The pastor will be away September 2-September 8. Please call the Church Office (804)262-8651 or Anne Durrett (804)405-9713 with any pastoral concerns you may have.
PROFILE FOR REV. DR. STAN HARGRAVES
Stan Hargraves is a clergy member of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church currently serving as the Registrar and United Methodist Advisor at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He is the author of Telling the Story: The Gospel in a Technological Age. He has taught masters level classes in evangelism and the use of technology in ministry as well as led workshops for local churches, denominational events and training seminars for pastors, Christian Educators and leaders in the church. Prior to coming to Union he served 16 years in parish ministry and seven years as the Director of Program Development for The Center for Ministry and Leadership Development at Union Presbyterian Seminary. Stan is certified as a Minister of Christian Education. He is also an adjunct professor at Richard Bland College where he has taught religion courses since 1998. He is a member of the National Association of Church Business Administration, The Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and The Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Stan received his Bachelor’s degree from Emory and Henry College, Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School, and Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary. He and his wife Diane have two adult children.
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!
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
Welcome back to Fall UMW meeting on September 4 at 10:00 a.m. followed by program and lunch! Bring sandwich! Drinks and dessert provided!
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:
Your food pantry is in need of the following items:
- Paper Grocery Bags with handles.
- Plastic Bags
- Canned Goods - Vegetables (except green beans and tomato sauce which we will be supplied by USDA), Fruit and Tuna.
COMMUNITY YARD SALE
Thank you so very much to all our volunteers and staff for the tremendous help all of you gave at our September Community Yard Sale. Once again you were a blessing and helped make it a success!
FREE BASEBALL EQUIPMENT
First-come, first-served basis. 13 baseballs, 2 bat bags, 1 metal bat. Please see Mary Swing after Church.
Ginter Park United Methodist Church
This Week’s Events
Sunday, September 2nd
Nursery 9:30 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. Nursery
Worship Services 9:30 A.M./11 A.M. Social Hall/Sanctuary
Sunday School (children) 9:40 A.M. Education Bldg
Fellowship Time 10:30 A.M. Social Hall
Children’s Church 11:15 A.M. Education Bldg.
Second Cup of Coffee Class 11:00 A.M. Scott-Walford
Christian Missionary Fellowship 2:30-6 P.M. Chapel
Monday, September 3rd
Tuesday, September 4th
UMW 10:00 A.M. Scott-Walford
Wednesday, September 5th
Food Pantry/Clothes Closet 10:00 A.M. – Noon
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.
Our Stewardship last week
Worship Attendance: 83
General Fund Giving: $621 Weekly Budget Need: $4,722
Capital Campaign Fund: $168,264.98
Expenditure: Boiler $108,690 Required: $76,347 for organ repairs
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!
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS
On Sept 9th, during both worship services, we will observe Christian Education Sunday and the Blessing of the Backpacks. This is a chance for prayers to be given to all educators and students as they embark on a new school year.
Ginter Park United Methodist Church
1010 W. Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23227
The Reverend Dr. Dennis Lipke, Pastor