Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene

110 Hillcrest Way, (in Judah) Bedford, Indiana  47421


Welcome to Valley Mission Church
…a place where you can Be More, Do More, Love More

Valley Mission’s Worship Service is available on the church website,

Facebook page or DVD. Please contact one of the pastors for information.

LOAN BALANCE AS OF 11/20/23:  $108,637.48

Week of 12/03/2023 to 12/09/2023

~Sunday Morning~

Pastor John Paulus - "THE ADVENTUS: Longing For Him!"

   Ezekiel 36:24

10:00 AM – Family Worship & Communion (in-person and FB Live)

Children will remain in the Sanctuary today

Special Music – Bev Hill

~Sunday School~

(Immediately following Service)

  • Teens – Kip Shipley in “The Basement”
  • Children – Various Classrooms – South Wing
  • Adult- See Below

*   Faith Connections - Bob Stultz-Room 104/106
*   Justin Hawkins-Rm 110
*   Faith Connections - Gary Ritter-Rm 100

*   Crazy Love - Pastor Melony - Prayer Room 102

~Sunday Evening~

​​*Gary Ritter’s Life Group: will meet tonight at 5:30 PM in room 110


 ~This Week~
Wednesday – December 6 – 6:00 PM WIGGLY WEDNESDAY and TEENS

*ADULT CLASSES in room 106 at 6:30 PM

Friday – December 8 – 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM Parents Night Out!/Puppet Show


Sunday – December 10 AM Service – Baptism Service & Children’s Christmas


~Upcoming Events ~

December 10 - Children's Christmas Program AM Service

December 16 - Christmas Cookie Decorating 10:00 AM

December 17 - Carols by Candlelight at 6:30 PM

December 19 - Third Tuesday Lunch 1:30 PM at Golden Corral

December 24 - Christmas Eve Service & Communion 6:00 PM

December 31 - Family Fun New Years Eve at 5:30 PM

January 20 - Ministry Safe Training class


If you would like to contribute to Wiggly Wednesday, please see Heather Ritter.

We are growing and these kiddos eat A LOT!! 😊



Are YOU ready to step up???  We are in need of:

*landscaping help for the typical growing season-see Brian Chambers

or 812-825-5190 or email 
*Greeter coordinator to coordinator greeters-see Marla Gray 812-824-0595

or email
*Mission Sunday in Children’s Church monthly missionary lesson-see

Heather Ritter 812-583-1710 or email

or Gay Stultz

Parents Night OUT!/Puppet Show practice - Friday December 8 from

5:30 to 8:30 PM Drop the kiddos off between 5:30 and 6:00 PM and pick

them back up at 8:30 PM.  Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM.  The kids will

be practicing for the puppet show and some fun activities are planned for

the evening.  See or text Marla Gray to sign up – 812-824-0595.

Decorating Christmas Cookies for Carols By Candlelight December 16 at

10:00 AM.  We are not looking for “Quality”…each cookie will be beautiful

in its own way, so you don’t have to be a professional. It’s a time to gather

young and old alike, make memories, and share the love of Jesus. 

We’re hoping moms (and dads) will bring their little ones to help.  If you

plan on coming or have questions, please call or text Renee at 812-327-6017

by December 11 (or I will have a lot of decorating to do by myself!!).
Carols By Candlelight will be on December 17 at 6:30 PM.  Come join us for

an hour of Christmas Spirit and our annual circle of light candle lighting

ceremony.  Be inviting family, friends and neighbors!

December’s Third Tuesday Lunch will be December 19 at 1:30 PM at Golden

Corral.  Everyone is welcome to join in a great time of fellowship.  The cost

is $9.49/each and includes your drink.

Family FUN New Years Eve!  Join your church family for a fun evening of

finger foods and games on Sunday, December 31, New Years Eve, starting

at 5:30 PM.  Bring a 2-liter, your favorite snack and board game!  Invite

someone to join us!


​There will be a district wide Ministry Safe class here at VM January 20th for

those working with children (more details to come in December).  Please see

Debby Baker or Heather Ritter if you are interested in (or need to) attending. 

(All working with children should be trained and certified.)

Teens will meet at 6:00 PM Wednesdays.

NMI December Emphasis:  Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

(NCM) One way NCM is emphasized at Valley Mission is through

The Child Sponsorship Program.  This program provides nutritious

meals, training and/or education in World Mission areas.  Two of our

adult Sunday School Classes participate in this program.  Additional

information at:

Another way is through the collection of items for Crisis Care Kits. 

These kits contain essential person hygiene items that are distributed

in disaster areas.  Both of these ways demonstrate loving acts of

compassion through meeting the needs of others.

Care & Connect Missionaries: Rusty & Diane Robbins are the Care &

Connect Missionaries (formerly LINKS) through December 2023. 

They serve the Eurasia Region as Regional Coordinators.  Their prayer

requests include: *For the Holy Spirit to go before them preparing

hearts to receive Salvation *Perseverance in Persecution for new

believers * Their physical health that they might serve well.



If you have not yet been appointed a child, see Heather Ritter



​​**Deadline for bulletin announcements is Tuesdays at 10:00 AM.  All announcements for the bulletin should be sent to Renee Chambers at   or, text 812-327-6017.  Thank you!

~ Online Giving is available at ~

Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene

110 Hillcrest Way, Bedford, Indiana 47421

Phone:  812.275.7170

Facebook:  search Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene

John Paulus, Pastor   812-797-9819

Melony Paulus, Pastor   812-797-9816

Heather Ritter, Director of Family Life    812-583-1710