Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church

(440) 845-1244
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Pastor: Rev. Mikayla Kovacik
 

Welcome Home!

Welcome to Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church of Middleburg Heights Ohio. We are excited that you are interested in visiting us and hope you can find everything you need from this page. Take some time to look around and discover more about our congregation and our connectional ministry with the Global United Methodist Church. As Methodists, we are called to be faithful Christian witnesses to Jesus Christ. As Pleasant Hills, we are focused on meaningful worship, faith centered education, compassionate outreach, and genuine hospitality. As you look through the rest of our website we hope you will find in us a congregation that welcomes visitors as family. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us, we can't wait to get to know you!

Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church is located at 13200 E. Bagley Road Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130.  You can find us just west of the intersection of Bagley (Pleasant Valley) Road and West 130th Street.  For further direction please call the church office at (440) 845-1244. 

The mission of Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church is "Love God. Love Others." We Love God through our Worship and Education. We Love Others through Mission and Hospitality.

Watch a video presentation in three parts of the history of Pleasant Hills told by members of the congregation.

Information about the Staff and Ministry Chairs of Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church.

Let us know what you are contacting us about and we will direct your email to the right person and get back to you as soon as we can. 

Click here to contact us

Molded by "God the Potter", glazed with diversity, we are God's vessels, filled with faith and commitment, empowered by the Spirit to be in mission locally and globally.

Pleasant Hills reaches out by participating in the Race for the Cure, through the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. If you are a survivor or need some information you can contact: The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Northeast Ohio Affiliate at (216) 791-CURE(2873). Pleasant Hills participates in the You are Not Alone walk for Aids. There are many organizations to help with educating and supporting peoples with Aids/HIV. Please contact the church for more information.

Pleasant Hills supports and participates at the Parma Heights, and Middleburg Heights Food Pantries as well as The Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland. We also send mission teams over the summer outside of Cleveland to help others in need.

To learn more about the missions of Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church, check out the pages below:

Animated Christmas lights choreographed to Christmas music, videos, and live performances! 
A night of faith and fun for the whole family!

Click here to visit the ChurchLights website

Serving the residents of Middleburg Heights, Middleburg Heights Food Pantry is one of the few client choice pantries in northern Ohio. Clients shop as they would in a grocery store and are able to follow their own dietary restrictions and preferences.

In recent summers we have sent teams to the Southern Ohio, Mississippi, Grand Rapids Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia Beach, and Erie PA.

The Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland rebuilds the lives and homes of the physically and fiscally challenged of Cleveland by providing services that improve living environments in order to sow seeds of hope for individuals and neighborhoods.

The pantry is open Mondays 9am – 12pm, Wednesdays 1-4pm, and Thursdays 5-7pm. The pantry serves those that are less fortunate in Parma Heights by providing fresh produce, non-perishable food, and household supplies.

Our prayer shawl ministry makes prayer shawls for distribution not only to our members, but to others recommended to the Pastor and members. Prayer shawls have been distributed throughout the United States and across the world.

Twice Blessed Free Store is a ministry that provides clothing, household items, and toiletries free of charge. The Center is looking for donations of household items, such as blankets, coffee pots, toaster, rugs, mixing bowls, can openers and hand-held mixers. Pleasant Hills UMC is a collection site for the Twice Blessed Free Store as well as provides volunteers.

The Global United Methodist Church runs this not-for-profit international humanitarian aid organization providing relief from hunger and disasters, and teaching peace. Through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), United Methodists across the world help to rebuild shattered lives, strengthen self-sufficiency, and encourage partnerships.

While we are worshiping online during the COVID-19 global pandemic, live broadcasts of our service can be found here as well as recordings of previous services. Donations can be made via PayPal at www.pleasanthills.org/give.
Monday night small group. To return to recordings of full worship services, click here.
Find videos of our Tuesday night small group, a journey through Tish Warren's book "Liturgy of the Ordinary" and find practical ways to connect to God in our daily Lives. To return to recordings of full worship services, click here.
Find videos of our virtual choir anthems below. To return to recordings of full worship services, click here.
Find videos of our craft time with Rev. Mikayla below. To return to recordings of full worship services, click here.

Our Sunday morning worship service has a traditional outline which includes: gathering, proclamation and response, and sending forth. Offered at 10:30am on Sunday mornings, we have chancel choir and other special music, time of prayer, and a message from the pastor.

Our nursery is located across from the sanctuary and is where infants, toddlers and preschoolers learn about our loving God in a safe, clean, and loving environment. Our two child-care workers show children God's love in the way in which they welcome and care for the children. Toddlers and preschoolers learn basic stories of our faith through hearing the stories and doing simple crafts. The nursery opens at 9am for Sunday School and stays open through the end of the 10:30 worship service. Parents are welcome at all times.

The mission of the United Methodist church is to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church participates in making and maturing disciples through its education programs. If you are interested in any of the groups or have any questions, please use the contact us page and your questions will be directed to the group leader.

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. (Matthew 19:14)

Where is God on Sunday morning? Of course, God is everywhere. We know that God is enthroned in the praises of his people. (Psalm 22:3) But did you know that God is back in the church nursery?  To learn more about the Pleasant Hills Nursery, visit our Sunday Morning Nursery Services page or click here.

Children have fun learning the stories of Jesus, stories include the Good Samaritan, the prodigal son and the Greatest Commandment. They learn through watching the story on a video, reading the story in the Bible and talking about what the story means in their lives at home and at school. Children meet during the traditional Sunday School hour, 9-10, and during StoryTellers. With the exception of Communion Sundays when we all worship together, children leave worship after the children's moment for StoryTellers where we pray, we read the Bible, we talk about the Story, we do a craft or a game all related to the theme of the day. Infants through kindergarten meet in the nursery/childcare where they also learn the stories of Jesus and do crafts. First graders through Fifth graders meet together. 6th graders are in the Youth Group. Our children participate in community projects such as making cards for shut-ins, collecting items for hunger centers and putting together health kits for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). If you have any questions, please ask Rev. Linda.

Pleasant Hills Church sponsors Cub Scout Pack 636 and Boy Scout Troop 636. Membership in the Cub Pack is open to boys in grades one through five. Boys may join the Scout Troop after completing the first semester of the fifth grade or at the age of 11. Both units have members from many communities and are always looking to welcome new members.

The Pleasant Hills Youth Group is a very active organization that welcomes all youth in grades 7 through 12. The Youth Group is actively involved in volunteer work and opportunities to grow in faith in fellowship together.

Pleasant Hills participates in the mission of the United Methodist Church by creating disciples of Jesus Christ who are becoming more like Jesus so that they can join Jesus in changing the world. One of the ways we become more like Jesus is by learning about Jesus. We do this best by participating in Sunday School, Bible Study and small groups.

Bring your bible and discuss what it means to us today.  Each class is a stand alone lesson so feel free to join us for a single Sunday or every week.

The Pleasant Hills United Methodist Women's Group (UMW) is a very active group in the church. We meet monthly either at the church or attend various field trips.

All men ages 18 and up are invited to participate in this group where all are welcome,  opinions respected, and relationships are favored over personal agenda.  We strive to provide a myriad of events and activities that build faith, are fun, foster friendship,  and serve the wider community through mission and service.  See the church calendar for events  and activities. 

The Pleasant Hills Young Adult Group welcomes all young adults starting at college age to participate in fellowship, mission, and education opportunities.

Pleasant Hills strives to offer various opportunities for multigenerational Christian growth open to single participants and family participation alike.

Pleasant Hills has a puppet ministry that performs as part of worship on select Sundays as well as other times including Sunday School and Sunday Nights.  Puppets for God practices as part of Super Sundays and offers a unique view on Bible Stories that brings new life to the scripture for all ages.  Puppeteers are generally ages 10 to adult.

Purchase Books, Music, Software, Curriculum and more at Pleasant Hills Bookstore Online

The official calendar of Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church is updated daily and available online for your convenience.
 

Please be aware that the calendar below may not reflect changes as a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) global pandemic. For more information please see the COVID-19 Urgent Update.

The Good News is the monthly newsletter of Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church.  Click Here to download recent copies of the Good News.

Here you can view the Pleasant Hills News & Updates that are shown on the home page of the website including past articles that have been archived.

Many couples inquire about using our church for their wedding ceremony. We are most happy to consider your date as it fits into our calendar. Since we are a church we will provide a Christian wedding with appropriate scripture, prayers, vows, and blessings.

Below is the "working version" of the Friday E-News.  On Fridays the articles included below are published and sent via e-mail to all members.  If you would like to add something to the Friday E-News please contact the church office or submit it through the online submission by clicking here.  Deadline for articles is every Friday at 9am.

 

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Upcoming Events

Jazzercise
Wed Oct 21, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Creative Hands Ministry
Wed Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rev. Mikayla Crucible
Thu Oct 22

AA Meeting
Thu Oct 22, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Jazzercise
Sat Oct 24, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Recovery International
Sat Oct 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Kids Church - Zoom
Sat Oct 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Rev. Mikayla Wedding Live Stream
Sat Oct 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Rev. Mikayla Out of the Office
Sun Oct 25

Traditional Worship Service
Sun Oct 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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