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.
Pansy Sale to benefit United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond’s Shalom Farms. $20/flat (32 plants), $10/16 plants, $5/8 plants, $2.50/4 plants. Deadline for your order is Sunday, October 14th. Contact person: Sarah Lynn Croll (804-456-0593) or the Church Office (804-262-8651).
NOMINATIONS AND LEADERSHIP
Please respond as soon as possible if you have received a Nominations and Leadership Development request letter for 2019 by returning the tear-off slip.
A retired gentleman well known to our congregation is seeking to rent a room in the Richmond area. If you are interested or know of such an opportunity, please call the Church Office at 262-8651.
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
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's supply of paper grocery bags with handles is extremely low. This past week were had to purchase a supply of 250 bags at a cost of 15-1/2 cents each. Our allotment of USDA canned goods has decreased over the past couple of months so are having to purchase canned goods as well. You can help us conserve our limited funds by bringing your paper grocery bags with handles to the church and ask your friends and neighbors to save theirs’ for you. We can also use plastic bags and canned goods (except green beans and tomato sauce – the only canned good for which we are adequately stocked). Donations may be left outside of the food pantry (Burchette Room) door on the first floor as you come in from the parking lot. We are currently serving approximately 60 needy families per week from our food pantry and clothes closet.
TAI CHI FOR SENIORS
After a long summer break, our weekly exercise program will resume on Thursday, September 27, at 10:30am, in the Social Hall. The old-timers and any new-comers are welcome!
G.E.M.S. and Friends
Will make the long trip to Ginter Park Botanical Gardens for our September meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25th. 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.
Joys & Concerns
Our prayers are with the family of Liz Turner on the passing of her Uncle Larry Duncan, Frankie Irons, Shirley Overstreet, 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.
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
Phone: (804) 262-8651
Visit us at our website: www.ginterparkumc.org