Announcements - Week of August 19, 2018

GPUMC Softball Team

Congratulations to the GPUMC Softball Team for a great season!


The pastor will be away August 25-September 8. Please call the Church Office (804)262-8651 or Anne Durrett (804)405-9713 with any pastoral concerns you may have.



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 a 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. Important New Information: Fishing License Required for all 16 years or older. You may purchase your Fishing License from the website of the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Thanks to Lee Walker for providing reels, fishing poles and worms!


We invite all members and friends of the church to join us on November 27-28 for a fantastic trip as we travel by bus to Lancaster, PA.

Our trip will include stops at the Bird In Hand Farmer’s Market for lunch and shopping in a wonderful market with food and gifts (want to do some Christmas Shopping?).

We will then take a 3 hour tour of Amish Country with a Mennonite guide who will share a lot of very insightful information about the Amish including their culture, history, customs, faith, etc. The tour will include stops at an Amish dairy farm, food shops etc.

We will enjoy a wonderful smorgasbord at the Bird in Hand Family Restaurant and we will go to a spectacular show ‘Jesus,’ at the Sight and Sound Theater and finally a stop at the Kitchen Kettle Village.

The total cost of $220.00 (note the price reduction from previous announcements) includes a ticket to Sight and Sound performance, bus transportation, one dinner, the Amish Tour, and overnight accommodations at a true HILTON hotel including hot breakfast. Costs on your own include two lunches, snacks, and any shopping you might want to do. 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!!!! Please sign up NOW!

G.E.M.S. and Friends will make the long trip to Ginter Park Botanical Gardens for our September meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Plan to leave church at 12:00 noon and take the church van. We plan to eat (on your own) at one of the cafés. Admission is $11.00 and meals at the Garden Café ranges $5.00- 10.00 and in the Tea Garden café prices are about $8.00 – 15.00. Please let Beth or Roy Quist know if you plan to attend (804-266-3164).


Do you have a Kroger Plus card? It’s great for discounts! PLUS, you can use it to raise funds for Ginter Park UMC! Go online, or have someone do it for you, to At the web site, you can register your Kroger card for coupons & free stuff, PLUS you can sign up for “Community Rewards”. After you create your account, click the upper right corner that says “My Account”. On the left margin, select “Community Rewards”. You can follow the directions there to designate Ginter Park United Methodist Church to receive donations with every trip to the register when you go shopping! It’s that easy, and it doesn’t cost you a thing!


Welcome back to Fall UMW meeting on September 4 at 10:00am followed by program and lunch! Sacred Spaces: Encounters With God and Neighbor Through Mission Saturday, September 8, 8:30am-12:30pm, Beulah Road UMC sponsored by Richmond District UMW & Board of Missions. Class Choices: What About Our Money?, The Missionary Conference of the UMC in the US-Red Bird. Oklahoma and Alaska, and Embracing Wholeness. Registration cost $3.00; deadline September Laura Roberts if interested in attending. Looking Ahead: Tuesday, September 11, UMW Hosting Coffee/Cookies and hospitality to residents of Hermitage Home. We would appreciate any cookies you may be able to provide. See Laura Roberts if you can help.

Joys & Concerns

Our prayers are with the family of Jenny Ledford who passed on 8/8/19 (nephew’s aunt to Liz Turner), 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.