Announcements - Week of April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday

Joys & Concerns

Barbara Bennardo, needs a liver transplant, Xander Perkinson, Barbara “Shirly” Gelston (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, JaneWhitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown.


A heartfelt “Thank You” for all who helped make our April GPUMC Community Yard Sale a big success!

CARITAS Director Needed

Ginter Park UMC needs a volunteer to be our local Director/Leader to take charge of overseeing details for our CARITAS hosting week for about 32 females currently scheduled from February 1st to 8th, 2020. We have people willing to assist in many ways with some of the tasks but for us to continue this mission, we require one person to take the lead. If you are interested in being this person, please contact Pastor Dennis. Any questions you might have may also be directed to him. If we are unable to secure a volunteer Director/Leader for CARITAS next year, we will need to cancel our proposed hosting week.


The group is planning a trip to the Washington National Cathedral on May 29th for a tour. Following the tour we will head up the tower where we will enjoy a wonderful view overlooking Washington and we will also be served Tea and other goodies while in the tower. This will be a really great day! Then in June, we will meet on Sunday evening for a light dinner followed by a trip to hear the Richmond Pops which everyone enjoyed last year. That will be on June 23rd. Everyone is invited to join us in any of these events. It is helpful if you call to let us know you are coming but if you forget to call please join us anyway. For the May and June events you must call since they are ticketed events. Please call the Church Office at (804)262-8651 or Beth and Roy at (804)266-3164. We look forward to your joining us.


Tuesday, May 7, 10am meeting followed by program. Bring sandwich. Dessert and drink provided.
Thursday, May 9, On The Road Again in Mission Express to Portsmouth. Cost $70 includes transportation, lunch and dinner and our UMW spirit! Arrive 10:45am, Hands-on projects. Leave 3:15pm. Contact Sara Lynn Croll if interested in participating.


Your food pantry's supply of paper grocery bags with handles is extremely low. Most Kroger stores are not using paper bags with handles at this time. Hopefully, this is a temporary situation. Lidl stores, however, are selling paper bags with handles at 7 cents each. If you shop at Lidl, please consider buying extra bags and donating them to the food pantry. Should we need to purchase these bags from a restaurant supplier, the cost is 15-1/2 cents each. We can also use canned goods such as corn, tuna and peanut butter. 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. Your support is greatly appreciated.


On Sunday, April 21 we will have our Egg Hunt during the Sunday School hour. Several special activities will take place on Easter Sunday.

Society of St. Andrew Lenten Devotion

As you read and pray through this week’s devotions in Seasons of Joys and Gladness, think about loss upon loss, in Joy in the Midst of Sorrow. Repeated loss, one after another, could be a breaking point- unless a support group forms around you! You, yourself, are a part of a support group, with your gifts to the Society of St. Andrew. You are supporting our hungry neighbors, children and adults, who suffer hunger day after day! Remember those for whom hunger is not yet conquered, but still a daily reality. Your gifts to the Society of St. Andrew will help fight the battle with hunger.