Pleasant Valley News
By: Lisa V. Proulx
With Covid expected to create a second wave, several area churches have canceled holiday plans but are conducting online services, much to the delight of Valley residents. Pleasant Valley Baptist Church started holding livestream sermons on March 31 every Sunday morning at 10:00 and will continue for those who cannot visit in person or feel uncomfortable leaving their homes. You can log onto their Facebook page to join the service. For more info, please call the church at (301) 432-2621.
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church took the opportunity Tuesday, November 10, to do some routine maintenance at Skycroft Conference Center in Myersville, Maryland. Member Ron Pitts said, “Like most businesses, the current pandemic has affected the routine maintenance at the Christian center. The Church sent volunteers to assist in necessary repairs. If you or your church have some time, I’m sure they can use additional volunteers to do routine maintenance. If you contact them, they can let you know how you can be of assistance, large or small. We are called to help those in need!” Skycroft Conference Center, (301) 293-2202.
Children’s Church at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church is up and running again. The children are six feet apart and they wear masks (except for snack time). Disinfecting is done on a regular basis to keep the area sanitary. The children made place tags for their permanent seating area and also decorated their individual boxes in which they keep their supplies.
From the Brownsville Church of the Brethren
The Brownsville Church is also holding a live stream of their services every Sunday at 9:00 am. Please visit their Facebook page to join the service.
ATTN: Community and Congregation members:
“Our regular nighttime Christmas Eve service this year will be virtual. As we work through its production, we would love for you to be a part of it.
Please snap a picture of yourselves holding a lighted candle and send it our way. It can be just you, your family members, your kids, or include your pets, etc. – it doesn’t matter to us – we just want to see your smiling faces. Feel free to be in your Christmas best, in your PJs, or just lounging in front of the tree, just make sure someone (or all) in the photo is holding a lighted candle. After you take the picture, send it to Chris Mohler via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to send it in the best resolution possible.
Then join us virtually at 7:30 PM on Christmas Eve to prepare your hearts for Christmas Day.
Each year the Brownsville Church adopts families from our local community who need assistance during the holidays. We traditionally place a sign-up in the church building and while we had done that this year, the move to virtual worship has also required us to move this to a virtual sign-up.
Please visit their Facebook page and find those children who are still in need. Be sure to follow the directions indicated in the sign-up. We thank you in advance for your help in bringing joy to these children this Christmas.