RESPONSES TO THE NOMINATIONS AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE LETTER
Please make sure you return your reply to the Church Office as soon as possible.
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. If you plan to attend or need further information contact Beth or Roy Quist, 804-266-3461 or the Church Office (804)262-8651.
PASTOR’S DISCRETIONARY 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
Saturday, September 22 - District UMW Annual Meeting at Lakeside UMC. Contact Laura Roberts if interested in attending. Breakfast 9am followed by program at 10:15am in sanctuary. Ginter Park UMW hosting with Lakeside and Brookland UM Churches.
Sunday, September 23 - Annual Chickahominy Pow Wow, 1-4pm. Bus leaves Bon Air UMC at 11:30am to journey to Lakeside UMC and then heads to Charles City for the Pow Wow. We will head home by 3:00pm. You do not have to be a UMW member to attend/use the bus. If interested in riding the bus, contact Laura Roberts.
September 27-28 - Richmond District On The Road Again in Mission to the Eastern Shore.
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.
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!
OPERATION CLEAN-UP RICHMOND
will be volunteering at Ginter Park UMC to assist in cleaning up around the church. Church members are asked to join in this project on Saturday, September 29th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Joys & Concerns
Our prayers are with the family of Liz Turner on the passing of her Uncle Larry Duncan, Flo Martin, Joyce Roberts, 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, Rev. Natalia Shulgina.
Baptism of Beckett Andrew Gibson, September 9, 2018
The Rev. Dr. Dennis Lipke, Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Natalia Shulgina, Pastoral Care
Jerry Field, Organist/Choir Director
Anne Durrett, DCE/Admin Asst
Bonnie Evans, Sexton
Liz Turner, Nursery Worker
Dale Lipke, Nursery Worker/Admin Asst
Don Turner, Van Driver
Visit us at our website: www.ginterparkumc.org