Weekend Information

Our family would love to welcome your family to church this weekend. We have opportunities for each member of your household to experience a real encounter with God through the teachings of the Bible, inspired music, and authentic fellowship with other people just like you.

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What to Expect

Whether you’ve attended church your whole life or have never once stepped foot inside, Valley Friends Church is a place that you can “come as you are.” Valley Friends is a safe place to bring your doubts, questions, and curiosity – regardless of your beliefs or background.

The community of people that call Valley Friends their family want to invite you to join us at one of our Sunday gatherings to experience for yourself why people consistently tell us that we are the “friendliest church around.” When you arrive at Valley Friends you can expect to find a casual atmosphere; friendly, authentic people that are learning to be followers of Christ; people to help you find your way around the campus; programs for all groups; and a worship experience that focuses on energizing music and straight-ahead teaching from the Word of God.

Services Available

We have programs for your children, nursery care, and other services to help you have a positive first-time experience at Valley Friends Church. As you look around our website, you’ll find more specific information about the people and ministries at Valley Friends. We hope this helps you get a personal and friendly first-look at VFC, but we realize that this is just an online site. The best way to find out all that’s here for you and your family is to visit us.

What We Believe

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. God is sovereign.

Genesis 1:1,26,27; Genesis 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:29; 1st Peter 1:2; 2nd Corinthians 13:14

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He offers vicarious atonement through His death and resurrection. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1st Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1st Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

2nd Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1st Corinthians 2:12; 1st Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13;Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

2nd Timothy 3:16; 2nd Peter 1:20,21; 2nd Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. Every person is sinful, but every person is redeemable.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

The Friends Church

Friends believe that apostolic, or New Testament doctrines, are the essentials of Christianity. Fundamental truths considered as vital and life-giving are: The Fatherhood of God, the deity and humanity of Jesus the Son, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, Christ’s atonement which reconciles men to God, the resurrection of Jesus Christ which assures true believers of life after death, the high priesthood of Christ who gives access to the Father by forgiving men’s sins, and the individual priesthood of believers who may approach God directly without human intervention. While Friends do not stress formal written creed, they do state the primary principles of their faith in order to make their doctrinal position clear.

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