November 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. 
You can also check availability on the calendar on our website at prior to making your request.

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

This Month…

Tuesday, November 2        7:00 pm United Methodist Women Meeting (Room behind Sanctuary)

Sunday, November 7Daylight Savings Time Ends!
                                              Mission Sunday
                                              10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                              11:00 am Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook*                                                 After Worship – Charge Conference 
                                               5:30 pm Choir Practice      

Sunday, November 14         10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                               11:00 am Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 
                                                5:30 pm Choir Practice

Monday, November 15         12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Tuesday, November 16        12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Wednesday, November 17    12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Thursday, November 18        12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting       

Friday, November 19              12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Saturday, November 20         12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Sunday, November 21            10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                                  11:00 am Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 
                                                 4:00 pm Thanksgiving Community Service at
                                                              Salem United Methodist Church**
                                                 5:30 pm Choir Practice       

Monday, November 22          12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting
                                                 6:30 pm  Put up Christmas Tree in Sanctuary
                                                                We need lots of help, Men and Women!

Tuesday, November 23         12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Wednesday, November 24    12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Thursday, November 25        12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting       

Friday, November 26              12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Saturday, November 27         12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting   

Sunday, November 28            10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                                  11:00 am Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 
                                                   5:30 pm Choir Practice       

Monday, November 29            12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Tuesday, November 30           12:00 pm  High Noon
6:00 pm Community Inn – Sam Lambert has Lead

*Covid Update 
We are asking everyone to maintain physical distancing of 6 feet between family units. We recommend that everyone regardless of vaccination status wear a mask during worship and fellowship as well as meetings. We will limit singing and the choir will not wear masks while singing.

**Thanksgiving Community Service
On Sunday, November 21 at 4:00 pm the Thanksgiving Community Service will take place at Salem United Methodist Church. Pastor Ron Hartman will be bringing the message.

Pine Grove Christmas Musical in December
Practice for the upcoming Christmas musical will be on Sundays at 5:30 pm in the sanctuary. This is the same musical we worked on last year but was cancelled. It’s easy and pretty short.  It is from the Brentwood Benson “Ready to Sing” collection and is mainly Christmas carols. It won’t take a lot to get ready. 
Even if you don’t attend Pine Grove right now, please consider helping us with this. With the numerous recent losses and several families moving on, we are down to only a few that attend regularly. We could really use your help. No matter where you worship now, everyone receiving this email is Pine Grove family and very much loved by those of us still attending. Please consider coming and enjoy the fellowship and help us give the congregation a special Christmas program in honor of those we’ve lost over these last few months and years as we try to rebuild. If you want to participate but feel that you can’t make very many practices, that’s no problem. I will get you a book and CD. It’s so easy, it would only take attending one or two practices to be comfortable with it. Also, if you know anyone that would like to join us, please let me know.  We especially need men and folks who can sing alto, tenor, or bass. 
The performance is Sunday December 19th at 5:00 with the traditional meal to follow.  This year the meal will be catered instead of covered dish, but Santa has already been invited. 

Call or email if you have any questions. I hope and pray I will see you all this Sunday afternoon at 5:30!!
Kim Bates

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 November
Peanut Butter and Jelly

Financial Update for October – (Updates for November will appear in weekly Happenings once available)
as of September 30, 2021 

YTD General Fund Contributions       $ 72,641.15
YTD Expenses                                    $ 70,417.09

2021 Weekly Budget Needs               $   2,083.31                  
10/31/2021 General Contributions      $   2,160.00


Tabulator’s for November………Jo Scott, Gordon Burleson, and Nancy A. Burleson

Pine Grove family:
Donnie Bowers
Melody Bowers
Kent Bunting
Trudy Bunting
Carolyn Burleson
Nancy A. Burleson
Max Hinson
Claudine Hinson
Sean Maynard
Debbie Stiller
Luke Tucker
Matthew Whitley

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

Extended family:
Alice Alimonti – David Odell’s Mother
Terri Bennet – Kathy Odell’s cousin
Hailey Frank – Kathy Odell’s Granddaughter
Glenda Huneycutt – Angela Burleson’s Mother
Jonathan Hartman – Pastor Ron’s Son
Brenda Hill – Christie’s Mom
April Ward -Teresa’s daughter

Friends and neighbors:
Wayne Adamy, Trent Burleson, Angela Frick, Jimmy Harris, Chris Harleson, Mandy Hill, Ron Huneycutt, Todd Howell, Vicki Johnson, Lucy Seick, Holly Stairs, 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 and check it out at:

Please stay safe!

Nancy L. Burleson
Communications Coordinator