Financial Update October 2022
October 26th, 2022
Dear Church, As you are aware, we have been in a challenging financial season. At our community meeting on October 2nd, we saw that our giving was dramatically below budget, and without substantial ch...
Mid-Year Financial Update
July 14th, 2022
We have meaningful encounters with our creator and make a big difference in our community because of your partnership through giving, attendance, and service. Thank you for all you do. As you are draw...
Today I am Broken
May 25th, 2022
The deadly war in Ukraine, black bodies remaining to be unburied after the racist killing in our backyard, and now more slaughter of children. My heart can't take this. I feel so weak and helpless. I ...
New Features for the Valley Chapel App
May 4th, 2022
We are always looking for ways to break down barriers of connection and to resource you on your journey with God. We've tried moving some things around to make it even easier for you. Test it out, and...
New Things in Children's Ministry
May 4th, 2022
Valley Chapel has a long history of meaningful ministry for children thanks to the hard work and dedication of many volunteers, members, and the kiddos themselves. But, in a post-COVID world, life and...
What I Learned From Grieving in Public
March 14th, 2022
As humans, we inevitably will experience some sort of grief in our lives. Until then, we put our grief in a box, lock it with a key and place it on the highest shelf, hoping never to touch it. Only I ...
7 Phrases You Could Give up for Lent
March 3rd, 2022
The season of Lent is about preparing ourselves for Easter by reflecting on our deep need for God. One way this has traditionally been done is through various forms of fasting. Catholics, for example,...
Ash Wednesday: Preparing for Bodily Resurrection
February 16th, 2022
Would you like to help your community experience something meaningful to kick off the season of Lent? We are not simply spiritual beings, but also physical. In the hustle of daily life, we can easily ...
Check Out Our New Sign!
February 2nd, 2022
Larry's at it again! The next time you come by our building you can't miss our brand new roadside sign built by our very own resident woodworker Larry Almeter. Larry and Alan Roth stopped by on Tuesda...
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men
January 13th, 2022
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men - Frederick Douglas Our Sunday morning "Valley Chapel Kidz" program needs help. We have a lot of kids excited to learn about Jesus, but...
Where is God's Love Flowing?
January 5th, 2022
We are transforming into a community through whom God's love flows. It's a joy to be a part of. In 2022 I fully expect the Spirit to be flowing through our community, but we have some discerning to do...
Our New Worship Pastor and Other Divine Provisions
December 30th, 2021
This Sunday we are going to have a lot to celebrate. It's a new year, the beginning of a new season, and we are going to enjoy a nice relaxing service where we can soak up the goodness of God as a way...