Announcements - Week of July 7, 2019

Vacation Bible School

Joys

Liz Turner’s sister and Pine Grove UMC have returned safely from their mission trip to Honduras where they helped build/repair an orphanage. Mary Swing would like to thank everyone on the well wishes as we celebrated her birthday last Sunday during the reception. It really touched her heart.

Concerns

Jim Gray, Theresa Henderson, Brenda Duncan, Jim & Ted Hughes (Liz Turner’s great Uncles), 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).

Our Attendance & Stewardship

Worship Attendance:  104
General Fund Giving: $2,268.74 | Weekly Budget Need: $4,722.00
Crucifer: Lee Walker | Acolytes: Jacob & Jonas Fleming

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL STARTS TONIGHT

All children and adults are invited to VBS tonight through Thursday, July 11th from 6:15 – 8:15 P.M. Please see Grace Durrett or Mary Swing if you are interested in attending.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

LECTORS NEEDED

Please sign up on the calendar outside the church office to be a lector during the 11 a.m. worship service! Everything is provided for you and we would love to see new faces reading the scriptures.

GEMS

  • July 18th, Rev. Joe Frazier will join us to give an update on the Stepping Stones school which is going well.
  • August 15th, we will meet for lunch and our program will be a reading of poetry by Mary Swing.
  • On September 19th, Patti Dean from Life Net Health will speak with us about organ donation. This is a very important subject for everyone.

Please spread the word and bring your friends. Everyone is invited to join us for any of our programs. It is helpful to have an idea of how many plan to attend so we have enough food. You can make a reservation by calling Beth or Roy Quist at (804)266-3164 or the Church Office at (804)262-8651.

FOOD PANTRY

Our food pantry needs your help. We need volunteers to help greet our clients or to be trained to register guests on a laptop computer. Please contact the church office, Horace Ford, Sam Wilkinson or Joyce Roberts if you can help with any of these needs. As always, we also need paper grocery bags with handles and plastic bags. Please leave these outside of the food pantry door (Burchette Room) on the first floor as you come in from the parking lot. Thank you for your support of our food pantry.

YOUTH SLEEPOVER

All youth grades 6 – 12 are invited to a sleepover at the Durrett household (per the kids request) on July 20th at 5 p.m. All youth are asked to bring a drink and snack to share and pizza will be provided for dinner. Youth are also asked to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. On Sunday morning, the group will leave together and attend the morning worship at GPUMC. Please sign up with Grace Durrett if you are interested in attending.

DO YOU NEED A RIDE TO CHURCH?

We are now providing ride assistance for both worship services.  Please contact the church office for more information (804) 262-8651.

 

GPUMC NEWSLETTER

Copies of the July/August Newsletter can be found outside the church office should you need a hard copy. You can view it electronically by going to https://www.ginterparkumc.org/monthly-calendar.

CHURCH OUTING

On Friday, July 12th all members are invited to attend JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Reveille UMC. We will leave our Church parking lot promptly at 6:15 p.m. Call the office if you would like to attend. It is a free event however we have only secured 15 tickets. The Church van will be available if necessary.