Thankful Thursday 11-16-2023

Countdowns

Thankful Thursday holds several countdowns on the horizon. Today holds Thanksgiving one week away. And just over six weeks away Christmas celebrations await. Tucked in between and around these celebrations, gatherings of tradition also hold space in our calendars and our hearts.

This week is a countdown of gratitude and expressions of thanksgiving. After that, the season of Advent, meaning “to come”, cherishes the coming of our Lord and Savior, the Messiah. The actions of gratitude, hope, peace, love, and joy taken during each of these countdowns build the anticipation for the anointed days of celebration.¬†These areas of focus also build our ability to enjoy each other and the gifts shared amongst each other.

I thank God during the season specifically for these focus areas. Because overall, our hearts soften, compassion grows, and generosity increases to grow the goodness and glory of God in this world. I pray that your heart joins in shining God’s glory in the days ahead.

Blessings!

Thankful Thursday 11-16-2023 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.