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.
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 Christmas season.
This special season begins with two Ash Wednesday services--the
12:00 noon service and the 7:00 pm service.
Members of Valley View come together to go caroling on
a Sunday evening in December.
Valley View emphasizes the triumphal entry into Jerusalem with palm
|Christmas Eve Service
Valley view celebrates Christmas Eve with special music
Valley View has a traditional Jewish Seder Meal in the Fellowship
Hall to celebrate Christ's last supper.
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.
There is an evening service at Valley View on Good Friday.
|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.
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 children.
|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.
|English Tea and
Each fall the United Methodist Women sponsor a Tea and Fashion Show
in the Fellowship Hall to benefit the Crisis Center and Community
|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 and repair.