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Children

For it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. -Luke 18:16

Children bring to us joy, wonder, and a gift of faith. It is through our children that we can experience a fresh look at the new life that Jesus offers us each and every day.

FAITH FORMATION
for preschool through 5th grade

Faith formation is at the heart of what the Christian life is about.  We engage in faith formation in our homes, communities, schools, work places and faith communities.  At Valley, two of the ways that we engage with children in faith formation is through worship and faith formation classes.  In faith formation classes, children and volunteers, both teens and adults engage with children to learn about their Reformed heritage, explore the bible, and adopt core Christian values of love, peace, joy, and hope.

We meet from September 20, through May 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. with breaks for the Christmas and Easter Holidays.

CHILDREN'S WORSHIP
for Ages 3 through 1st Grade, 9:50-10:25am

We are committed to helping children learn how to worship and know that they are loved and accepted. Children ages 3 through 1st grade may choose to leave the first service (9:30am) after the Time for Children to attend children's worship hosted by our Christian Education Director, Wendy Fields. They will praise God with prayer and songs and hear stories using the Godly Play method.

TEAMS (Technology Engineering Arts Math and Science)
for 4th and 5th graders, Sundays 6:00-8:00 p.m.

We connect our faith to God’s world by cultivating the ability for children to solve real world problems and become faithful stewards of God’s creation. We teach young people to think through the potential impacts and benefits to scientific progress and develop their personal and communal ethics allowing them to boldly and thoughtfully engage the world. For more information, visit the TEAMS website.

VACATION BIBLE CAMP
for ages 2 through 5th grade, usually the first full week of August

For one week each summer the church is transformed into some magical theme land for children to explore more about their faith. Fun music, elaborate costumes and decorations, interactive stations are one aspect of their week, but we know that what really matters is the relationships our children form with God, each other, and trusted adults in the congregation. We are a joyful congregation that knows how to have fun together.

OUTINGS
for the young and young at heart

We host a lot of you events for our families, adults and children to experience fellowship and faith growing experiences together. Some of the events and groups that we offer are; parents night out, family game night, softball teams, and retreats for men and women. To keep up with all of the latest information check out our Family Ministries Facebook Page!

NURSERY
for infants through 5 years old

Our nursery is professionally staffed by Rebekah Rierson who is available from 9:00 a.m. to noon every Sunday.