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Written by Pastor Mike   
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 19:35


Gathering Place begins Wednesday, September 27 at noon!

Hope to see you all there!



Sunday Schools begins September 24 after the

Children's Sermon at the 10AM service.



Over the past few years our church has made it a priority to reach out to the youth of our church and community to give them a place to play games, hang out, and have fun.

Starting in September we will once again be inviting youth from our congregation and community ages 9-12 to come out on Sunday afternoons from 4:30 - 5:30 PM to come out and enjoy the fun, games, and fellowship that youth group offers.


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No other time of the year captures our imagination as much as Christmas:  God coming into the world on a dark winter's night; a baby's cry that would change the course of human history; the heavens bursting into song; the certain hope that God will have the last word over our brokenness.  This season fills our hearts with the wonder that anything is possible.

This year, rediscover the true wonder of Christmas by sharing the love of Christ with others.  Each chapter centers on one element of the Christmas story, looking to the Christmas story and the stories of real people today to offer inspiration and ideas for reflecting the light of Jesus at Christmas and throughout the year.

Classes will be held on Thursdays at 6:30pm, beginning November 30th.  Our final class will conclude with a Christmas Party on December 21.


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This year Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday!  We will again be holding our two Christmas Eve services.  The early service will be at 7:00PM and the late service will be at 11:00PM.

Because Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday, we will have the opportunity to do something special!  We will only have ONE morning service at 10:00AM.

The morning service will be offering a "Song of the Season" hymn sing.  This service will give worshippers the opportunity to sing their favorite Christmas carols and learn some of the background and history that accompanies them.

So...come and enjoy the beauty of the season while you learn some things about your favorite Christmas carols at our 10:00AM service on December 24th!

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On Sunday, December 17th the Sunday School will present a Christmas program during our 10:00AM worship service.  The Sunday School would like to include all the children who would like to participate in the program.  They will practice each Sunday during the class time.  Please plan on coming out to celebrate the birth of Christ and support the children.


Silent Auction

The annual silent auction has started and will end December 17th.  The proceeds will go toward our Gifts for Jesus Project.  We have many beautiful auction items!  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Warner at 717-569-7593!


A Birthday Celebration-Gifts for Jesus-2017

Honor the birth of Jesus and testify to his mission of love and service by giving a gift of hope to those less fortunate.  The 3 outreach projects you can help with this year are:

1.  Christmas Gift for Female Inmates in Lebanon County Prison.  We need 25 gift bags brought to the church by December 17th, 2017.  Please see Sandy Hall to sign up.

The items we need are:

** $6.00 in the envelope for thermal undershirt

**Shampoo(No larger that 15 oz.)

**Deodorant(stick only)

**1 pair white crew socks.

Please put these items in the gift bag, you may include a card or a note if you like, but please do not put any other items in the bag.

2. Sharing with others, through UMCOR Disaster Response. You can help others recover from Natural Disasters. Examples:  Hurricane Harvey and Irma which caused damage in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  Plus the wildfires in Southeastern and Western United States.  100% of the money collected is used for the project as this is through the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

3.  Providing Comfort for our young children, this outreach program will provide some Lebanon County school nurses with underwear for young children.  Needed are boys and girls sizes 4, 6, 8, or 10.  Purchase the item and bring to the church and place in the narthex.

"Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can."  John Wesley





A food bank donation is collected the 1st Sunday of each month.

The items can be placed in the front lobby of the church.

Donations benefit the Lebanon County Christian Ministries.


Cereal, instant mashed potatoes, canned potatoes, canned meats (12 oz. 'spam'), 5oz canned chicken, canned fruit, vegetable soup, crackers, 12-18oz jam or jelly, 18oz peanut butter, canned pasta, toilet paper/paper towels, facial tissues, personal care items, toothbrush/toothpaste, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, diapers size 4,5,6



Do you like to sing? Do you like to read? Than worship is the place for you to volunteer your time and talents! We always have openings for new choir members and liturgists. And joining is easy: If you would like to join the choir please contact our Choir Director, Bob McCullough at 717-964-3495 or stop by one of the choir practices listed in the Sunday bulletin. If you would like to become a liturgist, and read one or more of the scriptures in a service on Sunday mornings, just contact Pastor Mike or sign-up using the Liturgist Schedule posted on the bulletin board in the lobby of the church.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:24
Written by Pastor Mike   
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 18:53

Nursery School

The mission of the Mount Gretna Nursery School is to offer a program that fosters a positive, joyful group experience for children to develop a love of school, learning and sharing. We provide an environment that allows a child’s God given potential to shine and thrive in both social and mental activities….free play, reading, art, cognitive games, music, science, field trips.


Classes for three year olds meet 2 times a week (Mondays & Wednesdays), 9:30-11:30. Tuition is $110.00/month


Classes for four-five year olds meet 3 times a week (Mon., Wed. & Fridays) 9:30-11:30. Tuition is $135.00/month


For more information, please contact our Director Joanne Gingrich at:


  • P.O.Box 104, Mt.Gretna PA 17064
  • Phone: 717-964-2208 or 964-2218(home)



Last Updated on Sunday, 24 September 2017 17:30
Written by Pastor Mike   
Monday, 09 August 2010 16:08

Sunday School is held during the 10AM worship service. Classes are held beginning in Sept and run through the end of June.  We have 3 classes:

1.  4-5 yrs olds

2.  1st and 2nd graders

3.  3rd-5th graders

Children are dismissed from worship to Sunday School after the Children's Sermon.



Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 17:18

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