKE SURE TO HAVE YOUR CANDLES

If you'll be worshiping ONLINE make sure to have some candles available. A Christmas Eve service wouldn't be a Christmas Eve service without a special candle lighting moment! So make sure you grab a candle and some matches, or a lighter stick, for everyone and be ready. If you plan to worship in person with us we'll have candles ready for you!