A Sunday School time is held for
elementary children at 10:15 after the worship services.
have the opportunity to learn Bible stories and discover
the importance of being kind, loving, forgiving, helpful,
and trusting Jesus.
There are clip
boards available in the back of the scantuary with children's
activities for children to work on during the church service.
Please feel free to pick one up.
Each summer Valley View conducts
VBS during the second week of July. Each year a special
program is designed for 3 - 11 year old children with
Bible study, special events, fun and food.
members of Valley View UMC are providing backpacks with
imperishable food each week during the school year for
elementary children who would have no food to eat on the
These snackpacks go to students in schools in the communities
of Hernandez, San Juan, and Chimayo. Various family conditions
have created the need for helping these children have
food during the weekends. The school lunch programs provide
meals during the school week.
This school year
we are filling 90 snackpacks a week. This program has
been a great success because of all the help from the
members of Valley View UMC.
If you would
like to contribute to the backpack ministry, please bring
individual servings of:
Founded in 1912 as a small elementary
school for Spanish-American children from the Espanola
Valley, the school now serves - students from preschool
through 12th grade and is committed to providing quality
education in a Christ-centered environment.
School has become a state supported charter school and
now McCurdy Ministries has become a separatea project
of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United
Methodist Church and works to help the school and the
many volunteer opportunities and volunteers come from
all over the US. More information concerning McCurdy
can be found on their web site.
Today's society has created new
problems for children of all ages. Through Project Carino,
McCurdy Ministries provides a mental health program by
funding licensed, professional counselors to provide spiritually-rooted
counseling for the healthy development of its students,
staff and parents. The project began in 1984 through the
United Methodist Women's Call to Prayer and Self-Denial
Offering and continues to serve.
Valley View helps
support this program
Valley View UMC has two scholarship
funds supported by the members of our church.
1. The Don Winchell scholarship is for those students
who are pursuing a vocational degree.
2. Educational Scholarship is for those pursuing an educational
Each Sunday, early in the service,
there is a special sermon given for children in the congregation.
The children come up to the front and listen to/participate
in the special sermon. After the Children's Sermon, the
children go to Sunday School.