August 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 and/or Pastor Ron.

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

This Month…

Sunday, August 1         Mission Sunday
                                       10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                       11:00 am Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook*          
                                        5:30 pm   Choir Practice***      

Monday, August 2         6:30 pm   NO Boy Scouts Meeting 

Tuesday, August 3        7:00 pm United Methodist Women Meeting (Room behind Sanctuary)

Sunday, August 8**HOMECOMING SUNDAY**
                                        10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                        11:00 am Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 
                                         (After Service – Homecoming Celebration with Catered Meal)
                                         5:00–7:15 pm VBS – Knights of the North Castle**
                                         5:30 pm   NO Choir Practice

Monday, August 9           6:30 pm  Boy Scout Meeting

Wednesday, August 11    11:30 am  NO Young at Heart

Sunday, August 15           10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                            11:00 am  Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 
                                            5:30 pm   Choir Practice         

Monday, August 16           6:30 pm  Boy Scout Meeting

Sunday, August 22           10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                            11:00 am  Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 
                                            5:30 pm   Choir Practice         

Monday, August 23           6:30 pm  Boy Scout Meeting

Sunday, August 29           10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                            11:00 am  Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 
                                             5:30 pm   Choir Practice         

Monday, August 30            6:30 pm  Boy Scout Meeting

Tuesday, August 31           8:30 am Second Harvest Food Truck (Agri-Civic Center)
6:00 pm Community Inn – Sam Lambert has Lead

Covid Vaccine Update from NCDHHS & Pastor Ron
Vaccinations for those In-Home & Other Vaccine Questions
Are you unable to leave home and get your vaccine?
To slow the spread of COVID-19 and help North Carolinians protect their communities and families, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announces a statewide initiative to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to people who stay at home because of limited mobility. NCDHHS is working with Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) to help expand on existing models, reaching further into communities in the state.
For anyone in North Carolina who finds it hard to get out and needs the free, safe, and effective COVID-19 vaccine, please complete the form in the link below or call 866-303-0026. A PTRC staff member will follow up with a phone call within three business days.
            COVID Vaccine for Home Visit Form link is below:
 Frequently asked questions link is below:
 Pastor Ron Hartman
Friendship/Pine Grove Charge

**VBS – KNIGHTS of the NORTH CASTLE – Last night is August 8th
This Year our VBS theme is Knights of the North Castle.  
Our kickoff took place on Sunday, June 13 from 5:00 PM to 7:15 PM. A great time was had by all!  The second night was June 27th from 5:00 PM to 7:15 PM.  We had about 18 children who enjoyed a meal of Spaghetti and had lots of fun.  They even had a visit from the Giant Goliath! (Check out the video on our Face Book page).  We continued our VBS nights on July 11th and 25th with lots of good food and fun. Hope to see you on August 8th for our final VBS night.  It’s not too late to join us! Ages 3 to 12 years are welcome to come! 
We still need volunteers for various jobs. Please plan to come and bring your children or grandchildren!  Contact Makayla Hinson if you can help in any capacity or for more information. Helpers need to arrive on VBS Sundays at 4:45 pm.

***Choir Resumes – from Kim Bates:
Homecoming is the next Sunday, August 8th, choir will meet and practice on Sunday August 1st at 5:30 pm.   
August 8th is the last VBS.  No practice.  We will work on a special for Sunday August 15th at our first 2 practices. 
Beginning August 15th, practice will be weekly on Sunday afternoon at 5:30. We will start Christmas musical practice in October.  Since we know it from last year, there is no need to start in September like we normally do.  
We need all hands on deck to make this work and do well on Sunday mornings. Make calls or text anyone you think may be interested in joining us.

Here’s a recap of the dates to add to your calendars:

5:30 pm Sunday August 1st- Choir practice – Kim will be out for work
10:40 am Sunday August 8th- Homecoming- Arrive at 10:40 to get robes if sanctuary is cool enough and do a sound check.
Sunday August 8th- Final VBS – NO PRACTICE 
11:00 am Sunday August 15th- We will have an anthem planned
5:30 pm Sunday August 15th- choir practice begins new time moving forward
5:30 pm Every Sunday – choir practice
6:00 pm Every Thursday in September -Soul Food (Choir may supply some of the music)

Join Us For Sunday School! – 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.


SCCM Monthly Need for August
Canned Vegetables: Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Carrots and Beans

Financial Update for August (Will be sent once available in the weekly Happenings email)
as of June 30, 2021 

YTD General Fund Contributions      $ 48,806.15
YTD Expenses                                   $ 49,630.47

2021 Weekly Budget Needs              $ 2,083.31                  
7/4/2021 General Contributions         $ 2,905.00

Tabulator’s for August………Jo Burleson & Gene Parker 

Pine Grove family:
Donnie Bowers
Melody Bowers
Kent Bunting
Trudy Bunting
Betty Ruth Burleson
Carolyn Burleson
Glen Dale Burleson
Nancy A. Burleson
Max Hinson
Sean Maynard
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
Terri Bennet – Kathy Odell’s cousin
Hailey Frank – Kathy Odell’s Granddaughter
Jonathan Hartman – Pastor Ron’s Son
Brenda Hill – Christie’s Mom
Family of Swann Lee McClure – John’s brother’s Brother-in-law
April Ward -Teresa’s daughter
Family of Deron Westbrook – Dale’s Uncle

Friends and neighbors:
Wayne Adamy, Trent Burleson, Monte Clark, Angela Frick, Jimmy Harris, Chris Harleson, Todd Howell, Lucy Seick and all those affected by the pandemic of Covid 19.

Pine Grove Website Has Been Updated! – We have been working hard to keep our website up to date. Please take a moment andcheck it out at:

Bless you and stay safe!
Nancy L. Burleson
Communication Coordinator