Pine Grove Happenings 3/1/2021

Prayer Requests:  
Jonathan Hartman
John Burleson 
Loveina Burleson 
April Ward 
Brenda Hill (Christie’s Mom)
Clarence Burleson (TX Cousin of John & Nancy L)
Christina and her husband Cole (Anita’s niece) on mission trip in Africa just found out she is expecting a baby and mission board is sending them home.  They are overjoyed with pregnancy but disappointed in their short mission trip.
Family of Jane Harkey 
Family of Laura Auten (Laura’s mother passed away)
All those who have been affected in any way by Covid 19

Special Joy:
From Pastor Ron:  We made it back from the Mission Trip and we prepared two trailers for Texas and Louisiana with laundry facilities which contained 3 dryers, 2 washers, and a wash tub to help area folks clean up as many have no water in their homes.

For The Next Five more Weeks on Sunday Evening:
We will gather churches together and do a story of a Hym on FaceBook after 6:00 pm each Sunday evening.

Every Week:
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.

This Week:
Monday, March 1             6:30 pm  Boy Scouts Meeting*
                                           Camp Cards for Sale!

Tuesday, March 2              7:00 pm  United Methodist Women Meeting (FH)

Thursday, March 4             To all Leadership Council members – Please have your Reports to Makayla Hinson by end of day today for Tuesday’s (3/9/21)  Council Meeting. Thank you!

Coming Soon:
Sunday, March 7              11:00 am   Worship Service inside and via Zoom & Facebook**

Monday, March 8             6:30 pm  Boy Scouts Meeting 

Tuesday, March 9              6:30pm  Leadership Council Meeting (FH)

Wednesday, March 10       11:30 am  Young at Heart

Thursday, March 11           6:30 pm United Methodist Men Meeting (FH)

From Western North Carolina Conference:
Update to COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Worship & Ministry

February 26, 2021

Yesterday, Governor Cooper issued an easing of Covid-19 restrictions.  The Bishop and Cabinet remain committed to our biblical mandate to “love our neighbors as ourselves” and our Wesleyan call to “Do no harm.”  

We celebrate that percentages of positive test results and hospitalizations continue to show improvement while vaccine distribution increases. However, we are also aware that people across our conference are losing loved ones each day.  Thus, we continue to recommend that all local churches and other ministries follow the guidance of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as they make decisions about indoor worship, small groups, and other gatherings.

Using Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 195 as a guide, the Bishop and Cabinet make these specific recommendations:

  • For those churches whose counties are not in the “red,” indoor worship may be considered using a limit of 30% capacity or 250 persons, whichever is less.  When determining the number who can safely gather in the sanctuary or worship space, social distancing should be maintained, and masks must be worn.  The recommendation for no full-choir or congregational singing remains in effect.
  • A 25-person limit should be maintained for all other gathering inside the church building.  Please continue to socially distance and wear masks at these events as well.

As we continue to journey through the season of Lent, may we be mindful of the over 500,000 persons in the United States who have lost their lives during this pandemic and may keep all of those who mourn their loss in prayer.

*Boy Scout Camp Cards – It is the time of year that the troop is selling  Camp Cards. Let me know how many you would like and how I can get them to you.  They are $5 each with tear offs for $5 dollars off at Tractor Supply, Food Lion, and Harris Teeter when you make a purchase. Each store has a minimum purchase amount to qualify.

Returning this year, Handy Mart Cafe offers a free drink with a $5 purchase on the main card.
Thanks! – Ritchie Stiller