Announcements for Sunday, September 18, 2022!
In-Person Worship begins at 9:30am (Contemporary Service) and 11am (Traditional Service)
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE
for Sunday, September 18, 2022 will be available on Sunday at Ginter Park United Methodist’s Facebook page and on the YouTube channel
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 Burns, Helena Burns, Conway Kehoe, 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, Rev. Richard Fournier, 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).
LEADERSHIP TEAM: The letter has been sent out to the Leadership Team and the response is needed by September 15th.
NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE: Will meet Monday, September 19th via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. All committee members will be sent a link with instructions.
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)
- 7:00 p.m. Nominations Meeting
- Tuesday: 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)
LECTORS, CRUCIFERS, ACOLYTES NEEDED:
If you would like to volunteer to read the scripture or serve as crucifers or acolytes during the 11:00 a.m. worship service please put your name on the calendar located outside the Church Office. We kindly ask you to sign up no more than once a month so that we have diverse voices and presence in worship.
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.
FOOD PANTRY REPORT:
Your Food Pantry has had a record number of people requesting food in the past two weeks. On August 24, we served 171 households (490 individuals). The week prior, we served 142 households (385 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.
Pamela Ausberry is looking to rent a room in the Ginter Park area. She has no affiliation with GPUMC but asked if we could spread the word. Her phone number is 804-572-7023 if you have any recommendations.
The lawn service found a phone in the grass this past week. If this is your phone please see Anne Durrett or Dale Lipke.
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.
SIDE DOOR BRUNCH BUNCH:
You are invited to join the families of the Lipke and Durrett for lunch after the worship service on September 25th.We will be meeting at KITCHEN 64. This is just an informal gathering of friends! We would love to see you there!
HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT?
Please submit any announcements concerning Church activities to the church office by Tuesday mornings of each week! Thanks so much!