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Pine Grove United Methodist Church, pastored by Rev. Marilyn Weiler, is a member of the Yadkin Valley District of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Nestled among the pine trees of Jonestown Road in Western Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Pine Grove UMC is convenient to locations throughout the Triad.

 

On October 17th, following the worship service, we will hold a Q&A session regarding the new church council system that we would like to implement for the coming year. The new system is explained in the October 2021 Pine Grove newsletter . On October 31, following the worship service, we will hold a church conference to vote on the new system. We invite all active members to attend each meeting either in person, by conference phone, or via ZOOM. If you plan to attend one or both of these meetings via phone or ZOOM, please contact the church office for a link. We ask that you be in prayer for both these meetings and that you also pray about what area God is calling you to serve in the church in the coming year.

The book of Job deals with some profoundly difficult questions in the life of faith, and it does so without easy answers or simplistic clichés. In fact, Job takes on those clichés with some painful truths about life in the real world. Let’s be honest: Job isn’t really for those for whom everything is great, and all their choices come up smelling like roses. It is a book for those who have questions, those who are struggling or suffering, or feeling like there is no one listening, no one out there at all. If this is you, or anyone you know, then the book of Job is the place for you.
The human condition seems rife with difficulty from birth to death. We are, as “Comforter” Eliphaz declares in a rare moment of clarity, born to trouble as the sparks fly upward (Job 5:7). What word can we bring to those who know the depth of this experience? Join us, beginning October 10th at 11am for our worship series, “Born to Trouble.”

One of the adaptations we will need to make is how we worship together in the Sanctuary.  We were excited to hear the news from the CDC that for fully vaccinated people normal activities could resume.  However, not all of our members have been able to be vaccinated and in solidarity with them and for their protection, we will continue to follow the mask and physical distance protocols. Please take note of these specific items:
1-We will begin seating worshippers in “family groups” at 10:45. Please wait at your car until you can take a turn on the porch. Please keep 6 feet apart as you wait.
2-The ushers will fill the sanctuary from the front starting with the pews 16’ from the altar rail. They will then alternate center aisle and side aisle in a staggered manner. At the end of the service, we will exit at the direction of the ushers starting in the back.
3-The restrooms on the Fellowship Hall side of the narthex will be available for use.
4-There will be a basket for Crisis Control offerings and one for monetary offerings behind the last pew to the right as you come into the sanctuary.
5-During the service, you may participate in the liturgy softly and may hum along with the music leaders.
6-When Holy Communion is served, Pastor Marilyn will come to you in the pews with the elements