Holiday Food Boxes are being packed by the Hummelstown Food Pantry for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The following items are needed:  turkey vouchers, powdered milk (quart-size pouches), canned corn and green beans, turkey gravy (small jar or packets), small sweet potatoes, turkey Stovetop stuffing, chicken noodle soup, peanut butter and jelly.  Thank you so much for your support of those in need right here in our community!


Victory Voices will be singing on November 30th at the 10:45 am service.  Rehearsals will be this morning and November 23rd following the late service.


Do you need an idea for a Christmas gift that will be appreciated long after the holidays?  Grace Christian Preschool is taking orders for holiday gift cards to local stores and restaurants. The first order is due by Friday, November 21st; a second and final order will be will be due by Monday, December 8th.   Order forms are located at the Welcome Center.  Please return forms with a check to “Grace Christian Preschool” to the Preschool mailbox inside the Church Office.   Any questions, please contact Heidi Hoover, Preschool Director, at or at 566-8260.


Poinsettias will adorn the Sanctuary this holiday season.  If you would like to order a poinsettia, please place your request by Sunday, November 30th at the Welcome Center.  You can pick-up your flower following the Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve.  The cost is $10 per plant; and checks should be made payable to GUMC.  Drop your payment in the collection plate or in the Church Office.


Graceful Girls are on the go again!  Join us for a seasonal tour of lovely Longwood Gardens Wednesday, December 10th.  We’ll be taking the church van leaving around 9 am – returning approximately 4 pm.  The cost is dependent on the number of people going.  We expect anywhere from $18-25 for admission.   We’ll be having lunch when we arrive.  There’s a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center with further details.  We’d love to have you with us!


Please pick up your 2014/15 Stewardship Commitment Card and Service Guide today in the Narthex. This valuable tool will assist you in discovering your spiritual gifts and opportunities to share your talents to further God’s Kingdom.  Next Sunday, November 23rd, we will each offer up our Commitment Cards to God as we dedicate ourselves to uplifting His work. Following the 10:45 am service, join us for a Celebration Luncheon and fellowship.  Please sign-up at the Welcome Center if you plan to attend the luncheon.


A Take ‘n Bake Pizza Sale is being held November 30rd.  Plain or Pepperoni 16” pizzas are $10 and proceeds benefit GUMY.  Sign-up now at the Welcome Center.


          Thank you to everybody for all the prayers, food, flowers, transportation help and visits from Rev. John during my recent illness.  I don’t know what I would have done without your help.  It was a blessing!  God bless you all!

                                                                           Elaine Fogleman