December Newsletter is Here

The December newsletter for Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church is now available. To view, click on the Link tab at the top of the page and follow the directions there. While you’re looking over the activities and events for December, keep in mind that everyone is welcome to join us for worship and/or the events that are planned. We would love you to celebrate this special season of Christmas with us!

Community Food Bank Calendar for December 2018

The December 2018 calendar for the Community Food Bank is now available. To view larger, just click on the calendar.

The Community Food Bank, housed at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, supports the towns of New Hartford and Barkhamsted. Their hours of operation are listed as well as a phone number to call for more information or to schedule a donation.

2018 Advent Bible Study

This year our church Advent Study will take place on Wednesday evenings at 7pm beginning tomorrow, December 5th. The study is based on the book Down to Earth by Mike Slaughter, and can be purchased from Pastor Lee for $11.99. Everyone is welcome to take part.

Here is how the study is described by Cokesbury:

A virgin birth. God’s son…a helpless baby. Fleeing certain death. Nothing about the Christmas story is ordinary. Mike Slaughter says it’s enough to confound the mind and make the heart contrite. In his book, Down to Earth, Slaughter presents a four-week Advent study that opens up God’s Christmas surprise to us and examines how it changed everything.

November 2018 Community Food Bank Calendar

The November 2018 calendar for the Community Food Bank is now available. To view larger, just click on the calendar.

The Community Food Bank, housed at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, supports the towns of New Hartford and Barkhamsted. Their hours of operation are listed as well as a phone number to call for more information or to schedule a donation.

November 2018 Church Newsletter

The newsletter for Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church is available at the tab at the top of the page. Simply click on the link to review the happenings for this month.

Annual Christmas Fair: November 10th, 2018

Quickly approaching is our United Methodist Women’s Annual Christmas Fair. We invite you to stop in and browse through our Granny’s Attic rooms, our handcrafted items, our hand knit & crochet room, and especially our bake sale tables. And while you’re at it, enjoy a hearty lunch in our Christmas Cafe. Details on the flyer below. Funds raised from the profits of this fair will be used to support local community needs, such as Project Graduation at Regional #7 and Gilbert Schools, Barkhamsted Cookie Jar, Community Food Bank, Greenwoods Scholarship Foundation, Susan B. Anthony Project, and Warm The Children, among others.

Food Donations for Community Food Bank

Our church houses the Community Food Bank serving the towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford. Listed below are some of the items that need to be re-stocked to allow greater selections for the clients. If you can help with donations, please see the contact  information listed in the Food Bank section on the right-hand side of this page.

Food Items Needed:

  • Chef Boyardee, Spaghetti O’s, or Bon Italia Products
  • Cereal
  • Baked Beans (regular size can)
  • Canned spinach, sauerkraut, or French style green beans
  • Small cans of canned chicken
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Pasta or rice sides
  • Flavored rice
  • Egg noodles
  • Stuffing (all flavors)
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Relish
  • Ketchup
  • Braham crackers
  • Prepared soups
  • Pudding
  • Jello
  • Regular size tomato products (diced, whole peeled, etc.)
  • Toilet paper
  • Cake, brownie, or cookie mixes
  • Pasta (ziti, penne, etc.)
  • Raman noodles
  • Any nonperishable items

As the weather gets colder, more folks will be in need of our help, so please consider making a donation.