Announcements - Week of September 22, 2019

Grace Never Ends

Join us for Worship Service…

September 22, 2019

9:30 A.M. – Side Door Worship
11:00 A.M. – Traditional Worship

Sermon: "A Crooked Manager"
New Testament Scripture: Luke 16:19-31

Concerns

Floyd Davis, Jean Taylor, Cheryl Roberts, Simeon Wait (Dennis and Dale’s great nephew), Joyce Robert’s son Ed Walton, Jim Gray, Ted Hughes (Liz Turner’s great Uncle) with brain cancer, Claude Cheely, Nik, Teddy Sears, Joyce Forcke, Frankie Irons, Shirley Overstreet, Judy Wilkinson, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown, Barbara Jessup, Bishop Lewis, Richard (Ruth Plott’s brother-in-law).

Help provide aid to Bahamas through UMCOR

As Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc on the Bahamas, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) awarded a solidarity grant to Bahamas Methodist Habitat, the Disaster Ministry of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. This grant provides immediate, emergency short-term funding to address the basic human needs of those affected by this catastrophic storm. You can join with UMCOR by donating to our disaster response and recovery funds. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. Give to International Disaster Response and Recovery (Advance # 982450)    Give to United States Disaster Response and Recovery (Advance # 901670)  Please have all checks made out to Ginter Park UMC with UMCOR with the Advance # in the memo section.

CRUCIFER AND ACOLYTES

We have a couple of vacancies in our crucifer and acolyte program for the traditional service. Acolytes are usually children and teens who are tall enough to reach the candles on the altar. Crucifers are usually teens and adults who can carry the processional cross. If you have any interest in participating in this program, please contact Horace Ford or call the church office at 262-8651.

CLOTHES CLOSET

At present our Clothes Closet at Ginter Park UMC is only open for two hours between 10 am and 12 noon on Wednesdays at the same time as the Food Pantry. We have a lot of clothes that should be distributed so we are considering opening for an extra day on a Thursday each week between 10 am and 12 noon. Are you willing to volunteer your services to assist with sorting and distributing clothes on this day? Please let Pastor Dennis or the Church Office staff know if you are willing to help.

FOOD PANTRY

Thank you for your support of our Food Pantry. We are now serving approximately 60 to 70 families each week. The federal/state program, under which we operate, allows us to serve each family only once each month. For the past few months, we have been receiving large deliveries of USDA food. We continue to need paper grocery bags with handles and plastic bags. We also need canned tuna, soap bars and baby/toddler diapers. Donations may be left outside of the Food Pantry door (Burchette Room) on the first floor as you come in from the parking lot. Volunteers are, of course, always welcome. Come and see what we are doing. The Food Pantry and Clothes Closet are open each Wednesday from 10 AM until Noon. The Food Pantry is grateful to Bert Terranova for the donation of a new upright freezer and to Sam Wilkinson for locating a used freezer. These acquisitions greatly expand the amount of frozen USDA food we can accept.

DIRECTION TO THREE LAKES PARK FROM THE CHURCH

Head west on VA-197/W Laburnum Ave toward Seminary Ave. Turn right onto Seminary Ave. Turn right onto Claremont Ave. Turn left onto US-301N/US-1N/Chamberlayne Ave. Turn right onto Azalea Ave. Turn left onto Wilkinson Road. Turn left onto Sausiluta Dr. Arrive at Sausiluta Dr/ Three Lakes Park.

THE PUMPKINS ARE COMING

It’s Pumpkin Patch Time Again!
Delivery Day is October 6th at Noon!

CHURCH PICNIC PLUS, FISHING FUN

SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
4 P.M. – 8 P.M.

Once again we are going to 3 Lakes Park where we were last year. Everyone come join us for fellowship, food, and fun at our Fall Picnic, September 22, 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., located at 3 Lakes Park, Shelter #2, 400 Sausiluta Drive, Henrico, VA, 23227. Directions are in this Sunday’s announcement page.

Enjoy an early Fall cookout supper with our Church providing hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, sodas and water. At a special time during the Picnic we will celebrate our Pastor Lipke’s Birthday!

If your name begins with:

A – M: Please bring a dessert
N – Z: Please bring a side-dish

Volunteers are needed to cook the hamburgers and hot dogs and help with the picnic. Please contact Mary Swing to help and/or information, etc. Rides are available to the Park per request. For your own comfort you may want to bring your own lawn chair.

For our youth and others who like to fish (catch and release), our Shelter #2 is located near the Fishing Pier and Lakeshore. Worms will be provided. Fishing License Required for all 16 years or older. You may purchase your Fishing License from the website of the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.