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These are just some major events happening here at Valpo FUMC. Visit our Upcoming Events page here for all the highlights or our Church Calendar here for more information you would ever want to know. :-)


Lay Servant Academy
Sundays, March 10 - March 31, 2019 - 2:00-5:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Hammond
6635 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN   46324

     Are you being called by God to serve? If you're asking the question, then the answer is, "YES!" Find out what God is calling you to do. Come learn to lead, assist your pastor, and provide support for the missions of your church. Click here for all the information, including registration form. Registrations with payments are due by March 1, 2019.


Divine Design 
Wednesdays beginning February 20 through April 17 @ 9:30 a.m. in Tower Chapel

     Join Modern MOMS as they begin a weekly eight-week study based on the book, Divine Design by Sharla Fritz starting on Wednesday, February 20 at 9:30 a.m. in Tower Chapel. Divine Design is a 40-Day Spiritual Makeover. Click this link here. Please RSVP before February 20 to purchase a book for $15 or find the eBook wherever books are sold. MOMS of any age with kids of any age are invited to join these weekly meetings most Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Free breakfast and childcare are provided. Email Heather Novak for details at connections@valpofumc.org.


Troop 906 Annual Chili Dinner
Saturday, February 23 @ 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Tower Chapel

     The 2019 Troop 906 Annual Chili Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Tower Chapel. We will be serving a great all-you-can-eat Chili dinner with chili, salad, cornbread, and dessert. Tickets will be sold on Sunday mornings February 10 and February 17. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Cost per ticket is $10. All are invited for this great meal and proceeds will be used to help support our fantastic Boy Scout Troop 906!


Connect Class
Sunday, February 24 @ 12:15 p.m. in Tower Chapel

     Come get acquainted with Valpo FUMC in preparation for membership on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 12:15 p.m. in Tower Chapel. All who are considering membership are invited to come! Enjoy a light lunch as you learn about all the inner workings of our church, how we function, the staff and their roles, leadership opportunities, and much more. Interested? Contact Lani at the church office by calling 219.465.1661 Ext. 119.


Hilltop Soups Event
Wednesday, February 27 @ 4:00 - 7:)0 p.m. - Valparaiso University's Harre Union Ballroom

     Valpo FUMC has helped with this event for many years - making desserts, buying tickets to the event, spreading the word to others, praying for the event and those it will help, and volunteering to help during the event. The Soups Event helps raise childcare scholarship funds for low income parents that are working or going to school themselves. This year proceeds will also support KIDREACH (formerly known as Walt's Place), Hilltop's free after-school program, and the Hilltop food pantry that serves over 1,000 food insecure families every month and another 800 children and families with their new Project 64 mobile food pantry.

     If you are able to provide a dessert for this event, please email Debbie Webbing (this year's event leader at FUMC) at debbwueb@aol.com. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Event Desk in Fellowship Hall to let us know what you will be bringing. Please, do not bring any desserts that will need refrigeration. Deadline to drop off your dessert at Valpo FUMC is BEFORE 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 27. A Hilltop representative will come to pick them up at noon.

     Note: This 20th celebration Soups Event will be held at a new venue and a different day of the week!

     The event will be on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Valparaiso University's Harre Union Ballroom from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. There will be valet parking, too!


Town Hall Meeting #3 - Final Meeting
Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall

     Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Fellowship Hall for the final session of a series of church-wide conversations as we seek to be a church with Lasting Impact. The format will be the same but the questions will be different: 1) What insights did we learn on January 5? 2) How do we move from "here" to "there"? Facilitated by the Valpo FUMC Strategy Team and Pastor Kevin Miller.