Volume 7 | JULY 2018
THRIVE...in a MINUTE
News & Updates for Women
2018 CHRISTMAS BASH - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Ticket Sale!!!
Come to the Table
  2018 Christmas Bash Saturday, December 1
8:30 am-12:30 pm     
Ticket Price: $18

TICKETS GO ON SALE: Saturday, July 7 at 8am
Tickets will be available for purchase before and after Saturday and Sunday services, online here and in the church office Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00

 Featuring
Special Guest Speaker, Jen Green
From Life 107.1's "Taylor and Jen" Morning Show

The "Christmas Bash" is a delightful morning of Shopping at our Valley Boutique ($1-5 per item) and Special Vendor Tables ($5-up.) Celebrate friendships while decorating cookies and enjoying a cup of coffee. Then, end your morning with a delicious brunch while being inspired by our Guest Speaker. We invite you to take in the sights and sounds of Christmas as we come to His table together.
About our Speaker:
When Jen Green was a little girl she would talk into a hairbrush and interview herself in the mirror. She would also sing the lyrics of all the songs in the musical Annie while jumping on her bed. One of these childhood pastimes led her to a career in radio. The other led her father to confiscating her cassette of Annie.
Jen got her start in radio on a Christian morning show, moved briefly to sports talk radio, then political talk radio, then back to Christian morning radio. She’s been doing mornings at Life 107.1 KNWI for over four years, two of those years as co-host of Taylor and Jen in the Morning. She’s also Life 107.1’s Listener Engagement Director, coordinating events like the Drive Thru Baby Shower and Single Mom’s Morning Out.
Born and raised on the East coast, Jen moved to Iowa twenty-three years ago and knew immediately this was home. She hopes she’s lived here long enough to be considered an “Iowan.” She’s been married to Scott (a Waukee native) for 19 years, is mom to 16 year old Piper and 14 year old Benjamin. She is owned by two cats, Trooper the black lab and Bagel the beagle.
                 
Read the blog Jen wrote for us here         
 
THANK YOU!


THANK YOU to all who participated in the Women's Ministry events and happenings for Love You Des Moines Days!
The Valley Quilters
Hooks & Needles
AGAPE Pregnancy Center Service Day
Prayer Walks
Coffee, Chocolate & Chat

Loving Des Moines does not end...
contact us for more information on how you can love Des Moines by serving at Hope Ministries, Jericho Outreach Ministries and Ruth Harbor Ministries.

HOOKS & NEEDLES - FRIDAY, JULY 13

Join us for fellowship as we knit and crochet items for different Valley Ministries. No experience needed, just a willing heart to learn & serve.




We are happy to teach and help you. We meet the second Friday of each month
at the Valley Community Center, 1-3.
For more information contact Cindy Barnett or Diana White

THRIVE FALL BIBLE STUDY

A Study of the PSALMS
Thursday Mornings and Evenings

Le Tour de Bible
An Overview of the Bible from Genesis -Revelation
Thursday Mornings

Starting in September
More information and registration coming in August


MOMSnext IS COMING THIS FALL TO VALLEY CHURCH

MOMSnext is a group specifically for Moms of school aged children (K-12 th grade). We will meet twice a month on Friday mornings from 9:30-11:30 at Valley Church. Our hope is that this group will provide opportunities for moms in similar stages of life to connect and grow in their faith, friendships, marriages, and child raising through fellowship, speakers, and community events/activities.
 
To register, go to this website and follow the instructions:
 
If you would like to get more information or have any questions, contact Jaclyn Gourley at Jaclyn.boone@hotmail.com or Diana White at

PRAYING TOGETHER
LET’S PRAY
Summer Prayer Opportunities
Wednesday Mornings thru July 25
10-11am - Let Prayer Change Your Life Study
11am-12pm - Hour of Prayer
Valley Church - Room C-2
 
Coming this Fall
Prayer Opportunities
Prayer Walk at Valley Community Center
Wednesday Evenings starting Sept. 12
6:30-7:45pm (during Awana)
Pray for our Church, Families, City and Country
 
Prayer Book Club/Video’s/Workshops
Starting in September...you are invited to a monthly evening of activities
centered around PRAYER! More
information coming in August.

If you have a specific prayer request please email us at: womenofvalleypray@valley-church.com

For more information contact Sherri Anfinson .

TURBO NEXT - JULY 15

New to Valley Church? Or just want to discover how to get more involved? We’re putting all four weeks of NEXT into one morning! It’s perfect for those wanting to learn about Valley Church but are short on time.


NEXT is an interactive course to learn about our vision and values and help you find your purpose and place at Valley Church!
  • Learn all about our vision, values, and beliefs
  • Get to know our key leaders
  • Meet new friends and get better connected
  • Discover opportunities for growth and involvement
  • Tour the church building and the Valley Community Center
  • Experience Valley’s connection to our community and world
  • Learn how to pursue membership and more   
WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT TURBO NEXT?
  • You won’t miss worship at all! Attending worship at Maplenol Café (with Pastor Quintin’s message) is included as a part of Turbo NEXT.
  • Childcare and children’s ministries provided at Valley Church throughout the morning.
  • FREE breakfast and coffee provided for you. 

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
VALLEY MOPS
MISSION
“MOPS International encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church.”

“Never let the fire go out…When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful. Share with God’s people who are in need. Welcome others into your homes.” -Romans 12:11-13

HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT
VALLEY MOPS?
Volunteer for childcare with MOPS Kids

Donate supplies via


Donate financially

Sponsor MOPS through your business

PRAY for our mission, leaders, moms, and families