Violinist Karen Sinclair will be our Guest on March 1st

Join us on March 1st for some beautiful music from Phoenix Symphony violinist Karen Sinclair. She and Larry will play a program including pieces by Bach, Schumann, and Mendelssohn. Larry’s harpsichord will be front and center, and you’ll hear Bach like it was supposed to be heard! Please join us for this very special Sunday. 

Extraordinary Evening of Music March 1, 2020 concert news

We are proud to announce the next concert in the Extraordinary Evening of Music series has been scheduled for Sunday, March 1 at 7PM. Please join us for this very special evening of Baroque music featuring 7 musicians of the Phoenix Symphony. The program will include works by J. S. Bach, including Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and Partita No. 2 for solo violin, sonatas for solo harpsichord by Domenico Scarlatti, and a concerto by Georg Philipp Telemann. The Baroque concert will feature Dian D’Avanzo, Leah Latorraca, Mark Dix,Mike D’Avanzo, Mike Kazepides, Michelle Stolper, and Larry Loeber.

Presale tickets may be purchased online for just $25 by clicking here. or by calling 480-451-4565. Tickets will also be available at the door for $30. The concert is being presented at the Congregational Church of the Valley, 12001 E Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale. We look forward to having you join us for another memorable evening enjoying the talents of these truly gifted artists.

Our Soloist on February 2nd will be Shelby Nugent

Please join us on February 2nd, when our soloist will be Phoenix Symphony horn player Shelby Nugent. Shelby and Larry’s program will include selections from concertos by Mozart and Strauss.

Shelby joined The Phoenix Symphony as second horn in 2017. Prior to that she played in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and attended Northwestern University. During the summers Shelby can be found anywhere from Des Moines, IA to Jackson Hole, WY playing in music festivals. She loves living in Phoenix and hiking around the desert with her dog, Jovie

CCOV Annual Meeting January 26, 2020

The purpose of this important meeting of the congregation is as follows:
• To hear the report of the Church Council and staff;
• To elect officers and vote on the slate of candidates for officers and boards;
• To act upon the budget and to appropriate funds for necessary expenditures during the upcoming year;
• To take any action that may properly come before the meeting.

All church members and associate members are reminded that they are eligible to vote on all matters that come before this meeting.

Welcome Back Potluck

Let’s gather for a delicious potluck and reconnect with our friends
who have returned to the valley for the winter!!

When: Sunday, January 12, following worship
Where: Hayden Hall

Bring your favorite main dish, salad or dessert to share. Crockpots can be plugged in before the service or use the oven or microwave. And there is plenty of space in the refrigerator for cold items. We will provide beverages.

Our next service opportunity will be on Tuesday, January 28th.

We always need 3 – 5 individuals to serve dinner at this United Methodist Outreach Ministry (UMOM) event and we welcome families with teenagers 14 years old or older to join us. We leave CCOV at 4 PM and are usually back around 7:30 PM.

“Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.” 

This is your invitation to live and love as our faith calls us to do.

Plan to meet at CCOV and then carpool to Halle Women’s Center, 3424 East Van Buren.

Contact: Janet at 480-391-3905 if you have any questions or need more information.

Our guest musician for January 5th will be violist Mark Deatherage

Phoenix Symphony Principal Violist Mark Deatherage will be our guest soloist for the service on Sunday, January 5th. He and Larry will play a program from the Romantic period including compositions by Mendelssohn and Schumann. Please join us to hear this highly gifted musician.

Mark Deatherage joined The Phoenix Symphony as Associate Principal Viola in 2008, and as Acting Principal Viola in 2009.

Born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, Mr. Deatherage has been professionally engaged by many orchestras in the midwest including the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2007-2008 he was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.

Mark Deatherage received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Indiana University, from Mimi Zweig and Alan DeVeritch, respectively. While in Indiana, he was a student of  Michael Strauss, Principal Viola of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

During his downtime, it may be difficult to find Mr. Deatherage, as he will likely be out exploring the back roads and jeep trails of Arizona.

Justin Rollefson will be our soloist on December 1st

Known for his beautiful, expressive tone and vibrato, Dr. Justin Rollefson showcases the diversity and flexibility of the saxophone through exploring unconventional chamber ensembles and actively commissioning new works for these ensembles. In 2014, he founded the Rogue Trio. In 2016, Rollefson founded the Eos saxophone sextet. In 2017, he co-founded Lotus, a saxophone trio. Finally, in 2018, he founded Zinnia, a trio consisting of saxophone, cello and piano. Rollefson has not only been active in chamber music, but has also appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras and wind groups. Rollefson has performed on saxophone and clarinet in the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Rollefson completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance under the direction of Dr. Christopher Creviston at Arizona State University, where he also completed his Master of Music degree in saxophone performance in 2014. Dr. Rollefson’s past instructors and chamber coaches include Dr. Kenneth Tse, Joseph Lulloff, Dr. Andrew Campbell, Dr. Robert Spring, Dr. Joshua Gardner, the Shanghai String Quartet, and members of the Fifth House Ensemble.

Our Next Service Opportunity is Tuesday, November 26th


We always need 3 – 5 individuals to serve dinner at this United Methodist Outreach Ministry (UMOM) event and we welcome families with teenagers 14 years old or older to join us. We leave CCOV at 4 PM and are usually back around 7:30 PM.

“Preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.” 

This is your invitation to live and love as our faith calls us to do.

Plan to meet at CCOV and then carpool to Halle Women’s Center, 3424 East Van Buren.

Contact: Janet at 480-391-3905 if you have any questions or need more information.