Bulletin for 11/15/2020

Celebrating the love and majesty of God is essential to being a Christian and maintaining a joyful and grateful heart. Ephesians 5:19 encourages us to sing and make music from our hearts to the lord! Welcome to worship at Church in the Valley where love and encouragement abounds. You are loved and you are welcome.

Birthdays:
Tuesday - Gary Bills
Friday - Steve Neal

Anniversary:
Tuesday - Lisa & Richard Chambers

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are now available. Please pick up a shoebox or two and fill it for a child whom you will never meet, but to whom you can be a blessing. Shoeboxes are next Sunday, November 22nd. 

Several people have asked me about doing a RADA cutlery fundraiser again this year. I am planning to do one starting now thru the month of November. I have catalogs. If you would like to look at a catalog, call me and I will get one to you. The catalog is online at www.Radacutlery.com. However prices are higher on line ($1.50-$2.00 per item higher). If you are looking online and find what you want to order just call me and I can give you the price. Since most of this year’s order will be done over the phone, I will accept payment when ordered or you can pay when the order comes in. Last day to order will be Monday, November 30. Marla Racer 304-736-8663, 304-633-8662

God has put you where you are now for a reason. You are there to inspire, to bless, & to love others.

Bulletin for 11/08/2020

They gave up comforts so we can live in freedom. They left their families behind to protect ours. They returned changed by their experiences and they deserve our love, support, and respect. Church in the Valley honors our veterans. Thank you, George Armstead, Fred Bias, Donnie Black, Rob Edgar, Tom Johnson, and Steve Neal for serving our God and Country in the Army and David Racer for serving in The United States Air Force. God bless you. Congregation make sure you tell a veteran how much you appreciate their willingness to serve.

Birthdays:
Thursday - Savannah DeJarnett
Saturday - Dennie Ray

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are now available. Please pick up a shoebox or two and fill it for a child whom you will never meet, but you can certainly be a blessing. Shoeboxes are due Sunday, November 22nd. 

Several people have asked me about doing a RADA cutlery fundraiser again this year. I am planning to do one starting now thru the month of November. I have catalogs. If you would like to look at a catalog, call me and I will get one to you. The catalog is online at www.Radacutlery.com. However prices are higher on line ($1.50-$2.00 per item higher). If you are looking online and find what you want to order just call me and I can give you the price. Since most of this year’s order will be done over the phone, I will accept payment when ordered or you can pay when the order comes in. Last day to order will be Monday, November 30. Marla Racer 304-736-8663, 304-633-8662

Bulletin for 10/25/2020

WELCOME! This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us be glad and rejoice in it! We are so glad you chose to worship our Lord and Savior with the church family. We are trusting God will bless each and everyone who hears the church services today.

Several people have asked me about doing a RADA cutlery fundraiser again this year. I am planning to do one starting now thru the month of November. I have catalogs. If you would like to look at a catalog, call me and I will get one to you. The catalog is online at www.Radacutlery.com. However prices are higher on line ($1.50-$2.00 per item higher). If you are looking online and find what you want to order just call me and I can give you the price. Since most of this year’s order will be done over the phone, I will accept payment when ordered or you can pay when the order comes in. Last day to order will be Monday, November 30. Marla Racer 304-736-8663, 304-633-8662

Birthdays:
Today - Clara Rowsey
Monday - Micah Nicely
Friday - Clarence Nicely

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are now available. Please pick up a shoebox or two and fill it for children around the world. Shoeboxes are due Sunday, November 22nd.  

Hey Veterans! We love and appreciate your service to our country. If you are a Veteran, please fill out the form in thebulletin and place it in the collection trays so we can include your name in the bulletin.

Bulletin for 10/25/2020

Pastor Troy, Pastor Clarence, and Scott are the best. With gratitude we thank them for filling our pulpit so beautifully. You have touched our lives, strengthened us, inspired us, and made us better vessels. We love you. Thank you for your guidance, instruction and love.

Several people have asked me about doing a RADA cutlery fundraiser again this year. I am planning to do one starting now thru the month of November. I have catalogs. If you would like to look at a catalog, call me and I will get one to you. The catalog is online at www.Radacutlery.com. However prices are higher on line ($1.50-$2.00 per item higher). If you are looking online and find what you want to order just call me and I can give you the price. Since most of this year’s order will be done over the phone, I will accept paymnet when ordered or you can pay when the order comes in. Last day to order will be Monday, November 30. Marla Racer 304-736-8663, 304-633-8662

This is a thank-you note from a church worker who leads an Operation Christmas Child team in Burundi, an impoverished nation in Africa: “As I think of those who are packing the boxes, frankly I have tears in my eyes. How can someone from a different continent think of someone on another continent? All I can do is pray for them that the Lord will continue to cover them with His love—each one who packs boxes. Some day we will all rejoice together when the Lord says, “Well done, my faithful servant.” That will be you, that will be me, and we will rejoice in this work.” Your shoebox WILL make a difference. If you have questions see Marilyn Morrison or call the church office. Remember $9.00 is needed for postage.

Birthdays:
Today - Judy Hinchman

Bulletin for 10/18/2020

God is so good even in the midst of a pandemic! He is here. He promised that where two or three are gathered, He would be in the midst. He is here in this room with us. He sees every bowed head and hears every heart pouring out to Him. Welcome to Church in the Valley. You are loved.

Several people have asked me about doing a RADA cutlery fundraiser again this year. I am planning to do one starting now thru the month of November. I have catalogs. If you would like to look at a catalog, call me and I will get one to you. The catalog is online at www.Radacultery.com. However prices are higher on line ($1.50-$2.00 per item higher). If you are looking online and find what you want to order just call me and I can give you the price. Since most of this year’s order will be done over the phone, I will accept payment when ordered or you can pay when the order comes in. Last day to order will be Monday, November 30.  
Marla Racer 304-736-9663, 304-633-8662

Dear CIV Family, We want to thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in our lives. The death of Michael’s mother has been heartbreaking for us, but your love and kindness has helped make it bearable. We are very thankful for our church family…each and every one of you. -Love, The Willis Family

Birthdays:
Today - Rob Edgar, Ethan Nash
Tuesday - Jackson Rowsey
Wednesday - Lillian Rutledge
Thursday - Susie Nicely, Jeff Neal
Saturday - Jayna Thompson

Anniversary
Today - Laura & Fred Bias
Monday - Donna & Ronnie Lewis

Next Sunday we will be honoring the amazing men who fill the pulpit, Pastor Troy, Pastor Clarence, and Scott Pierson. We have included in this bulletin, 3 sheets of paper and three envelopes. Please write a note or just write Thank you, I love (or appreciate you) and I am praying for you (make sure you say a prayer for each of them). You can also add a personal note. You may also include a gift card although it is not necessary. As an alternative, you may purchase a card. Sign your name and bring it to church next Sunday, October 25th.

Bulletin for 10/11/2020

Good morning! Welcome to Church in the Valley. What a blessing it is to gather together and worship our Lord and Savior. How blessed we are to be able to worship as a loving, caring family either on site or online. It is our prayer that you will feel the Holy Spirit and are blessed beyond measure. It is a great day to be at CIV.

Birthdays:
Monday - Brooke Neal, Cody Rohrig
Tuesday - Tina Ray, Jeff Moore

Anniversary
Wednesday - Laura & J.T. Rowsey

Bulletin for 9/27/2020

Welcome to Church in the Valley on our 32nd Homecoming Celebration! Homecoming 2020 looks a little different but we know the Lord’s blessings are upon this church and His children. The presence of the Lord abides here and it is our prayer that you will feel the joy that only He can bring. How grateful we are that you choose to worship with us today whether in this beautiful sanctuary or quarantined at home . Your presence is a blessing. We are grateful for God’s faithfulness over these past years and it is with joy and anticipation we look forward to a future filled with His blessings, His love, His peace, and His presence. We believe that the best is yet to be.

Birthday:
Monday - Dorthy Rowsey

Anniversaries:
Tuesday - Renee and Steve Neal
Wednesday - Donna & Ronnie Lewis

Dear Church Members: There aren’t enough words to express our thanks for the love and kindness you have extended to our family. It was heartfelt and greatly appreciated. With love & blessings - Darryl, Sherry, Chad, & Bryan Pauley, Family of Hugh Pauley (Clara Rowsey’s brother).


Bulletin for 9/20/2020

Welcome to Church in the Valley! At Church in the Valley we are not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. It is a certainty that the day is approaching. We want to remain faithful gathering in a unique way to worship God and to encourage each other during these unprecedented times. God is faithful and when He comes, may we be found faithful while watching and waiting. It could be any day.

HOMECOMING SUNDAY IS NEXT SUNDAY! Our celebration will be different but still a perfect occasion to thank God for such a beautiful church family. Plan to attend this special service either here or online. It is a blessing to be a part of God’s family and this church.

GOD IS FAITHFUL! Remember to pray for each other & CIV!

Birthdays:
Monday - Shannon Mays, Silas Nicely
Friday- J.D. Black

One of the enemy’s most effective strategies is to get you to focus on what you don’t have, ,what you use to have, or what someone else has that you wish you had. He does this to keep you from looking around and asking, “God, what can You do through what I have?” - Steven Furtick 

Bulletin for 9/13/2020

Welcome to Church in the Valley! It is with joy and love we welcome you whether you are in the sanctuary or online on this wonderful Sunday morning. May you feel the presence of the Holy Spirit as we worship together. How good it is to worship Him as one. We are loved by the Great I AM! Doesn’t get better than that.  
Happy Grandparents Day! CIV loves grandparents. Thank you for your nurturing and your care your example and patience. You are a gift from God. Make sure you elbow bump a grandparent today! 

HOMECOMING SUNDAY IS TWO WEEKS AWAY! It will be a different kind of celebration but it is still a wonderful occasion to thank God for such a wonderful church family. Thirty two wonderful years of worshiping with our church family. Make sure you plan to come on this special occasion or watch online. It is wonderful to be a part of the Family of God  

Grandma's Wings: Grandma, I wonder where you keep your wings. Are they hung in your closet with the rest of your things? Do you put them away and just use them at night or give them to Rosie to polish up bright? I know you have wings, for this must be true, 'cause God always gives them to angels just like you. Ricky R. Hernandez 

Birthdays:
Thursday - Wilma Fetty
Friday - Jordan Nash


Bulletin for 9/06/2020

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:29-30). Welcome to this House of Rest and Love. How grateful for our Church in the Valley family. Welcome to our worship service whether in the sanctuary, on Facebook, or on our website. WE know that He is near and present. He inhabits the praise of His people.  

Birthdays:
Today - Jane McKee
Saturday - Daniel Justice

Watch for the news! Plans are being made to begin our children’s programs soon! All safety precautions we be observed! Watch for details.

THE KINDNESS OF GOD OUR SAVIOR!

God’s love is not blind. He knows the depths and details of every person’s sin. Titus 3:3-7 , describes humanity as being “foolish, disobedient, deceived, and enslaved” and continues by describing how people envy and hate one another. Yet God loves sinners. He is kind and showed great mercy by sending a Savior for sinful people who can never save themselves. This is Jesus Christ. When Jesus came to this earth, he arrived as the clearest picture of God’s glory and exact representation of his being” (Hebrews 1:3). Jesus befriended sinners and showed compassion to the outcasts of society. In love, Jesus sacrificially laid down His life for sinners (that’s us). God gives the gift of the Holy Spirit to dwell inside everyone who turns to him in faith. God’s children need not doubt the lovingkindness of the Father.  


Bulletin for 8/30/2020

WELCOME, all you saints of the Lord! You are a chosen generation. God chose you to be a child of His. Just think how important YOU are to God and what a blessing it is to be selected. Don’t believe Satan when he tries to tell you that you are unworthy. It’s a lie! You are His beloved. We are so glad you joined us today either here in the sanctuary, online, or on our website. We appreciate your faithfulness to our God and His church. You are highly favored and loved.

Birthdays:
Monday - Scott Pierson
Tuesday - Jeff Black, Leonard Morrison, Doris Neal
Saturday - Brad Armstead

A very special thank you to our church family who took the t to show love and support to our newlyweds, Brandon & Natalie McClung.—Mark & Wendy Chapman

The Blood Drive was a huge success! Thank you, Becky Rowsey, and all those who made it so successful. God bless you. 

Pastor Troy always tells us that God is faithful and asks that we reach out to others in our wonderful church family. Jesus has commanded us to care for one another. Are times when all of us would love to hear someone’s voice? Is there anyone who wouldn’t like to hear from the family? We are asking for volunteers to be a part of the Circle of the Friends. Pastor Troy, Susie, or another member of our church leadership will share a verse or thought for the day as well as an occasional special prayer request with the first person in the prayer circle. That person will call the next person in the circle and relay the message. That person will contact the next person, etc.

Bulletin for 8/23/2020

We are so glad you joined us today either here in the sanctuary, online, or on our website. The sounds of praise was absent in the sanctuary and it is a blessing to hear songs of praise, preaching, and giving virtual hugs. We appreciate your faithfulness to our God and His church. You are highly favored and loved.

A brief business meeting is scheduled this Wednesday, August 26th at 6:00 PM. Please plan to attend.

Scott Pierson will begin a new series of sermons is scheduled to begin Wednesday.

BIRTHDAYS:
Thursday - David Racer, Jordan Justice
Saturday - Caleb Nicely
ANNIVERSARIES:
Tuesday - Teresa & Gary Bills, Susie & Troy Nicely

A very special thank you to our church family who took the time out of your Saturday to show love and support to our newlyweds, Brandon & Natalie McClung. - Mark & Wendy Chapman  

Pastor Troy always tells us that God is faithful and asks that we reach out to others in our wonderful church family. Jesus has commanded us to care for one another. Are times when all of us would love to hear someone’s voice? Is there anyone who wouldn’t like to hear from the family? We are asking for volunteers to be a part of the Circle of the Friends. Pastor Troy, Susie, or another member of our church leadership will share a verse or thought for the day as well as an occasional special prayer request with the first person in the prayer circle. That person will call the next person in the circle and relay the message. That person will contact the next person, etc. Interested? Please contact Susie Nicely to become a member of the Circle of Friends

Bulletin for 8/16/2020

Welcome to CIV. Whether you are in the building, on Facebook, or on the Website, we are the family of God and we are gathered today to worship our loving Savior. It is our prayer that you are touched by the Holy Spirit. You are loved and you are home!

Hey CIV! It’s that time of year
again. A blood drive will be held
in the Friendship Hall Saturday, 
August 29th from 10:00 til 3:00. 
Don’t forget your face mask.


BIRTHDAYS:
Tuesday - Linda Armstead
Thursday - J.T. Rowsey
Friday - Brad Armstead
Saturday - Joey Willis

ANNIVERSARIES:
Monday - Ann & Tom Johnson, Kristi & Tim Dunlap  

When we're experiencing something and it's very intense, we  
 just want relief. Have you ever just wanted God to make it stop? It can be heartbreak, it can be a loss in your life where you just feel like you're hemorrhaging and hurting, and you just want God to make it stop. Interestingly enough, the Bible says Jesus dismissed the disciples and went on a mountain to pray. They didn't think Jesus was with them, but Jesus could see the sea they were in the whole time. Just because they didn't see Jesus didn't mean Jesus didn't see them. Just because you don't feel Him doesn't mean He's not with you. - Steven Furtick 

Bulletin for 8/09/2020

Welcome to CIV on this glorious Lord’s Day. It is with joy and gladness that we come together and worship our Lord and Savior. This is a house of prayer where God’s love and peace abound. We are so glad you came!

Hey CIV! It’s that time of year again. A blood drive will be held in the Friendship Hall on Saturday, 
August 29th from 10:00 til 3:00. Don’t forget your face mask.

BIRTHDAYS:
Today - Kim Black
Monday - Jim Hinchman, Sammy Runion
Tuesday - Tim Dunlap, Amy Nash
Wednesday - Greg Rowsey, Kyle Neal
Thursday, Kelci Armstead

ANNIVERSARY
Friday - Marla & David Racer

GOD IS FAITHFUL
Nothing significant has ever been affected for the Kingdom of God unless prayers were spoken. No time will be better spent today than time you spend in prayer. Is heaven busy on your account today? Are angels rising to put the adversary to flight?
Is the curtain of gloom parting as you call on the incomparable name of Jesus? We must never forget that what we see on earth can be, and will be marked by our prayers or absence. When God’s house on earth is filled with prayer God’s house in heaven gets busy.-E.M. Bounds



Bulletin for 8/02/2020

Welcome HOME! Church in the Valley is the best church home we could ever know. Love, peace, and joy abide here. We are so glad you came. It is a blessing to gather in His name. We love you. God bless you.  

Hey CIV! It’s that time of year again. A blood drive will be held in the Friendship Hall on Saturday, August 29th from 10:00 til 3:00.Don’t forget your face mask.


Endurance isn’t natural. It takes practice. It takes resolve. Our hearts must be set on eternity to endure the hard things that fill our times of waiting. Jesus set a beautiful example of endurance for us when He endured the weight of the Cross for our sins. There are so many others who showed us what endurance looks like in the Bible. If we need a jolt of endurance, we to look no further than the courageous men and women of the Bible who endured. They didn’t know what the future held for them, but by faith they endured. And, so can we. That means we had better get on with it. Start running and never quit. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we are in.He is there running beside you and carrying you at times. He never leaves or forsakes us and He has given us everything we need to have victory in this life. Praise Him for he inhabits the praise of His people (that is us).  


Bulletin for 7/26/2020

We are so glad you joined us today here or online
 for our morning worship service. We are anticipating
God’s presence and His blessings. 
It is our prayer that you will be blessed. You are loved!

Hey CIV! It’s that time of year
again. A blood drive will be held
in the Friendship Hall on Saturday,
August 29th from 10:00 til 3:00. 
Don’t forget your face mask.

ALWAYS 
As a believer we know that: 
God will ALWAYS be with us,
God will ALWAYS love us. ,
God will ALWAYS forgive our sins,
God will ALWAYS listen to us,
God will ALWAYS comfort us,
God will ALWAYS provide for us,
God will ALWAYS remember us,
He will ALWAYS work for on our behalf,
God will ALWAYS lead us with love power and wisdom,
God will ALWAYS bless our obedience to him,
God will ALWAYS come through for us,
God will ALWAYS answer our prayers.
 And when you wait on the Lord, you can know for certain that the BEST IS YET TO COME
Charles Stanley As a believer ...
GOD IS FAITHFUL

Bulletin for 7/12//2020

Welcome to Church! Things are different but still the same. We are still one church worshiping God together but in different places. Whether we are in the sanctuary, in our home, or in our car, we are not alone. God is in the midst. What a blessing!  

Hey CIV! It’s time to reach out. Pastor Troy has provided an opportunity to be a blessing. Please reach out to someone today. Because of the virus, some of our members are quarantined in their home and may feel isolated. Please reach out and let them know that you love them, and they are missed.

Birthday:
Monday – David Cornell

Anniversary:
Wednesday – Angel & Michael Willis

GOD IS FAITHFUL

Bulletin for 7/05//2020

On this Fourth of July weekend, we joyfully celebrate our nation’s birth. We are pleased that you have come to praise God, who richly blesses our beloved country. CIV loves the 4th of July! A patriotic welcome to all who
 have come to worship with us today. May God bless us and may God bless America.

Hey CIV! It’s time to reach out. Pastor Troy has provided an opportunity to be a blessing.  
Please reach out to someone today. Because of the virus, some of our members are quarantined in their home and may feel isolated. Please reach out and let them know that you love them, and they are missed. 

FOURTH OF JULY PRAYER
Dear Lord, help us to remember today how blessed we are. Help us remember with gratitude, all those who sacrificed and gave their lives so we could have the freedoms we enjoy today. We pray for our country and our leaders. We pray for revival, repentance, renewal, healing, and restoration for our country. May the changes we want to see begin with each of us. Help us to humble ourselves before you. Help us to live for you today with the same faith, courage, and convictions as those who founded and fought for our nation. Lord, you are our life and everything we have and hope to be comes from you. We pray for all who wish to harm our country and we humbly ask for your blessing on the U.S. A. In the name of Jesus we as these things, - Amen 

Don’t forget to attend church! Because of the pandemic we are not able to meet in The Church in the Valley building. The building is not our church, however. The true church is the wonderful fellowship we have with our Lord and our Christian brothers and sisters. We can worship together on Facebook or on the Church in the Valley website, churchinthevalley.info. Don’t forget to pray for our church and our pastors. GOD IS FAITHFUL.

Bulletin for 6/28/2020

Welcome to Father’s House! Blessings abound within these walls! We have come expecting the presence of the Holy Spirit to fill our church and our hearts. We are so glad you came to be a part of this service. God bless you.

Dear Church Family,
You have watched me grow from a little baby, to a middle schooler with unstable emotions, to a young woman of faith. You’ve helped me grow into the person I am today, You never gave up on me and I thank you for that. I can always call this church home and you guys a family no matter how far I wonder. Thank you CIV—E Ellie Fisher

Kelci & Braeden would like to thank Church in the Valley for remembering their graduation. Kelci & Braeden are the grandchildren of George and Linda Armstead.

Today - Ronnie Lewis
Monday - Elna Lawrence
Tuesday - Rosanne Reese
Wednesday -Izzy Runion
Thursday – Shane Gue, John DeJarnette
Friday - Adalynn Pierson, Becky Rowsey

Anniversary: Monday - Joceland & Jeremy Barker

Congratulations to Connor Scott “Crash” Chapman. He will be attending West Point Military Academy this fall.

Hey CIV! It is time to reach out. Pastor Troy has provided an opportunity to be a blessing. Please reach out to someone today. Because of the virus, some of our members are quarantined in their home and may feel isolated. Please reach out and let them know that you love them, and they are missed.

Bulletin for 6/21/2020

CIV loves Fathers and we welcome all Fathers with open arms! We are so glad you came. We thank God for you and for those who have been a father figure to others. God bless you.

It’s time for some TLC. Tender loving calls that is. Pastor Troy and Clarence are asking us to reach out to members of our congregation. Since many of our members do no feel comfortable attending church because of COVID-19, let’s reach out to them. Let them know they are loved and missed. They are asking us to contact at least four people. Let us spread the love around. You can be a blessing by being His Hands, His Feet, and His Voice. Please contact someone today. If you need an address or phone number, please call the church office.

Today - Eva Fisher
Monday - Melinda Stratton, Tim Cornel
Friday-Jesse Kave

Anniversary:
Friday - Sabrina & Jeff Moore

Eva Fisher is celebrating her 96th birthday in rehab. A card or note would surely brighten her day. Eva Fisher, % Genesis, 300 Seville Rd., Hurricane, WV 25526. 

Family isn’t always blood. It is the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.

Bulletin for 6/14/2020

It is a joy and a privilege to welcome you back to church this wonderful Lord’s day. God is good and He a faithful loving heavenly father. It is such a blessing to know that he loves and cares for us.  
He takes away fear and uncertainty. We need only to trust Him.

The week of June 14 (June 14–20, 2020) is designated as "National Flag Week."The president will issue a proclamation "urging the people to observe the day as the anniversary of the adoption on June 14, 1777, by the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States of America." How grateful we are for a country where we have the freedom to worship our God and King. God Bless You and God bless our country and our flag and all that it stands for.  

It is time for some TLC. Tender loving calls that is. Pastor Troy and Clarence are asking us to reach out to members of our congregation. Since many of our members do no feel comfortable attending church because of COVID-19, let’s reach out to them. Let them know they are loved and missed. They are asking us to contact at least four people. Let’s spread the love around. You can be a blessing by being His Hands, His Feet, and His Voice. Please contact someone today. If you need an address or phone number, please call the church office.  

Birthdays:
Today-Michael Wills, Janet Wallace
Anniversary:
Tuesday-Melinda & John Stratton

We will be recognizing our fathers next Sunday. If you would like your father included on the insert in the bulletin, please fill out the form in the bulletin and place it in the collection tray or you may leave it on the careline.

Bulletin for 6/07/2020

GOD IS FAITHFUL
Welcome back home. It Is a joy and a privilege to welcome you to our services this morning. Your presence is a joy and a blessing. It is our prayer that the Holy Spirit will speak to you as we praise Him. God bless you.

Birthdays
Monday-Joe Meadows 
Saturday-Tom Johnson
Anniversary: Wendy & Mark Chapman

Congratulations to our grads! May God guide and direct you.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end that I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you, and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. —Jeremiah 29:11

Church in the Valley Graduate 2020
Ellie Grace Fisher
Cabell Midland High School
Daughter of Jeremy & Christanna Donahue Holbrook

Graduates from our extended family-
CELIA FLOYD-Granddaughter of Judy Floyd
Shorter University in Rome, GA.
Kelcie Armstead-Granddaughter of Linda and George Armstead from middle school.
Braeden Armstead-Grandson of Linda & George Armstead from elementary school.


Bulletin for 5/31/2020 

TIME TO CELEBRATE! WELCOME BACK HOME! It’s been way too long. It is with grateful thankful hearts that we are allowed to once again come together as a church family under one roof. Your sweet face has been missed. We are all family here. Together again.

GOD IS FAITHFUL

Please be in prayer for our country and our church during these uncertain times. Pray for those who have contracted the virus and pray God will place a hedge around us . We can take comfort knowing God is in control. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the church office at 304-743-4500. We love you. Take care of yourself.

You may not realize it, but it’s only in the dark places that the seeds of greatness in you—dreams, goals, talents, potential—will come to life. These times of darkness are where you learn to trust God and persevere, and where you gain blessings you cannot gain in the light.

Prayer Requests: Loretta Moore, Eva Fisher, Nell Major and all those listed on the prayer sheet.

Ladies! This Sunday Anne Graham Lotz is sponsoring “A Call to Prayer for Women”. The event is scheduled to take place today. Look for more info on the internet.

Tithes and offerings may be mailed to Church in the Valley, P. O. Box 115, Milton, WV 25541.

Bulletin for 4/12/2020

The 7 Sayings of Jesus on the Cross

“Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing” --Luke 23:34

“Today you will be with Me in paradise”
Luke 23:43

“Woman, here is your Son” John 19:26

“My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”
Mark 15:34

“I thirst.” John 19:28

“It is finished.” John 19:30

“Father, into your hands I commend My spirit”
Luke 23:46


And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not, ye: for I Know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.
Just because we cannot be in church this Easter, it is no reason not to celebrate Jesus’ victory over death and the grave. We refuse not to celebrate. Listen at 11:00 on Sunday on the website at churchinthevalley.info. It’s going to be a special service. We will be taking communion as part of the service. If you would like a communion kit please call the church office, or if you have a cracker and juice or even water in your kitchen feel free to use them. It is a wonderful way to come together and remember the price that was paid. Remember we love you. If you need anything, please let us know.

What a wonderful Savior He is! Be comforted to know that “the LORD will fight for you, you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14 ) that He will give “strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak”( Isaiah 40:29, that He will strengthen you and help you” (Isiah 41:10, for He is “the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, “Do not fear; I will help you (Isaiah 41:13.

Remaining April Birthdays:
Troy Aaron Nicely- April 13
Nelle Major- April 17
Kyra Johnson and Callie Morrison, April 18
Hannah Edgar and Sabrina Moore April 27.

Let’s plan a celebration! Wear your Easter clothes if you like and plan to come on the first Sunday back at the church. We will have great food and even better services, and it will a joy to see everyone’s smiling faces. It will be so exciting to come to church. It’s will be a time of great joy. Rob, Steve, Fred and all the other helpers always prepare a wonderful meal. We will be filled spiritually and physically. Watch for the date!

Let us not doubt that with a rich hand He will give His grace to those who love Him. He loves us and HE lives. Please know that we love you and we are praying for you. Please pray for our church family.


Bulletin for 3/15/2020

Due to the coronavirus, church services for the next two weeks -both Sunday & Wednesday -have been cancelled. The safety of our congregation was the determining factor in this unprecedented decision. Please be in prayer for our country and our church during these uncertain times. Pray for those who have contracted the virus and that God will place a hedge us. We can take comfort knowing God is in control. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the church office at 304-743-4500. We love you. Take care of yourself.  

Birthdays:
Monday - Anne Johnson
Tuesday - Reese Dunlap
Friday- - Kristi Dunlap

 The ladies that go to Paramount Senior Living are in need of some prizes for Bingo. Items needed are shampoo, boxes of tissues, men’s and women’s body wash, toothbrushes, body lotion, solid or spray room deodorizer, and clean stuffed animals. (Please bring full size containers of these not the travel size.) Monetary donations are also accepted. Also refreshments are needed. If you can provide refreshments one month, please see Marla to schedule when you can bring them. Suggestions are cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cake, or donuts. Nothing with nuts. Plan for about 24.

You may not realize it, but it’s only in the dark places that the seeds of greatness in you—dreams, goals, talents, potential - will come to life. These times of darkness are where you learn to trust God and persevere, and where you gain blessings you cannot gain in the light.  

Tithes and offerings may be mailed to Church in the Valley, P. O. Box 115, Milton, WV 25541.


Bulletin for 3/08/2020

Tuesday - Drema Varney, Terry Floyd
Thursday - Liam Nash
Friday - Zoey Cobb
Saturday - Theresa Cornell

Lenten service will be held at the Milton Baptist Church on Tuesday, March 10th at 12:00. Everyone is welcome. Luncheon will be served, and a service follows.

The ladies that go to Paramount Senior Living are in need of some prizes for Bingo. Items needed are shampoo, boxes of tissues, men’s and women’s body wash, toothbrushes, body lotion, solid or spray room deodorizer, and clean stuffed animals. (Please bring full size containers of these not the travel size. Monetary donations are also accepted. Also refreshments are needed. If you can provide refreshments one month, please see Marla to schedule when you can bring them. Suggestions are cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cake, or donuts. Nothing with nuts. Plan for about 24.

A St. Patrick’s Day luncheon will be held next Sunday, March 15th in the Friendship Hall immediately after the morning worship service. It is a potluck luncheon and everyone is asked to attend and bring a favorite dish or dishes with the St. Patrick’s theme in mind. If you have questions, please see Marla Racer.

Natalie is changing her name! Natalie Chapman is marrying Brandon McClung on May 23rd. A bridal shower will be held on April 25th at 11:00 in the Friendship Hall. Please mark your calendar. They are registered at Target.

Bulletin for 3/01/2020

Birthdays:
Monday - Gabe Willis
Thursday - Natalie Chapman
Friday - Adam Willis
Saturday - Wendy Chapman

Momentum is in the house! And in more ways than one! Please join us as we read and meditate on scriptures from the booklet, Momentum. Sermons will be preached from the content and you are urged to discuss the Momentum devotions with others. Hey Everyone! Let’s gain momentum. Ask someone today if they have momentum. See an usher if you have not received your copy. Today’s theme is Sober Self-Assessment.

Lenten service will be held at the Milton United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March 3rd at 12:00. Everyone is welcome. Luncheon will be served, and a service follows.

The ladies that go to Paramount Senior Living are in need of some prizes for Bingo. Items needed are shampoo, boxes of tissues, men’s and women’s body wash, toothbrushes, body lotion, solid or spray room deodorizer, and clean stuffed animals. (Please bring full size containers of these not the travel size. Monetary donations are also accepted. Also, refreshments are needed. If you can provide refreshments one month, please see Marla to schedule when you can bring them. Suggestions are cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cake, or donuts. Nothing with nuts. Plan for about 24.

Today is Pocket Change Sunday. All loose change placed in the collection tray will benefit the Deacon’s Benevolence Fund.


Bulletin for 2/16/2020
Birthdays:
Wednesday - Christanna Donahue, Eric Morrison
Thursday - George Armstead

Momentum is in the house! And in more ways than one! Please join us as we read and meditate on scriptures from the booklet, Momentum. Sermons will be preached from the content and you are urged to discuss the Momentum devotions with others. Hey Everyone! Let’s gain momentum. Ask someone today if they have momentum? See an usher if you have not received your copy. Today’s theme is Sober Self-Assessment.

What daily devotions mean to me:
I’m not sure how specific you wanted this but, it gives me comfort and assurance knowing that anything I go through is nothing new to my God. There has not been a trial that I have encountered yet in my life that I couldn’t go to the word of god for guidance. I have literally googled bible verses for certain problems I’ve faced. There will be nothing I go through in my life that God hadn’t foreseen thousands of years ago, so I know that I can always turn to the word of God for guidance, regardless of the situation. - Issac Pierson

Bulletin for 2/09/2020

A business meeting is scheduled for this evening at 6:00 PM. Please plan to come as we discuss the business of the church.

The Church Council is scheduled to meet this evening at 5:30 PM.

The 2019 records are now available in the foyer. If you need assistance, please see an usher. 
If you have questions about your record of giving, please contact the church office.

Momentum is in the house! And in more ways that one! Please join us as we read and meditate on scriptures from the booklet, Momentum. Sermons will be preached from the content and you are urged to discuss the Momentum devotions with others. Hey Everyone! Let’s gain momentum. Ask someone today if they have momentum? See an usher if you have not received your copy. Today’s theme is Separate from the World

The Anchor Holds group will be having their Valentine’s luncheon on Thursday, February 13th at Fat Patty’s near by the mall at 11:30 am. If you have any questions, please call Susie at 304-633-7186.

Bulletin for 2/02/2020

Welcome to worship on this “Souper” Bowl Sunday. This day is designated yearly to be a time of giving to ECCHO, our local food pantry. The need for food is greater during the winter. If you brought hearty soups, place them in the Friendship Hall, and they will be delivered to ECCHO. Forgot your soup? Monetary donations are also welcomed. 

Today is Pocket Change Sunday. All loose change placed in the collection tray will benefit the Deacon’s Benevolence Fund.

Birthday: Wednesday- Renee Neal

A Business Meeting is scheduled for next Sunday, Feb. 9th at 6:00 pm. Plan to attend as we discuss the business of the Church. Church Council is scheduled to meet at 5:30 pm.

Records of Giving are now available at the user’s desk and online. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

Let’s read together! This is our opportunity to participate in daily devotionals from Momentum. This week’s theme is Surrender. The Sunday Sermons will highlight the theme. Please discuss what you have read with others. Let’s grow together.

What devotions mean to me.  
I’m thinking.......right now I especially value how scripture reveals to me (and everyone) what is true about God and his creation. In a culture that tells us that “truth” is something different for each person and that “truth” can change, I’m thankful for the absolutes in God’s word. That is what I can build my view of the world on. And how I can instruct my children. This gives me confidence. - Kathryn


Bulletin for 1/19/2020

Birthdays:
Saturday - Wendy Justice

2020 Offering Envelopes are now available. For assistance, please see an usher.

Please come join us in the Friendship Hall on Saturday, January 25th at 10:00 as we make Blankets for Branches. Branches is a domestic violence shelter which provides help for people dealing with domestic abuse. No sewing skills are needed and all you need do is tie knots. EVERYONE is asked to help with this worthwhile project. Luncheon will be provided.

Church Staff is scheduled to meet this evening at 5:30.


Bulletin for 1/12/2020

The Hostess, Mission, Christian Education, Finance Committee, Long Range Planning, and Safety Committees are scheduled to meet this evening at 5:30.

Birthdays:
Today - Fred Bias
Monday - Jo Fulks, Susan Runion
Tuesday - Virgie Ollie, Tonya Ray, Kathryn Nicely
Thursday - Barbara Maynard
Saturday - Clyde DeVore, Alaina Harvey Pierson  

2020 Offering Envelopes are now available. For assistance, please see an usher.

Bulletin for 1/05/2020

Today is Pocket Change Sunday. All loose change placed in the collection tray will benefit the Deacon’s Benevolence Fund.

Monday - Marilyn Morrison, Erica Stratton
Wednesday - Seth Edgar, Richard Chambers

2020 Offering Envelopes have not arrived. You may place your offering in an envelope found the back of the pews, please include your name and envelope number if known.  

The Deacons, Deaconesses, Trustees, and the Music Committee are scheduled to meet this evening at 5:30. All members are requested to attend. NO SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT CIV THIS EVENING. Next Sunday, January 12th, the Hostess, Mission, Christian Education, Finance Committee, and Long Range Planning Committees are scheduled to meet at 5:30.

This year believe God is declaring over your life: “Behold, stand in awe and be amazed. God is going to give you a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Can you see something new and miraculous in your life? Do you believe it? Do you expect it? Can you lay hold of it? Shall you not know it?

The question is: What is in you? What is in you right now? It’s invisible and it’s unexplainable but it is born of God, and the day is coming when it will spring up because God knows about it and declares it before it springs up.

Don’t underestimate the amazing things God has placed in you and what they can become when they spring forth. What are you beholding? The truth is we become what we behold. Are you beholding His face?


Bulletin for 12/29/2019

Welcome to Church in the Valley on this last Sunday in December. It is a great opportunity to thank the Lord for all the blessings of this year and to reflect on the some of the amazing times we have had at CIV. The year brought many Church wide breakfasts the first part of the year as we prepared for Easter. Easter services were amazing.VBS was a huge success as was homecoming and the holiday services just to name a few. A picnic shelter was built which is sure to be a blessing. We hope you have been blessed and grown in His love during this past year. It is with great anticipation that we look to 2020 as we experience God’s faithfulness.

Keeping in mind the family activities during the holidays, changes have been made to our church service schedule. Services will not be held this evening at CIV nor on Wednesday evening.

Friday-Carol Hoover

Pray with me: 304-654-5054 Rosanne Reese

The Deacons, Deaconesses, Trustees, and the Trustees are scheduled to meet next Sunday, January 5th at 5:30. All members of the committees are requested to attend.

Bulletin for 12/20/2019

Welcome to Church in the Valley on this Sunday before Christmas. We hope you feel blessed by the fellowship you receive and that you experience the love of God’s amazing presence. He is a Savior who came to earth to save us all. May you feel the peace and love that only He can bring.

If you missed the Christmas Cantata you missed a blessing. Thank you to Joe Meadows for his amazing direction and to Robert Jackson, Jack Runion, and Becky Rowsey for their unforgettable rendition of “What Did You Say Was the Baby’s Name? arranged by Joe Meadows, and to the members of the Church in the Valley and Milton United Methodist Choirs. It was the best Cantata ever!

Keeping in mind the family activities during the holidays, changes have been made to our church service schedule. Services will not be held this evening at CIV nor on Wednesday evening. What a perfect time to share with family and friends the birth of Jesus. Jesus came to forgive our past, give us a purpose for living, and give us a home in heaven. Halleluiah what a Savior!

Did you see the birthday party going on in the Friendship Hall? We certainly have reason to celebrate. We are investigating the true identity of the Grinch and how he stole Christmas.  

Birthdays:  
Tuesday - Troy Nicely, Angel Willis

Anniversary:
Friday - Julie & Brad Armstead

Bulletin for 12/15/2019

Whether you are a member or a visitor, welcome to Church in the Valley on this special day as we once again tell the Christmas Story in drama and in song. 

HOW SWEET IT IS! This is chocolate covered cherry Sunday and everyone in attendance will receive a box of chocolate covered cherries. Thank you to the sweet couple who annually supply this treat.

If you attend Church in the Valley regularly, please make sure you check the back row for Christmas Cards addressed to you or a family member.

Join us this evening as the Milton United Methodist Choir and The Church in the Valley Combined Choirs present “HIS NAME IS JESUS” under the direction of Joe Meadows. Please plan to attend and invite a friend.

Thank you so much for the food basket. We really appreciated it. Thank you for thinking about us. God bless! Love and prayers. -Tonya & Ann Ray

Dear Church members, I want to thank you. I had another wonderful dinner and had leftovers for a few days. Thanks for thinking of me. I always enjoy my dinner. Thanks so much. - Hope Russell

Anniversary:
 Today - Kathryn & Clarence Nicely

Pray with me: 304-654-5055 Rosanne Reese

Address of Interest
Danny Graham – 105 Buckhorn Circle, Eatonton, Georgia 31024
Jim Franklin-P. O. Box 380355, Murdock Florida 33938

Bulletin for 12/08/2019

It’s time for our annual RADA fund-raiser. The sale ends Dec. 15.

The CIV Christmas Mailbox will once again be in operation. If you would like to send Christmas Cards to members of the congregation (those who are able to attend on a regular basis), please place your cards on the back pew in alphabetical order and secured with a rubber band. Christmas cards are due on Wednesday, December 11th.

Birthdays:
Monday - Teresa Bills, Lisa Chambers
Thursday - Charlee Runion
Saturday-Ellie Fisher

Anniversary- Thursday-Tina & Rob Edgar

Church in the Valley and Milton Methodist Combined choirs under the direction of Joe Meadows will present “His Name Is Jesus” on next Sunday December 15th at 6:00. Please plan to attend. Blessings await. Church in the Valley’s Children Department will present their Christmas play during the morning worship service. You won’t want to miss these performances.

The Senior Saints will be hosting a Christmas Party at the home of Kristi, Tim, & Reese Dunlap on Friday, December 13th at 6:00 PM. Bring your favorite appetizer or dessert. RSVP to Kristi at 304.412.1110

Renatha Woodard and her family would like to thank this church family for the Thanksgiving food basket. It was appreciated very much.

Thank you to all. Dear Church members, I want to thank you for another wonderful dinner. I hope everyone has a wonderful
Holiday. - Hope Russell

Bulletin for 12/01/2019

It’s time for our annual RADA fund-raiser. It will start Nov. 17 and end Dec. 15.

Attention Anchor Holds Group: Susie is having your annual Christmas party on Wednesday, December 4th at 12:00 noon at Church in the Valley. Please bring a wrapped $10.00 gift for our favorite game. If you have questions, contact Susie at 633-7186. Please feel free to bring a friend.

Today is Pocket Change Sunday. All loose change placed in the collection tray will benefit the Deacon’s Benevolence Fund.

The CIV Christmas Mailbox will once again be in operation. If you would like to send Christmas Cards to members of the congregation (those who are able to attend on a regular basis), please place your cards on the back pew in alphabetical order and secured with a rubber band. Christmas cards are due on Wednesday, December 11th.

Birthdays:
Today - Graham Nash
Saturday - Anna Clagg

Anniversary:
Today - Judy & Jim Hinchman

Church in the Valley and Milton Methodist Combined choirs under the direction of Joe Meadows will present “His Name Is Jesus” on Sunday December 15th at 6:00. Please plan to attend. Blessings await.

Church in the Valley’s Children Department will present their Christmas Play on Sunday, December 15th during the morning worship service. Mark your calendar.

Bulletin for 11/24/2019

Thanksgiving Services: Tonight at 6:00 pm at Milton Baptist. You are urged to bring a dessert to share. NO SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT CIV THIS EVENING.

Church @ 6:00 PM---Wednesday, Nov. 27th at CIV

It’s time for our annual RADA fund-raiser. It will start Nov. 17 and end Dec. 15.

Attention Anchor Holds Group: Susie is having your annual Christmas party on Wednesday, December 4th at 12:00 noon at Church in the Valley. Please bring a wrapped $10.00 gift for our favorite game. If you have questions, contact Susie at 633-7186. Please feel free to bring a friend.

Next Sunday, December 1st is Pocket Change Sunday. All loose change placed in the collection tray will benefit the Deacon’s Benevolence Fund.

Betty Hinkle would like to thank those responsible for asking her to speak about her Pastor and his wife on Sunday, October 27th. It was such a blessing to be share how good he and Susie have been to me. It was a great blessing and a joy. Love and prayers.

The CIV Christmas Mailbox will once again be in operation. If you would like to send Christmas Cards to members of the congregation (those who are able to attend on a regular basis), please place your cards on the back pew in alphabetical order and secured with a rubber band. Christmas cards are due on Wednesday, December 11th.

Bulletin for 11/17/2019

A potluck luncheon is being held in the Friendship Hall immediately after worship service this morning. The luncheon is in honor of our Veterans and to celebrate Thanksgiving. 

Birthday:
Today - Gary Bills
Anniversary:
Today - Lisa & Richard Chambers

Thanksgiving Services: Sunday, November 24th at 6:00 pm at Milton Baptist. You are urged to bring a dessert to share.  

Church @ 6:00 PM - Wednesday, Nov. 27th at CIV 

Operation Christmas Child boxes are now available. Deadline for the boxes is November 24th.

Church in the Valley you are always so generous! The Deacons and Deaconesses are preparing Thanksgiving Baskets for those in need. These items are needed for the baskets: Canned vegetables & fruit, mixes (cake, icing, jello, pudding, etc. Stuffing gravy, chicken broth, instant potatoes, mac & cheese, vegetable oil, 5# potatoes, margarine, butter, rolls, candy. No time for shopping? Monetary donations are welcome. We will do the shopping for you. 

It’s time for our annual RADA fund-raiser. It will start Nov. 17 and end Dec. 15.

Attention Anchor Holds Group: Susie is having your annual Christmas party on Wednesday, December 4th at 12:00 noon at Church in the Valley. Please bring a wrapped $10.00 gift for our favorite game. If you have questions, contact Susie at
633-7186. Please feel free to bring a friend.

Bulletin for 11/10/2019

Church in the Valley honors our veterans. Thank you, veterans for your service to our nation and to
Our God. God bless you. Congregation, make sure you tell a veteran how much you appreciate their
willingness to serve. Hug a vet today.

Next Sunday, November 17th, a pot luck luncheon Is scheduled in celebration our Veterans &
Thanksgiving. Ladies, Please Bring a favorite dish to share.

Birthdays:
Tuesday - Savannah DeJarnett
Thursday - Dennis Ray

Thanksgiving Services:
Sunday, November 24th at Milton Baptist Church @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday Nov. 27th at CIV @ 6:00 PM

Operation Christmas Child boxes are now available. Deadline for the boxes is November 17th.

Church in the Valley you are always so generous! The Deacons and Deaconesses are preparing Thanksgiving Baskets for those in
need. These items are needed for the baskets: Canned vegetables & fruit, mixes (cake, icing, jello, pudding, etc. Stuffing gravy, chicken broth, instant potatoes, mac & cheese, vegetable oil, 5#
potatoes, margarine, butter, rolls, candy. No time for shopping? Monetary donations are
welcome. We will do the shopping for you.

It’s time for our annual RADA fund-raiser. It will start Nov. 17
and end Dec. 15.

Bulletin for 11/03/2019

Today is Pocket Change Sunday. All loose change placed in the Collection tray will benefit the Deacon’s Benevolence Fund.

Ladies of the church will be ministering to residents of the Paramount Senior Living quarters tomorrow, November 4th Please be in prayer for this wonderful ministry.

Mark your calendar! November 17th a pot luck luncheon is scheduled to be held in celebration our Veterans & Thanksgiving. Please plan to attend and bring a favorite dish to share.

A regularly scheduled business meeting will be held this Wednesday, November 6th at the beginning of our Wednesday night service at 6:00 PM. Please plan to attend as we attend to the business of the church.

Thank you so much for your tremendous love and encouragement for our families. It is a blessing to worship with each of you. It is our prayer that the presence of God, the peace of God, and the power of God, be so real in your family. We love you Troy - Susie and Clarence – Kathyrn

Birthdays:
Wednesday - Clarence Nicely
Thursday - Shirley Taylor
Anniversary;
Today - Becky & Greg Rowsey

When you think you can’t, think of a past victory that God has allowed you to receive. In what ways have you shown your thankfulness for this victory? -David Willis

Thanksgiving Services:  
Sunday, November 24th at Milton Baptist Church @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday, November 27th at CIV @ 6:00 PM