Valley Outreach

World Outreach Week


Jesus tells us to “go and make disciples of all nations.” Every year, we spend an entire week (over two weekends) as a church focused specifically to help fulfilling The Great Commission. 

Our theme this year, "Reaching the 31," refers to the least-reached people groups of the world. We’re not just talking about remote regions: “the 31” refers to 31 Frontier People Groups, representing 300 million people who are unlikely to hear of the grace of Jesus even once in their lifetimes.

The week features several missionary and Outreach partner guests, prayer breakfasts, special events, and of course the world-famous WOW Fellowship Hall Tour, featuring real missionaries from the field in simulated settings reflecting their country of service.

WOW Schedule Highlights


March 14-22, Fellowship Hall

Fellowship Hall will be transformed into a globe-trotting experience, featuring guest missionaries in mini-replica settings where they serve in Yemen, Turkey, and Nigeria. All ages are invited to take the Tour. Weekend Communities and Valley Simsbury will have specific visiting times.


March 15, noon, Room 206

Hear from Valley's recent mission trip participants who taught children and worked construction with Kids Alive International in the Dominican Republic. Lunch will be served. No registration required. (Donation)


March 22, noon, Hartford

Join Mary Swank and Rebecca Wilhite on a guided tour of Hartford City Mission (HCM) and South Park Inn. HCM tutors children with remarkable results; South Park Inn serves the homeless. Adults and children accompanied by parents are invited. Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family (includes lunch). Click the button to register for this event.

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March 22, noon, Room 206

Join Terry and Donna Jeanne Schneider as they talk about their experience as missionaries for 22 years in Vienna, and about the road to long-term service. No registration required. (Complimentary lunch)


March 16-20, 7:15 a.m., Room 206

March 21, 9 a.m., Christgau home in Farmington

Join us each morning as we hear from a different missionary or Valley Outreach partner, pray for them, and enjoy a good breakfast to start the day!

Our Speakers

MARCH 14-15

Valley Avon: Tom Doyle, serving with Uncharted Ministries, reaching Jews and Muslims across the Middle East with the Gospel.

Valley Simsbury: Thom Schotanus (Saturday) serving with Africa Impact Team; Randy Hall (Sunday) serving with Partners International.

MARCH 21-22

Valley Avon: Senior Pastor Jay Abramson will speak about Faith Promise Giving, which funds our entire Valley Outreach global and regional efforts for the year.

Valley Simsbury: Pastor Mark Woof will speak about Faith Promise Giving, which funds our entire Valley Outreach global and regional efforts for the year.

Prayer Partnerships / Faith Promise Giving

  • 0PRAY: Prayer Partners
  • 0GIVE: Outreach Giving (2009-2019)
  • 0GO: Short-term Mission Trip Participants (2009-2019)

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World Outreach Week

March 14 - March 22, 2020

"Reaching the 31" continues!

Outreach at Home in the Valley

Valley offers many opportunities to serve Avon, and the Greater Hartford Area. We partner with schools, relief agencies, prisons, addiction treatment programs, pregnancy centers, and other non-profit groups to assist and provide for those in need. Join us in serving central Connecticut residents who have physical, social, and/or spiritual needs.

Valley's Global Partners