Join us on Sunday
Our Enspirited series begins with the next section of 1 Corinthians 12, focusing on verses 12-26. Pastor Lee’s message is titled “One Body,” and you’re invited to consider the ways we are connected—as if in one physical body—with the persons who make up the faith community that is our church home. Check back for more details and an Order of Worship!
Spiritual Gifts Assessment: Following up on her message on Sunday, Pastor Lee wanted to share this link to an online spiritual gifts assessment, through the UMC’s Discipleship Resources. It has 80 questions that you complete in one session, and then it will give you a brief summary of your results, based on the gifts the apostle Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 12.1-11, which we read in worship this weekend. Pastor Lee will lead a discussion based on this assessment on Wednesday, January 26 at 7:00 pm via Zoom and again on Sunday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m., in a hybrid meeting open to in-person or Zoom participants. (Pick one or the other; you don’t need to attend both times!) Please contact Pastor Lee (email@example.com) or the church office to RSVP and to receive the Zoom link for either session. Participants are asked to complete the assessment before the meeting.
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Most Recent Worship Service
If you’re visiting when we aren’t “live,” you can worship anytime with our most recent worship service.
Sunday, January 16, 2022 “For the Common Good”
On Sunday, January 16 we began a three-week worship series, Enspirited, in which we’ll focus on life with the Holy Spirit. This week, we observed Human Relations Day, read 1 Corinthians 12.1-11 and heard Pastor Lee’s sermon titled “For the Common Good.” We joined in a special offering to support human relations programs through the United Methodist Church. Across the next two weeks, we’ll read 1 Corinthians 12.12 through the end of 1 Corinthians 13, and we hope you’ll read along with our Order of Worship.
Join us in person
We’d love to welcome you in person. We have ample parking and you can enter from the east doors (under the carport) with no steps or from the lower doors on the north side, and walk up the steps to the sanctuary.
With the most recent CDC guidance, we are requiring masks for all persons during worship, and we are sitting in every row in our sanctuary. Masks are available near each entrance if you arrive without one. The pastor and song leaders remove their masks while they’re leading. Communion, on the first Sunday of each month, is distributed at the end of worship and consumed outside the sanctuary.
One of our favorite activities is after-worship coffee and conversation, which is on hold for now, until we’re given the all-clear to gather without masking.
What to expect
We worship in a semi-traditional style, with an organ alongside piano most weeks and sometimes a guitar, handbells, and other instruments. We sing from the hymnal and also incorporate newer songs and melodies, seeking to express and connect with the worship theme, the moment we’re in, and the people with us in person and by Livestream.
During most seasons, we’ll follow a theme for four to six weeks, usually based on the lectionary or a book or theme of the Bible.
We offer Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month, and occasionally at other times. All are welcome at the Lord’s Table who are seeking to grow in faith. We understand Holy Communion as a means of grace by which we may be brought closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.. You do not have to be a member of Valley or even baptized. You are welcome.
You’re invited to a worshipful gathering that’s intended to offer some space to breathe.Pause and do it right now. BREATHE. If that felt like you needed it, then you’re getting the idea.This time will include some music, a bit of Scripture, time to consider some simple questions, a little prayer, and sometimes a ritual to connect us with our faith roots or our own spirit. We will wear masks in accordance with our current COVID precautions.We’ll meet weekly through Feb. 10 and then reflect and adjust for the weeks following.