Volume VIII| August, 2018
Monthly News & Updates for the
Women of Valley Church
Women Coffee
When: Sunday, August 12
Where: Valley Church, Northpoint
A free event for all women who are new to
Valley Church or current attendees who desire to make connections and build friendships with other women at Valley Church. 
Light snacks and beverages will be served.
Childcare is available. Register online today at: 

Email dianaw@valley-church.com to let us know you are coming!
LE TOUR de BIBLE is an exciting trip through Scripture in a way you may never have experienced before. A journey that reveals God's story and plan of redemption through a tour of the Old and New Testaments. Through lecture and small group discussion, you will travel through the structure of the Old and New Testaments as well as the major characters, places and events. By the end of this study, you will be able to arrange the Bible in chronological order which will allow you to see the harmony, grandeur and significance of the Bible. It is a timeless message that will revive your soul and give joy!

Date & Time: Thursday, September 6, 2018 - Early March, 2019; 9:15-11:30am
Location: Valley Church – East Central Station
Cost: $50.00 - Registration and Payment are due by August 23
Format: Large Group Teaching; Small Group Discussion; Weekly Homework
Child Care Available-Registration required.

PSALMS BIBLE STUDY taught by Becky Staab
“The Psalms offer us a way of joining in a chorus of praise and prayer that has been going on for millennia and across all cultures.” N. T. Wright
Come join us for an eight week study of the Psalms - “the hymn book that Jesus and his first followers would have known by heart.” N. T. Wright, The Case for the Psalms
It will include a general overview as well as study of several specific Psalms, and at the same teach a method of Bible study described in Jen Wilkin’s book, Women of the Word.
Homework each week is designed to help you observe what the passage says, supplemented with questions from Kathleen Nielsen’s Psalms, Volume 1 . Teaching and small group discussion during class will lead you through the processes of interpretation (what does it mean?) and application (how should I respond?) - both personally, and in community.
Date & Time: Sept. 13 - Nov. 8; 9:30-11:30am
Location: Valley Church - North Point
Cost: $5.00
Format: Group Teaching
Child Care Available-registration required.

Date & Time: Sept. 13 - Nov. 8; 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Valley Church - North Point
Cost: $5.00
Format: Group Teaching
No Child Care Available

LET PRAYER CHANGE YOUR LIFE by Becky Tirabassi. It’s not that you don’t want to go deeper in prayer, you just aren’t sure how. Tirabassi first describes how the impossible, the extraordinary and the unbelievable happened when she began to take her prayer life very seriously. Then she explains how you can feel and see God’s power working in your own life and for those whom you pray. Her step-by-step approach to having daily regular prayer time even includes details such as how to create and maintain a prayer journal to record what God is doing to change your life.

SUNDAY EVENINGS                                                                                          
Date & Time: Sept 9 - October 7 (4 week study) 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Valley Church - Lower level classroom - C-2
No fees. No books. No homework .
Format: Group Teaching, Video
No Childcare Available 

 Contact Diana White for further information at dianaw@valley-church.com
or at 515-226-9970

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.

Stop by the MOMSnext display in the atrium this weekend for further information. To register, go to this website and follow the prompts:

You may also contact the MOMSnext Coordinator, Jaclyn Gourley at Jaclyn.boone@hotmail.com
Prayer Opportunities

Sit & Pray or Walk & Pray
Wednesday Evenings starting Sept. 5
Pray for our Church, our Families, our City and our Country
Meet in the Vision Room located in the Valley Church Office!
Prayer Book Club/Video’s/Workshops
Starting in September...you are invited to a monthly evening of activities
centered around PRAYER!

Tuesday, September 25; 6:30-8:30pm
Movie: War Room
Come on the 25th and find out more about our Fall Schedule of Activities scheduled around Prayer!!

For more information contact Sherri at sherrianfinson@gmail.com
Mothers of Preschoolers
Look for the MOPS display table at church this weekend and discover ways to support our group. Our “Giving Tree” has "leaves" with tangible needs for our upcoming year. Simply take a leaf, purchase the item listed, and return to Diana in the church office. Your donation will greatly bless MOPS by allowing us to grow our program and share the love of Jesus with the moms in our group.

To donate items online: Click Here

Questions? Contact mops@valley-church.com

MOPS Kids-Employment and Volunteer Opportunities
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and their mothers? Are you interested in helping children learn about Jesus?
Valley Church is looking for volunteers or paid individuals, 16 years of age or older, to assist in classrooms seventeen Friday mornings during the 2018-2019 school year. The children are infant to 5 years of age. The hours are 9:00 to 11:30 am and the salary is $10.00 per hour.

I would love to talk with you about this opportunity. Call, text or email me at 515-480-4057 or marley.deb@gmail.com

Deb Marley
Mops Kids Coordinator

Christmas in July was a tremendous success! So nice to connect with all our BASH Friends! Tickets will go back ON SALE the weekend of October 6 & 7th. Contact Diana at dianaw@valley-church.com if you have any questions.
2018-2019 Thrive Mentoring
Are you a woman who desires to grow in faith? Are you teachable and eager to learn from a more experienced follower of Christ? Then Valley’s mentoring ministry just might be for you.
A mentor is someone with a little more experience who comes alongside another and points her to Jesus. We would love to line YOU up with a Valley Church mentor. You would meet every two to three weeks from September through April. She will love, listen, encourage you and pray for you.
Mentee applications will be accepted July 15 th – August 15 th for the coming school year. Register online at :
For more information, email Amy at:
amyn@valley-church.com or call 515.226.9973
Surrendering the Secret 2
        Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion
Abortion can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a woman's life. Surrendering the Secret is a powerful 8-week study that helps hurting women find the path to healing through honest, interactive Bible study. With compassion, you will be encouraged and supported as you allow God into rooms of your heart that might have been sealed for too long. It's time to let go of the shame, accept His forgiveness, and heal. All you need is to be willing.
God wants to set you free!

Next Class: Mondays, August 27 - October 8
(Not meeting on Labor Day, Sept. 3)
For more information and to register contact Stacy at 515-447-6343 or Sue at 515-480-1097 or email surrenderingthesecret@valley-church.com


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. Our next gathering will be August 10.
(We meet the second Friday of each month) at the Valley Community Center, 1-3pm.
For more information contact  Cindy Barnett   or  Diana White