-Coronavirus Updates-

 

September 9, 2020

Dear Valencia Hills Community Church Family,

As we continue on in this unparalleled time of pandemic our resolve has never been greater to share the Good News of Jesus Christ near and far. The pastors and staff of VHCC is focused forward on what we can do to encourage our members and our community for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord! To this end we are excited to announce the following opportunities to serve and be served.

  • WORSHIP IN THE PARKING LOT! Join us for our new time this Sunday, September 13 @ 9:30-10:20 am. For those who don’t feel comfortable meeting in person or are at greater risk for COVID-19 we will continue to offer our live stream services at 9:00 am and 10:30 am.
 
  • CHILDREN’S MINISTRY RESUMES! This Sunday, September 13 from 9:30-10:20 am our children’s ministry is meeting in their own festive, safe and tented area of the parking lot. They will have all the sanitation procedures and social distancing to keep all of our kiddo’s safe while being able to have in person learning of the Gospel. We hope you’ll join us for this joyful re-opening of children’s ministry! If you have questions please email our Children’s Ministry Director Carol Hadjiandreou at Carol@valenciahills.com
 
  • AWANA! Our AWANA club will start back up on Tuesday Nights beginning September 22 from 6-7 pm in the church parking lot. There will also be hybrid or on-line only options for those who don’t feel comfortable having their children attend in person. Please contact Carol@valenciahills.com for more information or go to our website to sign up.
 
  • SPIRITUAL CARE TRAINING! Would you like to go through Spiritual Care 1 and be trained to have better conversations? We have two opportunities for you. Join us Tuesday mornings in the back parking lot at 8:30 am or online on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm. Sign up by contacting Connie at spirtualcare@valenciahills.com.
 
  • MEN OF HOPE SCV! Join the men of Valencia Hills as we study the 40 great chapters of the Bible. We meet Saturday mornings from 7:30-9:00 am in the back-parking lot or you can join us online.

We have many other opportunities for care classes, women’s prayer, men’s studies available online. Please look at our church calendar on our website or look under classes and events and get involved!

Please stay up to date with all the exciting things we CAN DO, MUST DO, and WILL DO as the church continues to minister the grace of God near and far. If you need prayer, a friend to talk to, spiritual advice or encouragement please know we are always available for you.

In Christ,

Pastor Dennis

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August 4, 2020

Valencia Hills Community Church Family,

As we continue to navigate this time of uncertainty the Pastors and leaders of VHCC want you to know we are committed to do all that we can to minister effectively, to care deeply and to encourage our church body and our community. We ask ourselves almost daily, “What can we do to care well for the people of VHCC?” We aren’t worried so much about what we can’t do – we want to focus on the incredible opportunities these days present for us to be faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

WHAT WE CAN DO:

● Worship Outside! Starting Sunday, August 2nd we will gather for LIVE IN PERSON WORSHIP every Sunday at 8-8:50am in the back-parking lot where it is completely shaded. This past Sunday we had 58 people gather for singing and the same message that we live stream at the 9am and 10:30am live-stream services. For those who are comfortable gathering outside with social distancing and face masks – the experience was simple, sublime and satisfying as we gathered in person to worship our Lord and Savior! And for those who want a touch without getting out of their car – a weekly drive-thru opportunity.

● Have a multitude of care classes on-line. We have had hundreds participate through these 4 months of COVID-19 being blessed, encouraged and equipped. To view the current line up of classes click the tab on the front page of the website that says “Classes and Events.”

● Women’s Prayer Group. This group meets every Tuesday from 9-10am on zoom. Contact Liz Bonaventura for more information: liz@valenciahills.com

● FUSION YOUTH GROUP – goes live this Wednesday Night in the back parking lot from 7-8pm. The 7th-12th graders will have the opportunity to social distance while wearing face covering and meet IN PERSON. We will also have an opportunity for students not able to attend in person to continue our ZOOM meetings. Contact Pastor Paul Hoover for details: pastorpaul@valenicahills.com

● MEN’S MINISTRY BIBLE STUDY. Men of Hope SCV will begin meeting in the parking lot on August 22nd from 7:30-9:00 am. Come join in the fun and fellowship and grow in your knowledge and application of God’s Word. We will also have a zoom link for this meeting for those who fill more comfortable on line instead of in person. For more information contact Pastor Mike Broyles: pastormike@valenciahills.com

● Spiritual Care Training. It’s going to be big and we will be announcing soon our plans for the fall semester of Spiritual Care Training.

● AWANA kids club. Our AWANA program has thrived over the past few years. Teaching children to hide God’s Word in their hearts is mission #1 for our children’s ministry. We are finalizing plans for this year’s AWANA! Details will be released soon. How exciting!

Please stay up to date with all the exciting things we CAN DO, MUST DO, and WILL DO as the church continues to minister the grace of God near and far. If you need prayer, a friend to talk to, spiritual advice or encouragement please know we are always available for you.

 
In Christ,

Pastor Dennis

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July 15,2020
 
Valencia Hills Community Church,

Our great hope is JESUS! Even though this pandemic rages around us, our hope is JESUS! To meet the new requirements made by Governor Newsom requiring churches to STOP in person gatherings, VHCC will return to an ONLINE presence only.
 
We will go back to our regular times of 9:00am and 10:30am for our live-streaming worship service. We are adding back an element of weekly touch point with Drive Through opportunities each week. This week’s Drive Thru will be from 10:30am-12:30pm and will be a donation opportunity to minister to one of our families: the Shickles. They have a newborn baby boy named Haddon, with several significant health challenges, and many surgeries ahead of him. He’ll be in the hospital for the next several months and we want to minister to their practical needs. More info on specific needs/items will be coming soon.
 
We are praying fervently for you. We know that gathering together is vital to our well-being in Christ – so we will be proposing creative solutions for meeting together in the days to come. Please check our website, www.valenciahills.com, to access our weekly calendar with online group opportunities, and connect with us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest information.
 
Please reach out to us by email, phone or text about your needs, your concerns and your availability to serve. Just because we have to be creative doesn’t mean we are closed. The church is not the building, it is each one of us enlivened by the Spirit of God by our faith in Jesus Christ to save us, who are the church – therefore the church can never close.

Please pray for our leaders to have wisdom as we search for Christ honoring solutions to this great opportunity to serve our Lord and Savior and this community for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
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March 28, 2020

Open to CELEBRATE God’s goodness, grace and love

in PERSON again!

We have exciting, wonderful news – VHCC will be reopening our building again for live, in person worship THIS SUNDAY, May 31! Thank you for all the great feedback on our church survey that overwhelmingly showed us that you will be here when the doors open. In compliance with State and County guidelines a plan has been crafted to allow in person worship to happen in our building that helps limit the risk to those in attendance and those serving. (If you’d like to add your voice to the survey follow this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DQ5STBS or go to our website and click the button that says “SURVEY.”)

OUR PLAN – (Based on requirements set by L.A. County Department of Health)

● To comply with the limit of 100 people in attendance we have decided to have three services starting at 8:00 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am, we expect them to be just short of an hour to allow 30 minutes between services for safe arrivals and exits and cleaning. For the next few weeks, we will not have any mingling, greeting or social times before or after services. (Live streaming of the service will continue.)

● We strongly encourage anyone who is at risk or who may not be ready to attend in person to continue participating in our live stream services. Live stream will coincide with our new starting times of 8 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am.

● We ask anyone who has symptoms of a cold, flu, has a temperature above 100.4 Fahrenheit or who have been in contact with anyone who has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 to enjoy our services from the comfort of your own home via livestream and protect yourself and others by doing so.

● Masks must be worn by all who attend (LA COUNTY and STATE REQUIREMENT). Pastors and band members will not be required to wear masks while speaking or leading in worship. Masks will be supplied at the door if you forgot yours.

● Social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained at all times by persons not related or in the same household. Please choose seating that will accommodate the social distancing requirement.

● Please follow the directives to maintain one-way traffic in the building by entering through the children’s ministry door and exiting through the double glass doors in the lobby. (If you require handicapped parking you may still enter and exit through the lobby doors).

● We suggest frequent hand washing for 20 seconds or more with soap and water or the using of hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building.

● For the time being there will be NO children’s ministry, nursery, greeting time, donuts or coffee, no bulletins or message maps (message map is available to see or download on our web-site) and water fountains will be turned off. No other ministry will happen on our campus during the week other than our offices being open for pastors and staff.

● Our building has been professionally deep cleaned, sanitized and disinfected. During the 30 minutes between services we will clean and disinfect all common areas including the sanctuary, wiping down all hard surfaces, door handles and cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting restrooms.

If you have concerns that have not been addressed above or questions that we have not covered, please email David@valenciahills.com

We cannot tell you how much joy this message gives the pastors and staff to send to you, and how much we look forward to seeing your cheerful smiling faces in the seats again.

In Christ,
Pastor Dennis