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