Announcements - Week of May 19, 2019

New Commandment

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).


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).


June 2nd there will be one worship service at 11:00 a.m. The Confirmation Class will be Confirmed followed by a Churchwide luncheon of BBQ. Please bring a side dish to share. The luncheon will begin following the 11 a.m. Worship Service.


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.


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 you joining us.


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 online with check/credit card at


Thank you for your support of our food pantry.  We are now serving approximately 70 families each week and the program, under which we operate, allows us to serve each family only once each month.  We recently received a large delivery of USDA food as well as a donation of grocery bags from Kroger.  We continue to need paper grocery bags with handles and plastic bags.  We also need canned tuna and soap.   Donations may be left outside of the food pantry door (Burchette Room) on the first floor as you come in from the parking lot.  We are open each Wednesday from 10 AM until Noon.  If you have a laptop and some basic computer skills, we would like to train you as an intake volunteer.  You would not need to volunteer every week; however, it is helpful to have a list of volunteers available, especially during the Summer.  We also welcome other volunteers to help greet.