In light of the natural disasters happening lately, think the horrible tornados in our country, we wanted to remind you about donations to UMCOR…that is the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Because UMCOR’s administrative costs are funded by donations from churches in a special giving mission, any money UMCOR receives targeted toward relief of disasters is given, in total, directly toward helping those affected the most. If you’re looking for a great place to make a donation to help the folks who so desperately need the it, please go to www.umcormission.org and make a donation. Thank you.
Our Christmas fundraiser last weekend was a great success, but we still have a lot of wonderful items in our Tag Sale Room! We’ve decided to open this room up to the public on Sunday, December 12th and Sunday, December 19th, from 11am to 1pm. We have ornaments, artwork, toys, jewelry, Dreamsicles and other collectibles, as well as lots more! You can continue your Christmas shopping by just stopping by the church at the times listed above. Merry Christmas!!
As I drove by the church this week, it was wonderful to see the installation of the new tempered glass coverings for our beautiful stained glass windows. They will keep the windows safe and beautiful for many years to come!
The calendar for the Community Food Bank is shown below. Please note the information below the calendar, in particular the information regarding closing due to bad weather. As a reminder, the Community Food Bank serves the towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford. Currently, it is well stocked with items for your family so please stop in to meet with Pat.
We are excited to let you know about an event we are hosting at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 4th from 8:30am to 2:00pm. It will be a Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Tag Sale. Here’s a great chance for you to continue your holiday shopping with the chance to win one of the donated items we’ll offer…from themed baskets to gift cards, etc…we’ll have a good variety of items to interest you! There will be a Bake Sale room where you can purchase some holiday goodies, and, of course, the Tag Sale room where you can spy a treasure. We’re working hard pulling everything together and we hope you’ll stop in to say hello and see what may suit your fancy in our sale rooms! In the meantime, we want to wish you all a blessed holiday season with family and friends.
The November edition of the church newsletter, The Link, is now available online. Follow the links to see what’s happening this month. Our church is slowly getting back to “normal”, although the mask mandate is still in effect. We are now able to gather in Fellowship Hall after the Sunday services for a small coffee hour…but more importantly for time in conversation to catch up with our church family. “Blest be the ties that bind…” We need to hold our congregation in prayerful consideration in the coming months and continue to build upon those blessed ties that bind!
Everyone is welcome to come join us in worship to our Lord and we’d love to see you there!
The November calendar for the Community Food Bank is shown below. To enlarge the image, simply click on it. The Community Food Bank serves the towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford. Currently they are well stocked and looking forward to welcoming their clients.
The October 2021 edition of our church newsletter, The Link, is now available. To see what’s happening in our church, click on the link.
Although we continue to follow the Covid guidelines of masking and social distancing, our church activities have begun to return. Sunday School is now in session and a modified coffee hour is available following the worship service on Sunday mornings. On Tuesday mornings at 10am the Prayer Group has begun to meet again. As the year continues it is our hope that more of the familiar activites that have bound us together in the past will return. We invite you to come worship with us on Sunday mornings at 10am and experience the comfort and peace of “coming home’ to the Lord’s House.
The Community Food Bank, housed at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, has published the October 2021 calendar, below. To view larger, simply click on the calendar.
The Food Bank serves the towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford. It is well stocked and looking to help those in need.