Announcements - December 19, 2021

Announcements for this Sunday, December 19, 2021! 

ADVENT 4

In-Person Combined Worship on Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

 

The office will be closed December 27th - December 31st

ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE

for Sunday, December 19, 2021 will be available on Sunday at Ginter Park United Methodist’s Facebook page and on the YouTube channel

PRAYER CONCERNS

John Scarpa, Carolyse Walters, Floyd Davis, Roy & Beth Quist, Julie Duke, Ed Walton, Rev. Wendy Rhodhamel (friend of Roy Quist), Wilber Newland (St. Marys, Roy and Beth’s neighbor), Richard Fournier, Barbara Ford, Cindy Jones, Louise Wood, Robert Jones, Judy Watkins (back surgery), Daisy Sanders, Judy Bennett, Victoria Kinney, Dev Renn, Jean Taylor, Beverly Samford, Cora Matthews, Anne E., Horace and Barbara Ford’s daughter-in-law/Jennifer’s father, Bill Fulcrod, Frankie Irons, Shirley Overstreet, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown, Barbara Jessup

GPUMC COVID-19 RESPONSE

As COVID-19 cases surge due to the Delta variant, Ginter Park United Methodist Church is now requiring everyone over two years of age whether fully vaccinated or not to wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose in the church building. Disposable masks will be available to anyone that needs one. We will continue to do what is necessary to protect everyone’s health. Thank you for your cooperation!

FOOD PANTRY:

Your food pantry served an average of 144 households (432 individuals) each week during November. As always, volunteers are welcome. Paper grocery bags with handles are needed as are donations of canned fruit and vegetables and dry cereal.

NEEDED:

Crew length warm socks, gloves and stocking caps for both men and women. The Dollar Tree has great ones in stock right now. Please drop off your donations to the Church Office.

ADVENT DEVOTIONALS:

There are devotionals available which 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. They are available in the narthex and on the table by the door at the front of the Sanctuary leading to the Parlor.

DECEMBER 19:

The waiting is almost over! Christmas is nearly here! In a few days, we will gather here at church again for Christmas Eve. We will light the Christ candle, and we will sing hymns of joy to celebrate the birth of our Savior. I challenge you, between now and Christmas Eve, to reflect on the time and love and care that has gone into gifts that are now beneath your tree and gifts that you will exchange over the coming days. How great a love is that? Remember that our love for one another is only a dim reflection of God’s abundant love for us! This week, put a little something for Society of St. Andrew for every hug you give or receive.

URGENT NEED:

The Food Pantry urgently needs paper bags with handles. Please drop them off outside the Food Pantry door.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

The Food Pantry needs additional volunteers to input client data from a a list of names, addresses, etc. into a database on Wednesday mornings. This volunteer would work in the Choir Room and would not need to be in direct contact with clients. An hour or two of time between 10 a.m. and Noon would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Horace Ford at 804-387-6021 or horaceford2@gmail.com if interested.

CHILDREN’S NATIVITY:

All children are invited to participate in the Christmas Eve Live Nativity during the 5 p.m. worship service. Please contact Anne Durrett if you are interested in joining in the fun!

GOOD NEWS!

Our church hosted a very successful two hour COVID vaccination clinic on Wednesday, November 24. Over 40 shots were administered by employees of the Virginia Department of Health. They also conducted many COVID tests during that time. We were pleased to be able to be a partner in helping to combat the COVID virus.