Announcements - Week of May 12, 2019

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CARITAS

Thanks to Charlie Lindsey for volunteering 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. If you are interested in assisting, please contact Charlie through the Church Office. Any questions you might have may also be directed to him.

GEMS

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.

UMW NEWS

Saturday, June 1, UMW Day at Ferrum College--Living the Vision. $17 covers program and lunch. Registration by May 15. Contact Sarah Lynn Croll if interested.

Tuesday, June 4, 10am meeting followed by Candle Burning Ceremony at 11:00am. (Complete Candle Burning form by Sunday June 2...see bulletin insert or pick up form from table outside church office.) We will be ordering box lunches for our Tuesday, June 4, meeting. See Laura Roberts if interested in joining us for lunch and our last UMW gathering. UMW collecting kits and monies for June conference. Deadline Tuesday, June 4. See bulletin insert for specific types of kits(monies) or pick up form from table outside church office. Box underneath table outside office for completed kits. Checks payable to Ginter Park UMW and note "kits" in memo line. If you have been collecting cancelled stamps, place in receptacle next to UMW bulletin board by June 4. These will be delivered to June conference.

Friday, June 21, UMW breakfast at Annual Conference. Register on line with check/credit card at www.elseverywhere.com/406158.

FOOD PANTRY NEEDS

Your food pantry's supply of paper grocery bags with handles is extremely low. Kroger and Trader Joe stores are now providing paper bags with handles. Also, Lidl stores are selling paper bags with handles at 7 cents each. If you or your neighbors shop at any of these stores, please donate 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 over 60 needy families per week from our food pantry and clothes closet. Your support is greatly appreciated.

GRADUATES

Please inform the church office of any graduates within our church family. We will celebrate all graduates on Sunday, June 9th during both worship services. We currently have Ella Kinney (Cumberland County High School), Kevin Ford (J. Sergeant Reynolds College), Matthew Wilkinson (Vanderbilt University).

A SPECIAL THANK YOU

For the financial gift from the estate of Lillian Mapp.

Joys & Concerns

Jim Gray, Delores Patroske, Barbara Bennardo, needs a liver and kidney and liver transplant, 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, Mary’s brother Bill, recovering from shoulder replacement surgery, Gregory Shone, Barbara Jessup, Bishop Lewis, Richard (Ruth Plott’s brother in law).