Worship Sundays @ 10:00 am

Fridays in the Valley Founders
(Vicki and Sue)

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”  Victor Hugo

Valley Community Presbyterian Church has long enjoyed a rich musical heritage. Building on this tradition, Fridays in the Valley was created for local musicians to showcase their talents while providing a benefit for local charities.

Fridays in the Valley is an eclectic mix of quality musicians performing in an intimate setting, making fine music accessible to our community.

Funding for the Fridays in the Valley concert series is made possible by a gift from Greg and Mary Rom.

Partial list of previous musical performances at Fridays in the Valley Chamber Music Series include:

Hootenanny/Chamber Pot Luck-Sue/Vicki

Dolce Wind Quintet

Klezmorim

Pavia Wind Quintet

Prairie Fire Lady Choir

Good News Big Band

Twin Cities Horn Club

Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble

Victory Park Brass

Stone Arch Collective

Incidental Trio

Northern Lights String Quartet

 

 

 

 

BENEFIT RECIPIENTS

Liberty 21st Century Middle School Academy in North Minneapolis provides a supportive community that encourages scholars to embrace an academically challenging lifestyle through nurturing relationships, strategic partnerships and creative entrepreneurship. We provide a comprehensive academic environment that prepares scholars for success in culturally competent colleges, expansive relevant careers and high impact global leadership. Our academy continues into the summer months, providing opportunities and summer employment for scholars rising to the 9th grade.

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. The basic premise is simple: Potters, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity. Proceeds support PRISM and NEAR food shelves serving the Robbinsdale Area Schools community. 

MN FoodShare envisions a Minnesota where all residents have access to healthy food and no one struggles with food insecurity. The March Campaign addresses these issues directly and we invite you to join our efforts and advocate for long-term solutions to food insecurity and poverty in our communities.

The 30-Days Foundation serves as a bridge between a tenant that is dealing with back rent due of a few hundred dollars to a landlord and a landlord that isn't the bad guy. They only wants to pay their own bills like anybody does.  Since inception in 2012, the Keep The Key program has helped nearly 700 families from being evicted by providing some assistance at the right time.

Crisis Nursery seeks to end child abuse and neglect and create strong, healthy families. We believe the security and well-being of children come first. We believe seeking support is a sign of strength. We promote a culture that values the dignity of all. We believe, together with families, our community has a responsibility for children. We create a welcoming environment in which each person feels engaged, empowered, and respected. We believe by working with strategic partners, we combine our strengths to achieve greater goals.

Home Free helps children at risk of growing up in institutions, and those living in institutions, to grow up in loving families by: keeping families together. We help struggling families to care for their children so they will never have to turn to an orphanage for help. Reuniting families: we rescue children from orphanages, and help them return home to their parents or extended families. Foster families: when children can’t be cared for by their birth families, we work to find them loving foster families.

PRISM Back to School provides new back packs and other required supplies so children whose families participate in PRISM's services have the necessary tools to start the school year off on even ground with their peers.