Events Archive

 

“Back to Church Sunday” will be celebrated on Sunday, Sep. 10, beginning with a breakfast in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30 a.m., followed by a program by GMPC’s 2017 Workcampers. Food will be provided. All we need is YOU! Please plan to join us! Click the thumbnail.~~~

Click the Community Events tab for information from the Prince George Local Emergency Planning Committee about the September 7 course to educate the public of the most effective ways to respond to an active shooter incident. Click here for the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Facebook page. Click here for the LEPC website.

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Here’s information about the Preschool Open House August 31st.

GREGORY MEMORIAL PRESCHOOL
P. O. Box 182
Prince George, VA 23875
Ph. 804.704.0584
Open House
Thursday, August 31, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
New and returning families, this is your chance to:
• visit the classrooms
• meet the teachers
• receive information
• copy, complete or submit necessary documents
• and best of all…
• greet the other students and their families!
This will be an informal “meet and greet” gathering that includes light snacks.
So, bring your whole family and enjoy an hour of casual yet informative, productive
time. Feel free to bring your child’s immunization record and birth certificate. Both are
required on or before the first day of class.
We look forward to seeing you!
Janet Lammey
Director, Gregory Memorial Preschool

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Looking for a Summer Camp? Camp Hanover is now accepting registrations for its 2017 summer camp program and offers day and night camping options. Youth must be currently in grades 1-12 to be eligible to attend. Please visit Camp Hanover website at www.camphanover.org for camp information.

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Click the image below for information about our Family Night Cookout and Entertainment, August 15th, 5:30 p.m.

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Click the Community Events tab for information about the August 1st National Night Out event which will be held in the Gregory Church parking lot beginning at 6:00 p.m. Click here to view information about the event posted on the Prince George County website.

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Our special music Sunday, July 30, will be a performance given by the very talented soloist, Mrs. Carolyn Creggar, of Sycamore United Methodist Church.

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This Sunday, July 16th, we will commission our 2017 Gregory Workcampers during the morning’s worship. They will appreciate your prayers and support as we send them off for the week. A list of campers is available in the Church office. Workcamp base is:Dinwiddie High School, 11501 Boisseau Rd., Dinwiddie, VA 23841.

For most of our youth, the culmination of their activities is the annual week at Workcamp where they join 170 other teens and their adult advisors in an event that is part home renovation, part crazy fun, part Christian reflection, and part experiencing the diversity of the church!  We commission these youth and their leaders in the summer and hear their Workcamp story as they lead worship in the fall.

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 Join us July 9th at 11 o’clock in Scott Park for worship, food, fun, and games.

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 The Camp Hanover Camp Fun Day will be Sunday, May 7, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., rain or shine. Bring the whole family (and friends!) to this free event and sample some campfire cooking, enjoy a hayride, get your face painted, take a walk in the woods, and play some classic camp games. Camp Hanover is the outdoor ministry of the Presbytery of the James, of which our church is a member. For more info, visit www.camphanover.org or call (804) 779-2811.

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From the Homecoming Committee:

Birthday Box – We have reinstated the “Birthday Box” with
proceeds going toward our 2017 Homecoming. Suggested
donations per year of age are from $0.25 to $1.00.

Bookmarks For Sale! Marguerite is selling bookmarks that
she made. They are $3 each or 2 for $5. Proceeds go to the Homecoming Committee.

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 Gregory Church Homecoming, 11:00 a.m., Sunday, April 30, 2017!

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Workcamp Fundraiser – Sale of fully-cooked pork butts by prepaid order ($25 each), will be ready for pick up from Gregory Church on Sat., April 22 from 2-4 p.m. To purchase, contact: Rev. Cashing.

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Workcamp Fundraiser: Pork BBQ Dinner, Sat., April 22, 5-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $8/person. Meal includes pork BBQ, slaw, baked beans, dessert & beverage. For tickets, contact Rev. Cashing or Valerie Harsh.

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Homecoming Committee is collecting info to make sure all family and friends, present and past, are invited to our Homecoming celebration April 30, 2017, and to that end we would greatly appreciate your help! If you have current addresses for any previous church members not currently in our directory, please pass that info on to a member of the Homecoming Committee. Thank you!

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Got junk? Live in Prince George County? You’re in luck! See what all you can dispose of for free on April 15, 2017. Check out the Prince George Clean Community Day event by clicking here.

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The new “These Days” publication is available in the Narthex. Be sure to pick up a copy for inspirational reading!

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Click the Community Events tab for information about an Easter music program April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at a nearby church in Chesterfield County.

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Please click here for information about Project James House needs.

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2017 Lenten Service & Lunch Schedule:
(Prayer begins at 12 noon; a simple lunch follows at 12:30 p.m.)
March 9: Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church – View Bulletin by clicking here.
March 16: Sycamore United Methodist Church
March 23: Trinity United Methodist Church
March 30: Gary’s United Methodist Church
April 6: Bethlehem Congregational Church

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March 5 is “Preschool Sunday.” Gregory Preschool’s students will present their Preschool program during morning worship.

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View the Ash Wednesday Bulletin (March 1, 2017) by clicking here.

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 February 12 is Scouts Sunday with worship services led by representatives of Gregory’s Scout Troop 900 and its Scouting affiliates. They have invited the Gregory congregation to their Appreciation Pancake Breakfast at 8 a.m., and the Scouts Sunday Reception after worship. Both events will be held in the Fellowship Hall!

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Remember the Workcamp meeting this Sunday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m.

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A Church Officer Training Class is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

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The Annual Congregational Meeting for 2016 and potluck lunch will follow the worship service January 29th.

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There are no services at the church building today (January 8) due to the weather. However, Pastor Jason has reached out to us from Kentucky with a message for today. You can view it on Youtube by clicking here.

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Our guest preacher on January 8 will be Mrs. Lauren Slingerland.

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Those wishing to send Christmas cards within the congregation are encouraged to use the box in the Narthex.

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Christmas Eve Services with Communion (by intinction): December 24 at 6:30 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.

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Christmas Day Service, December 25: We’ll meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30 a. m. for cookies, cocoa/coffee, carols and to share our stories of what makes Christmas so meaningful in the world and in our lives. Come relaxed; this will be a brief and ‘informal’ service! (NOTE: There will be NO Sunday School on this day.).

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Darkest Night Service, December 21 at 7:00 p.m. A service to honor the grief of lost family and friends in this season. See the bulletin here.

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Angel Tree Gift Deadline is December 18. We are also supporting the James House this Christmas. Click here or on the thumbnail to see the list of needed items. Due date for them is also December 18.

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SAVE THE DATE, YOU’RE INVITED! Christmas Cantata, Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 p.m. See the bulletin here.

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Advent Kick-off – December 8: The Congregational Care Committee is planning a chili and soup dinner as part of the Advent Kick-off event on Thursday, December 8 from 5:00-7:00p.m. We will gather for dinner and fellowship, and then we’ll go out to spread good cheer to our shut-ins and home-bound members. Please see the sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.

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Cookies ‘n’ Cocoa/Open House at GMPC – December 3 at 3:00 p.m. Girl Scout Troop #5000 will provide the cookies this year. Gregory will handle the cocoa. To volunteer for cocoa duty, please contact Judy Recher or Brenda Bond.

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Painting Class: Homecoming Committee has planned an exciting fund-raiser for Monday, November 28 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Using provided acrylic paints, class participants will be guided through the process of painting their own interpretations of an artist’s Christmas-themed painting. Class cost is $45 per person, all supplies included. This will be a fundraiser for the Homecoming scheduled for April 30, 2017. Register at asouthernbrush.com, or contact Valerie Harsh. If paying by check, make check payable to: Kerry Rosier. Please bring finger foods.

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Christmas Poinsettias! Order forms for reserving your Christmas poinsettias will be in the bulletin the next two Sundays (Nov. 13 and 20). Cost: $11 each. Please make your check payable to Gregory Memorial Church and place in the collection plate by the Nov. 20 deadline.

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Potluck Lunch & Church Decorating – Nov. 20: The Worship Committee is hosting a potluck lunch and church decorating event after worship on Sunday, Nov. 20. Join us as we prepare our Sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas season!

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Ecumenical thanksgiving service and dinner will be held by Church of the Sacred Heart on Sunday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. The Church and Knights of Columbus will host a buffet dinner immediately after the service.

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Brunswick Stew Sale to Benefit WorkCamp Crew – Quarts of Brunswick Stew are available to purchase in support of the 2017 Tri-Cities WorkCamp crew. Cost is $7/qt. Please see Valerie Harsh for more info.

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Sunday, October 9th worship will be led by Ms. Colleen Earp, Director of Youth, Environment, and Service for the Presbytery of The James and Camp Hanover, with assistance from members of the Senior High Youth Council of the Presbytery.

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A Celebration of Life for Mary Coleman will be held Monday, October 10 at 5:00 p.m. at Prince George Christian Church on Prince George Drive. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

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Click this link to see photos from the April 16 Youth Group Spaghetti Dinner.

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New Pocket Congregation Directory Coming Soon! I need your help with the update of GMPC’s “Pocket Congregation Directory.”  The most important part is the updating of your contact information. A draft of the Pocket Directory is on the Narthex table.  The draft will be available for you to make any changes needed to your contact information until Sept. 11.  Please mark through incorrect info and write in your correct info. If no changes are needed for your own info, please initial beside your own name. This info will be given to the Homecoming Committee for their upcoming mailing, so your input is urgently needed!  If you cannot make your changes in person, please call me at the office, 732-1081, and I will make your changes for you.  We need this info by Sept. 11.  [Nancy Adams, Secretary]

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“Fresh Start” Sunday will be on September 11 with breakfast beginning  at 9:00 a.m. The program is entitled , “Trust and Obey” and will feature a Prince George police officer and his canine partner. This interactive program is for all ages. On that day, the Sunday School collection/donations received will be used to support the “Heifer Project”, a very worthwhile mission. [from Christian Ed. Committee]

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This year our September 11 “Patriot Day” observance falls on a Sunday. On this day in previous years our Sanctuary has been open for a brief time to those wishing to offer silent prayer and reflection. This year, anyone wishing to gather in the Sanctuary for silent prayer and reflection may do so at 10:45 a.m.; we encourage those who enter the Sanctuary to attend our regular 11:00 a.m. worship service to gather in silence, so as not to disturb the thoughts and prayers of each other.

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Prince George Social Services is sponsoring their 5th Annual Back to School Fair on August 25th at Scott Park. To aid parents and get children off to a good start for the school year, they are challenging each Church in Prince George County to provide a minimum of five (5) pre-packed school backpacks to distribute. This is a wonderful opportunity to help our community and I know we can meet the challenge of 5 backpacks! Please see the lists for the items needed depending on grade levels. If you are unable to fill a backpack, donations of school supplies are also needed. Monetary donations can be sent to Prince George Social Services, PO Box 68, Prince George, VA 23875. Checks should be payable to Prince George Social Services and note “Back to School Fair” on the memo line. Return your items to the Church by August 14th. There will be a blessing of the backpacks/supplies during the 11 o’clock Worship Service on the 14th. Click here to see the list of needed items.

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Painting Class: Homecoming Committee has planned an exciting fund-raiser for Wednesday, August 10 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Using provided acrylic paints, class participants will be guided through the process of painting their own renditions of an artist’s painting. Class cost is $45 per person, all supplies included. As a Homecoming fund-raiser, $20 of each registration paid will be returned to the church to be used for the Homecoming in November. For registration, visit the website at asouthernbrush.com, or contact Valerie Harsh. If paying by check, make check payable to Kerry Rosier. Class participants are asked to bring a tray of finger-foods for sharing during the class.

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Presbyterian Women group will meet Tuesday, August 2 at 12:30 p.m. at the home of Helen and Grace Cibula.

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On Sunday July 17 we will commission our 2016 Gregory Workcampers during the morning’s worship. They will appreciate your prayers and support as we send them off for the week. Work Camp base is: Colonial Heights Middle School, 500 Conduit Road, Colonial Heights, Va. Lunch providers: Mon.- Stewardship & Fin.; Tues.- Worship; Wed.- Congregational Care; Thurs.- Facilities; Fri.- Missions. Mailing address for the campers is: [Camper’s name], c/o Work Camp 2016, P. O. Box 1761, Petersburg, VA 23805. Visitors to Workcamp site must first check in at the Workcamp base at the school and be over the age of 18 and have a government issued picture I.D. If you would like to attend the closing ceremonies for Work Camp 2016, go to Colonial Heights Middle School at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 23. Thanks for giving us another year of your terrific support, Gregory congregation!

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Guest speaker Sun., July 3, will be Ms. Mellissa Miller, a student at Union Presbyterian Seminary. On Sun., July 10, our guest speaker will be Dr. Deborah Rexrode. We look forward to having these two speakers bring the worship message from Gregory’s pulpit in the stead of Pastor Jason who will be on vacation July 1-15.

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“Sunday in the Park”, June 26 at 11:00 a.m. – Please plan to join us for worship in Scott Park! Bring your favorite side-dish(es) to Scott Park for our “Sunday in the Park” worship service. The Church will provide the fried chicken and tea/lemonade. If you have board games, gloves and bats, bring those also for a pick-up game afterward (don’t forget your sunscreen lotion!) Prepare for an afternoon of fellowship and fun! See you there!

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Flying Squirrels Baseball Game on Saturday, June 18
Plans are pretty much same as last year: Those who will car-pool are asked to meet at the Gregory parking lot between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Persons who will drive directly to the Diamond and meet the group at the Diamond are asked to contact Jason about their tickets. Game begins at 6:05 p.m
 
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Bull Hill Road Trash Pick-up – Volunteers will meet at the Church on Saturday, June 4 at 8:45 a.m. for the Adopt-a-Highway trash pick-up on Bull Hill Road. Anyone may join the group…the more participants the better! Morning snack and water will be provided. (Rain date: June 11). Contact Pat Hunter if you have questions.
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Camp Hanover is offering “Contemplative Prayer Practice: A Spiritual Retreat for Adults” on May 20-21.The Retreat is led by Rev. Glenda Hollingshead. Cost: $55/person includes lodging, 3 meals and program. Visit www.CampHanover.org for more information and to register.
 
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Preschool Parents Workday – Gregory’s Preschool parents have volunteered for a Preschool Workday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 to refurbish the Preschool’s playground area which is now showing signs of wear and tear. The children’s fund-raising projects raised $700 of the $900 required for the materials/equipment. Anyone wishing to make a financial donation to the project may do so.

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Gregory’s Youth Work Camp team is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner (fundraiser) from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 in the church Fellowship Hall. Tickets for the meal that includes spaghetti plate, salad, dessert and beverage may be purchased in advance. Cost per person is $8 (adults) & $6 (children age 6-12) and may also be obtained at the door on night of event. Contact Madison or Kevin II Foster for details. (Click thumbnail for larger flyer.)

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Homecoming Committee will hold a community yard sale on Saturday,
April 9 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the GMPC parking lot.
We are looking for donations of gently-used goods. Also, we will
be having a bake sale the same day. If you, or someone you know,
would like to set up a table, a spot can be reserved for $20. If you’d
like to donate items for the yard sale or the bake sale, or if you’d
like to help out during the sales, or have any questions about these
activities, please contact Valerie Harsh.

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Holy Week Services:
Maundy Thursday – Holy Communion Service, 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday – Sanctuary open for prayer, 12:00-1:00p.m. and 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Service, March 27, 7:00 a.m. followed by breakfast. There will be an Easter egg hunt for children at 9:45 a.m.

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Church workday for general cleanup, Saturday, March 26, begins with breakfast at 8:00 a.m.

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The new 2016 Cleaning Schedule sign-up sheet has been placed on the Narthex table, along with an information sheet on what areas are to be cleaned. If you have an hour (or more, depending on your speed) that you can spare for cleaning God’s house, please sign up on the day(s) that fit your schedule while they are available. Our volunteers have saved the church a significant amount of funds by performing these cleaning chores on our alternating cleaning schedules. To those who have served in this capacity, we extend our heartfelt thanks: Thank you, Volunteers!!!

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2016 Lenten services and luncheon schedule: Lenten services will be held at these area churches beginning at noon on each Thursday, followed by a light lunch:

Feb. 18  Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church

Feb. 25  Sycamore United Methodist Church

Mar. 3    Trinity United Methodist Church

Mar. 10  Newville United Methodist Church

Mar. 17  Bethlehem Congregational Church

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“Scouts Sunday” will be celebrated Sunday, February 14. Members of Venture Crew 900, Boy Scout Troop 900 and Cub Scout Pack 910 will participate in our morning worship service. Prior to the worship service, at 8:00 a.m., the scouts will prepare a pancake breakfast for the Gregory congregation in the Fellowship Hall. Following the worship service there will be a dedication of a mural painted by Eagle Scout Joshua Wallace in the Youth Sunday School classroom. Following that dedication, the scouts will host a reception in the Temple Building.
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Mark your calendars for Gregory’s Annual Congregational Meeting
and Sunday Luncheon to be held on Sunday, Jan. 31 in the Fellowship
Hall immediately after worship.

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2016 Officers’ Training will be held (weather permitting) on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

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All church activities and worship services scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd and Sunday, January 24th are cancelled due to the snow storm.

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Guest preacher – Dec. 27: Rothea Kornelius will return to the Gregory pulpit on Sunday, Dec. 27 in the stead of Pastor Jason.

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Christmas Eve services with Holy Communion (intinction) will be held
Thursday, December 24th at 6:30 pm. and at 11:00 p.m.
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A “Darkest Night” service will be held at Gregory beginning at
7:00p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22.
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Angel Tree! Please remember to select your Angel from the Angel Trees in the Narthex and return your gifts by Sunday, Dec. 20.

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Christmas Card Mail Box – Save postage! Send your Christmas
greetings to each other by using the mail box in the Narthex. All cards
must be in by Sunday, Dec. 13.

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Midweek Advent Services are at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 2, Dec. 9, and Dec. 17.

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Click here to learn about the December 20 Christmas Cantata.

Join together for a reception of light refreshments in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the program.

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2016 Work Camp Planning Meeting – A planning meeting for parents and youth who plan to attend the 2016 Work Camp will be held at the church at 7:00 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 8.

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Gregory’s Cookies & Cocoa – After the Prince George Christmas Parade, Sat., Dec. 5. Sign up to bring cookies on sign-up sheets in Narthex and Fellowship Hall. To be a server, contact Judy Recher or Brenda Bond. Cookies may be brought to the Fellowship Hall kitchen Thursday afternoon or after 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, day of parade.

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Advent Kick-off is Dec. 3.  Don’t forget to sign up to bring your favorite Tex-Mex food to share at our Advent Kick-Off festivities that will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3.  This will be a fun evening as we gather in this special time.  Please sign up by Sunday, Nov. 29.

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Items for Advent Raffle (Fund-raiser for Homecoming) – The Congregational Care Committee is accepting donated items for a raffle during Advent Kick-off to be held Dec. 3. Items need to be at the church by Sunday, Nov. 29.

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Christmas Poinsettias – Time to order yours! Cost: $11. Deadline: Nov. 29.
Use provided form to order and place with payment check in collection plate.

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The Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service will be held on Sunday November 22 at
6:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Disputanta. Light refreshments will follow the service.

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A Brunswick Stew cooking event will be held by the Homecoming
Committee on Friday, Nov. 20. Many hands are needed!! To volunteer to help with the preparation contact Valerie Harsh or Evelyn Foster.
Volunteers that prepare veggies will begin at 6:00 p.m.;
volunteers that cook stew will begin at 11:30 p.m.

We are doing presale for $7/qt. for pick up at the Hopewell Optimist Club on the 21st at 9:00 a.m.

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Nov. 3 Election Night Spaghetti Dinner at GMPC Fellowship Hall – This fund-raiser is sponsored by the Homecoming Committee and will offer a nice spaghetti dinner with salad, dessert and beverage at a modest cost of $7 per person. Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS – Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 a.m.All clocks “fall back” one hour!

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Advent Retreat – Nov. 6-7: Camp Hanover is hosting “Keeping Advent
‘Wholly’, an advent retreat for adults from 6:00 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 6) through
4:00 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 7). Cost is $55/person including 3 meals,
lodging and all program materials.
Call 804.779.2811 or visit website at www.CampHanover.org/retreats
for more information or to register.

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GMPC’s Fall Fest – Saturday, October 24th

The Homecoming Committee will hold a Silent Auction and a Bake Sale during the Oct. 24 Fall Fest. If you wish to donate a baked item, please contact Evelyn Foster. Take Silent Auction items to the church by Wednesday the 21st.
Blood Drive – Don’t forget to be eating your Wheaties in advance of the Church’s Blood Drive (Virginia Blood Services) on the day of the Fall Fest, Saturday, Oct. 24!

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“Henricus Hallowe’en” – Those attending our Youth Group’s outing to Henricus Park for “Henricus Hallowe’en” are asked to meet in the Gregory parking lot on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6:00 p.m.

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Fall Work Day at Gregory on Saturday, Oct. 17 starts at 8:00 a.m.
with a hearty breakfast for workers in the Fellowship Hall. Join us!
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Newell Cabin Dedication Service and Open House – Sunday, October 18 at 4pm Please join us for a service of celebration as we dedicate the Sam Newell Cabin, a newly constructed, adult-friendly retreat cabin at Camp Hanover. Tours of the cabin and cookout to follow.

Camp Hanover Jamboree – Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser – Sunday, October 18, 1:30pm to 6:30pm Enjoy some bluegrass pickin’ and strummin’ while supporting ministry at Camp Hanover. Five top-notch bands play throughout the day. Get your fill of Brunswick Stew and other tasty treats.

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Guest preacher, Rothea Kornelius, will return to the Gregory pulpit on
Sunday, Oct. 11 in the stead of Pastor Jason.

DATE CHANGE – Missions Committee’s Bull Hill Road Clean-up
(VDOT “Adopt-a-Highway” trash pick-up) that was originally scheduled
for Sep. 19 has been re-scheduled for Saturday, Sep. 26, participants to meet
at 8:45 a.m. at the church before proceeding to site. Scouts will also assist with trash
pick-up! (Rain Date: 10/3)

Click the Community Events tab for information about a September 18 performance by The Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus from Ukraine, “The Splendor of Music”

During the months of July and August, we will be worshipping
together at 10:00 a.m. The two Adult Sunday School classes will be
meeting in the Fellowship Hall at 9:00 a.m. (combined as Fellowship
Class) with coffee provided, and anyone who wishes to stay for coffee
and fellowship following worship is warmly invited to do so.

Sunday, July 19th, is Work Camp “Send-off Day” for our young campers and
old staffers. They will appreciate your prayers and support as we send
them off for the week. Work Camp base is: Colonial Heights
Middle School, 500 Conduit Road, Colonial Heights, Va.
Mailing address for the campers is:
[Camper’s name]
c/o Work Camp 2015
P. O. Box 1761
Petersburg, VA 23805.
Visitors to Work Camp’s job site must be over age of 18 with a
government-issued picture I.D. If you would like to attend the
closing ceremonies for Work Camp 2015, come to Colonial Heights
Middle School at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 25. Thanks for giving
us another year of your terrific support, Gregory congregation!

Tri-Cities Work Camp: Gregory’s week at Tri-Cities Work Camp is
July 20-24.

Camp Hanover at Gregory Church: Our Day Camp will be held this
week (Mon.-Fri.) from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. A special “Ice Cream
Social” has been planned for “Parents’ Night” this Wednesday, July 8,
beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Welcome Mrs. Colleen Earp to Gregory’s pulpit today. Colleen is the
Director of Youth, Environment, and Service Ministries with the
Presbytery of The James and Camp Hanover. Colleen and her husband,
Mike, live in Richmond.

Eagle Scout Court of Honor – Kevin S. Foster III: The
Congregation is invited to attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor
for Kevin S. Foster, II. Sunday, June 28, 2:00 p.m. at the Prince
George Company 1 Fire Station.

Office copier: The changeover to our new office copier will be
made either June 25 (or 26), same day our newsletter and bulletin
are printed. To avoid “down time” occurring on our busiest day of
the week, we will print our paperwork Wednesday.

So, these are the deadlines required to accomplish this task:

Announcements for Scott Park Worship Sunday bulletin:
emailed or call the office by Tuesday afternoon, June 23.

Announcements/articles for July newsletter: emailed by Monday
morning, June 22.

Session will be discussing the possibility of going to a ‘summer
schedule’ for worship during the months of July and August. We
would meet at 10:00 a.m. for worship, with time for fellowship and
coffee following. If so desired, adult Sunday School groups could
meet at that time (or any other time as determined by the group).
As we will discuss this possibility at our Session meeting
June 15th, we would like to have your feedback. Please let
a Session member know if you have thoughts you would like
shared with the group for our discussion.

In Memory of Christine Belsches – Read about her son’s gift here.

Announcements and articles for the Newsletter are needed in the Church office by the 3rd Thursday of the month due to new meeting schedule.

Clean Community Day – April 11 – Click the Community Events tab for more information.

Join us for Gregory’s Sunrise service at 7:00 a.m. on Easter morning and afterwards, enjoy a hearty breakfast prepared by the Gregory men under the coordinating efforts of Jerry Bond in the Fellowship Hall.

An Easter Egg Hunt is planned for Easter Sunday between church services (about 9:45 a.m.) Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex if you can help out by providing some filled plastic Easter eggs to be returned Palm Sunday.

Clean Community Day – April 11 – Click the Community Events tab for more information.

2015 meeting date changes: Missions Committee will meet on the 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., in odd-numbered months. Session will meet in even-numbered months. More on new meeting schedule in April news letter.

Join Susan, Sandy and Mary for fellowship and scrapbooking at the church on Saturday, March 28 at 9 a.m. Bring your own supplies, pictures, your lunch/beverage, and be ready for some great fun!

The Facilities Committee made an announcement on Sunday, Feb.1 about the prospect of painting the Sanctuary. It has been many years since it was last painted and is in need of a long drink of paint. The problem we have is there are not any available funds in the budget right now to do it. The job is in the neighborhood of $3,000. We would like to see if we could do it with donations from anyone who could help. There will be a paint pail for donations in the Narthex each week if you can help to make this happen. Thank you. [Facilities Committee]

On March 8, following worship, we will be holding a luncheon and the annual meeting of the church membership. Following the annual meeting Jason will share some of his photos and experiences from the Holy Lands, and allow time for questions. If you’ve been interested to hear about his trip, you won’t want to miss this!

Worship February 22nd will be led by Colleen Earp, who is the Director for Youth, Environmental, and Service Ministries with Camp Hanover and Presbytery of The James.

The congregation will meet following worship on Sunday, February 15, to hold its Annual Congregational Meeting.

The 2015 Lenten Season is fast approaching. You are invited to attend the Ash Wednesday Service here at Gregory Church on Wednesday, Feb. 18 beginning at 7:00 p.m. and the following Lenten Ecumenical Prayer Services and Luncheons scheduled throughout the County. Prayer begins at 12 noon with a simple lunch to follow at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Feb. 26  Trinity UMC, 10021 County Dr., Disputanta
Mar. 5     Sycamore UMC, 9710 Old Stage Rd., Prince George
Mar. 12   Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6300 Courthouse Rd., Prince George
Mar. 19   Newville UMC, 9014 Hines Rd., Disputanta
Mar. 26   Bethlehem Congregational Church, 10501 Pole Run Rd., Disputanta

Sunday February 8 is “Scout Sunday” and we welcome members of Gregory’s Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Crew who are serving our congregation in today’s worship service. The Scouts invite you to a reception in the Temple Building after worship

Please click the Community Events tab for information about the January 26 TRIAD meeting.

Please remember the traveling pastoral group in your prayers while on their journey in the Holy Lands from January 5-19. Please keep Pastor Jason, his group, and their family members in your prayers.

The Rev. Kelly Kaufman will deliver the pastoral message on January 11 and 18 in the stead of Pastor Jason.

Please click here to see Christmas Eve Bulletins.

Camp Hanover’s “Winter Camp” (Dec. 28-30) is now accepting camper applications.  The Camp is open to the public.  Youth in Grades 5 through 12 are eligible to attend.  Please contact Camp Hanover staff at 804-779-2811 for more information.

CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE!  Missions has put up the Angel tree again this year.  In this season of giving to us God’s greatest gift, what better time to give back to someone not as fortunate.  On the morning of December 7, you will see the trees in the Narthex decorated with angels for the children and food gifts for the family.  Please have your gifts and food back to the Church by Dec. 21.

Christmas cards to each other that have been placed in the box provided in the Narthex will be given out December 14th and 21st.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JUNE HAWKS (Nov. 11) – The family of Mrs. June Hawks will hold a memorial service for Mrs. Hawks at Gregory Church on Tuesday, November 11 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of having congregation members bring individual covered-dish food items to serve at the family repast that follows the service, it is requested that monetary donations be given toward the purchase of items that will be prepared for the meal by the Congregational Care Committee. Please give your donation to Sheila Fields, Committee member, either Sunday, October 26 or Sunday, November 2. [Contact: Sheila Fields]

DEDICATION OF NEW HYMNALS – Sunday, November 2, we will be dedicating our new hymnals in worship. This is a service you won’t want to miss. Remember to set your clocks back one hour the evening before, and arrive on time Sunday!

GMPC SEEKS NEW TREASURER – If you, or someone you know, may be interested and capable, please contact Pat Hunter, Chair of the Personnel Committee for more details.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SERVE ON CONGREGATIONAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE – We are looking for three volunteers, congregational members, to serve on the Congregational Nominating Committee who will work at securing a slate of officers for the upcoming class. If you would be interested in helping with this important task, for a short period of time, please contact Jason at the church. Thank you!

OUTREACH POLL – The Outreach Committee needs your help in taking a poll on your special interests. In the Narthex are sign-up sheets indicating three topics: “Healthy Living/Eating”, “Financial Planning”, and “Routine Engine/Car Maintenance.” Please indicate your preference by signing up under the ones you have interest in. Results will be used to determine which may be the most popular future outreach programs for us, as well as for the community. Thank you!  [Contact: Judy Recher].

Please consider volunteering to be an usher or to keep the nursery. If you will serve as a volunteer for either of these tasks, please contact Rose Scott.

PRINCE GEORGE FOOD BANK URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR USED PLASTIC GROCERY SACKS! Please bring your gently used plastic grocery sacks to the collection box in the Fellowship Hall. The Food Bank really can put them to good use when it distributes food to those in need.

Prince George Triad meets Monday, October 27. Details are on the Community Events page.

THIRD SUNDAY LUNCH & LEARN will begin again on October 19, following worship. Any and all are invited to attend; this month the meal will be provided by members of the Facilities committee. Come for worship to have your soul fed, stay for the luncheon to have your stomach fed, and engage the conversation around “Spreading the Kingdom of God”!

Come join us for our Fall Festival! October 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It will Include Petting Zoo, Pumpkin Painting, Games and many more activities for the Whole Family. Hot Dogs, Chips and Drinks will be provided. Everyone is invited. Photos from our 2011 Community Day are here.

GMPC FALL WORK DAY:  SEPTEMBER 27!  The Facilities Committee invites and welcomes all workers, helpers, and work directors (or people who just want a free breakfast!) to come out on Saturday, Sept. 27 for our Fall Work Day. Start time is 7:30 a.m. with enough food to give you energy for the day.  (Or make you want to take a nap!) Coffee is “all-you-can drink!” Please join us for breakfast and the clean-up, and help us to beautify our church for fall. [Contact: Keith Spain]

TRIAD meeting – September 22 – Click the Community Events tab above for more information.

FOOD DRIVE FOR PG FOOD BANK – PG TRIAD is sponsoring a week-long food drive beginning September 7 through September 14 for the Prince George Food Bank. A box has been placed in the Fellowship Hall to receive your donated non-perishable food items. [Contact: Judy Recher]

Attend a one day experience — August 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. — to dream about how the Presbytery of the James can grow disciples for Jesus Christ. Click here for more information.

EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT – Bryan Hudgins, Life Scout of Troop 900, chartered by Gregory Church, has chosen to construct and install a much-needed handicapped access ramp on the front facing entrance of the Temple Building as his Eagle project. To fund his project, he has started a scrap-metal recycling fund, and he is also seeking donations to raise the estimated $3,000 funds prior to beginning the project.  Donations in check form can be written out to Troop 900 with the memo stating: “Bryan’s Eagle Project.”  Any and all donations are appreciated, and may be given to Kevin Foster or placed in the downstairs Gregory mailbox marked “Boy Scouts.”

“BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR” –  Gregory Church is again collecting school supplies for “Back to School Fair.” Collection boxes will be placed in the Fellowship Hall to receive donated school supplies until Sunday, July 27.  The donated school supplies will be distributed by Prince George Social Services at “Back to School Fair” in August. A list of needed school supplies is available in the Narthex. (Contact: Dianne Overstreet, Missions)

2014 WORK CAMP!  July 20th is “Send-off Day” for our young campers and old staffers. Join us at the 11 o’clock worship service for the send off. If you would  like to attend the closing ceremonies for Work Camp 2014, go to Colonial Heights Middle School at 8:30 a.m. on July 26. Thanks for giving us another year of your terrific support, Gregory Congregation! (Look at the July 20 Sunday Bulletin for more information about the work-campers.)

WE WELCOME TO THE GREGORY PULPIT JULY 6th as our guest preacher, Ms. Rothea Kornelius. Ms. Kornelius is a recent graduate of Dubuque Seminary. She is originally from South Africa, presently residing in South Hill, Virginia.

Click over to the Community Events page for an opportunity to help with a clean water project for the county.

CAMP HANOVER DAY CAMP begins Monday! See information about the camp on page 4 in the May Newsletter.

CAMP HANOVER DAY CAMP registration is now open. See information about the camp on page 4 in the May Newsletter.

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY/BULL HILL ROAD CLEANUP (Missions Committee) – Saturday, June 21, meet at the church at 8:45 a.m.; then proceed to Bull Hill Road for trash pickup.

OUTREACH COMMITTEE PLANS GROUP TRIP TO FLYING SQUIRRELS GAME! The Committee is planning a trip to a Richmond Flying Squirrels game on Saturday, June 14, and we want you to join us! We’ll carpool up to The Diamond, and sit as a group for an evening of fun! Tickets will cost between $10 – $15, depending on where we sit. If interested, please officially sign up on the sheet in the Narthex, and see Josh or Jason with questions!

SUNDAY, JUNE 8 — FALL 2015 SPECIAL EVENT PLANNING MEETING – A planning meeting will be held after worship to make plans for a special event to be held in the Fall of 2015.  The meeting is open to anyone who would like to be part of the planning process.

COMMUNITY EVENTS – Check our new Community Events page for information about the Bike Rodeo (May 31). Other community events of interest will be posted as they become available. (Click “Community Events” near the top of this page.)

GMPC WORK CAMP FUND-RAISER BBQ, Saturday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – MAY 1, 7:00 p.m., Prince George Courthouse.

CASA SUPERHERO 5K RACE (St. Joseph’s Villa)!  What are you doing on the morning of April 26? Do you dream of being outside and enjoying spring weather? Want to do something to promote a good cause in our region? It’s not too late to sign up to join Jason and others in participating in the CASA Superhero 5K! Walk or run, it will be a good time of fellowship and exercise! See Jason for more details on how to register to participate or support! (Click here to visit the Superhero webpage.)

GMPC SPRING WORK DAY – Sat., April 12; breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m.

GROUP TRIP TO FLYING SQUIRRELS GAME!  The Outreach Committee is planning a trip to a Richmond Flying Squirrels game, and we want you to join us! We’ll carpool up to The Diamond and sit as a group for an evening of fun! And if we get 25, we can reserve a special seating area!! Cost is estimated at $10-$15, depending on where we sit. [Contact for details:  Josh Ingram or Jason Cashing]

LENTEN SERVICE SCHEDULE: Service begins @ 12:00 noon; lunch follows service.
March 13 –  Church of the Sacred Heart, 9302 Community Lane, So. Prince George, VA
March 20 –  Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6300 Courthouse Rd., Prince George, VA
March 27 –  Newville UMC, 9014 Hines Rd., Disputanta, VA
April 3      –  Bethlehem Congregational Church, 10501 Pole Run Rd., Disputanta, VA
April 10    –  Trinity UMC, 10021 County Dr., Disputanta, VA.

ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY/BULL HILL ROAD CLEAN-UP– Saturday, April 5 at 8:45 a.m., meet at Church for breakfast first, then proceed to trash pick-up area.

THE LAST DAY TO ORDER EASTER LILIES IS SUNDAY, APRIL 6 – Forms are in the Narthex to order lilies ($11 each) or to give a donation instead in honor/remembrance of your special person(s)   (Contact: Rose Scott)

Sunday, March 16 – Join us for Preschool Sunday during the 11 o’clock worship service.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME –  Time to “spring forward” 2:00 a.m., on Sunday, March 9.

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE on March 5 at 7:00 p.m. will be followed by Choir practice.

THIRD SUNDAY LUNCH – Reminder that Sunday February 16 the Missions Committee will be hosting the Third Sunday Lunch in the Fellowship Hall. The mission trip to Oklahoma City will be discussed. All are welcome!

On Sunday, February 9th, Boy Scout Troop 900 will be hosting a pancake breakfast for the congregation beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  Come have breakfast and enjoy some fellowship before Sunday School starts.

During worship, the Scouts will be leading us in worship and in service as we join Scout troops throughout the World in celebrating Scout Sunday.  This is an important time in the life of the Church as we accept charters from the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing Crew and renew our commitment to this important mission of our Church.

Immediately after Worship, the Scouts and their families are hosting a reception in the Temple Building to again honor the congregation and thank them for their commitment.  This would be a great opportunity for you to see the completed window project that the Scouts and their leaders spearheaded.

THIRD SUNDAY LUNCHEON & ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will follow  worship service on Jan. 19.  Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex to bring soup, sandwiches and/or dessert. (Host: Worship Committee)

Rev. Dr. Louis Williams, guest minister, will lead the 11 o’clock worship service December 29th.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES – December 24 – Worship services will be at 6:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

ANGEL TREE – The last day to bring gifts for the Angel Tree is December 22. [Contact: Pat Hunter]

CHRISTMAS CANTATA – December 15 – during the 11:00 o’clock worship service.

GREGORY’S CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE – December 7 – The Outreach Committee will again be sponsoring the Open House following the PG Christmas Parade on December 7.  Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.  So we will be looking for your support in supplying cookies and being helpers in the kitchen.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the Narthex and Fellowship Hall soon for volunteers to sign up.   [Contact:  Judy Recher]

ADVENT KICK-OFF will be Thursday, December 5 starting at 6:00 p.m.  There  will be a Chili/Soup Contest.  Make your best and enter the contest.  After the  judges do their tasting, this will be our evening meal.

There will be a Fashion/Model Show Contest following our meal.  Choose your favorite character, design your outfit based on that character, write a description of the design and model your creation.  This should be a lot of fun!  We need all ages and genders to sign up.  Each contest will be judged, so please sign up! [Contact:  Congregational Care Committee]

“HOLIDAY MAIL FOR HEROES” – December 1 – The Outreach Committee is supporting the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program again this year.  Gregory Church did this a few years ago.  There will be a box of Christmas cards in the narthex for your use to write messages to deserving GI’s. Another box will sit beside it to place your finished cards.  If anyone has any extra cards to donate, please feel free to add them to the box. Deadline for mailing is December 1.  Let’s show our support for the military that protects our freedom. Your support will be most appreciated.

THIS YEAR’S ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE will be held at Church of the Sacred Heart, New Bohemia on Sunday, November 24. This year’s prayer service will be structured around Vespers or Evening Prayer and will begin in the Church promptly at 6:30 p.m. The service will be followed immediately by a free turkey dinner with all the trimmings in the Parish Center sponsored by our Knights of Columbus. A headcount is needed for food preparation, so if you plan to attend the dinner, please call in to the Gregory office by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.14, so that we can let Sacred Heart’s staff know how many to expect from Gregory.

JOIN US FOR OUR THIRD SUNDAY LUNCH after worship on Sunday, November 17 in the Fellowship Hall. The lunch is hosted by the Stewardship and Finance Committee with the theme:  “Thanksgiving Feast.” Please use the sign-up sheet in the Narthex to indicate the covered dish you plan to bring to the lunch. See you there!

PICTORIAL CHURCH DIRECTORY – November 12 & 13 – Be sure to sign up to have your picture taken for the Church Directory. Appointment dates and times are: November 12 & 13 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. both days. Each household / family unit will receive a free 8″ x 10″ photo and Directory. Additional pictures can be purchased. Contact Glenda Mayhew to schedule your sitting.

October 26 Fall Fest & Pig Roast!

Third Sunday Luncheon, October 20 – The theme of Gregory’s Third Sunday Luncheon (this month’s host: Congregational Care Committee) is “Invite Someone to Church.”  Please invite a guest(s) to worship with you that day and then join us with your guest(s) at the luncheon which will be held in the Fellowship Hall after worship.

If questions about faith, church and religion have crossed your mind (or the mind of someone you know), then you won’t want to miss our next Third Sunday Luncheon and Discussion. We’ll be spending some time, with food of course, discussing these questions and others, and what it means to be a Christian, a Disciple, Committed to the Cross of Christ, and a Member of the Body of Christ.

Guest Speaker Doug Walters, October 13 – Mr. Walters, Executive Director of Camp Hanover, will speak at the 11 o’clock worship service.

Adopt-A-Highway Bull Hill Road Cleaning – Saturday, October 5, meet at the church for breakfast at 8:45 a.m. and then proceed to Bull Hill Road for trash pickup.

Fall Work Day – GMPC’s Fall Work Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 28. The Work Day will begin at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. [Rain date: Saturday, October 5]

Congregational Nominating Committee Meeting – On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. the committee will meet in the Fellowship Hall.

Session meeting immediately following worship – On Sunday, September 22, 2013 there will be a Session meeting in the Fellowship Hall to consider the September 17 meeting Agenda.

Third Sunday Luncheon & Education Series, September 15We will also “score a touchdown” on Sunday, September 15th when the church holds a luncheon and the first of a series of educational discussions. See the September Newsletter for more information.

Kick-Off Sunday, September 8 – We will “Kick Off” the new year for Sunday School and Church. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall with a “tailgate party” featuring your favorite breakfast dishes. Please wear your favorite team jersey or T-shirt. See the September Newsletter for more information.

August 18 — our guest minister will be Susan Butterworth. Susan is certified “Ready to Receive a Call” through the Presbytery of the James. For the past several years, she has been working at River Road Presbyterian Church to help provide leadership in pastoral care and worship, and other aspects of ministry.

FAMILY FUN! Don’t miss the fun, food, and fellowship in store for you on “Family Fun Night (Afternoon)”, July 28 from 4 to 7 PM. There will be entertainment for everyone, whether you choose to be a participant or spectator. You won’t be bored, we promise!! Bring a friend or two! Click here for the flyer.

Photos from Rev. Cashing’s May 26 Installation Ceremony are available here.

Photos from the recent Youth Group Bar-B-Que dinner fund-raiser can be viewed here.

NEW PASTOR: Monday, April 8, 2013, Reverend Jason Cashing began his ministry with Gregory Memorial. On Sunday, April 14, he conducted worship for the first time at Gregory Memorial. Following that first worship service we had a welcoming get together and pastor “pounding” in the Fellowship Hall. (The pounding isn’t as bad as it sounds; check it out on page 4 of the April Newsletter.) Click here to learn more about Rev. Cashing.

Called Session Meeting immediately after Worship this Sunday, July 14.

April 27 – 6:00 p.m. Fund-raiser: BBQ Dinner in the Fellowship Hall sponsored by the GMPC Youth Group Work Campers; tickets $8.00; eat-in / take-out; contact is Keith Spain.

The April Newsletter is available by clicking here. …Read the front page article about our new pastor, Reverend Jason Cashing. …Gregory memorial Preschool enrollment information is on page 5 of the newsletter.

NEW PASTOR: Monday, April 8, 2013, Reverend Jason Cashing began his ministry with Gregory Memorial. On Sunday, April 14, he will conduct worship for the first time at Gregory Memorial. Following that first worship service we will have a welcoming get together and pastor “pounding” in the Fellowship Hall. (The pounding isn’t as bad as it sounds; check it out on page 4 of the April Newsletter.)

NEW PASTOR: Monday, April 8, 2013, Reverend Jason Cashing will officially begin his ministry with Gregory Memorial. On Sunday, April 14, he will conduct worship for the first time at Gregory Memorial. Following that first worship service we will have a welcoming get together and pastor “pounding” in the Fellowship Hall. (The pounding isn’t as bad as it sounds; check it out on page 4 of the April Newsletter.)

GUEST PASTOR: Reverend Nancy Essig will be the guest pastor for the 11 o’clock worship service on April 7th.

EASTER SUNDAY, March 31st is when Reverend Bullock will conclude her interim ministry with Gregory Church. Join us for the 7:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service; then stay for breakfast served in the Fellowship Hall. Sunday School follows at 9:45 a.m. and then Rev Bev will conduct her final worship service with Gregory Church at 11 o’clock.

SCHEDULE FOR LENTEN PRAYER & LUNCHEONS: Lenten prayer service begins at noon and is followed by the luncheon at 12:30 p.m., at these hosting churches:

Feb. 28 – Sycamore United Methodist Church, 9700 Old Stage Road, Prince George, Va. (Tel. 541-1181) March 7 – Bethlehem Congregational Church, 10501 Pole Run Road, Disputanta, Va. (Tel. 861-0834) March 14 – Church of the Sacred Heart, 9300 Community Lane, Petersburg, Va. (Tel. 732-6385) March 21 – Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6300 Courthouse Road, Prince George, Va. (Tel. 732-1081)

THANK YOU LUNCHEON: An appreciation luncheon for Reverend Bullock will be held in the Fellowship Hall following the 11 o’clock worship service on March 24th. Reverend Bullock will conclude her interim ministry with Gregory Church with the 11 o’clock Easter service on March 31st.

EASTER FLOWERS: Forms for ordering Easter flowers for remembrance/memorial are on Narthex table. Deadline is Sunday, March 17. More information is in the bulletin here.

February Newsletter is posted here.

Called Congregational Meeting February 24

Christmas Parade Day photos are posted here. The Gregory Church float was the winner of the Judges Choice Award presented by the Prince George Country Board of Supervisors.

Stated Congregational Meeting February 17

Boy Scout Sunday February 10: The Boy Scouts present the worship service and then host a reception following worship. The Sunday bulletin is posted here.

Sacrament of Holy Communion February 3: Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the even numbered months.

Guest Minister January 27: Our Guest Minister will be Dr. Donald Marsden. (This week’s bulletin.)

Christmas Eve Service with Holy Communion: December 24, 6:30 p.m.

Angel Tree, December 2: Grab your angel off the tree and return your gift by Sunday, December 16th. We are sponsoring two families this Christmas season.

Children’s Christmas Pageant, December 16: During the 11:00 o’clock worship service the children will present the Christmas Story in word and song.

Cookies and Hot Cocoa after the parade, December 1: The Prince George Christmas Parade begins at 3:00 p.m. at Beazley School and ends near the church. Join us in the Church Fellowship Hall for cookies and hot cocoa after viewing or participating in the parade.

Congregational Nominating Committee is seeking four eligible Presbyterians to serve on the Session for the 2013 term. Service to God’s church is one of the many forms of stewardship available to each of us. The decisions affecting the day-to-day workings of Gregory are made by the Session. If you want more voice in the decision-making process for the church, give prayerful thought to accepting the opportunity to become an active elder in 2013!!! If you are inclined to answer this call to serve, please contact: Vern Smith, Evelyn Foster, Richard Harsh, Jen Smyth, or Donald Hunter.

Ecumenical Service For Thanksgiving, November 18: The service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 10021 County Drive (US 460), Disputanta, VA.

Election of Elders, November 18: Following the worship service four elders will be elected. Also, three Congregational Nominating Committee members will be elected.

Workcamp Sunday, November 11: The Youth and adults who participated in the recent Workcamp project will present the worship service November 11th. Join us for an inspirational service at 11:00 a.m. and for a potluck lunch following the service. You can view photos of the Workcamp project here.

Bull Hill Road Clean-up, November 3: The Missions Committee and Boy Scout’s clean-up of Bull Hill Road will be Saturday, November 3. Meet at Gregory Church at 8:45 a.m. Please contact Pat Hunter if you plan to help so she can get a headcount. A light snack (usually water, juice, muffin) will be provided at the church before the clean-up begins.

For information about Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence, look at the end of the October 14 Bulletin.

Rev. Bullock will be on vacation October 21 – 27. Pulpit supply October 21st will be Rev. Katherine Todd (former assistant director for Camp Hanover). Beverly will return to the pulpit October 28th.

Jason Hundley

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, October 27: The Gregory Memorial Flag / Memorial Project is well underway, but your help is needed. I have raised about 35% of funds needed to complete the project but still need $2,300 more. On Saturday, October 27, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. I will host a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser in the Church Fellowship Hall! Tickets are $8 and include a great Italian meal with dessert. You can dine in or carry out. For tickets, contact me at 804-605-4726, or by email at Jason.troop900@yahoo.com. Thank you for support. Together we will succeed!!! (Check the newsletter for more information about the Memorial Flag Project.)

Reminder: General Workday for Church Volunteers will begin on October 6th with a breakfast at 8:00 AM. Contact Bobby Allen for more information.

Important Dates in Boy Scouting: Eagle Scout Spaghetti Supper Fund-Raising Project has been set for October 27th in the Fellowship Hall. Donations will be cheerfully accepted. For more information, please contact Kevin Foster. Also, some upcoming events in Scouting: Scout Master Conference – Sept 11th, and Board of Review Sept 18th; advancements this month will be included in the Scouts Court of Honor on Sept 26th.

This Sunday’s worship includes a “Service for Wholeness for a Congregation.” Available to us in the “Book of Common Worship,” such a service recognizes our brokenness as children of God. As we seek healing in all areas of our lives through Jesus Christ, we come to God with intercessory prayers creating a sacred space for those who wish to receive the laying on of hands and anointing with oil.

SUMMER SUNDAY HOURS – Please note starting Sunday, July 1st our summer hours will be 9:15 am Sunday School and 10:00 am Worship. These hours will conclude on Sunday August 26th.

SOCIAL SERVICES BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR – Prince George Social Services is having a Back to School Fair for children living in Prince George. The church MISSIONS Committee is asking for your support by helping to donate items to be turned in by July 29th. Boxes are in the fellowship hall and in the narthex along with the list of items needed. We hope to overflow our boxes. Thank you for your gracious giving. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Checks should be made out to PGSS.

Visit your Workcampers this week at these addresses

Bradley – 80 Culpepper Street

Ellie – 20 Eastover Avenue

Herb – 207 Grigg Street

Nikki – 103 Summit Street

Jacob – 475 Pine Ridge Road

Kayla – 1212 Paul Street

Pam – 934 West Washington Street

WORKCAMP 2012 – During July 8 – 14 there will be two adults from Gregory Church working on the Workcamp staff. During July 22 – 28 there will be seven youth and six adults involved in the Workcamp project. Support your youth and adults with a letter of encouragement and support during their hot, hard work. The mailing address is: “Participant Name”, WORKCAMP 2012, P.O. Box 1761, Petersburg, VA 23805. See more about Workcamp 2012 here. You can find the names of the Workcamp participants in the Newsletter.

SOCIAL SERVICES BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR – Prince George Social Services is having a Back to School Fair for children living in Prince George. The church MISSIONS Committee is asking for your support by helping to donate items to be turned in by July 29th. Boxes are in the fellowship hall and in the narthex along with the list of items needed. We hope to overflow our boxes. Thank you for your gracious giving. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Checks should be made out to PGSS.

A “KIDS FRIENDLY” SUNDAY – Sunday, April 22, worship will be designed to be more inclusive of the needs of children. Music, bulletin, sermon and more will be shaped to inspire both young and old!

THE AMAZING GRACE RACE – IT IS HERE! The nationally televised TV show, The Amazing Race, is coming to Gregory. At 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 15th we will try to pull this off. The staff will be accepting applicants to participate along with our youth. Due to the stress and rigors of this race only those with the highest level of spiritual health will be accepted. The plan is to have four teams of four people. There are other opportunities to help out at various locations that will be needed. The plan is to have a hot dog social when all teams have returned or been found. Please see or call Keith Spain for details. 731-7770

REVEREND BULLOCK AWAY JULY 1ST – Rev. Bev will be attending the General Assembly of the PCUSA which meets every two years. It is being held in Pittsburgh, PA from Friday June 29th until Saturday, July 7th. There will be a guest minister for Sunday, July 1st.

VACATION BIBLE CAMP – Rising 1st thru 5th graders are invited to a week of fun, making new friends and learning about the love of Jesus, July 2-6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is only $25 for five days. Registration forms are available at the church office or on-line at camphanover.org.

YOUTH GROUP ACTIVITY – The Gregory youth will hold a 30 hour famine on July 6th and 7th. More information will follow.

GUEST MINISTER JULY 1ST – Reverend Patrice Bittner will be our guest minister July 1st.

REV. BULLOCK – Rev. Beverly Bullock is teaching the adult Sunday School class for the month of June.

WORSHIP AT SCOTT PARK ON JUNE 24TH – Don’t miss our annual worship service at Scott Park on Sunday, June 24th. Sunday School will begin at the usual 9:45 am time. At 10:30 am, we will go to Scott Park for worship at 11:00 am. The shortened service will be followed by a potluck meal. The church will provide beverages and fried chicken. We’re depending upon you, however, for your delicious salads, casseroles, side dishes and desserts! Casual dress is encouraged.

WELCOME REV. BULLOCK – Rev. Beverly Bullock has joined us and will serve as our Temporary Supply Pastor until we install our new pastor.

FAREWELL POTLUCK – Rev. Sprowl’s last Sunday with us will be on May 6, and everyone is invited to bring your favorite dish to a potluck after worship. Dessert and beverages will be provided.

AMERICAN RED CROSS SHELTER TRAINING, SATURDAY MAY 5 – From 9am to 4pm. If you were unable to attend the earlier orientation and would still like to become a volunteer, you are welcome to join us. The training will be conducted in the Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall and lunch will be provided by the Red Cross. A head count will be needed for lunch. Please email me at diannelynn67@aol.com or feel free to call me at 862-4674 and let me know if you plan to attend. This is truly a way to serve our community in time of need. Thank you, Dianne.

A “KIDS FRIENDLY” SUNDAY – Sunday, April 22, worship will be designed to be more inclusive of the needs of children. Music, bulletin, sermon and more will be shaped to inspire both young and old!

Gregory Memorial is looking for a secretary to work a 12-hour week (hours TBD)

  • Strong communication and computer skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Church Members are welcome to apply

SEND RESUME TO: gmemchurch@aol.com

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EASTER SUNDAY SUNRISE, APRIL 8 – 7:30 am – What better way to travel back in time to the disciple’s surprising discovery of the empty tomb than to worship outdoors in the Temple parking lot on Easter morning! During this shortened service, we’ll sing the familiar songs of Easter and rejoice in the good news that “He is risen indeed!” The service will be followed by our usual delicious Gregory Easter breakfast in the Fellowship Hall! (In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in the sanctuary.)

EASTER SUNDAY FESTIVAL WORSHIP, APRIL 8 – Bring a flower from your garden or use one of ours to “flower” the Cross as evidence of new life in Christ! Flowers, soaring choruses, an inspirational message… and you! That’s what it will take for our worship to become truly festive. It’s always a wonderful time to invite guests and family members to join you.

MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 5 – 7:00 pm – This year in addition to celebrating the Lord’s Supper in intimate fashion at the front of the sanctuary, the service will also be one of “tenebrae” (Latin for “shadows”) where we will extinguish candles and lights with the reading of Scripture to suggest the fading of Jesus’ light from the world.

LENTEN WORSHIP & LUNCHEONS – On Thursday, March 29, Bethlehem Congregational Church, 10501 Pole Run Road, Disputanta, will host at noon. Lunch is free and all are invited!

“LOVE WINS” IS FOCUS OF ADULT CLASS – Pastor Mark is leading a 5 week class on the bestselling Christian book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived. The class meets on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in the parlor through April 1.

PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 1 – 11:00 am – Once again on this holy day we observe the contrasts of Jesus’ triumphal procession into Jerusalem and his rejection by his people at the Cross. We will have our own procession and waving of palm fronds and invite you to join us!

SEASON OF LENT – The six weeks before Easter provide us an opportunity to reflect personally upon God’s deep love for us despite our spiritual failures. It is a time marked by the color purple suggesting the somber mystery of the cross.

THE BLANKET PROJECT – There is a donation box in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like to make a donation, please do so at any time through Sunday, April 1. Winter means warmth is needed!

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help in the PG Clothes Closet on Wednesday, March 28 at 9:30 am. Your help would be most appreciated in converting the Clothes Closet from Winter to Summer clothing. Until further notice, no clothing/shoe donations will be accepted.

TRIAD will be meeting on Monday, March 26, at 1PM in the Prince George Library. Randy Davis, Outreach Coordinator from Virginia Attorney General’s Office will be presenting the program on “Elder Abuse & Neglect and Medicaid Fraud”. Come join us and learn about the many benefits TRIAD has to offer as well as sharing fellowship with your Prince George neighbors!

5-CENTS-A-MEAL-OFFERING, SUNDAY, MARCH 25 – Help us feed the hungry in Prince George and beyond with this monthly offering taken during the 11:00 o’clock worship service by our children with the “red wagon.”

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