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February 2020

2-27-2020

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 2-27-2020

Thankful Thursday ushered in some colder weather for winter to appear to make a presence before the page on the calendar turns to spring. The blustery winds and lower temperatures encouraged me to huddle in our home and tackle tasks required indoors. I happily stayed protected from the gusts while knocking some items off the never-ending to-do list.

After an evening at the kick off to the Lenten season, our Ash Wednesday service, I’m grateful for this day of focused task tackling. However, it began only after carving out quiet time with the Lord in the morning. Those moments spent in the grace of God’s Word, guide me (lessons He teaches me through scripture), bless me (brings peace to my soul), and edify me (strengthens my spirit, resolve, and energy to face the day before me).

Interestingly enough, I spend this time in both paper and digital settings. I love having devotions and scripture laid out on the morning table with my breakfast. It makes me remember seeing each of my parents consuming scripture at the breakfast table. I value carrying on this tradition of nourishing my spirit, soul, and body through the blessings from our Lord and Savior. But I have added to that time by receiving a daily scripture on my phone and then sharing it through social media. It is a small, simple act with a priceless impact for my life and the lives of those with whom I come into contact each day.

I pray that throughout Lent (and beyond) you choose to meet with the Lord at a committed time each day to receive your nourishment, edification, and blessing.

Blessings to you!

2-27-2020 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.

Wednesdays Be In the Light Activities at Gravel Hill. To enjoy the Be In the Light Meal from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall, signing up is requested. You can see what the planned meal is each week and sign up here.

Wednesday Evening Lenten Worship Services will occur through April 1 beginning at 6:45 PM.

Weekly Wink 2.26.20

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 2.26.20

Tonight (2.26.20):

Be In The Light (BITL) Events:

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 – 6:30 PM) Fellowship Hall
  • NO Kidz Choir tonight
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • Youth Group (6:30 PM) Library
  • Adult Choir (6:00 PM) Choir Room

Ash Wednesday 2020

Service begins at 7 PM in the Sanctuary.

Quarters for a Cause has begun. This initiative focuses on supporting the children in our community. Collection one for 2020 will wrap up on March 1st to get supplies into local classrooms. Check out the flyer for more details.

2.19.20 Weekly Wink Ahead:

Feb.28: Friday 6-9 PM We Are Family (Fellowship Hall) Pot Luck Dinner, 10-15 people Please sign up in Welcome Center.

Mar. 1: Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Mar. 1: Sunday 11-4 PM Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser for the Four Seasons Race Series

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser 2.23.2020

Mar. 3: Tuesday 9:15 AM Ladies Bible Study (Room 201) continues its study of Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.

On the Horizon:

Mar. 15 OR Mar. 22: Sunday 9 – 10:15 AM Safe Sanctuaries Refresher Training (Heritage Room) Please sign up at the Welcome Center.

Mar. 21: Saturday 9 AM Gravel Hill Spring 5K See details by clicking here

Mar. 21: Saturday 4-7 PM Pot Pie Dinner (Fellowship Hall) Youth Group Fundraiser. Take our orders can be placed at the Welcome Center or online here.

Mar. 29: Sunday 9 – 10:30 AM Safe Sanctuaries FULL Training (Heritage Room)Please sign up at the Welcome Center.

Ongoing Opportunities

Gift Shopping Made Easy! You can shop for gift cards and benefit Gravel Hill. Purchases support the off-site Ministry Fund. Learn more about Gravel Hill’s Scrip Program by clicking here. You can start shopping now. Create username and password. Gravel Hill’s Enrollment Code is: 21L936DB32931.

Order in person at the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings from 10-10:25 AM and after 11:15 AM. Or complete a Welcome Center order form and place it with your check in the provided envelope into Tony’s mailbox (next to the elevator). Orders placed on Sunday will be available by Thursday or the following Sunday for pick up.

Have questions? Please contact Tony.

2-20-2020

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 2-20-2020

Thankful Thursday patiently waits for the weekend ahead while providing a landing ground from the days we have each made it through. In this sacred space of gratitude, the pausing of my mind from the continual go, go, go opens the door to memories of loved ones, times gone by, and milestone experiences marking the journey through life thus far. Stopping and reflecting launches momentum. To prepare for the good ahead, I look at the good so far.

This “quiet” place of gratitude still hums with activity from the refrigerator running, the heater kicking on, and the various electronics plugged in and ready to be used. Even vehicles engines break through the sought-after silence I tie to a sacred place. No matter where I go or what the noise level, I find God.

When I seek God, I feel close to Him. I reflect on the people God has placed in my life: family, friends, random strangers that I have a bright, short conversation with at a store and leaves me walking away smiling at the fun moment and exchange I got to have. Pondering places from the home where I was raised to the towns where I gained my education to the various worship venues both man made and natural gracing my faith journey leaves me humbled.

God grew me with the people, places, and experiences surrounding me. For it all, my gratitude overflows. And He is doing the same with you too.

Blessings to you!

2-20-2020 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.

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser 2.23.2020Help support the Four Season Race Series and eat well too! This Sunday, February 23 from 11 – 4 PM at Texas Roadhouse show the picture of the flyer and Dine to Donate.

Wednesdays Be In the Light Activities at Gravel Hill. To enjoy the Be In the Light Meal from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall, signing up is requested. You can see what the planned meal is each week and sign up here.

Weekly Wink 2.19.20

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 2.19.20

Tonight (2.19.20):

Be In The Light (BITL) Events:

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 – 6:30 PM) Fellowship Hall
  • Kidz Choir (6:00 – 6:30 PM) Room 301
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • Youth Group (6:30 PM) Library
  • Men’s 33 Series, Volume 6 “A Man and His Fatherhood” Jan. 15 – Feb.19. This 6-Session DVD and Small-Group Men’s Group is 90 minutes in length. Every participant gets a Participant’s Guide.  Please consider paying $15 to cover the cost of this invaluable tool.
  • Adult Choir (6:45 PM) Choir Room

Quarters for a Cause has begun. This initiative focuses on supporting the children in our community. Collection one for 2020 will wrap up on March 3rd to get supplies into local classrooms. Check out the flyer for more details.

2.19.20 Weekly Wink Ahead:

Feb. 23: Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Feb. 23: Sunday 11-4 PM Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser for the Four Seasons Race Series

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser 2.23.2020

Feb. 25: Tuesday 9:15 AM Ladies Bible Study (Room 201) continues its study of Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.

On the Horizon:

Feb.28: Friday 6-9 PM We Are Family (Fellowship Hall) Pot Luck Dinner, 10-15 people Please sign up in Welcome Center.

Mar. 15 OR Mar. 22: Sunday 9 – 10:15 AM Safe Sanctuaries Refresher Training (Heritage Room) Please sign up at the Welcome Center.

Mar. 21: Saturday 9 AM Gravel Hill Spring 5K See details by clicking here

Mar. 21: Saturday 4-7 PM Pot Pie Dinner (Fellowship Hall) Youth Group Fundraiser. Take our orders can be placed at the Welcome Center or online here.

Mar. 29: Sunday 9 – 10:30 AM Safe Sanctuaries FULL Training (Heritage Room)Please sign up at the Welcome Center.

Ongoing Opportunities

Gift Shopping Made Easy! You can shop for gift cards and benefit Gravel Hill. Purchases support the off-site Ministry Fund. Learn more about Gravel Hill’s Scrip Program by clicking here. You can start shopping now. Create username and password. Gravel Hill’s Enrollment Code is: 21L936DB32931.

Order in person at the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings from 10-10:25 AM and after 11:15 AM. Or complete a Welcome Center order form and place it with your check in the provided envelope into Tony’s mailbox (next to the elevator). Orders placed on Sunday will be available by Thursday or the following Sunday for pick up.

Have questions? Please contact Tony.

2-13-2020

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 2-13-2020

Thankful Thursday sits squarely on the eve of Valentine’s Day. A day where we now share words of kindness, appreciation, and love from one person to another. It is good to share these warm thoughts and expressions with loved ones.

Have you paused to know and appreciate warm thoughts and expressions of love for yourself? I ask this question because a friend of mine, a fifth grade teacher, tried an exercise with her class. As they worked on completing it, she heard comments such as: “This is hard!”

Let’s try the exercise here (especially since we are to be working on our personal mission statement with the added so that!) Consider this thought: what do you bring to the world? Now, complete these sentences: “I am good at…”, “People like me because…”, and “I contribute meaningfully by…”

As you answer these questions, it may help you work towards building the personal mission statement for your life. You can do this (and yes, it may be hard, but you’ve got it!) Dig in, enjoy the self exploration, and write down your response. It’s a great valentine to give to yourself (& the world!)

Blessings to you!

2-13-2020 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.

2-16-2020 Fruitful Living sermon series continues. This January/February book study series is based off the book “Bearing Fruit: Ministry With Real Results” by Lovett Weems and Tom Berlin. This week will be relevant to the information found from chapters 6 & 7 (Pages 55 – 77).

Wednesdays Be In the Light Activities at Gravel Hill. To enjoy the Be In the Light Meal from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall, signing up is requested. You can see what the planned meal is each week and sign up here.

Weekly Wink 2.12.20

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 2.12.20

Tonight (2.12.20):

Be In The Light (BITL) Events:

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 – 6:30 PM) Fellowship Hall
  • Kidz Choir (6:00 – 6:30 PM) Room 301
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • Youth Group (6:30 PM) Library
  • Men’s 33 Series, Volume 6 “A Man and His Fatherhood” Jan. 15 – Feb.19. This 6-Session DVD and Small-Group Men’s Group is 90 minutes in length. Every participant gets a Participant’s Guide.  Please consider paying $15 to cover the cost of this invaluable tool.
  • Adult Choir (6:45 PM) Choir Room

Quarters for a Cause has begun. This initiative focuses on supporting the children in our community. Check out the flyer for more details.

2.12.20 Weekly Wink Ahead:

Feb. 16: Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Feb. 16: Sunday 9:15 AM “Overcomer” Bible Study (Room 201) runs until Feb. 16.

Feb. 18: Tuesday 9:15 AM Ladies Bible Study (Room 201) continues its study of Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.

On the Horizon:

Feb. 23: Sunday 11-4 PM Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser for the Four Seasons Race Series

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser 2.23.2020

Feb.28: Friday 6-9 PM We Are Family (Fellowship Hall) Pot Luck Dinner, 10-15 people Please sign up in Welcome Center.

Mar. 15 OR Mar. 22: Sunday 9 – 10:15 AM Safe Sanctuaries Refresher Training (Heritage Room) Please sign up at the Welcome Center.

Mar. 21: Saturday 9 AM Gravel Hill Spring 5K See details by clicking here

Mar. 21: Saturday 4-7 PM Pot Pie Dinner (Fellowship Hall) Youth Group Fundraiser. Take our orders can be placed at the Welcome Center or online here.

Corrected~Mar. 29: Sunday 9 – 10:30 AM Safe Sanctuaries FULL Training (Heritage Room)Please sign up at the Welcome Center.

Ongoing Opportunities

Gift Shopping Made Easy! You can shop for gift cards and benefit Gravel Hill. Purchases support the off-site Ministry Fund. Learn more about Gravel Hill’s Scrip Program by clicking here. You can start shopping now. Create username and password. Gravel Hill’s Enrollment Code is: 21L936DB32931.

Order in person at the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings from 10-10:25 AM and after 11:15 AM. Or complete a Welcome Center order form and place it with your check in the provided envelope into Tony’s mailbox (next to the elevator). Orders placed on Sunday will be available by Thursday or the following Sunday for pick up.

Have questions? Please contact Tony.

2-6-2020

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 2-6-2020

Thankful Thursday offers the gift of lifting our eyes to meet the eyes of those around us. As I observe the world around me and even all the people in my own home (including me), it is with more and more frequency faces are looking at a screen versus another the face of another human with which they interact. It has been said that the eyes are the windows to our souls.

If our eyes are the windows to our souls, what are you allowing your eyes to see; thus your soul to see? Are you blessing it by drinking deeply from the Word of God? Do you gift it with meeting the eyes of another treasured soul from God?

When on your screens and in real life, curate the content you allow your eyes to see to the best of your ability. You are valuable and worthy of seeing the beauty and goodness God has placed in this world. I encourage you to put the screen down more frequently and pick up the eyes of a loved one more.

That for which you are looking is what you will find. Here is a bit of inspiration from Psalm 121:

 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come fromMy help comefrom the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; …

Whether on a screen or face to face, seek wisely my friends!

Blessings to you!

2-6-2020 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.

2-9-2020 Fruitful Living sermon series continues. This January/February book study series is based off the book “Bearing Fruit: Ministry With Real Results” by Lovett Weems and Tom Berlin. This week will be relevant to the information found from chapters 6 & 7 (Pages 55 – 77).

Wednesdays Be In the Light Activities at Gravel Hill. To enjoy the Be In the Light Meal from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall, signing up is requested. You can see what the planned meal is each week and sign up here.

Weekly Wink 2.5.20

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 2.5.20

Tonight (2.5.20):

Be In The Light (BITL) Events:

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 – 6:30 PM) Fellowship Hall
  • Kidz Choir (6:00 – 6:30 PM) Room 301
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • Youth Group (6:30 PM) Library
  • Men’s 33 Series, Volume 6 “A Man and His Fatherhood” Jan. 15 – Feb.19. This 6-Session DVD and Small-Group Men’s Group is 90 minutes in length. Every participant gets a Participant’s Guide.  Please consider paying $15 to cover the cost of this invaluable tool.
  • Adult Choir (6:45 PM) Choir Room

Quarters for a Cause has begun. This initiative focuses on supporting the children in our community. Check out the flyer for more details.

2.5.20 Weekly Wink Ahead:

Feb. 9: Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Feb. 9: Sunday 9:15 AM “Overcomer” Bible Study (Room 201) runs until Feb. 16.

Feb. 11: Tuesday 9:15 AM Ladies Bible Study (Room 201) continues its study of Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.

On the Horizon:

Feb. 23: Sunday 11-4 PM Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser for the Four Seasons Race SeriesTexas Roadhouse Fundraiser 2.23.2020

Mar. 15 OR Mar. 22: Sunday 9 – 10:15 AM (Heritage Room) Safe Sanctuaries Refresher Training Please sign up at the Welcome Center.

Mar. 21: Saturday 9 AM Gravel Hill Spring 5K See details be clicking here

Mar. 22: Sunday 9 – 10:30 AM (Heritage Room) Safe Sanctuaries Training Please sign up at the Welcome Center.

Ongoing Opportunities

Gift Shopping Made Easy! You can shop for gift cards and benefit Gravel Hill. Purchases support the off-site Ministry Fund. Learn more about Gravel Hill’s Scrip Program by clicking here. You can start shopping now. Create username and password. Gravel Hill’s Enrollment Code is: 21L936DB32931.

Order in person at the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings from 10-10:25 AM and after 11:15 AM. Or complete a Welcome Center order form and place it with your check in the provided envelope into Tony’s mailbox (next to the elevator). Orders placed on Sunday will be available by Thursday or the following Sunday for pick up.

Have questions? Please contact Tony.