Announcements - Week of February 24, 2019

Following Christ


Your Food Pantry and Clothes Closet continues to serve those in need in our community. During the first two Wednesdays in February, we served over 70 family units each week. You can help these ministries in several ways.

Paper Grocery Bags with handles – We can always use paper bags with handles. If you will bring your grocery bags to church (and collect them from friends and neighbors), it will help us to meet our needs without having to purchase them at a cost of 15-1/2 cents each./p>

Food – We appreciate your donations of nonperishable food items; however, please make sure the expiration dates are current. We especially need peanut butter, tuna and other canned vegetables.

Winter Clothes – Our Clothes Closet could use some winter clothes for women, men and children so please consider donating some of your gently used coats and other winter clothing to our Clothes Closet.

Please leave all donations outside of the Food Pantry Room on the first floor of the Educational Building. Thank you for your support of these mission opportunities.

Bon Secours Care-A-Van – This van provides medical services to people without health insurance. It is located at our church on the first and second Monday of each month. Volunteers are needed to help clients get to the right location within our building. If you can serve a couple of hours on one or both Mondays, please notify the church office.

Thank you for your support of these mission opportunities.


  • Tuesday, March 5, 10:00am meeting followed by program on "Prayer and Self-Denial." Bring sandwich. Dessert and drink provided.
  • Tuesday, April 2, 10:00am meeting followed by program TBA. Bring sandwich. Dessert and drink provided. Afterwards, we will stuff eggs for Ginter Park Easter Egg Hunt.
  • Saturday, April 6. District Prayer Breakfast, Shady Grove UMC, Mechanicsville. Registration 8:30am. Breakfast and Worship 9:00-11:00am.


The Confirmation Class is currently learning about United Methodist Heritage. Please pray for them on their journey!


On Wednesday, March 6th, we will observe Ash Wednesday with a 6:00 p.m. dinner: Soup will be provided, however, we ask that you bring a couple of sandwiches to share followed by a 7:00 p.m. Worship Service. The service will be held in the Sanctuary following the 6:00 p.m. dinner. Child care will be provided.

Joys & Concerns

Liz Turner’s mother, Grace Lee Tolley, who suffered a mini stroke, Barbara “Shirly” Gleston (Liz Turner’s great Aunt) for heart issues, flu and pneumonia, Ted Hughes (Liz Turner’s great Uncle) with brain cancer, Claude Cheely, Harriet Cogle, Nik, Teddy Sears, Joyce Forcke, Frankie Irons, Shirley Overstreet, Judy Wilkinson, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown, those living in Alaska still dealing with aftershocks from an earthquake.