Holy Week Activities

Holy Week and Easter are coming very soon. Here is a list of the various activities that will take place at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church:

Palm Sunday, March 24th will offer a worship service at 9:30 AM in which the Sunday School children will bring the palms into the Sanctuary and help to distribute them to the congregation.

Maundy Thursday, March 28th will offer a special worship service and reading of the passion at 7:00 PM. Communion will also be served.

Good Friday, March 29th will offer an evening service commemorating the death of Jesus at 7:00 PM.

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service will take place, weather permitting, at 6:30 AM on Beach Rock in Barkhamsted. This service has a long-standing tradition of meeting at the top of the rock to greet the Son. The service is a combined effort of the North Congregational Church in New Hartford, the First Congregational Church of Barkhamsted (aka Barkhamsted Center Church), and Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. Following the early morning service, a community breakfast will be hosted at the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome to join in the fellowship.

Easter Sunday Worship Service will be held at 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary and will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A light coffee hour will be offered following the service.

Our church is open to all and we welcome visitors and new friends to join us in the worship and fellowship that we offer.

Easter Sunrise Service

Pastor Carl and Rev. Margret Hofmeister share the worship service.

The Easter Sunrise Service, held on Beech Rock, was conducted by Pastor Carl Franson and Rev. Margret Hofmeister.  Rev. Margaret is the pastor at the North Congregational Church in New Hartford.  The service was well attended, with almost 70 people balanced on the top of the rock.  A community breakfast was hosted by the Barkhamsted Congregational Church following the early morning service.