The 2021 first edition of our newsletter is here!

It’s 2021 already! Out with the old 2020 year and in with the new. Let’s start the new year with a renewed spirit and high hopes for the best year ever! Our January edition of the church newsletter, The Link, can be found here. Click on the link below to see what’s happening this month.

Due to the uptick in covid-19 cases in CT, our services for the forseeable future will take place on-line. Please join us virtually as we worship each Sunday at 10am. Connection information can be found on the right side of this screen. No matter where we are we know that God will show up and we hope you do too!

2021 Community Food Bank Calendar

Happy New Year! Shown below is the January calendar for the Community Food Bank, located at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. If you’ve visited the Food Bank in the past, please note the change in hours for the winter months. Should you wish to make a donation to the Food Bank, or if you have questions, please call the number listed and leave a message for Pat.

The Community Food Bank serves the towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford. Throughout this year of covid-19, the Food Bank has been a steady source of food for it’s clients. Social distance is maintained, and covid-19 protocols have been observed. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to visit this local, well-stocked food bank.

Happy New Year!

Out with the old and in with the new…we hope this new year will bring you and your families much joy, togetherness, good health, and a much closer walk with Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Peace be with you all, and remember…CHRISTmas lasts all year long!

Good News!!

Sanctuary doors will be open on Christmas Eve!

Due to the fact that Barkhamsted is one of 3 towns CT that is not at Covid level “red”, we will be opening the sanctuary doors for Christmas eve service. Masks, sanitization, sign in, and social distancing are still required, but if you’re so inclined to join us for our Christmas Eve service, the doors will be open at 6:30pm. The service will begin at 7pm.  

However, the planned service is designed and geared towards an online service, so you may have to endure some “behind the scenes” sort of stuff, and heck, if you show up, we may put you to work.

Mary, did you know? I love this song, it’s one of my favorite christmas songs, it puts a lump in my throat every time i hear it.  But it seems that it’s asking Mary a question and it’s assuming she’s. . . well, umm not the brightest bulb in the batch, it’s asking her if she has any clue of what’s going on. . . suffice to say, Mary was not a dim-bulb, she was the brightest of all bulbs in the eyes of God  (even in a pre-bulb era) . . . so did mary know?   Well DUUUUH!!!  of course she knew, how could she NOT know!!  But what does this mean for us?   Join us Christmas Eve at 7PM to find out more (and to hear the song too!) 

December 2020 Newsletter!

The December 2020 edition of the church newsletter, The Link, is now available. To check out what’s happening at the church, follow this link:

Because Barkhamsted, hometown of PVUMC, is now listed in the “red” category for covid-19, the church has once again been closed. On Sunday, December 6th, the service will be held in the Sanctuary with only Pastor Mike, Karen, David, and a guest speaker (Angela Root!!) in attendance. It will be available for viewing online at the links provided to the right of this screen.

For the next few weeks, worship services will be held only online. Pastor Mike and Karen will lead us in worship from their home, and David will provide pre-recorded music. However on Christmas Eve, at 7pm, Pastor Mike, Karen, and David will ‘broadcast’ the worship service from the PVUMC Sanctuary.

While we can’t be physically together during this time, we know the Lord will be with us wherever we are and the holy babe will arrive to light the world right on time! May the spirit of Christmas enter your hearts and carry you into the new year ahead.

December 2020 Calendar for Food Bank

The December 2020 calendar for the Community Food Bank is shown below. To view it larger, simply click on it. The Community Food Bank serves the towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford. Due to the covid-19 virus, orders are phoned in to the food bank staff who fill the order and bring it to a table outside the building for pick-up. If you want more information about the food bank, or to place an order, please call Pat at the number listed on the calendar.

November 2020 Newsletter is Here!

The November 2020 edition of our church newsletter, The Link, is now here. While we are still under conference guidelines for covid-19 protection, we are continuing to hold in-person services on Sunday mornings at 10am, as well as on-line services. Links to the location for the on-line services can be found in the column to the right. We are working very hard to keep a safe environment for those who wish to come and worship in person and we welcome anyone to join with us. Yes, things are a little different than they were last early spring, but the Lord is still with us and looking for YOU to come to the table. Communion will be served the first Sunday of each month. Join us in our circle of faith and give thanks for your blessings from above.

To view the November Link, click here:

September Edition of The Link now online

The September 2020 edition of our church newsletter, The Link, is now available online. To view it please click on this link: September Link & Schedule.

Our doors are open to everyone to come on Sunday mornings at 10am to worship. We still need to be mindful of the covid guidelines that are in place in our effort to ensure the Sanctuary is as safe as possible. Wear a mask (if you don’t have one, one will be available) and keep social distancing in mind as we scatter ourselves throughout the room. Remember, our heavenly Father wants to hear from you and share His love with you. No matter how distant we need to be from each other, there is no social distance needed when we come to God.