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Manna is a Life-Group of Valley Baptist Church that features in-depth expository teaching in a lecture format.  Quarterly study booklets are provided so members may study ahead.  It is a large class, yet includes prayer time and snacks each Sunday.  Since Manna believes in doing life together, there are fellowships throughout the year that develop deeper friendships.  The class also produces the lessons as podcasts under Manna at Valley Baptist Church – available on most of the podcast applications.  This makes it easy to review a lesson, or catch one you missed.  Manna may be a large class, but it’s a friendly class.  


Upcoming Events

  • Ladies' Summer Lunch
    Wed, Jun 14
    Jun 14, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
    Bakersfield, 5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308, USA
    Join the Manna Ladies for a time of food and fellowship, Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at Hodel's Country Dining restaurant. Registration is now closed. Price is $22 per person. If you want to attend, contact Crystal at 203-5279. No copyright infringement meant by use of photo.
  • Manna Men's Breakfast 6/17/23  8:00 AM
    Sat, Jun 17
    The Sugar Mill
    Jun 17, 8:00 AM – 10:20 AM
    The Sugar Mill, 2523 N Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308, USA
    Join Manna's men for breakfast Saturday 6/17/23 at 8:00 AM at The Sugar Mill 2523 N. Chester. Sign up in Manna for a head count. Each man pays his own tab & tip. No copyright infringement intended with use of photo.
  • Memorial Service for Nicky Mettlin's daughter, Trina Barnes
    Fri, Jun 23
    Valley Baptist Fruitvale Fellowship Hall
    Jun 23, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Valley Baptist Fruitvale Fellowship Hall, 4800 Fruitvale Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308, USA
    Memorial Service for Trina Barnes, Nicky Mettlin's daughter Friday, June 23, 2023 11:00 AM Valley Baptist Church Fruitvale Campus Fellowship Hall 4800 Fruitvale Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93308 Luncheon following service. Please RSVP if you plan to attend the luncheon.
  • Manna Bunco Night, Friday, June 23, 2023
    Fri, Jun 23
    VBC Fellowship Hall, Fruitvale Ave
    Jun 23, 5:30 PM – 8:45 PM
    VBC Fellowship Hall, Fruitvale Ave , 4800 Fruitvale Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308, USA
    Join Manna for a fun evening of food and fellowship. Friday, June 23, 2023 Fellowship Hall (Enter Under Breezeway) VBC Fruitvale Ave. Campus 4800 Fruitvale Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93308 Please pay at the Check-In table in Manna on Sundays . $10 covers pizza & salad supper. Register by 6/18.