Thankful Thursday 7.18.19

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 7.18.19

2019 FFF 5K

Here in central PA a heat wave has taken hold of the area. When outside, the direct sun versus shelter in the shade offers a marked difference. Given an option between the two, I choose shade right now.

Our backyard brims with mature trees offering a shady respite each afternoon. Here of late, I find myself gravitating to our patio. Often accompanying me are a book, glass of water, and technology for work. I gratefully soak up the warmth on my skin, the new thoughts from my book, and peaceful sounds from the backyard encouraging this moment to slow down. Savor the peace. Appreciate the gift of the present.

This desire to seek shelter in the shade is also expressed in the Bible in Psalm 121:5. “The LORD watches over you- the LORD is your shade at your right hand;” The Lord is our refuge. He watches over us, caring for us. He is both with us in the present and preparing a future for us.

As we look to the future, here is one way we can be an instrument for God preparing for the future of ourselves and others: participating in the annual Fall Feeding Frenzy. Sign up to be a part of the Fall Feeding Frenzy. You will help the Caring Cupboard support local families through your participation and better or maintain your health through the preparation.

Look to the Lord for his guidance and direction. Seek shelter in his care. And both find the good and be the good in the world around you this week!

Blessings to you!

Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Weekly Wink 7.17.19

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 7.17.19
Volunteering Time

Here at Gravel Hill we have several upcoming opportunities for you to get involved.  Gravel Hill events include: Fall Feeding Frenzy, Cycle Ride, and Veteran’s Luncheon. Find out more on and sign up on our volunteer page. *Volunteers over 18 years old: Current clearances are required to volunteer for events and are good for 5 years following the original issue date. Contact the church office to make sure yours are up-to-date. To update clearances online visit:  Criminal: http://epatch.state.pa.us     Child Abuse: www.compass.state.pa.us

You can also represent Gravel Hill as a volunteer at Hershey Giant Center or Stadium events. Learn more about Hershey opportunities on our Hersheypark Volunteer Page.

Supporting Treasure

Did you know? You can shop for gift cards and benefit Gravel Hill at the same time. Purchases support the off-site Ministry Fund. Learn more about Gravel Hill’s Scrip Program by clicking here. You can start shopping now. Create a username and password. Gravel Hill’s Enrollment Code is: 21L936DB32931. Enter this when prompted so your benefits go to Gravel Hill’s account.

If you prefer to place your order for gift cards in person, you may do so on Sunday mornings from 10-10:25 AM and after 11:15 AM at the Welcome Center. Or complete an order form from the Welcome Center and and place it with your check in the provided envelope into Tony’s mailbox next to the elevator. Orders placed on Sunday will be available by Thursday and the following Sunday.

Have questions? Please contact Tony.

Have you seen the Community Aid bin? Gravel Hill has partnered with Community Aid to bring you a convenient place  to drop off clothing donations. Please utilize the collection bin at the front corner of the main parking lot. Clothing only please! Absolutely no household items. Thank you!

Sharing Talent

Interested in providing special summer music? Please contact Joyce to be placed on the schedule. Thank you!

This Week:

Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Get the Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Summer Calendar:
  • August 6: National Night Out 6 – 9 PM @ Campbelltown Fire Company

Youth

  • July 28: Pool Party 4PM @ Kennedy’s
  • August 17: Pool Party & Bonfire 6PM @ Kennedy’s **Welcoming rising 6th graders & families!

 

Thankful Thursday 7.11.19

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 7.11.19

2019 FFF 5K

With the warm weather and bright skies, I often find many of my neighbors outside for a walk or a run. As I see them, I find myself smiling and lifting prayers of thanks that I am surrounded by and witness to folks using their abilities of movement keep their bodies healthy. As they are moving their bodies, God’s creation sings it’s sweet song of encouragement.

Need a reason to be someone who moves? Sign up to be a part of the Fall Feeding Frenzy. Not only will you have a goal to work towards with your movement, but you will also help the Caring Cupboard support local families through your participation. Now that is a win-win-win!

How awesome to help others by moving your body in ways it was built to be used! Move your body and make a meal happen. Check out the physical surroundings: breezy beaches, whispering pines, or waving fields of grain. Each of these scenarios and more bless us as gifts from our heavenly Father. I am so grateful for each of these gifts and the thousands more that I know I am NOT EVEN AWARE EXIST!

Get outside. Take note of your natural surroundings – these are a gift FOR YOU! Soak it in. Receive the blessings awaiting your attention. Move into these spaces and enjoy!

Blessings to you!

Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Weekly Wink 7.10.19

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 7.10.19

Youth & families! RSVP today – Sunday, July 14: Cookout & Messy Game Day 12 PM @ church pavilion *Please send Judy your RSVP with an email to: youth.ghumc@gmail.com

Volunteering Time

Here at Gravel Hill we have several upcoming opportunities for you to get involved.  Gravel Hill events include: Fall Feeding Frenzy, Cycle Ride, and Veteran’s Luncheon. Find out more on and sign up on our volunteer page. *Volunteers over 18 years old: Current clearances are required to volunteer for events and are good for 5 years following the original issue date. Contact the church office to make sure yours are up-to-date. To update clearances online visit:  Criminal: http://epatch.state.pa.us     Child Abuse: www.compass.state.pa.us

You can also represent Gravel Hill as a volunteer at Hershey Entertainment Giant Center or Stadium events. Learn more about Hershey opportunities on our Hersheypark Volunteer Page.

Supporting Treasure

Did you know? You can shop for gift cards and benefit Gravel Hill at the same time. Purchases support the off-site Ministry Fund. Learn more about Gravel Hill’s Scrip Program by clicking here. You can start shopping now. Create a username and password. Gravel Hill’s Enrollment Code is: 21L936DB32931. Enter this when prompted so your benefits go to Gravel Hill’s account.

If you prefer to place your order for gift cards in person, you may do so on Sunday mornings from 10-10:25 AM and after 11:15 AM at the Welcome Center. Or complete an order form from the Welcome Center and and place it with your check in the provided envelope into Tony’s mailbox next to the elevator. Orders placed on Sunday will be available by Thursday and the following Sunday.

Have questions? Please contact Tony.

Have you seen the Community Aid bin? Gravel Hill has partnered with Community Aid to bring you a convenient place  to drop off clothing donations. Please utilize the collection bin at the front corner of the main parking lot. Clothing only please! Absolutely no household items. Thank you!

Sharing Talent

Interested in providing special summer music? Please contact Joyce to be placed on the schedule. Thank you!

This Week:

Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Get the Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Youth Summer Calendar:
  • July 28: Pool Party 4PM @ Kennedy’s
  • August 17: Pool Party & Bonfire 6PM @ Kennedy’s **Welcoming rising 6th graders & families!

Thankful Thursday 7.4.19

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 7.4.19

Today’s Thankful Thursday celebrates the “birth” of the United States of America. A nation known to others as a place of freedom and opportunity. Where hopes and dreams meet with opportunity to create a better life.

In reading my devotions this morning, Paul shared words of encouragement to fellow believers. In Galatians 5:13 he shares: “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh: rather, serve one another humble in love.” In Christ we are free. Recognizing the gifts and talents bestowed upon us, we use them to be a blessing to others.

As you gather together to celebrate our freedom as Americans, remember the freedom that is offered to all: Our salvation! The greatest gift we can ever accept. Given to us by our heavenly Father through his son, Jesus Christ.

I hope today you lift double the prayers of gratitude: for our national freedoms and for our salvation.

Blessings to you!

Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

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