Thankful Thursday 11-9-2023


Thankful Thursday looks at the calendar in disbelief. How can the second week of November already be here? Seasons turned from one to the other and are turning yet again. The constant change outside the window mimics the constant change of seasons in our lives.

Yesterday our family got to celebrate with my mom for her last day of work. During the gathering we got to meet different individuals who had been a steady part of her life over the past 31 years. It was a treat to meet the people who were united in their efforts along with my mom to provide good service at the place of employment. Some small stories shared, a few tears shed, and well wishes for the future filled the conversation during the celebratory moments. What a blessing to put faces to her work crew and the support she received while there.

We all have different support communities in our lives. And when two or more of those collide, our blessing bucket overflows. I pray that you are able to use the-quickly-passing-month-of-November to share your support for someone in one of your communities. Showing up to one of their events, writing them a card, or grabbing a midday moment together, might seem like small actions to you, but can mean the world to them. Your support shares God’s love with them. May you be a shining light of love to someone today!


Thankful Thursday 11-9-2023 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.