COVID-19 UPDATE: The NY HERO ACT and High Risk Status
September 16th, 2021
Delivering Hope to our community comes in a lot of different forms. One way we deliver it is by prioritizing the flourishing of our neighbor and the least of these. As COVID transmissions in our area ...
Changing the Future for Girls in Kenya
September 16th, 2021
Around the world, millions of girls in our churches, schools, and communities struggle with sanitation (and shame) every month when they menstruate, which often means missing school or work. Wunders i...
What is Membership Really About?
September 8th, 2021
When you hear the term "church member" what do you think? Someone who considers a church their home? I mean, it makes sense right. If I am a part of a body, then I am a member, therefore being a part ...
Associate Pastor Search Update (Sept. 2021)
September 1st, 2021
Many of you have been curious about the silence about our associate pastor search this summer. So, here is an update about where we have been and what is next. We interviewed a handful of solid candi...
Moving the Cross
August 25th, 2021
As many of you have been aware, we have a beautiful wooden cross hanging front and center in our sanctuary, but for those that haven't noticed, you have a good excuse. It's been hidden by a projector ...
Big Changes for Foodlink
August 19th, 2021
Each day in the United States approximately one pound of food per person is wasted. At the same time 42 million people (1 in 8), including 13 million children (1 in 6), may experience foodinsecurity i...
New Priorities for a New Season
August 11th, 2021
Since 2012 (almost 10 years ago!), our mission at Valley Chapel has been to Reach, Teach, Mend, and Send. This mission statement has driven our ministries and focused our plans on what God uniquely ha...
Thank You For Everything Kristina!
August 4th, 2021
Over the past 3 years, Kristina Copeland has served as our Discipleship team Leader. She has helped us to develop small group and Sunday School plans, created a whole small group leader training, and ...
3 reasons why church shouldn't always be peaceful
July 21st, 2021
Jesus said "blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God" (Matthew 5:9) So why isn't church always rainbows and sunshine? People get hurt, conflicts boil over, tensions rise, an...
What Good is the Church?
July 14th, 2021
The church in America doesn't exactly have a great reputation. Whether it be abuse in the Roman Catholic Church, Televangelists milking the poor so they can buy the private jet, or Evangelical leaders...
3 Tips for Surviving Busy Seasons
June 30th, 2021
Our 2021 Vacation Bible School (VBS) hasn't even started and I'm already tired.Don't get me wrong, I am beyond excited for it, but if you're like me your anticipation of busyness wipes you out almost ...
How is the Spirit Moving?
June 23rd, 2021
Last week I asked our Children's Ministry leaders how they saw the Spirit moving in Children's Ministry lately. I was so encouraged by Tina's response that I asked her if I could share it with you all...