Announcements for Sunday, November 20, 2022!
In-Person Worship begins at 9:30am (Contemporary Service) and 11am (Traditional Service)
HANGING OF THE GREENS IS THIS SUNDAY!
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE
For Sunday, November 20, 2022 will be available on Sunday at Ginter Park United Methodist’s Facebook page and on the YouTube channel.
This week's sermon is "Give Thanks to God"
The family and friends of David Desormeaux (father of Marlene Otto), Michael Rew (son of Judy Rew), Frankie Irons, Helena Burns (mother of Robert Burns), Conway Kehoe, Bob Dickerson, Warren Huddleston (bad car accident, friend of the Lipke family), The family and friends of Lara Curry (co-worker of Brian Durrett), Edith Bassett, The family of Klara Creamer (Mother-in-law of Mary Swing’s brother), Victoria Kinney, Laura Norman’s family, Marylin Miles, David Charles Vance, Ruth Blevins, Christy (daughter of Conway and Mary Liz Kehoe), Betty Ford, Ukraine, our Afghan evacuees, Carolyse Walters, Julie Duke, Cindy Jones, Louise Wood, Robert Jones, Daisy Sanders, Jean Taylor, Beverly Samford, Cora Matthews, Anne E., Horace and Barbara Ford’s daughter-in-law/Jennifer’s father, Bill Fulcrod, Shirley Overstreet, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown, Barbara Jessup, for people who love and care for people with COVID, Pastor MiRhang (ordination papers)
PUMPKIN PATCH THANK YOU LUNCHEON:
Nov. 20th following the Traditional Worship Service. Volunteer Thank You luncheon for everyone who volunteered for Pumpkin Patch. Whether you helped unload the truck (or tried to on the day before it came!), helped with Friday & Saturday activities, kept us company or made sales in the Sales Shelter, or dropped by to give another volunteer a short break, YOU are appreciated and must be fed and recognized! See you in the social hall at that time.
HANGING OF THE GREENS:
Please plan on staying after Church today, the 20th to help with the HANGING OF THE GREENS in preparation for Advent.
ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING:
Pastor MiRhang needs five families or individuals who will light the Advent candles for four Sundays - Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, Dec. 18 and December 24. Please let the church office know if you or your family would like to participate.
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.
THE CHURCH CALENDAR FOR THIS UPCOMING WEEK
- Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Side Door Service
- 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service
- Wednesday: 10 a.m. Food Pantry
- Thursday: THANKSGIVING
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.
SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT 9
In the social hall on November 27th: “! After all that Thanksgiving “stuffing”, Liz is keeping it light and healthy with a big bodacious fruit salad. Drop in to church early at 9!
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.