Thankful Thursday 7-13-2023


Thankful Thursday thinks about the value of stories in our lives. As a child, reading a book was a partner or group activity. Memories of my parents or a teacher reading a book aloud warm my heartand bring a smile to my face. I remember the soothing rhythm of their voices drawing me in as they shared the plots and twists the characters faced in the stories. As the words trickled to my ears, a movie formed in my mind. Those voices, stories, and imagined movies cultivated a love of learning stories.

The central character in the greatest story ever was in fact a great storyteller himself, Jesus. He drew large crowds who came to hear him. And he reached those crowds largely through stories. The current sermon series at Gravel Hill is entitled “The Kingdom Unveiled: Insights From Matthew.” Each week focuses on one of the stories Jesus shares. I’m thankful for the sharing of stories that reach through time and impact still today. Find the first message on our YouTube channel: @GravelHillUMC

Enjoy the story. And join in for Sunday worship at either 8 am, 9:15 am, or 10:30 am. I look forward to hearing the story sharing along with you and learning.


Thankful Thursday 7-13-2023 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.