Staying Connected at Valley Harvest during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The leadership of Valley Harvest is committed to doing what it takes to protect this flock, which includes complying with the developing guidelines issued by the federal, state, and local health departments and disease control agencies. As more about the spread of the COVID-19 virus becomes known, these guidelines are daily changing. You are, I’m sure, familiar with the call for disinfecting hard surfaces (for which supplies are rapidly becoming unavailable) and asking people who are sick and any folks over 65 to stay home.

In light of all of this, the VH elder council has determined it to be best for our congregation and the larger public to limit our Sunday gatherings to online live stream only. This means that the sanctuary will not be open for Sunday worship until further notice. What does ‘Until further notice’ mean? It means that we will be paying strict attention to the guidelines and recommendations. We are hoping that new discoveries will reveal that we are safe to gather sooner than expected and are hoping to resume in person services and activities the first week of April. We will certainly get the word out when that decision is made and give updates along the way.

Our Community Food Pantry & Brown Bag program will still be serving the public as normally scheduled in a limited fashion, not allowing the public in the building and with limited volunteers. Our community groups that are still gathering & are smaller than 10 individuals will continue as they so choose. All other on-site programming, including Harvest Kids, Grafted, Roots, Community Luncheon, the Passover Seder, etc. will be suspended until further notice.

In the meantime, we don’t have to be in the building to be the church! We can still praise God together in worship. We can still hear His life-changing word preached. We can still pray for one another. We can still give generously in a time with many needs. This guide will help us stay on mission during a messy time.

How do I join our 10:00am Sunday Service?

  1. – Please make sure to like our page, share the service, and host watch parties.
  2.  – Subscribe and stay up to date. You can also watch past service videos.
  3. We do have a limited number of host homes that will have less than 10 individuals gathering during our normally scheduled worship service. If you are well and would like to connect with one of these groups please call or email the church office.
  4. – While you’re here check out our church website!

How do I connect if I’m new?

Text “WelcometoVH” to 97000?

How do I give?

  1. Give directly from our website:
  2. Text whatever dollar amount you desire to give to 84321. You will be sent a link to the Church Center website to setup your account.
  3. Church Center @

Via the Church Center app: Go to your app store and search, “Church Center App.” Then download it and hit, “Get Started.” You can find Valley Harvest Church either from your location or enter our church information manually. Hit, “This is my church.” Enter your mobile # and a code will be texted to you in order to make a login.

  • Mail Checks to 717 Robertson Blvd., Chowchilla, CA 93610

How do I reach out for help?

  1. Need prayer? Text the word “VHprayer” to 97000 (save as Valley Harvest in your phone) and someone from our team will pray for you and even call to pray with you! (if requested)
  2. Have a practical need (meals, transportation, etc.)? Email us or call (559) 665-2613. Our Connect-To-Care team will contact you to coordinate.
  3. Are you a Senior in need? Email, or call (559) 665-2613 and someone from Valley Harvest will be in contact with you shortly.

How do our families stay engaged with God’s Word?

  1. Valley Harvest pays for a Right Now Media subscription for all it’s attendees! It is an incredible free resource for the entire family with engaging content for every age group. Download it @

How do I get the latest updates?

  1. Valley Harvest will be sending out mass texts to all who have submitted their Cell Phone #. If you have not submitted please email with your name and cell phone #.
  2. Valley Harvest will be sending out mass emails with updates. If you have not submitted your email address please email with your name and we will add you to our list.
  3. Facebook live! We will be making announcements throughout the week as necessary.
  4. Video announcements will be posted to our YouTube page & website every Wednesday night.
  5. Church Office will remain open for calls or drop-offs on Mon – Fri from 9am – 5pm. Please call (559) 665-2613 for more info.

**If you need technical help, call our church office and we will help you through it**

Here are links to the video we posted about this on Tuesday, March 17, 2020:

Posted by Valley Harvest on Tuesday, March 17, 2020