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February 2019

Thankful Thursday 2/28/19

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 2/28/19

During this month of love and on this day of thanks, we pause to meet and express gratitude for the Gravel Hill staff. They welcome each of us as we walk through the doors. As we move into Gravel Hill to open our thoughts and spirit to draw closer to our Heavenly Father, the staff has worked diligently to prepare a meaningful worship experience, provide a clean facility, and create connection opportunities for those gathering to become engaged.

Gravel Hill Staff

Each person gathered in these pictures fill their role with a servant’s heart. Many of you have met or seen Pastor Doug, Pastor Shawn, or Visitation Pastor Joe. There are several others who are working behind the scenes to prepare and provide for you. Let’s meet them.

Sundays

Sunday mornings offer a range of opportunities to worship God, learn about Him, and serve others for His glory.

Joyce Lochinger

Joyce

The worship experience is blessed by the creativity of our worship leader, Joyce. She gathers information from the pastor for the message being shared, prepares the media, coordinates information with other staff, and practices with the praise team to provide a meaningful experience for you.

Gravel Hill - Shauna

Shauna

Our Education Minister, Shauna, works to provide content for the Sunday school classrooms, leaders for those classes, and is present each week. She  offers a friendly hello and direction (if needed) to all who arrive to learn about God. The young ones recognize her warm greeting and reciprocate with a smile, giggle, or wave.

 

Tony Rose

Tony

Look behind the drums on a Sunday morning and you may see Lay Mobilizer, Tony. While he is serving through his drumming talent, volunteers are also serving in the Holy Grounds, one of the many connection opportunities Tony organizes for living out God’s call on your life. (Check the Sunday bulletin and Beacon newsletter for more opportunities.)

 

 

 

Weekdays
Dawn Schaffer

Dawn

If you have ever called the church to book a space, ask a question, or get some help, chances are you have gotten to speak with our Business Administrator, Dawn. She handles the flow of facility information. Dawn directs questions and information to the proper places while managing the day to day on site workings and gracefully troubleshoots any snafus that may arise.

Katie Landis

Katie

Our Social Media Manager, Katie, connects Gravel Hill with the digital world. From the website to Facebook to Twitter (check our connections at the bottom of the page), look for weekly posts. And your email can get our monthly newsletter, The Beacon, and/or our weekly Sunday bulletin, Hill Highlights. Click here and scroll down to the form to sign up for your inbox to get some of these Gravel Hill goodies!

These are some of the many faces greeting and serving you at Gravel Hill. And we are grateful for them!

Blessings to you!

Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15 or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Gravel Hill Spring 5K is a walk/run on Saturday, March 23rd. Learn more: click here. Sign up: Register here!

Chicken Pot Pie DinnerSaturday, March 23rd is also the date for the 8th annual Pot Pie Dinner! Sign up to eat in or order take out.

Weekly Wink 2/27/19

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 2/27/19
Activities Tonight: Chicken Pot Pie Dinner

Wahoo – We are gathering this evening! Check the list below for activities you can do.

  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM Be In The Light Meal for all who sign up by Monday @ Noon at the Welcome Center or online prior to the meal. $5/adult, $3/child, or $15/family. (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6-6:30 PM Kidz Choir (Room 301)
  • 6:30 – 8 PM Pioneer Clubs (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6:30 – 8 PM Youth Group: For grades 6th-12th. (Heritage Room aka Library)
  • 6:30 PM 33 Series: Authentic Manhood (Balcony)
  • 6:30 PM Revelation Bible Study: For returning attendees only. (Room 201)
  • 6:45 PM Son Seeker’s Ladies Bible Study (Room 305)
  • 6:45 PM Adult Choir (Room 301)
Next Week:
  • 3/1/19 March Newsletter Calendar begins. Sign up to have The Beacon delivered to your inbox here (Scroll to the bottom to fill in the form.). P.S. While there click Hill Highlights to get the Sunday bulletin sent to your inbox too.
  • 3/3/19 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary)
  • 3/3/19 9:10 AM Bible Study: Unexpected (Room 201)
  • 3/5/19 9:15 AM Bible Study: Discerning the Voice of God (Room 201)
Coming Soon:

  • 3/23/19 9:00 AM Gravel Hill 5K Spring Run – 3 weeks away! Get more info & sign up here.
  • 3/23/19 4 – 7 PM All-You-Can-Eat Pot Pie Dinner (Fellowship Hall) It’s back! Mark your calendars- you don’t want to miss this! Order yours to go here!

Thankful Thursday 2/21/19

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 2/21/19

As I look outside my window, I am thankful to see the sun shining. But I also reflect on yesterday, a day filled with snow, sleet, and more causing most of our family to hunker down inside together. In each of these scenarios, I see the family members surrounding me (physically when they are home asking what’s around to eat and mentally as they are each following the schedules of their day.) These people are a gift.

Thankful Thursday Heart

Both in our time together and our time apart, I know that they are going to be there for me and I for them. The comfort this knowledge brings is also a peace and a confidence. Regardless of the circumstances the love that comes from these relationships sustains the ups and downs of life.

Do those special people in your life know that you are grateful to have them there? Today is a great day to send them a quick text, pop a hand written note in the mail, or cook their favorite meal for them. Let them know you are thinking of them. Let them know how much they mean to you.

Blessings to you!

Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15 or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Gravel Hill Spring 5K is a walk/run on Saturday, March 23rd. Learn more: click here. Sign up: Register here!

Chicken Pot Pie DinnerSaturday, March 23rd is also the date for the 8th annual Pot Pie Dinner! Sign up to eat in or order take out.

Weekly Wink 2/20/19

By | Weekly Wink, Winter Weather Policy
Weekly Wink 2/20/19
Activities Tonight: CANCELLEDACTIVITIES CANCELLED

Per our weather policy, gatherings will not meet tonight. Check the list below for one you can be a part of next week.

  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM Be In The Light Meal for all who sign up by Monday @ Noon at the Welcome Center or online prior to the meal. $5/adult, $3/child, or $15/family. (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6-6:30 PM Kidz Choir (Room 301)
  • 6:30 – 8 PM Pioneer Clubs (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6:30 – 8 PM Youth Group: For grades 6th-12th. (Heritage Room aka Library)
  • 6:30 PM 33 Series: Authentic Manhood (Balcony)
  • 6:30 PM Revelation Bible Study: For returning attendees only. (Room 201)
  • 6:45 PM Son Seeker’s Ladies Bible Study (Room 305)
  • 6:45 PM Adult Choir (Room 301)
Next Week:February WAF 2019: Indoor Soccer
  • 2/22/19 6:30 – 9 PM WAF Night: Indoor Soccer Check out the details here!
  • 2/24/19 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary)
  • 2/24/19 9:10 AM Bible Study: Unexpected (Room 201)
  • 2/26/19 9:15 AM Bible Study: Discerning the Voice of God (Room 201)
Coming Soon:

  • 3/23/19 9:00 AM Gravel Hill 5K Spring Run – 4 weeks away! Get more info & sign up here.
  • 3/23/19 4 – 7 PM All-You-Can-Eat Pot Pie Dinner (Fellowship Hall) It’s back! Mark your calendars- you don’t want to miss this! Order your soup to go here!

Thankful Thursday 2/14/19

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 2/14/19

On the day of celebrating love, many debate the greatest love story ever. Top ten lists rank books, movies, history, or even news headlines that have “the greatest love story ever”. As I search these lists, one story is blatantly missing: God’s love story.

His written love letter in the form of the Bible offers us the full impact of this story AND its capacity to encompass whatever we bring to God and lay before Him.  He has prepared the way for us to come to Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. He is waiting to welcome us into His loving arms.

Thankful Thursday Heart

The greatest love story ever is happening right now. God is here for you. God transcends time and space. The gift of free will allows you to choose where and when to turn toward Him, but you can not hide. Because where you go, He is there.

When you are ready, you can turn to God in prayer or spend time with Him in the Bible. Pause and notice the blessing of His gifts for you: the ability to hear, think, speak, and breathe. He has placed different people in your life to support, encourage, comfort, and challenge you on your life’s journey.

God knows what you need. Turn to Him. He is waiting for you to experience the greatest love story ever.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Blessings to you!

Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15 or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Gravel Hill Spring 5K is a walk/run on Saturday, March 23rd. Learn more: click here. Sign up: Register here!

Chicken Pot Pie DinnerSaturday, March 23rd is also the date for the 8th annual Pot Pie Dinner! Sign up to eat in or order take out.

Weekly Wink 2/13/19

By | Weekly Wink, Winter Weather Policy
Weekly Wink 2/13/19
Activities Tonight: CANCELLED

Per our weather policy, gatherings will not meet tonight. Check the list below for one you can be a part of next week. And now you can create a thoughtful valentine for your loved ones tonight!

  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM Be In The Light Meal for all who sign up by Monday @ Noon at the Welcome Center or online prior to the meal. $5/adult, $3/child, or $15/family. (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6-6:30 PM Kidz Choir (Room 301)
  • 6:30 – 8 PM Pioneer Clubs (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6:30 – 8 PM Youth Group: For grades 6th-12th. (Heritage Room aka Library)
  • 6:30 PM 33 Series: Authentic Manhood (Balcony)
  • 6:30 PM Revelation Bible Study: For returning attendees only. (Room 201)
  • 6:45 PM Son Seeker’s Ladies Bible Study (Room 305)
  • 6:45 PM Adult Choir (Room 301)
Next Week:February WAF 2019: Indoor Soccer
  • 2/17/19 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary)
  • 2/17/19 9:10 AM Bible Study: Unexpected (Room 201)
  • 2/19/19 9:15 AM Bible Study: Discerning the Voice of God (Room 201)
  • 2/22/19 6:30 – 9 PM WAF Night: Indoor Soccer Check out the details here!
Coming Soon:

  • 3/23/19 9:00 AM Gravel Hill 5K Spring Run – 5 weeks away! Get more info & sign up here.
  • 3/23/19 4 – 7 PM All-You-Can-Eat Pot Pie Dinner (Fellowship Hall) It’s back! Mark your calendars- you don’t want to miss this! Order your soup to go here!

Thankful Thursday 2/7/19

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 2/7/19

Here we are in the month of February. The month of Love. Valentines abound with sweet words and thoughts shared to encourage and uplift one another. Thankful Thursday Heart

The greatest love letter ever written, the greatest valentine ever given is the Bible. Opening this valentine each day allows God to wrap you in the hug of His loving words. His words reach out to meet you where you are.

Words of support, encouragement, comfort, joy, challenge, and more reach out to you as you read. God knows what you need. Come to Him. Seek his direction. The Bible offers it all. He is waiting for you to come be His valentine and open yourself to the love He has for you.

Blessings to you!

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15 or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Gravel Hill Spring 5K is a walk/run on Saturday, March 23rd. Learn more: click here. Sign up: Register here!

Chicken Pot Pie DinnerSaturday, March 23rd is also the date for the 8th annual Pot Pie Dinner! Sign up to eat in or order take out.

Weekly Wink 2/6/19

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 2/6/19
Activities Tonight:
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM Be In The Light Meal for all who sign up by Monday @ Noon at the Welcome Center or online prior to the meal. $5/adult, $3/child, or $15/family. (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6-6:30 PM Kidz Choir (Room 301) *Not meeting this evening.
  • 6:30 – 8 PM Pioneer Clubs (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6:30 – 8 PM Youth Group: For grades 6th -12th. (Heritage Room aka Library)
  • 6:30 PM 33 Series: Authentic Manhood (Balcony)
  • 6:30 PM Revelation Bible Study: For returning attendees only. (Room 201)
  • 6:45 PM Son Seeker’s Ladies Bible Study (Room 305)
  • 6:45 PM Adult Choir (Room 301) *Not meeting this evening.
Coming Soon:Chicken Pot Pie Dinner
  • 2/10/19 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary)
  • 2/10/19 9:10 AM Bible Study: Unexpected (Room 201)
  • 2/12/19 9:15 AM Bible Study: Discerning the Voice of God (Room 201)
  • 3/23/19 9:00 AM Gravel Hill 5K Spring Edition – 6 weeks away! Get more info & sign up here.
  • 3/23/19 4 – 7 PM All-You-Can-Eat Pot Pie Dinner (Fellowship Hall) It’s back! Mark your calendars- you don’t want to miss this! Order your soup to go here!