Upcoming Event Highlights

     Here is a list of upcoming event highlights at Valpo FUMC. This is not a comprehensive list.

     Click an event box below for more information on that event.

     If you would like to see your event featured here, please fill out an event promotion form.

Sep
17
September 17
Tuesday 18:00
Invitation to the New Testament
A short-term DISCIPLE Bible Study.
Tuesdays beginning Sept. 17 thru Nov. 5
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Susan Gleason & Robin Harlow
Cost: $15-see below for what is included
Register and pay online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.
Child Care is available-see details below.

Explore the writings of the New Testament using the story of Jesus as the starting point. This survey of the New Testament looks at how the early church took ownership of, and was shaped by, the story of Jesus and the church learned how to develop as disciples and create communities of faith. Here you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the New Testament, and a renewed discovery of our identity in God and God's vision for the world.

Cost: $15 includes your Participant Guide which outlines the daily reading assignments for preparing for each week's discussion. Register and pay for your class online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.

Child Care will be made available during this study. Please indicate the number of children you will be bringing at the time that you register.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Sep
18
September 18
Wednesday 6:30
The Family-to-Family support group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor. This is a support group for family members of individuals with mental illness. This group is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Co-leaders are Pat Buckler, Warren Buckler, and Janet Peterson. Anyone with a loved one suffering with mental illness is welcome to attend.
Main Campus: Parlor
Sep
18
September 18
Wednesday 11:00
Senior Trip / Opportunity for Fellowship
Theatre tickets: $11, payable to Valpo FUMC

On Wednesday, September we will be meeting for lunch at 11:00 a.m. and then going to Memorial Opera House at 1:00 p.m. for "Heroes and Villians: The Good, Bad and the Ugly".

Where there's good, there's bad. Where there's light, there's dark. The scales have to balance one way or another and in the world of theatre it is often done through song. We'll explore some of the songs made famious by our favorite heroes and heroines and the real fun tunes of our favorite bad guys and gals. Don't be a "Poor Unfortunate Soul" who misses out on the fun of this cabaret.

Tickets are $11 payable to Valpo FUMC. Please sign up at the Event Desk on Sundays.
Offsite ,
Sep
21
September 21
Saturday 8:30
The National / International Missions committee is partnering with Midwest Mission Distribution Center and sponsored by FUMC Unity and Diversity Committee to complete a Food Pack Event in which we will be organizing two groups of 100 volunteers, 10 years and older, in two sessions to pack 54,000 meals or 9,000 bags. The session times are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers will be asked to sign up to work one session. During one session we will have a snack packing event for children (9 years old and under). The children will pack snack foods for our local food pantry.

Midwest Mission Distribution Center will supply all food pack ingredients and packing equipment and will be responsible for the food shipment to a Central or South American location (TBD). Our leadership team of Bonnie Albert, Karyn Custer-Jankowski, and Michael Strayer will be forming event committees to organize setup, sign-in, children snack packing, and cleanup. Volunteer signup will start in August with communications in Sunday bulletins, weekly newsletters, and a signup table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings. The last Food Pack was held in May 2013. Do you remember that we all wore white hair nets? We packed just over 42,000 meals with 233 volunteers.
Main Campus: Entire Church
Sep
21
September 21
Saturday 12:30
The National / International Missions committee is partnering with Midwest Mission Distribution Center and sponsored by FUMC Unity and Diversity Committee to complete a Food Pack Event in which we will be organizing two groups of 100 volunteers, 10 years and older, in two sessions to pack 54,000 meals or 9,000 bags. The session times are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers will be asked to sign up to work one session. During one session we will have a snack packing event for children (9 years old and under). The children will pack snack foods for our local food pantry.

Midwest Mission Distribution Center will supply all food pack ingredients and packing equipment and will be responsible for the food shipment to a Central or South American location (TBD). Our leadership team of Bonnie Albert, Karyn Custer-Jankowski, and Michael Strayer will be forming event committees to organize setup, sign-in, children snack packing, and cleanup. Volunteer signup will start in August with communications in Sunday bulletins, weekly newsletters, and a signup table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings. The last Food Pack was held in May 2013. Do you remember that we all wore white hair nets? We packed just over 42,000 meals with 233 volunteers.
Main Campus: Entire Church
Sep
22
September 22
Sunday 6:30
Short Stories by Jesus
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru October 20, 2019
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Pastor Lowell Black
Cost: $11
Register and pay online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.

Explore a fresh and timely interpretation of Jesus' most popular teaching parables. In this video series, author and scholar, Amy-Jill Levine, takes you back in time and explains how original audiences understood Jesus' parables and how new interpretations continue to challenge and provoke contemporary readers.

Cost: $11 for a copy of the Participant's Guide. A copy of the book is optional for an additional $12.

Child Care will be made available during these classes. Please indicate the number of children you will be bringing at the time of registration.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Sep
22
September 22
Sunday 18:00
Discussing Mere Christianity: Exploring the History, Meaning, & Relevance of C.S. Lewis' Greatest Book
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru Nov. 3, 2019
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Led by Ruth Vance
Cost: $23 for both books, $10 for just the Discussion book.
Register/make payment online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sundays.

Rediscover, or discover for the first time, C.S. Lewis' "Mere Christianity". First broadcast as a radio series on the BBC during World War II, it was compiled into this book in 1952. "Mere Christianity" is cited by many people as influential, in their becoming a Christian.

In his book, C.S. Lewis, a former atheist, simply and compellingly explains the key beliefs "common to nearly all Christians at all times." You are invited to come discuss the relevance of his message today.

Cost: $23 includes copy of "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis, and one copy of "Discussing Mere Christianity" by Devin Brown. If you already own a copy of "Mere Christianity", cost for just the discussion book, "Discussing Mere Christianity" by Devin Brown is $10. For more information, contact Ruth Vance at ruth.vance@outlook.com.

Register at the Event Desk on Sundays or online at our website at valpofumc.org. Indicate the number of children needing childcare at the time that you register.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Sep
22
September 22
Sunday 18:00
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru Nov. 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Pastor Kevin Miller & Pastor Marc Adams
Cost: $109, see below what this includes. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. Contact Pastor Kevin BEFORE you register if you are interested in a scholarship. See details below.

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University (FPU)! This nine-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay-off debt, and make your money work for you! For more information, contact Pastor Kevin at 465.1661, ext. 111 or register online at www.fpu.com/1092357. Please note that online registration is required for this class.

Cost: $109 includes your member workbook and one year of free online resources through Financial Peace Membership.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. DO NOT allow a few dollars to come between you and financial peace. Contact Pastor Kevin for more information on scholarships BEFORE registering for the class.

CHILD CARE will be made available during these classes. Anyone needing child care will also need to sign up at the Event Desk on Sundays in order to please indicate how many children you will be bringing.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Sep
24
September 24
Tuesday 18:00
Invitation to the New Testament
A short-term DISCIPLE Bible Study.
Tuesdays beginning Sept. 17 thru Nov. 5
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Susan Gleason & Robin Harlow
Cost: $15-see below for what is included
Register and pay online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.
Child Care is available-see details below.

Explore the writings of the New Testament using the story of Jesus as the starting point. This survey of the New Testament looks at how the early church took ownership of, and was shaped by, the story of Jesus and the church learned how to develop as disciples and create communities of faith. Here you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the New Testament, and a renewed discovery of our identity in God and God's vision for the world.

Cost: $15 includes your Participant Guide which outlines the daily reading assignments for preparing for each week's discussion. Register and pay for your class online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.

Child Care will be made available during this study. Please indicate the number of children you will be bringing at the time that you register.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Sep
28
September 28
Saturday 9:00
Do you knit, sew, crochet, rug hook, scrapbook, bible journal, or some other type of craft? Bring one of your projects and join others just like yourself on the 4th Saturday of each month (except November and December) from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. or any time in between! Come and go as it works for you. Bring a lunch or lunch money, as we all share a meal together. All are welcome and all types of crafts are represented.
Main Campus: Tower Chapel
Sep
29
September 29
Sunday 6:30
Short Stories by Jesus
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru October 20, 2019
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Pastor Lowell Black
Cost: $11
Register and pay online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.

Explore a fresh and timely interpretation of Jesus' most popular teaching parables. In this video series, author and scholar, Amy-Jill Levine, takes you back in time and explains how original audiences understood Jesus' parables and how new interpretations continue to challenge and provoke contemporary readers.

Cost: $11 for a copy of the Participant's Guide. A copy of the book is optional for an additional $12.

Child Care will be made available during these classes. Please indicate the number of children you will be bringing at the time of registration.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Sep
29
September 29
Sunday 18:00
Discussing Mere Christianity: Exploring the History, Meaning, & Relevance of C.S. Lewis' Greatest Book
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru Nov. 3, 2019
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Led by Ruth Vance
Cost: $23 for both books, $10 for just the Discussion book.
Register/make payment online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sundays.

Rediscover, or discover for the first time, C.S. Lewis' "Mere Christianity". First broadcast as a radio series on the BBC during World War II, it was compiled into this book in 1952. "Mere Christianity" is cited by many people as influential, in their becoming a Christian.

In his book, C.S. Lewis, a former atheist, simply and compellingly explains the key beliefs "common to nearly all Christians at all times." You are invited to come discuss the relevance of his message today.

Cost: $23 includes copy of "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis, and one copy of "Discussing Mere Christianity" by Devin Brown. If you already own a copy of "Mere Christianity", cost for just the discussion book, "Discussing Mere Christianity" by Devin Brown is $10. For more information, contact Ruth Vance at ruth.vance@outlook.com.

Register at the Event Desk on Sundays or online at our website at valpofumc.org. Indicate the number of children needing childcare at the time that you register.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Sep
29
September 29
Sunday 18:00
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru Nov. 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Pastor Kevin Miller & Pastor Marc Adams
Cost: $109, see below what this includes. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. Contact Pastor Kevin BEFORE you register if you are interested in a scholarship. See details below.

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University (FPU)! This nine-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay-off debt, and make your money work for you! For more information, contact Pastor Kevin at 465.1661, ext. 111 or register online at www.fpu.com/1092357. Please note that online registration is required for this class.

Cost: $109 includes your member workbook and one year of free online resources through Financial Peace Membership.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. DO NOT allow a few dollars to come between you and financial peace. Contact Pastor Kevin for more information on scholarships BEFORE registering for the class.

CHILD CARE will be made available during these classes. Anyone needing child care will also need to sign up at the Event Desk on Sundays in order to please indicate how many children you will be bringing.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
01
October 01
Tuesday 18:00
Invitation to the New Testament
A short-term DISCIPLE Bible Study.
Tuesdays beginning Sept. 17 thru Nov. 5
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Susan Gleason & Robin Harlow
Cost: $15-see below for what is included
Register and pay online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.
Child Care is available-see details below.

Explore the writings of the New Testament using the story of Jesus as the starting point. This survey of the New Testament looks at how the early church took ownership of, and was shaped by, the story of Jesus and the church learned how to develop as disciples and create communities of faith. Here you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the New Testament, and a renewed discovery of our identity in God and God's vision for the world.

Cost: $15 includes your Participant Guide which outlines the daily reading assignments for preparing for each week's discussion. Register and pay for your class online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.

Child Care will be made available during this study. Please indicate the number of children you will be bringing at the time that you register.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
01
October 01
Tuesday 19:00
Because Pastor Kevin will be out of the country, the 4th quarter Church Council Meeting will be moved to Tuesday, October 3. We will need to have applicable Charge Conference items ready to review at this meeting.
Main Campus: Tower Chapel
Oct
06
October 06
Sunday 6:30
Short Stories by Jesus
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru October 20, 2019
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Pastor Lowell Black
Cost: $11
Register and pay online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.

Explore a fresh and timely interpretation of Jesus' most popular teaching parables. In this video series, author and scholar, Amy-Jill Levine, takes you back in time and explains how original audiences understood Jesus' parables and how new interpretations continue to challenge and provoke contemporary readers.

Cost: $11 for a copy of the Participant's Guide. A copy of the book is optional for an additional $12.

Child Care will be made available during these classes. Please indicate the number of children you will be bringing at the time of registration.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
06
October 06
Sunday 8:00
Main Campus: Entire Church
Oct
06
October 06
Sunday 18:00
Discussing Mere Christianity: Exploring the History, Meaning, & Relevance of C.S. Lewis' Greatest Book
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru Nov. 3, 2019
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Led by Ruth Vance
Cost: $23 for both books, $10 for just the Discussion book.
Register/make payment online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sundays.

Rediscover, or discover for the first time, C.S. Lewis' "Mere Christianity". First broadcast as a radio series on the BBC during World War II, it was compiled into this book in 1952. "Mere Christianity" is cited by many people as influential, in their becoming a Christian.

In his book, C.S. Lewis, a former atheist, simply and compellingly explains the key beliefs "common to nearly all Christians at all times." You are invited to come discuss the relevance of his message today.

Cost: $23 includes copy of "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis, and one copy of "Discussing Mere Christianity" by Devin Brown. If you already own a copy of "Mere Christianity", cost for just the discussion book, "Discussing Mere Christianity" by Devin Brown is $10. For more information, contact Ruth Vance at ruth.vance@outlook.com.

Register at the Event Desk on Sundays or online at our website at valpofumc.org. Indicate the number of children needing childcare at the time that you register.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
06
October 06
Sunday 18:00
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru Nov. 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Pastor Kevin Miller & Pastor Marc Adams
Cost: $109, see below what this includes. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. Contact Pastor Kevin BEFORE you register if you are interested in a scholarship. See details below.

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University (FPU)! This nine-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay-off debt, and make your money work for you! For more information, contact Pastor Kevin at 465.1661, ext. 111 or register online at www.fpu.com/1092357. Please note that online registration is required for this class.

Cost: $109 includes your member workbook and one year of free online resources through Financial Peace Membership.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. DO NOT allow a few dollars to come between you and financial peace. Contact Pastor Kevin for more information on scholarships BEFORE registering for the class.

CHILD CARE will be made available during these classes. Anyone needing child care will also need to sign up at the Event Desk on Sundays in order to please indicate how many children you will be bringing.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
08
October 08
Tuesday 18:00
Invitation to the New Testament
A short-term DISCIPLE Bible Study.
Tuesdays beginning Sept. 17 thru Nov. 5
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Susan Gleason & Robin Harlow
Cost: $15-see below for what is included
Register and pay online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.
Child Care is available-see details below.

Explore the writings of the New Testament using the story of Jesus as the starting point. This survey of the New Testament looks at how the early church took ownership of, and was shaped by, the story of Jesus and the church learned how to develop as disciples and create communities of faith. Here you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the New Testament, and a renewed discovery of our identity in God and God's vision for the world.

Cost: $15 includes your Participant Guide which outlines the daily reading assignments for preparing for each week's discussion. Register and pay for your class online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.

Child Care will be made available during this study. Please indicate the number of children you will be bringing at the time that you register.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
10
October 10
Thursday 14:00
We will be scheduling appointments for Church Directory Photos with LifeTouch professional photographs for your family. Photographed familes will receive a complimentary Community Book Directory. Be sure to schedule your appointment on one of the seven days the photographers will be at the church. We will begin scheduling appointments in August/September.

Dates LifeTouch will be at the church are Thursday, October 10, Friday, October 11, Saturday, October 12, Monday October 21, Tuesday October 22, Tuesday October 29, Wednesday October 30. Check each date times that photography will be available.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
11
October 11
Friday 14:00
We will be scheduling appointments for Church Directory Photos with LifeTouch professional photographs for your family. Photographed familes will receive a complimentary Community Book Directory. Be sure to schedule your appointment on one of the seven days the photographers will be at the church. We will begin scheduling appointments in August/September.

Dates LifeTouch will be at the church are Thursday, October 10, Friday October 11, Saturday October 12, Monday October 21, Tuesday October 22, Tuesday October 29, Wednesday October 30. Check each date for times that photography will be available.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
12
October 12
Saturday 10:00
We will be scheduling appointments for Church Directory Photos with LifeTouch professional photographs for your family. Photographed families will receive a complimentary Community Book Directory. Be sure to schedule your appointment on one of the seven days the photographers will be at the church. We will begin scheduling appointments in August/September.

Dates LifeTouch will be at the church are Thursday October 10, Friday October 11, Saturda October 12, Monday October 21, Tuesday October 22, Tuesday October 29, Wednesday October 30. Check each date for times that photography will be available.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
13
October 13
Sunday 6:30
Short Stories by Jesus
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru October 20, 2019
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Pastor Lowell Black
Cost: $11
Register and pay online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.

Explore a fresh and timely interpretation of Jesus' most popular teaching parables. In this video series, author and scholar, Amy-Jill Levine, takes you back in time and explains how original audiences understood Jesus' parables and how new interpretations continue to challenge and provoke contemporary readers.

Cost: $11 for a copy of the Participant's Guide. A copy of the book is optional for an additional $12.

Child Care will be made available during these classes. Please indicate the number of children you will be bringing at the time of registration.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
13
October 13
Sunday 18:00
Discussing Mere Christianity: Exploring the History, Meaning, & Relevance of C.S. Lewis' Greatest Book
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru Nov. 3, 2019
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Led by Ruth Vance
Cost: $23 for both books, $10 for just the Discussion book.
Register/make payment online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sundays.

Rediscover, or discover for the first time, C.S. Lewis' "Mere Christianity". First broadcast as a radio series on the BBC during World War II, it was compiled into this book in 1952. "Mere Christianity" is cited by many people as influential, in their becoming a Christian.

In his book, C.S. Lewis, a former atheist, simply and compellingly explains the key beliefs "common to nearly all Christians at all times." You are invited to come discuss the relevance of his message today.

Cost: $23 includes copy of "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis, and one copy of "Discussing Mere Christianity" by Devin Brown. If you already own a copy of "Mere Christianity", cost for just the discussion book, "Discussing Mere Christianity" by Devin Brown is $10. For more information, contact Ruth Vance at ruth.vance@outlook.com.

Register at the Event Desk on Sundays or online at our website at valpofumc.org. Indicate the number of children needing childcare at the time that you register.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
13
October 13
Sunday 18:00
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru Nov. 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Pastor Kevin Miller & Pastor Marc Adams
Cost: $109, see below what this includes. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. Contact Pastor Kevin BEFORE you register if you are interested in a scholarship. See details below.

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University (FPU)! This nine-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay-off debt, and make your money work for you! For more information, contact Pastor Kevin at 465.1661, ext. 111 or register online at www.fpu.com/1092357. Please note that online registration is required for this class.

Cost: $109 includes your member workbook and one year of free online resources through Financial Peace Membership.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. DO NOT allow a few dollars to come between you and financial peace. Contact Pastor Kevin for more information on scholarships BEFORE registering for the class.

CHILD CARE will be made available during these classes. Anyone needing child care will also need to sign up at the Event Desk on Sundays in order to please indicate how many children you will be bringing.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
15
October 15
Tuesday 18:00
Invitation to the New Testament
A short-term DISCIPLE Bible Study.
Tuesdays beginning Sept. 17 thru Nov. 5
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Susan Gleason & Robin Harlow
Cost: $15-see below for what is included
Register and pay online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.
Child Care is available-see details below.

Explore the writings of the New Testament using the story of Jesus as the starting point. This survey of the New Testament looks at how the early church took ownership of, and was shaped by, the story of Jesus and the church learned how to develop as disciples and create communities of faith. Here you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the New Testament, and a renewed discovery of our identity in God and God's vision for the world.

Cost: $15 includes your Participant Guide which outlines the daily reading assignments for preparing for each week's discussion. Register and pay for your class online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.

Child Care will be made available during this study. Please indicate the number of children you will be bringing at the time that you register.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
16
October 16
Wednesday 6:30
The Family-to-Family support group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor. This is a support group for family members of individuals with mental illness. This group is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Co-leaders are Pat Buckler, Warren Buckler, and Janet Peterson. Anyone with a loved one suffering with mental illness is welcome to attend.
Main Campus: Parlor
Oct
19
October 19
Saturday 8:00
The Sewing Circle meets in Tower Chapel on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The Circle makes items for local hospitals and various mission projects. If you sew, bring your sewing machine. If you don't sew, you can cut, stuff, and assemble items for the sewers. All are welcome to participate.
Main Campus: Tower Chapel
Oct
20
October 20
Sunday 6:30
Short Stories by Jesus
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru October 20, 2019
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Pastor Lowell Black
Cost: $11
Register and pay online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.

Explore a fresh and timely interpretation of Jesus' most popular teaching parables. In this video series, author and scholar, Amy-Jill Levine, takes you back in time and explains how original audiences understood Jesus' parables and how new interpretations continue to challenge and provoke contemporary readers.

Cost: $11 for a copy of the Participant's Guide. A copy of the book is optional for an additional $12.

Child Care will be made available during these classes. Please indicate the number of children you will be bringing at the time of registration.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
20
October 20
Sunday 18:00
Discussing Mere Christianity: Exploring the History, Meaning, & Relevance of C.S. Lewis' Greatest Book
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru Nov. 3, 2019
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Led by Ruth Vance
Cost: $23 for both books, $10 for just the Discussion book.
Register/make payment online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sundays.

Rediscover, or discover for the first time, C.S. Lewis' "Mere Christianity". First broadcast as a radio series on the BBC during World War II, it was compiled into this book in 1952. "Mere Christianity" is cited by many people as influential, in their becoming a Christian.

In his book, C.S. Lewis, a former atheist, simply and compellingly explains the key beliefs "common to nearly all Christians at all times." You are invited to come discuss the relevance of his message today.

Cost: $23 includes copy of "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis, and one copy of "Discussing Mere Christianity" by Devin Brown. If you already own a copy of "Mere Christianity", cost for just the discussion book, "Discussing Mere Christianity" by Devin Brown is $10. For more information, contact Ruth Vance at ruth.vance@outlook.com.

Register at the Event Desk on Sundays or online at our website at valpofumc.org. Indicate the number of children needing childcare at the time that you register.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
20
October 20
Sunday 18:00
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru Nov. 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Pastor Kevin Miller & Pastor Marc Adams
Cost: $109, see below what this includes. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. Contact Pastor Kevin BEFORE you register if you are interested in a scholarship. See details below.

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University (FPU)! This nine-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay-off debt, and make your money work for you! For more information, contact Pastor Kevin at 465.1661, ext. 111 or register online at www.fpu.com/1092357. Please note that online registration is required for this class.

Cost: $109 includes your member workbook and one year of free online resources through Financial Peace Membership.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. DO NOT allow a few dollars to come between you and financial peace. Contact Pastor Kevin for more information on scholarships BEFORE registering for the class.

CHILD CARE will be made available during these classes. Anyone needing child care will also need to sign up at the Event Desk on Sundays in order to please indicate how many children you will be bringing.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
21
October 21
Monday 14:00
We will be scheduling appointments for Church Directory Photos with LifeTouch professional photographs for your family. Photographed families will receive a complimentary Community Book Directory. Be sure to schedule your appointment on one of the seven days the photographers will be at the church. We will begin scheduling appointments in August/September.

Dates LifeTouch will be at the church are Thursday October 10, Friday October 11, Saturday October 12, Monday October 21, Tuesday October 22, Tuesday October 29, Wednesday October 30. Check each date for the times that photography will be available.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
22
October 22
Tuesday 14:00
We will be scheduling appointments for Church Directory Photos with LifeTouch professional photographs for your family. Photographed families will receive a complimentary Community Book Directory. Be sure to schedule your appointment on one of the seven days the photographers will be at the church. We will begin scheduling appointments in August/September.

Dates LifeTouch will be at the church are Thursday October 10, Friday October 11, Saturday October 12, Monday October 21, Tuesday October 22, Tuesday October 29, Wednesday October 30. Check each date for times that photography will be available.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
22
October 22
Tuesday 18:00
Invitation to the New Testament
A short-term DISCIPLE Bible Study.
Tuesdays beginning Sept. 17 thru Nov. 5
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Susan Gleason & Robin Harlow
Cost: $15-see below for what is included
Register and pay online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.
Child Care is available-see details below.

Explore the writings of the New Testament using the story of Jesus as the starting point. This survey of the New Testament looks at how the early church took ownership of, and was shaped by, the story of Jesus and the church learned how to develop as disciples and create communities of faith. Here you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the New Testament, and a renewed discovery of our identity in God and God's vision for the world.

Cost: $15 includes your Participant Guide which outlines the daily reading assignments for preparing for each week's discussion. Register and pay for your class online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.

Child Care will be made available during this study. Please indicate the number of children you will be bringing at the time that you register.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
26
October 26
Saturday 13:00
Family Fall Festival from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the church More details will be posted here when they come in.
Main Campus: Entire Church
Oct
27
October 27
Sunday 6:30
Short Stories by Jesus
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru October 20, 2019
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Pastor Lowell Black
Cost: $11
Register and pay online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sunday mornings.

Explore a fresh and timely interpretation of Jesus' most popular teaching parables. In this video series, author and scholar, Amy-Jill Levine, takes you back in time and explains how original audiences understood Jesus' parables and how new interpretations continue to challenge and provoke contemporary readers.

Cost: $11 for a copy of the Participant's Guide. A copy of the book is optional for an additional $12.

Child Care will be made available during these classes. Please indicate the number of children you will be bringing at the time of registration.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
27
October 27
Sunday 18:00
Discussing Mere Christianity: Exploring the History, Meaning, & Relevance of C.S. Lewis' Greatest Book
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru Nov. 3, 2019
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Led by Ruth Vance
Cost: $23 for both books, $10 for just the Discussion book.
Register/make payment online at valpofumc.org or at the Event Desk on Sundays.

Rediscover, or discover for the first time, C.S. Lewis' "Mere Christianity". First broadcast as a radio series on the BBC during World War II, it was compiled into this book in 1952. "Mere Christianity" is cited by many people as influential, in their becoming a Christian.

In his book, C.S. Lewis, a former atheist, simply and compellingly explains the key beliefs "common to nearly all Christians at all times." You are invited to come discuss the relevance of his message today.

Cost: $23 includes copy of "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis, and one copy of "Discussing Mere Christianity" by Devin Brown. If you already own a copy of "Mere Christianity", cost for just the discussion book, "Discussing Mere Christianity" by Devin Brown is $10. For more information, contact Ruth Vance at ruth.vance@outlook.com.

Register at the Event Desk on Sundays or online at our website at valpofumc.org. Indicate the number of children needing childcare at the time that you register.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
27
October 27
Sunday 18:00
Sundays beginning Sept. 15 thru Nov. 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Led by Pastor Kevin Miller & Pastor Marc Adams
Cost: $109, see below what this includes. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. Contact Pastor Kevin BEFORE you register if you are interested in a scholarship. See details below.

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University (FPU)! This nine-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay-off debt, and make your money work for you! For more information, contact Pastor Kevin at 465.1661, ext. 111 or register online at www.fpu.com/1092357. Please note that online registration is required for this class.

Cost: $109 includes your member workbook and one year of free online resources through Financial Peace Membership.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. DO NOT allow a few dollars to come between you and financial peace. Contact Pastor Kevin for more information on scholarships BEFORE registering for the class.

CHILD CARE will be made available during these classes. Anyone needing child care will also need to sign up at the Event Desk on Sundays in order to please indicate how many children you will be bringing.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)
Oct
29
October 29
Tuesday 14:00
We will be scheduling appointments for Church Directory Photos with LifeTouch professional photographs for your family. Photographed families will receive a complimentary Community Book Directory. Be sure to schedule your appointment on one of the seven days the photographers will be at the church. We will begin scheduling appointments in August/September.

Dates LifeTouch will be at the church are Thursday October 10, Friday October 11, Saturday October 12, Monday October 21, Tuesday October 22, Tuesday October 29, Wednesday October 30. Check each date for times that photography will be available.
Main Campus: TO BE DETERMINED (TBD)