Announcements - Week of April 22, 2018

Sunday Worship April 22


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


Come support the Church Softball game this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Henderson Field 2, against St. Michael’s & 7:50 p.m., Henderson Field 2, against St. Michael’s.


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.  $103,840 was spent on the furnace replacement and heating control system leaving $62,850 for the organ.  In addition we would like to put in a ramp outside the Side Door, which will cost $15,000.  Other major projects are also being planned.


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, to 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.


Ginter Park United Methodist Church in Northside Richmond is seeking to hire a part-time Children's Program Director to work up to 15 hours per week. Some of the main responsibilities will be: Working with children to provide regular, exciting and vibrant programs, reaching out to the neighborhood and beyond to attract new children, Teaching Sunday School and assisting the Christian Educator with Vacation Bible School, and Recruiting, equipping and inspiring volunteers. We are looking for someone who loves children with a Christian passion. The age range of children will be mainly elementary and middle school. Please submit resumes electronically to: Rev. Dr. Dennis C. Lipke at or by mail to the address below. The closing date for receiving resumes is May 15th, 2018.