150th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
You only turn 150 once! We’ve all been waiting to celebrate our Pleasant Grove’s 150th anniversary. Unfortunately we’ve had to postpone, but we will be celebrating our church’s anniversary on May 1, 2022, Homecoming Sunday. 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.
The Pleasant Grove United Methodist Prayer Shawl group meets the second and fourth 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.
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
CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING
Our first Church Council meeting of the new year will be Sunday, January 23rd at 5:00 p.m. in the Club House. Council members include: Chris Bannon, Mary Cheatham, David Martin, Steve Schimweg, Jane Martin, Paul Cheatham, Kim Fannin, Linda Walraven, Jennifer Wisniewski, Angela Schimweg, Diane Gilbert, Lindsey Schimweg, Allison Ellis.
It’s time to sign up for Family Promise Week: August 29 — September 5. The families will be staying at our church again for the first time in over a year. Just two families. Bonnie McMillan has sent out an email for sign up. Please sign up to bring food or meals, or volunteer to help with set-up/break-down, dinner hosting or spending the night. For more info, reach out to Bonnie.
Here is a link to the SignUp Genius page for volunteer oppportunities. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4BABAC28A5FC1-family
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 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.
January 5 – Pat Geld
January 10 – Ruth Holbrook
January 14 – Meredith Martin
January 14 – Jennifer Wisniewski
January 15 – Muriel Jackson
January 15 – Wesley Walraven
January 17 – Kade Schimweg
January 22 – Janie Holbrook
None listed in January