August 7 – Cindi Ripley
August 7 – Barbara McNutt
August 10 – Beth Blalock
August 15 – Larry Williams
August 17 – Pete Rodda
August 19 – Cary Bannon
August 25 – Tori Ross
August 23 – Bob and Anne Newton
AUGUST 4-11 is Family Promise Week at PGUMC
AUGUST 4-11 IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER…..
We are still in need of activity volunteers, dinner hosts, certain items for dinners and overnight hosts.
We host in the Fellwoship Hall behind the church. It is a big metal building. This is also where items that are being donated should be dropped off on Saturday (8/3) from 10-12 or Sunday (8/4) until 1:15.
We are still in need of activity volunteers, dinner hosts, certain items for dinners and overnight hosts. We host the families in the Fellowship Hall behind the church. This is also where items that are being donated should be dropped off on Saturday (8/3) from 10-12 or Sunday (8/4) until 1:15p. As you know, the families circumstances may change before we host, so I will update the signup if that happens. Flexibility is key with this outreach. Please keep ALL these families in your prayers as they are continuing on their journey to sustainable income. Each one of you play a huge part in this as you give of yourself and time.
Wanda Garmon and Deana Green
PGUMC and Grace Chapel
Pastor Dana, Mary Stark, Allison Ellis and Diane Gilbert were representing PCUMC at the 2019 North Georgia Annual Conference held from June 11-14.
The theme this year was one with each other. Lots of food and fellowship along with service, services and voting.
On June 9th we welcomed 3 young people, Alex Schimweg, Luke Schimweg and Shaun Ellis, into the body of Christ through baptism and confirmation!
The youth and Wendi once again traveled on mission trip to Albany, GA from June 9-14.
Their activities this year included sprucing up public areas in Albany, helping out Farmer Fredo in Good Life City with his planter boxes and harvest at 3 school gradens, visiting with residents at the Alzheimer’s Outreach Center, checking out exotic animals and cleaning out emu eggs at the Chehaw wild animal park, and finishing with some fun at the bowling alley.
We had a great time on June 2nd-June 6th during our annual VBS!!
The theme this year is ROAR! Life is wild! God is good!
The kids enjoyed food, music, crafts, story time and games.
A special thanks goes out to the youth who ran VBS this year, and to all of their adult helpers.
Thanks to all who participated and we look forward to seeing you at church services and at VBS next year.
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 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 will begin after Labor Day. We will meet in the room across the hall from Pastor Dana’s office. To sign up contact Barbara McNutt through the church office via email at email@example.com 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