News and Events

ANNOUNCEMENT 

2024 Devotional Reading Guides available in the Narthex: The list of daily readings for the three reading plans – one chapter a day, one New Testament chapter a day, read the Bible in a year – are printed and available for pickup. What a great way to begin the year and be in the Word.

2024 Mountaineer Christian Ashram brochures are available near the Welcome Desk: Come be part of experiencing the kingdom of God here on Earth. The dates are August 1-4. See Violet Askins, the Flinders, Theresa Fiessinger, and the Wheelers if you have questions.

Mother/Child Banquet: Save the date! Annual Mother/Child Banquet Sunday May 5th! Doors open at 5pm. Dinner at 5:30pm. Anna Burns Studor will be here with face painting. The Stiver Gals & Bells of Spirit will be providing entertainment. Sign Up Sheet at the Welcome Center. Please invite your family & friends.

Upcoming Blood Drive: The next blood drive here at GMC will be held on Wednesday, May 8th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please call (937) 461-3220 or visit www.donortime.com and enter code 1643 to register.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Garage Sale: The Methodist Women will be participating in the community garage sale being held May 16-18. We need your help to make this event a success. All proceeds will go to Mission Work for the church. Start saving items you no longer need or want. We are accepting these GENTLY USED items starting May 9: clothing (no stains or rips), pots and pans (no rust or cobwebs), dishes (no chips), linens (sheets, towels, pillows, bedspreads), furniture (no stains on cushions), small appliances, toys & games, and miscellaneous items.

C.A.M.P. March/April Wish List: Spaghetti Sauce, Granola Bars, Boxed Potatoes, Coffee/Hot Tea. Personal Care & Cleaning Products are always needed & welcome. If you are able, grab one or two extra items when you go to the store.

Donations For St. Paul UMC: We continue to accept household items (no furniture) and clothing in good, usable condition. Items may be placed in the coat closet near the media booth. Please have items labeled “mission”.

A Call for Tornado Relief Offerings: The congregations of the Allegheny West Provisional Annual Conference have been asked to share a special offering for tornado relief for the communities of the Indian Lake region of western Ohio. The region was impacted by devasting tornados the night of March 14/early morning hours of March 15. News media outlets reported that a category EF3 tornado touched down and was accompanied by winds of up to 136 mph.

Our churches are asked to take a special offering for tornado relief. While many immediate needs are being cared for by state and national relief organizations—we anticipate needs becoming profound in the next several weeks. Your gifts will be used in partnership with Hopewell and Cornerstone churches as they work with local disaster responders to meet needs on the ground after the state and national responders pull back.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

KIDS’ EVENT APRIL 28!
Hey, Kids! How is your batting swing, and your Bible knowledge?! We are combining the two for a Bible trivia and pinata-bashing event!!!
It is easy! Answer a Bible trivia question correctly and take a whack at the pinata!
Won’t you join us for some “Bible-learning”, pizza, chips, refreshments, AND whatever falls out of the pinata?!!!
Bring a friend or two!
5:30-7:00 PM April 28th in the social room.