Upcoming Events & Information
Join us for our 9:00am (traditional) or 10:45am (contemporary) service. Children’s programming available during both services.
4-WEEK SERMON SERIES
CONTINUES THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
“RICH TOWARDS GOD”
Week #3 – “When Heaven Takes Notice”
Bring the family, invite a friend or neighbor and join us as we continue with Week #3 of our current sermon series “Rich Towards God” at 9:00AM(Classic) or 10:45AM (Modern).
8.05 God the True Source
8.12 Giving Generously
8.19 When Heaven Takes Notice
8.26 Finding Pleasure in Enough
LIFE GROUPS AT VALLEY MILLS!
SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY, AUG. 19 & AUG. 26
GROUPS BEGIN WEEK OF SEPT. 9TH
Visit the tables in the foyer this Sunday, August 19 to sign up for a group that interests you.
What are Life Groups?
Life Groups are small groups that meet at various times to build friendships, support and encourage one another and challenge each other in their walks with God! At Valley Mills Christian Church, we offer Groups that are home-based, church-based, Bible study-based, and special interest-based. Life Groups typically meet in homes, share meals and “do life together”. Bible Study-based groups typically meet at the church at various times and meet for Bible Study classes. Special interest groups are like-minded individuals engaging in hobbies or activities offering fellowship to those who attend.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to grow your relationships with others and Jesus as we do life together! Contact Life Group Ministry leader Nichole McCollum for more information or questions a 317-727-3500 or at nicholemccollum@
NEW CHURCH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DIRECTORY)
& NEW ONLINE GIVING PLATFORM!
CLICK HERE TO SIGN IN OR CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT!
We’re hopeful you have taken a few minutes to create your account! Below are ways this account can help you stay connected — access to the church directory, set your privacy preferences, set up your online giving, and MORE!
CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT:
— Go towww.valleymillscc.org
— Click on the “Member Access” Tab
— Or just simply CLICK HERE!
— Be sure to click the CREATE ACCOUNT link on the lower right corner of SIGN IN screen.
The Process is SIMPLE!
Once you have created your account:
Use the “MY PROFILE” tab to maintain your personal & family members’ profile and preferences (and choose your privacy settings for the info. you do not want to share).
—To update, simply hover over each section heading until you see the words “click to edit section”.
— For all CONTACT INFO privacy settings, click on “show more options” under each section to select privacy options.
— Make your updates and click “save“.
— You may also add/update your own photo… simply click on the square at the top of screen to the left of your name and upload your own image.
Use the “PEOPLE” tab as a resource to connect with others in our church family (Church Directory).
— Access ‘limited’ contact information of other members and regular attenders and their photos.
— NOTE: For security purposes, if you create your account via a link other than the one listed in your “Invite email”, you will be granted access to the People Tab upon verification process via the church office. Access to the Valley Mills Christian Church Directory is for personal use only and not to be distributed or used for any type of solicitation.
Use the “GIVE” tab to set up your secure online giving. There is no cost to you for using this safe and secure program, and you can still make your offerings on those days you can’t make it to church! It’s super simple….
— One-Time or Recurring Gifts – You may set up “one-time” or “recurring” gifts (monthly, weekly, etc.)
— Direct Your Gift – Direct your offering to the “General Fund” or use the drop-down menu to view other church fund options.
— Giving Method – You may choose to use your checking/savings bank account info. or credit card info.
“NEW” OPTIONS BEING OFFERED:
TEXT-TO-GIVE – Simply text the word GIVE OR any dollar amount to the phone number 317-527-4848. You will be prompted to enter your banking info. — this will register your phone number for all future text-to-give amounts. (You can save this phone number in your ‘contacts’ to use again anytime, as often as you’d like!) Try it today!! It’s super easy and fast!
BREEZE MOBILE APP – Download the free BREEZE App (for iOS and Android devices) from your app store for easy access to your account on-the-go! (search for “breeze chms” in your app store and download it today!) The Breeze App enables you to access the directory, your profile and Give online, too!
CLICK HERE for BREEZE APP for iOS
CLICK HEREfor BREEZE APP for Android
PLEASE NOTE: After you’ve downloaded the Breeze App, open and click the “connect” bar and enter the Church ID of: valleymillscc. Use the same member username and password you created for your own account to sign on to the app.
The Process is SAFE!
We take your privacy seriously! This Member Account area is a secured portal through which you are able to connect with other members of Valley Mills Christian Church. Access to the church directory is limited to regular attenders and members and are verified through the administrative office via a validation process for security purposes. Each authorized user will have a unique user name and password. The church directory will NOT be accessible to the general public.
In addition, Breeze uses an HTTPS SSL encrypted connection – the same standard used for transferring credit card data. An encrypted connection means that only the correct recipient is able to read the data.
If you have any questions or if you would like to submit a photo to be included in our Church Directory, please contact Tanya Gonterman, Administrative Coordinator, at tanyagonterman@
NEW! “ROOTED IN CHRIST EXPERIENCE”
BEGINS SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
9:00AM in Classroom 1 (behind the Coffee Shop)
SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY AT THE INFO. TABLE!
Valley Mills Christian Church is pleased to launch our “Rooted in Christ Experience” on Sunday, August 12th, during the 9:00am hour in Classroom 1. The Rooted in Christ Experience has evolved as an expanded version of our Starting Point Experience, and will take place over10 weeks, covering key biblical foundations for new Christians, and for attenders who are new to the Valley Mills Christian Church family. Each session will help participants understand what it means to grow in Christ (God’s kingdom) while concurrently offering immersion information about our church organizational structure, culture, and what is takes to “be the church”. Following is a snapshot of what will be included in the Rooted in Christ Experience:
- Salvation & Prayer
- Honoring God & Seeking Guidance
- Seeking & Leaning on Christ
- Scripture & Mission
- Tithes, Offerings, Talents
- The Church as a Whole
- Getting Connected to a Ministry
- Sharing Your Testimony
Whether you are new to Valley Mills or just want to learn more about how to fully engage in God’s Kingdom and our VMCC church family, please plan to join us for this 10-week session during the 9:00am hour in Classroom 1. Please sign up at the Information Table so we can ensure we have ample materials available. Contact the church office email@example.com or at 317-856-3766 with any questions.
VALLEY MILLS CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL AND ACADEMY
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!
Registration is now open for the 2018-2019 school year for ages 2 through 5 years old. (Age 2 by Aug. 1). If you would like more information, contact Heather Skaggs by email at heatherskaggs@valleym
VALLEY MILLS 2ND ANNUAL
CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW!
SAT., SEPTEMBER 22
SIGN UP THIS SUNDAY!
Planning is now underway and volunteers are needed to help with our 2ndAnnual Car Show right here at Valley Mills Christian Church on Saturday,September 22! If you would like to participate or help out in any way with this fun, community outreach event (or help with promoting this event) please be sure to sign up for an area that interests you this Sunday at the table located in the foyer. All proceeds from this event will be going back into our community to help with various community outreach programs.
Contact Mike Baker at 317-410-1084 or Bob Beltz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 317-856-3766 for more information. All types of helpers and workers (both men and women) will be needed to make this a successful event for our community once again!
CLICK HERE to download a registration/entry form.
WOMEN’S FALL RETREAT
OCTOBER 6-7* (Sat./Sun)
AT CAMP MONETO IN NASHVILLE, INDIANA
SIGN-UP THIS SUNDAY!
SUNDAYS, 9AM AND 10:45AM
On Sunday mornings, we offer programming for both middle and high school students called “The Peak!” All students in grades 7-12 are invited upstairs to the Student Ministry area for our 9 AM morning sessions and again at 10:45 AM for worship time and small group gatherings.
We encourage your students to come and participate in this time of fellowship and learning! For further questions please see Ezra Davis, Student Minister or contact him at email@example.com.
Parents of Valley Kids,
We wanted to update you about a few things that have changed and are now in effect in our Valley Kids ministry area:
1) We have launched our new church management check-in system, Breeze, via our check-in kiosks in the Kid Zone foyer. Volunteers will be available to guide you and assist you with the new system. Your child will continue to receive a printed name badge with a security code that is assigned for parent paging as needed.
2) Our 10:45amK-1 class will no longer meet as a class. Rather, our 1st graders will be assigned to our elementary class in Kid Zone, and our kindergartners will be assigned to a new class that will include 4 year olds through kindergartners. This class is called Ages 4-K.
3) Our classrooms have been renamed; you will find an easy guide to classroom locations posted at the check-in station.
4) As a reminder, children under school age promote to age-based classes on their birthdays, while school-aged children promote on promotion Sunday. If you have any questions about your child’s classroom assignment, please ask at the check-in station.
5) We are still in need of additional volunteers for our Valley Kids ministry; please contact Shanda Borkes (firstname.lastname@example.org
VALLEY KIDS LEADERSHIP TEAM
VALLEY KIDS “LITTLES” GAME NIGHT!
(FOR AGES 2 – 1ST GRADE)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
Grab your favorite board game and join other Valley Kids Littles families for a fun night of games and snacks in the Kid Zone Room! Bring a snack to share, a game you enjoy, and a drink. Contact Kara Rees at 765-426-2452 or the church office with any questions!
SUNDAY MORNING GREETERS NEEDED! – If you would like to be a part of our Greeting Team on Sunday mornings, please contact Casey Harvey at email@example.com or sign up at the Information Table on Sundays!
PHOTOGRAPHY MINISTRY – We are seeking individuals who would be interested in helping capture events and ministry moments at Valley Mills Christian Church! If you are interested in serving on this Photography Ministry Team, please contact the church office or Clint McCollum, Photography Ministry Coordinator, at 317.856.3766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RECEPTIONIST MINISTRY – If you would be willing to serve as a receptionist at the church during the week (9am – 2pm) on a weekly, monthly or in an ‘as-needed’ capacity, please contact the church office or Receptionist Ministry Coordinator Shanda Borkes at 317.856.3766 or email email@example.com f
DO YOU KNOW YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS??
SPIRITUAL GIFTS ASSESSMENTS
AVAILABLE NOW HERE!
As a part of the body of Christ, God gives us each special gifts and calls us to use them for service.
This assessment will help you to know YOUR gifts and understand how you can use them. How exciting to be able to discover how God has uniquely designed YOU!
Please visit the Valley Mills website at valleymillscc.org and click on “OUR MINISTRY PROGRAMS” UNDER THE SERVING TAB, follow the link provided to take the assessment online. Your results will be emailed to you when you are finished.
If you are not able to take online, a limited number of paper copies are available this Sunday at the display in the Family Life Center foyer. Please be sure to return your results to the church after taking the assessment.
Please contact Joe McNeil or Andi Roberts with our Involvement Team through the church office at 317.856.3766 if you need any assistance in taking the assessment or with questions regarding service and ministry opportunities at Valley Mills Christian Church.
COUNSELING SERVICES AT VALLEY MILLS!
Pastoral staff are always willing to provide support and spiritual guidance at no cost, but sometimes life stressors result in the need for deeper psychotherapy with certified or licensed counselors who have specific training in understanding clinical etiology and bio-physical chemical imbalances. Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (Dr. John Nolan) offers counseling appointments to anyone from Valley Mills Christian Church OR the community for a substantially reduced rate of $25 per one-hour session during his office hours at church on Mondays from 5-9pm or Wednesdays from 2-7pm. To schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Nolan at 765-676-5310. We hope that this initiative will bless our community members and families, as access to supportive emotional health services can be challenging.
ALL TYPES OF NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS ARE NEEDED.
Items can be dropped off in the basket outside of the Reception Office anytime. Thank you in advance for supporting this ministry of Valley Mills so we can continue to bless those in need right here in our community.
VALLEY MILLS’ 12-STEP ADDICTIONS MINISTRY
THURSDAYS – 7:00 PM AND
SATURDAYS – 6:30 PM
Valley Mills Christian Church offers a 12-Step Addictions Ministry for all types of addictions. You do not need to attend Valley Mills to participate in this program. Simply show up to a meeting and get connected. Our 12-Step program meets on the 2nd Floor of Valley Mills Christian Church on Thursdays at 7:00 PM and now we are also offering Saturday evening meetings at 6:30 PM.
Our program is faith-based, and we believe that God is our main strength for recovery and change. Please contact Ministry Leader, Don DeHart at 317-919-3654 for more information.
“CONNECTION CARDS” ARE IMPORTANT!
THANKS FOR FILLING ONE OUT EACH WEEK!
We ask that you please fill out your Connection Cardeach week that you attend. We will be increasing our efforts this year to outreach to our regular attenders and members who have been “missing in action”, and the only way we have of tracking attendance is by the completion of the weeklyConnection Card. If you don’t complete your Connection Card, you may get a call or letter telling you we have missed you! While we love SEEING you on Sundays, our database can only track information that is recorded on these cards. Thank you in advance for your helping us in this area!
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PLEASE NOTE: HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SOUNDBOOTH IN THE WORSHIP CENTER EACH SUNDAY FOR THOSE IN NEED.
WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED WITH VALLEY MILLS!
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