Pansy Sale to benefit Shalom Farms Auxiliary. $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).
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
The UMW would like to invite you to join us in collecting school supplies for United Methodist Family Services (Charter School) until our November meeting. Thank you for any donations you may be able to provide. A collection box is located underneath the table next to the office.
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
Tai Chi meets in the Social Hall every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.. The old-timers and any new-comers are welcome!
WE'RE FINALLY AT THAT TIME OF YEAR! PUMPKINS ARRIVE TODAY!! Expected arrival of the Big Pumpkin Truck is 5pm. We need everyone, your neighbors, friends and relatives, to come help unload the truck! Pizza will keep you from feeling too peckish!
THERE ARE STILL A FEW SALES SHIFTS OPEN to anyone who would like to spend 2 hours in the fresh air. We're looking for people who can sit and take money from people! Any 2 hours during October is appreciated. NO LIFTING REQUIRED! Contact Liz at 356-7203 for everything you need to know, or come by the patch to see the Volunteer Calendar to add your name to an open slot!
OCTOBER 20TH: 11am to 4:30pm, PUMPKIN DAZE FESTIVAL! Bake sale, bounce house, pumpkin decorating, games! The Richmond Fire Department will also be on hand so you can learn all things fire prevention, from 1pm to 3pm! (October is Fire Prevention Month!) Helpers needed. Bring your kids, grandkids, and all of you who are kids at heart!
OCTOBER 20TH, 7PM: DRUM CIRCLE CHILI NIGHT! Come for the music, leave with a face sticky with s'mores! The neighbors join us and it's a great night of music, singing, fellowship, food & fire!
The cluster Charge Conference will meet today at Westover Hills United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m.
Joys & Concerns
Frankie Irons, Shirley Overstreet, Joyce Roberts, Michelle Ludlow (client of Mary Liz Kehoe), Judy Wilkinson, Jane Whitlow, Ed Walton (Joyce Roberts’ son), Cindy White, 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