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Knit, Crochet & Pray, Music, Sports

Knit, Crochet & Pray 

This ministry started a number of years ago to make prayer shawls for church members, friends, family and neighbors in time of need; and baby blankets for children baptized at our church.

We now have expanded to include making items such as baby blankets, scarves and mittens for Lebanon Family Health Services; lap robes for the Lebanon VA Hospital; and a variety of items for the international knit/crochet group - Knitting4Peace (knitting4peace.org). We pray for the unknown recipients as we knit/crochet and we meet monthly to bless finished items with prayer before we send them off. New needle workers, expert or beginner, are always welcome. Contact Sally Smedley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or 717-867-1298 for more details.


Faith Acts United Methodist Women - Faith, Hope and Love in Action

This group meets monthly for friendship, inspiration and to put our personal faith into concrete action. Some of our recent activities include organizing school bags for needy children across the world, making favors for nursing homes and holding election day bake sales to raise money for a number of ministries and missions that benefit women and kids. Some of our participants go on mission trips, others participate in charity walks and several help at a weekly local anit-poverty initiative. And we encourage each other to participate in our church sponsored Bible studies, retreats and other faith-growing activities. Contact Sally Smedley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or 717-867-1298 for more details.


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.