Please join us at 9:00am (traditional) or 10:45am (contemporary) at Senior Minister Bob Beltz teaches during this seven week sermon series.
01.07 Three Ways to Live
01.14 The Sin Beneath the Sin
01.21 The Context for Change
01.28 An Alternate City
02.04 Cultivating the Garden
02.11 A People for Others
02.18 A World That is to Come
CHURCH COMMUNICATION CHANGES COMING!
Valley Mills Christian Church is busy doing God's work across many ministry areas, and we are pleased to need to implement a new process to handle communications about so many wonderful things that our servants are doing for God's kingdom! In 2018, you will see a shorter version of our weekly bulletin, but we will still provide all necessary information in our weekly e-news (which is also available under the "NEWS" tab of our church website at www.valleymillscc.org. Please contact the office and let us know if you would like to pick up a printed copy of the weekly e-news (for those of you who cannot access our web-based communications).
This new process helps us be better stewards of the funds we spend on printing, as well as the staff resources needed to produce print publications. Thanks for your continued supports as we continue to grow together! Please make sure we have your current email address so that you can receive our weekly updates!
MEN'S GATHERINGSUNDAY, JANUARY 215:30 - 7:00 PM WITH SPECIAL GUESTWTHR'S CHUCK LOFTON
On Sunday January 21 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM, join the men of Valley Mills for a spaghetti dinner in the Family Life Center followed by guest speaker Chuck Lofton from WTHR News who will share with us about being a Christian in the workplace. This event is open to teens and younger men also.
Cost is $5 for teens and adults; 12 yrs. and under free. For meal planning purposes, please sign up at the Information Table by Sunday, Jan. 14.
VOLUNTEER TO SERVE ON THE VALLEY KIDS TEAM!The Children’s Ministry is seeking additional volunteers for 2018. We have exciting changes and additions coming in the new year. Please make a difference in the lives of the children God has entrusted to us by signing up to serve in this important ministry area. There are several serving opportunities including: teaching, worship, tech support, and more. No experience necessary. For more information, contact Kori Jarchow at 317-383-7208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTENTION 6TH GRADERS!
All 6th Graders are invited to join the Student Ministry group on Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 10:45AM as you begin to transition into the Student Ministry (grades 7-12). This opportunity will allow you to move freely between the Student Ministry and Valley Kids until promotion Sunday in June! Contact Ezra Davis, Student Minister at 317-856-3766 or email email@example.com for more information.
NEW! Women’s Bible Study
"The Broken Way"Saturdays, January 20 - March 39:30 - 11:30 AM
Valley Mills’ Women’s Ministry will host a 7-week study on Saturdays based on the book "The Broken Way" by Ann Voskamp beginning January 20 in the Worship Center. Doors will open at 8:45 AM for coffee, light breakfast items, and social time with study time from 9:30-11:30 AM.The study will be led by Krista Wagner and Erin Jeffries, in partnership with the Women’s Ministry Leadership team and will include a lesson, small group study, and worship each week. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors and join the women of Valley Mills as we grow closer to Jesus and to each other in the coming year! Contact Krista Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Dr. John Nolan will be presenting an interactive session on guilt, forgiveness & reconciliation at this free community forum open to everyone. Please join us on Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30pm at Valley Mills Christian Church (5555 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46221). For questions, please email email@example.com.
INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE VALLEY MILLS WORSHIP TEAM? The Valley Mills Christian Church Worship Team is looking for musicians and singers to fill a few vacant spots. If you are interested or have more questions, please contact Joe McNeil by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the church office at 317-856-3766. e4853 or at email@example.com with questions or for more details.
IMPORTANT UPDATE!VALLEY MILLS CHURCH MOBILE APP
IMPORTANT UPDATE!! Our church software management system is undergoing some platform changes to become more user-friendly! Our current mobile church app will no longer be accessible as a stand-alone phone application. You can still access all features of online giving and our church directory via our website by accessing your browser through your mobile device or computer. Simply visitwww.valleymillscc.org and click on the "GIVE AND MEMBER ACCESS" tab located at the top of the home page. Sermons and photos can also be accessed via our website under the "MEDIA" tab.
VALLEY MILLS CHRISTIAN CHURCH INVOLVEMENT TEAM
We are excited to share that we have expanded the leadership of our involvement team! As we have been learning in our Pursuit series, Jesus expects us to "GO” and "GROW". We have worked diligently to build a pathway for these opportunities at Valley Mills Christian Church. We are pleased to introduce our Involvement Leadership Team consisting of:
Joe McNeil -- Joe will be managing the spiritual gifts assessment process, including personal navigation to help you make the most of the gifts God has granted to you or is "growing" for you! You can contact Joe via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andi Roberts -- Andi is our new Serving Opportunities Coordinator, and will be coordinating the linkage of servants to ministries. A huge thank you to Sheila Shaw for managing this role for the past several months. You can contact Andi via email at email@example.com.
Nichole McCollum -- Nichole is our Life Group Ministry leader, and will continue to coordinate this important ministry and the expansion of our small groups model. You can contact Nichole via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"THE PEAK" SUNDAYS, 9AM AND 10:45AM
On Sunday mornings, we offer programming for both middle and high school students called "The Peak!" All students in grades 7-12 are invited upstairs to the Student Ministry area for our 9 AM morning sessions and again at 10:45 AM for worship time and small group gatherings.
Please encourage your students to come and participate in this time of fellowship and learning! For further questions please see Ezra Davis, Student Minister or contact him at email@example.com.
VALLEY MILLS HOMELESS MINISTRYAs the weather gets colder, our Homeless Ministry is in need of donations of new or gently-used unisex coats, gloves, and socks. Warm blankets are also needed. Please bring your donations to the old kitchen and place them in the area designated for Homeless ministry donations. If you would like to donate in other ways, please contact Dick Wyatt at 317-856-6181.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS??
SPIRITUAL GIFTS ASSESSMENTSAVAILABLE NOW HERE!As a part of the body of Christ, God gives us each special gifts and calls us to use them for service.
This assessment will help you to know YOUR gifts and understand how you can use them. How exciting to be able to discover how God has uniquely designed YOU!
Please visit the Valley Mills website at valleymillscc.org and click on "OUR MINISTRY PROGRAMS" UNDER THE SERVING TAB, follow the link provided to take the assessment online. Your results will be emailed to you when you are finished.
If you are not able to take online, a limited number of paper copies are available this Sunday at the display in the Family Life Center foyer. Please be sure to return your results to the church after taking the assessment.
Please contact Joe McNeil or Andi Roberts with our Involvement Team through the church office at 317.856.3766 if you need any assistance in taking the assessment or with questions regarding service and ministry opportunities at Valley Mills Christian Church.
COUNSELING SERVICES EXPANDED AT VALLEY MILLS!
We are excited to share that Valley Mills Christian Church has expanded our professional counseling services. Pastoral staff are always willing to provide support and spiritual guidance at no cost, but sometimes life stressors result in the need for deeper psychotherapy with certified or licensed counselors who have specific training in understanding clinical etiology and bio-physical chemical imbalances. Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (Dr. John Nolan) is now offering counseling appointments to anyone from Valley Mills Christian Church OR the community for a substantially reduced rate of $25 per one-hour session during his office hours at church on Mondays from 5-9pm or Wednesdays from 2-7pm. To schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Nolan at 765-676-5310. We hope that this initiative will bless our community members and families, as access to supportive emotional health services can be challenging.
VALLEY MILLS FOOD PANTRY NEWS
ALL TYPES OF NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS ARE NEEDED. Items can be dropped off in the basket outside of the Reception Office anytime. Thank you in advance for supporting this ministry of Valley Mills so we can continue to bless those in need right here in our community.
VALLEY MILLS' 12-STEP ADDICTIONS MINISTRYTHURSDAYS - 7:00 PM ANDSATURDAYS - 6:30 PM
Valley Mills Christian Church offers a 12-Step Addictions Ministry for all types of addictions. You do not need to attend Valley Mills to participate in this program. Simply show up to a meeting and get connected. Our 12-Step program meets on the 2nd Floor of Valley Mills Christian Church on Thursdays at 7:00 PM and now we are also offering Saturday evening meetings at 6:30 PM.
Our program is faith-based, and we believe that God is our main strength for recovery and change. Please contact Ministry Leader, Don DeHart at 317-919-3654 for more information.
ONLINE CHURCH DIRECTORY ACCESSNOW AVAILABLE FOR VALLEY MILLS MEMBERS AND ATTENDERS**
SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY TO VIEW OUR CHURCH DIRECTORY and UPDATE YOUR PROFILE, GIVE ONLINE & MORE!(SEE EASY-TO-FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS BELOW)
As a way to help you stay connected with fellow members and attenders of Valley Mills, Online Church Directory access through our web-based church management software portal is now available!! (Note: Please allow 24 hours to be granted access to the "Directory" tab of your account due to the validation process performed by the church office on each requested user.)
THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE!
Take five minutes, go to www.valleymillscc.org and click on the “GIVE AND MEMBER ACCESS” tab located at the top of the home page.
THE PROCESS IS SAFE!
We take your privacy seriously! This Member Area is a secured portal through which you are able to connect with other members and regular attenders of Valley Mills Christian Church.
If you have questions about using this Member Area of Valley Mills, or if you would like to submit a photo to be included in our Church Directory, please contact Tanya Gonterman, Administrative Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 317.856.3766.
NOTE: Access to the Valley Mills Christian Church Member Portal area is for personal use only and not to be distributed or used for any type of solicitation.
** Authorized User Info. - Access to the church directory will be limited to regular attenders and members and is verified through the administrative office via a validation process for security purposes. (Note: Please allow 24 hours to be granted access to the "Directory" tab of your account due to the validation process performed by the church office on each requested user.)
"CONNECTION CARDS" ARE IMPORTANT! THANKS FOR FILLING ONE OUT EACH WEEK!We ask that you please fill out your Connection Cardeach week that you attend. We will be increasing our efforts this year to outreach to our regular attenders and members who have been "missing in action", and the only way we have of tracking attendance is by the completion of the weeklyConnection Card. If you don't complete your Connection Card, you may get a call or letter telling you we have missed you! While we love SEEING you on Sundays, our database can only track information that is recorded on these cards. Thank you in advance for your helping us in this area!
VALLEY MILLS JOINS RIGHTNOW MEDIA (ONLINE MEDIA SERVICE)!
Valley Mills Christian Church has a gift for you! You are receiving free access to a huge, streaming, online, access-on-any-device library of over 10,000 video Bible studies, leadership videos, kids shows and more.
To sum it up — it’s like the Netflix of Bible study videos. You will have FREE access to thousands of video resources to help you with parenting, marriage, discipleship and more. (View more info. HERE).
It includes content for all ages and stages of life, and all of your family members are invited to set up their own accounts as well.
If we have your email address, you should have received an email invitation. If you have NOT received your email invitation, please send an email to email@example.com and provide your name and email address so we can send you the invite! (Or you can "reply" to this email to request an invitation.)
We pray that RightNow Media will be a blessing for you and your family!
ONLINE GIVING - TRY IT TODAY HERE!
Can't make it to church this weekend or have travel plans that may keep you from attending worship? Or just want an easier way to give your offering?Valley Mills now has an online giving option for your offerings!
Contributions can now be deducted automatically from your checking or savings account using electronic funds transfer (EFT). We hope this new program will make giving more convenient for you.
There is no cost to you for using this safe and secure program, and you can still make your weekly offerings on those days you can’t make it to church.
It’s easy to get started! Just go to our church website (www.valleymillscc.org) and click on the “GIVE AND MEMBER ACCESS” button from the top menu. Follow the instructions to Create an Account (click on 'Sign up Here') and you will be set up in a few minutes. NOTE: Please enter your email address the church currently uses to communicate with you, if possible, as this will connect you with your profile in our church database where you will be able to make updates, add a photo, see your giving history, etc.
We would appreciate you setting up your online giving through auto withdrawal from a bank account - it will allow our church to retain a higher percentage of your gifts than when using credit or debit cards.
Thank you for considering this online giving option and helping us become better stewards!
Questions about setting up your account? Contact the church office at 317.856.3766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SOUNDBOOTH IN THE WORSHIP CENTER EACH SUNDAY FOR THOSE IN NEED.
WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED WITH VALLEY MILLS!EMAIL US: email@example.comVISIT US ONLINE at valleymillscc.orgCALL US: 317-856-3766LIKE US on Facebook HEREFOLLOW US on Instagram HEREWATCH PREVIOUS SERMONVIDEOS HEREVIEW WEEKLY EVENT PHOTOS HERELOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE, CHANGED LIVES5555 Kentucky Avenue | Indianapolis, IN 46221 | 317.856.3766Sunday Worship Times: Classic Service 9 AM | Modern Service 10:45 AM