Sunday, October 28, 2012


It is just about here. Here all of the happenings throughout the day!

11AM-Hamburgers and Hot Dogs Begin

4PM-Chicken and Noodle Supper Begins

7PM-Auction Starts

Please support the church and enjoy some of the great food that will be served. Stick around for the auction and bid on some great items!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


  Back again this year!!! The haunted trail at Pine Bluff. This year you will see the rich man and all his riches. His riches will take him through the place of torment. You may see snakes, you may see fire, and you will feel fear. If you can make it through you can walk the streets of gold!! Here is all the info you need.

Where: Pine Bluff UMC 11000 Reed Mine Road, Midland, NC, 28107

When: October 19th, 20th, and 26th, 27th

Times: 7PM(or dark)-11PM or until the last group goes through

How Much: 5 dollars

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

First Annual Pine Bluff UMC Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show

On Saturday October 13 the Pine Bluff Youth will be putting on a spaghetti dinner and talent show beginning at 6PM. The dinner will be donations only with a recommended donation of $5 per person. After the dinner we will head into the sanctuary for our first ever talent show. We need people of all talents to sign up to be a part of the talent show.

What: Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show

Where: 11000 Reed Mine Road, Midland, NC Pine Bluff United Methodist Church

When: Saturday, October 13th at 6PM

We still need donations of desserts, garlic bread, and drinks. We also need people to sign up for the talent show. It costs nothing to enter, just simply fill out an entry form located at the back of the church. Talents can be anything!! Invite a friend because everyone is invited!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Dan Joseph spoke about harvest time. Now is the time to gather the harvest and save souls. The church needs to be about soul winning and not so focused on church work . He also spoke about praising Jesus no matter what. The link below will take you to a piece of Dan's preaching.

Tomorrow we will put the video after blogger recognizes it!!

Revival Videos

The video above is from Sunday night's revival at Pine Bluff. It was an amazing night full of music, fellowship, and worship. Check out the clip of the Men of Zion performing.

The video above is the altar call from Sunday night. Please come out tonight for our final night of revival!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Night Revival

We had another spirit filled night at Pine Bluff UMC. Dan Joseph brought us a great message about God's House. The worship band brought us four great songs. The best news of all is revival is not over!! Tomorrow night at 7PM is the final night of our revival. PLEASE COME ONE COME ALL. Since the youtube video would not recognize you can click the link below to view some of the music we have had thus far!
Are You Washed In The Blood?

Sunday, September 16, 2012


-Youth meeting will be at 4PM today to discuss the haunted trail, if you are interested in working the trail this year please be in attendance
-Rev. Dan Joseph will be preaching revival beginning tonight at 7PM, revival will continue Monday and Tuesday evening at 7
-Youth will be having a spaghetti supper on October 12th at 6PM. A minimum $5 donation. There will be a sign up list at the back of the church if you would like to donate items. Please come out and support.
-September 24th Finance Committee will meet at 7PM
-September 27th Nominations will meet at 7PM
-September 30th at 3PM Administrative Board will meet

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Everyone keep this on your calendars. We will have homecoming at Pine Bluff UMC on September 16th. Bring a covered dish and enjoy fellowship after worship.  Revival is September 16th, 17th, and 18th. Rev. Dan Joseph is the speaker. If you didn't get the chance to experience Dan last time he preached revival then you have to come this time.....and invite a friend. So remember the following:

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Announcements For Week of August 12th

-Bible Study Tuesday Morning At 9:30 AM
-There will be a special training session for the computer and sound, if you would like to run either please be at the church Tuesday night at 7PM, VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED PLEASE ATTEND!
-This afternoon at 5:30 the youth and parents and anyone interested in the mission trip this coming summer (2013) will meet to discuss fundraising and commitments
-Mark your calendars for Homecoming and Revival September 16th, 17th, and 18th. Rev. Dan Joseph will be the speaker.
-BIBLE SCHOOL is Friday August 17th from 630-9PM and Saturday the 18th from 10-3 with a water slide after. If you would like to volunteer see Crystal. There is also a food list if you would like to help with refreshments.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Announcements For Week Of August 5th

Here are the announcements for the week of August 5th
-Bible Study Tuesday Morning At 9:30AM, Tuesday Night At 7PM (All are invited)
-August 12th at 5:30 Youth and Parents and anyone interested in the mission trip this coming summer (2013) will meet to discuss fundraising and commitments
-If you run the sound or the computer there is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the hallway so there is a coordinated effort to cover each Sunday. We are asking people to serve. We are asking that you attend Tuesday, August 14th at 7PM for training on worship software and sound.
As a reminder the worship times are as follows: Traditional Service 8:45 AM, Sunday School 10 AM, Contemporary Service 11:10AM
Make A Friend, Be A Friend, Bring A Friend To Christ!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Announcements, Happenings, and Misc

Sorry it has been awhile since we have posted. I have been under the weather a bit. Your prayers have been greatly appreciated. Here is what has been happening lately at Pine Bluff UMC:
-Mission Trip Is Happening Next Week, Mission Team Departing Sunday For The Coast
-Small Groups meet on Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Evening, and Thursday Evening
-No Youth Meeting This Sunday Due To Mission Trip
-Continue To Invite Others To Church and Be Sure To Mention Any Suggestions About Getting More Involved In Our Community
*Carol Barbee Will Fix The Layleader A Three Course Meal Next Sunday*
-Over the course of the next month we will be adding more pictures and videos to the blog, thanks for visiting!

P.S. Love Ya Carol

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Come one, come all. We will be having our annual Sonrise service at Pine Bluff UMC at 7AM this Easter Sunday. We will be doing the Thorn Easter experience. This service will feature a drama, videos, and teaching like you have never experienced before. Afterward there will be a breakfast for all in attendance. Invite your friends, neighbors, and anyone you see!!
WHERE: Pine Bluff UMC 11000 Reed Mine Road Midland, NC 28107
WHAT: The Thorn Easter Experience

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Volunteers are needed for the Blue Shirt team at Pine Bluff UMC!! We are looking for the following:
-10 to 12 Volunteers
-Commit to one Sunday per month, each month
-Greet each person that comes into worship at 9:00AM & 11:10AM
-Be a resource before/during/after worship to all in attendance for questions, prayer, hand out visitor bags..etc
-Get a groovy blue shirt
-Due to launch in worship on Easter Sunday April 8th

Announcements For Week Of 3/25/12

Here are the announcements for the week of March 25, 2012
-Youth Meeting Sundays at 5:30PM
-Bible Study Tuesday Morning at 9:30AM & Thursday Night at 7PM
-Choir Practice Sunday Nights at 5PM
-Holy/Maundy Thursday Service Will be April 5th at 7PM
-Volunteers Needed for Nursery
-Blue Shirt Team to launch Easter Sunday, Volunteers Needed
-Easter Egg Hunt at Pine Bluff on April 7th from 2-4PM
-Easter Sunday Sonrise Service at 7AM, breakfast served after
Make A Friend, Be A Friend, Bring A Friend To Christ!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Announcements For Week Of 3/18/12

Here are the announcements for the week of March 18th
-Bible Study will be Tuesday Morning at 9:30AM & Thursday Night at 7PM
-Youth Meetings Sundays at 5:30PM
-Choir Practice Sundays at 5PM
-Easter Egg Hunt April 7th from 2-4PM
-Youth Mission Trip this Summer see sign up sheet in the hallway for info
If you have any other announcements please contact Pastor Bird or Ryan or email us at

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Band Practice Video (Remember It's Just Practice)

Mike on the Bass, Stew on the Drums, Bird on Guitar, Alica on Vocals, Travis on Violin, Ryan the amateur on camera. It is not too good quality, but fun!! Song is Your Great Name

Announcements For Week Of 3/4/12

These are your friendly neighborhood Pine Bluff UMC Announcements:
-Bible Study will be Tuesday Morning at 9:30AM and Thursday Night at 7PM
-Youth Meeting Sunday Nights at 530PM
-Safe Sanctuary Training will be March 18th at 4PM, this is MANDATORY for anyone working with children or youth.
-Daylight Savings Begins This Sunday (Don't be an hour late for church :) )
-Make A Friend, Be A Friend, Bring A Friend To Church

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pine Bluff Special Hearts Valentines Banquet

Everyone is invited to our annual Pine Bluff Special Hearts Valentine Banquet! It will take place on Saturday February 11, 2012 starting at 5PM. There will be a meal served with soup, salad, and the most delicious dessert this side of the Rocky River. Enjoy Bingo, a cake walk, The Legendary Newlywed Game featuring our version of Monty Hall(we promise he is better looking!), and other fun. It is a great time every year and it gets better and better. All are invited for fun, laughs, and fellowship! Remember make a friend, be a friend, bring a friend to Christ! P.S. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AS WELL AS CAKES FOR THE CAKEWALK! (The administrator of this blog would love to see a sundrop poundcake in the cakewalk.)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Way I Heard The Word: Jesus, Figs, and Us??

This is the beginning of a new section of the blog about the Bible. It is the way I have read the word and what it means to me. Therefore it is titled: The Way I Heard The Word. Feel free to comment or offer some wisdom!

Luke 13:6-9

Good News Translation (GNT)

The Parable of the Unfruitful Fig Tree
6 Then Jesus told them this parable:
         There was once a man who had a fig tree growing in his vineyard. He went looking for figs on it but found none.7 So he said to his gardener,
         Look, for three years I have been coming here looking for figs on this fig tree, and I haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it go on using up the soil?8 But the gardener answered,
         Leave it alone, sir, just one more year; I will dig around it and put in some fertilizer.9 Then if the tree bears figs next year, so much the better; if not, then you can have it cut down.

When I read this I can't help but think of Jesus referring to his church. We are his body, his hands and feet here on Earth to reflect his love. What does Jesus think when He looks at His church? Do we bear the fruit that the Bible tells us to be about? Paul said in Galatians, "But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self control." Or are we at the point that we are using up the soil, or using up too many resources here on Earth for everything but the uplifting of His kingdom? To me I feel like the Holy Spirit intercedes in saying, "Leave it alone, just one more year; I will dig around it and put in some fertilizer." I think about myself during this passage asking myself if I do bear the "figs" Jesus would like me to bear. Am I really all about love, peace, and patience all the time, not to mention all the others. I think it is a good time for us to dig deep and find out where we are. There is no better time than now to take an honest look at the fruit we bear and ask Jesus to help us bear the right "figs" that we are told to bear. I certainly don't want to be in the position of the fig tree not producing and being cut down. In this passage it is mentioned to "dig around and put some in fertilizer." This tells me it starts with prayer asking God to have his spirit help us and nudge us even. We have to dig deep and work hard, consistently to bear the right fruit!


Do you love helping people? Do you enjoy the Outer Banks? Do you want to help hurricane victims? What is the number one drink for girls in the US? If you answered yes, yes, yes, and Diet Coke then this trip is for you! (The Diet Coke part was just for comic relief!!) The youth will be going to Wanchese, NC to help the victims of last year's hurricane. They will be leaving on July 15 and coming back on July 21st. The trip is OPEN TO EVERYONE, not just youth members. We will need at least 1 adult for every 4 youth that attend in order to comply with Safe Sanctuary regulations.  If you can attend it would be much appreciated. We will also need two people to cook meals for the group. The mission team will be staying at a methodist church in Manteo, NC. Please be in prayer about being on this mission team. If you are interested please contact Pastor Bird or let us know on facebook!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Announcements For The Week Of 1/15/2012

Here are the announcements for Pine Bluff UMC:
-Bible Study Tuesday Morning 930AM & Thursday Night 7PM
-Tuesday Night Small Group 7PM
-Wednesday Night 1/18/12 PPRC Meeting at 7PM
-In order to have the Valentine Banquet we need help. Let Kathy, Marlene, Libby, Crystal, or Vickie know if you would be willing to help
-The Third Sunday offering has been brought back this year. This offering helps defray the cost of our treat bags given at Christmas

Welcome To The New Pine Bluff UMC Blog

We want to welcome everybody to the new blog of Pine Bluff United Methodist Church! It is our goal to provide updates of the church life each and every week. Check here for announcements, get togethers, events, small groups, and anything else that may happen in the life of the church. We want to remind everybody to tell your friends about this site as well. You know our motto, "Make A Friend, Be A Friend, Bring A Friend to Christ!" Please remember that the Traditional Worship service is at 9AM every Sunday, with Sunday School following after. If you like a more contemporary service the WIFI service is at 11:10AM. Check back each week for updates!!