Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church

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Pastor: Rev. Karen Wolcott
 

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The 4 week Advent study will be led by Pastor Karen on Monday mornings at 10 am at Pleasant Hills UMC and 7 pm at Ridgewood UMC on the following dates:  November 29, December 6, 13, 20.    

 

Journey Through Advent with John Wesley's Means of Grace. The season of Advent offers time and space for Christians to prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas through reflecting on the story of salvation. In All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas, a group of diverse Wesleyan scholars will take you on an Advent journey guided by the practices in John Wesley’s means of grace. John Wesley’s emphasis upon practices of piety and mercy—or good works—drew from the larger Christian tradition. Such practices are often referred to as means of grace. The four-sessions features Wesleyan scholars guiding participants through the study. The study guides participants through one of the four weeks of Advent by reflecting on biblical passages in light of an aspect of Wesleyan means of grace highlighted by illustrations and stories. Readers will look at preparing the way for God, the impact and significance of prayer, the substance of good works and caring for others, and sharing God’s mission to the world.

 

                  “What Were They Thinking?”

 

Did you ever wonder what was going through the minds of the characters we read about in the Gospels’ Christmas stories? It is difficult to know for sure for we have very little information to guide us. I (Dr. Dan Stinson) invite you to join me as we use our imaginations and explore some possibilities of what they may have been thinking.

 

This will be a six week study beginning on Wednesdays 10:00 A.M. at Pleasant  Hills UMC and 7:00 P.M. at Ridgewood UMC. Feel free to invite your family, neighbors and Friends.

 

Nov. 3rd  “Mary, the Mother of Jesus” Part one

Nov. 10th “Mary, the Mother of Jesus” Part Two

Nov. 17th “Joseph and the Shepherds”

Nov. 24th NO CLASSES DUE TO THANKSGIVING

Dec. 1st The Innkeeper

Dec. 8th “Herod The Great”

Dec 15th “The Magi”

 

Please register by either calling the Church (Pleasant Hills 440-845-1244), or e-mailing Ridgewood 440-845-1360 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

This will be a great way to prepare our hearts and minds for the Christmas Season.

 

We will be holding a fun event for the congregation and community.  On Friday October 30th at 7:00pm we will be using our amazing tech resources and show a Halloween inspired (rhymes with Jasper) PG rated, drive in-movie in our parking lot. Audio will come through your car radio.

Bottled water will be provided and Domino’s pizza* will be available. Bring your own popcorn, snacks and beverages. Reservations are helpful (*and necessary if you want to order pizza).

For even MORE safe fall fun, kids 🧒can come in costume, receive individually wrapped treats🍭 , get their picture taken 📷, and shown on the big screen during intermission! 

It’s free and a fun way to congregate safely! Everyone is invited. Hope to see you there.

On Friday October 16th we will have a

Come-get-warm-together-by-staying-socially-distanced-CAMPFIRE.

Drop by and see church friends anytime between 6:30pm-9:00pm

- Dress for the weather

- S’mores and bottled water will be provided.

   Dominos pizza* will be available (prior reservations required for pizza)

- One-time use, marshmallow cooking, individual sticks (the kind that come from trees) will be    

  available.

- BYO chairs and any other food or beverages for your household/group only.

 

It would help to have a count on how many are interested in coming.

___going

___interested

___ sorry can’t make it

___ I want pizza(s) and I will pay $8 for each medium two-topping pie (tip included)

 

Questions, or pizza reservations, call the church at 440-845-1244 or

Ginny Schneider at 216-870-3472

Rain date, Sat, October 17th.

 

Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church stands in solidarity with our East Ohio Conference in denouncing racism in any form, white privilege, and white supremacy.

We affirm and pray what we sang in worship this past weekend:

"For everyone born, a place at the table, to LIVE WITHOUT FEAR, and simply to be, to work, to speak out, to witness and worship, for everyone born, the RIGHT TO BE FREE, and God will delight when we are creators of justice and joy, compassion and peace: yes, God will delight when we are creators of justice, JUSTICE and JOY!"

An Anti-Racism Commitment from the Extended Cabinet of the East Ohio Conference

We, Bishop Tracy S. Malone and the Extended Cabinet of the East Ohio Conference, sign our names below as an act of repentance for our silence in the face of the racially motivated brutality that is pervasive throughout the nation. We are appalled by the recent killings of unarmed black people – George Floyd killed at the hands of police officers in Minnesota, Breonna Taylor killed in her own home in Kentucky, and Ahmaud Arbery killed while jogging on a public street in Georgia. We have witnessed the abuse of white privilege and power, in events such as the recent incident in Central Park where a black man’s life was put at risk...

For the full statement and signatures follow this link https://eocumcnews.com/…/an-anti-racism-commitment-from-th…/

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Upcoming Events

Jazzercise
Sat Dec 4, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Kids Church - Zoom
Sat Dec 4, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Recovery International
Sat Dec 4, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

God Talk
Sun Dec 5, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Traditional Worship Service
Sun Dec 5, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Quad Room Booked
Sun Dec 5, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ChurchLights
Sun Dec 5, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Youth Group
Sun Dec 5, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Advent Bible Study
Mon Dec 6, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Rev. Karen Office Hours at Pleasant Hills
Tue Dec 7, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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