Announcements - March 5, 2023
Announcements for Sunday, March 5, 2023!
In-Person Worship begins at 9:30am (Contemporary Service) and 11am (Traditional Service)
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE
For Sunday, March 5, 2023 will be available on Sunday at Ginter Park United Methodist’s Facebook page and on the YouTube channel.
This week's sermon is "From Above"
Callie Robinson, Charllot Perry (Ruth Plott’s Mother), Grace Horvath, Prayers for the Scott Family, on the passing of their mother, Isabelle Brown, the Kehoe family, Michael Rew, Frankie Irons, Marylin Miles, Ruth Blevins, Betty Ford, 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, Turkey & Syria, 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! March 26th: Lenten Juice Bar, 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.
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 150 households (440 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.
NEW ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:
Beginning on February 5th 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.
There is a sign up sheet available in the office if you would like to participate. We also would like to know if you would prefer to meet via Zoom or in person and if you would like us to prepurchase a copy of the book.
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.