Program Presented by Susan B. Anthony: Sexual Assault/Harrassment

As you are already aware, there is a lot of conversation lately regarding the #metoo movement and how it effects the lives of its victims. There also seems to be some questions that need to be answered about how to protect yourself and how to speak up should the need arise. To this point, our women’s group at PVUMC are planning an event open to the public to address some of these concerns. On Thursday, July 26th at 7 pm we will host a guest speaker from Susan B. Anthony to help us to better understand these issues. We encourage anyone to come, especially those young folks who will be heading off to college and away from home in the near future. You can’t be too careful these days!

The Christmas Fair is fast approaching!

Yikes!! There are only 72 more days until Christmas. Perhaps we can help you with your shopping. Mark your calendar and plan to come to our church on Saturday, Nov. 12th from 9 am – 2:30 pm. The United Methodist Women will be hosting their annual Christmas Fair. We’ll have lots to look over including our Bake Sale, the Knit Room, two rooms in Granny’s Attic, and the unique handmade craft room. We’ll also serve you a warm and hearty lunch so you can continue your day! It’s not too early to get started as the busy times approach!

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Annual Christmas Fair: November 14th

The annual Christmas Fair, hosted by the United Methodist Women, will be held on Saturday, November 14th from 9am – 2:30 pm. There will be something for everyone as you look over the Bake Sale tables, browse through the handmade crafts and the knit or crocheted items, or seek treasure in Granny’s Attic. Lunch will be available featuring homemade soups, and sandwiches, and something yummy for dessert. Be sure to start your Christmas shopping with us!

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United Methodist Women will host a guest speaker: Wednesday, May 6th

At our regular monthly meeting of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Women, we are pleased to announce that we will host a guest speaker as our program for the evening. Sandee Fleet from the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will talk with us about Food and Medical Myths. It sounds like a really interesting program and we invite any ladies to come join us. So, mark your calendars and plan to attend on Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00 PM. For additional information, please contact the church office at 860-379-2157 or Angela Root at 860-379-7966.

Annual Christmas Fair is November 15th, 2014

The annual Christmas Fair, hosted by the United Methodist Women, will take place this year on Saturday, November 15th from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. There are lots of things to see to help you get your holiday shopping started. We’ll offer a Bake Sale table filled with goodies to entice you; a Knit/Crochet Room that offers handmade items to keep you and your loved ones warm this winter; lots and lots of handcrafted items from the practical to the unique to items just for fun; Granny’s Attic will offer items that are treasures to be found, and our Christmas Cafe will be open to serve you and your friends a hearty, homemade lunch.

As you’re making your rounds of the holiday fairs this time of year, why not plan to stop in and visit with us…and take time to enjoy a warm lunch! We look forward to seeing you.

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Mother’s Day Tea

To all the ladies of the church:

Come join us at the annual Mother’s Day Tea, hosted by the United Methodist Women, on Saturday, May 3rd from 2~4 PM.  We’ll gather in Fellowship Hall to celebrate the special ladies in our lives, to honor those who have already gone home to be with the Lord, and to have a wonderful time of fellowship all together.  We’ll enjoy tea and ‘goodies’, of course, as well as some games, a crafting project for the children, and an opportunity to have a family picture taken by our photographer.  This annual event is always a lot of fun, so plan to come join us for the afternoon!

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UMW Starts Another Season

Here we go again!  After taking the summer months off to relax and refresh, the ladies of the United Methodist Women (UMW) at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will enjoy their first meeting of the fall season on Wednesday, September 5th.  Following our tradition, we’ll gather at 6:30 PM and enjoy a potluck supper, as we visit around the common table and catch up with everyone.  Our business meeting will begin after the meal, and we’ll make the most of our time together to plan our fall activities, research ideas for future programs, finalize plans for our annual Christmas Fair, and remember in prayer those who are unable to be with us for one reason or another.

The UMW is open to all women of the church and we encourage you to come and get to know your sisters in Christ, learn about our activities and the ways in which we support many missions here at home and far away.  It’s a time to start afresh with our hopes and dreams for our group, for our church as a whole, and for the world-wide fellowship of Christian women.

We hope to see lots of new faces on Wednesday!