Announcements - Week of April 15, 2018



Please take a moment to fill out the GPUMC Survey on the website or you can find hard copies in the Narthex or the Church Office.


Come support the Church Softball game this Tuesday, April 17th at 7p.m. and 7:50 p.m. for two games located at Henderson Field #2.

GEMS and Friends

will hold their April meeting on Tuesday, April 17. Our program will be a trip to downtown to eat dinner at Comfort (restaurant). Last month Comfort started donating 100% of their net profits to Feed More which is Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization dedicated to providing our neighbors who face hunger with one of the most basic necessities:  nourishment.  You will enjoy Comfort’s wonderful staff and great food.  Co-owners Michele Jones and Jason Alley will talk about what they are doing and why.  We hope that a representative of Feed More will join us.  Because Comfort only serves dinner, we will meet at the church no later than 4:45 p.m. to head downtown in the church van and a few cars if needed.  Because of seating, please call Roy or Beth Quist (266-3164) by noon on Monday, April 16th to let us know you are planning to attend (VERY helpful to call but not a requirement).  Cost:  $10 in advance to GPUMC for your entrée and transportation.  You pay for your beverage and anything else you may want.


Thank you so much to everyone who has given.  Our Capital Campaign Fund, or 100th Anniversary Fund as it is also known, is continuing because we have undertaken to complete the repair of our church organ. We have already had some work done on the organ console, but still need repairs to the Great Chamber: $23,435; the Choir Chamber: $19,592 and the Swell Chamber: $33,320 for a total of $76,347.  Please continue your support as you contribute to this Fund. Thank you for your amazing generosity thus far.  To date, we have raised $166,690 on our way to $300,000.


Full color picture notecards with envelopes and blank interiors for your personal notes or messages are available.  Each packet of 10 notecards with envelopes tied with a green ribbon will be $10.


UMW will again this year participate in a Candle Burning Ceremony in honor or memory of loved ones and friends. Monies received from this ceremony will go toward worldwide missions.  Deadline for signing up is Sunday, April 29.  See insert if interested in participating.

UMW meeting Tuesday, May 1 at 10:00am followed by Candle Burning Ceremony and lunch.  Bring a sandwich.  Dessert and drinks provided. 
You are invited to participate in a UMW "On the Road Again in Mission" day trip on Friday, May 4, Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church, Alexandria, and The Heartwood Center, a mission of The Rappahannock District. Contact Sarah Lynn Croll if interested.

Looking Ahead:  We will be collecting specific Kits for Conference until June.  Relief kits help provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis.  Specific kits and/or monies requested and needed this year are Hygiene Kits ($12),  School Kits ($11) and Cleaning Kits ($65).  More information forthcoming in newsletter and bulletins.


Please return your Society of St. Andrew collection box so we may count up the donations and send them a check to feed the hungry.