Church News 7-27-2022
*Prayers & Concerns: Adam Casteel, Andy Romanet, Mac Mackintosh, Maryn O'Neill, Sharon Ward (Nancy Turner's mom), Barbara Adams, Jo Brooks, Warner Powell, Mitchell Bennett, Dana Engelhart, Ed Lilley (Heather Ribar's Father), Effie Hamilton, Sherry Johnson, George Ellis, Jack Montgomery, Annie Ford (Gayle Hines' mom), and Caregivers.   
Holy Java will be open this Sunday (July 31) from 9:15am-10:40am. Come and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and fellowship!
We are counting down the weeks until the 10th Annual Back to School Bash and we are only 2 weeks away from our churchwide event! Please take a few minutes to read over the current needs and be prayerful about how you can serve. We are expecting more than 700 students (and 350 parents!) on Saturday, August 13. What an amazing opportunity to serve our community! Here is how you can help:
Volunteers are still needed to help set up the few days before and to work the morning of the event. Of the 125 volunteers we need, we only have about 60 registered. There are opportunities for everyone and we will do our best to meet any accommodations needed. Sign up on line ( or use the flyer in the Gathering area. 
We are collecting school supplies in the Gathering area. The Back to School Bash website has a list of needs ( and there is a list at the B2SB table. And it is never too late to make financial donations if you want us to do the shopping!
If you are able to provide sugar cookies for the lunch we are serving the students and their families, please sign up in the gathering area. Store bought cookies are great! More details available at the table.
Do you have a pop up tent or canopy we could borrow for the event? We would appreciate portable shade for the games outside. Please bring them to the church by August 12 and be certain to mark with your name so we can return it to you.
Please continue to pray for the event, students, families and volunteers!
If you have any questions, please contact ( 919-800-8788) or Lee Ellen Coffey (  919-601-4354) or visit the Back to School Bash website at
Thank you church family!
Nursery Volunteers

July 31 - Shawnna Smith-Parker

Nursery volunteers are needed for the month of July. Please contact Shawnna Smith-Parker to take a turn serving our littlest blessings! Thank you!    

Tithes may be submitted in the following manner:

1.Push Pay

2. Text "garnerumc" to: (833) 313-3368 (new)

3. By mail:  
GUMC, PO Box 2179 Garner, NC 27529              
Attendance for July 24, 2022: 119
Weekly General Budget Financial Data for 7/24/2022

General Budget needed weekly: $18,189

Received 7/24/2022: $18,099

Budget needed year-to-date: $532,675

Budget giving received year-to-date: $434,371

Parsonage Rental & Bldg. Use Fees y-t-d: $47,786

All Gen. Budget. Income y-t-d: $482,157

Over/(Under) General Budget: $ (50,517)

Faith Promise received 7/24/2022: $70

Faith Promise received project-to-date: $298,384

Faith Promise GIC Program 22-23: $18,075
July 31
Bill Goodwin
Debbie Lancaster

August 1
Sarah Warren

August 2
Frances Anderson

August 3
Vearl Johnson
Nancy Taylor

August 4
Clay Lowder

August 6
Kathy Sommese
If your name is not listed, we do not have your date of birth on file. Please contact the church office.
July 31, Sunday
Church Council, Room 223

August 1, Monday 
Boy Scouts, 2nd Floor

August 2, Tuesday
Praise Band, CLC

August 3, Wednesday 
Men of Faith Bible Study, Library  

Design for Living (AA), Fellowship Hall
August 6, 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
Brighton Gardens of Raleigh
Room 216
3101 Duraleigh Road
Raleigh, NC 27612

Carolyn Brown
Cadence Garner Senior Living
200 Minglewood Drive
Garner, NC 27529

Jean Collie
 1421 Lakewind Court
 Raleigh, NC 27603

Debbie Hancock
Raleigh Court Health &
Rehabilitation Center
1527 Grandin Road, SW
Room 1093
Roanoke, VA 24015

Charlotte Heonis
5008 Lee Drive
Garner, NC 27529
Vearl Johnson
307 Old Scarborough Lane
Garner, NC 27529

Jane Lands
119 Old Meadowbrook Drive
Garner, NC 27529

Annaionette Lilly
1304 Frederick Road
Garner, NC 27529
Mac Mackintosh
BellaRose Nursing & Rehab Center
200 BellaRose Lake Way, Room 309
Garner, NC 27529

Janie Sutton
Sunrise of Raleigh

 Bessie Williams
601 Lakeside Drive
Garner, NC 27529

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. BTFE.COM

POP TABS will be taken to Ronald McDonald House in Durham

EYE GLASSES will be sent to Liberia

Supported through Faith Promise

Tee shirts, short sleeve shirts, shorts, jeans, and socks.
PLEASE! No winter clothes at this time.
Regular Size not Large Economy Size
peanut butter, jelly, boxed meals,
canned pasta,
canned tomatoes, canned meats.

cleaning supplies, non-perishable food 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
Fax: (919) 772-2197