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.
There will be no Church van available for pick up on Sunday, September 2, 2018.
PASTOR’S DISCRECTIONARY FUND DONATION
Thank you so much to all who gave to the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund to assist with the cost of repairing our refugee Zahra Hussein Ali’s car. The cost was $676.10 and we have received $250 towards this expense. Without an operating vehicle, Zahra is unable to get to work and therefore has no income. Thank you!
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. We will then take a 3 hour back road 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 $245.00 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, any shopping you might want to do and gratuity for the bus driver. 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.
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).
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
Welcome back to Fall UMW meeting on September 4 at 10:00 A.M. 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?" or "Embracing Wholeness." Registration cost $3.00; deadline September 1...contact 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.
Our next Yard Sale is September 1, 2018 from 8 A.M. to 1 P.M. Selling spots are only $10 each! Vendors, please call 262-8651. 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).
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 www.kroger.com. 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!
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.