Backpacks for the Homeless | Care Bear Outreach | CARE Groups | Children's Ministry | Food Closet |In-Service Ministry Teams | Media Ministry | Mission:Possible | Prayer Partners | Sound Alive | Steeple Keepers | TRACK
The homeless backpack ministry is a means for this congregation to provide support to the homeless in our communities. Backpacks are filled with personal care items, clothing, stamps, a Bible, and a message of encouragement to accept the healing love of Jesus Christ. Additionally, people from the church are encouraged to take one or more backpacks and give them out to the homeless people they encounter. It is hoped that in addition to meeting some physical needs we can provide emotional and spiritual support to the homeless in reminding them that they are not alone or forgotten. Items for this ministry are donated by the members of the church and may be left in a box placed in the rear of the sanctuary. These items include...backpacks, socks, pens, writing paper, envelopes, stamps, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soap, washcloths, feminine hygiene products, hard candy, bandaids,knit hats in winter, baseball caps in summer, gloves, adult t-shirts, sweatshirts, small blankets, lotion, and Bibles. You can download this supply list to help you remember when you are shopping. | Back to the Top |
The Care Bear Ministry was established to provide support to the congregation. We also support the pastor with her pastoral outreach which can include get well cards, supportive phone calls, hospital visits. The Care Bear Ministry also ministers to the homeless with meals, homeless backpacks, warm clothing, blankets, Christmas stockings, and the food pantry for those that are in need of a little extra help. We are always looking for people who feel called to this kind of ministry.| Back to the Top |
CARE Groups is our small group ministry. The ministry currently consists of three teams that minister
in Stockton, Sacramento, and Tracy. CARE Groups seek to bring personal connections and relational fellowship that many people
look for in a church. The CARE groups purpose statement is: "CARE groups exist as a vehicle of Valley Ministries MCC to promote and
encourage the following: Connecting with each other; Accepting and being accepted; Realizing God's Word and it's relevancy in today's
world; and Encouraging each other through prayer and friendship. Go to our CARE Group ministry page to learn
more and find a group near you.
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Valley Ministries Children’s Ministry offers Sunday school for ages 1-17. The nursery is for children ages 0-4, the Middler class is for ages 5-10 and the teen and pre-teen class serves ages 11-17.
All classes have a planned curriculum which changes quarterly. Each lesson has a different theme, with take home papers and activities.
We are consistently looking for new ideas and ways to teach our children. | Back to the Top |
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Service is made successful by several different teams of people:
- The greeters make sure each person feels welcome member, friend, and visitor alike.
- Another team is responsible for setting up the altar.
- The Communion Team is made up of celebrators, acolytes, and servers.
- Other people are willing to read scripture and share with us words of inspiration during the offering or candle of hope.
We are always in need of people who will use their gifts and talents to serve in our worship service. We believe in the Priesthood of all believers and therefore encourage people to get involved.
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The media ministry team is responsible for the design, development and upkeep of the web site, email newsletter, YouTube channel, discussion forum, MySpace page and Facebook page. We are always looking for fresh content and hope to portray an exciting and accurate vision of Valley Ministries. If you would like to be a part of this team, or have suggestions regarding our web presence, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. | Back to the Top |
"With God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26 & Mark 10:27) = Mission: Possible!
Mission:Possible serves to Reach Out with Helping Hands to enlarge our territory as the Living Tree in our Community, in the Valley, in our Native Land, and throughout the World.
Currently Mission:Possible sponsors four global missions and supports local efforts to offer physical and spiritual hope and healing to the homeless in the Stockton and Lodi areas. ...read more
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Prayer partners meets on Sundays to pray for our service, leaders, members and other needs. PP meets between services from 10:15 to 10:45 am. Everyone is welcome to join PP which meets in the Library. | Back to the Top |
Valley Ministries' praise team consists of instrumentalists, vocalists, and audio and visual technicians. These men and women are consistent and faithful making leading the congregation in worship and praise every Sunday morning. The team has also written praise and worship songs (as a team and as individuals).| Back to the Top |
Our building not only needs to be cleaned and cared for, but we are also in the midst of a few construction projects. the Steeple Keepers team makes sure changes happen and the church is in Sunday morning shape every week. There is always more to do, and this faithful groups of people will make sure our building is in the best possible shape to make sure we can do more. | Back to the Top |
TRACK stands for: Teaching, Resource, Advancement & Development, Coaching and Knowledge. TRACK's purpose is to call people to develop spiritual maturity by providing resources, leadership development and training for that spiritual growth and maturity to occur. A team is currently active making sure the people at Valley Ministries are equipped and resourced. | Back to the Top |
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