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February 2021

Thankful Thursday 2-25-2021

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 2-25-2021

Less Like Me

Thankful Thursday hears the words of a tune coming from my lips as a song I’ve heard multiple times recently keeps rolling through my head. Less Like Me seems an especially appropriate song during this season of Lent. As you take a listen, you will hear the lyrics speaking of becoming more like Jesus.

To do this, we live out the call to show mercy, grace, kindness, goodness, love, faith, patience, and peace. These actions are all part of the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) that shows up in our lives when we align our lives in thought, word, and action with Christ. So as I walk through this season of Lent, I put down my phone and pick up my Bible. I dive into His Word to gain guidance, inspiration, and love to live fully into the places where God is calling me.

I thank God for our time alone together. With His mercy and grace, it is there where I learn to grow more like Jesus and less like me. Thank you Lord!

Blessings to you!

Thankful Thursday 2-25-2021 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to Online Worship. To know more about online worship, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Book Study of Entering the Passion of Jesus A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week with Pastor Dan will be offered two ways: on Sundays at 9:10 AM  in Holy Grounds or Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm over Zoom. To join, please RSVP for Sundays or email the office for the Wednesday zoom link: office@gravelhillumc.org. Books can be purchased on Amazon and Cokesbury, but are not necessary to participate.

On Facebook (Gravel Hill Church) and Twitter (@GravelHill): A Moment To Praise and A Moment To Praise For Kids! find postings from our worship leader, Joyce. She shares a small devotional, scripture, and worship song.

A Women’s Monday evening Bible Study using the book titled, “Anxious for Nothing,” by Max Lucado occurs at 6:30pm. Call the church office for the zoom link and purchase a book from Amazon or Walmart.

Weekly Wink 2.24.21

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 2.24.21

Tonight Wednesday, Feb. 24: Lenten Bible Study 6:30 PM Pastor Dan will lead this 6 week study. This study will occur over Zoom. Contact the church office for Zoom link info.

February 24: Youth Group meets in person.

Thursday, February 25: Pioneer Club 6:30 – 7:45 PM. Contact Shauna prior to attending.

Saturday, February 27: Beacon Brief, our monthly newsletter, will be emailed to those whom have requested it by signing up. Signed up to get it, but don’t see it in your inbox? Please check your spam/junk mail folder. If it is not there, please email Katie Landis, our social media manager.

February 28:

  • Sunday Worship will be available both in person (Please RSVP for either 8 AM or 10:30 AM worship) and online under our Sunday Sermons. Sunday bulletin and sermon via email – sign up here.
  • In Person Sunday School 9 AM for children (3 yr. old- 5th grade) in room 101 and youth (JH & HS). Online Sunday School is available on Facebook in the group: Gravel Hill UMC Sunday School.
  • 9:10 AM Adult Class: Misfits led by Pam Foreman (Room 201) or the Lenten Bible Study led by Pastor Dan (Holy Grounds) Pastor Dan will lead this 6 week study.  Please RSVP.
  • Several mission opportunities are available for contributions- please see the Current Missions section below.

Monday, March 1: Women’s Bible Study 6:30 PM (Zoom) Using the book titled Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado, Joyce Lochinger will lead this 6-week study. Call the church office for the zoom link (The zoom link remains the same throughout the study; no need to call for a link each week.) and purchase a book from Amazon or Walmart.

Weekly Wink 2.24.21 Ahead Online:

Mondays: A Moment To Praise; Tuesdays: A Moment To Praise For Kids!; Wednesdays: Weekly Wink; Thursdays: Thankful Thursday; Fridays: Message Title & Scripture Sharing; Saturdays: Reminders; Sundays: Online Worship

Current Missions:

Tithing at Gravel Hill (Learn more here.) Say thank you for the blessings you have so the Gravel Hill body can continue to support you and our missions.

The Caring Cupboard is looking for help with their basement inventory sorting. This would be a socially distanced job with flexible hours. If you are interested in helping, please email Kenzie at kenzie@caringcupboard.org.

“Quarters for a Cause” container will be available for contributions beginning Jan. 31. Donations will support the Caring Cupboard.

Ongoing Opportunities:

Gift Shopping Made Easy! You can shop for gift cards while at home 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.

Have questions? Please contact Ashley.

Email Sign Up (Sign up to receive emails by clicking here.)

A Moment To Praise For Kids 2.23.21

By | A Moment To Praise
Moment To Praise For Kids 2.23.21

New Things

Joyce Lochinger

Miss Joyce

I love opening up new things. When it’s time for a new bar of soap, or when I open a fresh bag of pretzels. I also love opening a new loaf of bread! I guess I like the newness of these things, because when you get to the end of any of those above-mentioned things, there’s always some sort of issue or problem.

The bar of soap breaks in half, and I don’t think it smells as good anymore! The pretzels at the bottom of the bag end up being broken, and the bag is full of salt. Then, the bread is always what’s left of the crust and a bunch of crumbs! So, as you can tell when I say I like to open things that are new, that I have done my research!

But what about me personally? Am I as new and clean as I should be? And I’m not talking about wearing a clean outfit, or being freshly out of the shower. I’m talking about the cleanness of my heart. Is my heart as new and fresh as it could be? I can tell that it is not if I have not asked Jesus to be my Savior. If I still live a life that focuses more on myself than Jesus and others. If I still think nothing of my sin and I continue to do things that displease God.

New Beings

I can also tell you that there is a way to become brand new. That is through telling God what you’ve done wrong, asking for forgiveness and promising to do better. It’s promising to follow God’s ways and not the world’s ways of sin. God can take your heart and make it clean and pure again. In turn, you will feel a whole lot better about who you are as a child of God. You will be forgiven, and made good as new again.

I forgot to tell you one more thing – there’s something that I like to see go from being used and old to something totally different and brand new. I’m talking about a caterpillar’s cocoon. When it’s shed, it turns into a beautiful butterfly. When I see that happen, I remember how sad and worn out I felt when I didn’t know Jesus (cocoon), to the day that I accepted Him as my Savior and He set me free as a new creation (butterfly).

A Moment To Praise For Kids 2.23.21 in Scripture

2 Corinthians 5:17 MEV – Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he – Bible Gateway

2 Corinthians 5:17 Modern English Version (MEV). 17 Therefore, if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have passed away. Look, all things have become new.

www.biblegateway.com

A Moment To Praise For Kids 2.23.21 in Song

I hope that you want to have a life lived in the beauty of Jesus’ love and forgiveness. All you have to do is pray and ask Him to change you from your cocoon into that lovely butterfly. Enjoy this song, “All Things New“. It’s not really a kid version of the song, but it has great words!

Big Daddy Weave – All Things New (Official Lyric Video)

Click here to listen to Big Daddy Weave’s album ‘When The Light Comes,’ featuring the song “All Things New”: https://smarturl.it/WhenTheLightComesSUBSCRIBE t…

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A Moment To Praise For Kids 2.23.21 Learn More

Try this super fun craft – make your own flying butterfly!

How to make FLYING BUTTERFLY craft for kids

How to make Butterfly craft doable in just a few minutes 🙂 your kids will love it. Ideal for crafting at home, or for preschool activities. You will only nee…

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Have a great day everyone!

Miss Joyce

Did you know Sunday School is on Facebook? Parents look for the group: Gravel Hill UMC Sunday School. Each week find posts with Sunday School activities to complete. Learning made fun!

A Moment To Praise 2.22.21

By | A Moment To Praise

A Moment To Praise 2.22.21

Joyce Lochinger

Joyce Lochinger, Gravel Hill Worship Leader

Out of My Shell

For most of my young life, I was a quiet and shy person. I know that’s hard to believe, but it’s true! I can tell you when I started coming out of my shell. It happened when my parents paid for me to take piano lessons. I went to the first few lessons and faithfully did the homework of practicing.

After a few lessons, I heard my piano teacher tell my mother that I had potential to be a good pianist.  I wasn’t sure what that meant, but I figured it must have been good, because my mom told me in the following weeks that my teacher thought I was doing well. In order to keep doing well, she told me that I needed to keep on practicing.

Pretty soon, I was moving through my piano books with speed and ease and I loved every moment of it. My teacher started telling me that if I kept practicing and doing well on my regular lessons, I could get a book with popular songs to learn how to play. I wanted that more than anything in the world, so I complied.

Sure enough, a few weeks later my teacher gave me a popular song book to learn. I learned the songs and took them with me to school where I made a whole group of friends who asked me to play for them so they could sing. That’s when it happened – the instant end of my shyness. I felt valued by my peers, and I felt like I belonged. I was known as the girl that could play the piano. With gratitude, I always thanked my piano teacher for helping me to come out of my shell, but she also did another thing.

A New Sharing

She asked me after I told her all of playing I was doing if I felt like I could play in one other place: church. That started my lifelong journey of playing the piano in church and serving Him with the gifts that God had given to me. It also gave me some of my most valued lifelong friends in Christ sharing music together.

Remember that you have a gift to share with God’s people, too. If you can clean, volunteer to help someone in need. Do you bake or cook? Help to make food for others. If you can sing or play an instrument, volunteer to go to the nursing homes in the area and sing with their residents. If you have a good listening ear, be a friend.

A Moment To Praise 2.22.21 in Scripture

The first song I ever played in church for congregational singing was, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”. Follow the example of Christ, and be a friend to others because he has called you friends. Don’t forget to use your gifts for his kingdom. That’s the best way to gain friends in Christ.

John 15:15

A Moment To Praise 2.22.21 in Song

Enjoy this beautiful version of “What A Friend We Have In Jesus“.

What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Lyric Video) | Celtic Worship

Debut Album ‘Homeward’

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And have a blessed day!

Joyce

Thankful Thursday 2-18-2021

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Thankful Thursday 2-18-2021

Rest

Thankful Thursday hears sounds of every family member doing their “jobs” from home today. These moments of intense focus on our individual projects worked on under the comfort of our roof and in the warmth of our home fill it with a hum of productiveness. It even hears sounds of groans from Cooper who seems dismayed at the abnormal noise and fullness of our home at this time of day ~ we are really interrupting his nap times!

To prepare well for my day, I fuel my mind and heart with time in scripture and devotions. Over the past few days, my devotions have repeatedly spoken to the importance of rest. One part of today’s reading really jumped out at me: Mark 2:2727 Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”

We need rest! So much so, God created an entire day of us to pause from laboring, rest and worship Him. So as I look out my window at the falling snow, I see a beckoning to complete my “work tasks” for the day. Then, use the remainder of the day to create good food for my family and spend time having some fun with them building our relationships.

I thank God for reminders through devotions, a job that allows me to contribute to the greater good, the opportunities of togetherness, and the moments of rest. I’m also grateful for our warm home both the one on this side of heaven and the one that waits for us in eternity. For all this and more, I am so thankful.

Blessings to you!

Thankful Thursday 2-18-2021 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to Online Worship. To know more about online worship, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Book Study of Entering the Passion of Jesus A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week with Pastor Dan will be offered two ways: on Sundays at 9:10 AM  in Holy Grounds or Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm over Zoom. To join, please RSVP for Sundays or email the office for the Wednesday zoom link: office@gravelhillumc.org. Books can be purchased on Amazon and Cokesbury, but are not necessary to participate.

On Facebook (Gravel Hill Church) and Twitter (@GravelHill): A Moment To Praise and A Moment To Praise For Kids! find postings from our worship leader, Joyce. She shares a small devotional, scripture, and worship song.

A Women’s Monday evening Bible Study using the book titled, “Anxious for Nothing,” by Max Lucado occurs at 6:30pm. Call the church office for the zoom link and purchase a book from Amazon or Walmart.

Weekly Wink 2.17.21

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 2.17.21

Tonight Wednesday, Feb. 17: Ash Wednesday Worship 7 PM. All are invited to attend. Please remember to bring your own Communion Elements (bread & juice/water). There are 2 ways to attend: 1. In Person (Please RSVP) or 2. On our YouTube channel: GravelHillUMC

February 17: Youth Group meets in person.

Thursday, February 18: Pioneer Club Please note the change of day is now Thursday evening from 6:30 – 7:45 PM. Contact Shauna prior to attending.

February 21:

  • Sunday Worship will be available both in person (Please RSVP for either 8 AM or 10:30 AM worship) and online under our Sunday Sermons. Sunday bulletin and sermon via email – sign up here.
  • In Person Sunday School 9 AM for children (3 yr. old- 5th grade) in room 101 and youth (JH & HS). Online Sunday School is available on Facebook in the group: Gravel Hill UMC Sunday School.
  • 9:10 AM Adult Class: Misfits led by Pam Foreman (Room 201) or the study led by Pastor Dan (Holy Grounds) *Please see below.
  • Beginning Feb. 21: In person Lenten Bible Study 9 AM (Holy Grounds) Pastor Dan will lead this 6 week study.  Please RSVP. This study will also occur over Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM. Contact the church office for Zoom link info.
  • Several mission opportunities are available for contributions- please see the Current Missions section below.

Monday, February 22: Women’s Bible Study 6:30 PM (Zoom) Using the book titled Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado, Joyce Lochinger will lead this 6-week study. Call the church office for the zoom link (The zoom link remains the same throughout the study; no need to call for a link each week.) and purchase a book from Amazon or Walmart.

Weekly Wink 2.17.21 Ahead Online:

Mondays: A Moment To Praise; Tuesdays: A Moment To Praise For Kids!; Wednesdays: Weekly Wink; Thursdays: Thankful Thursday; Fridays: Message Title & Scripture Sharing; Saturdays: Reminders; Sundays: Online Worship

Current Missions:

Tithing at Gravel Hill (Learn more here.) Say thank you for the blessings you have so the Gravel Hill body can continue to support you and our missions.

The Caring Cupboard is looking for help with their basement inventory sorting. This would be a socially distanced job with flexible hours. If you are interested in helping, please email Kenzie at kenzie@caringcupboard.org.

“Quarters for a Cause” container will be available for contributions beginning Jan. 31. Donations will support the Caring Cupboard.

 

Ongoing Opportunities:

Gift Shopping Made Easy! You can shop for gift cards while at home 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.

Have questions? Please contact Ashley.

Email Sign Up (Sign up to receive emails by clicking here.)

A Moment To Praise For Kids 2.16.21

By | A Moment To Praise
Moment To Praise For Kids 2.16.21

Lent

Joyce Lochinger

Miss Joyce

Hi everyone! We are fast approaching the period of time that occurs before Easter happens, which is called Lent. Here is the definition of Lent:

Lent is the time of year when Christians prepare for Easter. Lent begins in February or March, depending on the date of Easter. The word Lent comes from an older English word meaning “springtime.”  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (the day after Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras). It lasts for 40 days, not counting Sundays, and ends on Easter.  During Lent, many Christians fast, or go without regular meals. They do this in memory of Jesus Christ, who is said to have fasted for 40 days in the desert. Some Christians “fast” during Lent by giving up something that they enjoy, such as a favorite food or a fun activity.

Over the years I have heard so many of you in kidz choir or some of my friends in church say, “I am going to give up chocolate, French fries, gum, or soda for Lent.” While that’s a great way to prepare for Lent, it can become different when our focus shifts off of Jesus and onto the thought of, “I can’t wait until this is done so I can have chocolate, French fries, gum and soda!”

It actually defeats the purpose of fixing our eyes on Jesus and remembering his sacrifices and temptations in the desert over those forty days. Keeping that in mind, I’m going to propose that this year, even if you choose to give something up, you also choose to be purposeful in something. That something is prayer! I have included a craft today that you can make at home called a Lenten prayer chain.

A Moment To Praise For Kids 2.16.21 Learn More

Just click on this link for instructions.

As you move through Lent, which starts on Ash Wednesday, February 17, take time to pray for specific people or groups of people, and then add that link to your chain. By Easter, you will have a chain that is forty links long, and it will remind you of how much you care for others. It will also show you how much you trust in God to answer you based on your prayers written on the chain’s links. It is a fun way to stay focused on God and what His son Jesus did for you on Easter. Remember that God wants you to talk to him every day.

A Moment To Praise For Kids 2.16.21 in Scripture

Matthew 7:7-8 ICB

Ask God for What You Need

“Continue to ask, and God will give to you. Continue to search, and you will find. Continue to knock, and the door will open for you. Yes, everyone who continues asking will receive. He who continues searching will find. And he who continues knocking will have the door opened for him.

www.biblegateway.com

Who knows? Maybe this craft could last all year long! Think how amazing that chain would be! And think of how awesome it would be to look back on the prayers and the answers you receive from God. Have a great week, and don’t forget that God wants to hear from you. All you have to do is ask, seek, and knock!

A Moment To Praise For Kids 2.16.21 in Song

Ask Seek Knock (Lyric Video) – Hillsong Kids

Official Lyric Video Ask Seek Knock from our new album Can You Believe It!?BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/2fG6MyLcX1Yhttp://hllsng.co/canyoubelievei...

 

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Have a great week!

Miss Joyce

Did you know Sunday School is on Facebook? Parents look for the group: Gravel Hill UMC Sunday School. Each week find posts with Sunday School activities to complete. Learning made fun!

Also, you can attend Ash Wednesday Worship tomorrow, Feb. 17th at 7 pm in person (please RSVP) or on GravelHillUMC YouTube channel.

A Moment To Praise 2.15.21

By | A Moment To Praise

A Moment To Praise 2.15.21

Joyce Lochinger

Joyce Lochinger, Gravel Hill Worship Leader

Standing Up

My family loves to play the question game, where you ask each other something like: “If you won a million dollars, name three things you would do with it.” No one is allowed to criticize your answers, and everyone gets a turn to answer. It really is a fun game, and it helps you to know your family on a deeper level. It is also amazing to see the different ways that people think and how they reach their conclusions.

For Christmas, we purchased Shawn’s mom a game that had these types of questions and many more printed on cards. These cards were then placed in a cube and sold as the “Family Question Game”! I wish that we would have thought to market our made-up game!

Anyway, the point of my story is this. One of the cards we pulled out and read said, “Have you ever stood up for something or someone?” As others started answering the question, I began to think about my own life experiences. Two significant incidents came to the forefront of my memory.

Observing Others

The first was when I was in middle school (or junior high), and at that time, I was a rather quiet, shy person. However, my sense of justice began to overtake my shy tendencies. Each day, I watched as a group of kids with whom I wasn’t friends as they lined the halls at lunch to torment and make fun of a poor girl in our class who had been severely burned in a fire. She had obvious lingering scars from this traumatic event, as well as some other physical limitations that made walking difficult for her. She was always alone because no one wanted to be associated with someone who bore the brunt of such cruelty and meanness. To make matters worse, the mean kids would throw pennies at her and call her all kinds of horrible names. In fact, most of them didn’t even know her real name.

Taking Action

It broke my heart, and I couldn’t stand watching this behavior. One day, before I could even talk myself out of it, I stooped down, gathered up the pennies and threw them back at the tormentors. I told them to stop it and to treat the girl as they wished to be treated. That moment has been etched in my mind forever. The bullies quickly dispersed as bullies often do when you stand up to them. Not only that, but the incident had called enough attention to itself that action was taken by the school to stop the horrible behavior.

But the only thing I really remember was the look in the girl’s eyes when someone actually stood up for her. It was if time stood still as she stood in the middle of the hall staring at me. We didn’t utter a word to each other, but we looked into each other’s eyes and then she turned away. It still makes me teary-eyed to this day.

Standing Firm

The second time I remember was a few years later when I was in high school, and someone was spouting off about the lack of evidence that Jesus is the Messiah. We happened to be in a Sunday school class together. I know I had sat through that class for weeks while this person disrupted every conversation, every week with some ridiculous argument about what he thought was the ridiculous concept of Jesus as our Savior. Well, as you could tell from the above story, I can have a bit of what I’ll call righteous anger. So, I decided that I wasn’t going to listen to this person’s ramblings against Jesus, and I told him so pretty loudly and firmly.

As I think back on it, I tend to remember my parents wondering what had happened in Sunday School because they had heard that there had been some sort of argument. When they found out that I was involved, we moved very quickly to our pew and sat down. Naturally, I was concerned that they would be upset at me for being disruptive. However, after I told them what had happened, they said, “Good for you! You have to stand up for what you know is right!” Throughout my whole life, they had certainly taught me that Jesus was always in the right!

A Moment To Praise 2.15.21 in Scripture

Those stories bring me back to the question from the game card: “Have you ever stood up for something or someone?”  I do hope that I would always stand up for Jesus. Here are two scripture passages that tell us to stand firm in the Lord and in our faith.

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 – GOD’S WORD Translation

13 Be alert. Be firm in the Christian faith. Be courageous and strong. 14 Do everything with love.

www.biblegateway.com

Philippians 4:1 – English Standard Version

Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

www.biblegateway.com

I hope that you are not confronted with someone who openly mocks your faith or belief system. That being said, I do hope that if you come across that situation in your life, you are able to stand up for your God and do it in Christian love. Check out this song, which is an old standby hymn, but with a contemporary feel to it. I could only find the audio version, so there is no video component attached. Even so, it is a great song to listen to. Enjoy, and have a great week!

A Moment To Praise 2.15.21 in Song
Stand up stand up for Jesus

This version of this hymn “Stand up, stand up for Jesus” has become a big finale tradition at Men’s Katoomba Convention. This recording was done at the 2011…

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Joyce

Thankful Thursday 2-11-2021

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 2-11-2021

Wisdom

Thankful Thursday greeted Central PA with a fresh coat of snow. This gift brought a little extra rest to our household as the two hour delay was in effect for school. Between the beauty outside our windows and the extra shut-eye, blessings gifted us a good start to the day.

To further the goodness, I fuel my body, mind, and spirit with good food, information, and knowledge. Breakfast nourishes my body. Devotions bring real world scenarios to mind with direction from scripture. Grounding myself in scriptures assures a peace that will walk with me through the day no matter the circumstances I face.

The Word’s Wisdom

The Bible waits with gifts for each of us. Proverbs 1-8 are some of my favorite chapters with a wealth of wisdom to read. Our minds must make the time to read, receive, and reflect on the words and messages that shine forth in the time we spend in the Word. But that too is a gift: free will. It is our choice. Choose wisely and be well nourished for you day!

Blessings to you!

Thankful Thursday 2-11-2021 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to Online Worship. To know more about online worship, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Book Study of Entering the Passion of Jesus A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week with Pastor Dan will be offered two ways: on Sundays at 9 AM  in Holy Grounds or Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm over Zoom. To join, please RSVP for Sundays or email the office for the Wednesday zoom link: office@gravelhillumc.org. Books can be purchased on Amazon and Cokesbury, but are not necessary to participate.

On Facebook (Gravel Hill Church) and Twitter (@GravelHill): A Moment To Praise and A Moment To Praise For Kids! find postings from our worship leader, Joyce. She shares a small devotional, scripture, and worship song.

A Women’s Monday evening Bible Study using the book titled, “Anxious for Nothing,” by Max Lucado occurs at 6:30pm. Call the church office for the zoom link and purchase a book from Amazon or Walmart.

Weekly Wink 2.10.21

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 2.10.21

Tonight Wednesday, Feb. 10: Final night of a Gravel Hill book study on A Grace-Full Life by Jorge Acevedo & Wes Olds. Pastor Dan will leads the study over Zoom from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. To receive the Zoom link, please email the church office. This link is recurring- you do not need a new link each week. Books are available on Amazon and Cokesbury for purchase, but are not necessary to participate in the group.

February 10: Youth Group meets in person this week!

Thursday, February 11: Pioneer Club Please note the change of day is now Thursday evening from 6:30 – 7:45 PM. Contact Shauna prior to attending.

February 14:

  • Sunday Worship will be available both in person (Please RSVP for either 8 AM or 10:30 AM worship) and online under our Sunday Sermons. Sunday bulletin and sermon via email – sign up here.
  • In Person Sunday School 9 AM for children (3 yr. old- 5th grade) in room 101 and youth (JH & HS). Online Sunday School is available on Facebook in the group: Gravel Hill UMC Sunday School.
  • Beginning Feb. 21: In person Lenten Bible Study 9 AM (Holy Grounds) Pastor Dan will lead this 6 week study.  Please RSVP. This study will also occur over Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM. Contact the church office for Zoom link info.
  • Several mission opportunities are available for contributions- please see the Current Missions section below.

Monday, February 15: Women’s Bible Study 6:30 PM (Zoom) Using the book titled Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado, Joyce Lochinger will lead this 6-week study. Call the church office for the zoom link (The zoom link remains the same throughout the study; no need to call for a link each week.) and purchase a book from Amazon or Walmart.

Weekly Wink 2.10.21 Ahead Online:

Mondays: A Moment To Praise; Tuesdays: A Moment To Praise For Kids!; Wednesdays: Weekly Wink; Thursdays: Thankful Thursday; Fridays: Message Title & Scripture Sharing; Saturdays: Reminders; Sundays: Online Worship

Current Missions:

Tithing at Gravel Hill (Learn more here.) Say thank you for the blessings you have so the Gravel Hill body can continue to support you and our missions.

The Caring Cupboard is looking for help with their basement inventory sorting. This would be a socially distanced job with flexible hours. If you are interested in helping, please email Kenzie at kenzie@caringcupboard.org.

“Quarters for a Cause” container will be available for contributions beginning Jan. 31. Donations will support the Caring Cupboard.

January 31 – February 14: “Souper” Sunday collections will take place in the Welcome Center. Bring non-perishable items to place on your team’s side of the collection spot. Help create a WIN for the Caring Cupboard with all our donations. Their current needs are for: multipurpose cleaner, band-aids, laundry soap, baking soda, window cleaner, & tums.

Ongoing Opportunities:

Gift Shopping Made Easy! You can shop for gift cards while at home 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.

Have questions? Please contact Ashley.

Email Sign Up (Sign up to receive emails by clicking here.)