Announcements - Week of August 11, 2019

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Jim Gray, Theresa Henderson, Brenda Duncan, Ted Hughes (Liz Turner’s great Uncle), 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, The Shon Family, Barbara Jessup, Bishop Lewis, Richard (Ruth Plott’s brother-in-law).

CHURCH PICNIC PLUS, FISHING FUN, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

Once again we are going to 3 Lakes Park where we were last year. Everyone come join us for fellowship, food, and fun at our Fall Picnic, September 22, 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., located at 3 Lakes Park, Shelter #2, 400 Sausiluta Drive, Henrico, VA, 23227. Maps available. More information to follow in upcoming bulletins.

MONDAY OFFICE CLOSURE

The office will be closed on Monday, August 5 and Monday, August 12 as part of our summer program.

UPRIGHT FREEZER NEEDED

The Food Pantry is in need of an additional upright freezer. Please see Horace Ford for more information.

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

August 15th, we will meet for lunch and our program will be a reading of poetry by Mary Swing. On Saturday, August 17th, GEMS will be taking a trip to Hopewell to Andrew Lipke’s Free Concert at First United Methodist Church Hopewell. There will be a dessert/ice cream social following the concert. The van will be leaving the church at 4 P.M. and returning at 8:00 P.M. If you would like to go please let the Church Office know. 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

Thank you for your support of our food pantry. We are now serving approximately 50 to 60 families each week and the program, under which we operate, allows us to serve each family only once each month. For the past couple of months, we have been receiving large deliveries of USDA food. We continue to need paper grocery bags with handles and plastic bags. We also need soap bars and baby/toddler diapers. 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-Noon. Volunteers needed: We need help with client registration. If you can help, please contact Horace Ford.

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.

KID’S TACO TUESDAY

August 20th at 5p.m. – 6:30 p.m, All kids are invited to attend Kid’s Taco Tuesday where we will prepare and eat tacos together at Ginter Park United Methodist Church. All kids are asked to bring a drink to share. Please sign up with Grace Durrett if you plan on attending.

CHURCH COUNCIL/FINANCE MEETING

Date changed from August 14 to August 21 with Finance Meeting at 6:30 P.M. followed by the Church Council Meeting at 7:00 P.M. in the Scott Walford Room.

ZAHRA’S CAR

Thank you for all those who have contributed to the Pastor's Discretionary Fund to help finance Zahra's car. The car cost $3,000. We have received $2,274 thus far. Praise the Lord! We still need $726 to fully reimburse the Fund for what we paid for the car. Please make out checks to "Ginter Park UMC" and mark it "Zahra's Car" in the Memo section. God bless you for your generosity and for helping a stranger in need.

CHURCH CLEAN UP

Help is needed cleaning the Church grounds on Saturday, August 24th starting at 8 A.M. Please bring your gloves, clippers and a hat.