Announcements for Sunday, October 30, 2022!
In-Person Worship begins at 10am (Combined Service) in the Social Hall. Breakfast will be served at 9:30am
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE
for Sunday, October 30, 2022 will be available on Sunday at Ginter Park United Methodist’s Facebook page and on the YouTube channel.
This week's sermon is "The Gift of Reconciliation" - Guest Speaker: Pat Shipley
Rev. Pat Shipley is a Retired Elder in the Virginia Conference having served parishes in Central Virginia for 25 years following a career as a faculty member of the Medical College of Virginia. Currently attends Centenary UMC in Richmond which became the first Reconciling Congregation in Virginia during her pastorate there. Has always had a passion for mission work and social justice serving in leadership roles in the Reconciling Ministries Network, the Methodist Federation for Social Action, UMUMR (Shalom Farms), and the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy where she currently serves on the Board of Directors. In retirement she has continued a lifetime interest in gardening, becoming a Henrico Master Gardener.
The family and friends of Doris Morefield (Brian Durrett's aunt) who passed on Monday, October 24th, 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, Brent Langford, The family of Klara Creamer (Mother-in-law of Mary Swing’s brother), Victoria Kinney, Frankie Irons, The family of Jim Sphar, Daniel & Helena Burns, 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)
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
- Monday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Happiness Dance (Social Hall)
- Tuesday: OFFICE CLOSED
- 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Young Lives (Social Hall/Nursery)
- Wednesday: 10 a.m. Food Pantry
- 6:30 p.m. Side Door Band Practice
- Thursday: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Happiness Dance (Social Hall)
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.
BREAKTHROUGH PRAYER IS GOING ON THROUGH NOVEMBER 14th!
Please pray everyday at 10:10 a.m. and 10:10 p.m.
FOOD PANTRY REPORT:
We serve on average 140 households. 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.
CONTACT INFORMATION STILL NEEDED:
Giving statements were mailed this past week. If you did not receive a statement, it may be because we do not have a current address or email. Please drop updated info into the offering plate for the office to update if this is the case. Thank you!
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.