October 4 – Dorothy Cantrell
October 5 – Katlyn Grella
October 8 – Terra Manton
October 11 – Barbara Gilbert
October 12 – Barbara Olson
October 13 – Linda Walraven
October 18 – Jackie Garmon
October 18 – Kurt Ross
October 19 – Terry Blalock
October 21 – Gavin Delaney
October 24 – Emily Garmon
October 17 – Joe & Dawn Grella
October 25 – Randall & Kathy Holbrooks
October 27 – Chris & Gail Bannon
October 28 – Richard & Brenda Ashmore
PGUMC is selling church t-shirts for $15 and mugs for $10.
Great gift ideas and a great way for others to see us in the community.
Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will once again be a host church for Family Promise during the week of October 6th-13th.
We will be hosting three families in just a few short weeks. **Please note that we will be setting up the partitions the week before if you are interested in assisting with that.**
The families are as follow:
Mom & daughter (11-DESANA Middle School)
Mom & daughter (5- Kelly Mill Elementary School)
Mom & dauther (18 – North Forsyth High School)
If you have children that attend any of these schools, please remember that we ask that your children do not volunteer directly with the families due to privacy issues.
Please remember that this program is flexible and at any time the families can change. Emails will go out accordingly if changes are made. Please check back often as well to see if the sign up page has been updated.
We will be welcoming our new support church this time but still appreciate any help from Grace Chapel if they feel led to do so. If you are with Grace Chapel and wish to be taken off of our list, please send me a quick email and I will remove you.
When signing up to bring food items (other than the evening meals) and/or paper products, please drop these items off in the Fellowship Hall behind the church on Saturday, September 28th between 10-12 or on Sunday, October 6th between 10-1.
And last but not least, if you know someone that would like to volunteer but has not had the required training, there will be a training session 9/10/19 at 6:30 p.m. at Midway United Methodist Church on Hwy 9 and again on 9/23/19 at 6:30 p.m. at New Point Church on Antioch Road.
Thanks for all of your support in making this outreach so successful and helping these families obtain sustainable independence.
Wanda G. and Bonnie M.
Pleasant Grove UMC
We will once again have our annual “unpacking” party on October 19th at 9:30 am in the club house. Please eat breakfast before you arrive, but pizza will be provided for lunch.
Please mark your calendars for Sunday, October 20th 5:00-7:30pm for our annual Trunk or Treat!
This event will include: (Rain or shine)
Dinner of pizza, salad and assorted desserts.
Kids Bingo—There will be prizes!
Hayride by The Walraven Family
Treating to end the night!
Adults are welcome to dress up too!!
WE NEED YOU!!
1. Volunteers to decorate their trunks and pass out candy/treats. It doesn’t have to be fancy, please just join us for a night of fun and fellowship.
2. A dessert to share with everyone
Invite your family! Invite your friends! Invite your neighbors!
Annual Silent Auction & Fundraiser
Sundays, October 20th – November 10th, 2019
If you are already thinking about items to purchase for the fall or Christmas, you might find just what you’re looking for at the UMW annual Basket Fundraiser. Proceeds from this year’s Silent Auction will go toward the following mission and outreach ministries:
- Christmas fruit baskets for our seniors
- Sponsorship of a family during the Christmas season
- Pledges to mission on the district and conference levels
- Terra’s mission trip to Honduras & other mission projects.
Anyone in the church is welcome to donate a basket. Please submit one by October 13. Please see Beth Blaylock or Dianna Tribble for additional information.
Mark your calendars! Sunday, October 27th, 1:30 pm here at Pleasant Grove. Bethelview, Macedonia and Piedmont UMC’s will be joining us. We’ll serve light refreshments and lead the worship-style conference. We need greeters, refreshment hosts and a good turn-out to represent Pleasant Grove.
Jaimie Marie Gasaway
Joseph Kelly Fannin
Joyfully request your presence and are looking forward to seeing you as you as they share in the happiness and unity of their marriage.
On Thursday, the thirty-first of October, two thousand and nineteen, at six o’clock in the evening at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church.
Reception to follow the ceremony in the Fellowship Hall located behind the church.
the couple is registered through Amazon under Jaimie Gasaway and Kelly Fannin, or would greatly appreciate any gift cards.
Say Cheese …
Our pictures for the directory are right around the corner, November 2nd and 3rd to be exact! Each Sunday in October, there will be a sign-up sheet in the Narthex to sign up for a time slot to have your family’s picture taken. For further questions, contact Dianna Tribble (770-781-9381).
The PGUMC Youth Group will be hosting our annual Chili Cookoff on November 10th at 5 pm. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. There is no cost to enter your chili in the competition! Proceeds will benefit the youth group.
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.
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.
Small Group Study starting Sundays on October at 9:30 am
There are popular sayings that Christians use all the time: Everything happens for a reason, God helps those who help themselves, God won’t give you more than you can handle. They sound biblical, but are they? Well, not exactly. Join Pastor Dana on Sunday on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am in the Club House in October as we explore these and other sayings in Adam Hamilton’s book and video series, “Half Truths.” Order your study book through Diane in the church office. $12/each. E-book version available via Kindle/Amazon.
The Pleasant Grove United Methodist Prayer Shawl group meets the first and third Monday each month from 1-3. We enjoy getting together to knit and crochet shawls for those in need of His love and protection. Since October we have given out 51 shawls and we have been blessed with contributions of yarn, gift bags, cards and money to buy yarn. Thank you for your support of this ministry! Come and join us for fellowship and sharing.
Women’s Bible Study
The Tuesday morning Women’s Bible Study has begun. We meet in the room across the hall from Pastor Dana’s office at 10:00 am. To sign up contact Barbara McNutt through the church office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-844-7095. We will begin by using the study guide and DVD called “Twelve Women of the BibleLife Changing Stories for Women Today.” Please let Barbara McNutt know by August 11th if you would be interested in having a book ordered for you.
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 or 678-513-8116.
If you would like to be part of this “CHAIN” call the coordinator 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