Pine Grove Happenings 1/16/2023

This Week:
Monday, January 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
                                             6:30 pm Hinson Endowment Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 19        6:00 pm United Methodist Men Meeting
                                             6:30 pm Disaffiliation Committee Meeting

Coming Soon:
Sunday, January 22           10:00 am Sunday School
                                             11:00 am Worship Service
                                              6:30 pm  Choir Practice

Monday, January 23            WNCC Winter Leadership Training – On-line*

Tuesday, January 24            WNCC Winter Leadership Training – On-line

Wednesday, January 25      WNCC Winter Leadership Training – On-line

Thursday, January 26          WNCC Winter Leadership Training – On-line

Saturday, January 28         7:00 am UMM Community Breakfast**

Looking Ahead:
Sunday, January 29           10:00 am Sunday School
                                             11:00 am Worship Service
                                              5:30 pm Question & Answer Session Re: Disaffiliation
                                              6:30 pm  Choir Practice

Tuesday, January 31           6:00 pm Community Inn Meal (Sam Lambert has lead)

Monday, February 13          7:30 pm Special Meeting to Vote on Disaffiliation

 *WNCC Winter Leadership Training – On-line
Dear 2023 Local Church Leaders,

Happy New Year!   I don’t know about you, but 2023 came way too fast!   My name is Kathy Odell, and I am the Lay Leader for the Uwharrie District.  I look forward to connecting/reconnecting with you in the coming year.
Perhaps you’ve agreed to serve as Chairperson or member of a committee such as Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations, Finance, Worship, or Outreach. Or, maybe you’ve accepted a role as a leader in Children or Youth Ministry, or within your church’s United Women of Faith, United Methodist Men, or in one of the many behind-the-scenes roles that make ministry in your local church possible.   I am excited to invite you to join me in attending the 2023 WNCC Winter Leadership Training  (WLT) online conference which is taking place Monday, January 23rd through Thursday, January 26th.  A great variety of training sessions are being offered, some during the evening and some during the day, each lasting between 60-90 minutes. And, registration is free!

No matter how you are serving, I believe you will find the 2023 WLT event helpful.  Not only will you be able to hear from some wonderful leaders in our Conference (and beyond!), you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other local church leaders from across our district and conference to share ideas and learn from each other.
The line-up of presenters for 2023 is outstanding, and I can’t wait to connect with you in some of the sessions! I encourage you to take a look at the schedule and session descriptions and register so we can experience this time of growth and learning together.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the event or if you attend sessions and would like to have a conversation afterward. 
Thank you for serving your local church!  I am excited to be in ministry with you!

Many blessings for this new year,

P.S.   Please help spread the word to others in your church who you think would be interested in attending! While we especially hope those who are serving in leadership roles will attend, the training is open to everyone.

The 2023 Winter Leadership Training is designed for and open to all local church leaders including lay leaders, council members, volunteers, and all who serve and lead.

Connect virtually with other leaders across the conference and learn about roles, best practices, and new ideas for ministry. When you register, choose the topics in each breakout session where you most relate and would like to ask questions and participate in conversation. There are sessions for:

  1. P/SPRC
  2. Administrative Council
  3. Finance
  4. Lay Leader
  5. Trustees
  6. Communication
  7. Children and Youth
  8. Wesleyan Theology
  9. Outreach and Building Relationships

Click HERE to learn more and register today!

**UMM Community Breakfast on Saturday, January 28th
On Saturday, January 28th the Pine Grove United Methodist Men will be hosting a Community Breakfast from 7:00 am to 10:00 am in Fellowship Hall.  Volunteers are needed from 6:00 am to 11:00 am to help with cooking, serving and clean-up.  Please contact Roddy Tomberlin, Sam Lambert, or Pastor Ron if you are able to help.

New Roof on Fellowship Hall:
We are going to be having a new roof put on the Fellowship Hall in a few weeks.  If anyone would like to donate toward this, please note building fund on your check.
Thank you!.

We need YOUR Help!  Do YOU have any clerical skills?  Can YOU print, copy, and fold paper?
We are bringing back the Bulletins!They will need to be done each week.  If you have any clerical skills and a little time, would you serve in this way? (If we can get two people to help with this it would make it easier and you could work on it together or even take turns.) 
Please let Pastor Ron know if you are interested.

Every Week:
Sunday Service In-person and on Zoom or 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