Announcements - Week of July 15, 2018

Gospel of Mark

HAPPY 101st BIRTHDAY TO US - GINTER PARK UMC!

July 15, 1917, Sunday – God founded our Church at a meeting at the Walford Home.
July 29, 1917, Sunday – We had our 1st Sunday School Class and Worship Service at Ginter Park School with 25 Charter members.

GEMS

Tuesday, 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.

CHURCH COUNCIL & FINANCE MEETING

The next meeting for Finance & Church Council will be today in the Social Hall following the 11 a.m. service.

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 attend this 3-day event, there will be a mini-mission encounter September 8 (TBA). United Methodist Women:
Richmond District UMW 1/2 day trip to Shalom Farms on Saturday morning, August 18.  Bus schedule (TBA).  Bring bag lunch; drink and dessert provided.

CHURCH PICNIC

Once again we are going to 3 Lakes Park where we were last year.  Everyone come join us for fellowship, food, and fun at our Summer Picnic on Sunday, August 19, at 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., located at 3 Lakes Park, Shelter #2, 400 Sausiluta Drive, Henrico, VA, 23227. Maps available. Enjoy a Summer cookout supper with our church providing hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, sodas and water.

If your name begins with:
A -M Please bring a dessert
N-Z Please bring a side-dish

Volunteers needed to cook the hamburgers and hot dogs and help with the picnic.  Please contact Mary Swing to help and/or information, etc. Rides are available to the Park per request. For your own comfort you may want to bring your own lawn chair. For our youth and others who like to fish (catch and release), our Shelter #2 is located near the Fishing Pier and Lakeshore. Worms will be provided.

HELP NEEDED

Due to a reduction in the allocation of USDA food for this month, our food pantry will not receive any canned goods from FeedMore in July. While our inventory is good at present, we anticipate running short on some items by the end of the month. Therefore, we are requesting donations of canned vegetables such as green beans, green peas and beans. In addition, we always need paper grocery bags with handles and plastic bags.  Our food pantry typically serves approximately 400 family units each month. Thank you for your support.

JOYS AND CONCERNS

Our prayers are with Uncle Larry Duncan, and his wife, Aunt Brenda (Family to Liz Turner), Michelle Ludlow (client of Mary Liz Kehoe), Judy Wilkinson, Jane Whitlow, Ed Walton (Joyce Roberts’ son), Cindy White, Ron Davis, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown, Michelle Stoll.