Valley Speaks

When Beauty Matters Most

  Pat and just a small portion of her awesome family. This morning, I attended the memorial service of a dear, sweet woman whom I've known since I was 6 years old.  After the service, I passed a horrific accident that resulted in 2 fatalities.  All day Monday, we...

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Military Might

Have you ever been part of an organization that follows a military-style leadership?  Perhaps you’ve spent time in the Armed Forces or law enforcement.  You know what it’s like, then, to protect and to serve. During this Holy Week, I’ve been thinking a lot about what...

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Easter 2012

He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed! Join us as we celebrate The Sacrifice of the King with services at 9:00 and 10:30. We all have a picture of what we think Jesus looked like, but what if what we've always assumed to be true, isn't?  Find out how the King's Sacrifice...

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All-Church Work Day

Saturday, March 31st 8:00 - 1:00 Wear your grungy clothes,  and come ready to get Valley’s campus ready for Easter! It’s Spring Cleaning Time at Valley and we need your help.  Our Lobby and Bathrooms need paint, our Worship Center carpets need to be cleaned, our...

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The God of All Comfort

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort…” (2 Cor. 1:3 NAS) On Thursday nights, I go hang out at my dad’s church.  They have a Thursday night young adult service with worship led by a rotating group of...

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Africa 2011: Updates

For faster updates, follow us on facebook and twitter. Thursday, August 11, 2011 12:45 pmDay 15NO!!! THE DAY WE HAVE NOT BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO...GOING HOME! Not that we aren't excited to see friends and family but, we don't want to leave our family here. we packed...

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Healing Prayer

This morning, I was challenged, in the wake of so many people we know who have been in the hospital or faced surgeries this week, to heed the following advice.  It is one of 172 questions and answers from the new book, Max on Life, by Max Lucado. After you read this,...

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Blokey Bloke Worship

Guys are awesome. Earth-shattering, I know.  You mean a girl likes guys?  Who would've thought?  Seriously, though, I love the males of the species.  Bodily-function humor cracks me up.  I love baseball games and hockey games.  I love seeing guys mess with each...

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2011 Valley Christian Church Directory

All the photos for our directory have been taken and now the fun work of putting our 2011 directory together begins! To view and/or purchase your family photo, click here.  (Please note, this link will take you to a third-party website.  Valley Christian Church makes...

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Oh Glorious Day!

I have a soft spot in my heart for hymns.  As a music minister's kid, I grew up on all kinds of church music (and quite a bit of Barry Manilow and ELO), so this new trend of taking the lyrics from hymns and re-arranging them to new melodies is right up my alley.  I...

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It’s Worship Saturday!

***UPDATE*** Download the handouts (including the Ignition Praise Band Handbook) here.****** Hey everyone!  Pastor Jess, here. Just wanted to remind everyone about our worship workshop that's coming up tomorrow.  If you are a youth-type person or know a youth-type...

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Giving What We Don’t Deserve

When did we forget about grace? Seriously. I want to know. At what point did we, the Body of Christ, forget about God’s amazing grace? Maybe the better question is, when did we decide to hoard it for ourselves? Jesus told a parable about a man who owed a very large...

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Equipping the Saints

Hey guys, Pastor Jess here! I had an interesting discussion tonight about learning in the digital age.  There was an article in the Orange County Register about a school that had mixed-grade classrooms.  This school is experiencing a surge in test scores and grades...

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