Upcoming Events & Information
Join us for our 9:00am (traditional) or 10:45am (contemporary) service. Children’s programming available during both services.
Please join our Valley Kids families for our 2018 Summer Parks & Play events! Pack a lunch (or grab a lunch), bring the kids and sunscreen, and come hang out as the kiddos enjoy these afternoons playing together. Parents DO need to stay with their children at the Parks for these events; it’s a great time to get to know other parents!
- Wednesday, July 18th – Carson Park (playground/splash pad)
- Wednesday, July 25th – Hummel Park Creek
NEW GATHERING PLACE AT VALLEY MILLS!
Thanks to your giving we received during our Easter Offering this year (and 1 was donated!) we now have a new gathering place for our friends and families outside of the Family Life Center! We invite you to use these gazebos to gather and fellowship on Sundays at the church, or anytime!
NEW CHURCH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DIRECTORY)
& NEW ONLINE GIVING PLATFORM!
Watch for more details and your invite email soon!
Watch for the words “YOU HAVE ACCESS” in the subject line of the email!
— Easy access from your desktop, laptop, tablet – or from your mobile device via the Breeze App!
— Continue to maintain your own profile & preferences (contact info., photo, privacy settings, etc.)
— View the online Church Directory (limited contact information of other Valley Mills members/attenders)
— NEW “Text-to-Give” giving option from your mobile device
— NEW Breeze Mobile App Access (for iOS & Android)
— Set up your Online Giving (recurring & one-time gifts) (NOTE: Those currently giving online will need to switch to this new online giving platform by no later than July 31 – watch for more details/instructions soon!)
Capitol District Christian
Men’s Fellowship (CDCMF)
Dinner & Program at Valley Mills
MONDAY, JULY 16
(Meal @ 6 PM; Program @ 7PM)
ALL MEN INVITED!
Sign up BY July 15 at the Information Table!
Join other men from area churches on Monday, July 16 in the Family Life Center for a wonderful meal and great fellowship time as we welcome Larry Pierson with Open Arms Ministries as our guest speaker. You can find more info. about this ministry that serves abused and troubled youth at openarmschristian.com.
Please sign up at the Information Table by Sun., July 15 if you plan to attend. ($5 suggested donation for the meal payable on night of dinner.)
Contact the church office at 317.856.3766 with questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Men and women are needed to help set up, serve the meal and clean up after this event. Sign up at the Information Table or see Annie Yount if you can help in this way. Thank you!
HERITAGE GROUP LUNCH OUTING (AGES 55+)
TUES., JULY 17, 11:30AM
Invite a friend to join you and meet us for lunch at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, July 17 at Dawson’s on Main in Speedway (1464 Main St.). Please sign up at the Info. Table by Sunday, July 15 if you’ll be joining the fun! Contact Joyce Carter with questions.
FIFTH SUNDAY SERVE DAY!
SUNDAY, JULY 29
ONE SERVICE @ 10 AM
PITCH-IN LUNCH & SERVE PROJECT AFTER
DONATIONS REQUESTED BY JULY 29
Our next FIFTH SUNDAY SERVE DAY will be on Sunday, July 29th! On this morning we will have ONE COMBINED FAMILY TIME Service at 10 AM, followed by a pitch-in lunch in the Family Life Center directly following service. Teens and children will not have their normal programming on this morning and will worship right alongside us on this 5th Sunday! The nursery will be open, but not staffed, for parents to utilize, if needed.
GOAL: Our goal for this FIFTH SUNDAY SERVE Project will be assembling at least 300 “HOMELESS HELP BAGS” directly after the pitch-in lunch. After families assemble the bags, they can either take the bags and hand out directly to those in need or leave them at the church for our Homeless Ministry to distribute.
DONATIONS NEEDED: Please drop off items to fill the bags by Sunday, July 29 in the box located in the Coffee Shop foyer starting next Sunday, July 15. You may also pick up a printed list of items to donate at the SERVE DAY display in the foyer. Needed items include: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, canned food with pop-tab openers, socks, dry shampoo, deodorant, sealed meats/protein packs, toilet paper, disposable razors, individual bottled water, small hand towels, packaged peanut butter crackers, combs, body soap, peanut butter, antibacterial cream, band-aids, hard candy, baby wipes, individually wrapped disposable cutlery kits (available at GFS), other items that are “street-resilient.”
SIGN-UP FOR LUNCH ITEM YOU CAN SHARE: Also, please sign up at the display in the foyer to let us know what food item you plan to bring and share for the lunch or click the link in the email you will receive this coming week to sign up ONLINE!
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@
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.
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.
UPCOMING STUDENT MINISTRY EVENTS:
Bon Fire! (7th – 12th Graders)
Wednesday, July 18
in the Outdoor Pavilion
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Invite your friends and join us at the outdoor pavilion at the church for some hot dogs, s’mores, and games!
SUNDAY MORNING GREETERS NEEDED! – If you would like to be a part of our Greeting Team on Sunday mornings, please contact Casey Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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