November 3 – Ben Tribble
November 3 – Moses Tincher
November 10 – Earl Holbrook
November 11 – Darryl Blalock
November 19 – Mihyeon Tincher
November 20 – Kaiatlyn McGrady
November 24 – Michael Dye
November 26 – Devin Ripley
November 27 – Chris Bannon
November 28 – Alex Schimweg
November 28 – Ryan Cothran
Come join us in the narthex for a little coffee and conversation.
Anyone interested in volunteering to prepare the coffee can click the Sign Up Genius link below.
Coffee preparation instructions can be found in the Fellowship Hall kitchen.
GRIEF AT THE HOLIDAYS
Getting through the holidays after losing a loved one is very difficult. No one has to do it alone, and there are ways to make it a little easier. Join Pastor Dana for “Grief at the Holidays” based on Julie Yarbrough’s book, Beyond the Broken Heart. We’ll share coffee, dessert and strategies for getting through the upcoming holidays. Open to all in our church and community. Tuesday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Club House.
ADVENT SMALL GROUP EXPERIENCE: THE LIVING NATIVITY
Christmas is about more than shopping, cooking, gifts, parties and family gatherings. It’s about celebrating the coming of Jesus Christ! The season of Advent is all about getting ourselves spiritually ready for His arrival. You’re invited to join Pastor Dana for a special Advent experience. Each Sunday of Advent, we’ll gather in the Club House at 9:45 a.m. for coffee, prayer, and reflection on the week’s daily Advent readings from “The Living Nativity: Preparing for Christmas with Saint Francis” by Larry Peacock. Cost for the book: $10. Sign up through the church office at email@example.com or call 770-884-7095. Begins Sunday, December 2nd.
What a wonderful night.
Lots of children. Lots of costumes. Lots of decorated trunks. And lots of candy.
Thanks to all who participated.
See you next year.
The Pleasant Grove United Methodist Prayer Shawl group meets in the club house on the first and third Monday of the month from 1-2:30pm. Any donations of yarn would be much appreciated. A great time of fellowship and knitting and crocheting shawls for those who are going through tough times.
Women’s Bible Study
The Women’s Bible Study will start meeting at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 11. We will meet in the room across the hall from Pastor Dana’s office. Our study will be “A Life Beyond Amazing – 9 Decisions That Will Transform Your Life” by Dr. David Jeremiah. To sign up contact Barbara McNutt through the church office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-844-7095.
What a night at the chili cookoff!
13 Pots of chili were tasted and then devoured along with a whole lot of cornbread, chili fixings, hot dogs and absolutely delicious desserts.
Congratulations to the three contest winners: 3rd Place – John Ellis, 2nd Place – Jean Massie, and 1st Place – Emily Garmon.
Thank you to the Pleasant Grove youth for hosting the event and thank you to all of the supporters who brought chili, ate chili, and donated to the youth. Thanks to all of the generous supporters, the youth raised over $500.
Salsa & Spirituality
This will be a monthly opportunity for food and fellowship. We will explore and discuss a variety of different spiritual disciplines over the course of the group. Our goal is to each find a few techniques that bring us to a closer relationship with God, while enjoying time with other adults in a relaxed setting.
Click the link below to sign up through Facebook, or contact Allison through the church office via email at email@example.com or call 770-844-7095.
Thank you to all of our volunteers that made our last host week for the year a HUGE success! All 4 families felt welcome here at our church. This outreach is a success because of all that you do whether it’s cooking food, buying food, spending the night, playing games with the kids or doing the laundry at the end of the week.
This outreach not only gives to the families and helps them be able to get back on their feet, it also provides a learning experience for each of the volunteers. Being able to meet these different families and hear some of their stories puts life in perspective in so many ways. They are always so loving and grateful for what they are being provided. For example, if you have not heard, they had a little mishap with their “rooms” falling down before bedtime one of the nights while they were at our church. When I arrived back at the church to see what we could do, instead of them all being upset and complaining, they were all laughing and saying they could just have one BIG sleepover! Crisis was averted as we got their “rooms” put back together with a little teamwork and all was good. Later in the week, I was reminded by a couple of the moms that they will always have that story to tell and laugh about as part of their journey. Finding the good in a bad situation is a lesson that we all could use from time to time.
If you have not seen the new Day Center located at 3335 Hutchinson Road, Suite D, you should stop by some time and see it. They have transformed the warehouse into their office along with “living” space for the families including a bathroom with a shower, a laundry room, a living room, a dining area and a “quiet” space for when you need some down time. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held earlier this month to officially open it. Also, the Mayor declared October 21-17th Family Promise week as part of the celebrations.
Dates for next year’s host weeks will be out soon.
If you are interested in volunteering and need training, please contact Wanda Garmon for those dates at firstname.lastname@example.org
The families that are currently in the program could use some assistance with transportation if you are available. Please contact Tina Huck email@example.com and have an MVR ran if you are interested in volunteering for this.
As always, if you would like to make monetary donations, they are tax deductible and can be made on the Family Promise website https://www.fpforsyth.org/
Here is a list of items that can also be donated for the families:
laundry detergent fabric softener
hand soap liquid body soap
shaving cream male/female razors
1 and 2 inch binders printer paper
working laptops gas gift cards
grocery gift cards oil change gift cards.
These items can either be taken to the place and dropped off or I can collect them and take them.
November 9- John & Sarunya Dye
November 18-Pat & Mihyeon Tincher
November 21- Joseph & Anita Knight