Annual and Upcoming Events
The purpose of our events at Pines Brook is to demonstrate our belief that we exist as a church community by the grace of God and for the glory
Annual and Upcoming Events
The purpose of our events at Pines Brook is to demonstrate our belief that we exist as a church community by the grace of God and for the glory of Christ.
Our events serve to deepen our love for Christ; strengthen our connection with the Church through creative fellowships and to open our doors and hearts to those, who are living life outside of the blessing of knowing Christ as their Lord and Savior.
For information on our upcoming events, look for an announcement on our Facebook page or call the church office. We would love to see you there!
Here are some of our annual events and activities that have become a happy and blessed tradition of PBBC.
Men’s Adventure (February)
The Men’s Adventure is a Friday-Saturday event and is sponsored by the Northeast Fellowship of Independent Baptist Churches of which we are a part. Several hundred men gather together from within our fellowship of churches to be uplifted and encouraged in Christ through key note preachers and workshops, prayer, sport activities and great food and refreshment.
PBBC Spring Clean Up (April)
Spring Clean Up here at PBBC is a time when all the church is invited to meet together and practice good stewardship of our facilities and property. The trustees organize the work for our buildings inside and out and our landscape. From 8am to Noon we enjoy working alongside each other, cultivating meaningful relationships as fellow members in the Body of Christ. Coffee break at 10am with donuts and fresh fruit is always a motivating treat.
Ladies Luncheon (May)
The Ladies Luncheon is sponsored by our Women’s Missionary Fellowship. Each year in early May, all ladies and girls and their invited guests join together for Christian fellowship, friendship and encouragement in Christ. After a lovely buffet lunch, a Guest Speaker will share a message of challenge and hope to bless each life from God’s Word.
Graduation Dinner (Summer)
As a faithful church, we recognize that children are a heritage from the LORD and that they are fearfully and wonderfully made by God (Psalm 127:3; 139:14). At Pines Brook, it is our desire to come along side each family and their graduate to celebrate their life and achievement before God. We do this at a designated church dinner following a Sunday morning worship service. Special recognition is given with a Scriptural challenge to the graduate from the Pastor.
Vacation Bible School (June/July)
VBS is a long-standing ministry tradition of PBBC. Our one-week Bible School Day Camp, runs Monday through Friday and daily from 9:30 am to Noon. Our goal is to present and display the saving gospel of Jesus Christ to as many youths as possible, through Scripture, crafts, Bible Story, song-time, free-time and refreshments. We are pleased to utilize all of our facilities, property and able volunteers to make it a safe and great week for God’s glory and your children! Friday night is our Closing Program where parents, family and guests are invited to watch and listen to all that the kids have learned and experienced through the week. The evening concludes outside under our Big Tent for refreshments and on the lawn with plenty of room to run, relax and renew old acquaintances.
Community Picnic (July)
Our Community Picnic takes place on the last Sunday in July from 1pm to 3pm. All friends, family, neighbors and acquaintances are invited to enjoy a grilled picnic lunch with traditional yard games that the whole family can enjoy. Water balloon toss, egg toss, water sponge relay and tug-o war bring out the best in any of us. And of course, for those who prefer not to get in the fray of the games…we always need a fan club cheering us on. So truly there’s a place for everyone! As a faithful church who believes in a personal relationship with God, it is our desire to love God with all our heart and to love our neighbor as ourselves. The Community Picnic is another means by which we can better know our neighbors and extend to them the love of Christ in practical ways.
Renew Women’s Conference (September)
Renew is a conference ministry of the Northeast Fellowship of Independent Baptist Churches, of which our church is a part. The guiding Scripture for Renew is Romans 12:2, And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. For Christian women, the Friday-Saturday conference is a “great time to reconnect with other women who are pursuing God and to dive into the Book of books, the Bible – together.”
Sunday School Hay Ride (September)
The Sunday School Hay Ride is everything you’d expect for pure fun on a sunny Autumn morning. Complete with vintage tractor, wagon and bales of hay, this hay ride is a thrill for children, parents and grandparents alike. We load up at the church, travel to a scenic overlook, unload for a devotional from God’s Word and then enjoy hotdogs and sweets, all the while taking in the picturesque foothills of Delaware County. Finally, it’s “All Aboard” as we travel back to the church, singing a “thousand” gospel choruses along the way!
Harvest Dinner (October)
Seedtime and harvest are creational blessings from God and the prophet Isaiah speaks of the joy of harvest (Isaiah 9:3). Even after the flood, God promised that, While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest…shall not cease. Genesis 8:22. The Harvest Dinner is an opportunity for the church to celebrate God’s bounty in our physical and spiritual lives. We give thanks to the LORD for his blessings in our earthly life and for giving us New Life in Christ. Turkey and traditional Thanksgiving trimmings make up a grand buffet for our church family and guests to enjoy together. Believing that God is present in our church, the true Founder of our feast and is our faithful Chief Shepherd, we acknowledge His Word with a message from Scripture.
Ladies Christmas Party (December)
Early in December, the Women’s Missionary Fellowship sponsors the Ladies Christmas Party for all women, “older and younger” to enjoy a special night out together. The Christmas Joy of knowing Christ and of being loved by God are celebrated through fellowship, holiday refreshments, special music and a Bible message from a guest speaker.
Christmas Caroling (December)
A time-honored gospel tradition here on the Brook, our Christmas Caroling event is a Friday night well spent in expressing God’s joy and mercy through caroling, visitation and fellowship. Arriving at the designated starting point, our caravan of cars travels to various homes of members and those we care about to sing a variety of select carols followed by a rousing “We wish you a merry Christmas”! At the end of our journey, we congregate at a member’s home or the church Fellowship Hall to be warmed by hot cider, good company, great food and a Christmas devotional from our Pastor.
Sunday School Christmas Program (December)
The Sunday School Christmas Program is a time when children and adults join together on Sunday morning to present in word, drama and song, the Glories of Christmas and the Wonders of the Incarnation, when God’s eternal Son, Jesus
Christ, became a man, in order to become the Savior of the world! At the conclusion of the program, and seemingly in a mysterious way, “little brown bags of Christmas candy suddenly appear” and are handed out to all in the congregation!
If you are interested in learning more about our activities or desire to attend one of our up-coming events, please contact the Church Office. We’d love to hear from you!