Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church
150 Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville, PA
(right near the Community Library)
Worship at 10:00 am Sunday School Classes at 9:15 am
Phone: (570) 992-0158 Fax: (570) 992-0828
A Community Church
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
at 10:00 am
A blended contemporary worship service Join us!
Sharing God’s Message each & every Sunday
with Pastor Chuck Monts
Scripture: Mark 9:38-50
You do not tarry, O God of all goodness, to show us Your favor. You hasten to hear us whenever we call. Bathed in the brightness of Your radiant love for us, we can see clearly Your care for us and all creation. Through Christ, open our eyes and hearts to the splendor of Your redeeming judgment; by the Spirit continue to lead us to behold your dazzling grace. We worship You — God, Christ, and Holy Spirit — one God who gives Life and in whose image all have been created. Amen.
Welcome Back! PVPC’s doors are open again & in-person worship is back along with Adult Sunday school classes!
We will continue to post the sermons on our Facebook page & Zoom for those who are not yet ready to come back (still working on glitches but things are improving!)
To continue to keep everyone safe, we are still following all the recommended CDC guidelines. With the current uptick in COVID numbers, we want you to feel comfortable. If you aren’t feeling well, please worship with us from home. If you aren’t vaccinated we ask that you please continue wearing a mask & we will be following social distancing rules& we always have plenty of hand sanitizer to use.
We are trying to get ahead of the COVID situation, vaccines are easily accessible to all & things are opening up but with the Delta variant out there now these are still very scary & unknown times for many. We know that everyone has a different comfort level, so please be assured that we understand and respect every single person’s choice about when they are ready to “return to church” and we do not want anyone to feel pressured in any way. Joyfully, our doors will be open for you whenever YOU are ready.
Lastly, please remember whether you are ready to come back in person or not, we are always here to help with any needs you may have, no matter how big or small. You can reach out to Christine at any time, she is back in the office on a regular basis, but it is still a good idea to call ahead first. Deacons & Elders are available for you as well. Just let us know! Our thoughts & prayers go out to everyone impacted by this virus. Together we are the church, & together we will get through this.
We look forward to seeing you in person and to again be able to worship together! Stay safe, stay healthy!
What’s Happening at PVPC…
New Bible Study/Breakfast — Pastor Chuck has started a new Bible Study Breakfast — Crossroads: The Intersection of Life & Faith will take place on the second Saturday of the month & is open to anyone who would like to come. Please feel free to invite a friend or two to join us. Breakfast menu will include homemade French Toast and fresh peaches, scrambled eggs, bacon and breakfast sandwiches. Next Breakfast: October 9
Congregational Meeting — Our Annual Congregational Meeting, which will include church officer nominations & elections, will be held following worship on Sunday, October 24. This meeting does not take long but is a very important one for PVPC so please mark your calendar and plan to attend.
Pastor Chuck’s Bike Trip — he did it & is back home! Although his trip is completed, you can still donate & help reach their goal. The Bowery Mission that helps hundreds of hungry & homeless men, women & children throughout Manhattan. If you would like to help out this important cause, please click on their website my.bowery.org/fundraiser/3166566 or speak to anyone from our Mission team here or call/email the church office. To follow his trek across the country, follow on Facebook: Biking for The Bowery Mission & on YouTube’s Channel: Biking for the Bowery. We will have updates on our own Facebook page too! GOOD LUCK PASTOR CHUCK!
New Roof — As you may know, PVPC just got a new roof that was needed due to leaking issues. It looks great! While we do have a good portion of the funds to pay for this, we are in need of some help, especially so we are able to replenish some funds, so we created a Roof Fund. If you feel you can give any sort of donation towards this, please mark your donation as “roof” & we will put those donations aside accordingly.
Adult Sunday School – Adult Sunday School Classes are back! We will be meeting each Sunday morning at 9:00 (a new, slightly earlier time) in Fellowship Hall so we can maintain social distancing guidelines. Classes are open to anyone so please feel free to invite a friend. Join us for some thought-provoking study, interesting discussion and brotherly & sisterly fellowship. Hope to see you there!
Men’s Bible Breakfast – planning to start up again soon! We normally meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 8 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. We encourage all men (bring your friends) to come out and join us for breakfast, prayer, fellowship and study. Hope to see you there! Next Breakfast: TBD
Bible Study – We are currently studying Max Lucado’s book, “God Came Near”. Please join us at 9:00 a.m. which allows more time for learning & discussion.
Weekday Bible Study, Brown Bag Lunch – On hold.
Mission & Evangelism – Our M&E group meets on the 4th Sunday of each month following worship and are always looking for people who want to help make the world better & possibly even be a part of our Missions Committee. If you have any questions or ideas, please contact the church office or speak to any committee member.
Food Pantry – we maintain a small food pantry that is stocked by the generous donations of our church family. If you are in need of food, please know that we are here for you. Because of its size, we do recommend you call first to make sure that it is stocked well enough for food to be given out and to be sure that there is someone in the office. When we are blessed to have plenty of items, we share that with PVEN. We encourage you to please remember those in need as you do your weekly shopping and give what you can when you can.
Keep Sunday Holy – Our church, along with other local churches is a part of the Keep Sunday Holy Team. We want to keep Sunday morning free of mandatory events like sporting practices or games. That way, we can choose church, if we feel it has an importance in our family. This effort was started as a result of a letter from a teenager about how her family has been torn up over the choice of church attendance versus other mandatory events outside of church. So far we have started conversations via letters to the Editor. We manned a tent at the West End Fair & Chestnuthill Community Day to share our feelings. We are also encouraging other churches to join in this effort. We consider this to be a non-confrontational, ecumenical bridge building service to strengthen families in their spiritual growth. We also have shirts available with our Keep Sunday Holy logo on them for only $10 – see Jeff if interested.
Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network (PVEN) serves residents of Chestnuthill, Eldred, Hamilton, Jackson, Polk & Ross townships. They are always in need of non-perishable food items, as well as clothing (including school approved items), blankets and personal care items, as they help many families in need in our community! They now have evening hours on the 4th Tuesday of the month to help the needs of working families. Those hours will be 6:00 pm to 7:20 pm. They will also add the 2nd Saturday of the month as a clothing distribution day to coincide with their food distribution, this way families can get both clothing & food if needed. Saturday hours are 9:00-11:00 am. Contact Hope at 570-992-3136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org FMI on volunteering & pantry needs. Donations can also be brought directly to their new facility located at 2234 Route 209 (Sciota/Brodheadsville/Saylorsburg area). You can donate all items Monday, Tuesday & Friday from 9:00-11:30 am. THANK YOU!
If you are in need of assistance from PVEN, please give them a call at 570-992-3136. Forms will be required to fill out and an appointment in order receive help & pick up goods. Please call ahead to gather information on qualifications.