Every weekend, many first time guests walk through the doors of our church. If you are considering visiting Park Valley Church for the first time, then you need to know that we have planned everything with you - our Guest - in mind! The following questions and answers should help make your 1st time visit a truly amazing experience!
When should I arrive?
Park Valley Church is located at 4500 Waverly Farm Drive in Haymarket, VA, so plan your commute accordingly. Most people arrive 15 minutes early to check-in their children, catch up with new friends, grab a cup of coffee, and find a good seat. We offer service times on Saturdays at 5PM & Sundays at 9AM and 11AM.
What can I expect during a service?
A typical weekend service lasts for about 60 minutes (which includes a live band, an offering time, and a hope-filled message from the Pastor that relates to your everyday life). Our mission on the weekend is to allow every attendee to grow in faith, hope, and love and to point people to the Hope of the world, Jesus Christ!
What about my children?
Park Valley Family Ministries have a safe & secure environment for the youngest children through high school aged students. These ministries engage children in the message of faith, hope, and love through age-appropriate teaching, praise music, and games. All of our volunteers, who volunteer with children 18 and younger, have been background checked and our Watchmen Ministry provides monitored hallways at all times.
What should I wear?
The attire is typically casual, and many of our attendees wear what they're comfortable in like jeans and a T-shirt. Please wear whatever you prefer. We want you to feel comfortable and free to connect with God.
If you have elementary and early childhood aged students, the most convenient place to park is near thePark Valley Kids building. This will allow you the quickest access to drop-off and pick-up your children.
Where is the best place to park?
Will I feel comfortable?
If you are a first time guest, we will in no way single you out or embarrass you. As a guest, you have every right to remain anonymous. We will encourage everyone to fill out a Connection Card or stop by our First Time table so we can get to know you, but it is not mandatory.
If you are new to Park Valley Church or checking your child or visitor into Park Valley Kids for the first time, please fill out your family's information in advance to make the check-in process for service much easier! Please click HERE.
Can I expedite the check-in process?
What are the tags that I see people wearing?
Each child is given a tag with a unique code that corresponds to their parent's pick-up tag. Parents must present their matching receipt tag to a designated adult leader before the child is allowed to exit their classroom. Once the codes are matched, the child’s tag will be removed and thrown away to signal that the child has been officially picked up. We may also use the tag to "page" you during service if your child needs you. The code will be shown on the side screens in the Main Auditorium and all of the TVs in the Main Lobby. If the parent’s receipt tag is missing, the family will need to go through an ID check with a Park Valley Church staff member.