Announcements for Sunday, April 2, 2023!
In-Person Worship begins at 9:30am (Contemporary Service) and 11am (Traditional Service)
Keep up to date with what is happening in our UMC district by accessing their website at https://threenotchd.org
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE
For Sunday, April 2, 2023 will be available on Sunday at Ginter Park United Methodist’s Facebook page and on the YouTube channel.
This week's sermon is "Palm Leaves & The Cross"
JOIN US FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR FLOWERS FOR THE CROSS OUTSIDE THE SANCTUARY EASTER SUNDAY!
April 6th at 12:00 p.m. there will be a Special Maundy Thursday Worship Service in the Sanctuary.
EASTER MORNING AT HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY SUNRISE SERVICE
Pastor MiRhang and several UM clergies will lead a Community Easter Sunrise Service at Hollywood Cemetery at 6:30 a.m..
Join us on this special morning on the hillside overlooking the James River, while the sun rises over the city skyline, with the sounds of bagpipes!
EASTER SPECIAL BREAKFAST
Breakfast for a King will begin at 9 a.m. in the Social Hall with pastries, breakfast casserole, coffee and many other treats!
EASTER EGG HUNT
All the children are invited to participate in a special Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 10 a.m. in the Courtyard.
April 9, 2023
Join us on this special holy day at either 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service and/or the Traditional Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. Please bring flowers to place on our living cross located outside the main Sanctuary.
Adelaide Simpson (Dennis Winstons wife), Mary Liz Kehoe (surgery on 4/5) and the Kehoe family, Jean Taylor and the family of Warren Taylor, Charllot Perry (Ruth Plott's Mother), Callie Robinson, Prayers for the Scott Family, on the passing of their mother, Michael Rew, Frankie Irons, Marylin Miles, Ruth Blevins, Betty Ford, Carolyse Walters, Julie Duke, Cindy Jones & Robert Jones, Daisy Sanders, Beverly Samford, Cora Matthews, Anne E., Bill Fulcrod, Shirley Overstreet, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Barbara Jessup, School Shooting Victims in TN, Mississippi (tornado), Turkey, Syria, & Ecuador (earthquakes), Ukraine, our Afghan evacuees, for people who love and care for people with COVID
JOIN US FOR Breakfast at 9
In the Social Hall! Everyone is Welcome! April 9th (Easter): Breakfast for a King!, May 14th: Eggs “Bennie, fresh fruit, June 18th: Crispy Potatoes & Sausages.
The Office of Loans and Scholarships (GBHEM) will be awarding over 2,000 students a total of $4 million in financial assistance for 2023! These future leaders range from first year freshmen to doctorate level students across the denomination. Students who are members of The United Methodist Church may apply for a Fall 2023 GBHEM scholarship online by March 30 at www.gbhem.org/scholarshipapplication.
UMCOR SYRIA AND TURKEY RELIEF:
Please join UMCOR in prayer for the many people affected by these devastating earthquakes, including the rescue crews seeking survivors and those caring for the injured and displaced. Support relief and recovery efforts for this and other international disasters by donating to Advance # 982450. Please put “SYRIA/TURKEY” on your check or envelope when making offerings. Further information can be found at https://umcmission.org/news-statements/umcor-response-to-earthquakes-in-turkey-and-syria/
Our church maintains an extensive clothes closet which is often made available on Wednesday mornings to clients of our food pantry. The clothes closet is managed by our church sexton, Bonnie Evans. A volunteer is needed who can be available on most Tuesday mornings between 9 and 11 to work with Bonnie to help sort and label the various articles of clothing. If you can help with this, please contact Bonnie or the Church Office.
AFGHAN REFUGEES IN NEED:
Our Afghan refugees will be moving to a different location at the end of this month. Any monetary donations will be greatly appreciated.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUPPORT UKRAINE
Our prayers are constant and urgent for the Ukrainian people. Many of you have asked about the ways to help the people of Ukraine and to support our United Methodist witness in Ukraine. Bishop Khegay in Eurasia said that the best way to provide financial support is to contribute through the Global Ministries Advance for Eurasia and designate your gift for Ukrainian Assistance. Following is a link to the Eurasia Advance information: https://advance.umcmission.org/p-191-eurasia-in-mission-together-russia-and-belarus.aspx. Please put “Ukrainian Assistance” on your check or envelope when you make offerings. We will send the fund to Eurasia Advance. As of June 30, $1575 has been sent to the conference for Ukraine.
MEET WITH MISSIONARIES IN CAMBODIA (Zoom):
When: Thursday, April 6 at 7 PM
- Join us as we explore the transforming work of United Methodist missionaries serving around the world.
- You will have the opportunity to meet in a small group to hear a presentation from a single missionary during the call. Find out more about these missionaries below, or at www.umcmission.org
- Richard Navarro serves as Minister for Congregational Development with Overseas Filipino Workers in Taiwan (POC). Andrew Lee serves as Asia Mission Initiative Coordinator with the Methodist Mission in Cambodia. Patrick Booth serves as Co-Director with Project ARK in Cambodia.
- Helen de Leon Camarce serves as the Treasurer for Cambodia and SE Asia Missions with the Methodist Mission in Cambodia. Rachel Therieh serves as Activity Coordinator with Susanna Wesley House in Cambodia. United Methodist Missionaries are #stillinmission and we hope that you'll join us to learn more!
- Registration is limited. Registration: https://gbgm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvduuppz4jHNWuVuYx7zdbZgYOJ-Dptzme
FOOD PANTRY REPORT:
Thanks to all who contributed soup on Souper Bowl Sunday and to those who contributed teddy bears on Teddy Bear Sunday. These will be of great help to our food pantry and will brighten the lives of our food pantry clients. We serve an average of 160 households (450 individuals) each week. Please continue to remember this ministry and contribute paper bags with handles, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, canned vegetables, tuna and cereal. As always, volunteers are welcome.
ADDRESS UPDATES NEEDED:
We are trying to update our contact information to make certain we can get things like the newsletter and giving statements to each of you. Please take a moment to make sure we have up to date email and snail mail addresses.
A Church member is in need of a double or full bed. If you can help please see Rev. Baek.
One or two people needed to sort through our donations of clothing on Tuesday from 9a.m. - 11a.m. Please give the Church Office a call if you are available to help.
Looking for content to listen to as you drive home, work out, or cook dinner? The Connectional Ministries office has several podcasts including the Audio Advocate that shares news and ministries. Listen on "The VAUMC Connection" now on Apple, Spotify or the conference website.
WE NEED YOUR TENNIS SHOES!
Please bring your gently worn sneakers to donate to church for our fundraiser to help build a shelter for the Pumpkin Patch. Sneakers can be placed in the bin underneath the table outside the Church Office.
NEW ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:
Following the 9:30 Contemporary Service in the Social Hall everyone is invited for a 2nd Cup of Coffee and a study entitled “Your Congregation as a School of Love” with Brian McLaren.