The session has approved to resume our inside church services beginning Sunday, August 2nd at 10:00 am with proper physical distancing and masks. We will continue with the safety guidelines we established in June.
Also, the online service provided by Pastor Steve Herring will be available for those who are not feeling well or are uncomfortable attending an inside service.
Currently we are worshiping through online services and online Bible Studies provided by Pastor Steve Herring. The Session will make a decision this week regarding worship services for the month of August.
Cobb Memorial Presbyterian Church in Tarboro will provide an outside service at 9:00 am Sunday, July 26, 2020 for all who would like to attend.
More information will be shared when available.
Beginning July 1, 2019, the Reverend Steve Herring will serve the Pinetops Presbyterian Church as Stated Supply for Pastoral Care and Administration. He will maintain weekly office hours at the church, will make home and hospital visits and will provide leadership for committee meetings and Bible studies. We are very excited to welcome Steve into the life of Pinetops Presbyterian Church.
The 2019 garden is growing! Planted by students from Carver, South Edgecombe Middle and SouthWest Edgecombe High School. The designated workday is each Wednesday at 6:00. July 4th week, the workday will be Tuesday at 6:00. Come join the fun and help share fresh veggies with the Pinetops Vidant Clinic.
August 25, 2019 at 10:00 am, Howard Memorial Presbyterian will host small Presbyterian churches in Edgecombe and Halifax County for a joint worship & fellowship event.
Pinetops Presbyterian will participate in the joint service, so we will not have a service in Pinetops on the 25th.
Please join us for this exciting time when we join with fellow Presbyterians in Tarboro.
Monday, March 5th, 40 students from South Edgecombe and Carver helped plant cabbage, broccoli, potatoes, onions, kale, turnips, mixed salad, blueberry and blackberry bushes. The first planting of 2018 was a great success. Please ride by the garden, watch it grow and feel free to stop and pull a weed or two whenever you have time. In eight to twelve weeks, we hope to have some fresh veggies for everyone to pick, to enjoy and to share.
The community garden is partnering with Down East Partnership for Children and Carver Elementary to sponsor a Community Gardening Event at Carver School two Saturday mornings in June (June 9 & June 16). The event will target grades K-3 children and parent(s)/guardian(s) and will focus on Gardening, Literacy, and Nutrition. This event will require an application which will be distributed to students and families after Spring Break. More information will follow.
We will plan a second planting for summer vegetables mid-April.
The next meeting of the Garden Committee will be at Pinetops Presbyterian Church April 9 at 6:00.
The first Spring planting of the Pinetops community garden will be Monday, March 5, 2018 at 8:00 am. The rain date is set for Tuesday, March 7. Students from Carver Elementary, South Edgecombe Middle and SouthWest Edgecombe High School will help plant the garden. Church and community members are invited to join the students in the preparation and planting of the garden.
Today is Reverend Caroline Berardi’s last Sunday with our congregation. We will enjoy a covered dish lunch after our worship service in honor and appreciation of Caroline’s time with us.
Home grown Zinnias are placed in church today in honor of Reverend Berardi for her inspiration and work with the Pinetops Community Garden. Caroline’s passion for community mission work inspired us to reach out and become active and visible in our own community. Her enthusiasm and support helped create an ongoing outreach project for PPC which will continue to positively impact the children and adults in the Pinetops area. We will never forget the seeds of leadership and love Caroline scattered among the members of our congregation and beyond to help the garden project grow and become a reality.
“Displaced” by Rev. Caroline East Berardi
Scripture: Psalm 121, @ Cor. 4 and 5, selected
Last Wednesday, we were surprised to find that what we thought was a delayed maintenance issue with our walls, was far more serious. Our sanctuary was declared unfit for use. Decisions must be made for our small, rural, deeply faithful church.
We could say ‘it is just a building,’ but we know it is more than that. While we are thankful to have a fellowship hall we can use for worship, the sanctuary is God’s house, and our home. It is where many of us have been married, baptized our children, attended the funerals of loved ones and sung God’s praises for year after year. It was given to us as a hard-won inheritance from parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents in the faith who sacrificed so that we might worship God in such a space.
Nevertheless, we remain hopeful, trusting in the God who created us, redeems us, and sustains us. We will continue in our ministries, mission and programs. We recognize that God’s people have often been transient- Jesus, after all, was born in a barn! In anxious times, we hold on to the truth of the Psalm, “From where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.”