This will be a bittersweet month for us here at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. Sunday, June 20th, will be the last Sunday for Pastor Mike and Karen to be in our church with our families. They will be continuing their life’s next adventure in Hawaii and we are going to sincerely miss them here. Pastor Mike, with Karen’s help, has led our church over the rough times during this crazy pandemic by not only facilitating all the electronic “stuff” that had to happen in order to provide an on-line worship service every Sunday, but also by being a strong guiding presence as we wondered just how things would work out. We know our God was always in control, but Pastor Mike’s calm assurance that we were a strong body of Christ and everything would work out just fine…as God intended..was reassuring. We wish safe travels, and many blessings to be showered upon them as they move forward along the pathway God has provided.
The Sunday School children met last week for the first time in many months and everyone was glad for this opportunity to learn more about our awesome God. The final day for Sunday School this year will be Sunday, June 27th, and the children and staff will host a BBQ luncheon following the worship service. Members of the congregation are invited to bring a dish to share and enjoy some much needed fellowhip time. After a summer off for fun, Sunday School will resume in the fall.
While meetings continue to be conducted via the internet, we are delighted that we are able to worship in person in our sanctuary. If you are fully vaccinated, masks are optional. Our choir is back and it’s wonderful to hear the voices singing praises to our God. Everyone is welcome to come worship with us on Sunday mornings at 10am!
Below is the June edition of our church newsletter, The Link.
WooHoo!! Sunday School will be opening once again at PVUMC on Sunday, May 23rd! It’s been a long time coming and the kids and staff are happy to be able to gather again and learn about our awesome God! A special ‘goodie bag’ will be provided to each student. Sunday School will meet during the regular worship service hour which begins at 10am. The last day for this year will be Sunday, June 20th and will end with a BBQ potluck lunch. Please bring your children to enjoy this special time of fun and learning!
The May 2021 edition of our church newsletter, The Link, is now online. Check it out to see what’s happening in our church. Our Sanctuary is now open for in-person worship and we welcome visitors and friends to come and join us. Viewing the service on line is still available and the connect information can be found on the right hand side of the page. Although we’ve made good progress in keeping our doors open and providing a safe enviroment to worship our Lord, we anxiously await the day when we can once again enjoy fellowship with Coffee Hour, allow the children to return to Sunday School, and to welcome the choir back in service. The day is coming, but in the meantime, we invite you to come worship with us at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings. The Lord always shows up…we hope you will too!
Below is the May calendar for the Community Food Bank, housed at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. The Food Bank serves the towns of Barkhamsted and New Hartford. For additional information, or to make a donation, please call the number listed on the calendar and speak with Pat. To enlarge the calendar, simply click on it.
Our Sunday morning worship services begin at 10am and can be enjoyed in person or by online viewing. Should you want to come join us in person, please be aware that current covid-19 guidelines are still in effect (masks, social distancing, etc.) but that doesn’t diminish the worship that happens within the Sanctuary! Our God is a constant presence and we would welcome yours as well!
A Good Friday Tenebrae worship service will be held in the Sanctuary on Friday, April 2nd beginning at 7pm. It will also be available for viewing on-line if you don’t wish to come into the building. Please join us as we follow our Lord to the cross.
The March 2021 newsletter for Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church can be found below. We are now open for in-person worship on Sunday mornings at 10 am, with proper covid-19 guidelines in place. If, however, you would feel more comfortable continuing to worship with us on-line, the links for viewing are located at the right side of this page. In either case, Jesus joins us all and welcomes your presence as well!
Shown below is the March 2021 calendar for the Community Food Bank, which is housed at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist. If you have any questions, or would like to make a donation, please call the phone number listed on the calendar and leave a message for Pat.
An Ash Wednesday worship service will be held at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, beginning at 7pm on February 17th. The service will be in-person, maintaining the covid-19 guidelines of wearing masks, social distancing, etc. Ashes will be distributed in a safe manner. If you prefer to watch the on-line service, it will be available on Facebook or YouTube. In the case of bad weather, the service will be cancelled. Should the service be cancelled it will be announced on the closings on CBS tv listings.