Church Office Hours
8 am-5 pm
(closed 1 hour for lunch)
Friday 8 am-noon
The Pastor’s Pen
Our revamped nine o’clock service is off to a good start. This service is a mixture of traditional worship service elements (with some new “twists”) along with times of prayer, witness, and communion. There is no formal sermon and no set style of music. This is completely different from the WAY service and the 11 o’clock service. Each week there will be a different emphasis. This Sunday, July 9^th, this service will include a healing service. If you or someone you care about is in need of healing prayer, you are invited to be a part of this service where all who wish will be invited to come to the altar for anointing and prayer. I want to share with you this statement I will include in the bulletin for the healing service to help explain this service:
All healing is of God. The ministry of healing is no substitute for either medicine or us taking care of ourselves. Healing is not magic, but in the mystery of God’s love, there have been many marvelous healings. God does not promise that we shall be spared suffering but does promise to be with us in our suffering. A service of healing is not necessarily a service of curing. The greatest healing of all is when we are reconciled with God. Anointing the forehead with oil is a sign act invoking the healing love of God. The oil points beyond itself and those doing the anointing to the action of the Holy Spirit and the presence of the healing Christ, who is God’s Anointed One.
In the 11 o’clock service we continue our study of the book of Acts and how the early church radically transforms their world through the power of the Holy Spirit. So far, even in the face of mounting outside opposition the church has been doing great things! But what happens when problems threaten the church from within? Join us this Sunday as we ask the question, “Are You All In or Out?”
The contemporary (WAY) service will not be meeting during the month of July. The WAY band is hard at work preparing for a HUGE concert on Sunday, August 6^th! Following the concert we will be exploring ways to move forward with this service. More details will follow! We are also excited for the second year to be participating in Sylvester’s Annual Night Out Against Crime at Jeffords Park. This is scheduled for Friday, July 28^th, at 7:00 pm. Our band will be kicking off the festivities on the stage at 7 pm and we will also be running a “tattoo” booth with lots of fun temporary tattoos and give-a-ways for the young and young at heart! We need your help! We will be supporting the band, passing out flyers for the band’s upcoming concert and sharing the Good News with our community! Can we count on you?
We have also signed up to provide a light lunch for WCHS Marching Band on Monday, July 17^th. We need volunteers to make sandwiches, provide individual bags of chips, make or provide desserts (cookies or brownies), Gatorade and water. We will be feeding around 75 people. Please call the office and let Rebecca know if you will be able to help. We also need folks to deliver and help serve the lunch at noon on the 17^th.
I am continuing my plea for help! PLEASE NOTE!!!! WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need Sunday school teachers, MYF counselors, and helpers in our youth program. This is a commitment we need to take very seriously as a church as this is vital to the continuing life of our church. Would you be willing to possibly share teaching duties and teach one or more Sundays a month? If you are interested, please speak with me or Heather Powell or call Rebecca and we will be glad to work it out so that you will have the opportunity to impact the lives of our students.
Our verse for this week is the verse we are using in the bulletin this month as our offering verse: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38)
Remember as you travel this summer - YOU are important to the life of this church. We miss you when you’re not here! I hope to see you in your place this Sunday!
Love and Blessings to you all!
The South Georgia Annual Conference is sponsoring a day long training event on Saturday, August 26th, at Trinity UMC in Warner Robbins. We have brochures in the office with all the details. You may also visit the conference web site (sgaumc.org (http://pinsonmethodist.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bea3a7a54acf2f9936266c8de&id=5ee6b83669&e=7d2799993c) ) to find out more and to register.
Children's Activity Bags
We have bags in the Narthex for children to use during church time. Please feel free to let your child use one. Remember to return it at the end of the service so they will be available next Sunday.
Extras to help Pinson and other outreach projects…..
Box Tops for Education*-we donate them to local schools
Aluminum cans-money is put into the church building fund. (drop off @ van shed)
Travel size toiletries* –we donate to Ruth’s Cottage
Please call the church office if you have any questions.
*Items may be dropped off at the church office.
Please do not park under the awing at the end of the Sunday school hall in the alley way. Please leave it open for loading and unloading.
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