May 2021 Pine Grove Happenings Newsletter

This and That . . .   

  • Sunday Services Schedule (unless noted otherwise) 10:00  am Sunday School for all ages and 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. Requests 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…

Sunday, May 2            Mission Sunday
                                     10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                     11:00 am  Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook*           
                                       11:00 am  Worship Service (Pine Grove UMC)

Monday, May 3             6:30 pm  Boy Scouts Meeting 
                                      6:30 pmChoir Practice

Tuesday, May 4             7:00 pm United Methodist Women (FH)

Wednesday, May 5          6:30 pm Covid Task Force Meeting (Zoom)

Sunday, May 9      **Mother’s Day**
                                        10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                        11:00 am  Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook*           

Monday, May 10           6:30 pm    Boy Scout Meeting
                                        6:30 pm   Choir Practice

Wednesday, May 12     11:30 am    Young at Heart Luncheon (FH)

Sunday, May 16            10:00 am Sunday School   – All ages
                                        11:00 am  Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook*         

Monday, May 17           6:30 pm    Boy Scout Meeting
                                        6:30 pm   Choir Practice

Thursday , May 20         6:30 pm    United Methodist Men Meeting 

Sunday, May 23             10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                        11:00 am  Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook*           

Monday, May 24           6:30 pm    Boy Scout Meeting**
                                        6:30 pm   Choir Practice

Tuesday, May 25           6:00 pmCommunity Inn – Sam Lambert has Lead

Sunday, May 30             10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                        11:00 am  Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 

Monday, May 31             **Memorial Day Holiday**
                                         Hinson Endowment Applications Due

Covid Update for May:
There will be a meeting of the Covid 19 Task Force on Wednesday, May 5 at 6:30 pm, via Zoom.  Until the direction from this meeting becomes available we will continue to meet in person for Sunday School from 10:00-10:45AM and for Worship at 11:00AM on Sunday mornings.  We have also resumed in person meetings of less than 25 wearing masks, washing hands, and physical distancing. This includes all other meetings that are on the schedule. Updates to this policy will be sent in weekly Happenings emails.

Sunday School is Back! – Our Sunday School classes started back in March and we are hoping to grow! We offer Young Adult (18 to 30), Older Adult, and Children’s Sunday School classes.  Come and check us out!

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.


Hinson Endowment Scholarship Applications are now available!

David Hinson Endowment Fund Letter:

David Hinson Endowment Fund

Pine Grove United Methodist Church
28766 NC 24 27 Highway
Albemarle, NC  28001

April 26, 2021

Dear Members and Friends of Pine Grove United Methodist Church,
It is with great joy that the David Hinson Memorial Endowment Fund Committee announces the availability of funds for distribution in 2021.  The fund was started by members of Pine Grove UMC in 2009, in memory of lifetime church member and outstanding citizen David Hinson, with a threefold purpose:

  • To raise funds to provide educational scholarship opportunities to active members of Pine Grove who are pursuing higher education and;
  • To financially support local mission work and mission trips designed to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of people and;
  • To provide support to patients and families with medical and related expenses, particularly those battling cancer.                                              

Since 2010, church members and others have worked to build the fund through annual fund raiser events and through individual contributions.

There are funds available 2021.  Further details about eligibility and applications for each of these opportunities to benefit from the fund are available in the vestibule of Pine Grove UMC, or may be obtained by emailing the church at
Application deadline for all awards to be completed and returned to the church is May 31, 2021.  Scholarship awards will be announced in late June or early July.  Other awards will be announced when awarded; medical awards may be kept confidential, as appropriate.  All awards given will be at the discretion of the Committee.
We are excited about the opportunities this Fund will have going forward to positively impact lives in our community.  To God be the Glory!
Members of David Hinson Memorial Endowment Committee
Keith Burleson, Chair
Robin Hinson, Vice Chair
Kathy Odell, Secretary
Keith Burleson
Dale Burleson
Eugene Parker
Ritchie Stiller
Nancy L. Burleson
Rev. Ron Hartman, Pastor

David Hinson Endowment Fund Scholarship Application:
  Guidelines are available in the vestibule at church. Applications must be received by May 31, 2021.  Awards will be paid directly to the institution upon verification of enrollment.

Note:  Copies of the David Hinson Endowment Fund Letter and Scholarship Application (with Logo) will both be available in the vestibule at church.

SCCM Monthly Need for May
Toiletries and Household – Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Detergent, Bar Soap, Feminine Hygiene.

Financial Update  (Will be sent out with weekly Happenings once available)
as of March 31, 2021

YTD General Fund Contributions       $ 23,453.80
YTD Expenses                                   $ 21,493.56

 2020 Weekly Budget Needs              $ 2,083.31                  
 3/28/2021 Contributions                    $ 2,340.00

Tabulator’s for May………………Dale Burleson and Alesha Morgan

Pine Grove family:
Donnie Bowers
Melody Bowers
Trudy Bunting
Betty Ruth Burleson
Keith Burleson
Lovenia Burleson
Hilda Snuggs
Debbie Stiller
Luke Tucker
Matthew Whitley

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

Friends and neighbors:
Trent Burleson, Jimmy Harris, Chris Harleson, Lucy Seick, 
All those affected in any way by Covid 19.

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