Hey New Piney Grove!
First, I would like to praise God and give thanks to those who have been attending inside worship services. However, let us remember that we are still in a pandemic, and we must continue to be aware that some cannot be vaccinated for health reasons within our membership. So, please continue to wear your mask and observe proper social distance practices for their protection and yours.
I also want to thank those of you who have responded to our request concerning vaccination status. This will assist us in making any future decisions as we continue to deal with the virus. We will continue to emphasize the importance of every member getting vaccinated, but flu season is also among us. Ann & I have had our flu shots and plan to get our booster shots next month. We encourage you to do the same.
At the end of this report you will find resources to get vaccinated.
I want to address a subject that often arises during this time of year. It concerns the church's position on Halloween. New Piney Grove does not celebrate nor participate in any form of celebration of anything associated with Halloween. The origin of the date is rooted in a celebration of the dead. However, it has evolved into a time for devil worshippers to celebrate it as Satan’s high holy day.
We celebrate life and not death. So, we don’t see a need to have any alternate activities to pacify our children. We just need to stand firm on the truth. I have taught several lessons, using biblical and historical evidence to support this decision. However, if anyone would like more information, let me know.
Finally, Ann & I would like to express our appreciation to the leadership and members of New Piney Grove. Twenty-nine years ago, we were allowed to serve God’s people on Straight Street. God has blessed us in so many ways through all of you. Thank you so much.
If you or any church member you know who has received their COVID-19 vaccination shots, please call the church so that we can update our list.
WD3 will continue the study of the books of the Bible, next Saturday, October 23, at 10:00 AM
– Pastor Dave Wicoxson
Sowing HIS Seeds, While It Is Day
Georgia Health Department Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line:
Monday – Friday / 8 AM – 8 PM ET
Saturday – Sunday / 8 AM – 5 PM ET
Find a COVID-19 vaccine near you:
Mercer Medicine has an FDA-approved testing lab to provide COVID-19 tests with rapid results within 48 hours. Call 478-301-4111 to schedule a telehealth visit to determine if you should take a test. Register here
Free Covid Testing and Vaccine Centers at Le Piada Plaza,4295 Interstate Drive, offers FREE COVID PCR Testing, Free COVID-19 Vaccine (Moderna / Pfizer) Low-Cost 15-min Rapid Antigen Testing Available, Drive-Up or Walk-Up. Register here.
Middle Georgia Labs is offering several different COVID-19 tests that are available within 24 hours. No appointment is needed and the lab accepts all insurance with no-out-of-pocket expense. Register here.