February 2021 Pine Grove Happenings Newsletter

This and That . . .   

  • Sunday Services  Schedule (unless noted otherwise) 10:00 am Worship Service via Zoom and Facebook Live only*

Ø   Scheduling Church Facilities: Please email Nancy L. Burleson at office@pinegroveumcalbemarle.org to reserve the Fellowship Hall or Sanctuary.
      NOTE: There will be no Facility Use availability during February 2021 (Covid Task Force met 2/3/21).

  • Prayer requests: send an email to the address above or call the church office and leave a message (704) 982-3647   

This Month…

Monday, February 1       6:30 pm    Virtual Boy Scout Meeting

Tuesday, February 2      7:00 pm   Zoom United Methodist Women Meeting (Connection info was emailed Monday 2/1)

Wednesday, February 3    6:30 pm   Zoom Covid Task Force Meeting (Connection info was emailed Monday 2/1)

Saturday, February 5       12:00 pm  A Special Happening! – Drive – Thru Birthday Celebrations*

Sunday, February 7        10:00 am   Worship Service & Mission Sunday via Zoom & Facebook**                       
                                         11:00 am     Drive Thru Drop Off – Scouting For Food – Boy Scouts***
                                          2:00 pm     Oakboro Men’s House – Open House – Bridge to Recovery****

 Monday, February 8         6:30 pm – Virtual Boy Scouts Meeting

Tuesday, February 9         7:00 pm – Zoom Pine Grove Leadership Council Meeting (Connection info will be emailed prior to meeting)

Thursday , February 11     1:00 – 4::00 pm  – Second Harvest Food Truck at Agri Civic Center – Volunteers Needed!*****
                                              6:30 pm -Friendship Leadership Council 

Sunday, February 14  **Valentine’s Day**
                                             10:00 am   Worship Service via Zoom & Facebook 

Monday, February 15   **Presidents Day** 
6:30 pm   Virtual Boy Scouts Meeting

Wednesday, February 17    **Ash Wednesday**

Sunday, February 21          10:00 am   Worship Service via Zoom & Facebook     

Monday, February 22         6:30 pm   Virtual Boy Scouts Meeting

Tuesday, February 23         6:00 pmCommunity Inn – Sam Lambert has Lead

Drive – Thru Birthday Celebrations! – Please join us as we celebrate two very special birthdays in a safely distanced way – Donnie Bowers is turning 75, and Peyton Garner is turning sweet 16.  Watch for signs and balloons in the Pine Grove UMC driveway. Honk your horns, wave your signs, and drive thru to send your birthday wishes to these special folks from your car.  We’d love to have you drop by to brighten up their day!  Saturday, February 6th, 12:00 – 2:00

**Worship & Covid Task Force Update-  The Covid Task Force met on Wednesday, February 3 via Zoom.  The combined Covid Task force for Friendship and Pine Grove discussed the possibilities for getting back to in-person worship. It was decided to remain remote, by Zoom and Facebook through February.

We are tentatively planning to resume in-person worship inside at each church on March 7th. The task force will meet again on February 28th to make the final determination for starting inside on March 7th. We are anxious to be back in-person but want to err on the side of safety for everyone. Thank you for your continued support. Have a blessed week.

Pastor Ron Hartman
Friendship/Pine Grove Charge 

We will continue utilizing Zoom and Facebook for worship at 10:00 AM each Sunday.

***Scouting For Food – Sunday, February 7 – The Troop is collecting can goods again this year. If church members would like to bring or send food, please drop it off at the church during drive through offering (Sunday at 11:00 am to 11:30 am) or when the church is open. The food pantry also accepts monetary donations as well. The troop will load the collections on Sunday February 7th and take to the food pantry on February 8th.

****Bridge to Recovery – Oakboro Men’s House – Open House  – Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

*****Drive-Thru Second Harvest Food Truck at Agri Civic Center – Thursday , February 11, 2021 from 1:00 – 4::00 pm.  Many volunteers are needed.  Volunteers need to arrive by 12:00 noon.  Truck should arrive between 12:00 and 1:00 pm.

Join us for Daily Worship videos on Facebook- Monday through Friday:
Please join Pastor Ron for 5 minute of Daily Worship Monday through Friday on our Facebook page. They are available after 7:00 AM  each morning. Share and Like our page to get notifications.


SCCM Monthly Need for February
Canned Fruit – Light Syrup or No Sugar Added

Financial Update
as of January 31, 2021

YTD General Fund Contributions       $ 6,939.00
YTD Expenses                                   $ 5,699.68

 2020 Weekly Budget Needs              $ 2,083.31                  
 1/31/2021 Contributions                    $  1,165.00

Tabulator’s for February………………Robin Hearne & Kathy Odell
Note – Tabulators will be available at Pine Grove UMC from 11:00 am to 11:30 am on Sundays so you can Drive-Thru and drop off your tithes and offerings.

Pine Grove family:
Donnie Bowers
Melody Bowers
Trudy Bunting
Betty Jean Burleson
Betty Ruth Burleson
John Burleson
Family of Kathleen Efird
Ann Mercer
Debbie Stiller
Luke Tucker

Homebound/Nursing Home Members:
Sandra Almond
Carol Burleson

Extended family:
Alice Alimonti – David Odell’s Mother
Hailey Frank – Kathy Odell’s Granddaughter
Jonathan Hartman – Pastor Ron’s Son
Family of Nancy Slaughter – Mike Slaughter’s Mom

Friends and neighbors:
Shane & River, Trent Burleson, Jimmy Harris, Lucy Seick, Rovetta Thompson  and all those affected in any way by Covid 19.

Pine Grove Website Has Been Updated! – Please take a moment andcheck it out at: https://pinegroveumcalbemarle.org/

Please wash your hands, wear your mask to protect you and others, stay a safe distance from those around you, and keep praying!