Pine Grove Happenings 12/12/2022

Sunday, December 11th Joys
Dave Howard – I made it on time! I had a marvelous week with Sam’s Parents, and my move, this buying a house that I didn’t have to get out of til April means the swep went away!
Michael – I just want to thank the Lord for another day and my Sister is doing good, she just got over the flu and is doing good.  I am just happy about that.
Tessa – I had 2 huge blessings this week and I was very thankful for them.
Art Whitiker – I just want to thank all the congregation and especially Pastor Ron, the UMW, and Keith Burleson for all your prayers and good wishes.  I am mending very slowly and I am happy to be back in my seat in the church.
Roddy – My Dad finally came out of ICU and is doing better. I do ask for continued prayers.

Prayer Concerns
Antonia Digs
Robert Thomas Britt, Sr.
Dennis Wiley
Mr. Don Craig & Sylvia Craig
People of Brazil & Peru
Our Schools, Parents, Kids
Those who lost loved ones during this past year.
Government Officials – Please give them wisdom
Our churches – with hope during Advent that they remember the reason for this season.

This Week:
Monday, December 12           6:30 pm Choir Practice with Children*

Thursday, December 15        6:00 pm UM Men Meeting

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

Coming Soon:
Sunday, December 18  
          10:00 am Sunday School
                                                  11:00 am Worship Service
 5:00 pm Choir Christmas Program – Covered Dish Meal following in Fellowship Hall**

Monday, December 19            6:00 pm Combined Friendship and Pine Grove SPRC Meeting at Pine Grove

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

Looking Ahead:
Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day! A Savior is born!
                                                 11:00 am Worship Service Only

Monday, December 26            NO Choir Practice

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

*Choir Practice With Children , Monday December 12th at 6:30 pm
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.

**Meal after the Choir Christmas Program – 
We are transitioning back to our traditional covered dish meal this year. Please prepare accordingly.

A NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY at Pine Grove UMCHelp 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.

Financial Update for December Through November:

General Fund Contributions           $8,494.00
General Fund Expenses                 $8,198.12
General Missions Contributions      $30.00
General Missions Expenses            $0.00
General Fund Contributions            $88,287.12
General Fund Expenses                  $93,771.68
General Missions Contributions       $7,985.00
General Missions Expenses             $8,317.61
Cemetery Contributions                    $300.00
Cemetery Expenses                          $200.00

Major Expense Reserve Contributions    $23,953.43
Major Expense Reserve Expenses         $18,364.94
Youth Event Contributions                       $1,099.93
Youth Event Expenses                             $794.15
Building Fund Contributions                     $1,150.00
Parsonage Fund Contributions                 $900.00
Love Offering to Ron Hartman (Does not include Cash)   $395.00
Total Contributions YTD                   $123,675.48
Total Expenses YTD                         $121,843.38

Every Week:
Sunday Service In-person and on Zoom and Facebook!
You can come to in-person worship service or watch us through zoom or on Facebook on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am. 

Daily Worship videos on Facebook- Monday through Friday:
Please join Pastor Ron for 5 minutes of Daily Worship on our Facebook page. They are available after 7:00 AM  each morning. Share and Like our page to get notifications.

Thank you for all you do!
Please stay safe!

Nancy L. Burleson
Communication Coordinator