SIZZLIN’ SUMMER GATHERINGS
One of the intentional ways we are trying to re-connect in-person this summer is through our new Sizzlin’ Summer Group. Twice a month we’ll be inviting everybody to gather for casual food, fellowship, conversation and prayer. Come when you can.
Our next Sizzlin’ Summer Gathering is June 23rd, 6:30 p.m. at the parsonage. We’ll be gathering outside on the driveway for Taco Night — tacos, taco salads, along with some sides and dessert. Make your reservation by Monday, June 21st at email@example.com or call the church office at 770.844.7095. Then just show up with your own chair!
150th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
You only turn 150 once! We’ve all been waiting to celebrate our Pleasant Grove’s 150th anniversary. Now we’ve been able to set a date! Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 19th. We’ll have a very special worship service, lots of good food and fun that day. Linda Walraven, Mary Cheatham, Jane Martin, Amy Faulkenberry and Diane Gilbert have volunteered to serve on our anniversary celebration planning team.
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 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
We will be hosting the week of June 20-27 at the Hickory Hill House located at 2180 Hickory Hill Road in Alpharetta. Please check your schedules for a time that you might be able to serve these families.
We currently have 4 families in the program:
Mom with 6mth old girl
Mom with 17yr old girl (Central High School) and 9yr old girl (Mashburn Elem)
Mom with 4yr old girl and 3yr old boy
Mom with 13yr old girl (North Forsyth Middle)
One of the moms has a food allergy to milk & eggs. Please be aware of this when preparing meals and let them know.
Please find the sign up for all items needed for the week at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4cacab2ca0fb6-family11.
Drop off for items other than the meal itself will be at Pleasant Grove UMC Fellowship Hall. During the week the meals can be dropped off either at the house or at the day center. **Please let us know if you are delivering to the day center.
If you wish to sign up to fellowship with the families, you are required to have the FP training. If you wish to sign up for overnight host, you must have a background check on file with Vicki.
Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church
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.
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.
June 4 – Diane Gilbert
June 12 – Joe Fannin
June 17 – Louie Holbrook Jr.
June 20 – Joe Grella
June 25 – Scott Jones
June 25 – Darlene Delaney
June 26 – Angela Schimweg
June 27 – Valerie Ross
June 10 – Terry and Beth Blalock
June 13 – Gene and Mary McBrayer