You are invited to observe a holy Lent…

3rd Sunday in Lent, March 3, 10:30am                            Spring Housecleaning

4th Sunday in Lent, March 10, 10:30am                          God So Loved

5th Sunday in Lent, March 17, 10:30am                          Dying to Live

Palm/Passion Sunday, March 24, 10:30am                    How Ironic

Holy Thursday, March 28, 7:00pm                                    The Lord’s Supper                          

Good Friday, March 29, 7:00pm                                        Tenebrae – Service of Darkness

 

Lenten Bible Study

This year’s Bible study for Lent will be Unafraid:  Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times by Adam Hamilton.

Fear, anxiety and worry tend to permeate our lives today.  This 5-week study helps us look at some of our common fears such as disappointing others, failure, financial insecurity, illness and aging, and some of the greater perils in our world today.

The Study Book is $20.  Order via Diane by January 30.  Study begins Tuesday February 20th at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Club House.  Choose which one works best for you.

 

Our Women’s Bible Study is a 12 week study titled “Twelve Women of the Bible”.  The bible study will resume on January 9th at 10:00 am in the Club House.

 

Prayer Networking/Caring Ministry

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:13-14

If you have a need for special prayer, please call Jennifer Wisnewski at 404-226-0023.

If you would like to be part of this “CHAIN” call  Jennifer or the Church Office at 770-844-7095 and your name will be added to the list.

The Pleasant Grove UMC Altar Guild is a Service Ministry. The Guild’s purpose is to provide the best possible environment for our congregation’s worship of God. This committee works closely with the Pastor and the Worship Committee to provide visual elements which reflect the liturgical season.

The space to the right of the Altar Table is designated as a place of honor and is important to us. If you would like to help us celebrate and remember, or honor someone or an event, we welcome your contribution. Please call our church secretary, Diane, to add your name to the altar calendar. A reminder is that flowers must be fresh, however they do not have to be from a florist.

Beth Blalock and Mary Stark, co-chairs     

 

Pleasant Grove Sunday Coffee Corner

It’s a New Year and I, Brenda Ashmore, will be taking over Sunday Morning Coffee responsibility for Chris Bannon.  I want to thank Chris for all his hard work on making Sunday Morning Coffee Corner so successful.  Also, for all the church members that helped out.  I hope I can continue with the success for 2024.  I will also be asking for members to help out.  I will finish January and have February and March covered.  If anyone wants to talk about helping, please see me either before or after church services or contact the church.  I will be glad to show you how to make coffee and hot water.  Looking forward to keeping the Pleasant Grove Coffee Corner a continued success in 2024. Happy New Year to All and God Bless.

Brenda

Safe Sanctuary Training

Safe Sanctuary Training, our mandated policy to protect children, youth and vulnerable adults from various forms of abuse, will take place Sunday morning, February 25th at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday March 3rd after the worship service.  Both will take place in the Fellowship Hall.  This is a 45 minute Power Point presentation with narration.  All church leaders are expected to attend one of these sessions.  All others are encouraged to attend.

Mission Project for Lent

Family Haven provides resources, safe temporary shelter, crisis support, and referral services for victims of domestic violence in our local community.

During Lent we’ll be collecting toilet paper, paper towels, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, diapers (size 3 or 4, no newborn), large pull-ups, children’s juice boxes, individual cereals and snacks, and canned green beans and peas.

 

 

Birthdays

February 7 – Paige Restrepo

February 7 – Lucas Restrepo

February 8 – Zoe Scott

February 10 – Morris Williams

February 10 – Jim Krier

February 18 – Paul Cheatham

February 19 – Amy Murphy

February 25 – Jamie Grimsley

February 27 – Kelley Tribble

February 27 – Katrina Restrepo

 

 

 

Anniversaries

February 11 – Rex & Denise Tallant

February 20 – Gavin & Darlene Delaney

February 20 – Jason & Amy Murphy

February 21 – Bob & Jamie Grimsley

February 24 – David & Jane Martin

 

 

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