April 4, 2019
Updates for the
Women of Valley Church
Don’t miss this very moving Good Friday worship and communion gathering remembering the sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ. Childcare is available at both times for children ages birth-kindergarten.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 AT 4 & 5:30
SUNDAY, APRIL 21 AT 8:15, 9:30 & 11AM
Our two venues, Maplenol Cafe (Valley Community Center) and Traditions (Valley Church Chapel), also meet on Sunday at 9:30 am  

Enjoy a Chick-Fil-A dinner and bounce houses following each Saturday service.
Join us at 7:30 am for sunrise breakfast and family fun between services! Coffee and breakfast are also available at Maplenol Cafe and Traditions venues.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 AT 4 & 5:30
SUNDAY, APRIL 21 AT 8:15, 9:30 & 11AM
Easter with Kids, a celebration specifically for children ages 4 years old through 5th grade, is offered at all Saturday and Sunday worship times. Kids hear the truth of the Easter story during a lively and interactive service designed specifically for them.
Nursery is available at all weekend worship gatherings for children 3 and under.
Women's Ministry invites you to join with other women who are "linked" by the life circumstance of "widowhood" on  Sunday, April 14th . (Please note date change! ) We will meet in  North Point located on the lower level of Valley Church from 11am - 12noon . We will be providing information and facilitating discussion about the formation of  LINKED , a small group for widows. Please contact Diana at: 515-226-9973 or email her  dianaw@valley-church.com
Join us as we learn from thought leaders, pastors, and church innovators how we can love our community better and share the Good News winsomely and effectively.
Our time together will propel you to deepen your Christian life and confidently shine the light of the gospel. Good For All will empower ALL Christ-followers — growing disciples, leaders, pastors, and community/professional leaders. To register go to: TICKETS
Let’s Pray

Wednesday Evenings
Valley Church Office-
Vision Room

Join with us to pray for Valley Church, Our Families, Our City, Our Nation, Our One Life.


Let’s Pray Book Discussion and Prayer

Tuesday, April 23

by Priscilla Shirer

Please purchase "Fervent" and read, then join us to discuss the book.
Contact Sheri at   sherrianfinson@gmail.com  
for more information.
Moms in Prayer
Valley Church
Join us at  6:30pm on these Sunday nights  at Valley Church:
 April 7, April 14,
April 28 and May 5.
We will meet in C-2 on the lower level of the church.
“BREAKTHROUGH” (PG13) is our April movie. View the trailer at: https://www.movieinsider.com/m16238/breakthrough

When: Saturday, April 27
Where: Jordan Creek Theaters
Time: Morning - Exact Time TBA

Please let us know if you have suggestions for Film & Fellowship: movies to see, a different theater, different days or times. We won’t know unless you tell us!!! RSVP to  Diane .

Hooks & Needles
Come join us on the second Friday of the month, April 12, at the Valley Community Center from 1 to 3.
We can teach you how to knit or crochet or tune up your old skills.
Current Projects
Prayer Shawls for Valley Church
Baby Blankets for Ruth Harbor and Jericho Outreach
Wash Cloths for Kenya
Drop Off at Valley Church Office
For more information contact Carol at fulldeck56@aol.co

Last fall Hooks & Needles made winter hats, mittens and scarves for the kids who live in orphanages located in the Ukraine. Below you can read an excerpt from the thank you letter that Hooks & Needles received...

"The children enjoyed being out of the orphanage and had many great adventures. They were able to go to a movie and to the petting zoo. Two things that most had not done before. They also learned about God's love for them, had amazing adventures, and displayed their creativity in games and crafts. 

They loved receiving new hats, mittens, and scarves. One funny thing is that one boy was quite upset that he didn't get a pair of gloves with the pom poms. There was one pair left and he was sooooo happy to receive them. 🙂

I also visited older children in another Ukrainian city. They also lived in an orphanage. They were also happy to receive your gifts. 

Your talents blessed many children in these orphanages. There were some left and they will be handed out to children that are in need that are in orphanages or that come to their center for children from troubled homes."

A big THANK YOU to the Hooks & Needles group for Loving God and Loving Others!
Retreat Blessing Bags
Team Zebra is eagerly planning for our upcoming Mission trip to Kenya in May and we need your help! You can support and participate in this amazing Kenya adventure by providing gift items that will be given to all women participating in the AIM Retreat. We anticipate 120 missionaries will be attending, so we would like to bless these women with an abundance of items that are difficult to obtain in Africa.

Check out and Sign Up to provide one or more items on our  Sign Up Genius  page at:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084CADA96-retreat
We currently are in need of more: Flour-sack Kitchen towels, Small Travel-Size hand lotions, Women's Socks (any type), Mio Water Drops and Crystal Light.

Please email  Leslie Pepping  if you would like to receive a list of items through email or pick up a hard copy of the list in the Valley Church office.

A collection box* will be setup in the church office for your donations. 

We are overwhelmed with your response to this request and we, Team Zebra, thank you so much for blessing the women who will be attending this retreat in Kenya!

Please note: *If you order items from Amazon or another provider, please send the items directly to Attn: Debi Lydic, Valley Church,
4343 Fuller Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Valley Quilters

Next Meeting Date: April 6
Valley Church, East Central Station (lower level).

We Need Your
Servant Hearts & Helping Hands  

Valley Quilters make  "Compassion Quilts"  for women going through difficult times or severe illnesses. We also have several active service projects including making hair scrunchies for Operation Christmas Child, Baby Quilts and Quilts for Hope Ministries.
We are in  need  of willing hands to help with this
ministry.  Even if you do not sew,  we could use  your assistance  in
setting up on Fridays (day before meeting), and on Saturdays: cutting fabric, layout, pinning, ironing, praying over each quilt and clean up after meeting.
If   you desire to serve women in our Valley community   in this way, please join us! The Quilters meet on Saturdays once a month.
Contact Laurie Hews to RSVP or to receive more information  lahews@gmail.com

You are invited to a MEET UP CRAFT PARTY where you can work on your own craft projects and connect with new friends. Bring your paper craft, knitting, crocheting, coloring, jewelry, or other projects (please no paints or crafts that include liquids). Even if you don’t craft, no worries, just come hang out with us.
When: Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 pm
Where: Shari Hudson's home: 15111 Monroe Court, Urbandale, IA
Cost: No fee. Just come and enjoy!
What to bring: Your craft project/s, a sack lunch and any special
beverage you might want.

Light snacks, coffee, hot tea, water, iced tea will be provided.

RSVP : by April, 25th to shari@sharisartfulexpressions.com , PM me or call me at 515-321-4756 to RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
Come spend the day or pop in/out as you need to. Unfortunately, I don't have enough room for seamstresses or any craft that includes paint or liquids.
SPACE IS LIMITED so let me know ASAP. Looking forward to seeing you on the 27th!