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Weekly Bulletin: December 10, 2017


Annual Congregational Meeting

The annual Congregational Business Meeting will be held on December 20th at 7:00pm in the Main Worship Center. The purpose of this meeting is to approve the proposed changes to the bylaws, approve the 2018 budget and leadership nominations. All members are encouraged to attend. Members, ages 17 years of age and older, may vote at congregational meeting. Click here for  more information.


Offering Envelopes

At this point, we are no longer issuing 2017 Offering Envelopes. New Requests for 2018 envelopes can be made on your Connect2 Card. If you are currently using Offering Envelopes you will automatically be issued envelopes in 2018. If you no longer use your envelopes because of online giving, please let us know in order for your number to be re-assigned.


Leave It Better Opportunities

Leave It Better Project

Pinedale is committed to be “Bell Ringers” for the Salvation Army Kettles located at the Lowes Foods at Oliver’s Crossing. There are 1 hour spots available from 10:00am-8:00pm during the week of December 11th– December 16th.  This is a great family opportunity to serve in the community. Sign up at

Project Suggestions

If you have any suggestions for Leave It Better Projects, please fill out a form at the Welcome Center and drop it in the box provided. All project ideas will be considered by the Leave It Better Steering team. You may be asked to be the point person for the project. Contact Jon Hauser if you have questions.

Leave It Better Website

We now have a Leave It Better website. Visit if you would like to check out current projects, sign up to participate on LIB projects, donate funds to LIB, order a t-shirt, etc.


Church Wide Texting

If you would like to receive Church Wide text messages from Pinedale please click here. Fill in the information requested.  You will receive Church Family reminders and possibly urgent prayer requests. 


Fitness Class

REFIT Revolution fitness class will be held each Monday night from 7:00-8:00PM in the Family Life Center!! Everyone is welcome and the class is FREE!! Come out for a great time of fellowship and fitness!! Contact Denise Ciofani with questions. 


Snack Supper

Wednesday Night Snack Suppers are served from 5:30pm - 6:00pm each week. Snack Supper Menus

Menu subject to change without notice

The cost per person/family:

$1 ages 1-6

$4 ages 7 & up

Maximum $15/family


Volunteer Opportunities

Communion Prep Team

Are you looking for a place to serve? Consider volunteering for the Communion Prep Team in 2017.  There is an IMMEDIATE NEED in this area. You would be responsible for preparing the communion trays for Sunday services on a rotational basis. If interested, contact Steven Widener.

Volunteers Needed for CR

There is an immediate need for Celebration Place (Children’s support) volunteers during CR on Thursday nights. There is also a need for van drivers. Please contact Ray Keeton if interested.

Baptism Team

The Baptism Team could use your help. Each Sunday morning we have volunteers who commit to be there before services to help with any baptisms. You would be assigned to serve for one month in either the 9:15 am  or 10:45 am service. If you would be willing to help with this important ministry or have questions, please contact Linda Sutton.


Crisis Control

Help us fill our boxes! Pinedale is committed to collect 180 boxed dinners each month for Crisis Control Ministries. We have been falling consistently short in meeting our goal, so we need your help. Place your donations in one of the decorated boxes throughout the church.

If you have questions about Crisis Control or would like to volunteer, contact Vicki Jones at 336.724.7875, ext. 1043 with questions.


AV Ministry

Sound Room Needs

We are looking for artistic eyes and button pushers for our audio visual team! We need people to run lyric slides and wall projectors. We can train you to join our already awesome team! For more information, contact Daniel Baranowski.


Children's Ministry

Meet & Greet

This is for families with children or youth that have recently been visiting Pinedale. The Meet & Greet will occur the 2nd Sunday of every month in the Fellowship Hall immediately following 2nd service. Stop by for a few minutes and meet the Children’s & Student Ministry staff, as well as other key leaders of the church. All who attend receive a FREE GIFT. If you have questions, please call 336.788.7600 or email

Countdown To Christmas

All families of birth - 5th grade children are encouraged to join us for Countdown To Christmas. This family devotion book will explore 25 characters related to the Christmas story. Each character boasts a character trait and life lesson taught from their role in the Christmas story. If you have not picked up a book yet, stop by the Children’s Welcome Center. You don’t want to miss out!

Camp KidJam

This year we are taking our 2nd - 5th Graders to Camp KidJam on June 12th – 15th. Space is extremely limited. PCC has less than 20 spaces remaining.  A non-refundable $50 deposit is due at registration to secure your spot. Visit for details and to register for the event.

Christmas Party

For all K-5th Graders.  Wednesday, December 13, 7:00pm in the Gym.  Bring a $5 wrapped gift and join us for a fun night of gifts, games and food.

2018 Parent & Child Dedication

For families with babies born in 2017. Complete details are available at the Children’s Welcome Center or The Registration deadline is January 3rd, 2018. Questions, see April


Deaf Ministry

Sunday Worship Seating

Please invite your Deaf friends and family members to worship with us during the interpreted 10:45 am Soma Service. Please note: The Deaf Ministry seating area is located on the lower level (baptistry side). The section has been marked off, so please save these seats for our Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

Sunday School Class

A Sunday School Class for the Deaf meets at 9:15 am in Room 202. This class is led by our Deaf Minister, Brad Schaaf.



Dollar Club

Dollar Club Sunday is the second Sunday of each month. We ask that you place an extra $1 bill in the offering bag. All single $1 bills will be used to help people in our church family or the community in the name of Jesus Christ. (Only single $1 bills apply, any other amount will be added to the General Fund.)



Strings and Stitches Group

Are you interested in learning to crochet/knit? Or perhaps you may already know but would like to join our group to enjoy the fellowship. We are meeting each Tuesday night from 6:30-8:00PM in Room 215. Our goal is to have fun but also to work on projects to give away as an outreach. (washcloths, baby hats, hats and scarves for the homeless)  Bring your own supplies and join us! Contact the Church Office if you have questions.


Men's Ministry

Wednesday Night Bible Study

The PCC Men's class began a study on "Israel in Bible Prophecy: Past, Present, and Future" on Wednesday 11/29 and will go through 12/20. Larry Burgess will lead the study. Join us in room 203.

Men’s Salem Lake Bicycle Ride

Come join us for a fun time of fellowship, exercise and sharing Jesus Christ. Every Tuesday morning at 10:30AM. Skill level: Beginner to intermediate. Meet at the Salem Lake parking lot at the dam. For more information contact Paul Siwinski (336-624-7343) or Steve Garling (336-813-7320).


Middle and Senior Adults

Tuesday Bible Study

Our Middle/Senior Adult Bible study meets each Tuesday at 10:00am in Room 201. Make plans to join us as we study the book of Matthew.


Music Ministry

Worship Choir

Are you interested in singing? You should consider joining the Pinedale worship choir this fall through spring. Practices are each Wednesday at 6:45pm in the Worship Center. For more information, contact Kristen Adkins.


Prison Ministry

Items Needed

The Pinedale Prison Ministry collects toliletries year round for the jail. There are very specific items the jail will accept: Soap (full size bars), Shampoo (full size), Toothpaste (6-8 oz.), Antiperspirant Deodorant (Stick or Solid only).  Drop items off in the Church Office.

Cookies Needed

The Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministry is in need of 2500 "sturdy" homemade or store bought cookies for their annual outreach to the inmates at the county jail.  Cookies should be about 3" diameter, sugar, chocolate chip, oatmeal or peanut butter.  Cookies can be left in the Fellowship Hall kitchen Friday, December 15th. Please contact Vicki Poore if you are interested in helping.

Musician Needed

The Prison Ministry is still in need of a male or female musician (keyboard, guitar) to assist at Sunday morning worship at the Jail. The training is January 21st, 2018. The commitment would be about six times a year and would not begin until mid April. Contact Vicki Poore if interested.


Prayer Ministry

Prayer Team Meeting

Our Prayer Team now meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. If you would like to join the Prayer Team we meet at 6:45PM in Room 205 to pray for the corporate needs of the church, the staff and any other personal prayer requests. If you have questions contact Larry Burgess.


Women's Ministry


The Wednesday night ladies class will have a Dessert-a-thon (which just means people bring yummy things and we eat all the things) and a White Elephant Gift exchange.  For the Gift Exchange DO NOT purchase a gift but bring something from home to re-gift. It can be serious or funny.  Join us on December 13th in Room 204 at 7:00pm! Can't wait!



Centennial Celebration Videos

100 Year Celebration

On Sunday, October 6th, 2013 we celebrated Pinedale’s 100th Birthday! What a great weekend as we celebrated 100 years of serving Jesus and the many blessings God has bestowed on our church family. Click on the titles of the different services below to view videos from the day.

Sprague Street Service
Bell Dedication Service
Centennial Service