6.6.2024 Thankful Thursday


Thankful Thursday finds our family hours away from celebrating the youngest member as he graduates from high school. This marks the end of his formal education from the public school system. He has built many relationships and memories through the years, as has our family, due to his shared space of learning and the different activities in which he chose to participate.

Tonight we will celebrate alongside families and friends of the class of 2024 the successful completion of education to gain their diplomas. As we catch each others’ eyes, joy and shared memories will be exchanged. A night of jubilation awaits.

For believers in Christ Jesus, a time of jubilation also awaits. When our time on earth is through, we will be called home into heaven. Philippians 3:20-21 speaks of our call to our heavenly home and the transformation to occur from lowly to glorious.

Earlier in Philippians 3, Paul exhorts us with these words: “12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

This year’s graduates will be celebrated for their accomplishments and sent forth into their next chapter of life. Upon God’s will, each believer will be called to our heavenly home and join in the celebration and worship of God. What a celebration is will be!


Thankful Thursday 6-6-2024 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.

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