During our Congregational Meeting this past Sunday, Ralph Smith, John Hardin, and Garry Lyles were all elected to serve a 3 year term on our Diaconate. Joel Simoneau was elected to serve a 3 year term on our Session.
From Memorial Day weekend until July 10, there will be NO Sunday School. Our Sunday schedule will start at 10am for fellowship and coffee. Worship at 10:45.
Sunday School will resume on July 17.
Click HERE to sign up your child. Can't wait to see you the evening of June 6!
As many of you already know, Matt Denny is moving to Louisiana. Last summer, Matt began leading our worship team as a volunteer. We are extremely grateful for his service to Valley. But his vocation has led him to take a job out of town. We are unsure of his move date, but likely during the summer.
So, we are in a period of transition. Our Session and worship team have been working hard behind the scenes. Our interim solution is James Hollis. You have probably noticed James lead worship some over recent weeks. We are preparing him for that role as Matt is preparing to move.
At the same time, we are actively searching for a permanent worship lead, a "director of worship". The worship team is our search committee. Please be in prayer for them and the Session as this search unfolds. We have already received several inquiries about the position. We are excited to see where God leads us.
From the Valley Session
Sunday Morning: 9:00 - Families invited to Missions Open House in Sanctuary - coffee and donuts!
9:30 - FCA Huddle for Children, Joint Sunday School in Sanctuary
10:45 - Worship
12:15 - Chili Cook-off in Gym, hangout time with Mission's Partners. Click to sign up!
VALLEY 101 IS FEBRUARY 19-21
Our next new members class (Valley 101) will be offered Feb 19-21. Below is the schedule:
6:30pm Dinner in Fellowship Hall
7:15pm Valley 101 starts
9am Light breakfast 9:15am
Valley 101 resumes
Visitors Lunch after church
YOUTH MINISTRY OPEN HOUSE
Our youth ministry is growing! They are hosting an open house Sunday, February 21 at 4pm. This is open for all youth parents, elementary parents and kids (to see what the future holds), and any adults interested in serving, teaching, or helping with our youth. There will be a meeting from 4pm - 5pm...then all are invited to stay and experience their normal weekly gathering from 5pm - 7pm (optional!).
HARRISON HATFIELD INSTALLATION SERVICE
We will install our future church planter as an Assistant Pastor on February 28 during our morning worship. We are excited to have Rev. Hunter Brewer from the Mid-South Church Planting Network as our guest preacher.
MISSIONS SUNDAY 2016
Our Missions Conference will be March 6 with numerous local and global missionaries in attendance. We will have a special Sunday School starting at 9:00 am. FCA, along with our youth, will lead our elementary children in a special program. All adult SS classes will meet with our missionaries in the sanctuary. Our guest speaker for worship will be Ashish Pushkaran from Partners India.
We will have our 2nd annual Chili Cook-off and Bake-off after worship!!
We will do something new on Saturday night. Jon and Jessica White, along with William and Lauren Plott, will host several missionaries at our homes open for Valley members to come and visit. Save Saturday night to stop by BOTH homes and meet our missionaries in a more intimate setting. Further details will be coming soon.
All details, including registration, can be found by clicking HERE.
The Conference is FREE...
Lunch on Saturday is for children ministry teachers, volunteers, and leaders is $10.
Christmas season is in full swing at Valley! Here are some things to look for as we get closer to December 25...
BRUNCH AND BLUEGRASS THIS SUNDAY!
We will have our annual Christmas Brunch on Sunday at 9:30am. Please bring a brunch-like item to share (enough for 6-8 people). Need ideas? Bagels, casseroles, donuts, fruit, sausage, bacon, eggs, sausage and egg casserole, any combination you can dream up, we will eat! In worship, our children will be singing this week...and we will have a little bluegrass feel in our music. Don't miss it!
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
On Christmas Eve, we will gather to worship at 5pm. The service will be 30-45 minutes long, ending with a beautiful candlelight singing of Silent Night. Hope to see you there!
HUBBARD FAMILY IS MOVING :(
Many of you have grown to love Roy and Emily Hubbard, and their sweet family. Roy has been the RUF campus pastor at Alabama A&M for the past several years. Roy has accepted a call to be an Assistant Pastor at a church in St. Louis. They could use some help packing their moving van on Saturday from 10am - 4pm. You can help in any number of ways (packing, lifting, playing with their kids, etc.). They could also use any dollies, tools, packing expertise, cheerleading, etc. They will provide some breakfast and lunch. Text Roy (769.226.2411) to let us know if you are able so that we can have an estimate on the amount of food to order and the number of people helping. Address is 3312 Buttrey Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35810.
Any tithes or offerings sent to the office postmarked in 2015 will count towards this year's donations. The office will be open December 31 from 9am - noon if you have last minute donations to drop off.