Pine Grove Happenings 4/26/2021

Sunday April 25th Joys:
Rain to wash the pollen out of the air.
Pollen that helps things grow.
Pollen that helps the bees.
Joy to be in the house of the Lord this morning!
Joy for the beautiful music this morning.

Prayer Requests:  
Loveina Burleson 
The many concerns on our hearts
All those troubled in spirit

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!

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, April 26  6:30 pm    Boy Scout Meeting
                                        6:30 pm   Choir Practice    

Tuesday, April 27         6:00 pm    Community Inn Meal – Sam Lambert has lead on this.                              

Coming Soon:
Sunday, May 2                Mission Sunday
                                        10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                        11:00 am  Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook**   

Monday, May 3     6:30 pm    Boy Scout Meeting
                                        6:30 pm   Choir Practice    

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

**Covid Update for April:
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.

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:   Must be an active member of Pine Grove UMC for a minimum of two years, have been accepted at an institution of higher learning/trade school to apply.   Awards will be determined based on funds available from the endowment as determined annually.   Applications may be for a community college, trade school, undergraduate or graduate degrees.   While grades will be one item reviewed, they will not be the determining factor for final awards.  Applications will be required for every year, and will be considered on their merit, notwithstanding prior awards.  All 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 be available in the vestibule at church.

Please continue to wear your masks, wash hands often, stay 6 feet away from others & keep praying for our world, nation, church, and community!

Nancy L. Burleson
Communications Coordinator