NEWS

Upcoming Events & Information

Join us for worship on Sundays!
9:00 AM (Classic Service)
10:45 AM (Modern Service)

New 8-Week Sermon Series Begins sept. 13th
“ON PURPOSE” 
9:00 & 10:45 AM


join us in-person at the church building OR join us LIVE on Facebook at Facebook.com/Valleymillscc or on the Valley Mills YouTube channel at 9:00 & 10:45AM

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Starting on Sunday, September 13th (9:00 & 10:45AM), we will begin an important 8-week series related to why we exist as a church, and as followers of Jesus.  It’s not enough to know our Vision, Mission, and Values, but we must also embrace them and live them out every day.  For the Christian, it’s not even optional, as the Lord Himself gives us a command to “Go into all the world,” and to “Love our neighbor as ourself.”

Join us each Sunday in-person or online at 9:00 & 10:45AM during this 8-week sermon series and come ready to dive in to some exciting truths!

To be in compliance with the Marion County Public Health Order issued on July 2nd by the City of Indianapolis and Mayor Joe Hogsett, beginning July 9th, all indoor gatherings, facility usage, and worship services at Valley Mills Christian Church will require face coverings when attending in-person services and on-campus activities (age 2 and older). Face coverings are required for outdoor events in situations where adequate physical distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible.

NOTE: Complimentary face masks are available at the check-in stations and in the Coffee Shop foyer if you need to pick up one Sunday morning!

ONE “OUTDOOR” 10AM WORSHIP SERVICE & FELLOWSHIP LUNCH AFTER!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH

CLICK HERE to let us know you’ll attend the LUNCH! (for food planning purposes)

On Sunday, September 20th we will hold ONE 10:00AM Combined, “OUTDOOR” Worship Service followed by a Fellowship LUNCH in the Family Pavilion!!  Join us on this day as we worship God in His creation– the beautiful outdoors!!  Let’s engage in some fun, social interaction outdoors and use this day to safely re-connect and reacquaint with our Valley Mills church family!  Bring a lawn chair or blanket for you and your family, if you’d like!  (Chairs will be available also).

NOTE:  Children (Nursery thru Grade 6) can be checked-in inside the church building prior to the 10AM service and will be in their normal gathering rooms in the Valley Kids area on this day.  Parents will check them out after service to join us for the Fellowship Lunch!

FELLOWSHIP LUNCH AFTER!– Immediately following the service (11AM), we will hold a FREE fellowship lunch in the Family Pavilion area. The church will provide all food and drinks (with Troy Jones as our grillmaster for the day!) — just bring your appetites!

SIGN UP ONLINE (FOR LUNCH): For food planning purposes, please, please let us know if you plan to attend the LUNCH by completing the online sign up form by clicking HERE (or on the paper sign up form at the church located at the Information Table or reply to this emailby Friday, Sept. 18th. 

VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED:  If you are able to help on this day in any way (set up, clean up, serving, etc.) please indicate on the sign up form!

We will be practicing safe, physical distancing and the food will be served by volunteers who will be following suggested safety practices. Face coverings will  only be required if you are not able to maintain a safe distance of 6 feet from one another (outside of your own family unit).

Contact the church office at 317-856-3766 or email info@valleymillscc.org with questions!

Starting Point Experience!
Sunday, October 4th at Noon
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 If you are new (or not so new) to Valley Mills Christian Church, the staff and pastors would love to spend time getting to know you and your family at our next Starting Point Experience on Sunday, October 4th at Noon. Lunch for you and your family will be provided and childcare is available, if needed.  

Come learn more about baptism, membership, and ways YOU can get connected and involved here at Valley Mills!  If you are interested in attending, please sign up online HERE, or call the office at 317-856-3766, email info@valleymillscc.org or sign up at the Information Table by no later than noon on Thursday, October 1st (for food planning purposes).

VALLEY MILLS’ SMALL GROUPS!

Small Groups are the perfect way to get connected at Valley Mills.  By joining a small group, you can learn more about the Kingdom of God, participate in a fun activity, or find a fun group of people to study God’s Word with.

There are 3 types of small groups:
1) Life Groups meet in homes and focus on relationships and growing deeper in Christ together; 2) Bible Studies are informative groups that dive into God’s Word; and 3) Special Interest Groups are gatherings of people getting together to engage in various activities (crafting group, board game group, etc.)

If you have an interest in joining any of these groups, have an interest in leading a group or have questions about existing groups, contact Joe McNeil, Spiritual Growth Coordinator, at joemcneil@valleymillscc.org or at 317-856-3766.

Saturday Morning Prayer Meeting
Every Saturday at 10:00 AM

Feeling anxious or frustrated about events in your life and the world at large can be overwhelming. Phillipians 4:6 says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

At Valley Mills we believe in the power of prayer. JOIN US!!  Every Saturday morning we will hold a Prayer Meeting at 10AM in the Worship Center. Whether your prayer life is strong, or it needs some work, we will meet and strengthen ourselves together while praying for the needs of ourselves, our church, our community, and our world.  We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

Student Ministry (Grades 7-12)

“THE PEAK”
SUNDAY NIGHTS – 6-8 PM

Students in Grades 7-12 are invited to join us each Sunday Night from 6-8 pm upstairs. Join the group for games, worship and small groups!

We encourage your students to come and participate in this time of fellowship and learning! For further questions please contact Student Minister Craig Rice at craigrice@valleymillscc.org.

WE’RE LIVE!!
EVERY SUNDAY MORNING!
9:00 & 10:45 AM

ON SUNDAYS WHEN YOU CAN’T BE AT THE CHURCH WITH US…. JOIN US “LIVE” ON FACEBOOK!

EVERY SUNDAY MORNING AT 9:00 AND 10:45 AM!

VIEW THE SERMONS “LIVE” HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/Valleymillscc/

VALLEY MILLS CHRISTIAN CHURCH’S
VALLEY OF HOPE  |  Addictions Support

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!

Valley of Hope Addictions Support is our new ministry umbrella for our growing addictions, recovery, and family support services.  These services include our faith-based 12 step program, our Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) program, our subsidized individual and family counseling services, and our partnership with the Decatur Township Drug-Free Coalition Recovery Coach program.  Our Valley of Hope Addictions Support program is an example of needs-based evangelism and local missions right here in Decatur Township.  For questions, please contact Robin Paul through the church office or visit the website to learn more HERE!

PAL (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones)
All Family Members Welcome to Attend (18 & over)
Every Thursday from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
(Currently meeting via Zoom – contact Robin Paul at robinpaul@valleymillscc.org with questions or to join!)

People helping people through the woods. PAL groups meet weekly to educate, support and help each other with issues arising from loving someone with an addiction. Each PAL group is facilitated by a peer, someone walking the same path. While the focus is on parents with an addicted child, all family members and friends (age 18 and older) are welcome to attend PAL meetings. These weekly meetings are open to the community.  Contact Robin Paul at 317-856-3766 or robinpaul@valleymillscc.org with questions.

COUNSELING SERVICES AT VALLEY MILLS! 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A COUNSELING APPOINTMENT

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 $30 per one-hour session during his office hours at church on Wednesdays from 2-6 pm. 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.

Social Work Assistance:  In addition to counseling sessions, the church also employs a part-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Robin Paul, that may be available to assist with short-term psycho-social needs and referrals, crisis intervention, and time-limited case management assistance for navigating complex medical and benefits systems that can feel overwhelming. Social work services (at a rate of $30 per one-hour session) may be consulted by calling the church office at 317-856-3766, or by emailing robinpaul@valleymillscc.org.

VALLEY MILLS’ 12-STEP ADDICTIONS MINISTRY
NEW TIME – THURSDAYS @ 6:30 PM
Meets Upstairs in Conference Room

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 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.

CHURCH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DIRECTORY)
& ONLINE GIVING PLATFORM!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN IN OR CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT TODAY!

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 to www.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 HERE for 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@valleymillscc.org or at 317-856-3766.

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!

If you are not able to take online, a limited number of paper copies are available at the Welcome Center Table in the church foyer. Please be sure to return your results to the church after taking the assessment.

Please contact Joe McNeil, Spiritual Growth Coordinator, 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.

 

The Valley Mills Christian Church Food Pantry continues to offer drive-through (only) food pantry services on Fridays from 9AM – Noon.  In order to protect our ministry volunteers, we ask that recipients maintain social distancing of at least six feet by driving up to our entrance, checking in at the church door, opening their trunk, and then returning to the interior of their vehicle while our volunteers load the bags for them.  Additionally, as we anticipate higher than normal need for basic necessities to help our community, we encourage continued donations of non-perishable food items and basic household items.

Our greatest inventory need right now includes the following:  Canned Soup and Mac ‘N Cheese!

Food Pantry donations can be dropped off at the church on Fridays between 9AM and Noon or by arranging a drop-off appointment through the church office at 317-856-3766 or email info@valleymillscc.org.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SOUND BOOTH IN THE WORSHIP CENTER EACH SUNDAY FOR THOSE IN NEED.


WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED WITH VALLEY MILLS!

EMAIL US:  info@valleymillscc.org
VISIT US ONLINE at valleymillscc.org
CALL US:  317-856-3766
LIKE US on Facebook HERE
FOLLOW US on Instagram HERE
VIEW WEEKLY EVENT PHOTOS HERE

LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE, SERVE BOTH
5555 Kentucky Avenue | Indianapolis, IN 46221   |   317.856.3766
Sunday Worship Times:  Classic Service 9 AM   |  Modern Service 10:45 AM

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