Pursue 2018 received great responses from those who attended. Many thanks to our speaker, Lisa Sfameni who delivered a powerful message on the story of Rahab. Kerrie Howard and her team (with guest drummer Kyle Knight) led us in powerful worship. Many thanks to the Women’s Council for organizing and overseeing this event, especially Deb Taft and Kathy Sylvestre, and for the men who came out to serve us lunch and clean up!
Our Night to Shine prom was an amazing night! Our honored guests and their parents and caretakers were inspiring and humbling to us all. We are so grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who served and to the Tim Tebow Foundation for creating this event and choosing us as a host church. Many thanks to Faith Fellowship Church for allowing us to use its facility. We give God all the glory.
Night to Shine–an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On Friday, February 9, 2018, more than 500 churches from around the world will come together to host Night to Shine for approximately 90,000 honored guests through the support of 175,000 volunteers!  Hosted by Valley Chapel, held at Faith Fellowship. Do you know someone with special needs who would be blessed to attend this event and be crowned King or Queen of the Prom? Contact Pastor Josh Howard for an application.This event is free and available to the first 100 guests who respond, along with their parent or caretaker. Pastorjosh@valleychapel.us.
Our new Advent Devotionals are available! Written by Valley Chapel’s writing group, Pauline Hayward, Yuki Gagnon, and Jay Gagnon, this 80+ page book is adorned with art by our children, with cover art by Cydney Cnossen. This is a perfect gift for someone in your life. Available in the lobby or contact the  church office . $8 each/ 3 for $20

CONGRATULATIONS PASTOR JOSHUA HOWARD! In May, 2017, Aaron McCabe nominated Pastor Joshua Howard for the Nazarene Timothy Award. This special award was established in 1995 by the Nazarene Youth International General Council to recognize — in a tangible way — outstanding service, sacrifice, and personal commitment to youth through NYI at the local, district, regional, or general level. The Timothy Award embodies the words of the Apostle Paul, who recognized Timothy’s commitment to the needs of others: “I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare” (Philippians 2:20). It was Timothy who had been encouraged to “not let anyone look down upon you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12, NYI’s theme verse). His legacy was his genuine interest in the welfare of others, a description given by the one who knew him best.

Part of Aaron’s nomination letter reads: “what makes Pastor Josh most valuable is his unwavering passion to see youth know Christ…and to submit himself to the calling that would allow him to serve God toward that end…a man of God who has given over ten years of his ministry to see youth know Christ, and he has done it well….”

The NYI Council agreed and has awarded Pastor Josh this honor. You can see his name in the permanent database record at http://www.nazarene.org/nyi/timothy-award-recipients.

Congratulations, Pastor Joshua Howard! We celebrate this achievement with you and are thankful for your service to God and Valley Chapel.