Sunday School begins on September 12th. The children join with everyone in the sanctuary to begin our worship service. Following the Children’s Sermon, the kids will go out to the classroom for Sunday School. We invite you to bring your children to church at 10am and while you enjoy the worship service, your children will build their own personal relationship with God and His Son, Jesus!
The September calendar for the Community Food Bank can be seen below…click on it for a larger view. Please note the information below the calendar for days that the Food Bank is open, how to make donations, or a phone number you can call for additional information. The Food Bank serves the towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford and currently is well stocked to meet your needs.
The September 2021 edition of our church newsletter, The Link, can be found below. Our Sunday services are both in-person and on-line. We welcome you to join us in the Sanctuary on Sunday where we will continue to observe the covid-19 protocols of mask wearing (including inside the building) and social distancing. If you are still hesitant about coming into a group setting, the links for viewing the service online can be found on the right side of the screen. Either way, we would love for you to join us in worshipping our awesome God!
Heads Up everyone…and batten down the hatches! Pastor Barbara has decided, in the interst of safety from hurricane Henri, to cancel worship services tomorrow. Take care all and we’ll meet again next week. Stay safe!
The August edition of our church newsletter is available online by clicking on the link below. We invite you to come meet our new pastor, Barbara Schaffer, and hear her message on Sunday mornings at 10am. Pastor Barbara is a familiar face here at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church and we are delighted that she has come to serve her ministry here with us!
Below you’ll find the August calendar for the Community Food Bank, which serves the towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford. Please notice that the food bank will only be open twice during the month of August. Regular hours will resume in September. Should you have any questions, please call the phone number listed on the calendar and leave a message for Pat.
During July the Community Food Bank will be open only on July 19th and 22nd. It will NOT be open on July 8th.
The July calendar for the Community Food Bank, housed at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, is available below. The Food Bank serves Barkhamsted and New Hartford residents. For a larger view of the calendar, simply click on it.
God continues to have great plans for PVUMC as I am pleased to announce that on July 1, 2021 the Reverend Barbara Schaffer will be our new pastor. Some of you may remember that she attended our church for many years, and it is in our church that she received her call to ministry. During our appointment meeting with the SPRC committee on Friday Pastor Barbara stated, “I feel like I’m coming home!” She has pastored full time in three churches over the last 20 years. She is retiring from the First United Methodist Church of Shelton in June and moving to her house in Torrington, CT. She raised her two sons in New Hartford, CT and has many ties in the community. She has held various positions such as New Hartford Finance Department, a Volunteer EMT, CPR Instructor, President of PTO and Chair of American Red Cross. In her church ministries she has sat on many associations and boards such as UMARMY Safety Director, Town of Shelton, Drug Prevention Committee, Natural Church Development Coach, Conference Committee on Finance and Administration, and sat in on clergy associations in all three towns that she ministered in.
Pastor Barbara’s first service with us will be on Sunday, July 4, 2021. She is also looking forward to being a part of our PVUMC float in the July 5 parade in Pleasant Valley. We are excited to reconnect with Rev. Barbara and look forward to her leadship as we march into the future.
The June 2021 edition of the Community Food Bank Calendar is shown below. To view it larger, simply click on it.
The Community Food Bank serves the towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford. They are carefully following the covid-19 guidelines in order to provide a safe environment for both the clients and staff. For more information, please call the number listed on the calendar and speak with Pat, or leave a message and she will return your call.