Gingerbread House Competition Our Gingerbread house competition will be held on Sunday, December 15th. Decorating of the houses will be from 4:30 – 5:45 pm. Judging will be held 5:45 – 6:00 pm. Food and fellowship to follow at 6 pm. Ladies are asked to help provide dessert items.

Christmas Eve Service Join us for our Christmas Eve service on Tuesday, December 24th, at 11 pm.

Choir Practice On Tuesday The Choir will meet for practice on Tuesday evening at 7 pm.

Jesus, thank You for the way You left Your Father to be born in humble circumstances. May I never take for granted Your presence in my life.

From “Our Daily Bread”

Church Christmas Party There will be a Church wide Christmas Party on Monday, December 9th, beginning at 6 pm in the Family Legacy center. The CWF will provide a ham and everyone is asked to bring a covered dish. There will be door prizes. Everyone is invited to join us for a night of food, fun and fellowship.

Christmas Shut-Ins Packages We are collecting items for Christmas for our Shut ins. We have 12 shut-ins to provide for. We are looking for items such as hand lotion, chapstick, candy, tissues, etc. There is a box located in the Bowers center to collect donated items. We will be putting these gift bags together on Sunday, December 8th.

Wednesday Night Services Cancelled For Now Wednesday night services have been cancelled until further notice.

Advent Wreath If you or your family would like to participate in the lighting of the Advent wreath, please let Stephanie Morrison or Jennie Adams know. Dates are: December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd or the 11 pm Christmas Eve service.

Decorate The Church For Christmas! We will be decorating the Church for Christmas on Sunday, December 8th, starting at 5:30 pm.

Breakfast Volunteers Needed Reminder that we are still looking for volunteers to help with breakfast each 1st Sunday of the month. If you are willing to help, please let Bill or Patricia Bacon know.

Family Breakfast Reminder that we have started Sunday morning breakfast back on the first Sunday of each month. If you would like to volunteer to take a Sunday, please see Bill or Patricia Bacon.

Pennies For The Youth Drive Our Pennies for the Youth jars are located at the back of the Church. Your loose change donations will be put into our Youth Group fund to help support activities for our youth.

Blanket Drive The blankets that the youth group collected during our Blanket Drive have been donated to the Bryan County Senior Citizen center. Thank you to all who donated!

10 AM Service Options Reminder that our 10 am service has two options. Sunday School classes are available for adults, birth to school age children, elementary school age children and middle and high school age children, all of which meet in the Bowers Center. And there is a Praise and Worship group, which meets in the Family Legacy Center.

Cancer Support Group The Cancer Support Group will meet the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Bowers Center.

Building Fund Sundays Reminder that the first Sunday of each month is Building Fund Sunday.

Wednesday Night Youth Group We would like to invite all kids 11 and under to join our youth group that meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm in the Bowers Center.

Please Turn Off The Lights Just a reminder: when locking up the old and new social halls, please remember to turn off all the lights. Thank you!

Building Fund Sunday Reminder that the first Sunday of each month is BUILDING FUND SUNDAY! You can find Building Fund envelopes at the back of the church.

Pictures From The 2016 Biker Sunday The 2016 Biker Sunday was a great success! In case you were not able to attend, here are some pictures from the event. Click on any thumbnail to see the full size picture, or you can view a slideshow of the pictures.

Pork Steak Dinner Fundraiser This year’s pork steak dinner fundraiser was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who participated. Here are a couple of pictures of the dinner provided by Stephanie Morrison. Click on any thumbnail to see the full size picture, or you can view a slideshow of the pictures.

Collage #1. Collage #2.

New! Church Hymn Index A new page was added to the web site this week: a Church Hymn Index. This page shows the hymns that the Pembroke Christian Church has sung since the fall of 2009, as listed in the Church bulletins. Links are provided to the church bulletin for the date each hymn was sung.

You can find this page by looking for the “HYMN INDEX” link under the picture of the Church at the top of this page.

The page will be updated weekly. We hope you enjoy it!

Check The Box All Deacons and Elders are asked to check mailboxes in Bowers Center weekly for important paperwork.

Board of Directors Meeting To Change Nights The Board of Director’s meeting has been moved to the 3rd Thursday of the month, starting in September.

QR Barcode For Church Facebook Site

Pembroke Christian Church on Facebook Find Pembroke Christian Church on Facebook! Kim Morrison has set up a Facebook account for us to post upcoming events. Go to Facebook and search for "Pembroke Christian Church", or use your phone to scan this QR barcode.

The Facebook account has been set up for several years now. Please “friend” us!

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Etna Byrd! Mr. Ernie passed along these pictures of Mrs. Etna Byrd’s 89th birthday party. Happy Birthday, Mrs. Byrd! Click on any thumbnail to see the full size picture, or you can view a slideshow of the pictures.

Mrs. Byrd opens a present. Birthday party guests. A happy Mrs. Byrd.

Joseph Hite Memorial

James “Jim” Hite Passes Away The Pembroke Christian Church lost another familiar face this week when James "Jim" Hite passed away at age 79. Mr. Hite and his family attended the Church for several years. He worked for the Pembroke Telephone Company and was the football coach at Bryan County High School. His funeral will be held on Sunday, September 8th, at 3:00 pm in Millen, Georgia at the Millen Baptist Church.

The Church has a cross dedicated to Mr. Hite’s father, Joseph Hite, just above the glass doors at the entrance of the sanctuary, as shown in this picture.

Crowe Takes Third Place In Faster Pastor Race Congratulations to Mark Crowe, who represented the Pembroke Christian Church in the Faster Pastor Race at Oglethorpe Sepeedway on August 2nd. Mark came in third place! Great job, Mark!

Mark Crowe

Biker Sunday 2013 Pictures Here are some pictures from the Biker Sunday service. Click on any thumbnail to see the full size picture, or you can view a slideshow of the pictures.

Bikes outside the church Bikes outside the church Bikes outside the church Bikes outside the church Bikes outside the church Bikes outside the church Church guests Church guests Church guests Church service Church service Lunch Lunch

Letter from the Floyd Family THANK YOU! To everyone who sent food, flowers and helped in any way during the death of Mr. Colen. It meant a lot to us. Bob and Debbie Floyd and Family.

Pembroke Christian Church website Renewed The URL has been renewed for two more years. This URL will take you to the same web site as the address.

From late October of 2009 through May 18th of 2012, the Church web site has had 2007 visits from 1010 different visitors. These visitors have come from forty-six states, the District of Columbia, and forty-one other countries, including the U.K., Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, and Russia. Four thousand, seven hundred and ninety-two pages have been viewed.

Former Pastor Joe Shryock Moves To Missouri Joe and Susan Shryock’s new address is

  • 151 Hwy. H H Willow Springs
  • MO 65793

and the phone number is 417-469-0540.

Susan’s email address is

Church parsonage burns On Saturday night on April 9th, 2011, the Church parsonage caught fire and burned. In a bizarre coincidence, I had just found the following news article a few hours earlier that day while researching the Church history in the newspaper archives at the University of Georgia in preparation for the upcoming web site relaunch at the end of the month. This article, from the October 29, 1964 issue of the old Pembroke Journal newspaper, described the dedication ceremony that was held for the parsonage at its opening.

Parsonage Dedication

Pembroke Christian Church website is active! You can now visit the Church web site by going to This URL will take you to the same web site as the older address. Both addresses will remain active.

From late October of 2009 through May 16th of 2010, the Church web site has had 452 visits from 132 different visitors. These visitors have come from twenty-six states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and England. One thousand, one hundred and forty-two pages have been viewed.