The Annual Chili Cook Off and Community Day events at Gravel Hill UMC will be held Sat., Sep. 23 from 2-5 PM. 1st Church is participating again this year and Chef Andy Jocham will be defending his People's Choice 1st Place title. Please plan to attend and help support 1st Church and Andy.

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Rise Against Hunger

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Nov. 11, when a group of volunteers will come together to package meals for the hungry. Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other life-changing aid to people in developing nations.

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How You Can Help!!

Many of you have been asking, "How can we help?," in light of the devastation in Texas resulting from Hurricane Harvey. Here are some things you can do:

  • Continue to pray for those whose lives have been impacted, as well as the Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators and the many local volunteers.
  • Help us put together Cleaning Kits and Hygiene Kits. Items needed/Instructions can be picked up at the Welcome Desk.
  • Give to UMCOR's relief and recovery efforts -- make checks payable to PFUMC with Hurricane Harvey on the memo line.

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Caring Cupboard Garden


If you would like to be the hands and feet of Jesus, help us plant, weed, water or harvest the garden. Please contact Fred or Betty Adams at 838-6747 or Fred's cell phone: 717-533-5203.

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Update on Noah's Little Ark

In May we introduced our Noah's Little Ark Preschool Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Now we're excited to offer an update. NLA is poised for a strong transition year, with a capable staff, dedicated leadership from church and our new Director, in spite of some transition bumps. Read on if you'd like a bit more detail. Info -- ask This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dinner & a Movie

Mark your calendar for Sun., Oct. 8th. This is a FREE event for our church and local community.

The sit down dinner will be served starting at 4:30 followed by the showing of "What If" at 5:30. Invite your friends and neighbors and plan to join us -- hope to see you there!

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Supper and Support

The PFUMC Health Ministry is pleased to announce the start of a a support group for family members of older adults beginning Mon., Sept. 18th. The group will meet the third Monday of every month in Fellowship Hall. The program will begin with a light supper at 5:30 pm and the meeting will follow at 6:00 pm. The mission of the group is to offer support, information and advocacy to those who are caregivers for older adult family members and friends.

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Discovery Dunes

September Memory Verse: Speak. Your servant is listening. (1 Samuel 3:10) 

September 24: Samuel Anoints David. Led by God, Samuel visited Jesse to find the new king among his sons. One by one, Jesse's sons came before Samuel who looked on their outward appearance but God rejected seven of the sons. When Jesse's youngest son, David, was presented God looked at David's heart and saw a heart for God. Our craft and activities will emphasize the importance of having a heart for God that's so important for serving God and helping others.  1 Samuel 16:1-23

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