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Weekly Bulletin: October 22, 2017


Operation Christmas Child

November is right around the corner and that means it’s “officially” SHOEBOX TIME!  Operation Christmas Child is our annual children’s project where we collect gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world.  We invite everyone to fill empty shoeboxes with a “wow” item—like a doll or soccer ball—and other fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and notes of encouragement!  National Collection Week is November 13-20 this year. We are asking all of our Pinedale folks to bring their boxes on or by Sunday, November 19th when we will dedicate and pray over our shoebox gifts. **Note: No Candy or toothpaste will be accepted in the boxes this year. Please include $9 for shipping for each box packed.


Leave It Better Opportunities

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.


Pinedale Golf League

Come out and join the weekly Pinedale Coed Golf League. We play at Meadowlands Golf Club each Thursday at 5:30pm. The cost is $19 for 9 holes w/cart. Contact Gordon Lovett if you would like to be a part of this fellowship. 


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. 


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.


Snack Supper

Wednesday Night Snack Suppers will resume on September 6th. 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

Grub Club

All preschoolers and their parents are invited to join us for lunch at Chick-fil-A across from the church. Thursday, November 9th at 11:30am. If you have any questions, see April.

Shoebox Parade

We are challenging all Preschool & Elementary kids to fill ONE Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.  Bring your completed Shoebox on Sunday, Nov 12th at 9:15am to be a part of our Shoebox Parade in the Main Worship Services.  Questions, see Shon or 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 207. 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

A new men’s Bible Study, Detours, began on August 30th at 7:00pm in Room 203. The biblical account of Joseph clearly demonstrates that God is at work even when life seems to be going wrong. Even today, it’s easy to wonder why God would allow calamity to happen. This study by Tony Evans helps believers navigate detours that may take you through trials, injustice or betrayal. You will be comforted and encouraged when you learn to rest in God’s redemptive plan and the hope found in His sovereign will. Contact Rick At Lee for more information.

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).


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 is now collecting items for the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry. There are very specific items the jail will accept: Lotion, Bar Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Black Toboggans, Toothbrushes (single packages). All toiletries must be full size. Place the items in the designated box in the Church Office.


Prison Ministry Volunteers Needed

There is an immediate need  for a MALE volunteer, for Monday nights at the Forsyth Correctional Center on North Cherry Street from 6:45pm until 8:30pm.  This volunteer will help with the study and discussion, have some input as to the studies we choose and once comfortable he will  prepare and lead some lessons (we rotate/split). It will take several months for the new volunteer to get through the application and orientation process, so they probably wouldn't actually start until after the first of the year. 

We ALSO need a musician, keyboard or guitar, (male or female) that is willing to accompany us to the JAIL for Sunday MORNING services (arrive at 9:30am, out at 11:15am) about 6 times per year.  That volunteer would have to attend training near the end of January and would not be approved until mid-April. 

Contact Phil or Vicki Poore if interested in either position.


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

Wednesday Night Bible Study

A new Women's Study began on Tuesday, Sept 26th and Wednesday Sept 27th. We will be studying A Woman Who Doesn't Quit: 5 Habits from the Book of Ruth. We are living in a day where we are encouraged to do life based on how we feel. But the problem is most days we don’t feel like doing much of anything hard. Then there is Ruth. She is much more than a Bible story and through her life we uncover five life-giving habits. These habits teach us to pursue discipline and the desire to determine our daily direction. The direction of our lives needs to be less about to-do lists and accomplishments. Instead focus on becoming the people God can count on. Various teachers will lead Wednesday nights (7:00pm), and Darlene Talbot will facilitate Tuesday nights (6:00pm) in Room 204. 

Titus 2 Community of Sisters

Women of all ages (from 16-116), the Titus 2 Community of Sisters will host an autumn brunch on Saturday, October 28th from 10am to 12noon in the Family Life Center. We will enjoy delicious home cooking,  hear an inspiring message and connect with other women in the body of Christ. Whether you joined us for our group this summer or not, we would love for you to join us. ALL women are welcome. To RSVP or for questions, contact Ashley Widener.



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