Upcoming Event Highlights

     Here is a list of upcoming event highlights at Valpo FUMC. This is not a comprehensive list.

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Dec
13
December 13
Wednesday 9:00
The Resale Shop of Valpo FUMC is located at our Asbury Centre building and is run entirely by volunteers. "The Shop" as it is affectionately called, is sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW) and proceeds from the Shop go towards supporting various UMW missions, scholarships that benefit women, and other important causes. Location is Asbury Centre, 7 Chicago Street in Valparaiso. Phone: (219) 465-0207. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The are also open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Saturdays. The Shop is closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Donations are always welcome. Drop off donations inside the Shop during regular business hours.
Asbury Centre 7 Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383
Dec
13
December 13
Wednesday 9:30
This group meets every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in Tower Chapel at Valpo FUMC on days when Valpo schools are in session. MOMS of all ages, with children of ANY age are welcome to attend. Enjoy topical discussions and great company with MOMs in all stages of life. Childcare is provided. MOMS from the community are welcome!
Main Campus: Tower Chapel
Dec
13
December 13
Wednesday 10:00
The Christian Food Pantry is run by several area churches, including us here at Valpo FUMC. Located at our Asbury Centre building at 7 Chicago Street (corner of Chicago and Jefferson Streets in Valparaiso), the Christian Food Pantry is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. For more information about the pangry, you may call them at 219-465-0207. If we are experiencing severe weather, we follow this rule of thumb: If the schools are closed, the pantry is closed.
Asbury Centre 7 Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383
Dec
13
December 13
Wednesday 17:30
Youth ages Jr. High through High School meet at Uptown Cafe on Lincolnway in Valparaiso from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. to hang out, do homework, and/or play games.
Offsite ,
Dec
14
December 14
Thursday 16:00
The Youth Band rehearses every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. If you are interested in joining this group of musicians, come on out to a rehearsal and speak with the director there.
Main Campus: Sanctuary
Dec
14
December 14
Thursday 18:15
Everyone is welcome to join this excercise class based on the video series "Walk Away the Pounds". Don't worry about your ability...you take this at your own pace. No special equipment is needed...this is a walk-in-place class.

This class meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:15 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. in the Wesley Hall Nursery. Enter through the Chicago Street doors. This class is lead by the Children's Director at Valpo FUMC, Karyn Custer-Jankowski.
Main Campus: Wesley Hall Nursery
Dec
14
December 14
Thursday 19:00
The Adult Choir rehearse each Thursday evening in the Sanctuary from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. If you would like to join the choir, you are welcome to join them for rehearsal. Contact Christopher Ebert, Director at choirs@valpofumc.org.
Main Campus: Sanctuary
Dec
15
December 15
Friday 9:00
The Resale Shop of Valpo FUMC is located at our Asbury Centre building and is run entirely by volunteers. "The Shop" as it is affectionately called, is sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW) and proceeds from the Shop go towards supporting various UMW missions, scholarships that benefit women, and other important causes. Location is Asbury Centre, 7 Chicago Street in Valparaiso. Phone: (219) 465-0207. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The are also open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Saturdays. The Shop is closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Donations are always welcome. Drop off donations inside the Shop during regular business hours.
Asbury Centre 7 Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383
Dec
16
December 16
Saturday 8:00
The Sewing Circle meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon in Tower Chapel. This group of sewers makes items to be donated to area hospitals and animal shelters. Anyone is welcome to attend, as not everyone sews. Some women work on cutting, stuffing, and other various assembling of hand-creafted items. If you sew, bring your sewing machine. For more information contact Julia Young.
Main Campus: Tower Chapel
Dec
16
December 16
Saturday 9:00
Kids, come on out to Fellowship Hall on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. for "Breakfast with St. Nicholas". Cost is $5 per person age 5 and up and ages 4 and under are FREE! There will be a filling, delicious breakfast including pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit, breads, etc. The kids will be able to make two Christmas crafts, and of course, there is the visit with St. Nicholas himself! All proceeds go to "The Caring Place" Shelter for abused women and children here in Valparaiso. Donations of breads (bagels, muffins, and Danish) and the traditional, famous, sausage balls - and CASH, are all welcome. Please let Ms. Karyn know what you can donate! Hope to see you at this special event!
Main Campus: Fellowship Hall
Dec
16
December 16
Saturday 9:00
The Resale Shop of Valpo FUMC is located at our Asbury Centre building and is run entirely by volunteers. "The Shop" as it is affectionately called, is sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW) and proceeds from the Shop go towards supporting various UMW missions, scholarships that benefit women, and other important causes. Location is Asbury Centre, 7 Chicago Street in Valparaiso. Phone: (219) 465-0207. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The are also open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Saturdays. The Shop is closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Donations are always welcome. Drop off donations inside the Shop during regular business hours.
Asbury Centre 7 Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383
Dec
17
December 17
Sunday 13:45
The Youth, grades 6-12 rehears for their Choir group, EXALTATION! most Sundays at 1:45 p.m. at Asbury Centre. For more information, contact the Director of Choirs at Valpo FUMC, Christopher Ebert.
Asbury Centre 7 Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383
Dec
17
December 17
Sunday 15:00
Kids from 6th grade through grade 12 are welcome to attend our Youth Group which meets on most Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. at Asbury Centre. Kids who are interested in coming, or just want to check us out, come on out to Asbury Centre located on the corner of Franklin St. and Chicago Ave. in Valparaiso (kiddy corner from the Library) at 3:00 for a visit. All are welcome!
Asbury Centre 7 Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383
Dec
17
December 17
Sunday 18:00
This class will look at Christmas story characters we don't typically think of. This four-week course includes an Advent weekly study. The "Because of Bethlehem" study will be taught by Sarah Black on Sunday nights from November 26 through December 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parlor. Sign-up for this study at the Welcome Desk.

In the midst of your hectic Christmas season, Max Lucado urges [us] to...rekindle [our] heartache by embracing the God who is always near you, always for you, and always in you."
Main Campus: Parlor
Dec
18
December 18
Monday 9:00
The Resale Shop of Valpo FUMC is located at our Asbury Centre building and is run entirely by volunteers. "The Shop" as it is affectionately called, is sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW) and proceeds from the Shop go towards supporting various UMW missions, scholarships that benefit women, and other important causes. Location is Asbury Centre, 7 Chicago Street in Valparaiso. Phone: (219) 465-0207. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The are also open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Saturdays. The Shop is closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Donations are always welcome. Drop off donations inside the Shop during regular business hours.
Asbury Centre 7 Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383
Dec
18
December 18
Monday 9:30
Monday Bible Study meets every Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor during the school year. Men and women of all ages and stages of life are welcome to participate. A wide variety of topics and book studies are discussed. This study is lead by Carol Deeter. Want more info? Contact Carol at nursing67@gmail.com.
Main Campus: Parlor
Dec
18
December 18
Monday 10:00
The Christian Food Pantry is run by several area churches, including us here at Valpo FUMC. Located at our Asbury Centre building at 7 Chicago Street (corner of Chicago and Jefferson Streets in Valparaiso), the Christian Food Pantry is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. For more information about the pangry, you may call them at 219-465-0207. If we are experiencing severe weather, we follow this rule of thumb: If the schools are closed, the pantry is closed.
Asbury Centre 7 Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383
Dec
18
December 18
Monday 15:45
Children's Choir has rehearsal on Monday afternoons from 3:45-4:30 p.m. in the Music Rehearsal Room located in the basement. All kids are welcome to join! The Children's choir contact is Ms. Karyn at children@valpofumc.org.
Main Campus: Music Rehearsal Room
Dec
18
December 18
Monday 19:00
Boy Scout Troop 906 meets in Fellowship Hall every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. This is a community group and is sponsored by Valpo FUMC.
Main Campus: Fellowship Hall
Dec
19
December 19
Tuesday 9:00
The Resale Shop of Valpo FUMC is located at our Asbury Centre building and is run entirely by volunteers. "The Shop" as it is affectionately called, is sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW) and proceeds from the Shop go towards supporting various UMW missions, scholarships that benefit women, and other important causes. Location is Asbury Centre, 7 Chicago Street in Valparaiso. Phone: (219) 465-0207. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The are also open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Saturdays. The Shop is closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Donations are always welcome. Drop off donations inside the Shop during regular business hours.
Asbury Centre 7 Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383
Dec
19
December 19
Tuesday 17:00
Once a month, Rays of Hope serves a delicious, home-cooked meal for those in the community needing a nutritious meal. Dinner is served at 5:00 p.m. If there are any left-overs, food will be made available for patrons to bring home at 6:15 p.m. to allow enough time for late-comers to be served. Tonight's dinner will be the Annual Rays of Hope Christmas Dinner. Patrons will receive one plate of Christmas cookies per family, and each patron will be given a hand-knit scarf to help keep them warm during the winter months.
Main Campus: Fellowship Hall
Dec
19
December 19
Tuesday 18:15
Everyone is Welcome to join this exercise class based on the video series "Walk Away the Pounds". No matter what your ability, you are welcome as you will be going at your own rate. This is a walk-in-place workout.

This class meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening in Wesley Hall nursery from 6:15 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. It is lead by our Children's Director, Karyn Custer-Jankowski.
Main Campus: Wesley Hall Nursery
Dec
20
December 20
Wednesday 9:00
The Resale Shop of Valpo FUMC is located at our Asbury Centre building and is run entirely by volunteers. "The Shop" as it is affectionately called, is sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW) and proceeds from the Shop go towards supporting various UMW missions, scholarships that benefit women, and other important causes. Location is Asbury Centre, 7 Chicago Street in Valparaiso. Phone: (219) 465-0207. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The are also open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Saturdays. The Shop is closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Donations are always welcome. Drop off donations inside the Shop during regular business hours.
Asbury Centre 7 Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383
Dec
20
December 20
Wednesday 9:30
This group meets every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in Tower Chapel at Valpo FUMC on days when Valpo schools are in session. MOMS of all ages, with children of ANY age are welcome to attend. Enjoy topical discussions and great company with MOMs in all stages of life. Childcare is provided. MOMS from the community are welcome!
Main Campus: Tower Chapel
Dec
20
December 20
Wednesday 10:00
The Christian Food Pantry is run by several area churches, including us here at Valpo FUMC. Located at our Asbury Centre building at 7 Chicago Street (corner of Chicago and Jefferson Streets in Valparaiso), the Christian Food Pantry is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. For more information about the pangry, you may call them at 219-465-0207. If we are experiencing severe weather, we follow this rule of thumb: If the schools are closed, the pantry is closed.
Asbury Centre 7 Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383
Dec
20
December 20
Wednesday 17:30
Youth ages Jr. High through High School meet at Uptown Cafe on Lincolnway in Valparaiso from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. to hang out, do homework, and/or play games.
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Dec
20
December 20
Wednesday 18:00
You spoke, we listened! We heard from a number of women that they wanted to attend Modern MOMS on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., but they worked. Here's your solution! Modern MOMS @Night meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in Tower Chapel. Who can attend? Any MOM, of any age, with children of any age! Come for an evening of learning, eating, and hanging out with other women who are MOMS. We have concentrated studies on a wide variety of topics, and even bring in occasional guest speakers. Childcare is available, but we will need to know ahead of time so we can secure enough sitters for the nursery. Questions and RSVPs may be directed to Kristin Wellsand at kristinelaine56@gmail.com.
Main Campus: Tower Chapel
Dec
21
December 21
Thursday 16:00
The Youth Band rehearses every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. If you are interested in joining this group of musicians, come on out to a rehearsal and speak with the director there.
Main Campus: Sanctuary
Dec
21
December 21
Thursday 18:00
Women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are welcome to join this newest circle of the United Methodist Women. Esther Circle meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. for activities, discussion, and many other activities. This circle is specifically geared for the younger women of the church. For more information, please contact Heather Novak.
To Be Announced ,
Dec
21
December 21
Thursday 18:15
Everyone is welcome to join this excercise class based on the video series "Walk Away the Pounds". Don't worry about your ability...you take this at your own pace. No special equipment is needed...this is a walk-in-place class.

This class meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:15 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. in the Wesley Hall Nursery. Enter through the Chicago Street doors. This class is lead by the Children's Director at Valpo FUMC, Karyn Custer-Jankowski.
Main Campus: Wesley Hall Nursery
Dec
21
December 21
Thursday 18:30
Blue Christmas / Longest Night Worship with Those Who Mourn. Blue? es, blue as in the blues. As in "I am feeling blue." Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people in our congregations and communities. Your church would like to help make this time a little brighter for you and your family. We are holding a worship service on December 21 at 6:30 p.m. to create a sacred space for all those living through dark time. During this service we will strive to bring God's healing light, grace and hope to you as you journey through this time. Pastors will be present for support. Please join us.
Main Campus: Sanctuary
Dec
22
December 22
Friday 9:00
The Resale Shop of Valpo FUMC is located at our Asbury Centre building and is run entirely by volunteers. "The Shop" as it is affectionately called, is sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW) and proceeds from the Shop go towards supporting various UMW missions, scholarships that benefit women, and other important causes. Location is Asbury Centre, 7 Chicago Street in Valparaiso. Phone: (219) 465-0207. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The are also open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Saturdays. The Shop is closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Donations are always welcome. Drop off donations inside the Shop during regular business hours.
Asbury Centre 7 Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383
Dec
23
December 23
Saturday 9:00
The Resale Shop of Valpo FUMC is located at our Asbury Centre building and is run entirely by volunteers. "The Shop" as it is affectionately called, is sponsored by the United Methodist Women (UMW) and proceeds from the Shop go towards supporting various UMW missions, scholarships that benefit women, and other important causes. Location is Asbury Centre, 7 Chicago Street in Valparaiso. Phone: (219) 465-0207. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The are also open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon on Saturdays. The Shop is closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Donations are always welcome. Drop off donations inside the Shop during regular business hours.
Asbury Centre 7 Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383
Dec
24
December 24
Sunday 10:00
10:00 a.m.: A more traditional service that will include the choir, scripture, sermon and candle lighting to "Silent Night". Candlighting and child care will be provided.
Sanctuary
Dec
24
December 24
Sunday 16:00
4:00 p.m.: A family-oriented service led by our Praise Team. A special presentation is planned that will include ALL children who attend. Each child will have an opportunity to participate in the presentation of "Come to the Manger." Candlelighting and childcare are provided.
Sanctuary
Dec
24
December 24
Sunday 20:00
8:00 p.m.: A special worship time that will include carols, scripture, sermon and candle lighting to "Silent Night." Candlelight and nursery is provided.
Sanctuary
Dec
25
December 25
Monday
The church, including the church office, will be closed on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017. The church and office will also be closed on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. The church and offices will resume being open on Wednesday, December 27.
Main Campus: Entire Church
Dec
26
December 26
Tuesday 18:15
Everyone is Welcome to join this exercise class based on the video series "Walk Away the Pounds". No matter what your ability, you are welcome as you will be going at your own rate. This is a walk-in-place workout.

This class meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening in Wesley Hall nursery from 6:15 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. It is lead by our Children's Director, Karyn Custer-Jankowski.
Main Campus: Wesley Hall Nursery
Dec
27
December 27
Wednesday 17:30
Youth ages Jr. High through High School meet at Uptown Cafe on Lincolnway in Valparaiso from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. to hang out, do homework, and/or play games.
Offsite ,
Dec
28
December 28
Thursday 16:00
The Youth Band rehearses every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. If you are interested in joining this group of musicians, come on out to a rehearsal and speak with the director there.
Main Campus: Sanctuary