Memorial Brick GardenInside of ChurchHaving fun in the garden


Pastor Harden

Welcome to Pleasant Grove UMC

Welcome, and thanks for your interest in Pleasant Grove United Methodist church. We believe that we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ in Reisterstown, MD. We have been here since 1867 and during this time, our church has been a haven for God’s blessings. Come and see for yourself.  Scroll down for PGUMC Important Announcements.

Pastor’s response to the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference

Pastor Dick Harden

Worship In Our Church

We are a congregation of Methodists that loves to welcome all who will come to experience and worship that life giving grace of the Risen Christ.

  • Worship
    • The Gathering Table’s Parking Lot Picnic meets on Saturdays at 5:00 P.M.
    • Sunday Worship is held in the sanctuary at 10:30 A.M.
Worship Schedule


Thirst and Longing When Water is Absent

Exodus 17:1-7 --The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2 So they quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses ...
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Important Announcements

June 20

Worship at The Gathering Table will begin Saturday June 20 and 5:00.  Durning this time, we might not be able to worship as we typically do, but we are excited to begin a Parking Lot Picnic!  Please bring a picnic and enjoy worship from the parking lot.  No sharing of food between cars please.  We will continue to provide weekly emails so that if you don’t feel comfortable meeting, you may still worship at home.  Please feel free to reach out to us through email.

The Gathering Table is an interactive, inclusive, family friendly worship service where food and faith meet.  We welcome doubters, new believers, and those who have had a difficult relationship with traditional worship.  Bring a dish to share with the table as you are able.  We hope to see you on Saturdays at 5:00 P.M.

June 20 - 21

We are happy to announce we are opening soon!  

The Gathering Table-The Parking Lot Picnic will begin on Saturday June 20th at 5:00 P.M. Bring a picnic dinner for your family while you enjoy worship and dinner from your car. No sharing of food between cars. Masks and social distancing required.
Sunday Worship- Sunday worship will begin on Sunday June 21st at 10:30 A.M. Masks and social distancing required.


Loops of Love

Although Loops of Love is not currently meeting, please help us from your home by using your hands to help others.  Knit and crochet hats, scarves, and blankets to bring comfort and hope to individuals and families. Some items will be donated to local organizations in our community while others will be offered for sale at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Flea Market in order to raise funds for The Gathering Table.

Mission and Repair Ministry

Mission and Repair Ministry

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus emphasizes that his disciples have to care for the poor and disadvantaged. We have embraced this mission! Utilizing the skills of members of the congregation and friends of PGUMC, we have embarked on a multi-faceted mission and repair ministry. Hopefully you will find a mission project that will fit your desires and skills to serve Jesus through Pleasant Grove UMC.