August 12, 2022

As Methodists, we are called to cultivate more disciples and deeper disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and world. You are invited to join us on the journey.
This week

Join Us for Worship

We know Jesus worked with his father as a carpenter, but he knew quite a bit about farming as well. In the month of August, we will walk with Jesus through four parables- a rich fool of a farmer, vineyard workers, weeds and wheat, and the sower- to hear what creation and those who work closely with it have to teach us about the gospel.
This Week's Bulletin

Connections Weekly Playlist

  1. Joy—Joel Phillips
  2. Chain Breaker—Zack Williams
  3. Mighty To Save—Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan
  4. I Surrender—Matt Crocker

Send song requests to Tom Bernett.

Family Fun at the Splash Pad

All families are invited to join us at the Hillcrest Splash Pad on Saturday, August 13 at 10am. The park is located at 155 Hillcrest Park Ln, Carthage, NC 28327.

Email Kelly to be added to the children's email list for more information about children's programs and special events

Kids Connections Resumes

Beginning this Sunday, August 14, Kids Connection resumes at 9:30am. All kids K-5th grade are welcome!

Note: Youth Sunday morning class begins on Sept. 11 at 9:30am for students grades 6-12.

The Journey Class

The Journey Class will be starting a new study on August 14 entitled The Reformation for Armchair Theologians. The class is an informal discussion type Sunday School group where everyone is welcome to join. The class meets at 9:30am in Rm 117.

Click here to learn more about the upcoming study.

Christian Encounters Class

The Christian Encounter Sunday School class will begin a new 6 wk. study on August 14, Max Lucado’s “You Are Never Alone Study: Trust in the Miracle of God's Presence and Power”

We meet in Rm 114-C from 9:30-10:30am. We offer a Zoom link for those who are unable to join the class in person. For more information, contact Lisa and John Bennett . Come join us!

Food Collection Sunday

This Sunday, as well as the second Sunday of every month, is a food collection Sunday at PUMC where we collect nonperishable food items for the Coalition of Human Care. Donations can be dropped off in the food collection bin in the narthex.

CPR Certification Class

Basic CPR for adult, child and infant will be offered Monday, August 15 from 10am-12:30pm at PUMC. If interested, the cost of the class is $35. Make checks payable to PUMC. You will receive a card stating you have completed the course and it is valid for 2 years.

Contact Shirley Baldwin to sign up.
Looking Ahead

New Member Class

There will be a new member class at PUMC Sunday, August 21 from 2 - 4pm for those interested in joining our church or learning more about church membership. 

To register, please contact Emil Johnson.

Safe Santuary Training

Are you interested in volunteering in the children or youth ministry? Would you be interested in visiting church members through congregational care ministry? Do you currently volunteer and it’s been a few years since you were trained? If so, sign up for safe sanctuary training on Wednesday, August 24 at 6:30pm or Sunday, September 25 at 4pm. Training is at the church and usually lasts about 45 min. Email Holly McDow to sign up or ask questions.

Promotion Sunday/Blessing of the Backpacks

Please join us for the Blessing of the Backpacks and Promotion Sunday on Aug 28 during all worship services. All students please bring your backpack to your worship service so we can pray over them and you! Students entering K & 2nd will receive a book.

Back To School Pool Party

Let's start the school year off right... TOGETHER! The whole congregation is invited to celebrate the end of summer with a pool party and picnic catered by Moe's at Pine Grove Village Pool on Sunday, August 28 at 12:30pm.

No RSVP needed. Just show up ready for fun!

AGAPE Shoebox Ministry

Once again PUMC will participate in the conference led initiative to send gifts of love and encouragement to children in Armenia. The plastic boxes with packing lists will be available August 28 at the church. All boxes are due back to the church by September 25.

Grief Share Support Group

PUMC hosts a support group that meets weekly on Wednesdays from 4-6pm through Nov. 9 for those who seek help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Registrations welcome for any given week.

To register, contact Shirley Baldwin or Pastor Katie.

Kentucky Flood Response

The Kentucky Conference is working with UMCOR and other organizations to help those affected as rescue and recovery efforts continue. Bishop Fairley thanks the NC Conference for their prayers, support, and response. 

Donate by check made out to PUMC with KY Flood in the memoline (drop off or mail to the church) or online through UMCOR. Either way, 100% of your donation goes to disaster relief.

Coffee Break

Our Sunday morning coffee crew will be taking a break during the month of August. There will not be any refreshments available during that time. Feel free to bring in your own coffee, tea or water. Coffee service will return on Sept. 4.

Staying Connected

In the Spotlight

Congratulations to our World Champion, Riley! PUMC’s very own Riley Grimm, (pictured right, with sister, Reagan, and mom, Elissa) recently won the U.S. Kids World Championship for her age division. This is a huge accomplishment, and we are very proud of Riley. Not only is Riley a phenomenal golfer, but she is also a phenomenal person. As is the case with all of our youth, we are privileged at PUMC to have Riley out representing us in the world.

The Grimm’s can be found most weeks at our 9:40 Connections service, where mom, and

occasionally Riley, sing in the praise band. The next time you see them, give them a word of


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