Making pathways to reach people where they are so they might know and grow in Christ.
Volume 03 | May 2019 eNEWSLETTER
Mothers and Others
A DAY LIKE NEVER BEFORE
NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 12TH
We’ll be celebrating ALL adult women. The activities of this day will be like NOTHING THAT HAS EVER BEEN DONE in the history of Piney Grove!
FELLAS… do the dishes, dress the kids or whatever has to be done but MAKE SURE the special ladies in your life are here!
LADIES, set your alarms and come prepared to be surprised. You definitely don’t want to miss it! And remember to bring the special women in your life too (i.e. sisters, daughters, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and others.)  
RA MOTHER-SON BRUNCH
Next Saturday, May 11th ● 9:30 am-11am
The Piney Grove Royal Ambassadors will bring their mother or other important lady in their life to the new Youth Education Building for a delicious brunch and fellowship together. Event contact: Chris Baker ( we5bakers@gmail.com)
Mother Son Brunch RAs
Abundant Blessings
Results of Easter at Piney Grove
God brought many opportunities right to our doorstep and together we responded obediently!
A Quick Look at the Numbers

EGG HUNT EVENT
T otal Attendance: 400+ people
Actual Sign-I ns from Registrations: 333
FACT: Of the 333 sign-ins, 246 of those were NOT PGBC members or regular attendees!
FACT: Over 300 people from our community were reached through this event!
EASTER SUNDAY ATTENDANCE
Sunrise Service: ~ 90 people
Breakfast: ~ 120 people
Early Service: 212 (weekly avg. 136)
Sunday School: 249
Late Service: 243 (weekly avg. 175)

FACT : Egg Hunt attendees from our community came to worship for the 1st time Easter Sunday.
FACT: Even with many members out of town on Easter Sunday, we saw a 46% increase in attendance = 144 more people than usual!
Amazing Accomplishments
Folks... the Lord moved in a mighty way at Piney Grove this Easter and he allowed it to happen through the hands and feet of YOU the members and volunteers. Thinking about all that was accomplished is absolutely amazing!

Here is just a glimpse:
  • Over $5,000 raised for Annie Armstrong Offering
  • Nearly 500 door hangers, 1,000 personal invite cards, 20 posters, and 300 flyers were distributed in our community.
  • Online posts and invites were shared with thousands of friends and neighbors
  • We had 400+ NEW people walk through our doors throughout Easter weekend
  • After a last minute call for help, 22 VOLUNTEERS OVERNIGHT stepped up to help with the Egg Hunt!!!
  • Much hard work was done outside on the grounds with mulching, planting, trimming, hauling off trash, and numerous other things.
  • Time & effort was put into buying groceries, cooking, & serving breakfast.
  • Candy was donated, thousands of eggs were stuffed, supplies were purchased, cups were filled, signs were hung, crafts were made, stories of Jesus were told, and food was served for Egg Hunt.
  • Behind the scenes we also had staff, musicians, sound team members, facility helpers, decorators, Sunday School teachers, and more making sure everything was just right.
  • Media center team held first kids cross decorating contest.
  • C.A.R.E. team invited ~60 new families that have recently moved into our area with personal notes of welcome and invitation.
  • Many, many others served in various roles.
It's impossible to list everything but folks...
YOU PRAYED with willing hearts,
YOU SHOWED UP with willing hands,
& YOU GAVE of yourselves unselfishly.
YOU HEARD GOD'S CALL & YOU ANSWERED!

Praise the Lord, great things He hath done!
BUT BEST OF ALL...
Hundreds of people experienced JESUS right here in our little corner of the county. Seeds were planted and the good news of Jesus was shared to children and adults alike. Even the tiniest treasures in our nursery felt God's love as they were tenderly cared for.
THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING... The Lord has prepared for us this day but this is just a stepping stone to what lies ahead as we obediently pray, listen, & respond. How exciting it is to be in the midst of the spirit moving in our community!
WELCOME TO THE TEAM!
Michelle Frye
Minister for Children

Michelle is so excited about her new position and she is jumping right in! Her first official day will be Monday, May 6th which is also her birthday! I think we get the best gift though... the gift of Michelle!
Tyler Cole
Summer Ministry Intern
Tyler will begin working toward the end of May after returning from a mission trip.
VBS Hopper
PINEY GROVE VBS:
Here's the Plan
WE’RE PRAYING BIG THIS YEAR!
After seeing the awesome possibilities at our recent Egg Hunt event, we have decided to fling open the doors with willing hearts and ask God to SEND THE KIDS! We aren’t holding back, in fact, we are stepping out in faith that God has a mighty plan for reaching the children of our community this summer. 
What does this mean for us? We need to PREPARE. 
FIRST and foremost… please begin to PRAY for VBS, the leaders, the volunteers, the children, and all those in the community God will reach through PGBC. Please pray for enough provisions to serve those he sends. And most importantly... pray for each person to experience the gospel, seeds to be planted, and ultimately growth for the kingdom! 
SECOND… we need additional FUNDS to allow us to reach more kids than usual. The average cost per child to attend VBS is approx. $20 which provides each child supplies for Bible lesson activities, crafts, snacks, take home music CD, and a t-shirt. Our current budget only covers approximately 80 kids and that’s how many kids we average from our own congregation & friends. This means any kids we reach from the community will cost above and beyond our regular budget. If you would like to give towards this effort, every penny helps! Please designate it for: Piney Grove KIDS MINISTRY. You can give through the offering on Sunday mornings, through your Sunday school classes, and online using PushPay. 
THIRD… we need additional VOLUNTEERS. Click on the button to see the list of volunteer needs. It’s possible to serve in more than one way, so don’t limit yourself. For those who are home-bound or have limited mobility, we have things that can be done from home in advance.
It will take our entire church family to fulfill the challenge God’s putting before us. 
VBS Lets Do This
VBS Volunteer Sign-up Going on Now

Jump on board and claim your spot as we rock Fuquay with this epic African adventure! Where will YOU make a difference in a child’s life this year as a VBS volunteer?

Life is Wild, God is Good!
Garden of Eatin Sign
GARDEN OF EATIN'
Delivery Drivers Needed

The garden is flourishing and lots of beautiful produce will be available soon. We need folks to help get the food to distribution sites so it can be given to those in need. If you can be the feet of this ministry, contact Valerie Macon (valerie.macon@gmail.com). 
Follow the Garden on Facebook:
Bingo
JOY GROUP
MAY EVENT
Cook-Out & BINGO
Thursday, May 9th @ 11:30am
Come enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, & all the fixin’s. We’ll also play BINGO! Who will be a winner? Everyone is asked to bring a wrapped gift however we’ll have extras if you’re not able to bring one. 

Please RSVP to church office so we have a meal count.
MAY MISSION OPPORTUNITIES
REMINDERS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
ANNIE ARMSTRONG OFFERING TOTAL
Thank you to all who contributed to this offering through the Egg Tree. Our goal was $3,500 and we raised $ 5,113!!! Thanks you for supporting our RA’s & GA’s in their efforts to support North American missionaries.
Thank You Note
NOTES OF THANKS
Thank you to all the WMU ladies and others who helped with the Mother/Daughter Tea on April 13. Thank you Nicole Currin for being the ladder climber to hang the umbrellas and kites. We really enjoyed Mary Poppins and Ms. Dee Penguin stopping by to visit with our mothers and daughters. Thank you GA's for the wonderful Mission Projects. This could not have been a success without the many hours that Susie Howell dedicated to helping me since January planning for the Tea. Thank you again for all the time, food and cleanup that each of you put into this event. I’m truly blessed to be a part of such a supportive group of WMU ladies. May God continue to bless each of you as you serve Him.
Thank you Terry Matthews for the beautiful Mary Poppins cards you made for the GA’s Tea Party. You always go above & beyond to make something special for the girls. They appreciate all the work you put into these cards and so do I. 
Also, thank you Terri Hayner for coming to take pictures of the mothers and daughters. The girls were so excited that you were at the Tea to take their picture with Mary Poppins and Ms. Dee Penguin. Thanks again for using your talent to serve others.
                                                  In His Service!  Sandra King
To my beloved church family,
Thank you so much for all the love, support, prayers and gifts I received for my new home. It's been a long road but by the Grace of God and the love of PGBC, my prayer of having my own safe place to live has been answered. I'm so grateful and blessed by your generosity and outpouring of love. You all mean the world to me and I'm honored to be a part of this family, the best family I could've ever asked for!
Much Love, Rebekah Willis
Altar Flowers
SANCTUARY FLOWERS
Would you like to do something special for a loved one? One way is to provide fresh flowers in the sanctuary in celebration of, in memory of, or in honor of someone special. Simply fill out a flower reservation form and return it to the church office. We'll take care of the rest!
Dates Still Available for 2019
  • MAY 5, 12 (Mother's Day), 19, 26
  • JUN 9, 23, 30
  • JUL 7, 14, 21, 28
  • AUG 4, 11, 18
  • SEP 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • OCT 6, 20
  • NOV 3, 10, 24
  • DEC 1, 8, 22, 29
Congratulations!
We celebrate the blessing of:
Its a Boy
Austin Thomas Holland
arrived on Sunday, April 14th, weighing in at 9 lbs., 8 oz. and measuring 21.5" long. The proud family includes parents, Ben & Lindsay, and siblings Caroline, Marshall, and Katie, all of Dunkirk, Maryland. The Piney Grove family members are Grandparents, Jack & Jane Holland along with Ben's family members Jonathan & Michele Holland, Drew & Audra Holland, Claire Holland, and Andrea Holland.
Its a Girl
Essie Lynn Wall
arrived on Wednesday, April 17th, weighing in at 10 lbs., 4 oz. and measuring 23" long. The proud family includes parents, Matthew and Lori Wall, of Raleigh. The Piney Grove family members are Grandparents, Jim & Joy Wall.
Baptism
BAPTISM THIS SUNDAY, MAY 5TH

Ms. Alana Sanchez will be baptized during the
11:00 a.m. worship service.
Child Dedication
PARENT CHILD DEDICATION
We’d like to schedule a day for parent/child dedications. If you’re a member and want to present your child for dedication, please contact the church office.
Want to know about:
  • becoming a member of Piney Grove?
  • Baptism?
  • accepting Christ as your personal savior?
  • getting connected in a small group?
  • ways to serve through Piney Grove?
It's easy! Click the button provided or call the church office 919.552.3522. Pastor Steve and the other staff members are always ready to help you in learning more about taking next steps.
Happy Birthday Cupcakes
1 Walter Hisle, Celeste Nicholson

2 Jessica Gonzalez, Terry Tutor

3 Elizabeth Bridgman, Ezra Wyman

5 Scott White

6 Michelle Frye, Penny Keeter, Terina Rudd

7 Evelyn Jenkins, Angela Rhodes

8 Rachel Walker

9 Liz Boykin, Mike Dean, Brent Godwin, Kevin Lewter, Nick Porter, Monroe Underwood

10 Phyllis Baker, Emmaline Russell, Joyce Stephens

12 Scott Blackwelder, Marie Hill
14 Robert Gordon

15 Brandon Inge, Marshall Vinesett

16 Chandler Freeman, Kelley Underwood

17 Preston Baker

18 Sim McIver, Bill Presnell

19 Nelson Bennett

20 Jozie Frye

21 Andrea Holland, Tommy Lawrence, Lanie Murray, Michelle Pope

22 Bobbie Oliver

23 Frances Barefoot
24 Ernestine Southerland, J.C. Underwood

25 Jessica Holder

26 Becky D Bullock, Monica Ennis, Evan Russell, Mike Smith

27 Ashley Smock

28 Peggy Ragan

29 Caroline Barrows

30 Kristin Jones

31 Tiffanie Hawley


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April Stewardship
Amount Needed Per Week: $ 16,731
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