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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
    • Saturdays (Dinner Church) 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
    • Sundays 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Sunday School
    • Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study Sundays 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Worship Schedule


Mighty God

Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.[c] 4 There ...
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Important Announcements

Each Saturday at 5:00 pm

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.  We hope to see you on Saturdays at 5:00 P.M.

Sermon Series - Names for the Messiah

Sunday 10:30

This introduction for Advent explores the meaning and expectations behind the names for Jesus Christ. Isaiah and Mary speak words of hope to people who are living in uncertain and difficult times. We, too, live in a world where things are not as they should be, and we experience the same longing for things to be better.

Christmas Eve-Eve – December 23rd at 7:00 P.M.

This worship is like no other Christmas service you have attended!  It is completely geared towards families.  Alden and Elizabeth Phelps will present “Black Bart’s Christmas” the darn-tootin’-est Cowboy Christmas story ever told, with songs and “other stuff” to celebrate the birth of Our Lord.

Christmas Eve – December 24th at 7:00 P.M.

Traditional Candlelight Service

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.