What to Expect

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Children's Ministry

V&M Kids program for ages 2+ offered during 11am Celebration

Children are very welcome at Valley & Mountain! Programming is designed and overseen by Rev. Emily Tanis-Likkel, our Minister of Spiritual, who brings together spiritual depth and expertise in childhood education. Families stay together for the first 15-20 minutes of the service and then kids are invited to join the program in the children’s space for about 30 minutes (families can stay together if they choose). At the 11 am service we have more kids so we have multiple classrooms for the different age groups. We take the spiritual lives of children seriously and offer a play-based, story-centered, empathetic, liberatory form of spiritual education that moves beyond black-and-white moralism and indoctrination, and into helping kids develop compassionate ethics and a genuine spiritual imagination.

Contact Emily


Messages and Interviews each Sunday

An engaging, relevant, provocative reflection or interview is part of both Celebrations each Sunday. We plan to provide an archive soon. For now, you can link to one of John's reflectons by clicking below (you'll be directed to a youtube page).

Listen to a reflection


The 11 am service offers a world music mix, with an emphasis on gospel music. Our leader is Yasmin Ravard-Andresen, who also directs the Resistance Choir.

Interested in music? We hold a monthly Music-a-long gathering where you can learn new songs and rehearse to play or sing with the music teams on Sunday.

Contact Yasmin