December 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 office@pinegroveumcalbemarle.org 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  https://pinegroveumcalbemarle.org/ 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…

Wednesday, December 1    12:00 pm High Noon AA Meeting
                                               6:30 pm Called Charge Conference Re: BSA (via Zoom)

Thursday, December 2        12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting       

Friday, December 3              12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Saturday, December 4          12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Sunday, December 5           Mission Sunday
                                              10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                              11:00 am Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook*                              
                                               4:45 pm Hinson Endowment Committee Meeting 
                                               5:30 pm Choir Practice      

Monday, December 6          12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Tuesday, December 7         12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting
                                               6:30 pm UMW Christmas Party (Fellowship Hall)**

Wednesday, December 8    12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Thursday, December 9        12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting       

Friday, December 10            12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Saturday, December 11        12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Sunday, December 12         10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                               11:00 am Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 
                                                5:30 pm Choir Practice

Monday, December 13         12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Tuesday, December 14        12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Wednesday, December 15    12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting
                                                 7:00 pm 18-35 Sunday School Class Dinner at Robin Hinson’s

Thursday, December 16        12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting       

Friday, December 17              12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Saturday, December 18         12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Sunday, December 19           10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                                 11:00 am Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 
                                                 5:00 pm Christmas Cantata – (Catered Dinner follows)***

Monday, December 20         12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Tuesday, December 21         12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Wednesday, December 22    12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Thursday, December 23        12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting       

Friday, December 24**Christmas Eve**
                                                 12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting
                                                  7:00 pm Christmas Eve Service

Saturday, December 25         **Christmas Day**
                                                 12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting   

Sunday, December 26            10:00 am Sunday School – All ages
                                                  11:00 am Worship Service along with Zoom & Facebook* 

Monday, December 27            12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Tuesday, December 28          12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting
                                                  6:00 pm Community Inn – Sam Lambert has Lead

Wednesday, December 29    12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

Thursday, December 30       12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting       

Friday, December 31**New Year’s Eve**
                                                12:00 pm  High Noon AA Meeting

*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.

**UMW Christmas Party – Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 7th at 6:30 pm. We will meet in Fellowship Hall for a Christmas Party and fellowship. We will be having light refreshments and a gift exchange game. For those attending, please bring a finger food to share and a wrapped gift (no more than $5).  All ladies are invited!
Letting Anita or any UMW member know if you plan to attend would be greatly appreciated.

***Pine Grove Christmas Musical on Sunday, December 19, at 5:00 pm –  
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 pm 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

kimbates430@gmail.com

Join Us For Sunday School! – We offer Young Adult (18 to 35), 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SCCM Monthly Need for December
Canned or Dried Beans, Canned Tomatoes, Rice 

Financial Update for December – 
as of November 30, 2021 

YTD General Fund Contributions       $ 90,232.15
YTD Expenses                                    $ 87,616.14

2021 Weekly Budget Needs               $   2,083.31                  
11/27/2021 General Contributions      $     955.00 


SPECIAL MINISTRIES FOR DECEMBER

Tabulator’s for December………Alesha Morgan and Nancy A. Burleson

+ PRAYER CONCERNS +
Pine Grove family:
Donnie Bowers
Melody Bowers
Kent Bunting
Trudy Bunting
Carolyn Burleson
Nancy A. Burleson
Oleamer Burleson
Max Hinson
Claudine Hinson
Family of James Howell
Glenda Huneycutt
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
Jonathan Hartman – Pastor Ron’s Son
Brenda Hill – Christie’s Mom
April Ward -Teresa’s daughter

Friends and neighbors:
Family of Retha Lewis Burleson, Trent Burleson, Angela Frick, Jimmy Harris, Chris Harleson, Mandy Hill, Family of Rodney Huneycutt,
Ron Huneycutt, Todd Howell, Vicki Johnson, Lucy Seick, Holly Stairs, and all those affected by 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: https://pinegroveumcalbemarle.org/

Stay safe!

Nancy L. Burleson
Communication Coordinator