Announcements for Sunday, September 3, 2023!
In-Person Worship begins at 9:30am (Contemporary Service) and 11am (Traditional Service)
Keep up to date with what is happening in our UMC district by accessing their website at https://threenotchd.org
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE
For Sunday, September 3, 2023 will be available on Sunday at Ginter Park United Methodist’s Facebook page and on the YouTube channel. This week's sermon is "Your Spiritual Worship"
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO SEND A CARD TO:
Our Lady of Hope
13700 Gayton Road
Room 212, Shirley Overstreet
Richmond, VA 23233
Shirley Overstreet recently fell and broke her leg. Her memory is deteriorating these days, and she cannot read sermons or long letters. However, she takes pleasure in opening cards sent by people. Pam is kindly requesting our church members to send cards to her as she undergoes recovery at a new facility, where she is experiencing feelings of loneliness.
4205 Snithdeal Ave
Richmond, VA 23225
Charllot Perry, Ruth Plott’s mother, was admitted to St. Francis Hospital on Monday due to an infection.
7290 Hill View Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Horace Ford has been transferred to the Progressive Care Unit last Friday and is at Regional Memorial.
5412 Mantilo Creek Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Laura Roberts was admitted to Regional Memorial on Tuesday for numbness.
Laura Roberts, Charllot Perry (Ruth Plott's Mother), Horace Ford, Angel Peters, Tammy Ford, the family of Thelma O'Quinn (Dorothy O’Quinn’s mother-in-law), the victims of the Maui wildfires, the Kehoe family, Shirley Overstreet, Family of Adelaide Simpson (Dennis Winstons’ wife), Harry James Jonas, Beverly Samford, Julie Duke, Suzie Clarke, Louise Wood, Zoe Doughty, Kate Bradford, Joyce Forcke, Michael Rew, Frankie Irons, Marylin Miles, Carolyse Walters, Cindy Jones & Robert Jones, Daisy Sanders, Cora Matthews, Anne E., Bill & Linda Fulcrod, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Barbara Jessup, Turkey, Syria, & Ecuador (earthquakes), Ukraine, our Afghan evacuees, all victims of gun violence.
Sunday Breakfast at 9a.m. will begin again on September 24! Join us in the social hall for our grand kick-off breakfast! ALL ARE WELCOME!
GINTER PARK ELEMENTARY SUPPPORT:
Our Missions Chair, Gary Taylor, will be collecting donations to go towards providing gift bags to the bus drivers at Ginter Park Elementary School. The bags will include bottled water, snacks and candy. If you would like to donate to this cause please see Gary Taylor or leave your donation in the offering plate with a notation “Ginter Park Elementary Bus Drivers”.
PUMPKIN PATCH IS COMING!
*There are 41 days until the pumpkins arrive! Delivery day is Sept. 30. Please bring yourself, friends, relatives to help unload. 1 free pumpkin to all volunteers plus lunch!
*Volunteer sign up calendar is posted in the stairwell between the office and downstairs. Please pitch in a couple hours and take a shift or two. Tuesday and Thursdays need the most volunteer help!
CHILDREN’S BOOKS NEEDED:
Please donate any appropriate children’s books to our Food Pantry. They are available to our clients during the summer months and we are running critically low. Donations can be left outside the food pantry.
FOOD PANTRY REPORT
The food distribution continues to grow. We have served over 200 families in recent weeks. Our needs are also increasing. Some ways that you can help out are with foods that serve as meal-stretchers: oatmeal packets, cereal, 4 pack servings of fruits, spaghetti and pasta, canned tuna and chicken. We also appreciate the paper bags with handles and the plastic bags that have been coming in. Please also consider giving an hour of your time some Wednesday between 9 a.m. - 12 noon. A variety of “jobs” are available. Experience on the computer to register our clients is another way you can help your food pantry. Thank you, too, for your financial support.
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/
AFGHAN REFUGEES IN NEED:
Our Afghan refugees have moved and any monetary donations will be greatly appreciated.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO SUPPORT UKRAINE
Our prayers are constant and urgent for the Ukrainian people. The best way to provide financial support is to contribute through the Global Ministries Advance for Eurasia and designate your gift for Ukrainian Assistance. Please put “Ukrainian Assistance” on your check or envelope when you make offerings. So far we have donated $1,575! Let’s keep it up!
HANDYMAN WORK NEEDED?
Thomas Taylor is looking for any Handyman work in the area. Please contact him at (804) 304-7233.
DID YOU KNOW THAT....
If you shop at Kroger and you sign up through a digital account and mark Ginter Park United Methodist Church as your non profit organization we will receive a percentage of your total bill. Every little bit counts!
Looking for content to listen to as you drive home, work out, or cook dinner? The Connectional Ministries office has several podcasts including the Audio Advocate that shares news and ministries. Listen on "The VAUMC Connection" now on Apple, Spotify or the conference website.
We get our first check the first week of July!
Our goal is 500 pairs, and we have turned in our first 100 over 2 separate shipments. The next check should be here in August! Keep digging around for those sneakers! Tell all your friends!