We’re havin’ a Tag Sale!!

Our church will be hosting a tag sale on Saturday, August 27th from 9am – 2pm. Here’s a great opportunity to find that special “something” that will just make your summer-tag-sale-hunts perfect! We might have just what you’re looking for! If you’d like to donate items, please contact the church at 860-379-2157 and leave a message on our answering machine. We hope to see you!

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August 2016 Link Edition is now available

The August edition of our church newsletter, The Link, is now available on-line. Click on the Link tab at the top of the page and follow the links to see what’s happening in our neck of the woods.

Need a Spiritual Tune Up?

Times are tough and getting tougher, everything costs more, it seems like the whole world is in conflict and confusion. Perhaps you’re feeling sick at heart or just plain tired and down in the dumps. Do you feel like you need a spiritual tune up? Well, here’s your chance!!

On Friday, July 22nd, 2016, the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will host a Spiritual Tune Up Revival! Our program will begin at 7 pm and is open to anyone who would like to come and be uplifted in the Spirit. There will be plenty of wonderful music, featuring Erica Mundy on keyboard, drums, and vocals; Rev. Lee Gangaware on saxophone and vocals; Christine Saturno on bass guitar; Jim Wilson on keyboard, violin, and flute, and Pastor Chris Yount on guitar and trombone. The evening’s message, entitled “Tune Up Time”, will be given by Rev. Lee Gangaware. Following this uplifting program, refreshments will be available in our Fellowship Hall. Let’s work together to make His Kingdom Come on Earth! To help do that, plan to make time this summer to refresh yourself in the Lord, and be uplifted in the spirit!

Can’t wait to see you there!

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July 4th Remembrance

m_july4th1-1This weekend as we celebrate the 240th anniversary of the birthday of our nation, I remember the words of this old hymn, “God Of Our Fathers”. The text was written by Daniel C. Roberts in 1876 for the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It was written for a small, patriotic celebration in Vermont, and used the music from another hymn. Then in 1892 George W. Warren wrote original music to go along with the words. The hymn praises not only our patriotic feelings but celebrates the presence and our thankfulness for our God who continues to shower us with blessings and asks that He continue to do so far into the future.

Read the words and see if you agree they are timeless and are particularly important today.

“God of our fathers, whose almighty hand,
Leads forth in beauty all the starry band
Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies,
Our grateful songs before thy throne arise.

Thy love divine hath led us in the past;
In this free land by thee our lot is cast.
Be thou our Ruler, Guardian, Guide, and Stay,
Thy word our law, thy paths our chosen way.

From war’s alarms, from deadly pestilence,
Be thy strong arm our ever-sure defense.
Thy true religion in our hearts increase.
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.

Refresh thy people on their toilsome way,
Lead us from night to never-ending day;
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine,
And glory, laud, and praise be ever thine.”

May you all have a safe and blessed July 4th holiday!

The July 2016 Link is now available!

The July 2016 edition of the church newsletter, The Link, is now available on-line. Click on The Link tab at the top of this page and follow the prompts to view the newsletter. All are welcome to attend any and all activities of the church and we hope to see you soon!

A New Opportunity for Bible Study

We will be hosting a new Bible study beginning on Sunday, June 19th at 7:00 pm. The topic is “the sovereignty of God over the affairs of humans” and will be based on the entire book of Daniel. If you’re interested in joining the class, please bring your own Bible, a notebook, and a willingness to cover some controversial topics. Anyone is welcome to attend the class. For additional information, please contact the church office at 860-379-2157 and leave a message for Pastor Trudy Codd.

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A Visit from a Special Friend!

On Friday, June 10th at 7 PM we are hosting an evening with our friend, Dan Abbott, as he talks about how God has called him to service over the past several years. Dan grew up in Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church and has remained in our hearts even as his path has led him far across the country and the world. Dan found his soulmate, Annie, in Oregon where they attended college, and have since had many adventures together…not the least of which included marriage and a bouncing baby boy, Jesse! Dan is coming East to see friends and family, and while here he will be spending an evening at our church sharing his adventures following God’s path for his life. In addition, there will be wonderful music, provided by Bill & Becky Bridges, and, of course, some refreshments and time for fellowship following the presentation.

On Sunday, June 12th, Dan will be giving the message at our 9:30 AM worship service. Everyone is invited to come to either or both of these opportunities to re-connect with Dan.

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