Announcements - Week of May 6, 2018

Love One Another



Today we are happy to welcome Lauren Charles Lindsey, Jr. as a member of Ginter Park United Methodist Church


Lectors for the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service.  Please sign-up on the board outside the Church Office.


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 8:40 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Henderson Field 1, against Westhampton Baptist.


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.


Sunday, May 20th following the 11 a.m. worship service in the Scott-Walford Room.


UMW will be collecting specific Kits for Conference until June 5.  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.  See bulletin insert.   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 checks.  June 2nd and 3rd - UMW Day at Ferrum College. (More information to be announced.)  Our June UMW meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 5, with entertainment and luncheon.  Contact Laura Roberts if interested in joining us.  Looking Ahead:  Conference Mission Encounter 2018, July 27-29, Smith Mountain Lake,. 4-H Center.  Deadline registration July 15.   If unable to attend the 3-day event, there will be a Richmond District mini-mission encounter on September 8th.  More information forthcoming in bulletins/newsletter.  Saturday, August 18th, District UMW Trip to Shalom Farms.


Many thanks to the UMW and friends for their contributions of $303.05 for this year’s candle burning ceremony.  Proceeds will go to General Board of Global Missions for Worldwide Disaster Relief


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.

Joys & Concerns

Congratulations to the Douthat family on the purchase of a new home.  Prayers for:  Debbie Klosterman (wife of Jerry Field) following hip surgery, the family and friends of Emily Dabney who passed away on 4/20/2018, Michelle Ludlow (client of Mary Liz Kehoe), Judy Wilkinson, Jane Whitlow, Heather James (Kidney Transplant), Lauren James (Kidney Donor), Ed Walton (Joyce Roberts’ son), Cindy White, Ron Davis, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown.