Worship Services at 10:00am

Sunday, December 1st – First Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 2: 1-5, Psalm 1: 22, Roman 13: 11-14, Matthew 24: 36-44

Sunday, December 8th – Second Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 11: 1-10, Psalm 72: 1-7, 18-19, Roman 15: 4-13, Matthew 3: 1-12

Sunday, December 15th – Third Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 35:1-10, Luke 1:46b-55, James 5: 7-10, Matthew 11: 2-11

Sunday, December 22nd – Fourth Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 7: 10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Roman 1: 1-7, Matthew 1: 18-25

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDELIGHT SERVICE AT 5:30PM
Isaiah 52: 7-10, Psalm 98, Hebrews 1:1-4, John 1: 1-14

Happenings

MISSION COMMITTEE
The Ecumenical Food Pantry along with the Mission Committee is requesting for the Months of December-ceral boxes & for January-cans of tuna fish.

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP AND CHURCH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS
The youth fellowship meets twice a month (except July & August) and is open to all youths in grades 6-12.  Come and join us.  Please pass this on to your young families and friends.  If you would like more information about our youth group, please contact Heather Wilson at: wilhanson@optonline.net

TAI-CHI CLASSES
Raphael Wong will have his Tai-Chi Classes on Tuesdays in the evenings at 7:30 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall or Class Room. If you are interested in attending these classes, please contact Raphael at: (914) 761-3980.

NURSERY SCHOOL REGISTRATION
The Valhalla United Methodist Nursery School classes for the  September 2019-2020 is still accepting applications for registration. If you know anyone who is interested, please refer them to Kelly Moscati, Director at the Valhalla United Methodist Nursery School.  You can reach her at (914) 289-0489 or the Church Secretary, Marie Russo at (914) 949-6252.

CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Christmas Service will be held on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcomed to come and celebrate with us that day.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the church office between the hours of 8:30am and 12:30pm.(914-949-6252)

ADVENT BRUNCH
Our Annual Advent Brunch will be on December 16th and will be catered, as in previous years.  We started a sign-up sheet last Sunday to see how many will attend as well as volunteers for set up, clean up, and desserts, or any other food people may want to bring, like a vegetable dish. There will be a sign-up sheet in the coffee hour room after service for the next two Sundays.  

CHRISTMAS CAROLING AND PARTY ON DECEMBER 22
One of our favorite Christmas traditions at VUMC is Christmas caroling on the Sunday evening before the holiday.  This year we will meet at the church on Sunday evening, December 22 at 6:00 p.m. and caravan to various homes to sing.

2019 HOLIDAY SHARE GIFT DRIVE
The Missions Committee would like to thank our church family once again for their generous support of this year’s Holiday Share Gift Drive Family.  December 15th we will deliver to the Junior League of Northern Westchester bins stuffed with clothes, household items and gifts for this Westchester family we supported.  Because of your warmth and generosity, this family will have a Merry Christmas!  Thank you for your kindness and your continued support of our missions’ projects.

VUMC Nursery School

The Valhalla United Methodist Church is proud of our quality Nursery School and the service it has rendered for many years to the children and families in the Valhalla area.

Our Christian-based curriculum was adopted after careful research, review and in-service education by our staff with the support of our Pastor and of the Nursery School Board. Our programs are constantly evolving, emphasizing the qualities of sharing, teamwork, cooperation and other significant social skills appropriate for preschool children. Kindergarten readiness will have a high priority in our planning and program. The Christian curriculum will also allow the children to recognize the presence and role of God in their lives.

LOCATION
Located in the heart of Valhalla, New York, The Nursery School operates from 200 Columbus Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595. We can be reached at (914) 289-0489

CLASSROOMS
Because children best master and integrate information through first-hand experience, play using real materials has a major role at the Valhalla UMC Nursery School. Each classroom has a book area, a science area, a computer, a water/sand table, a dramatic play area, art supplies, large and small blocks, and a variety of manipulative materials and games.

LIBRARY
Our library is central to fostering a love of reading and writing, housing over 5,000 books, tapes and videos for children as well as a parent resource area. Each class enjoys weekly library time; library books are also used for daily story times, and to furnish the Book Area in each classroom.

PLAY AREAS
We have a playground, where children play daily, honing gross motor skills, exercising both bodies and imaginations. We have access to an indoor gym for creative movement, dramatic play, yoga, music and special events. During inclement weather children run and play in the gym rather than outside.

About

THE VALHALLA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Open Hearts | Open Minds | Open Doors

Ministers:  The Members of this Church
Pastor:  The Rev. Kevan T. Hitch
Minister of Music:  Mr. Evan Alparone
Lay Leader:   Dr. Claudia Lampel

In 1835, a small group of people planned and built a church which came to be incorporated as “The North Castle Zion Methodist Episcopal Church of Westchester County.” Fifty years later, it was sold and replaced by a second church called the Kensico Methodist Church, which grew and prospered. As a result of their mission outreach, a small chapel was built in 1900 in the railroad community of Valhalla at the southern end of Kensico Lake.

With the construction of the Kensico Dam, the entire village of Kensico, including the Methodist Church, was completely demolished and disappeared under the floodwaters in January 1917. On a clear summer day you can still see the steeple from atop of the Dam’s walkway. The stained glass windows were preserved and given to a new church in North White Plains, now known to as Castle Heights. The church bell was given to the chapel in Valhalla, which was enlarged and dedicated in 1912 as the Valhalla Methodist Church.

Ground was broken for our present building in 1964 on land purchased from New York City, and in 1968, we became the Valhalla United Methodist Church through a merger with the Evangelical United Brethren.

The physical destruction of the old Kensico Methodist Church, our mother church, produced two new churches ours which survives today and the recently disbanded Castle Heights Church.

Valhalla United Methodist Church
200 Columbus Avenue
Valhalla, New York 10595

Church: (914) 949-6252 ●   Fax: (914) 949-5560
E-mail: valhallaumc@verizon.net

 

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