November 26, 2021
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
Advent Thoughts: A Video Chat with our Pastors
Advent Season is upon us at Pinehurst UMC. One of the beautiful things about Advent is the many ways in which it as a season can meet us where we are in our seasons of life in a transformative way. Advent is a time to focus on preparation, anticipation, celebration, and so much more. 
Click the link to watch our Pastors engage in a brief conversation about what Advent means to them, historically and currently. We at PUMC hope that you will take the time to not only watch the video, but also to be present with us as we journey this Advent season.
The Season of Advent
The great proclamation “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” assures us that God has entered into human history- God has moved into the neighborhood! With blessings of peace, love, hope, and joy, Advent is a season of anticipating the coming of Christ as a baby and in his second coming. How will you prepare and wait with expectation in this Advent season?
Christmas Concerts
Mark your calendar for our annual Christmas Concert featuring the PUMC Choir with orchestra.

Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 pm
Sunday, Dec. 5 at 4 pm 

Christmas Greenery Donations
This year, dedications can be made in any amount to the Altar Guild to provide greenery and poinsettias to decorate the sanctuary throughout the Christmas season. Dedications will be included in the Dec. 19 bulletin and in the e-news.
Good News Sunday School
The Good News Sunday School class will begin an Advent study, All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas, on Sunday, November 28. This four chapter study will conclude on Sunday, Dec. 19. All are welcome to join as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus. Contact Pam Martin if you have any questions.
Looking Ahead
Angel Tree
Thank you to all who have participated in the Angel Tree this year! Angel gifts can be dropped off at church during regular office hours or on Sunday mornings between Nov. 28 - Dec. 6. Please be sure to wrap all of your gifts and label each gift with your angel's name and number.
Christmas Eve at the Fair Barn
We are excited to announce that we will be back at the Fair Barn for Christmas Eve Services this year! There will be a Family Service at 3pm and candlelight services at 5pm and 7pm.
The Christmas Eve offering will go to Moore Free and Charitable Clinic Dental Clinic Start Up.
Attention All Lovers of Handbells
An effort is currently underway to help our PUMC handbell choir obtain a 5th octave in our bell arsenal. Most handbell music is written for five-octave choirs, while we remain at 4 octaves. The approximate cost of the 5th octave is $15,000. Some money is currently available in the Music Ministry fund for handbells. Additional support is welcomed and appreciated as our handbell leader, Darlene Skinner, and others seek to make the 5th octave a reality here at PUMC, so that they can continue to play for the Glory of God.
To contribute to the handbell project, outside of your normal tithe/pledge, please place the contribution in the Joy Box with a memo mentioning the handbells. If you give online, select “Music” from the drop-down menu to make your donation. If giving online, also please email pumcfinance@pinehurstumc.org to make our staff aware of your desire for the online giving to the music fund to be used specifically for handbells.
Altar Flower Chart 2022
If you would like to provide altar flowers for worship in 2022, please sign up below. Make sure to add your dedication information to the comments section. Cost of the arrangement is $50.
Staying Connected
Holiday Schedule for the Office
Please make note that the church office will be closed on the following dates:

Thursday-Friday, Nov. 25-26
Monday-Friday, Dec. 27-31
Regular office hours are Monday - Thursday from 9am - 4:30pm and Friday from 9am- 2pm.