From the Pen of the Pastor
December 6, 2020
Glory be to God, we are finally able to attend Church in person again! I am sure many of you have prayed for this moment as I have. We will have to abide by certain rules so that none of our congregants will come down with this terrible disease. Have patience, this too will pass. Following are the rules we must follow to safely attend church again.
Please Note: During the month of November, Bible study will be held in the Fellowship Center every Wednesday night starting at 7:00 pm. There is plenty of room to social distance in the Fellowship Center.
New Rules for Attendance under Covid – 19 Pandemic
Evening services, Sunday School, and Youth Activities are all canceled. We will hopefully open all these activities later in the year or as soon as possible.
If you are running a temperature, coughing, or otherwise not feeling well, please stay at home. Quarantine yourself for 14 days after you are well before coming back to church.
If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, lung problems, or are over 60 years of age, you are at a much higher risk of dying from Covid 19. Carefully weigh your situation before coming to church. Sunday services will be on Facebook as well as for special services such as Count Your Blessings.
Be sure and wash your hands before leaving home. Have a supply of hand sanitizer in your car when you and your family get back in your automobile. Pine Grove will have hand sanitizer for use in the church.
Make sure you have a mask for everyone in your family. Infants and very young children are excluded. (There will be a limited supply of masks available for people who forgot to bring one from home.)
Please arrive in your car close to 10:30 a.m. We are showing our services on Facebook and it will be good if everyone is seated by our our service starting time of 11:00 am. Families who live in the same dwelling may sit together on the same bench. There must be a separation of every other bench.
Make sure you and your family observe social distancing. Keep six (6) feet apart.
Do not hug or shake hands with anyone.
Restrooms will be open, but only one person at a time will be allowed in the facilities.
When the Sanctuary is full, overflow patrons will be directed to the fellowship center where they may hear and observe the service there.
Choir members may sit in the choir until the choir is full, but please know that social distancing must be observed, so only a limited number of choir members can be seated. Also, those seated in the choir will have to stay in the choir until the end of the service. All who sit in the choir are asked to practice social distancing as they leave.
Chairs are spaced out in the Fellowship Center when the Sanctuary is no longer able to observe social distancing. Chairs are spaced out in the Fellowship Center so attendees may choose the place they want to sit. Also, no one should enter the Fellowship Center from the side door near the kitchen at this time.
A bucket or box will be provided at the back of the church for your tithes and offerings when you leave the building.
Please remember these rules are only temporary. When it is safe to resume services in our normal fashion we will do so. Thank you for your help and understanding.
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 send their your 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.
Our church family would like to extend our and prayers and Christian sympathy to the family of Ferenc Milisits.