March 2021 Pine Grove Happenings Newsletter

This and That . . .   

  • Sunday Services Schedule (unless noted otherwise) 11:00 am Worship Service In-Person and  via Zoom and Facebook Live*

Ø   Scheduling Church Facilities: Please email Nancy L. Burleson at to reserve the Fellowship Hall or Sanctuary. Request will need to be approved by Leadership Council.

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

This Month…

Monday, March 1       6:30 pm    Boy Scout Meeting**

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

Thursday, March 4      Leadership Council Reports need to be sent to Makayla Hinson by today for next Tuesday’s Council Meeting

Sunday, March 7        11:00 am  In-Person Worship Service resumes along with Zoom & Facebook*   
                                     11:00 am   Mission Sunday                   

 Monday, March 8         6:30 pm –  Boy Scouts Meeting**

Tuesday, March 9         7:00 pm – Pine Grove Leadership Council Meeting (FH)

Wednesday, March 10    11:30 am    Young at Heart Luncheon (FH)

Sunday, March 14  **Daylight Savings Time Starts**
                                         11:00 am  In-Person Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 

Monday, March 15        6:30 pm  Boy Scouts Meeting**

Wednesday, March 17    **St. Patrick’s Day**

Thursday , March 18        6:00 pm  18-30 Sunday School Class Meeting (To fill Easter Eggs and Enjoy a Meal Together)

Sunday, March 21           11:00 am  In-Person Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 

Monday, March 22         6:30 pm  Boy Scouts Meeting**

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

Thursday , March 25   6:30 pm    United Methodist Men Meeting 

Sunday, March 28          11:00 am  In-Person Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 
                                         3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  Easter Egg Hunt

Monday, March 29           6:30 pm  Boy Scouts Meeting**

*COVID UPDATE from Pastor Ron:

Greetings. I wanted to update you on our status for Covid. The task force met Sunday night and the following was decided.

Starting this Sunday March 7th, we will return to in person worship in the sanctuary at 11:00 AM wearing masks, washing hands, and physical distancing. The service will be limited to keep the time to about 30 minutes. We will not have congregational singing or children’s moment for the month of March. We will continue to have Zoom and Facebook available for those who are uncomfortable with in person worship.

We will also resume in person meetings of less than 25 wearing masks, washing hands, and physical distancing. This includes Sunday School from 10:00-10:45AM. Other meetings are on the schedule.
Thank you for your faithfulness and patience as we continue to maneuver these unknown waters. Please invite those who do not have email or who do not have a church family. I hope to see you on Sunday. Have a blessed week.
Pastor Ron Hartman
Friendship/Pine Grove Charge

**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 

During Lent on Sunday Evening:
We will gather churches together and do a story of a Hym on FaceBook after 6:00 pm each Sunday evening.  Please watch this at your convenience.

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.

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


SCCM Monthly Need for March
Canned Vegetables -Green Beans, Corn, Carrots, Peas, Beans, Mixed Vegetables (Veg-All), and Canned Tomatoes.

Financial Update
as of February 28, 2021

YTD General Fund Contributions       $13,594.00
YTD Expenses                                   $ 15,515.50

 2020 Weekly Budget Needs              $ 2,083.31                  
 2/28/2021 Contributions                    $ 1,540.00

Tabulator’s for March………………Robin Hearne & Kathy Odell
Note – Tabulators will be available at Pine Grove UMC from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm on Sundays so you can Drive-Thru and drop off your tithes and offerings.

Pine Grove family:
Donnie Bowers
Melody Bowers
Trudy Bunting
Betty Ruth Burleson
Lovenia Burleson
Debbie Stiller
Luke Tucker

Homebound/Nursing Home Members:
Sandra Almond
Betty Jean Burleson
Carol Burleson
John Burleson

Extended family:
Alice Alimonti – David Odell’s Mother
Hailey Frank – Kathy Odell’s Granddaughter
Jonathan Hartman – Pastor Ron’s Son
Brenda Hill – Christie’s Mom
April Ward -Teresa’s daughter
Family of Barbara Martin -Teresa’s Mother
Family of Randy Collins – Kim Bate’s Brother-in-Law
Family of Jane Harkey 

Friends and neighbors:
Shane & River, Trent Burleson, Jimmy Harris, Lucy Seick, Clarence Burleson, Laura Auten’s family as Laura’s mother passed away, and all those affected in any way by Covid 19.