Upcoming Events & Information

 

Join us for our 9:00am (traditional) or 10:45am (contemporary) service.  Children's programming available during both services.  

  

 

CLICK HERE to view photos from our 2018 "Shipwrecked" Vacation Bible School!  

 We have had an incredible week of blessings with "Shipwrecked" VBS this week!  If you did not get to experience the squeals of delight we heard from so many, view the photos of this week's big and little disciples learning that "Jesus Rescues" through all the storms of our lives!  Here are a few tidbits of info from our week:

  • We had 144 kiddos register for VBS, and an average nightly attendance of 100 VBS participants, with a total number of 125 different children over the course of VBS.  
    • 31%  were preschool and kindergarten 
    • 39% were 1st-3rd grade
    • 30% were 4th-6th grade 
  • About 50% of our attendees learned about our VBS program through our church directly.  Over 20% of attendees heard about our VBS through social media or our website, while others saw our road sign or heard about our VBS through word of mouth and friend referrals!  That is outreach!!!  
  • Our mission challenge this week was team girls verses team boys to fill the food pantry!  Team girls won the challenge by bringing in 657 non-perishable items with team boys bringing in 456 non-perishable items for a win for all families in Decatur Township who are assisted by our food pantry ministry.  That's 1,113 food items!!
    • Senior Minister Bob Beltz and his mascot fish, Jerome, took a pie in the face as Robin Beltz and her mascot fish, Bubbles, celebrated this sweet victory!
  • About 30% of attendees had no church home at the time they registered their children.
  • We had 108 adult and teen volunteers involved in this year's VBS!  We are so blessed to have so many serving hearts & hands!! 

 

 

 Please join our Valley Kids families for our 2018 Summer Parks & Play events! Pack a lunch (or grab a lunch), bring the kids and sunscreen, and come hang out as the kiddos enjoy these afternoons playing together. Parents DO need to stay with their children at the Parks for these events; it's a great time to get to know other parents! 

  • No meeting on Wednesday, June 20th – Many of our kiddos will be at summer camp (Camp Allendale)
  • Wednesday, June 27th – Franklin Park
  • No meeting on Wednesday, July 4th--enjoy your holiday!
  • Wednesday, July 11th – Pioneer Park Creek
  • Wednesday, July 18th – Carson Park (playground/splash pad)
  • Wednesday, July 25th – Hummel Park Creek

 

 

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
AT VALLEY MILLS!
SUNDAY, JULY 1st
7:00 - 8:30 PM (Rain or Shine!)
 

Bring the family and let’s have some FUN and ice cream! Bring your yard games (corn hole, horseshoes, bat & balls, etc.) and meet us at the outdoor Family Pavilion for our ALL-CHURCH Ice Cream Social! This is a great time to meet and get to know our newer members and attenders and their families and also help us welcome Mark Stair, our new Worship Arts Minister, and his wife JJ! 

For ice cream, toppings, and drink planning purposes, please sign up at the Information Table on Sundays to let us know you'll join us!

 

 

"PACK THE PANTRY"
FOR MARK & JJ!
PLEASE BRING ITEMS ON SUNDAY, JULY 1st
  

Mark Stair will be joining the Valley Mills family as our new Worship Arts Minister and will lead us in worship on Sunday, July 1st!  

We want to bless Mark and his new bride, JJ as they’ll be moving into their first apartment together here in Indy by helping them to "pack their pantry"YOU can help us by bringing in non-perishable items (like spices, cleaning supplies, medicine cabinet items, etc.) or paper products (like paper towels, toilet paper or garbage bags) OR grocery store gift cards would be great, too! 

Any "pantry-type" items a newlywed couple would need as they’re setting up their first home!  Please bring these items on the morning of July 1st to the church or to the Ice Cream Social that evening!

 

 

NEW GATHERING PLACE AT VALLEY MILLS!
Thanks to your giving we received during our Easter Offering this year (and 1 was donated!) we now have a new gathering place for our friends and families outside of the Family Life Center!  We invite you to use these gazebos to gather and fellowship on Sundays at the church, or anytime! 

 

 

Valley Kids Summer Lock-In

Who:  4th-6th graders
When:  July 6th @ 6:00pm
Where:  Valley Mills Christian Church (5555 Kentucky Ave)

More details and online registration HERE.  

 

 

VALLEY MILLS CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL AND ACADEMY
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!


Registration is now open for the 2018-2019 school year for ages 2 through 5 years old. (Age 2 by Aug. 1).  If you would like more information, contact Heather Skaggs by email at heatherskaggs@valleymillscc.org or call 317.856.3591 or 317-281-6566. 

 

 

 

HERITAGE GROUP (AGES 55+)
PITCH-IN PICNIC LUNCH
TUES., JUNE 19, 11:30 AM

 

Join the group for a pitch-in picnic lunch to be held at the church on Tuesday, June 19th at 11:30 AM!  Meat and desserts will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share! Sign up at the Information Table to let us know you’ll be there! See Joyce Carter for more info. or questions or call the church office.

 

 

 

 

"Splash and Play Sack Lunch"
Thursday, July 12th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pack a sack lunch, wear your swimsuit and come play at Carson Park! 

 If you have questions or need additional info., please contact Kara Rees at 765-426-2452.

  

 

 

CAR SHOW PLANNING IS UNDERWAY
Planning is underway for the Valley Mills 2nd Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show to be held on Sat., September 22nd!  If you would like to be involved in this year's show, please contact Mike Baker at 317-410-1084 or through the church office.  

CLICK HERE to download a registration/entry form.  

 

STARTING POINT EXPERIENCE
If you are new to Valley Mills Christian Church, the staff and pastors would love to spend  time getting to know you and your family. If you would like more information about baptism, membership, and ways YOU can get connected and involved here at Valley Mills, please contact the church office at 317-856-3766, email info@valleymillscc.org or sign up at the Information Table on Sundays!

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

WOMEN OF JOY CONFERENCE 2018
AUGUST 10 - 12
Held at the Indiana Convention Center

Sign up and deposit of $25 due by July 8th 

3 days...2 nights....1 purpose  - Come join women of all ages and walks of life as we encounter the Word of God, the joy of music, and the spirit of friendship! This year’s event will be held at the Indiana Convention Center on August 10-12.

For more info. about this awesome women’s event, visit www.womenofjoy.org.  Pick up a flyer with more details and sign-up at the Information Table this Sunday!  Questions? Contact Darla Garrett at darla001@comcast.net or at 317-370-6820.

 

"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.      

We 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 ezradavis@valleymillscc.org.      

 

 

YOU'RE INVITED!
BABY SHOWER HONORING PARENTS-TO-BE
JASON & CASEY HARVEY!
SAT., JULY 14, 2-5 PM
AT VALLEY MILLS CHRISTIAN CHURCH
IN THE FAMILY LIFE CENTER
Jason and Casey would like to invite you to attend their baby shower to help them prepare as they're anxiously awaiting the arrival of their baby girl this fall! To help with the planning, please RSVP by JUNE 24 to Casey at 765-617-3194 or by emailing Casey at caseyharvey@valleymillscc.org.  (Casey and Jason are registered at Target and Amazon.com)

 

 

SUNDAY MORNING GREETERS NEEDED! - If you would like to be a part of our Greeting Team on Sunday mornings, please contact Casey Harvey at caseyharvey@valleymillscc.org or sign up at the Information Table on Sundays! 

PHOTOGRAPHY MINISTRY - We are seeking individuals who would be interested in helping capture events and ministry moments at Valley Mills Christian Church! If you are interested in serving on this Photography Ministry Team, please contact the church office or Clint McCollum, Photography Ministry Coordinator, at 317.856.3766 or email info@valleymillscc.org  

RECEPTIONIST MINISTRY - If you would be willing to serve as a receptionist at the church during the week (9am - 2pm) on a weekly, monthly or in an ‘as-needed’ capacity, please contact the church office or Receptionist Ministry Coordinator Shanda Borkes at 317.856.3766 or email info@valleymillscc.org for more details. 

  

 

 

DO YOU KNOW YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS??

SPIRITUAL GIFTS ASSESSMENTS
AVAILABLE 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 AT VALLEY MILLS! 

 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) offers 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.

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 MINISTRY

THURSDAYS - 7:00 PM AND
SATURDAYS - 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 ACCESS
NOW 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.     

  1. CLICK ON THE“SIGN-UP HERE”BUTTON if you have not already set up an account. (If you have set up an account previously for online giving, simply click on the “SIGN IN” button and enter your email and password used for your church account.) 
  2. ENTER EMAIL - Please use the email address the church currently uses to communicate with you, if possible.
  3. ENTER SECURITY CODE that will be sent to your email address to continue with your account creation. (You will have a limited time to enter the code.)
  4. SET-UP ACCOUNT by entering the info. requested to continue creation of your account (enter name, a password, etc.) 
  5. ACCEPT THE PRIVACY POLICY  
  6. YOU’RE ALL SET! - Now check out the tabs across the top of your account page: Profile, Directory, Groups, Ministries and Giving. (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.)  
  • Profile Tab - Make any edits to your info. and privacy preferences under this “Profile” tab and upload your individual and family photo. (Select a family member via the drop-down feature to edit their info. and privacy preferences and add their photo.) Be sure to click the “SAVE” button at the bottom when finished editing.  
  • Groups and Ministries Tabs - View any groups and ministries you are currently involved in at Valley Mills Christian Church under the “Groups” and “Ministries” tabs and view other members here along with their contact info. 
  • Giving Tab - Set up and edit your online giving and view/print giving history under the “Giving” tab.  
  • Directory Tab – View limited information on other Valley Mills members and attenders - contact info. and photo only. (Access granted to this tab within 24 hours after the validation process if performed).

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 tanyagonterman@valleymillscc.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 info@valleymillscc.org 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 tanyagonterman@valleymillscc.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
:  info@valleymillscc.org
VISIT US ONLINE at valleymillscc.org
CALL US:  317-856-3766
LIKE US on Facebook HERE
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WATCH PREVIOUS SERMONVIDEOS HERE
VIEW WEEKLY EVENT PHOTOS HERE



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5555 Kentucky Avenue | Indianapolis, IN 46221   |   317.856.3766
Sunday Worship Times:  Classic Service 9 AM  |  Modern Service 10:45 AM

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