Announcements - December 18, 2022
Announcements for Sunday, December 18, 2022!
In-Person Worship begins at 9:30am (Contemporary Service) and 11am (Traditional Service)
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE
For Sunday, December 18, 2022 will be available on Sunday at Ginter Park United Methodist’s Facebook page and on the YouTube channel.
This week's sermon is "LOVE"
CHRISTMAS EVE at 5:00 p.m. in the Social Hall for a festive Christmas Eve Service!
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE, December 25th will be online (no in-person service) and can be found on Facebook or YouTube.
NEW YEAR’S DAY, there will be one Worship Service January 1, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Isabelle Brown, Clarence Woodson (son of Callie Robinson), the family and friends of David Desormeaux (father of Marlene Otto), the Kehoe family (Conway, Mary Liz, Mary, and Christy), families who lost their loved ones from the recent mass shootings, Michael Rew, Frankie Irons, Helena and Daniel Burns, Marylin Miles, Ruth Blevins, Betty Ford, Ukraine, our Afghan evacuees, Carolyse Walters, Julie Duke, Cindy Jones, Robert Jones, Daisy Sanders, Jean Taylor, Beverly Samford, Cora Matthews, Anne E., Bill Fulcrod, Shirley Overstreet, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Barbara Jessup, for people who love and care for people with COVID
December 19th: Christmas Caroling, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Chamberlayne and Laburnum. Following Christmas caroling we will go to the lights show at Richmond International Raceway. Hand warmers will be provided.
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.
FOOD PANTRY REPORT:
We serve on average 155 households per week (440 individuals). We continue to need donations of soft toothbrushes, canned fruit, vegetables and tuna. We also need plastic bags and paper bags with handles. Volunteers are always welcome.
There are devotionals available that are supplied at no cost by the Society of Saint Andrew. These are wonderful devotionals provided to guide our personal time with God during Advent.
Your Church Council will be finalizing our budget for 2023 in the coming weeks. Please remember to submit your pledge card so we have more accurate numbers to work with. Thank you!
ALL CHILDREN ARE INVITED:
All children are invited to participate in the Christmas Eve Service skit. Please see Anne Durrett if you are interested!
ANIMAL ANGEL TREE:
A Christmas Tree is located in the Social Hall and a box is located outside the office for a collection of animal food to be distributed during the Food Pantry.
Will meet this week, December 12th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
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.