October 8, 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
In the Beginning Sermon Series
“Creation is the good and beautiful place in which God’s love is forever at work.” Join us for our In the Beginning sermon series, where we will be diving into the very beginning, the first several days of creation. We will explore God's various creations, how sin affects our relationship with God and each other, human responsibility to non-human creation, and more. Hear how creation can be beautiful and broken at the same time and what God can do with your beautiful brokenness, too.
Note: The link to livestream the service on Sundays at 8:15 is located at the bottom of the e-news.
Food Collection Sunday
This Sunday as well as the second Sunday of every month continue to be food collection Sundays 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 or in the bin just outside the doors to the church.
Kids FOCUS for the Fall
Kids focus and take a closer look to see God! We hope all students, age 3 - 5th grade will join us as we continue our FOCUS for fall on these Sundays:
Oct. 10, 24 and Nov. 21
from 4-6pm
Dinner is included.
Soles4Souls Shoe Collection
Support our kids in their mission project by donating used shoes for Soles4Souls. Donations can be dropped off in the narthex just outside of Thomas' office door until Oct. 24. Watch the video to see our kids in action and to learn more about Soles4Souls.
Christian Encounters Sunday School Class
The Christian Encounter Sunday school class meets at 9:30 in the last classroom on the right side of the hallway. The current study is Andy Stanley’s “When God?” DVD study.

Beginning on October 31, the class will watch and discuss Ray Vander Laan’s “Walking with God in the Desert. For more information, please contact Lisa and John Bennett.
Young at Heart Lunch
Young at Heart invites seniors and their guests to meet for lunch at Rudino's Pizza and Grinders, 135 Pinehurst Avenue on Tuesday, October 12th at 11:30am. 

To RSVP, contact Margaret Pluff (910-949-6515).
Chocolate Festival Meeting
All women are invited to attend the next Chocolate Festival planning meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 1 pm at the church to see how you can be a part of Chocolate Festival 2022, make new friends, and have fun doing it!
Join the Choir
The Worship Choir is looking for singers for weekly services and/or our upcoming Christmas Concert, scheduled for December 4th and 5th. Weekly practices are held on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6:30pm. For singers only interested in singing in the Christmas Concert practice is held from 6:30pm-7:15pm; for those who are also interested in singing in weekly services, practice continues until 8:00pm. As always, our doors are always open. We understand that schedules will sometimes not allow singers to attend rehearsals or services. No worries, come when you can. You are always welcome! 
This year's Christmas Concert will usher in the Christmas season celebrating fresh arrangements of favorite carols. The concert will have reflective moments both triumphant and tender that tell the Christmas story and accompanied by a semi-professional chamber orchestra. Come one and all! Let's Sing His praises together! Feel free to contact Tory or Darlene for additional information, or simply join us starting this Wednesday.  
Looking Ahead
Connections Sunday School
The Connections Sunday school class will start a new study next Sunday, October 17 called Curing Affluenza by Tony Campolo. The class meets immediately following the contemporary service in the last classroom on the left. All are welcome to join the class!

For more info, contact Emil Johnson.
T-Coil Site Survey for Hearing Impaired
We are excited to announce there will be a site survey for installing a hearing loop which will allow church goers with hearing devices to switch to T-coil and hear the service through their hearing aids. If you would like to participate in the site survey, plan to be at the church Wednesday, Oct. 20 between 12-1pm to try out the system with your hearing aid. Contact Miles Baldwin for more details.
Celebration Sunday, Oct. 24
Join us for Celebration Sunday on October 24 at the Fair Barn, where we will have one united worship service at 11am and a Celebration Luncheon immediately following. (There will not be any worship services at PUMC on Oct. 24.)

If you are unable to attend, you can still turn in your commitment card to the church beforehand to be included in the total tally on the 24th.There are labeled baskets in the narthex for your commitment cards.
Parking Volunteers Needed
Parking attendants are needed for Celebration Sunday at the Fair Barn on October 24. If you are interested in lending a hand, contact Tom Schroeder (518-577-2221).
Pastor's Cup Golf Tournament
Date: Saturday, October 30
Course: Whispering Woods
Format: Four Person Scramble
Registration: 8:00 AM
Shotgun Start: 9:00 AM
Lunch and Awards after golf
Entry: $40 per player

Put together your own foursome - Men, Women, Youth, ALL players welcome! Sponsored by the Pinehurst United Methodist Men. Any proceeds will be supplemented to make a donation of at least $500 to a local charity: TAMBRA Place.
Visit the Pastor's Cup Golf Tournament table in the narthex for more details and to pick up an application or click on the "Registration Form" link below. For additional information, contact Dick Macon: 910-603-2772 phone or text.
Connections Veterans Concert
PUMC Connections Band presents A Salute to America's Veterans: 200 Years of Heroes, and the Music They Loved on Sunday, November 7 from 4:30-6pm. Special guests include the 6 piece Swing Street Big Band horn section and a cast of PUMC youth. Doors open at 3:45pm.
Stephen Ministry at PUMC
PUMC is currently in the process of re-launching our Stephen Ministry. If you have Stephen experience we would love to hear from you. Likewise, if you are not a Stephen Minister but may be interested in learning more, we would also love to hear from you. Please contact Sherri Mangum if interested in what is happening with Stephen Ministry here at PUMC: pcvsherri@yahoo.com

To learn more about Stephen Ministry in general, visit stephenministries.org
Staying Connected
Pastor Appreciation Month
October is Pastor Appreciation month! We invite you to send cards or notes to Pastor Jabe and Pastor Katie to let them know just how special they are to all of us at PUMC. Cards can be mailed to the church at 4111 Airport Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374 or dropped off at the church office.
Regular office hours are Monday - Thursday from 9am - 4:30pm and Friday from 9am- 2pm.