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Knit, Crochet & Pray, Music, Sports

Knit, Crochet & Pray 

Made in prayer, as prayer, for prayer, the shawls are passed on hand-to-hand and heart-to-heart.The making of a prayer shawl is a spiritual practice which embodies our thoughts and prayers for the receiver. It is a gift freely given with no strings attached.

Putting a price on a shawl defeats the purpose of this ministry. May we suggest a better alternative? If someone offers to "buy" a shawl, you can state that; "although the shawls aren't sold, a donation to our ministry is gratefully accepted in whatever dollar amount you feel comfortable in giving".  These donations will allow your ministry to purchase more yarn and continue the 'ripple effect' of unconditional love!


United Methodist Women - FAITH - HOPE - LOVE IN ACTION

We are a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ. To develop a creative, supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

All women are invited to join us: First Sunday of the month in the south wing of the church at 6:30 pm.

Please contact Sally Smedley for more information 717-867-1298


Music Ministry Opportunities

Music is such a big part of our worship experience.  This is only possible because people like you participate in our music ministries.  Don't be afraid to join... you don't have to be a professional!

There are also opportunities to provide special music at worship services during the summer and at other special worship services throughout the year.  If you would like to share the musical talents that God gave you, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 838-2551.

Praise Band  The praise service is a contemporary style of worship at 9 a.m. The music not only includes contemporarypraise music, but adds a variety of styles to praise with.

We would love some additional members. Instrumentalists of any kind, especially keyboard, bass or percussion and vocalists welcome. We’re looking for musicians who have a love for Jesus in their heart OR musicians who have a desire to know and form a relationship with Jesus Christ. All skill levels and ages accepted. 

  • Includes unpaid servants (adults of all ages; senior high youth also welcome)
  • Requires no auditions  (music reading skills helpful, but not required)
  • Leads worship music on Sundays at 9 a.m. services
  • Rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

Chancel Choir also provides leadership in worship and communicates to the worshiper by creating music that enhances the worship experience, and witnesses to the love, power and grace of God.

  • Includes unpaid servants (adults of all ages; senior high youth also welcome)
  • Requires no auditions  (music reading skills helpful, but not required)
  • Leads worship music on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. services
  • Rehearses on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. in Choir Room

Children's Music Ministry

  • Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
  • Rehearse: 9am Sunday- during Discovery Dunes
  • Will sing occasionally for the 9 A.M. service and at the 10:30 A.M. service.

For more information on any of the choirs, please contact the church office 717-838-2551 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Recreation Ministry  

A co-ed Volleyball 6-person winter volleyball league plays on Monday and / or Tuesday evenings January through the end of April.  League sign-up is during November by filling out the sign-up form on the right side of this screen.  Call for cost.  The league has “League Rules” and referees.  Play is at Gravel Hill Church.

For the volleyball leagues, you sign-up as an individual (and you may specify a friend you’d like to play with) and we will build balanced teams if we have enough for multiple teams.   For more information contact:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 832-2247.