2.8.2024 Thankful Thursday

Village Bonds

Thankful Thursday lifts gratitude for conversations with friends who have your back. If you are blessed to have invested time, vunerability, loyalty, and trust into a relationship, you understand the value of the foundation that is laid for having conversations in such a raw and open way. Proverbs 18:24 speaks to this type of friendship. These deep connections offer safe places to share and receive outside thoughts on the topic being shared.

Our village of trusted relationships is crucial to our well-being. And village is a key term here. You need a group of supportive relationships in your life. Why? It allows our friends and us to be human. There could be time when you try to turn to one friend for help, but they themselves are hurting, are committed to something else at that given time, or need time to themselves. So we need more than one or two relationships. We need our village.

So how do you begin to build a relationship like this? Take a look at the your schedule. Where are you spending your time? Schedule a chat over coffee or lunch, take a walk together, or plan a fun activity like bowling. Start small. Over time, the little gatherings can add up to fun memories, deep connections, and a broader village bonds.


Thankful Thursday 2-8-2024 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to Worship both online and in person. Worship services occur at 8:00 am, 9:15 am, & 10:30 am. (*8:00 & 10:30 AM worship services are livestreamed on our YouTube channel: @GravelHillUMC. Subscribe & click the bell to be notified when streaming starts.) Christian Education occurs at 9:10 am. To learn more about online worship, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Want to be part of a prayer group? We come together in a collective effort to support and lift up others. You do this during your time with God knowing others are also lifting these prayers to God. Join our Facebook group: Gravel Hill Prayers. It is a closed group to be mindful of the private and sensitive requests made. And it’s purpose: for you to be a prayer warrior both interceding where others are asking for assistance in prayer and requesting prayers for situations that need lifting. To join, please send an email to Katie.

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