Announcements - Week of July 1, 2018

Sixth Sunday Pentecost

VISIT OF CLARA BISWAS

Please come and hear our missionary in Cambodia, Clara Biswas, as she talks about her work in a program here at Ginter Park UMC in the Social Hall at 12 noon on Tuesday, July 3rd. Pizza and drinks will be provided. All are welcome!

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.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

July 27-29 - VA Conference Mission Encounter - 4H Camp at Smith Mountain Lake.  Registration by July 15: vaumc.org/mission encounter.  (If unable to this 3-day event, there will be a mini-mission encounter September 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.

GEMS

July 17 at 12:00 p.m. in the Scott Walford Room, Rev. Joseph Frazier will be joining us for lunch and sharing information about his Stepping Stones Career Training School.  We will begin with lunch followed by Rev. Frazier’s presentation and a brief meeting.

THANK YOU

Many thanks to everyone who helped make Vacation Bible School for both the children and the adult classes a success! It was a great week to be SHIPWRECKED together!

YARD SALE

Come participate in our July 7th and/or September 1st Yard Sales. Selling spots are only $10 each! Vendors, please call 262-8651. I hope to have a Farmer’s Market here soon. We look forward to seeing you there. Come out and support GPUMC! Tell your friends, neighbors, and everyone you meet. Now’s a good time to clear your attic and garage! Nothing to sell? Come and buy! Please spread the word. If you can help with this, please contact Mary Swing at the Church (262-8651).

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.