News and Events

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Choir Practice: Choir practice has resumed on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Director Carolyn Holland extends an invitation to anyone who would like to join. She can teach anyone to carry a tune!

Liturgists Needed: If you would like to assist with worship by serving as a liturgist please see the notebook located at the Welcome Center to sign up for a Sunday (or several). There are calendar pages for the remainder of the year and you may pick the Sundays that you like. We appreciate all who volunteer to serve at GUMC!

Don’t forget to purchase SCRIP cards: Just a quick reminder that we are still offering SCRIP retail cards for sale. We have many restaurant and gasoline station cards in stock. We offer Target, Meijer and Walmart/Sam’s Club cards for all your shopping needs. We carry Lowes, Home Depot and Menard’s for all your home improvement/landscaping needs. If you are planning a big project let us know and we can special order cards in larger denominations.

Summer Camp Information: West Ohio Conference Camps will be open this summer. The theme will be “Fearless Faith”. Camp Wesley is located at 653 Township Rd. 37 East, Bellefontaine, OH 43311. There are family day options and many other options to choose from. There is a notebook with information at the Welcome Center or you can obtain additional information by visiting www.westohiocamps.org/camp/wesley. GUMC will have sponsorships available.

Useful Information: The Mall at Fairfield Commons, now has a flag drop box where people can drop off any of their old U.S. flags that they have sitting around at home that they don’t know how to properly dispose of. Each Flag Day, the Greene County Veteran Services will collect the flags and host a proper flag retirement ceremony where they will be burned. Alexis Stiver will be happy to drop any damaged flags off at the mall. Thank you, Alexis for providing this information and assistance to GUMC members.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Jackson Area Ministries Gardening Project: We are collecting seed packets or bulk seeds for vegetables for Jackson Area Ministries. The gardening project teaches families how to plant, grow, harvest and preserve the bounty of a garden so that low income families will have nourishing food to eat throughout the year. We encourage you to pick up some seed packets on your next shopping trip and drop them in the basket in the Narthex no later than April 7th. Monetary donations are accepted as well.

Plastic Lid Collection: This program has been completed. Therefore, we are no longer accepting bottle caps/lids etc. We encourage you to place them in your regular recycling bin for pick up.

Sonshine In A Bag: This program is ongoing and still needs donations of 18 oz. jars of Peanut Butter and squeezable bottles of Jelly. Food items are given to Valley View students each week on Fridays to provide nourishing meals when not in school. See the display in the Narthex for additional information.

Mission Donations: We continue to accept usable household items (no furniture) and good used clothing which will be delivered to St. Paul UMC in Dayton. Please have items bagged or boxed and labeled “mission”. Place items in the coat closet near the media booth. If you have large quantities, contact the church office before dropping off. We thank Dale and Robin White for volunteering to deliver mission items.

St. Paul UMC Semi-Annual Steak Dinner: Mark your calendars for the St. Paul UMC steak dinner. It will be carry-out only this year and will be held on Saturday, April 17th from 4-6 P.M. YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR MEAL BY CALLING 937-252-4467 BEFORE FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH. Adult meals are $10 and child meals are $5. Menu: cubed steak/mushroom gravy, baked potato, green beans, tossed salad or applesauce, dinner roll, homemade dessert. Please see the bulletin board in the Narthex or call the church office for specific pick-up procedures.

Box Tops for Education: Although the program is ongoing, it has changed the way it processes the box tops. You no longer cut them out and bring them to church. You now scan them into an app from your smart phone. The school will still get all credits.