December 2022 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 approval by Leadership Council and/or Pastor Ron. 
You can also check the calendar availability 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…

Sunday, December 4           Mission Sunday
                                              10:00 am Sunday School
                                              11:00 am Worship Service
                                               6:00 pm Vision Quest Advent Series*

Monday, December 5           6:30 pm Choir Practice

Tuesday, December 6         6:30 pm United Methodist Women Christmas Party (FH)**

Sunday, December 11         10:00 am Sunday School
                                               11:00 am Worship Service
                                                6:00 pm Vision Quest Advent Series*

Monday, December 12          6:30 pm Choir Practice

Thursday, December 15       6:00 pm United Methodist Men Meeting

Friday, December 16             6:00 pm Christmas Caroling (Meet at church at 5:30 pm)

Sunday, December 18           10:00 am Sunday School
                                              11:00 am Worship Service
5:00 pm Choir Christmas Program – Covered Dish Meal Following***

Monday, December 19           6:30 pm Choir Practice

Saturday, December 24Christmas Eve
5:00 pm Christmas Eve Service at Friendship UMC

Sunday, December 25Christmas Day! A Savior is born!
                                                  10:00 am Sunday School
                                                  11:00 am Worship Service

Monday, December 26            NO Choir Practice

Tuesday, December 27           6:00 pm Community Inn Meal (Sam Lambert is lead)

Saturday, December 21          New Year’s Eve

*From Pastor Ron: Vision Quest Advent Series – December 4th & 11th:
Be in prayer during our Advent and Christmas season.  I want us to have Jesus front and center during this season.
We are starting a new Advent Series,
We will gather to worship for two Sunday nights at 6:00 pm to try and find God’s Vision for us and His Church and the World.  Please prayerfully consider joining this group.

**The United Methodist Women are Celebrating Christmas On Tuesday, December 6th – Plan to join us in Fellowship Hall at 6:30 pm.   Please bring finger food to share and a ‘White Elephant’ gift for a fun-ny gift exchange!  This event is open to all Women of Pine Grove UMC!

***Announcements Regarding Christmas Program:
Calling all kids, grandkids, and neighborhood kids, we need shepherds and angels for the Christmas program that is being presented on Sunday December 18th at 5. We also need 2 more adult males to be wisemen. Wisdom is not a requirement to play a wise man for this play. You just need to look the part for about an hour or so.

Practice for the nativity characters is Monday December 5th and Monday December 12th at 6:30. It’s ok to miss a practice as long as Alesha Morgan, Ally Heatherly, Makayla Hinson, or Kim Bates are aware of who is participating. Costumes will be given out at practice.

The performance is Sunday December at 5:00 pm.

A NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY at Pine Grove UMC…Help is needed printing, copying, and folding the bulletins each week.  If you have clerical skills and a little time, would you serve in this way?  More than one person would make the job easier.  Please let Pastor Ron know if you are interested.

Worship videos on Facebook – Monday through Friday:
Please join Pastor Ron for 5 minutes 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.

Check Out Pine Grove UMC Albemarle’s Website– There you can see the monthly Pastor’s Heart and Monthly and Weekly Happening Newsletters as well as the calendar and pictures of some of our recent events.  Please take a moment and check it out at:


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


Tabulator’s for December………Nancy A. Burleson and Robin Hearne


Pine Grove family:
Donnie Bowers
Melody Bowers
Kent Bunting
Trudy Bunting
Davie Burleson
Oleamer Burleson
Jackie Hartman
Debbie Stiller
Luke Tucker
Richard Walker
Art Whitaker

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

Extended family:
Bailey Baker – Michele Baucom’s son
Terri Bennet – Kathy Odell’s cousin
Kim Burleson – Oleamer’s son
James Calloway – Kelly’s Uncle
William – Pastor Ron’s Grandson
Brenda Hill – Christie’s mother
Rodney Tomberlin – Roddy’s Father

Friends and Neighbors:
Reggie Barringer, Vickie Barringer, Andria Brown, Trent Burleson, Graham Crosby, Angela Frick, Betty Furr, Chris Harleson, Jimmy Harris, Mandy Hill, Todd Howell, Ron Huneycutt, Wanda Huneycutt, David Jackson, Vicki Johnson, Charleen Lisk, Mattie McCree, Rachel Nance, Phyllis Pegram, Clyde Ridenhour, Lucy Seick, , Holly Stairs
If you know that one or more of the people listed above can now be removed from the Prayer Concerns please send a message to  to advise.  Thank you!

Hope you all have a wonderful CHRISTmas season!

Please stay safe,

Nancy L. Burleson
Communication Coordinator