December 2020 Pine Grove Happenings Newsletter

This and That . . .   

  • Sunday Services  Schedule (unless noted otherwise)*

11:00 am Worship Service live inside at church and via Zoom & Facebook

Ø   Scheduling Church Facilities: Please email Nancy L. Burleson at church office to reserve the Fellowship Hall or Sanctuary.
      NOTE: Facility availability can be checked by going to the “Calendar” tab on our website.  All outside requests must be approved by Leadership Council. 

This Month…

Tuesday, December 1
7:00 pm   United Methodist Women Meeting  & Meal (FH)**

Sunday, December 6
11:00 am   Second Sunday of Advent*
5:30 pm Choir Practice

Monday, December 7
6:30 pm    Boy Scout Meeting

Wednesday, December 9
11:30 am   Young at Heart Luncheon (FH)

Thursday, December 10
6:00 pm   United Methodist Men Meeting  [Meal TBD(FH)]

Sunday, December 13
11:00 am Third Sunday of Advent*
5:00 pm Christmas Cantata (No Meal)

Monday, December 14
6:30 pm   Boy Scout Meeting

Friday, December 18 
5:30 pm – Christmas Caroling ***

Sunday, December 20
11:00 am Fourth Sunday of Advent*

Monday, December 21
6:30 pm  Boy Scout Meeting

Thursday, December 24  **Christmas Eve**
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Drive-Through Love Feast

Friday, December 25 **Christmas Day**

Sunday, December 27
11:00 am  Worship Service 

Tuesday, December 29
6:00 pm  Community Inn Meal – Sam Lambert is Lead

Thursday, December 31  **New Year’s Eve**

2021 Master Church Calendar

Administrative Council will meet in January to create a Master Church Calendar for the 2021 year.  We need your help.  If you are a committee chairperson, involved in outside ministries, lead a group here, hold an event, have regular scheduled meetings, or want to see us carry out an event, NOW IS THE TIME to get it scheduled!  We understand that any events are considered tentative, but believe it will be worthwhile to have this calendar from which to plan.  Please have your information to Nancy L Burleson at office@pinegroveumcalbemarle.orgnot later thanJanuary 3, 2021.  Thank you for working to make this task meaningful for us all!

Thank you.

Pastor Ron Hartman
Friendship/Pine Grove Charge

Pine Grove Website Has Been Updated! – Please take a moment andcheck it out at:

*For December Sunday Indoor Services – Please bring and wear your mask when you come. You will enter through the front doors of the church and exit to the right or left of the pulpit down the ramp or stairs unless otherwise instructed. Please remember to distance 6 feet from the people in front of you.  Services will also be available via Zoom & FaceBook (see links below).
Please also remember the first Sunday of each month is Mission Sunday where you can make a special contribution to Pine Grove Missions if you feel led to do so.

**Ornaments!! The United Methodist Women are Selling Handmade Ornaments! –  You can order a Cross and they will sell for 2 for $5 and will be handmade by our UMW Women.  Please order your ornaments early so we know how many we need to make! They are decorating the tree in the Sanctuary during Advent and will be handed out after Christmas. Contact Nancy A. Burleson to place your order. 

***Christmas Caroling  on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm –  We are planning to go Christmas Caroling to homes in the area (outside only).  We will meet at the church and then disperse from there.
Please reach out to Bonnie Burleson if you are planning to go Caroling so we will know how many folks will be participating.  Also let Bonnie know if you have a house you would like us to visit.


SCCM Monthly Need for DECEMBER
Canned or Dried Beans, Canned Tomatoes, Rice

Financial Update
as of November 30, 2020

YTD General Fund Contributions       $102,525.51
YTD Expenses                                    $87,038.59

 2020 Weekly Budget Needs               $2,386.90                  
 11/29/2020 Contributions                    $2,593.00


Tabulators for December……..Alesha Morgan & Nancy A. Burleson

Children’s Message…………….Dave Howard 12/6 
                                                Anita Walker 12/13
                                                Makayla Hinson 12/20
                                                Anita Walker 12/27

Pine Grove family:
Donnie Bowers
Melody Bowers
Trudy Bunting
Betty Jean Burleson
Betty Ruth Burleson
John Hoyle Burleson
Family of Lib Burleson
Lovenia Burleson
Family of Sethell Burleson
Nancy Eudy
Jackie Hartman
Larry Lambert
Ann Mercer
Lori Moore
Family of Dwight Smith
Debbie Stiller
Linda Stiller
Luke Tucker

Homebound/Nursing Home Members:
Sandra Almond
Carol Burleson
Kathleen Efird

Extended family:
Alice Alimonti – David Odell’s Mother
George H. Burleson – Hilda’s Nephew
Hailey Frank – Kathy Odell’s Granddaughter
Jonathan Hartman – Pastor Ron’s Son
Greg Rosenkranz – Annita & Bob Ammerman”s son
Nancy Slaughter – Mike Slaughter’s Mom

Friends and neighbors:
Shane & River, Trent Burleson, Jimmy Harris, Mark Balmas, Lucy Seick, Sheila Bolton, Morgan Eudy, Crystal Oliver, Paul & Debra Warren & Family, Stanly County Schools and Teachers, Churches, All those affected in any way by Covid 19.