Valley View celebrates communion on the first Sunday of
each month. Communion is open to all those who profess Christ.
Communion is also celebrated Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday
and Maundy Thursday.
This special season begins with two Ash Wednesday services--the
12:00 noon service and the 7:00 pm service.
Valley View emphasizes the triumphal entry into Jerusalem
with palm branches.
Valley View has a traditional Jewish Seder Meal in the Fellowship
Hall to celebrate Christ's last supper.
Good Friday Service
There is an evening service at Valley View on Good Friday.
Valley View joins other Christian churches at Santa Cruz
Lake Lookout to celebrate a sunrise service. After the early
service at the church, there is a shared Easter breakfast.
After both services there is an Easter egg hunt for the
Semi-annual Clean Up Days
In the spring and again in the fall the church Board of
Trustees sponsors clean-up days. Members are encouraged
to come help with general clean-up work and needed maintenance
Each year Valley View members join in a Christmas program
with special music and a pageant. This is a wonderful
experience and reminds us of the true meaning of the
Members of Valley View come together to go
caroling on a Sunday evening in December.
Christmas Eve Service
Valley view celebrates Christmas Eve with special
music and communion.
On the Saturday before the first Sunday in Advent,
members gather to decorate the church for the Christmas
season. The decorations are taken down the weekend after
the new year
Vacation Bible School
The annual VBS is usually conducted during the second week
of July. Children ages 3 through 11 are welcome to come
and enjoy the Bible lessons, field trips, fun, and fellowship
of Bible School
Rose Garden on Mother's Day
On Mother's Day, new rose bushes are added to the rose garden
located near the entrance to the sanctuary. Each new bush
represents a celebration for a child born into the church
family during the previous year. Families are urged to cut
roses and to remind their children that their rose bush
is a reminder of God's love for them.