The Messenger - October 2017 - 2
Pumpkin Carving, Pumpkin Walk
Crop Walk for Hunger
Join friends and families on Friday, October 27 from
5-7pm to carve pumpkins for our Annual Halloween
Pumpkin Walk in the Memorial Garden. While we
will have plenty of pumpkins provided for you, feel
free to bring your own. Alternatively, if you want to
buy one of our pumpkins to take home, you can do
so for $5. Pizza and salad will be available to eat.
Please bring chips or something to drink to share
with others. We will meet in Zerr Hall.
This year's Lancaster Crop Walk will be
changing location to our own neighborhood!
Join our team of walkers on Sunday, October 15
to raise funds and awareness to combat hunger
through Church World Service. 25% of funds
raised stays in our community to be used as a
resource shared through the Lancaster Council
of Churches. The 5k, or 3.1 miles, will begin and
end at the Lancaster Church of the Brethren.
Registration is at 12:45pm. The walk starts at
1:30pm. Following the walk there will be a
celebration of food and fellowship. In addition,
Grandview plans to be a water-stop on the new
neighborhood route. Pick up your sponsorship
forms in the Gathering Space. We would like to
have several volunteers help with hospitality
during the afternoon as we welcome walkers.
Consider helping in this way too! Sign up at the
Hub to volunteer for the hospitality team. For
more details, contact Grace Freeman at 717-4684027. The Crop Walk is the first of five
forthcoming events that re-emphasize young
families serving together in the community. Stay
tuned for the next event.
We will take donations of candy and Halloween
toys/treats on Sunday, October 29 at the Hub and
will look for 4-6 volunteers to staff the pumpkin
walk on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:45-8pm.
This outreach to our community has been very
favorably received over the past few years.
For the Fun of Fall Fest
This year's Fall Fest fundraiser will focus on firming
up foundations for future faith and fun at
Grandview! Join us on Sunday, October 22 from 46pm at the Horning Farm for fellowship, food, and a
few fabulous rounds of Chicken Hill. This fantastic
game involves flinging featherless flying fowl from
friend to friend! Fork over $5 or $15 for the whole
family. The event benefits Securing our Future
Study of the Church
Grandview is offering a 4-week series beginning
October 9 at 7pm called Wonder, Love and Praise:
Sharing a Vision of the Church. This is a program
produced by the Committee on Faith and Order
designed to engage United Methodists in a study of
how we understand what it means to be the
Church. By engaging in this study, we will learn
more about who we are, and what we expect to
happen when we come together as a body. Sign up
at the Hub.
You are invited to walk an outdoor labyrinth on
Columbus Day morning. Kirstin Shrom-Rhoads
will provide instruction for those who have never
walked a labyrinth. We will meet on Monday,
October 9 at 10 am at the site of the labyrinth, St.
Thomas Episcopal Church, 301 St. Thomas
Road, Lancaster. This is an opportunity for you
to incorporate personal prayer, reflect on what
we've been focused on in worship, and/or recenter with God. May this be a season of
prayerful discovery in the many ways God
speaks to you.