A Word from Pastor Craig


There was a time, not so long ago, when we wondered about giving up traditions for doing something different.
There was a time, we wondered about the difference in “Going To Church” and “Being Church to one another.”

This virus began like a shadow spreading over the world. Would we be saved from experiencing this and how bad would it be?

Could we complete the Patio Sale and would people be safe? Could we squeak in worship Sunday March 15th? What about a Kettle Dinner?

Would we all stay home for a week or two? Would restaurants really close? There is NO TISSUE at the Grocery? There is NO FLOUR?

But we each learned new ways of living, caring for each other, praying for one another, keeping touch.

TRUST US, our church’s leadership have gone over details again and again to make you safe.

We know there is great excitement. We know there is worry and fear.
Someone shared with me, that they had described VPC saying “My church” and another parishioner commented on this being odd.

They knew us to be “Valley Church”, “VPC”, “The Presbyterian Church in Green Valley” but it was new for them to identify this as “My church” but it felt right and good.

This is your church, and you are wanted and expected here.
In two months and in two years, we may have forgotten this moment, but treasure that your church is here and ready for you, praying for you, wanting to celebrate with you.

PLEASE, before “coming to Church” prepare your heart and mind. Pray and confess your fears and apprehensions (you are not alone). Like the first day of school, consider what you want to wear to commemorate this day in our lives.

Come, not to go through the ritual or routine, come not out of obligation or habit. COME CELEBRATE in the Worship of GOD!

How very long we have waited to say this: SEE YOU IN CHURCH!
Pastor Craig


You Are Never Alone:
Trust in the Miracle of God’s Presence and Power
By Max Lucado

Class begins Tuesday, October 13
10:00 a.m. in Classroom 5 (or by Zoom)
In this 6-week class, you will be comforted by the living, loving, miracle-working God who doesn’t think twice about stepping into the thorny thickets of your world to lift you out.

Contact Pastor Diane for reservations (625-5023) and let her know if you want to attend the class in Classroom 5 or by Zoom.
On Sunday, October 11, the Valley Galley will be serving treats prior to the 9:30 a.m. worship service, 8:00-9:15 a.m.

The goodies are in honor of our Pastors, Craig and Diane, in appreciation for all their efforts to keep Valley Pres operating during these strange, unprecedented times.

Please join us under the solar panels for a time of fellowship before worship.
Praying about becoming a Stephen Minister?
  • Stephen Minister Training is an enjoyable, transformative experience.
  • Stephen Ministers participate in life-changing ministry
  • Stephen Ministers are very well trained and supported.
  • Stephen Ministers Experience tremendous personal growth as they serve.
Please contact Patti Bright, Recruiting Coordinator, for more information at 305-3275 or

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