Announcements - Week of June 24, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Pentecost

CRUCIFER AND ACOYLTES NEEDED

We are in need of additional crucifers and acolytes for the 11 AM Sunday service. A crucifer may be a teen or adult who is capable of carrying the processional cross. An acolyte can be a child or teen who is tall enough to light the candles on the altar. If you know of someone who may be interested in serving in either capacity, please contact the church office or Horace Ford. We will arrange a brief training session for any new crucifer or acolyte.

G.E.M.S. AND FRIENDS

This month (note the date change) we will meet today, 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 at 6:30 p.m.. 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 and we now have 40 tickets available. Please remember to also request pick up if you do not want to drive at night. 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

The Ginter Park UMW would like to thank all of you who participated in donating 11 Heath Kits, 14 School Kits, 91 individual kit items and $51.00 cash was sent to June Virginia Conference along with many cancelled stamps. Up until the June Conference this year, $700 had already been sent to UMCOR from the collection of cancelled stamps. July 27-29 - VA Conference Mission Encounter - 4H Camp at Smith Mountain Lake. Registration by 7/15: vaumc.org/mission encounter. (If unable to this 3-day event, there will be a mini-mission encounter 9/8 (TBA).

EATING SMART, BEING ACTIVE 6 SESSION PROGRAM

Wednesday’s from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. This program will help you plan meals, what foods are good to eat and help you make healthier living decisions. Contact Whitney Trent (804)786-4150 for more information.

7th ANNUAL ADULT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Come explore the Gospel of Mark and its timeless relevance with Willie Herbert, Alane Herbert, and Mary Swing as they lead our class, June 24-28, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. in the Scott-Walford Room at Church. Everyone should be home before dark. Enjoy: Exploration/Education, Christian Fellowship, Refreshments, Crafts and Christian Ministry. Please contact Alane or Willie Herbert (804)798-4811 or Mary Swing at 262-8651 for registration, more information, questions, or rides.

A NOTE FROM NATALIA

Thank you and the church so much for all your caring thoughts. I have made it safely to Russia, had only one food poisoning (already under control, I brought enough meds with me), and am getting ready to start the course tomorrow morning. It will be 4 sessions a day, a lecture and practicum in each one, with short breaks in between. My Russian is beginning to come back, so I hope God can use me with a bit less difficulty than before. I am so very grateful for your prayers and encouragement.

JOYS & CONCERNS

Our condolences to the friends and family of Frank DuPriest who passed away on June 18, 2018. Our prayers are with 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.

Our long time church member, dear friend and artist, John Franklin DuPriest (Frank), passed away on Monday, June 18th, 2018. Frank’s funeral will take place at Ginter Park UMC, 1010 W. Laburnum Ave., Richmond VA 23227 on Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 11 a.m. with an earlier time of visiting with the family available between 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will take place in Crewe, VA at a later time.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN

June 24-28 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for ages kids from 4 to 15 years old. At Shipwrecked, kids discover that Jesus rescues them! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the Sail Away Sendoff that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 8:00 p.m. Kids at Shipwrecked VBS will join a mission effort to provide seeds for families in Haiti to grow food. For more information, call (804)262-8651.