Our amazing beginnings
Valley Church is part of the United Methodist Church. Our connectional system blessed us with 20 prime acres right off Hardin Valley Road. We launched Valley Church in the middle of a pandemic in September of 2020. Initially, we could not find a temporary home for Sunday morning worship. So, we began with a 5:00 p.m. service at Hardin Valley High School. In May of 2020, we moved to our new temporary home at The Clayton Center at Pellissippi State Community College. We now can worship on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.
We are really enjoying our new space at the Clayton Center. It provides a beautiful space to worship and amazing rooms for our Children's ministries.
Since we had a successful launched during a pandemic, why not also raise money for a new Community Center! To date, we have raised over $500,000 toward construction. With the assistance of our Annual Conference, we plan to break ground this summer.
Here are a few of the things that are important to us:
We feel that a church community should be fun. Church doesn't mean that we take ourselves too seriously. Joy is part of the package deal when you open your life up to Jesus. It flows from a life that has traveled from struggle to peace. If you're not in a season of joy or peace, come hang out. We believe joy is contagious.
A Safe Place
We all need a place that is safe. We need a safe place to be ourselves, to share our struggles, and for our children to grow and thrive. A safe place takes a lot of deliberate focus to maintain. We have this at the top of our daily planner.
You are important to us. You may be thinking "you don't even know me". First, we do know you because we are just like you. Our story is not much different than your story. Second, we have been praying for YOU for months. We know it is difficult to show up in a new place. We remember the day we first walked into the church. We have been praying for this miracle!
"Just as a body, though one has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ" 1 Corinthians 12:12