Welcome to Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church.
      Methodism in Our Area Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church (PVUMC) was founded in 1894, but Methodism in this area goes back more than 200 years. In 1766, Methodists acquired their earliest known church site in America in nearby Leesburg, where the Old Stone Church was built. From this point, Methodist evangelism spread throughout Loudoun and adjoining counties. In 1778, the Methodist Conference for all America was held there. Despite the strong presence of Methodism elsewhere in Northern Virginia, in 1890 there was no Methodist Church along the Little River Turnpike between Fairfax and Arcola. This had been an area of large plantations, like Sully, Leeton, and Mt. Rocky. After the Civil War, these large tracts began to be broken up and the village of Pleasant Valley appeared on the map. On both sides of the present Route 50 and straddling the county line, the village had a general store, a post office, a voting precinct, a blacksmith shop and a public school. But it had no church; the nearest was at Arcola. Birth of Pleasant Valley UMC As the Pleasant Valley community grew, the Gum Spring congregation at Arcola started a new congregation in 1894 – what is now the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. When the church was organized, Miss Fannie Whaley and Alonzo O’Bannon gave a site of approximately one-half acre on which the original sanctuary was built in 1894. The building remained virtually unchanged for 50 years. In July 1945, soon after the parsonage was moved to Pleasant Valley, a brick education and fellowship building was added. Completed that November, it cost $11,000 in addition to the value of donated lumber and volunteer labor. 1972 saw the complete renovation of the sanctuary. Under the direction of C. Preston Poland, then Chairman of the building and Grounds Committee, work was completed in two months, during which time services were held in the fellowship hall. By the end of the 1980s, it was clear that larger and more spacious facilities were needed to accommodate growing ministries in a growing area. The generous gift of $400,000 from Joseph and Haseltine Shockey made it possible to fulfill the needs of the growing congregation. Groundbreaking for the new sanctuary and social hall occurred on March 10, 1991. Once again, C. Preston Poland chaired the building committee bringing this new addition to a reality. For the first time in PVUMC’s history, the sanctuary would have a steeple. This was fastened onto the new building on June 21, 1991. Our Community In the 127 (2021) years since its founding, PVUMC has seen major changes in its community, most brought about by changes in patterns of transportation. Originally it was a community of people engaged in general farming. In the 1920s and 1930s, improved roads made it possible for farmers to haul milk to the railroad at Sterling and Herndon, and dairy farming became a leading industry. Then in the 1940s and 1950s, further improvements in highways brought western Fairfax and eastern Loudoun into easy commuting distance of Washington and the rural non-farm population began to grow; with it the church also grew. But the roads that carried people to city jobs had to be widened, and half the houses of Pleasant Valley were moved or torn down to make way for such progress. The same roads brought people within reach of better schools and larger stores so the old village disappeared. Further changes came in the late 1950s and in the 1960s with the development of Dulles International Airport, which resulted in the displacement of many of the families of the community, among them a number of members of PVUMC. Land that had previously been dairy farms was rezoned for industrial use. New subdivisions appeared to the east of the church. In the 1970s and 1980s, the opening of Interstate Route 66 and the Dulles Toll Road sparked great growth in the Chantilly area of western Fairfax County, adding new neighborhoods for PVUMC to serve in place of those the airport and highways had destroyed. The 1990s was another growth decade with the development of the community of South Riding directly to the west. Pleasant Valley UMC in the Future Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church is a fellowship, and its true history is the story of people serving God, not of buildings and furniture. Beginning as a village church, it reached out into a farming community, then drew into its orbit young commuting families, and now reaches into new subdivisions of suburban dwellers. While engaging in Christian ministry to a much larger community than in the past, Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church remains a family church in a deeper sense, as described by a single young adult who has recently joined the congregation. Though kin to no one else in the church, he said: “When I come to this church, I feel I am in the midst of family; I feel as though I’ve been adopted by grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. I feel at home here; it’s beautiful.” May God continue to bless our community through Pleasant Valley UMC.
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      Pastor:  Eugene Kim 703-732-4631 Eugenekim@vaumc.org Office Manager: Lou Cartwright 703-327-4461 office@pleasantvalleyumc.net Treasurer: Lou Cartwright treasurer@pleasantvalleyumc.net Director of Music: Trace Stokes trace@pleasantvalleyumc.net Handbell Choir Director: Erica Hurt erica@pleasantvalleyumc.net

    English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

    We are in planning stages for reopening ESOL in Jaunary 2022.  If you are interested in helping teach, please contact Lou Cartwright at 703-3274461 or email.

    Pastor’s Aid Fund

    The PVUMC Pastor uses discretionary  funds to provide short term aid to help the needy with food, fuel and other living expenses.

    Food Drive

     Sunday November 7, 2021: 12:00 pm–  PVUMC parking lot. Food collected will be donated to  Western Fairfax Christian Ministries Information: Shelia Barnum sheilasbarnum@yahoo.com Food Needed

    UMC Relief Services

    Pleasant Valley UMC contributes to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church. UMCOR assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need.

    Sharing Facility

    Two other congregations share our Church building as their place of worship.  Self help groups meet here on a regular basis. The Boy Scouts of America also use our property for meetings and activities.

    From South Riding via US50 east go past stoplights at Poland Rd and Tall Cedar Parkway and turn lane entrance to PVUMC about 1/4 mile. From Chantilly via US50 west U-turn at Tall Cedar Parkway onto US50 east to turn lane entrance to PVUMC  about 1/4 mile.
    Belonging to PVUMC is sharing the fellowship of serving and caring for others,  joining in Church worship and groups including our PVUMC YouthUnited Methodist Men, and PVUMC Women’s Group, and participating in ongoing events that enhance our Christian faith.
      For information please contact Connie Hom connicoh@gmail.com Meet on the first Saturday of the month at 10:30 am-11:45 am   Fellowship Hall November 6 December 4: Christmas  Luncheon hosted by Brenda Bell is on Saturday, Dec 4 at 11:30 am.  Please rsvp to Brenda bessiecleo@gmail.com January (Gathering TBD as Fellowship Hall will be under repairs) February 
      The Pleasant Valley United Methodist Men (UMM) offer fellowship and the opportunity to help others.  For more information please contact Sam Barnum henryrbarnum@gmail.com   
      Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12) YOUTH GROUP 6th-12th Grade Pleasant Valley United Methodist Youth Fellowship Nancy Penn, Youth Coordinator:  nancy.penn87@gmail.com November 2021 Schedule – Regular Meetings 4:00-5:00pm Outside Pavilion at church backyard if weather permits, otherwise Room 205 Please wear a mask, we will remove if outside. Fellowship, games, mission and day trips Sunday, November 7 Youth Group, Bring your Nerf stuff Saturday, November 13 Youth group trip to Zavazone, Sterling, VA Need 1 additional driver, cost $24 4:00-6:00 pm Sunday, November 14 No Youth Group Sunday, November 21 Youth Group Sunday, November 28 No Youth Group, Thanksgiving Sunday, December 5 Youth Group Sunday, December 12 Youth Group Christmas Party Sunday, December 19 Youth Group Sunday, December 26 No Youth Group, Merry Christmas!!! Sunday, January 2, 2022 No Youth Group – Happy New Year!! Future Events Feb 13, 2022 Super Bowl Hot Dog sale, following church, eat in, or to go Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church 43987 John Mosby Highway CLICK HERE  to see how you can shop and support PVUMC Youth.  Thank you!
    It is said that a church is not a building but a church is the people. People make a church through worshiping God together, caring for others, fellowship, giving financial support, and sharing their time and talents. A church must have financial support to fulfill its missions and maintain a place to worship. You can continue your offerings by giving online. It’s easy.  Recurring donations provide a steady stream of support. It is a great way to manage charitable giving without the worry of missing a payment – you set the frequency, select the payment method and your gift continues to give over time.  You may also mail your offerings to the church by regular mail. If you have any problems or need help contact the office

                                 Online Giving 

    Pleasant Valley UMC is pleased to offer the option of online giving to our members and friends. Using this link, Online Giving to God you can give once or schedule a recurring gift of your tithes and offerings to help maintain the services and missions of our church. We have partnered with the company Vanco to provide a means for those who worship with us to give on a consistent basis even when they may be unable to attend church services on a regular basis. If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact the church office at 703-327-4461.

                  Giving Your Time and Talents

    There are many ways we can share God’s blessings and serve others in addition to financial support.  You can serve by giving of your time to help keep our building and grounds in good and welcoming condition. Each of us have special talents to offer to help further our serving of others. Feel free to let us know if want to share your time and talents. Contact Us
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    Pleasant Valley UMC Chantilly– a place for the community to worship God and serve in fellowship for 127 years 43987 John Mosby Highway–Chantilly VA 20152  Location and Directions  Phone:  703-327-4461 Contact Us Pastor Eugene Kim      Office Hours: M-Th 9:30am-3:30pm
    Pleasant Valley UMC Chantilly VA
    View, Listen & Enjoy Christ is Enough PVUMC Choir Sunday November 14, 2021
    Happy Thanksgiving Thankful for our blessings

    Welcome to Pleasant Valley UMC Chantilly

    About PVUMC Staff Pastoral Letter of the Week Friday Update–News & Events Member Connect 

    Worship With Us

    Sunday Worship Service–11:00 am Live Stream View Services Music Ministry **This coming Sunday November 28, Sharma D. Lewis,  Bishop of the Virginia Annual Conference, will be our preacher on video. All UMC churches of  the Conference are encouraged to present her  message. Please plan to join our Sunday worship service so that we will experience God’s love and presence through our service.


    Support PVUMC Youth

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    Belonging, Serving and Giving

    Fellowship Groups Caring for Others  Online Giving

    English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

    We are in planning stages of reopening ESOL in January.  If you are interested in helping teach, please contact Lou Cartwright

                        What’s Happening

    Coming Up ***Women’s Christmas Luncheon  hosted by Brenda Bell Saturday, Dec 4 at 11:30.  Please rsvp to Brenda *** Online Prayer Group: Wed 7:00pm Pastor’s Bible Study: Tues 7:00pm–Pastor’s Office Men’s Bible Study:Thurs 7:15pm– Fellowship Hall PVUMC Choir: Thurs 7:15 pm– Sanctuary Church Calendar

       Renovations Progress

    Good News! Loudoun County has approved our plans and issued the building permit for improvements to the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall.  For more CLICK HERE. DailyVerses.net QUESTIONS-COMMENTS? CLICK HERE Site Map

    NOTICE: This Member Connect page provides PVUMC organizational and business information for members.  It is password protected.

    PVUMC Charge Conference: Sunday October 17 After 11:00 am worship service What is a charge conference? “The charge conference is the basic governing body of each United Methodist local church and is composed of all members of the church council. All members of the charge conference must be members of the local church. The charge conference must meet at least once per year. The charge conference directs the work of the church and gives general oversight to the church council, reviews and evaluates the mission and ministry of the church, sets salaries for the pastor and staff, elects the members of the church council, and recommends candidates for ordained ministry.” Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by permission.


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    Music at Pleasant Valley UMC Chantilly enhances worship and events. Come and hear. Join–contact Trace Stokes or Erica Hurt.

    PVUMC Choir

    Director  Trace Stokes:  trace@pleasantvalleyumc.net

    PVUMC Hand Bell Choir

    Director Erica Hurt: erica@pleasantvalleyumc.net

    PVUMC Choir

    PVUMC Hand Bell Choir

    Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church offers opportunities for fellowship and activities to enhance your life and strengthen your faith.

    Youth Group

    United Methodist Men

    Methodist Women’s Group

    Pastor Eugene’s Bible Study

    Tuesday 7:00 pm Pastor’s Office Email Pastor Eugene

    Men’s Bible Study

    Thursday 7:15-8:30 pm Room 205 Email Loren Epton:  Information: 703-327-4461 Contact Us

    Men’s Breakfast

    Men’s breakfast!  8:00 am second  Saturday  of the month.  Join us for breakfast,  devotional and fellowship.  If you care to help cook or serve, be there by 7:30 am.  We will be using safe procedures; you will be served by a gloved server. We will have you on your way  around 9:00 am. See you there! Second Saturday  8:00 -9:00 am    Fellowship Hall  Email Sam Barnum

    Prayer Group Online

    Tuesday 7:00 pm Information: 703-327-4461 Email Pastor Eugene
    Weekly Pastoral Letter  Friday Update News and Happenings 
    November 23, 2021 Pleasant Valley UMC is undergoing renovations to enhance our building and grounds as a place to worship, serve and belong.  The original chapel was built in 1894 with additions of office/classrooms in 1945 and sanctuary/fellowship hall in 1991.  Phase 1 and 2 renovations are nearly completed including a much improved parking lot, new AC (heat pump capability can be added) and carpet in the Chapel (completed), a new entry door for the Chapel (awaiting availability), upgraded exterior lighting, and repairs to exterior windows and siding. Loudoun County has approved plans and issued the building permit for Phase 3 Renovations of the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall.  Renovations  include improvements to the Sanctuary (new AV location, ceiling repairs/painting, carpet repair/cleaning) and for the Fellowship Hall new bathrooms, kitchen enhancements, new flooring, ceiling, lighting and a new upgraded nursery.   HLR Architects and Chamberlain Construction Company (General Contractor) and the Board of Trustees  have signed an updated “Repairs Scope of Work” for  undertaking and completing these renovations. The work is scheduled to start on or soon after January 1 with an expected completion time of 3 weeks.  The Fellowship Hall will be closed during that time period.  The General Contractor has assured us that we will be able to continue to have Sunday services while the work is being undertaken and completed. In the very near future, everyone will be able to view the plans which will be on display in the Fellowship Hall and Narthex.
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