Pine Grove Happenings 3/27/2023

For Sunday, March 26, 2023:
There were five God Sightings or praises mentioned in church on Sunday morning!
If you missed the Sunday service, please watch it on Face Book so you can listen to them! It might help you realize where you have seen God working near you!  

Prayer Requests:
Jonathan Hartman
Our Church and some of the other Churches making decisions and plans.

This Week:
Tuesday, March 28   6:00 pm Community Inn Meal (Sam Lambert has Lead)

Wednesday, March 29    12:00 pm Hymns of Hope – Richfield UMC*                                                                                                  When I Survey The Wondrous Cross                                                                                                             Preacher: Rev. Ron Hartman

Saturday, April 1                 7:30 – 10:00 am UMM Community Breakfast**
                                             And 10:00 am Easter Egg Hunt**

Coming Soon:
Sunday, April 2 – Mission Sunday
Palm Sunday

                                              10:00 am Sunday School
                                              11:00 am Worship Service
                                               6:30 pm Choir Practice

Tuesday, April 4                     6:30 pm UMW Meeting 

Thursday, April 6                    7:30 am Second Harvest Food Truck

Friday, April 7  –  Good Friday!

Looking Ahead:

Sunday, April 9                        Easter Sunday!
                                                  7:00 am Sunrise Worship Service 
                                                  11:00 am Worship Service

*Hymns of Hope – Lenten Worship – Every Wednesday in March at Richfield UMC!
Tri-County Connection Invites you to  Hymns of Hope, a lenten worship collaboration. 
Worship begins at noon. Lunch will immediately follow. Love offerings can be given to support the Gather Around the Table ministry.  This will take place at Richfield UMC, 204 N. Main Street, Richfield, NC.

**UMM Community Breakfast & Easter Egg Hunt , Saturday, April 1st!
On Saturday, April 1st the Pine Grove United Methodist Men will be hosting a Community Breakfast from 7:30 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.
At 10:00 am there will be a Community-wide Easter Egg Hunt.  Please plan to come and bring your children or grandchildren!

***The Second Harvest Food Truck
Will be at the Agri-Civic Center on Thursday, April 6th (from 7:30 – 11:30 am.  Please contact Sam Lambert or Pastor Ron Hartman and let them know if you can help. Please help if you can as many volunteers are needed for this Mission.

Would you like to have Bulletins on Sundays again?  
We would like to bring them back into our worship service.  We will need to have them done each week.  Please help if you can. You would be trained on what to do and how to do them.
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. 

Communication Coordinator Needed!
Nancy L. Burleson sent the following letter on 3/11/2023 to Pine Grove United Methodist Church:

To Pine Grove’s Pastor, Church Council, and Congregation;

Please accept this letter as formal notice of my resignation from the position of Communication Coordinator for Pine Grove UMC, effective May 1, 2023.

After prayerful consideration, I have made the decision to resign mostly because I cannot be at church, church meetings, and most events due to my obligations to my husband, John, and his care.  Secondly, I am not receiving updates or changes to dates, plans, or needed information in a timely manner. 

This resignation is long overdue.  The position of Communication Coordinator needs someone who is active and present in the church on at least a weekly and monthly basis.  I will be happy to help train whoever receives this position.

Please understand, my resignation has nothing to do with the current issues going on in the church.  It has to do with the fact that for the past two years I have not been able to be present in the church’s life or events except for a very few occasions. 

I wish Pine Grove Church much success and continued growth in the future.  I do plan to keep my membership active and help where and when time allows.

I thank you for your understanding in this matter.


Nancy L. Burleson