Church News 9-21-2022

*Prayers & Concerns: Adam Casteel, Joan Long, Jeanette Stevens, Charlotte Heonis, Edna Reynolds, Gayle Hines, Mac Mackintosh, Maryn O'Neill, Sharon Ward (Nancy Turner's mom), Jo Brooks, 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.   

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Barbara Adams who passed away September 18, 2022. The service will be held at the church October 1st, beginning at 11:00am, followed by a reception.

Holy Java will be open this Sunday (9-25-22) from 9:15am-10:40am. Come and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and fellowship!

To show our appreciation, the GUMC Staff would like to serve the congregation lunch.  Your presence is all we are asking of you.  Please join us in the CLC at 12:00pm on October 16th.

HOPE Ministry: Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement

Each Saturday morning, volunteers from Garner UMC as well as other area churches, gather to provide homecooked meals, a hot shower, a change of clothes and other necessary items to some of our communities homeless. This outreach program is designed to provide homeless people a break in their day as well as a safe and encouraging environment. The volunteers are equally blessed by having the opportunity to witness to this great group of men and women.

There are opportunities for our church family to support this mission.  Donations of food, snacks, bottled water, toiletries, clothes, etc. are often needed. Currently, we are collecting blankets and new men and women’s socks. If you are interested in providing food on a rotating basis, visit to be added to the rotation.  Lee Ellen Coffey ( is the meal coordinator and can answer any questions.  Volunteers are always welcome on Saturday mornings to help too! Since 2016, Faith Promise has provided over $7500 in financial support to HOPE.  Thank you!

Garner United Methodist Church will participate in Wake County's Read and Feed program on Thursday nights from 5:00pm-7:00pm. 

The program will provide one-on-one tutoring specifically in reading, a family meal, books, and prizes once per week. The program consists of a fall semester and a spring semester. Volunteers are needed to tutor children every week during the semesters. If you cannot do each week, but would like to help, there are ways such as serving as a sub, helping with the meal, or helping with book giveaways each week.

No teaching experience is required…just a love for children and helping others. Volunteer training is provided by Read and Feed. Parents will stay the entire time and be engaged in learning opportunities as well.

Please call Liz Newlin at 919-210-9696 or email at to let her know that you are interested or if you have further questions. You can also go to the web site for Read and Feed -

Boy Scout Troop 391 and Cub Scout Pack 391, both supported by our church, are having their annual popcorn fundraiser.  If you'd like to support them through a popcorn purchase, they will be available immediately following service on both October 2nd and October 9th.  Your support is very much appreciated!



October 30th

Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff


November 13th

Friendsgiving Party & Operation Christmas Child Packing


December 4th

OH BOY! Christmas Celebration




GUMC Youth will be spending the week at Camp Don Lee to renew their relationship with God. The $125.00 registration fee includes everything except for Friday's dinner. Must sign up by Oct 2nd.


To sign up for the fall Retreat go to


September 25 - Tracey Singleton

Nursery volunteers are needed.  Please contact Shawnna Smith-Parker to take a turn serving our littlest blessings in September!  Thank you!    

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.Push Pay

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

3. By mail:  
GUMC, PO Box 2179 Garner, NC 27529              

Attendance for September 18, 2022: 110

Weekly General Budget Financial Data for 9/18/2022

General Budget needed weekly: $18,189

Received 9/18/2022: $32,061

Budget needed year-to-date: $678,186

Budget giving received year-to-date: $594,881

Parsonage Rental & Bldg. Use Fees y-t-d: $74,021

All Gen. Budget Income y-t-d: $668,901

Over/(Under) General Budget: $ (9,285)

Faith Promise received 9/18/2022: $285

Faith Promise received project-to-date: $302,689

Faith Promise GIC Program 22-23: $22,380  

September 25

John Aman

Joe Koon

September 27

Charlie Frederick

September 28

Adeline Stritzel

September 29

Nancy Cagle

October 1

Amy Chalk

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

September 25, Sunday


Children's Ministry

S'more of Jesus Family Camp Out, CLC

September 26, Monday 


Boy Scouts, 2nd Floor


Women's Bible Study, Room 155


Cub Scouts, First Floor

September 27, Tuesday


Praise Band, CLC

September 28, Wednesday 


Men of Faith Bible Study, Library  


Choir, Handbells, Sanctuary


Design for Living (AA), Fellowship Hall


Men's Basketball, CLC

October 1, Saturday 


Hope Ministries, Fellowship Hall


Youth - CLC

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

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

4801 Edwards Mill Rd

Raleigh, NC 27612

Mildred West

1201 Poplar Avenue

Garner, NC 27529

 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

Global Outreach Team (MISSIONS)

Supported through Faith Promise


Blankets, new socks (men & women)



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