Announcements
2018 Mission Trip to Nepal PDF Print E-mail

We are blessed as a church to have so many opportunities to serve! If your calling includes taking part in our 2018 Mission Trip to Nepal, we have several important dates to consider. The trip is (tentatively) planned for March 6-17, 2018.  Each participant is asked to cover his/her own airfare, with the prayerful hope that we can cover all “in-country” expenses with raised funds. An initial deposit of $200 is requested by Sept. 1, 2017, to allow us to move forward with group planning. Questions, please contact Dr. Treva Clark ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 
Backpacks for SDL PDF Print E-mail

Grandview is again helping some of the county’s homeless students start the school year with a new backpack full of the basic supplies many kids take for granted. Items needed are: backpacks, pencils, pens, notebook paper, scissors, and pencil crayons. All items will be collected in the Gathering Room by 10:15am Sunday, Aug. 13.  Plan to join us at 10:30 on that Sunday in the library, as we pack the backpacks.

 
Camps near and far! PDF Print E-mail

Our second week of camp, Find Your Inner Superhero, is Aug. 7-10. Registration forms are at the Hub. You can also pick up a list of Grandview kids attending Methodist-affiliated Gretna Glen camp, with instructions about how to send them a card.

 
2018 Mission Trip to Nepa PDF Print E-mail

We are blessed as a church to have so many opportunities to serve! If your calling includes taking part in our 2018 Mission Trip to Nepal, we have several important dates to consider. The trip is (tentatively) planned for March 6-17, 2018.  Each portico-pant is asked to cover his/her own airfare, with the prayerful hope that we can cover all "in-country" expenses with raised funds. An initial deposit of $200 is requested by Sept. 1, 2017, to allow us to move forward with group planning. Questions, please contact Dr. Treva Clark ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 
Jazz Sunday PDF Print E-mail

We’ll be ending our summer of studying Revelations with Jazz Sunday on August 20. Choose one of two worship options: 9 or 11am.  And join friends for breakfast in between, starting at 10.

 
Share the Bounty PDF Print E-mail

If your garden produces an overabundance of vegetables, herbs or flowers, why not share them with others via the “Veggie Table”?   Donations received for them will go to help women, children and youth throughout the world.  And much of the food leftover after Sunday morning feeds families all over Lancaster County through the Council of Churches food bank.

 
Are You up for the Challenge? PDF Print E-mail

Have you ever wanted to try to read the whole Bible?  Disciple Bible Study helps you to do that, cutting out redundant parts, and making the whole process more meaningful and fun through weekly discussions. The group will begin meeting on Tuesday evening, September 12 and continue weekly for 34 weeks (with time off for vacations). Sign up now so that the leader, Rev. Sandy Knaub, can contact you about the orientation session she’s scheduling in late August.  The class is BYOB—Bring Your Own Bible.  But we’ll provide the study manual (and childcare, upon request). A great mix of people have already signed up at the Hub.  The discussion will be rich!

 
Fishing Derby PDF Print E-mail

Join us Sunday, August 6 from 4–6pm, at the Horning farm for a fun time of fishing. Bring your rods and reels or borrow one of theirs.

 
Annual Crab Fest PDF Print E-mail

The Annual Grandview CRAB FEST! will be held  Saturday, August 12 from 5 – 7pm in  air-conditioned Zerr Hall. This is such a wonderful cause with all profits benefiting Appalachia Service Project. The cost of this charity event is $25 per person. The menu includes: crabs, corn, pulled pork sandwiches, corn bread, iced tea/lemonade and ice cream.  If you would like to get your tickets in advance you can stop in the church office Monday - Friday, between 9am– 2pm or purchase them on Sunday mornings.

 
Education Crisis PDF Print E-mail

The congregation is invited on Sunday, July 30 at 9:15 a.m. in Zerr Hall to hear Zoe Buckwalter, Fourth Grade Teacher in Philadelphia, speak about the current educational crisis in education in the city. An offering will be received for the purchase of school supplies and items such as pens, pencils, erasers, tissue boxes, notebooks, and rulers may be brought to give to Zoe.

 
Picture Directory PDF Print E-mail

It's picture directory time again. It's been 6 years sicne most pictures were since most pictures were submitted. We are asking folks to please email a new closeup photo either of yourself or your family to pictures (at) grandviewumc.org. We have many new faces in the congregation adn know how important it is to put a face with a name. Please help us with this project by promptly submitting your photo, which can be casual.

 
Grandview Readers PDF Print E-mail

Grandview Readers have chosen Friday, Aug. 11 for discussing their next book Miss Brenda and The Loveladies: A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption by Brenda Spahn & Irene Zutell. Ms. Spahn was a businesswoman who wouldn’t take no for an answer when she discovered that God wouldn’t either. Meet at 7pm at Dorothy Killebrew’s home.

 
Sign Up for Disciple Bible Study PDF Print E-mail

A sign-up sheet for Disciple Bible Study is at the Hub. The weekly study begins Tuesday evening, September 12. There will be a 90-minute orientation session in late August. The course will run for 34 sessions with time off for holiday breaks. Childcare is available upon request. Experienced Disciple Bible Study teacher Rev. Sandy Knaub will lead.

 
Laundromat Libraries PDF Print E-mail

Summer Reading with the Laundromat Libraries! It is a great investment in our young people to put books in their hands during the summer months. Let’s make sure that we have books available. Books that are needed most at this time include: board books, Spanish-language books, picture books, nonfiction books at a variety of reading levels, poetry/rhyming books, and seasonal books. A seasonal book could be about summertime, summer break from school, the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Labor Day.  Please donate books at the Hub.

 
Camp Grandview Coming Soon! PDF Print E-mail

The themes for Camp Grandview are: the musical It’s Cool in the Furnace, July 17-20, and Find Your Inner Superhero, August 7-10. Registration forms are at the Hub.  We are thankful for leaders Paige Wagner and Wendy Gaunt. Volunteers are vital to the success of camp. A list of ways you can help is at the Hub.

 
Guest Musicians PDF Print E-mail

During summer worship, Grandview is fortunate to welcome church members and guest musicians each Sunday.   Please express your appreciation to them and give them a warm Grandview greeting!

 
Upper Room PDF Print E-mail
Upper Room devotional booklets for teh months of July/August are available. Booklets can be found on the Ministry Table in the back of the Sanctuary at a cost of $2.00 each.
 
Emergency Forms PDF Print E-mail

Emergency forms can be downloaded here or are available at the HUB. Please fill out the form and give it to a volunteer. Our goal is to have a form for each member. Please help us reach that goal by filling out yours today.

 
Grandview Connections PDF Print E-mail

Grandview Connections (GC) is a blog for discussing the weekly sermon content thus making connections between the pastors' words and the thoughts, feelings and actions of Grandview UMC members and friends.  The sermon is a starting point for what can be a very rich discussion about faith and will serve as a source for reflection and a building block for an online faith community that is available at any time. The blog is linked on the Grandview UMC website under Resources, or under Quicklinks.

 
Equal Exchange PDF Print E-mail
The Fair Trade System encourages farmers to stay on their own land by giving them a fair price for their crops. "Fair Trade offers us a dignified way of doing business. We don’t beg. Selling one or two containers is not begging." Raymond Kimaaro, Tanzania. Check out our Equal Exchange selections of organic coffee, tea and chocolate in the Gathering Room.
 
Address for Dennis PDF Print E-mail

Please note that Dennis Spangler has a new address:

Dennis Spangler, JM9765
P.O. Box A
Bellefonte, PA   16823-0820

Please handwrite your return address on the envelope. Denny would like to have your address and self stick labels are taken off before mail is delivered.

E-mails can be sent through the website entering Dennis' name/number where indicated. Emails sent by 10 a.m. will be received by him that day.

 
e-Alert Subscription PDF Print E-mail

You can now manage your e-mail address for the e-alert only. A sign-up link is available on this site (left hand column) to subscribe or manage your e-mail address. Just click on the link to add, change or delete your email address. Please remember to let the office know, for their records, if your address has changed.

 
Church Keys PDF Print E-mail

Trustees are requiring forms to be filled out by anyone needing a church key. If you need a key please fill out a form at the HUB.

 
Gift Cards PDF Print E-mail

Gift card sales continue to grow. We have Stauffer’s, Weis, Giant, Oregon Dairy and Darrenkamps cards available on Sunday mornings and in the Church office Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm. Remember: 5-10% of your purchases are pure profit to Grandview and help with our mission commitments. If you haven’t gotten  in the habit, why not start now and help Grandview with this important ministry.

 
UM Handbook PDF Print E-mail

The United Methodist Church chose our Roxanne Edwards' Lancaster-based company, Nxtbook Media, to prepare and present its new handbook.  This is the same company that makes the digital version of The Messenger, Grandview's newsletter.  Click here to link to the new UM Handbook.

 
Continuing Opportunity- Direct Deposit PDF Print E-mail

This form brings a new opportunity for giving. The form is an authorization agreement for direct deposit of your giving. The forms can be filled out and mailed to the church office to the attention of the financial secretary.

 
Save Those Box Tops & Labels PDF Print E-mail

They are valuable to Red Bird Mission and Clinic in Kentucky, a special ministry of the United Methodist Church, serving four counties in the isolated rural distressed Appalachian Mountains. Place your boxtops and labels in the marked cupboard in the back of the Sanctuary. Please note that we must have the UPC code attached to the labels to receive the points.

 


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