Pastor’s Message

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“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.” –Eph 6:10 Dear Valley Church Family, As you know, the coronavirus is a serious concern for our church family and community. By now you’ve probably seen the news and heard the various reports. Just this morning County officials announced a new ban…

What a day!

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Steve Meyer better watch his back. If you haven’t met him, he’s one of our deacons and he leads our Alpha Ministry. He’s known for his humor and always kicks off the evening with a hilarious monologue. However, there’s a NEW KID IN TOWN, Aidan Wu. This kid is F-U-N-N-Y! Here…

Coronavirus hysteria

Dear friends, Coronavirus hysteria is not only affecting Wuhan, China but it now is in many countries of the world.  When it will end is unknown except to the Creator of every living thing. There is another virus that destroys more people, families and cultures than the coronavirus – it is the “anger-virus” along with…

Aquitted?

Dear friends, Acquitted?  I think you probably know what it means from a definition standpoint: To relieve from a charge of fault or crime; declare not guilty To release or discharge (a person) from an obligation. To settle or satisfy (a debt, obligation, claim, etc.). To free or clear (oneself) But what about “acquit” from…

What do you look like?

Dear friends, So, what does a “real” Jesus’ follower look like? How can you know if someone is the “real” deal? ☺ Can you spot a real believer by knowing their political affiliation? ☺ Can you identify a child of God based on how they vote on political and social issues? ☺ If they have…

An Uphill Battle

Quilotoa is one of many volcanic wonders in Ecuador. It is a 2-mile-wide lake filling a dormant volcano that collapsed many years ago. In 2018 Valorie and I were able to visit our daughter Elena during her semester in Quito. We chose Quilotoa as a scenic and “easy” hike because the next day we planned…