Announcements - Week of January12, 2020

Join us for Worship Service…

January 12, 2020
Baptism of our Lord

9:30 A.M. – Side Door Worship
11:00 A.M. – Traditional Worship
Sermon: “New Beginnings”
New Testament Scripture: Matthew 3:13-17

CONCERNS:

Jakob Fedele (Liz’s nephew), Roy Quist (shoulder surgery), Flo Martin, Jesse Richardson, Floyd Davis, Cheryl Roberts, Simeon Wait (Dennis and Dale’s great nephew), Jim Gray, Ted Hughes (Liz Turner’s great Uncle) with brain cancer, Claude Cheeley, Nik, Teddy Sears, Joyce Forcke, Frankie Irons, Shirley Overstreet, Judy Wilkinson, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown, Barbara Jessup, Bishop Lewis, Richard (Ruth Plott’s brother-in-law).

C.A.R.I.T.A.S. IS COMING!

February 1st – 8th, 2020. Please sign up for meals (especially lunches), toiletries collection, overnight stays, hosts and cot set up and take down. Sign up sheets are available outside the Church Office or you can speak with the coordinator: Charles Lindsey (804)887-0590 or RevBevLindsey@gmail.com

NEEDS

The Altar Guild needs 4 inch in diameter containers to use when we send flowers to the SHUT INS after Church Service. The opening has to be large enough to fit the floral arrangement and the container able to stand up--can be metal or glass. If it is plastic, it should be thick enough to hold the weight of the flowers upright. Thanks for your help.

FOOD PANTRY

Thank you for your support of our food pantry. We have seen an increase in the number of people we are now serving. We are currently serving approximately 80 family units each week. Thankfully, our current supplies of USDA food are adequate. We continue to need paper grocery bags with handles and plastic bags. We also need canned tuna, canned chicken, tea bags, soap bars (currently experiencing low supply) and baby/toddler diapers. Donations may be left outside of the food pantry door (Burchette Room) on the first floor as you come in from the parking lot.

SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Feb. 3rd is Souper Bowl Sunday. Please bring in cans of soup or other non-perishable food items for our food pantry! Then, right after church, enjoy a light lunch and a rousing rematch of the Orange & Blue Flag football teams! Everyone, no matter your age, can play on either team!  Can’t play football?  We need YOU for the cheering section! It’s a SOUPer fun day for everyone! There will be no 9:30 a.m. Worship Service this Sunday due to C.A.R.I.T.A.S.

ACOLYTES

We have an active acolyte program for the traditional service and always welcome new acolytes. Acolytes are usually children and teens who are tall enough to reach the candles on the altar. Adults and older teens often serve as crucifer. At present, some of our acolyte robes are in need of minor repairs and washing. If you can help by taking and repairing a couple of robes at a time, please contact Horace Ford at 804-262-8651.

TOILETRIES COLLECTION

The children will be collecting the following items to make “goodie” bags for our CARITAS guests: Travel size: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hand sanitizer, Standard size: hairbrush. Please drop these items off in the box located outside the church office during the month of January.

RICHMOND DISTRICT VAUMC LEADERSHIP TRAINING

The program is BEING A CHURCH IN AN AGE OF DISAGREEMENT, today, Sunday, January 12, 2 – 5 P.M. at Bon Air UMC (1645 Buford Road, N. Chesterfield, VA 23235). Please contact the Church Office if you are interested in attending.