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Fridays in the Valley Founders
(Vicki and Sue)

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”  Victor Hugo

Valley Community Presbyterian Church has long enjoyed a rich musical heritage. Building on this tradition, Fridays in the Valley was created for local musicians to showcase their talents while providing a benefit for local charities.

Fridays in the Valley is an eclectic mix of quality musicians performing in an intimate setting, making fine music accessible to our community.

Funding for the Fridays in the Valley concert series is made possible by a gift from Greg and Mary Rom.

A partial list of previous musical groups to perform at the Fridays in the Valley concert series include:

Dolce Wind Quartet


Dueling Quartet

Pavia Wind Quintet

Prairie Fire Lady Choir

Good News Big Band

Twin Cities Horn Club

Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble

Victory Park Brass

Stone Arch Collective






The KidPack program first started three years ago and has grown to serve almost every elementary school in ISD 281. Local churches partner with the various schools throughout the Robbinsdale school district and work to provide food to children at the end of every school week.

Tent City Homeless Relief is an event led by the youth and members of Valley to help combat homelessness in the Twin Cities. Students and chaperones sleep outside in tents at Valley with all proceeds given to local organizations that provide emergency shelter and meals for areas most vulnerable.

Families Moving Forward relies on volunteers from more than 50 congregations throughout the Twin Cities metro area to create shelter space at their congregation sites. In addition to a safe place to sleep and a warm meal, volunteers share kindness and compassion with families experiencing homelessness  addressing their unique barriers to stability so they may leave the shelter program for permanent housing. 

PRISM Holiday Shoppe helps parents in need as they choose holiday presents for each of their children approximately two weeks before the holidays. PRISM receives its toys from Church Partners, local business, individuals and the Toys for Tots organization.

21st Century Academy is an after school program through the Kwanzaa Church in North Minneapolis that offers tutoring, mentoring and an evening meal for at-risk middle school students in the church neighborhood. This program pairs students with regular volunteers who work to help build relationships and community.