Food Bank

The following items are needed in October to stock the shelves at Chagrin Falls Park Community Center:

White rice, seasonings canned tuna, canned chicken.


Rise Against Hunger

Meal Packing Event

Sunday, November 3, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

In 2017, we partnered with Rise Against Hunger to package thousands of meals to support people who have endured poverty, drought, flooding or other natural disasters; dozens of people working side-by-side to assemble meal kits to help fight hunger nationally and around the world.  This will be an inter-generational event:  anyone can help out, whether you are 3-years-old or 103.  It is, also, a great time to invite your friends, neighbors and family members to take part in the mission work of the church.  To volunteer on November 3rd, sign-up here:  Rise Against Hunger Sign up


“A Simple Gift”

October will soon be here and with it the beginning of rehearsals for the Christmas program, “A Simple Gift”.  This invitation is for anyone who would like to join us either for the first time or as a returning Festival Choir participant.  “A Simple Gift” is scheduled for December 8th during the morning worship service.  The music will be available for the first practice on October 3rd at 8 p.m.  Consider joining us this year and sharing the gift of your voice this Christmas.




Deacons’ Brunch

On Sunday, November 10, the Deacons will be providing a lunch to follow worship. This is their gift of thanksgiving to you, and you are invited to share this time of food and fellowship with them.  The Deacons are requesting the congregation to bring pastries.  A signup sheet is available in the Narthex.


North Presbyterian Church

In October, we join with our ministry partner, North Church, for worship and the serving of meals.   You are asked to consider volunteering for a Sunday morning (October 20, 27) or a Thursday afternoon (October 24, 31).   North Church is located at 4515 Superior Avenue in Cleveland.  Typically, teams carpool from the church, leaving at 9 a.m. on Sundays or 3 p.m. on Thursdays.  Sign-ups are available in the Narthex or on the church website.


To sign up on-line, click the following link:   North Presbyterian Church October Sign up.


Dougbe River School

2019 Gala

Sunday, October 27

5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

St. Noel Banquet Center
35200 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills

We are a proud supporter of the Dougbe River School – a Presbyterian School in Liberia – and invite you to come and learn about the great work that they are doing:  changing the lives of young people and their families.  Dinner is included; there is, also, a silent auction and plenty of other ways to lend support.

Valley’s Mission Committee is sponsoring a table for eight – if you are interested in attending, please contact the church office or Lois Urban, Mission Committee Chair.


College & Military Care Packages

The Deacons are once again accepting donations for college and military care packages.  The packages will consist of a card with words of encouragement signed by the Deacons and a gift card.  Please submit donations to the office, in the tithing baskets or to Lynn Fagerholm through November 10, 2019.  The care packages will be mailed out mid to later November.  Also, please submit names and addresses of college and military participants that you would like to be a recipient of a care package.  These can be friends, family or acquaintances.