The January 2022 edition of the church newsletter, The Link, is available below simply by clicking on the link. At the present time, our church is closed to in-person worship but you can still join with us in song and praise to our Lord and Savior by clicking on the links for Facebook or YouTube located on the right-hand panel of this page. As stated in Romans 8:38-39, nothing, NOT EVEN COVID, can separate us from the love of God!
Due to the high covid positivity rate locally, Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will be closed for in-person worship for the month of January. Online services will continue to be broadcast. Sunday, January 2nd will be a communion service and anyone wishing to participate from home should plan to have some bread and grape juice available. We are saddened by this turn of events, but opt for the safety of our church family.
Please join us at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church for our Christmas Eve service at 5:00pm on Friday, December 24th! Let’s celebrate the birth of our Lord together.
In light of the natural disasters happening lately, think the horrible tornados in our country, we wanted to remind you about donations to UMCOR…that is the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Because UMCOR’s administrative costs are funded by donations from churches in a special giving mission, any money UMCOR receives targeted toward relief of disasters is given, in total, directly toward helping those affected the most. If you’re looking for a great place to make a donation to help the folks who so desperately need the it, please go to www.umcormission.org and make a donation. Thank you.
Our Christmas fundraiser last weekend was a great success, but we still have a lot of wonderful items in our Tag Sale Room! We’ve decided to open this room up to the public on Sunday, December 12th and Sunday, December 19th, from 11am to 1pm. We have ornaments, artwork, toys, jewelry, Dreamsicles and other collectibles, as well as lots more! You can continue your Christmas shopping by just stopping by the church at the times listed above. Merry Christmas!!
As I drove by the church this week, it was wonderful to see the installation of the new tempered glass coverings for our beautiful stained glass windows. They will keep the windows safe and beautiful for many years to come!
The calendar for the Community Food Bank is shown below. Please note the information below the calendar, in particular the information regarding closing due to bad weather. As a reminder, the Community Food Bank serves the towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford. Currently, it is well stocked with items for your family so please stop in to meet with Pat.
We are excited to let you know about an event we are hosting at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 4th from 8:30am to 2:00pm. It will be a Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Tag Sale. Here’s a great chance for you to continue your holiday shopping with the chance to win one of the donated items we’ll offer…from themed baskets to gift cards, etc…we’ll have a good variety of items to interest you! There will be a Bake Sale room where you can purchase some holiday goodies, and, of course, the Tag Sale room where you can spy a treasure. We’re working hard pulling everything together and we hope you’ll stop in to say hello and see what may suit your fancy in our sale rooms! In the meantime, we want to wish you all a blessed holiday season with family and friends.
The November edition of the church newsletter, The Link, is now available online. Follow the links to see what’s happening this month. Our church is slowly getting back to “normal”, although the mask mandate is still in effect. We are now able to gather in Fellowship Hall after the Sunday services for a small coffee hour…but more importantly for time in conversation to catch up with our church family. “Blest be the ties that bind…” We need to hold our congregation in prayerful consideration in the coming months and continue to build upon those blessed ties that bind!
Everyone is welcome to come join us in worship to our Lord and we’d love to see you there!