Weekend Worship Times

Main Campus

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

Watch the video below to learn how to sign up for Junior High events online.


Junior High Event Signup from Valley Church on Vimeo.

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

fill out the online medical form TODAY!


Slipper Formal

Saturday, March 4 from 5-9:30 pm
Cost: $20

RSVP by Wednesday, March 1
Drop off and pick up at Valley Church Main Entrance

Students dress up in formal attire. For example, guys can wear black pants, a button down shirt, and a tie. Girls can wear modest dresses. In addition to being in formal dress, students should wear slippers on their feet! It's a funny combo of silly and serious. Parents are invited to take photos in the Student Ministries Room from 5-5:30 pm. After that, students and leaders hop on a bus and eat dinner at Pizza Ranch. Then we’ll go to Valley West Mall to do a photo scavenger hunt in our formal outfits and slippers! Note: We do not expect, and in fact we discourage, students from purchasing new outfits for this event. We want it to be fun, lighthearted, and low-pressure, so we hope students will just use clothing that they already own or can borrow from friends and family.

register today for the slipper formal!


Crew Party

wednesday, march 8 from 6:30-8 pm

valley community center

cost: free
no rsvp required---just show up!

Crew Party is a special Wednesday night for 7th and 8th grade students that will include games, door prizes, and food! This event will replace our normal Wednesday night program for the week so there will be nothing happening in the Student Ministries Room on this night.


Joppa Service Weekend

Friday, March 31-Saturday, April 1
Cost: Free

RSVP by wednesday, march 29
Drop off and pick up at Valley Community Center
Drop off at 7 pm on Friday and Pick up at 1 pm on Saturday
Eat dinner before you come
Breakfast and lunch on Saturday provided

On Friday night we’ll hang out at the Valley Community Center to play games and have a sleepover! On Saturday we will serve with Joppa Outreach. Joppa is a local partner of Valley Church that serves homeless people living in Des Moines. We will join hundreds of other volunteers for spring cleaning at homeless communities. Make sure to pack old, grubby clothes and get ready to serve! Students must participate in the clean-up on Saturday in order to attend the sleepover.

register today for the joppa service weekend!


6th Grade Parent Meeting

Wednesday, April 12 from 6:30-8 pm

North Point Room
No RSVP required

This meeting is for parents of students who will be in 7th grade in fall 2017. Parents will be able to meet Valley Junior High staff, learn how students can make a smooth transition into the Junior High Ministry, receive information about upcoming summer events, discover how parents can be involved, and ask questions.

Staff Appreciation Night

Wednesday, May 3 from 6:30-8 pm

Valley Community Center
No RSVP required

All junior high students are invited to come celebrate our volunteer leaders. This is a special night dedicated to the adults and high schoolers who have served in the Junior High Ministry this past school year. We love our volunteers!


8th Grade Celebration (For 7th and 8th Grade Students)

Wednesday, May 10 from 6:30-8 pm

Student Ministries Room
No RSVP required

All junior high students and leaders are invited to come celebrate our 8th grade students. We will have fun, take a walk down memory lane, and eat a tasty dessert!


Game Night

Wednesday, May 17 from 6:30-8 pm

valley community center
No RSVP required

A night full of fun and games with your friends at the Valley Community Center. This will be our last Wednesday night of the school year.


8th Grade Vacay

friday, june 2-saturday, june 3

RSVP by Wednesday, May 31
Drop off at 5 pm on friday at Valley church
Pick up at noon on saturday at Valley church

It's time for one last hurrah for our graduating 8th grade students! We will travel to Hickory Park for dinner before spending Friday night at a hotel in Ames! Current 8th grade volunteer leaders and High School Ministry staff will attend the event to help prepare students for their transition into the Valley High School Ministry.



7th Grade Welcome

sunday, june 4

12:15-2 pm at the valley community center

RSVP by saturday, june 3
a free lunch will be served

New 7th graders and their parents are invited to a special 7th Grade Welcome at the Valley Community Center. A free lunch will be served. This will be an opportunity for you and your child to learn about our ministry, experience a little fun, meet junior high volunteer staff members, and connect with other families. We ask that younger siblings not attend this event.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 7th grade welcome!