Valley View's Response to COVID-19

On-Campus Services

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm | Sundays at 9:00 am & 10:30 am

All three services are identical.


Online Worship Service

Sundays at 9:00 am

Aired on Facebook, Youtube, and this website. 


Student Worship Service

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm


No Bible Study Classes, Childcare, or other Church Ministries

There will be no adult or children's Bible study, no childcare, or other church ministries on-campus until social distancing guidelines are removed. We encourage ABS classes and D Groups to continue to meet via Zoom, etc. until further notice. 

School Supply Drive-Thru

Aug 6 | 4:00-8:00 pm & Aug 8 | 9:00 am-2:00pm

We anticipate serving between 1000-1500 students! This is an awesome way to serve the families in our community. VVBC is providing basic school supplies to students who attend:

  • Taylorville Elementary
  • Englewood Elementary
  • Big Sandy Elementary
  • Maxwell Elementary
  • Duncanville Middle
  • Hillcrest Middle and High

Volunteers Needed

We need 80 volunteers who will work in 2-hour shifts. Please call the office if you would like to volunteer. Due to COVID-19, it will be drive-thru and volunteers will wear masks.

 

Important volunteer meeting will be Monday,  August 3 at 7:00 pm in worship center (social distanced). 

Prayer for Schools | Aug 16 | 6:30 pm

We would love if you joined us at any of these schools to pray for students, teachers, administration, and other educational leaders as they face uncertainty in this upcoming school year. Let's lift them up! 

  • Big Sandy Elementary
  • Duncanville Middle
  • Englewood Elementary
  • Hillcrest High
  • Hillcrest Middle
  • Maxwell Elementary
  • Myrtlewood Elementary
  • Taylorville Primary
  • Shelton State
  • University of Alabama

The UA group will meet on the Quad. The Shelton group will meet at the Bell Tower. Groups at all other schools will meet at the front of each school. 


We ask that you please wear a mask and maintain social distancing while attending.

Mask Requirement Update

With the encouragement of the Valley View COVID-19 steering team, masks will be required as you enter and exit our worship services starting July 16, 2020. All members and guests are asked to follow the following guidelines:


1. Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose as you enter and exit our facilities. Once you are seated and safely socially distanced, you may remove your mask (though we encourage everyone to wear a mask for the duration of the service.)


2. Masks are optional for grade-school children and below at the discretion of their parents.


3. Please maintain social distancing at all times as this is the greatest resource we have in slowing the spread of the virus.


It is our hope and prayer that we will be able to mitigate the spread of the virus and demonstrate care and concern for those that feel unsafe in a social setting without masks.


For whatever reason, masks have become politicized and divisive all across America; however, it should not be so in the church. I love what Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:1-3 “Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”


My goal is to guard the freedom we have to meet together in person (even if on a smaller scale.) Our local medical officials and our state leaders are asking us all to do our part in stemming the spread of the virus.


I ask that you remain faithful to the church through our worship services whether in person or online. We pray God’s blessings on you and your family.


Love in Christ,
Bro. Billy


Alabama Public Health Department Guidelines

It is important that we follow the Alabama Public Health Department’s guidelines for places of worship:

  • If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, are experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat, have had a fever in the last 48hrs, have experienced new loss of taste or smell, have experienced vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24hrs or been in contact with anyone who has had any of these symptoms, we ask that you participate in our services remotely.
  • We strongly encourage people 65 or older and anyone who is especially at risk to participate in our services remotely.
  • Everyone who attends on-campus worship services will be expected to practice social distancing. Please no handshaking, hugging, etc. Every other row in the worship center will be clearly marked as “closed”. Please do not sit on any row that is marked as such. Two or more members of the same household can sit next to one another. There should be at least 2 empty seats between families. Masks are optional.
  • We will have a team of volunteers to disinfect surfaces such as door handles and seating between services on Sunday. Hand sanitizer will be available at the welcome center desk.
  • Offering plates will not be passed during services. We will provide collection baskets in the Commons and Worship Center. You can continue to give online or drop off during church office hours. You may also mail your offering to the church.
  • Coffee will not be served. Drinking fountains will be closed.
  • Please enter and exit through the Worship Center doors. All other exterior doors will remain locked. Please use the restrooms nearest the Worship Center. We will adjust these guidelines as needed.

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COVID-19: Ways to Serve

  • Food Drive

    We are collecting items to meet needs in our community. Please use the collection box outside of the church office 24/7.  If you know of a family that needs food, contact Stephen Dees in the church office 205-752-0977.  

    Items Needed: Canned goods, mac and cheese cups, spaghetti noodles/sauce, peanut butter,  jelly,  peanut butter crackers, fruit cups, poptarts, oatmeal, cereal, bottled water

  • Monetary Donations

    You may donate money to Valley View Baptist Church to help meet ongoing community needs due to COVID-19.  If you mail or drop off a check, please indicate that it's for COVID-19 Support. If giving online, use the dropdown menu and select “COVID-19 Support”

  • DCH Regional Hospital

    • DCH is accepting used Touchless thermometers. If you have any, they could use it. 
    • Protective masks (DCH has put kits together with all the materials needed they are available for pickup if you are a seamstress.)

    DCH Contact Person:

    June Murray

    (205) 799-4096

     

    Address to pick up mask kits and drop off thermometers:

    DCH Foundation

    1110 Dr. Edward Hilliard Dr

    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

     

    If you contact June beforehand, she’ll arrange a time to meet curbside for thermometer drop-off or mask material pick-up. 

     

    • Providing meals for healthcare workers ($250 feeds a unit one meal and $1500 provides one meal a day for a week for a unit).

    Meal Contact Person:

    Carla Harris

    (205) 242-6791


    Venmo account to send money to: 

     @Carla-Harris-41

Devotionals from Pastor Billy Joy

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