Church News 1.25.23

*Prayers & Concerns: Adam Casteel, Tammy Warren (friend of BC & Margaret Raynor) Jock Barnes, Mary Felton, Carole Sanders, Jared Sanders, Joan Long, Charlotte Heonis, Maryn O'Neill, Sharon Ward (Nancy Turner's mom), Jo Brooks, Mitchell Bennett, Dana Engelhart, Effie Hamilton, George Ellis, Jack Montgomery, Annie Ford (Gayle Hines' mom), and Caregivers.   

Holy Java will be open this Sunday from 9:15am-10:40am. Come and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and fellowship!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Alyce Poole who passed away January 19. The service was held January 24, at Mid-Way Baptist Church.

The children of GUMC will meet this Sunday (January 29) at 5:00pm in the CLC for PJ's, Pancakes & Prayers.  

The Missions Team is excited to begin work with Read and Feed February 2nd from 5:30pm-7:00pmRead and Feed is an after-school literacy program that provides meals, tutoring and books to children from low-income families in Wake County. We have several volunteers in place for this outreach program, but have room for more! If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact Liz Newlin (

February 25 is our Acts 1:8 Day of Service and there are opportunities for all ages! Most events are from 9:00am-1:00pm unless otherwise noted on the sign up in the Gathering Area. Here are some of the events planned and more are coming!


HOPE Ministry- Assist with set up, clean up and serving our HOPE guests.

With Love From Jesus- Volunteers assist with organizing and distributing clothing, household goods, and food to those in need. This is our YOUTH service activity, but everyone can participate!

Sewing for a Cause- Volunteers will be transforming t-shirts into tote bags. Please bring a sewing machine or serger if you have one, but there will be other tasks that do not require sewing, too.

Cleaning out your closets and realize you have too many t-shirts? During our Day of Service on February 25, the Missions Sewing group will be recycling and transforming gently used t-shirts into cloth bags to be given to HOPE and others. Please drop off t-shirts in the HOPE box by the elevator. Thank you!

Join us for our Acts 1:8 Celebration Lunch on Sunday, February 26 in the Christian Life Center! Following our combined worship service at 11:00am with Dr. Peter Morris from Urban Ministries, everyone is invited to enjoy lunch and learn more about our newest outreach program, Read and Feed.

The church has a lot of yarn and materials for quilting. Prayer shawls, lap blankets, baby blankets, and toboggans have been crocheted, knitted, and sewn for church members and others in need.  

The bins of yarn and fabric, with instructions, will be in the gathering area until the end of February.  Please help with this mission and take what you need to make these items for others. It will warm you in many ways as you work. You can contact Harriet Wright, 919-522-9211 if needed.



We have many churches, groups, and dedicated individuals who provide a generous meal to our HOPE guests each Saturday, including main dishes, various side dishes, desserts, and drinks for a hearty meal, plus contributions of bottled water and snack items to take when they leave. With such variety, there are a variety of ways to help!

Could you help once every three months to provide parts of the meal?  We have a few openings: 

2 Dessert providers (to serve 25 - 30)

1 Drink provider (about 10-2 liter bottles)

1 Bottled Water provider (2 cases)

1 Snack provider (packaged items (like granola bars) for 30)

Each provider is assigned a spot on a rotating schedule so you have 1 turn each quarter (for example, the first Saturday of March, June, September, December). Most of these can be dropped off early as needed; email reminders go out the week before your turn.



HOPE guests enjoy a hot shower and when available, clean clothes. We need volunteers to wash a few loads of towels and/or clothes once each month. On your scheduled turn, you would pick up the items after HOPE, wash and later return to the church as convenient for you!  


To volunteer or if you have questions, email or contact Lee Ellen Coffey. Thanks for caring!

If you would like to place flowers on the altar in honor or memory of someone, please contact the church office.

Tithes may be submitted in the following manner:


1. Online: (Click A New way to give).


2. By mail:  

GUMC, PO Box 2179, Garner, NC 27529            

Attendance for January 22, 2023: 102

General Budget Financial Data for 1/22/2023

All General Budget Income Month-to-date: $30,138

Faith Promise received thru 1/22/2023: $1,246

Faith Promise received project-to-date: $314,175

Faith Promise GIC Program 22-23: $33,866

February 2

Johnny Massey

Beth McLaughlin

February 3

Leah Godfrey

Kim McGuire

February 4

Brandon Wiggins

If your name is not listed, we do not have your date of birth on file.  Please contact the church office.

January 29, Sunday


Boy Scouts

Fellowship Hall


Children's ministries

PJ's, pancakes & prayers


January 30, Monday


Boy Scouts, 2nd Floor


Cub Scouts, 1st Floor

January 31, Tuesday


Praise Band, CLC


Women's Bible Study, Room 155

February 1, Wednesday 


Men of Faith Bible Study, Library  


Hand bells, Room 220


Design for Living (AA), Fellowship Hall


Choir, Sanctuary


Men's Basketball

February 2, Thursday


Read and Feed, CLC

February 4, Saturday 


Hope Ministries, Fellowship Hall

Please remember to check our website to stay current on things happening at Garner United Methodist Church.

1 Thessalonians 5:25

Brothers and sisters, pray for us.


Mrs. Jane Benfield

Barbara Barmes

Carolyn Brown

Betty Burns

Jean Collie

Charlotte Heonis

Vearl Johnson

Jane Lands

Annaionette Lilly

Joan Long

 Mac Mackintosh

Janie Sutton

Mildred West

 Bessie Williams


There are bins next to the elevator for the following items:

BOX TOPS for EDUCATION found on General Mills food items are collected for Creech Road Elementary School to help purchase school items. Visit their website for more information BTFE.COM

POP TABS will be taken to Ronald McDonald House in Durham

EYE GLASSES will be sent to Liberia

Global Outreach Team (MISSIONS)

Supported through Faith Promise


New or gently used coats

heavy sweatshirts





Regular Size not Large Economy Size

peanut butter, jelly, boxed meals,

canned pasta,

canned tomatoes, canned meats.


cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items

household items

paper goods, toilet paper

used/reusable shopping bags,

gift cards & financial aide

 Additional information: Call 919-233-8010 

Hours: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. 

Closed Thursday & Sunday

Garner United Methodist Church

Phone: (919) 772-2042