March 1 – John Ellis
March 5 – James Bannon
March 9 – Gail Bannon
March 9 – Mary Mc Brayer
March 12 – Gene Scott
March 14 – Jeff Holbrook
March 17 – Richard Ashmore
March 17 – Lydia Cox
March 25 – Margaret Tribble
March 26 – David Holladay
March 28 – Anna Cox Mauldin
March 29 – John Faulkenberry
March 4 – David & Pat Bradley
March 29 – John & Amy Faulkenberry
Bible Study for Lent
Lent is late this year, beginning March 6th, but it’s not too early to make plans to observe a holy Lent. You’re invited to join our Lenten Bible study: 24 Hours That Changed the World by Adam Hamilton. This video-based study takes us through Jesus’ final day, from the Last Supper to the cross. Pastor Dana will lead a Sunday morning group beginning March 10th at 9:45 in the Club House, and the women’s study group that meets on Tuesday mornings in the Club House at 10:00 a.m. beginning March 12th. Cost for the study book: $10.
Mark your calendars!
Our annual egg hunt will be Sunday, April 14th from 9:30-10:30am.
A light breakfast will be served in the fellowship hall. Egg hunt will follow.
Please stay for our 11am Palm Sunday service! Invite your friends and neighbors!
What a fun night! Spaghetti and Bingo was a HUGE success. Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy a fellowship night with us.
Many thanks to the spaghetti cooks, servers and food contributors. Also thanks to our MC, Wesley Walraven!
And congrats to all our bingo winners!!
The PGUMC quilting guild prepared a quilt that was auctioned off tonight. It was beautiful! Congrats to Shirley Ann Roberts!
The youth came together as a team on Souper Bowl Sunday and put all the pieces together for an amazing youth service.
The youth group did it all from leading the prayers and making the announcements to playing music and leading the children’s moment, capped off by an inspirational sermon from Allison Ellis.
And thanks to the generous donations made by the congregation, Pleasant Grove UMC was able to donate 294 food items (soups and other non-perishable foods) to The Place.
The families that are currently in the program could use some assistance with transportation if you are available. Please contact Tina Huck firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 770-844-7095.
Prayer Networking/Caring Ministry
“The revised prayer chain has been automated”.
If you have a need for special prayer, please call Jennifer Wisnewski at 404-226-0023 or 678-513-8116.
If you would like to be part of this “CHAIN” call one of the coordinators 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.
During the month of February, Terra Manton donated flowers in memory of Ronnie Manton.
The Altar Guild appreciates Amy Faulkenberry and Pat Bradley for their services in February. Hostesses for March are Barbara McNutt and Jean Massie.
The Altar Guild will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 19, at 11:30AM in the Club House. Pastor Dana will join us to discuss the Lent and Easter worship services.
Beth Blalock and Mary Stark, co-chairs