Announcements - Week of April 29, 2018

Grapes on the vine

MESSAGES INVITED ON PICTURE IN MEMORY OF BOB WOMER

This Sunday will be the last opportunity for you to write a message on the picture that will be given to Bob's family in his memory from Ginter Park UMC. Please come to the church parlor and use the pen provided for that purpose.

GPUMC SURVEY

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

GPUMC PRODIGAL SOFTBALL TEAM

Come support the Church Softball game this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. & 7:50 p.m. Henderson Field 1, against St. Paul’s.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FUND

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.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

Today is the last day to sign up for the UMW Candle Burning Ceremony in honor or memory of loved ones and friends.   Monies received from this ceremony will go toward worldwide missions.   See insert if interested in participating.  UMW meeting Tuesday, May 1 at 10:00am followed  by the 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($12) Kits,   School($11) Kits and Cleaning($65) Kits.  A collection box is located underneath the table outside the office for completed kits.  If you wish to contribute monies for kits, make checks payable to Ginter Park UMW and note "Kits" on check.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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 dlipke@ginterparkumc.org or by mail to the address below. The closing date for receiving resumes is May 15th, 2018.