Announcements for Sunday, August 27, 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, August 27, 2023 will be available on Sunday at Ginter Park United Methodist’s Facebook page and on the YouTube channel. This week's sermon is "Your Spiritual Worship"
CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR HORACE FORD
Horace was admitted to Memorial Regional Medical Center on Monday evening with septic shock caused by a bile duct blockage. On Tuesday he underwent a procedure to correct the blockage and drain the poison from his system. He is in recovery (ICU) and has been told he will probably stay in the hospital for another week. He is currently doing a bit better. We will update you as we know. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Horace Ford, Tammy Ford, the family of Thelma O'Quinn (Dorothy O’Quinn’s mother-in-law), the victims of the Maui wildfires, the Kehoe family, Shirley Overstreet, Family of Adelaide Simpson (Dennis Winstons’ wife), Harry James Jonas, Beverly Samford, Julie Duke, Suzie Clarke, Louise Wood, Zoe Doughty, Kate Bradford, Joyce Forcke, Charlott Perry (Ruth Plott's Mother), Michael Rew, Frankie Irons, Marylin Miles, Carolyse Walters, Cindy Jones & Robert Jones, Daisy Sanders, Cora Matthews, Anne E., Bill & Linda Fulcrod, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Barbara Jessup, Turkey, Syria, & Ecuador (earthquakes), Ukraine, our Afghan evacuees, all victims of gun violence
Sunday Breakfast at 9a.m. will begin again on September 24! Join us in the social hall for our grand kick-off breakfast! ALL ARE WELCOME!
MAUI FIRE RELIEF
UMCOR is coordinating with the California-Pacific Annual Conference to provide a solidarity grant for emergency supplies.
While our best response at this time is prayer and giving, United Methodists in Hawaii are at work caring for their communities, even in their own grief, separation, and great loss.
Gifts can be made to UMCOR through any United Methodist church or at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/901670/
WHAT’S YOUR PASSION?
At the All Church Meeting last Sunday we discussed how everyone can get involved by discovering their passion and how it can help our Church grow. Our current need is for someone to help with a Visitation team composed of Marlene Otto (who will cook treats) and Anne Durrett (who will provide a handmade ceramic plate to put the treats on). We now need someone to deliver these treats to visitors within 48 hours of their visit. We also are in need of someone to work with Ginter Park Elementary School in assisting them with any needs they may have with the new school year coming. Please contact the Church Office if you are interested in helping with these ministries.
WRITE TO SHIRLEY
Shirley Overstreet recently fell and broke her leg. Her memory is deteriorating these days, and she cannot read sermons or long letters. However, she takes pleasure in opening cards sent by people. Pam is kindly requesting our church members to send cards to her as she undergoes recovery at a new facility, where she is experiencing feelings of loneliness.
Our Lady of Hope
13700 Gayton Road
Room 212, Shirley Overstreet
Richmond, VA 23233
SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE
Ginter Park Elementary School (renamed, Frances W. McClenney) needs the following school supplies.
- Snacks and goodies to fit in the teachers' mugs (16oz).
- Crayons Crayola 12 or 24 pack count
- Color Pencils
- Colored Pocket folders
- Cleaning Wipes
Collection boxes will be outside the Church Office, in the Narthex and outside the Social Hall.
PUMPKIN PATCH IS COMING!
*There are 41 days until the pumpkins arrive! Delivery day is Sept. 30. Please bring yourself, friends, relatives to help unload. 1 free pumpkin to all volunteers plus lunch!
*Volunteer sign up calendar is posted in the stairwell between the office and downstairs. Please pitch in a couple hours and take a shift or two. Tuesday and Thursdays need the most volunteer help!
CHILDREN’S BOOKS NEEDED:
Please donate any appropriate children’s books to our Food Pantry. They are available to our clients during the summer months and we are running critically low. Donations can be left outside the food pantry.
FOOD PANTRY REPORT
The food pantry always needs additional volunteers to work from 9:30 until noon on Wednesdays. Especially needed are volunteers who can enter clients’ personal data into a laptop computer. The number of clients served each week during averages around 180 households or 480 individuals. Please remember this ministry and contribute paper bags with handles, canned fruit, canned vegetables, tuna, cereal, peanut butter, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce and books for children. There are receptacles located in front of the office, in the Narthex and downstairs outside the Social Hall for non-perishable food items.
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/
AFGHAN REFUGEES IN NEED:
Our Afghan refugees have moved and any monetary donations will be greatly appreciated.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUPPORT UKRAINE
Our prayers are constant and urgent for the Ukrainian people. The best way to provide financial support is to contribute through the Global Ministries Advance for Eurasia and designate your gift for Ukrainian Assistance. Please put “Ukrainian Assistance” on your check or envelope when you make offerings. So far we have donated $1,575! Let’s keep it up!
HANDYMAN WORK NEEDED?
Thomas Taylor is looking for any Handyman work in the area. Please contact him at (804) 304-7233.
DID YOU KNOW THAT....
If you shop at Kroger and you sign up through a digital account and mark Ginter Park United Methodist Church as your non profit organization we will receive a percentage of your total bill. Every little bit counts!
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 get our first check the first week of July!
Our goal is 500 pairs, and we have turned in our first 100 over 2 separate shipments. The next check should be here in August! Keep digging around for those sneakers! Tell all your friends!