From the Pen of the Pastor
Thoughts for the Month of May:
 
Pay attention to the special days during this month:
 
National Day of Prayer - Thursday, May 5:
It is a day set aside as a day of prayer. In today's world there are many things to pray about. There are many special gatherings to pray on this day. Locate one in the area you live in and participate in it. 
Mother's Day - Sunday, May 8:
A special day to honor mother's. If your mother is still alive, be sure to either visit her or call her and let her know how much you love and appreciate her.  
Armed Forces Day - Saturday, May 21:
This is a day set aside to honor all branches of the Armed Forces of the United States. Each year it is celebrated on the third Saturday of May. 
Ascension Day - Thursday, May 26:
This day celebrates the rising of Christ into Heaver. It always falls on a Thursday, exactly forty days after Easter. It has been observed widely since the A.D. 300's. 
Memorial Day - Monday, May 30:
This is a patriotic holiday in the United States. It is a day to honor American Service Men who gave their lives for their country. In most of the Southern States, it is observed on the last Monday in May. Many have died for the freedoms we have as Americans. We owe a debt of gratitude for all who have given their lives for this liberty. May we do our best to preserve the freedoms they gave their life for. 
Keep these special days in mind and give them the honor and respect they are worthy of. 
Special words about Mother's Day:
What is a Mother?
It takes a Mother's love to make a house a home. A place to be remembered no matter where we roam...It takes a Mother's patience to bring a child up right. And her courage and also her cheerfulness to make a dark day light. It takes a Mother's thoughtfulness to mend the hearts deed 'hurts'. And her skills and endurance to mend little socks and skirts. It takes a Mother's kindness to forgive us when we err, to sympathize in trouble and to how her head in prayer... It takes a Mother's wisdom to recognize our needs. And to give us reassurance by her loving works and deeds... It takes a Mother's endless faith, her confidence and trust to guide us through the pitfalls of selfishness and lust... And that is why in all this world there could not be another Who could fill God's purpose as completely as a MOTHER!!!"  Laura Ogles, Hatcher Sears Cottage, Meansville, GA. 
                                           
Please go to the Events Page to see the scheduling of future events and announcements.
 
Also:
 
If you are unable to attend services in person this Sunday, hover your Cursor over "PEN OF THE PASTOR" above and click on the  link "Pastor Green Video" when it appears.
 
Pastor Green would also like to ask that congregants who are unable to attend services to send their  tithes and offerings to:
Pine Grove Baptist Church 
P.O. Box 1476
Cartersville, GA 30120
Attention: Stephen Lively
 
It is important to get these funds into our system in order to support our charitable operations as well as continue the operations of our church. Electric, gas, telephone, insurance, maintenance, and etc.
 
Special Prayer Requests:

1. Pray for our church, our nation and our leaders.

2. Pray for all who are recovering from natural disasters, and those who are assisting in the cleanup effort.

3. Pray for the persecuted Christians around the world. 

4. Pray for all missionaries. 

5. Pray for every church without a pastor.

6. Pray for all schools, colleges, etc.

7. Pray for all who have the coronavirus and also pray that the spread of it will come  to an end.

8. Pray that confusion and division will cease and that God will lead to proper answers for the problems facing our country.