Announcements - Week of July 22, 2018

Jesus teaches the disciples

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.

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.

HELP NEEDED WITH CANNED GOODS AND GROCERY BAGS

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. Therefore, we are requesting donations of canned vegetables such as green peas and beans. We are also in need of paper grocery bags with handles. We recently ran low and had to purchase these bags at a cost of 15.64 cents per bag. Please save your grocery bags and ask your friends and neighbors to do the same. We can also use plastic bags; however, the paper bags with handles are a necessity. You can leave them on the table outside of the food pantry (Burchette Room) as you come in from the parking lot. Thank you for supporting your food pantry.

Joys & Concerns

Our prayers are with Joyce Roberts, 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.

GEMS

On August 1 we will go to the Riverside Dinner Theater to enjoy a nice meal and the show ‘A Chorus Line.’ Cost for the trip is $60.00.  Since it is almost August 1, we need reservations almost immediately if we have not heard from you as of yet. We also need a check made payable to the church for $60.00 with your reservation. On November 27-28 we will travel by bus to Lancaster, PA. Our trip will include stops at the Bird In Hand Market for lunch and shopping. We will take a 2-3 hour tour of Amish Country with a Mennonite guide who will share a lot of very insightful information about the Amish including their history, customs, faith, etc.

The tour will include stops at some Amish farms, food shops etc. We will enjoy a wonderful smorgasbord at the Bird In Hand Family Restaurant. We will go to a spectacular show ‘Jesus,’ at the Sight and Sound Theater and a stop at the Kettle Kitchen Village. The total cost of $245.00 includes bus transportation, one dinner, the Amish Tour, and overnight accommodations at Best Western Motel. Costs on your own include two lunches, snacks, and shopping. We need reservations ASAP and the trip will be filled on a first come first served basis before we open it to other area churches. We are asking for A $100.00 deposit made out to the church with your reservations. This will be an exciting trip!!!!