Weekend Worship Times


Main Campus

Saturday at 5:30 pm
Sunday at 8:15, 9:30, 11 AM

Valley Community Center

Maplenol Cafe
Sunday at 9:30 AM

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8th Grade Vacay (For Students Finishing 8th Grade)

Friday, June 1 at 4:00pm-Saturday, June 2 at 11:00am

Drop off and pick up at Valley Church

Cost: $70/person (Cost covers 2 meals, transportation, hotel lodging, and access to the water park)

RSVP by Sunday, May 27

It’s time for our 8th graders to have one last hurrah in the Junior High Ministry! We will spend a night at the indoor water park at the Ramada Tropics Resort in Des Moines. We will have large-group discussions that will prepare students for their transition into the Valley High School Ministry (8th Grade Move-Up into High School is on Sunday, June 3). 8th graders will also have the chance to begin connecting with High School Ministry staff.

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Student Information and Medical Form 2018/2019


6th Grade Move-Up Sunday (For Students Entering 6th Grade in Fall 2018)

Sunday, June 3 from 9:30-10:45am

Valley Community Center Gym

We will officially welcome our new 6th graders on June 3! New 6th graders should go to the normal 4th-5th grade Sunday School room at 9:30 that morning. Then, junior high students and staff will greet them in that room and whisk them away to our meeting room across the street in the Valley Community Center Gym, where students can be picked up at 10:45. No RSVP is required for students to attend this exciting morning.


6th Grade Welcome (For Students Entering 6th Grade in Fall 2018)

Sunday, June 3 from 12:15-2:00pm

Valley Community Center Cafe

Free lunch provided

New 6th graders AND their parents are invited to a special 6th Grade Welcome from 12:15-2:00pm at the Valley Community Center. A free lunch will be served. This will be an opportunity for parents and their 6th graders to experience a little fun and connect with other 6th grade families. We ask that younger siblings not attend this event. We hope to see you there!

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Sky Zone Love You Des Moines

Saturday, June 16, 1:30-5:30 pm, Cost: $20

RSVP by Wednesday, June 13

Drop off and pick up at Valley Church

Special Sky Zone waiver required

Practice your flips, play dodgeball or throw down some slam dunks at Sky Zone, the indoor trampoline park! After Sky Zone we’ll head to the church building and do a fun service activity for Love You Des Moines Days---Valley Church’s effort to show love to our community this summer.

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Student Contact and Medical Form 2018/2019


Water Balloon Fight

Thursday, June 28, 6:30-8:30 pm, Cost: $5

RSVP by Wednesday, June 27

Eat dinner before you come. We will serve a snack.

Drop off and pick up at Valley Church

This might be the biggest water balloon fight you’ll ever have! The water balloons will break on the pavement, on junior high leaders, and on YOU! There will be various activities that involve water balloons plus you’ll have a chance to hit Joe on his scooter. At the end we’ll have an all-out water balloon war!!!

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Student Contact and Medical Form 2018/2019


Pool Party 

Sunday, July 15, 2-5 pm, Cost: $5

RSVP by Sunday, July 15

Drop off and pick up at Charlie & ZOE Olsen’s house: 9588 NW 74th Place, Grimes, IA 50111

Swim in the pool, jump on the trampoline, shoot hoops, or play in the yard. We’ll have plenty of options for fun during the Pool Party! We will serve ice cream sundaes! Boys-No Speedos. Girls-Wear a one-piece suit or a two-piece suit with a dark t-shirt on top.

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Student Contact and Medical Form 2018/2019


Urban Plunge Omaha

Friday, July 27-Sunday, July 29, Cost: $200

RSVP by Sunday, July 8

Drop off  at Noon on Friday at Valley Church Pick up at 5 pm on Sunday at Valley Church

Bring lunch Friday

Urban Plunge training on July 22 from 11 am-2 pm at the Valley Community Center

Packing night on Thursday, July 26 from 7-8:30 at Valley Church

See Urban Plunge brochure for more info

Urban Plunge is a mission trip that provides students with hands-on ministry experiences for students. Students will be able to increase their awareness about the issues facing poor and homeless people and tangibly bless people in need. It’s a chance to follow Jesus’ example of love and service. Space is limited to 25 students and open to students entering 6th-8th grade this fall.

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Urban Plunge Application

Student Contact and Medical Form 2018/2019


8th Grade Amazing Race (For Students Entering 8th Grade in Fall 2018)

Sunday, August 5, 1:30-5:30pm, Cost: Free

RSVP by Wednesday, August 1

Eat lunch before you come

Drop off at Valley Church; Pick up location TBD

Have you ever seen the TV Show The Amazing Race? 8th grade students will have a chance to show off their skills by working with a team to complete the Junior High Amazing Race in the fastest time! Students will get into teams with a leader and drive in cars around the Des Moines area.

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Student Contact and Medical Form 2018/2019


7th Grade Get-Togethers (For Students Entering 7th Grade in Fall 2018)

Wednesday, August 8, 6-9 pm, Cost: Free

RSVP by August 7

Dinner provided

Locations TBD

7th grade boys and girls will be at different houses for this special night. This will be a great opportunity to connect with other 7th graders and meet some of your small group leaders for the upcoming school year!

7th grade boys registration

7th grade girls registration 


6th Grade Boot Camp (For Students Entering 6th Grade in Fall 2018)

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, August 14-16, 10:00am-1:00pm, Cost: $20

RSVP by Sunday, August 12

Valley Church Student Ministries Room

Bring your own lunch everyday; we will serve dessert

6th graders will have a chance to spend some time together before the school year starts. We will play games and have a short talk about things like school, friends, and peer pressure. We will also eat lunch together (bring your own lunch) and spend time connecting as a 6th grade class. All participants will get a t-shirt at the start of the week!

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Student Contact and Medical Form 2018/2019


State Fair Day

Sunday, August 19, 11:00am-5:00pm, Cost: $10

RSVP by Wednesday, August 15

Drop off and pick up at Valley Community Center

The Junior High Ministry is going to the Iowa State Fair! We will provide transportation to and from the fairgrounds. The registration fee covers the cost of your ticket and transportation (we will buy a ticket for you). Students will be required to be in a group with other students and with an adult or high school-aged leader at all times. Groups will be encouraged but not required to complete a scavenger hunt, which we will provide. Bring money for food, rides, and other fair activities.

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Student Contact and Medical Form 2018/2019



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