September 16, 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

Join us for worship for the September Series: Elijah: The Troubler of Israel. Elijah was a prophet, calling the people to repentance when they strayed from God. Through this sermon series, we will journey with Elijah through many trials and miracles. God cares for Elijah at every turn, and we, too, may experience God in new and future-giving ways. We, too, may learn anew about the inescapable wonder of God's grace that finds us, feeds us, and uses us for God's glory. 

This Week's Bulletin

Connections Weekly Playlist

  1. Everlasting God—Brenton Brown, Ken Riley
  2. The Creed—David (Beaker) Strasser
  3. Before The Throne Of God Above—Charitie Lees Bancroft, Vikki Cook
  4. Holy Spirit—Bryan Torwalt, Katie Torwalt

Send song requests to Tom Bernett.

Pastor's Cup Registration

Registration is open  for the Pastor's Cup to be played on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 Lakes Golf Club! Forms are located at the table in the narthex. Look for the Pastor's Cup trophy!

Registration is limited to the first 128 players.

Dan the Animal Man

All families are invited to our Kids on a Mission Kick-Off with Dan the Animal Man this Saturday, Sept. 18 at 3:30pm. Dan has worked with Jack Hanna, Director of Columbus Zoo Emeritus, Julie Scardina/Ginny Busch (Busch Gardens/Seaworld), Jim Fowler, and Peter Gros with Mutual of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom." 

Contact Kelly for more info about Children's Ministry.

Young at Heart Luncheon

Young at Heart invites all seniors and their guests for lunch and fellowship at Table on the Green on Tuesday, September 20 at NOON. (Please note, this month's lunch is on the 3rd Tuesday and the time is also later than usual.)

To RSVP, contact Margaret Pluff.

Chocolate Festival Meeting

Our postponed 2022 Chocolate Festival

is now scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2023. Proceeds benefitting Moore Free & Charitable Clinic Dental Clinic Startup, Tambra Place, and MMIA – Military Missions In Action.

The first planning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21 at 1 pm. Please join us to become a part of this beloved community outreach project.

Looking Ahead

Mark Your Calendar!

Everyone is invited to a music-centered, full-congregation, outdoor worship experience featuring the Connections Praise Band followed by a fried chicken/BBQ lunch on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 10:30am on the PUMC front lawn. Inspired by the music-filled, Methodist Camp Meetings of days gone by.

This service will be the only worship service offered on Oct. 9. Nursery provided.

Women's Retreat

All women are invited to join us on Saturday, October 1 from 12-5pm. For this retreat we will have lunch provided, a time of worship, and be guided through a series of sensory mindfulness invitations offered as frameworks for connection with God’s creation, with opportunities for personal contemplation and prayer, and for sharing with the group.

Register by emailing Pastor Katie by Sept. 23.

AGAPE Shoebox Ministry

All boxes are due back to the church by September 25. Snap a pic of you with your box and text to Thomas/910-391-6677 or email to the church office. We will print out all of the photos and send them in a card to Ron McGaughey. Ron and his late wife, Dita, began the AGAPE Shoebox Ministry at PUMC. This will surely brighten his spirits!

We still have boxes available for girls and boys; ages infant-2 and 13-18. We have extra hats, gloves, diapers, socks and other items to help fill your box. Please remember you do not have to purchase every item on the list. Just check off the items you have included in your box. Your generosity is appreciated!

Safe Sanctuary 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 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.

Parking Attendants Needed

Moore Free Clinic is looking for a few volunteers (6) to assist with parking at their upcoming benefit concert, Beatles Tribute on Sept 30 at Cooper Ford in Carthage on 15/501 from 4:45-7:30pm. (You'll have plenty of time in between to enjoy the concert free of charge!)

If you can help, please contact Terry McDaniel.

Duke Day Football Game

Mark your calendar for the Annual Duke Day Football Outing, October 1, time TBD 10 days prior to the game. Everyone is invited!

$30 per person includes worship service with guest speaker, Kevin Gregory, lunch, and tickets to the Duke/UVA game. Contact Mike Edwards to reserve your ticket.

Blood Mobile Coming to PUMC

The Blood Mobile will be parked in our parking lot before and after all 3 worship services on October 2 from 8am - 1pm for you to stop in and donate blood.

Contact Shirley Baldwin for more details.

Movie Night on the Lawn

Everyone is invited for Movie Night on the front lawn on Friday, October 21 at 7pm. We will be watching Encanto!

Bring your chairs, blankets, snacks and friends! Bring lots of friends, the more the merrier!

Staying Connected

In the Spotlight

Get to know Shirley Baldwin and how she serves PUMC through Parish Nursing. Her work includes facilitating health-related classes, CPR training, and blood pressure checks at church, visiting folks in the hospital and at home, and going to doctor's visits to be an advocate. To contact Shirley, email

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Youth Website
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Regular office hours are Monday - Thursday from 9am - 4:30pm and Friday from 9am- 2pm.

Pinehurst UMC now has a Hearing Loop. The system provides clear sound directly to hearing aids with a t-coil. If you do not have a t-coil, a limited amount of headsets are available during worship.
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