The October edition of our church newsletter, The Link, is now available on-line. To read about the happenings at our church, go to the Link tab at the top of the page. All events are open to everyone and you’re welcome to come join us!!
The final Bean Hole Bean Supper for 2019 will take place on Saturday, October 5th. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling the phone number on the flyer. Seating times and prices can be found there as well. If you would like more details about the suppers, including the menu and a brief description of how these suppers came about, click on the Bean Hole tab at the top of the page.
After taking the summer off, Sunday School will begin again on September 8th. Our church school meets during the regular morning worship service following the children’s sermon.
On Sunday, September 15th our worship service hour will change to 10am! Children are encouraged to bring their school backpacks to church where during the service Pastor Mike will bless the children AND their backpacks!
Our church is open to everyone and we would love to share time with you in worship.
Below, you’ll find the September calendar for the Community Food Bank which is located at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. The Food Bank serves the towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford. For a larger view of the calendar, simply click on the calendar. Additional information regarding times the Food Bank is open, when food can be dropped off, any cancellation information, and a phone number where you can leave a message can be found below the calendar.
There is a Bean Hole Bean Supper committee meeting after church on Sunday, August 25th, to discuss the viability of hosting a fall bean hole supper. All those who serve as a committee head, or serve on a committee, or are simply interested in the fate of the supper, please plan to attend this important meeting. If you are not able to attend, please contact John Baum to express your opinion.
Did you miss church this weekend and you’d really like to hear the message Pastor Mike shared? Perhaps you were working with the children in the Nursery or the Sunday School and missed the morning message. If so, don’t fret! If you go to the following web address you can hear a recording of the scripture lesson and the morning message! Check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/pvumc.
See if you recognize the voice of the reader.
As of July 1st we have welcomed a new pastor and his wife to our community of faith here in Pleasant Valley. When asked to provide a brief bio and photo, here is what Pastor Mike Antici shared. We invite everyone to join us in welcoming Pastor Mike and Karen to PVUMC, and would encourage you all to come visit us in worship on Sundays at 9:30am.
After being part of the New Life United Methodist Church family for more than 25 years, Mike found himself walking on a path that only God could have prepared. He has always called Connecticut home, but even more so when he walked down the aisle of a Connecticut UMC and married the love of his life, Karen. They settled down in their own home where Karen’s strength and trust in the Lord became contagious to Mike and he soon found himself worshiping Jesus with a love and compassion he would never have thought possible.
In 2003, Mike was certified as a local lay speaker in the United Methodist Church organization and began his further walk with Christ. Through the years, he utilized his skills as a sound engineer paired with his IT background to help build a safe and comfortable worship environment for the community.
Recently, the Lord guided Mike down a path to receive a degree in Psychology, opened his eyes and mind to the possibility that Jesus has plans for him that reach much further than the technology he has built his career on. Fueled by a renewed passion for his family, church and God, he listened carefully when as he was called to ministry as a Pastor.
In his free time, when he’s not renovating his home alongside his wife, or spending special time with his family, he descends into his wood shop in his basement for some therapeutic ‘ukulele lutherie.
Karen is from a small town in upstate New York and has built a beautiful family with Christ at the head, followed by her husband and two boys: Ethan and Nick.
Worshiping at New Life UMC for more than 25 years before following her husband to help him pastor Pleasant Valley UMC. Though she now attends Pleasant Valley UMC, she still finds herself employed to care for the New Life UMC with a passionate love as sexton.
Karen loves music, and often will gift others with her amazing voice, many times while enjoying her passion for gardening and organizing, knitting, scrap booking. You’ll very often find Karen with a book in hand reading anything she can get her hands on. She loves all animals and adores being outside, even in winter (unlike her husband).