Announcements - Week of May 27, 2018

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G.E.M.S. AND FRIENDS

Next month (note the date change) we will meet on Sunday, June 24. After a light, free supper at the church at 4:00 p.m. and a brief meeting, we will take the Church van to the Altria Theater for the Richmond Pops performance. A few people may have to take their cars depending on how many attend. Since we may not return to the Church until after dark, we will pick up any persons who do not drive at night for the supper and concert and return them home!  This is a free evening but reservations are needed for the concert.  G.E.M.S. and Friends welcomes all persons who might be interested in joining us for any or our programs.  Please call Roy or Beth Quest (266-3164) or the Church office (262-8651) for reservations or questions.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

UMW will be collecting specific Kits for Conference until June 5.  Flyers and 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.  Our June UMW meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 5, with entertainment and luncheon. Contact Laura Roberts if interested in joining us.

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.

NEEDED

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

VISIT OF OUR MISSIONARY, CLARA BISWAS

Clara Biswas, the missionary we support in Cambodia, will be visiting Ginter Park UMC on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 as part of her report-back visit to the USA. We are planning on an afternoon meeting in the Social Hall that will probably include sandwiches for lunch.  Please reserve this time and date on your calendar to hear our missionary tell of her work among the children in Cambodia.

YOUTH FISHING TRIP

All youth are invited to attend the Buckroe Fishing Pier Trip on June 9th from 9a.m. – 4p.m. Please call the Church Office for more information.

COMMUNITY YARD SALE

Saturday, June 2nd from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Come, sell, buy and support GPUMC!  Contact Mary Swing for more information.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FUND

To date we have raised $167, 324.98 for our Capital Campaign.  We have spent $108,690 on replacing the boiler leaving $58,634.98 for organ repairs. Please continue your support as we need $76,347 to complete the organ renovations.  Also, we want to build a ramp outside the Side Door for an estimated $15,000. Thanks for your generosity.

JOYS AND CONCERNS

Our condolences to the friends and family of Claire Barrett who passed away on 4/18/18. Our prayers are with Frank Dupriest, 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, Michelle Stoll.