Church News 5.24.23

*Prayers & Concerns: Adam Casteel, Richard and Patsy Goodwin, Rebecca Hurley, Carol Kamp, Cindy Wilbur, Tom LaMotta, Matt Ward (Nancy Turner's brother), Tammy Warren (friend of BC & Margaret Raynor) Jock Barnes, Carole Sanders, Jared Sanders, Joan Long, Charlotte Heonis, Maryn O'Neill, Jo Brooks, Mitchell Bennett, Dana Engelhart, Effie Hamilton, George Ellis, Jack Montgomery, Annie Ford (Gayle Hines' mom) and Caregivers.   

Join us in Holy Java this Sunday, May 28 from 9:15- 10:45 for fresh coffee and delicious homemade breakfast treats! Chef Rick Pearl will be providing some of the delicious goodies so don't miss out!

The Missions’ Team will meet again June 4 to continue planning for our annual Back to School Bash.  We will meet in room 223, adjacent to Holy Java, following the Traditions Service. Everyone is invited to attend!

GUMC Fam Jam Weekend

We'll do something different instead of the traditional VBS this year! Introducing GUMC's first-ever Fam Jam Weekend!  


July 14-16, 2023

Friday, July 14, 6:00pm

Cookout, Music, Family games, and S'mores


Saturday, July 15, 1:00 pm-3:30pm

God's Love Is Everywhere Festival 


Sunday, July 16, 4:00pm

Ice Cream Social 

Garner UMC will be hosting a monthly social event for adults with special needs beginning in August. This "Coffeehouse" gathering will offer social interaction for people with all abilities in our community. On the 3rd Friday of each month from 7:00pm-8:30pm, the CLC will be transformed into a coffeehouse with music, light refreshments and fellowship in a safe and inclusive environment. Informational meetings will be scheduled soon and we hope everyone will consider supporting and serving with this community outreach. If you have questions, please speak with Katie Cardenas (919-219-1613) or Tracey Singleton (919-880-3167).

Save the Date! The annual Back to School Bash hosted by GUMC will be held on Saturday, August 12 from 9am-12pm. Last year, more than 600 students received new book bags and school supplies; and, we hope to serve more families this year with your support. In the coming weeks, the Missions team will share how you can be a part of this community outreach.

As you are pulling out your summer shorts, t-shirts, etc., please consider donating any unwanted items to HOPE ministry. A collection box is located next to the elevator for your generous donations. Contact a Missions Team member with questions.

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 May 21, 2023: 110

General Budget Giving 05/21/2023: $4,142

General Budget Giving received year-to-date: $189,852

Parsonage Rental & Bldg. Use Fees y-t-d: $40,556

All General Budget Income year to date: $230,408

Over/(Under) Working General Budget: $(121,700)

Faith Promise received 5/14/2023: $336

Faith Promise received project-to-date: $322,670

Faith Promise Acts 1:8 Program 23-24: $6,724

May 28                                                

Beth Forehand

May 29

Kearston Hudson

May 31

Dora Aman

Scott Aman

Sarah Colborn

June 1

Eric Darnell

Kris Hudson

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

May 29, Monday

Church Office Closed


Boy Scouts, 2nd Floor


Cub Scouts, 1st Floor

May 30, Tuesday


Women's Bible Study, Room 155

May 31, Wednesday 


Men of Faith Bible Study, Library  


Hand Bells, Room 220


Design for Living (AA), Fellowship Hall


Choir, Sanctuary


Men's Basketball, CLC

June 1, Thursday

Oak City Academy's last day of school


Praise Band, CLC


June 3, Saturday        


HOPE Ministries

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.


Barbara Barmes

Mrs. Jane Benfield

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:

POP TABS will be taken to Ronald McDonald House in Durham

EYE GLASSES will be donated to the Garner Lion's Club

Global Outreach Team (MISSIONS)

Supported through Faith Promise


Men's boxers

Men's jeans

Men's socks



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