What To Expect

We are excited to have resumed our in-person adult education classes at 9:30, followed by our all-ages worship services at 10:30, on Sunday mornings, and we look forward to welcoming you and your family. To make your Sunday morning experience with us as meaningful as possible, here is what you can expect when you worship in-person with us:

If you arrive for our adult education classes, you may proceed through the church parlor past the bathrooms and church library to our classroom behind the library. If you have young children with you, you will be able to drop them off with our nursery caregiver on duty at our church nursery downstairs. You will be warmly welcomed and offered any masks and/or hand sanitizer you may require. We currently expect all adults to wear masks while attending in-person on Sunday mornings.

If you arrive for worship, a greeter will welcome you and give you a worship bulletin to follow along with. If you do not have a mask, you will be offered one. As with our classes, we ask all adults to wear masks through the entire worship service, except to partake in Holy Communion at the end.

Also available at the entrance are prayer request/contact information cards. If you desire more information about Valley Christian Church or would like to confidentially pass a prayer request on to Pastor Eric, simply fill it out and place it in the offering plate when the deacons come by during the worship service after Pastor Eric’s message.

The first couple rows in our beautiful Gothic revival sanctuary are set aside for our choir, but you may otherwise sit in any pew you like that is not roped off! We are presently roping off every other pew to continue encouraging social distancing.

Pastor Eric, our worship leaders, and our deacons will lead the worshipers through each step of the service. Plan on the service lasting 60-70 minutes. All song lyrics will be printed in your bulletin, and Bibles will be available at your seat. We utilize a variety of Bible translations from week to week, and if you would like to bring a favorite Bible from home, we encourage you to do so.

We partake in Holy Communion (also known as the Lord’s Supper or the Eucharist) every Sunday, and it is made available to all who believe Jesus Christ to be the Messiah, the Son of the living God. For hygiene reasons, we are currently only able to offer individually enclosed wafers and juice. Please only unmask to partake once you are invited to do so by Pastor Eric or that day’s worship leader.

Our nursery has reopened and is open to children preschool age and younger during both worship and the adult education hour before worship. Our nursery caretakers are masked and fully vaccinated against covid-19. We also happily offer quiet activities such as coloring books and children’s Bibles for young children to engage with during worship, and Pastor Eric’s children’s sermons are always a highlight of the service.

Our facility is equipped with a mobility ramp, an elevator, an ADA-compliant restroom, and two abbreviated pews in the sanctuary for worshipers with wheelchairs, walkers, or crutches.

We have no set dress code, so you will find some of us dressed informally, some of us dressed in our Sunday best, and some of us dressed somewhere in between!

If you are unable to worship with us in-person for any reason at all, that is fine, and we would love for you to worship with us on Zoom! At 10:30 am, simply click on the Links to Zoom tab on our pulldown menu, choose the first option (Sunday Worship Service), and enter the passcode 205879 when prompted to do so. You will find a digital version of the worship bulletin to follow along with by clicking on the Valley Voice tab on our pulldown menu. We look forward to seeing you either in-person or online on Sunday!