Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene

Bedford, Indiana  47421

​​​Welcome to Valley Mission Church!

​Sunday, July 22, 2018

SERMON: "We Need Some Crazy Christians!"

TEXT: Mark 3:20-34

​​NEW - Online Giving is now available and located on our HOME PAGE.  


Ø Worship 10:00 AM.
Ø No
Children’s Church today. Children should remain with their family.
Sunday School (age appropriate Bible Study for children, youth and adults) at 11:15 AM.  Everyone will be dismissed to their Sunday School Class!

Ø GET INVOLVED at 6:00 PM Sundays Choir practice (choir loft), Youth Night (“The Basement”), Children’s Ministry (in room 110), Adult Ministries and outreach opportunities (room 106).  This is a great way to get more involved at Valley Mission.  Join the choir, bring your kids, participate in adult ministries and community outreach.
Ø Discovering Your Strengths class, for those who are enrolled, at 6:00 PM in the Conference Room.
Ø Teens join Kip in the “Basement” at 6:00 PM.
Ø Kids age 4 through Grade 6 join us at 6:00 PM in room 110 for a lesson and snack and be prepared to get wet on the "WATER" obstacle course! (Weather permitting) 
Ø If you would be interested in leading a Bible Study or hosting a Small Group on Sunday nights, please let Pastor Paul know. 
ØSunday School Teacher Openings!!!  We need a Kindergarten class assistant, Grade 5 & 6 teacher and assistant and Grade 7 & 8 assistant starting August 26.  People, our children still need 4 adults to share Christ’s Love and the Word of God with them.  If you have a passion for the Lord and our children, and you would be willing to commit to teaching or assisting with a class, please see Renee Chambers or call 812-327-6017 as soon as possible. Thank you Pam Helgesen for taking on the new Kindergarten Sunday School class and Gary and Jennifer Flynn for taking the 1st & 2nd G Grade Sunday School Class.  
ØSunday School Teachers please make a list of children who will be moving up to the next class and get it in to Renee TODAY!.  TY 😊
Ø Nursery Volunteers needed!!! See Jen Flynn if you would be willing to be a part of the rotating schedule during church and Sunday School. Depending on the number that volunteer to help, you would only be on the schedule once every 4-6 weeks.
Ø Help us find addresses!!! Check out the names on the list at the Welcome Center that we have no addresses for.  See if you can help us locate people TODAY 😊 


Ø Blessings In A Backpack...We will be collecting items (drop them off in the tote in the Conference Room) thru August 5 to fill backpacks to support Needmore Elementary to use in their classrooms.  Items needed: boxes of Kleenex, Clorox Wipes, hand sanitizer, pencils, Post-It-Notes, glue sticks.  Cash donations can be given to Sonny Cobb to purchase the backpacks and additional items needed.  

Ø GET INSPIRED! Wednesday at 7:00 PM.  Our mid-week service is a time for all of us to join in a time of encouragement, prayer and worship.  It's a long time between Sundays and by the middle of the week you need a boost!  Your kids need to hear how God is working in the lives of people in our church.  We all need to know how to better pray for each other and we learn that by sharing what goes on in this special prayer meeting! It's not just on more think to do, it is an hour reprieve from the demands of life, a refueling for the remainder of the week and a time of blessing one another by entering into life together.  WE NEED THIS!  OUR CHILDREN NEED TO EXPERIENCE THIS PART OF DISCIPLESHIP TOO!  Give them the opportunity to experience the full life of the Body of Christ while they are young and impressionable!  This is a huge benefit in bonding them to church and the Lord for the rest of their lives.  Valley Mission will become stronger and more effective when we invest time in prayer and connecting with one another beyond Sundays.  Join us!

Ø Teens meet with Kip in the Basement Wednesdays at 7:00 PM and Sundays at 6:00 PM

Ø Bertha’s Mission-Valley Mission Church collects food items to support Bertha’s Mission.  Drop your items off at the table in the Foyer.

Ø There is a "HELP BOX" at the Judah Shelter House for people in need. Feel free to help stock this box with non-perishable food items and especially personal hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, diapers, toilet paper, Tampax, etc. (items not available with food stamps).  

and check with the office if you would like to volunteer to help with any event.

Ø You Are Invited!  The ladies of the church will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE BABY SHOWER for Angela Thomas Deckard (daughter of Ron & Diana Thomas) Saturday, August 4, between 11 AM and 1 PM in room 110.  Come share the JOY!  Angela is registered at Target and Wal-Mart.

Ø Starting August 5 at 6:00 PM John & Bev Hill will be starting a Prayer Group/study entitled "RESTORE THE JOY".  The focus is to come together and pray for our would, community, church, unsaved friends and family.  Psalms 51:10-12 reads "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  Restore unto me the JOY of your salvation."  Sign up at the Welcome Center.  All are welcome.

Ø Next Church Board Meeting, August 13 at 6:00 PM in the Conference Room.

Ø Sunday School Promotion Sunday, August 26.

Ø Be Watching for VOLUNTEER SUNDAY!  Please be praying for ways you can volunteer in these areas of our church:  Cares Ministries: Team Leader & Team Members (flowers, deaths, funeral dinners, dinners and fellowship, baby showers, ministering to our shut-ins, providing meals to the sick or people in need, etc.  Greeters: Welcome Center L& Coffee Bar Hosts, Connection with Newcomers and follow-up, Visitation Leader.  Sunday School Ministries: Caravan Coordinator, Caravan Leaders, Snack Coordinator, Sunday School Teachers & Assistants, Women's Ministries Coordinator, Men's Ministries Coordinator, Trunk or Treat, Easter Egg Hunt, VBS & Special Events Coordinator(s).  Building and Grounds Maintenance helpers.  Audio/visual helpers & Website Master.  

Ø 100th Anniversary Celebration  SAVE THE DATES and BE INVITING - October 14 10:00 AM Wild Horse Ministries followed by a BBQ; October 20 6:00 PM & October 21 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM Centennial Holiness Meetings with Dr. Nelson Perdue and Dr. Paul Whiteford; October 28 10:00 AM HOMECOMING with General Superintendent, Dr. Eugenio R. Duarte and the Jewett's.  Combined service followed by a Pitch-In-Dinner and Music.  

​100th Anniversary Celebration!
Ø We are looking for pictures and stories to include in the activities we are planning for our anniversary.  We will return any pictures you submit, but you must make sure you have your name on them.  We would also like details of the pictures you submit; include who is in the picture, when it was taken, what was the occasion, etc.  Submit everything as soon as possible.  You can place it in the tray at the Welcome Center, or email it in to  

Ø We also need names, addresses, email addresses of anyone you know of that attended Valley Mission in the past or would be interested in knowing about our festivities.  You can submit this info to Renee in the office, or email it to
Ø 100th Anniversary Celebration  SAVE THE DATES and BE INVITING - October 14, 10:00 AM Wild Horse Ministries followed by a BBQ; October 20, 6:00 PM & October 21, 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM Centennial Holiness Meetings  with Dr. Nelson Perdue and Dr. Paul Whiteford; October 28, 10:00 AM HOMECOMING with General Superintendent, Dr. Eugenio R. Duarte and the Jewett's.  Combined Service followed by a Pitch-In-Dinner and Music.   


We are so glad you came to worship with us today.  If you are new, please let us get to know you personally by completing a guest form.  If you were not already given one, please stop at the Welcome Center in the foyer.  We want you to feel at home with us and have the opportunity to have a dynamic encounter with the LORD and to feel the love of His people.  God is doing great things at Valley Mission and we would be thrilled for you to become a part of it!

Our Nursery and Toddler rooms are available for New Born through 2 years (or until potty trained) during Worship and Sunday School, if you wish.  Check your child into room 128/130.  You will receive a pager in case you are needed.
Our Worship Service and Sunday School Classes are child friendly if you wish to keep your little ones with you.  Feel free to stop by our nursery to use the changing table or rocker for feeding if needed. See Jen Flynn if you would like to help with this ministry.

Children’s Church Schedule
The first Sunday of the month, Children’s Church will include all children pre-school (potty trained) through Grade 6 for Mission Lesson.

The second and third Sundays Children’s Church will be for children pre-school (potty trained) through Kindergarten

There will be NO Children’s Church on the fourth and fifth Sundays of the month.

Compassionate Ministries
Thanks to all who are helping with our Compassionate Ministries, providing meals for families in need.  Our church is blessed with generous, loving, compassionate people.  Jaime Gaines is working very hard to coordinate the schedule for meal preparation and delivery with the families in need and the providers on our list. We have several families that have received 2 and 3 meals on the same day which can be as overwhelming as not receiving any.  If you did not get signed up on the list and would like to be a provider, let Jaime know.  If you are not on the provider list but you occasionally provide a meal, PLEASE, let Jaime know. Just give her a call, text or email at 812-278-1520 or to let her know who and when you plan to provide a meal for.  Thank you all for your giving spirit!


Valley Mission Church of the Nazarene
110 Hillcrest Way, Bedford, IN  47421
Church Office Email:

Paul Whiteford, Pastor