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Prayer Concerns:

Jo Farris
Holly Bailey
Mary Marr
Harper McCrary
Theresa Snipes
Grady Snipes
Katherine Bateman
Kerry Helms
Danny McDonald
Elbert Kilcrease
Angie W. Bryan
Sonny Register
Hurricane Victims
Fire Victims
JoAnn Brooks
Family of:
Jean Woolard
Gail Sams

8 am-5 pm
(closed 1 hour for lunch)
Friday 8 am-noon

The Pastor’s Pen

We are having a busy September! Thanks to all of you who step up time and again to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are in need. Whether it’s picking up limbs and cutting up trees or preparing a meal for a grieving family, your ministry makes a difference. We have a couple of additional ministry and outreach events coming up this next week. We are making the final push to collect hygiene items for UMCOR relief kits and Dial Soap for the Dial Soap prison project. Next Wednesday, September 27^th, as part of our Wednesday night supper, we will label and pack up the soap and package the hygiene kits for distribution to those who are continuing to recover from last week’s storm. We are also in prayer for those who may soon be in the path of another! We will continue collecting items for the Open Door Community House until Sunday, October 8^th, when we will celebrate UMW Sunday and be privileged to hear from the Open Door’s director, Kim Jenkins, about their important

In this Sunday’s bulletin we will have the shopping list for the annual Thanksgiving boxes. There will also be boxes available for pick up in the narthex. As we do each year, each week for the next 8 weeks we ask you to purchase one of the items on your shopping list. At the end of 8 weeks you will have all of the items needed for a needy family to have a complete Thanksgiving dinner.  On the Sunday before Thanksgiving we will then deliver these boxes throughout the community.

Plans are already underway for our Annual Fall Festival. We will have a great time of fellowship scheduled on Sunday, October 29^th, for both young and old! We need your help! We are looking for volunteers to man the activity and craft booths for the kids. We also need cakes for the cake walk and chili cooks for the Pinson Chili Cook-off! I have a sign-up sheet in the office. See Pam or me if you have any questions and to sign up.

Each Sunday there is a group of us meeting in the sanctuary for a 9 o’clock service. This is a service that focuses on liturgy, prayer, communion, and Scripture. It is a meaningful way to begin your Sabbath worship. I encourage you to give it a try! This Sunday we conclude our sermon series called “Lessons from Job.” Have you ever found yourself questioning God about your circumstances? You’re not alone! This Sunday we look at what it means to question God and being prepared to hear God’s questions of us!

Our verse for the week: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

Love and Blessings to you all! I look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Pastor Cathy

In response to the devastating Hurricane in Floriada and Georgia, the South Georgia Conference is working together to collect needed supplies. We will be collecting items for hygiene kits through the month of September. We will then assemble them and get them to the folks in need. These are the items needed for each 1 gallon storage bag:
- 1 hand towel - 15x25 - 17x27 (not dish towels)
- 1 wash cloth
- 1 comb (sturdy, longer than 6")
- 1 set of fingernail clippers
- 1 bath size bar of soap (any brand except Ivory or Jergens)
- 1 individually wrapped adult sized toothbrush
- 6 band aids (3/4" - 1" size)
You may purchase the items for one kit or several of any one item that will be combined with others. There is a particular way to pack the items, so please don't worry with that. We will do that once we get all of the items. There are specific directions for putting these together. Nothing else can be added. We will also send the money for toothpaste to be purchased and added to the bags.  We will be collecting supplies until September 27th.

Kim Jenkins, Director of Open Door, will be our speaker on Sunday, October 8.  We would like to collect items that are needed for some of their programs.  Some items needed are:  Children's gloves, socks, hats (knit type), new Bibles.  We will be collecting these items up until October 8.  You may drop them off at the church during the week, bring them on Sunday or bring them on October 8.

Dial Soap Prison Project:
We will continue collecting soap until September 27th. That night at supper we will have a hygiene kit and soap packing party.

Food Pantry
The food pantry is in need of some items that are not available at the food bank.  If you can, pick up a can next time you are out shopping!!  Some items needed, canned soup, stew, spaghetti, chili, tuna, chicken, any canned meats.

UMCOR Contributions
If you would like to make a financial contribution to Hurricane Irma relief. You may make your check out to Pinson and designate it for South Georgia Recovery, Advance #6796.

Covered Dish Lunch
We will have a covered dish lunch on Sunday, October 8 after the eleven oclock worship service.  Make plans to bring your favorite dish to share with your Pinson Family and Friends.

Fall Festival:
Mark your calendars now for our annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 29th, from 6 - 8 p.m. We need your help! We are looking for contestants for the Pinson Chili Cookoff! We need volunteers to head up the games and crafts for the kids. We also need cakes for the cake walk and a whole other list of things! Cathy has the sign up sheet. See Pam or Cathy to find out how you can help make this a success!

PMK Snacks
We will soon be starting the childrens after school program.  After school we have time for snacks, play, bible story and homework.  We need donations of individual wrapped snacks.  For drinks countrytime lemonade (we can mix it here at the church) and/or capri suns would be great.  We appreciate your donations.

PMK Prayer Bulletin Board:
Our older PMKs have started a prayer ministry! Check out the back hall bulletin board and fill out a prayer card for the PMKs. They will be praying for you! "About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, 'Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?' Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, 'I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven." (Matthew 18:1-3.)

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.

Pinson Stitchers
Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the great fellowship time with the Pinson Stitchers on Thursdays, 1-3pm in the fellowship hall.  We are making prayer shawls and caps.

Locating Members
The church needs an updated address for this list of people.  If you have an address on one these members please contact the church office.
Diane Boynton
Rachel Boynton
Donna Bishop Rollins
Michelle Boyd Rouse
Devenne Melton
Ariel Slockbower

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.

Loading and Unloading Zone
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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