Announcements - Week of July 14, 2019

Good Samaritan

Joys

What a wonderful Vacation Bible School we had. Many thanks to all those who volunteered and for the children who participated! GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME!

Concerns

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

 

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.

FREE QIGONG CLASS

Come and learn this ancient simple qigong practice the 6 healing sounds which are very effective in promoting good sleep and cooling the body down. Are you having problems in getting a good night’s sleep? Is the summer heat bothering you? These simple sounds with movement and breath practiced daily has been found to be very beneficial.

Instructor: Lili Just Simons Healing Tao instructor in Qigong, Tai Chi and mediation with over 30 years of experience. This is a one time class offered on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Social Hall and is free to any GPUMC members.