Announcements - Week of May 26, 2019

Memorial Day Thank You Flag

Prayers and Concerns

Barbara Bennardo needs a liver and kidney 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)

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 Law School), Peter Crane (Roanoke College), Jana Kurze (Pre K). A reception will be held outside the pastor’s office between services.

COMBINED WORSHIP

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.

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

GEMS and friends will travel this Wednesday, May 29 to Washington National Cathedral. Meet at the Church at 10:15 A.M. for a 10:30 A.M. departure. Bring a lunch to eat in the van on the trip into D.C. We will have a traditional English Tea with light refreshments. Tea sandwiches, scones, sweets, etc. Please bring a check made payable to Ginter Park UMC for $30.00. You might also want to bring a snack for the trip home as we will travel home at the height of rush hour.

Upcoming Events: June 23-Richmond Pops (Sunday), July 18-Rev. Joe Frazier will share updates on the active Stepping Stones School, August 5-Lunch and fellowship, Sept. 19.

UMW NEWS

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

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. 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.

CHURCH YARD SALE

Come out and support our Church! On Saturday, June 1, from 8 A.M. – 1 P.M., we are hosting our Community Yard Sale in our parking lot (NO RAIN DATES). Volunteers are needed, so please consider joining us to help make it another successful season. Vendors please call 262-8651. Only $10 to rent each “Selling Spot” to sell your items. Help is needed before, during, and after our Community Yard Sale. Please contact Mary Swing at the church (262-8651).

CONFIRMATION OUTING

At Anne & Brian’s house, June 1 from 1 P.M. – 6 P.M.