This Week’s Pictures – May 29, 2020

Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church
Week in Pictures


Haw River rushing after the rains – photo by Lynne Hoerter


Sunnier days at the Old Well – photo by Jim Harllee


Hope Weber’s cat Bailey knows her favorite church.


Elizabeth Poirier’s cat Martin has a front row seat for Sunday’s worship.


Ginny, Sadie, Asa and Sam watch Joelle share the Time with Young Disciples.


Screenshot of the Zoom Fellowship Meet-up this past Sunday.  Please join us this Sunday – we’d love to see you!


Dear Friends,


Looking at Lynne Hoerter’s powerful picture of the Haw River, does anyone else find themselves humming “Rain, rain go away, come back another day?” Thanks to Jim Harlee’s beautiful picture of the Old Well, I’m reminded sunnier days are still ahead. (Sharing another slice of my life – I graduated from UNC in 1980!)


This week I heard from several people about how they miss seeing their Pines’ friends and family. Many miss worship in the beautiful sanctuary and others miss the opportunities for fellowship like the yummy Second Sunday lunches in the Hall for All.  I miss seeing Joelle and Andrew, our awesome office volunteers, hearing the sweet sounds from the little ones in Parents’ Morning Out and chatting with folks who stop to visit on the way to a meeting or class.  I remind myself (often) to have patience for  sunnier days are still ahead!


Until everyone can gather together again in one sanctuary, one fellowship hall, please know your staff and church leaders continue to work hard to provide meaningful worship services and explore new ways to make available book studies, meetings and fellowship meet-ups whenever possible.  This Sunday at 11:30 a.m. there will be a second Zoom Fellowship Meet-Up hosted by Keith Glidewell.  If you’d like to join in a little virtual sunshine please click here to register for the meet-up.  If you have any questions please email Keith by clicking here.


Andrew continues to encourage everyone to share videos of you and/or your family passing the peace to use in online worship services. If you’d like to help with worship services – read scripture, sing, play an instrument – please let Andrew know.  He welcomes all suggestions, ideas or offers to help.  You may email him by clicking here.


If you have pictures you’d like to share, please send them to me at


May you be safe, may you feel loved, may you feel peace, may the sun shine gently upon your face …namaste.


Monster hugs,


Nana (office manager)