Weekly Wink 12.8.21

Caring Tree Tags: This year’s items for families: gift cards. You decide the amount given. Suggested stores to purchase from include: Walmart, Weis, Redner’s, Grocery Outlet, Rite Aid, CVS, Rutters, Turkey Hill Minit Market, Sheetz, or Speedway. Purchased gifts cards must be returned by Sunday, December 12 to the church.

SPECIAL NOTE: Our Faith leaders are so very important to each of our journeys with Christ. If you would like to contribute to a Church
Family Christmas Gift for the active Pastors of our congregation, please do so by check or cash. You may turn your gift(s) into the church office or Sue Pankake by December 12. Any amount is welcome! Thank you!


Be In the Light Meal: RSVP here for next week’s meal in Fellowship Hall from 5:30 – 6:00 pm. Learn more here.

Kids Choir: Meets in the sanctuary from 5:45 – 6:30 pm. Contact Joyce for more information.

Pioneer Club: Meets in the chapel from 6:30 – 8 pm. Contact Shauna Dowdrick with questions.

Youth Group: Meet in room 201 from 6:30 – 8 pm. Have questions? Contact Judy. All participant must have a completed Permission & Medical form for 2021-2022. Please note: next week (Dec. 15) there will be no youth group, but we will have our Lock-In beginning Friday Dec. 17 at 7 pm. Seeking Adult Helpers for the Lock- In from Friday, December 17 at 7 PM until Saturday, December 18th at 7 am. Pot Pie will be made! And those willing to come in for shifts/a smaller period of time are welcomed – please contact Judy if interested. The youth group are also accepting donations for their gathering. If you would like to contribute, sign up on this link.

Wednesday Evening Book Study: Meets in the Heritage Room from 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm. Pastor Dan will lead the study, share the video , and facilitate discussion based on the book, Almost Christmas. You can purchase your own copy through this link: https://www.cokesbury.com/Almost-Christmas-2

Adult Choir: practice in the choir room from 6:45 – 7:30 pm. Contact Joyce for more information. Seasonal Singers: practice begins at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary for the Christmas Musical. 

Sunday December 12:

Sermon Series: Come And See   

Based On the Song: O Come, O Come Emmanuel     Sermon Title: Lord     Scripture: Luke 3:1-6

  • In Person Sunday School 9:10 AM for children (Pre-K thru 1st grade & 2nd-5th grade) and youth (6th-12th grade).
  • Adult Sunday School class 9:10 AM: The Ken Staver class will meet in Fellowship Hall.
  • Sunday Worship at 8:00 AM, 9:15 AM, & 10:30 AM for this week. Masks are optional. Online worship is available under our Sunday Sermons. Sunday bulletin and sermon via email – sign up here.

Bell Choir: Practice on Tuesdays @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Chimes practice is on pause. If you have a child interested in playing chimes, please contact Barb Koons for more information.

Coming Up:

Sunday, Dec. 12: Jake Nguyen will lead worship

Hot Cocoa & Cookies

Sunday, Dec. 19: 8 am Traditional Worship, 9:15 & 10:30 am Christmas Musical Worship. We will also have our Hot Cocoa & Cookie Bar.

Friday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Services at 5 pm*, 7 pm*, & 9 pm. *These services will be live streamed.

Sunday, Dec. 26: Pajama/Casual Sunday 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.

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

Gravel Hill Christian Child Care is hiring both part time and full time positions. If you are interested, please call 717-838-3620.

Gravel Hill Prayers is a new Facebook group. In this group, we invite you to both share prayer concerns/joys needing prayer support and offer prayer support for other’s requests within the group. If you have questions or need an invite to the group, please email Katie.

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