News and Events

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2021 Mountaineer Christian Ashram is happening: Several from our church have attended the Mountaineer Christian Ashram (retreat) in Ripley, WV. It is a wonderful way to experience the Kingdom of God in miniature here on Earth. The dates are July 29-August 1. See Gary or Myra Wheeler for an information brochure.

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 continue to offer 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. Orders are generally placed the 3rd or 4th week of each month.

Mark Your Calendars: Plans are underway for a 2021 Musician’s Concert of Praise. The date is Sunday, November 14th. The concert will begin at 2:00 P.M. The concert will honor all Veterans. At the Welcome Center you will find a sheet to list the names of Veterans from your family. The names of men & women who served will be included in the concert program.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Birthday Bag Donations: C.A.M.P. loved the birthday bags that we made for them early last year and they have given all of them away! We will be holding a birthday bash again in August to replenish their supply. We are in need of the following items to assemble bags. 

Cake Mixes              Tubs of Icing                      9 x 13” Aluminum Cake Pans

Candles                   Paper Plates                       Plastic Forks & Spoons        

Napkins                   Party Favors

Please drop your donations off in the Narthex. If you would rather not shop, feel free to make a donation through the offering. Please note birthday bags on the subject line/envelope. For more information please contact Kathy Kitchel or Robin White.

Festival of Churches is Back!!! Yes! Our Festival of Churches is returning this August 3rd from 5:00-6:30 P.M. at Veterans Park in Germantown, in conjunction with National Night Out!  We have met our goal of 450 boxes of Crayola Crayons. WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PASS THEM OUT.  Please see Theresa Fiessinger if you are able to help on August 3rd. Thank you for supporting this Christian outreach mission for our children in our communities!!

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.

Pop Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House: We continue to collect the aluminum pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House charities. A container is located at the Welcome Desk.