Worship Sundays at 10:00 am.


Sunday Morning Adult Education
Spring 2019 


March 17th
"Learning an answer to the question; What do you do?" with Rev. Jim Cook

April 7th
"Ask Big Questions: For Whom are We Responsible?" 
with Marian Michael and Carolyn Anderson

April 14th
"Transgender & Christian in Community" 
with author, Austen Hartke

April 28th
"Living the Questions; Trying to Be Honest" with Rev. Jim Cook

May 5th
"Hate Has No Home Here" presented by the MN Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union

Click here to see the Spring 2019 Brochure

Adult Education brochures are available in the PDF link above or in the literature racks throughout the church building. If you have questions about any of the speakers or forums listed here, contact Carolyn Anderson, Chair of the Adult Education Committee or Sheila Sheldon, Educational Ministries Director

Adult Education

Sunday Mornings at 9:00 am
Lively discussion groups, lectures, and Bible studies for adults are offered 10 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the spring on Sunday mornings in Valley's Cornerstone Room. The forums are led by Valley staff, passionate and talented volunteers and special guest speakers. 

Thursday morning Bible Fellowship - September through May, 9:30-11:00 am
Thursday morning Bible fellowship to connect with one another and study the lectionary scripture for the coming Sunday as well as occasional book studies on spiritual issues. Everyone is welcome to join the group—come every week or whenever you can.

Sundays September through May at 9:15 a.m.
Friendship Group is a weekly class for adults with developmental disabilities. An array of teaching styles and techniques is used to teach the stories of the Bible and to develop and enhance “friendships” with others in the class and the church. The curriculum is adapted to the particular needs and skills of the class and includes gross and fine motor activities and crafts, development of cognitive skills, music and other auditory and visual activities. We are committed to helping developmentally disabled adults and their families grow in their faith.  New participants are welcome.

Throughout the year we offer special opportunities to study a topic in great depth. This year we are asking ourselves how our Christian tradition has contributed to racism in America and what we as Christians can do to change it.

During the Lenten season, the six weeks before Easter, we offer opportunities to gather for a potluck meal at 6:00 p.m. followed by a service of reflection on the Lenten theme at 6:45 p.m.