Events

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

Need help signing up for middle school events online? Click here

 

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.

Registration is closed

Urban Plunge Application (for students to fill out)

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 Amazing Race in the fastest time! Students will get into teams with a leader and drive in cars around the Des Moines area.

register here

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

boys will meet at ty barr's house - 13319 Rocklyn Dr, urbandale

Girls will meet at paige mattes's house - 23708 Heritage Dr, Adel

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 tuesday, July 31

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!

register here

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 Middle School 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.

register here

Student Contact and Medical Form 2018/2019

 

Game Night

Wednesday, August 29

Valley Community Center

6:30-8 pm

No RSVP; just show up!

Eat dinner before you come

This is a night full of fun and games at the Valley Community Center. Re-connect with old friends you haven’t seen all summer and meet new friends!

 

Fall Retreat

Friday, September 21-Sunday, September 23

$115 by September 12

$135  from September 13 -September 19

RSVP by September 19

Drop off at Valley Church at  5 pm on Friday

Pick up at Valley Church at 12:30 pm on Sunday

Bring a sack supper on Friday

What a better place to spend a weekend in the fall than with your friends and middle school volunteers at Hidden Acres Christian Center! We will spend the weekend playing games, hanging out, and growing closer to God. The chapel sessions will all focus on being a good friend.

Registration coming soon

 

Crew Party

Wednesday, October 3

6:30-8 PM, Valley Community Center

No RSVP; just show up!

Eat dinner before you come

This is a night for students to invite friends who don’t normally go to any church. The night will include food, prizes, and lots of fun!

 

Great Pumpkin Party

October 22-24

6-8 PM

Free dinner served starting at 5:15, check in by 5:45

The Great Pumpkin Party is a big all-church party and the entire community is invited! Middle school students can sign up to help run carnival games on the lower level of the church building. Students can serve on one, two, or all three nights!

 

Blitz all-Nighter

Friday, November 2

$45 by September 30, $55 by October 28

RSVP by October 28

Drop off at Valley Church at 8 pm on Friday

Pick up at Valley Church at 8 am on Saturday

This is THE middle school event of the year for students in Iowa! We will start the event with a rally featuring a guest speaker, a band, and a pizza feast. After that we will spend all night at places like Sky Zone, Metro Ice, and Air Lanes. Invite friends and classmates who don’t normally go to church. Blitz will be an unforgettable night packed with fun! Find more information at Blitz All-Nighter.

Registration coming soon

 

8th Grade OCC Minneapolis Trip

Friday, November 30-Saturday, December 1

Cost: $65

RSVP by November 28

Drop off at Valley Church at 5 pm on Friday

Pick up at Valley Church around 10:00 pm on Saturday

Bring a sack supper on Friday

Bring overnight stuff because we will spend Friday night sleeping at a church in the Twin Cities! On Saturday we will serve at the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Processing Center and then explore the Twin Cities. Space is limited to 25 students so get signed up before spots fill. Due to OCC age requirements we can only bring 8th grade students on this trip. Parents can check Middle School Facebook Page for travel updates on Saturday night.

Registration Coming soon

 

Ugly Sweater Party

Wednesday, December 12

Valley Community Center

No RSVP; just show up!

Eat dinner before you come

We are having a Christmas party that will include dessert, games, and Christmas songs. Students are encouraged but not required to wear an ugly Christmas sweater.

 

 

Please remember that all students must have a
medical Form on file to attend any event.

fill out the online medical form TODAY!