Community Event News
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. :-)
Walk Away the Pounds Exercise ClassTuesdays and Thursdays - 6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Walk away those pounds every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. This class is held in the Nursery in Wesley Hall. Use the Chicago Street doors. All are welcome. This class is good for any level of fitness!
Jazz ConcertFriday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Valpo FUMC Sanctuary
Come out to Valpo FUMC after the "Holly Days" festivities downtown Valparaiso for a Holiday Jazz Concert. Miguel Rosario and the VHS Jazz Bands will be holding a concert in the Sanctuary on Friday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is FREE but please bring non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry.
Advent BrunchSaturday, December 8 at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.
Cost is $10 per person. Free childcare will be provided. Sign up at the Welcome Desk in Fellowship Hall.
Breakfast with St. NicholasSaturday, December 15 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, December 15, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. for this fun, festive, fill-your-tummy event! There will be a delicious brunch, Christmas crafts, lots of happy elves AND a visit from St. Nicholas! Cost is $5 per person age 4 and up. Children 3 and under are free.
Make your reservations at the Welcome Desk at the entrance, at the Event Center in Fellowship hall, or by contacting Ms. Karyn at email@example.com
All proceeds go to "The Caring Place".
Christmas CantataSunday, December 16 at 3:00 p.m. in the Valpo FUMC Sanctuary
Come out at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 16 for our Adult Choir Christmas program. Saint-Saenz Christmas Oratorio and other Christmas music will be featured. This is a FREE concert and the community is welcome.
Longest Night ServiceWednesday, December 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Valpo FUMC Sanctuary
Christmas time is not all holiday cheer for those who have experienced a loss, whether it be the passing of a loved one or a pet, coping with loss due to divorce or the loss of a job, dealing with an unknown future due to cancer or other illness, or many other of life's circumstances. Valpo FUMC is providing a sacred space for those living through dark times. Our Longest Night Service offers this reflective service for those holding out for healing and hope.
This service is held on the Winter Solstice, which is also the traditional feast day of St. Thomas the Apostle. As Thomas struggled in his belief in the resurrection of Jesus, this Longest Night which falls just before Christmas is a time for dealing with the darkness and grief faced by those living with loss.
Everyone in our community is welcome to find comfort and understanding during our Longest Night Service. If you know someone who is dealing with loss, please invite them to attend this special service.
Christmas Eve ServicesMonday, December 24 at 4:00 & 8:00 p.m.
Families and individuals in our community are welcome to join us for one of two special Christmas Eve services at Valpo FUMC. Each service includes candle lighting. The 4:00 p.m. service is tailored more for families with children, and the 8:00 p.m. service will include Holy Communion. Either service will be meaningful for everyone. All are welcome.
ONE Combined ServiceSunday, December 30
There will be ONE worship service on Sunday, December 30 at 10:00 a.m. People will be sharing their "God is Good" moments and staff will be serving the coffee and donuts that morning.