Current Ministries

Check out everything we’re doing and please consider how the Spirit is leading you to engage with our church family during this season of ministry at Grantham Church.

Discipleship

WORSHIP SERVICES
Sundays | 10:30AM | In-Person or via Livestream

We encourage you to join us for worship every Sunday morning at 10:30 AM, either in person, or via livestream at our church YouTube page.

YouTube Livestream

 

SMALL GROUPS

If you are interested in joining with others to share life and dive deeper into the sermon and what it means for our lives, please contact Pastor Melissa.

Small Groups at Grantham Church

ASH WEDNESDAY
WED, FEB 22 @ 7PM

Join us on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 pm, for our annual Ash Wednesday service. Livestreaming will also be available.

Adult Learning Communities (Sundays @ 9AM)

Interested in, or questions about Learning Communities, contact Pastor Melissa Lowther.

HOLINESS & JUSTICE
The Minor Prophets
DEC 4–FEB 26 | A1

Join the Philathean Class Learning Community as we study the twelve biblical books called the “minor prophets” (named so because they are shorter than the other prophetic books). These prophets wrote during the time Israel was a divided kingdom. Some directed their message to the southern kingdom of Judah, others to the northern kingdom of Israel, and still others to neighboring kingdoms. Holiness and justice are the powerful themes of these twelve prophets whose words also speak, “thus says the Lord” to our culture today. Our violent, corrupt, and unjust world desperately needs this prophetic message of holiness and justice.

TEACHER | Glen Pierce, Jonathan Owen, John Yeatts

FOR LOVE OF GOD AND COUNTRY
exploring a Brethren in Christ response to Christian Nationalism
FEB 5 – MAY 28 | C8–12

The growing cultural divide among American Christians over the relationship of God and country raises questions such as:  Was America founded as a Christian nation?  How should Christians bring their faith into the public sphere?  Should we use political power to make America more Christian?  For a rapidly expanding segment of American church-goers, the search for answers to these and other questions has led to a worldview known as “Christian Nationalism.”  Utilizing selected readings, videos, case studies, and group discussion, this study will define and analyze the movement and explore responses to Christian Nationalism through the lens of our Brethren in Christ understanding of scripture, theology, and the God who looks like Jesus.

LEAD TEACHER | Randy Basinger

STICKY FAITH FOR YOUR FAMILY
JAN 8–MAR 26 | C7

It’s never too early (or too late) to start building enduring faith in your children. Findings from the Fuller Youth Institute indicate there are key ways parents can be intentional in passing their faith to their kids. Parents are one of the primary influences in their kids’ lives and children and youth leaders at Grantham Church want to come alongside you in this task. All parents are invited to this 12-week class, to explore practical ideas for strategically pointing your kids toward lasting faith every day. The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family will be our primary resource and there will be plenty of discussion and sharing of triumphs and challenges. Come if you’d like to join with other parents in a judgment-free environment to guide your family toward long-term faith.

FACILITATOR | Leah Clarke

YOUNG ADULT LEARNING COMMUNITY
STARTING JAN 8 | C9

Young adulthood has unique advantages and challenges. The Bible speaks to these experiences and we also benefit from sharing our joys and struggles with others. Geared toward those in their 20s who are learning to navigate life as adults, this class will include Scripture reflection, prayer, and conversation as we seek to grow in our faith together and share it with others.

FACILITATOR | Rich Stuebing

Beyond Sunday Mornings

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
1st, 3rd, & 5th THURSDAYS (JAN 19-MAY 18) @ 9:30–11AM | C9

Please join us to discuss and discover… What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? The Sermon on the Mount articulates what the life of a Christ follower should look like, asking us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? In this 9-session study, examine the words of Jesus in-depth as He challenges us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification. We’ll answer questions at home in the workbook, then discuss in our group, and watch teaching videos by Jen Wilkin together. Our group really enjoyed this format in the fall. All women are welcome! Childcare may be available if communicated ahead of time to Pastor Melissa.

Contact Sarah Becking with any questions.

LEADER | Sarah Becking

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
FRIDAYS  @ 6:45AM | C7

The men’s discussion Bible study continues in the gospel of Mark. Join us to dig into the life of Christ as told in this short and compelling book of the Bible.

LEADERS | Rich Stuebing, John Yeatts

 

GRANDMOTHERS IN PRAYER
4TH THURSDAYS @ 9:30–11AM | C8–C12 

All Grandmothers are invited for a time of fellowship and prayer for our beloved grandchildren. During the time together, we will be using Philip Yancey’s book Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? with discussion led by various grandmothers.

LEADER | Velma Yoder

Community Life

WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB
1ST MONDAYS @ 6:30–8PM | C8–C12

Women are invited to join a book club that will meet the first Monday of each month. Contact Beth Mark, with any questions.

LEADER | Beth Mark

LIBRARY BOOK CHAT
2ND TUESDAYS @ 7PM | ZOOM

The Library Book Chat meets monthly on the second Tuesdays via Zoom to take turns telling others about an inspiring book, with a variety of fiction and nonfiction presented. All ages are welcome; if any children or youth attend, they are given priority at the beginning of the sessions. Contact Edie Asbury to be included in the invitation each month.

LEADER | Edie Asbury

Children (birth–grade 5)

Questions? Contact Pastor Denise Fogelsanger

LEARNING COMMUNITIES | Sundays, 9–10AM

BIRTH–35 MONTHS | C11 (NURSERY)
Loving care will be offered in the nursery

 

3–5 YEAR OLD PRESCHOOLERS | D23
We will be using the Wee Wonder Curriculum.

 

KINDERGARTEN–5 GRADE | D26 & D27
We will continue to use the Shine curriculum and will be focusing on stories from Matthew (The Kingdom is Near)

CHILDREN'S CHOIR | Sundays @ 10–10:20AM (D20–22)

Children 3 years up through high school are welcome to join as we practice songs that will then perform in the worship service throughout the year.

NURSERY & PRESCHOOL CARE | Sundays @ 10:15AM (C11)

INFANTS & TODDLERS
Birth- 24 months will receive loving care in the nursery (C11) during the worship service.

 

PRESCHOOLERS
Children aged 2-3 year old will be in D21, children aged 4-5 year old will be in C19 where each class will have a time of play and Bible Stories.

KIDS' OWN WORSHIP | Sundays @ 11AM (during the sermon)

Children in K-6th grade will join their families for the first part of the worship service. At the start of the sermon, they will be invited to a special worship service. Children in Kindergarten through 6th grade will meet in the area near the mailboxes. We will then split into 2 classes and move to the Children’s wing.

  • The Kindergarten through 2nd graders will meet in D20-22 and use the Gospel Project Curriculum. We will finish studying Christmas and then pick up in the Old Testament with Solomon and establishing God’s Kingdom.
  • The 3rd through 6th graders will meet in D25 and will be studying Christmas/Epiphany, a couple of Old Testament stories, and the Parables of Jesus using Godly Play.

More Children's Ministry

SING AND PLAY
FRIDAYS, @ 9:30–10:15AM
JAN 20–MAR 24

Sing and Play is an indoor play experience for the whole community. We welcome toddlers through pre-kindergarteners and their favorite adult play partners. With plenty of room to run around and eight different activity centers, we can pretty much guarantee fun for everyone!

Our 45 minute sessions include a 10 minute Circle Time, during which children and their adults join together for fun songs, finger plays, and stories.

Our program is walk in: no pre-registation is required. The session time is 9:30-10:15 and will begin on Friday, January 20, 2023 and run for 10 weeks.  Sing and Play will be held in our Fellowship Hall at the east end of the church building. Look for the yellow banner near the door.

Click here for our guidelines.

MOMS TOGETHER
WEDNESDAYS, @ 9–11AM in C14 (the Library)
starting JAN 4

Come for conversation and encouragement. We will be discussing the ideas in Sally Clarkson’s latest book Help, I’m Drowning: Weathering the Storms of Life with Grace and Hope.

 

Childcare will be provided. Please let Pastor Denise know if you will need it.

Youth (grades 6–12)

Questions? Contact Youth Coordinator, Chrissy Hoffner

LEARNING COMMUNITY
SUNDAYS @ 9AM-10AM | C15 (Youth Room)
EVENING YOUTH GROUP
SUNDAYS @ 6PM–8PM | C15 (Youth Room)

Lessons, snacks, games, service opportunities…

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

SUPER SPUDTACULAR SPECTACLE OF YOUTH!
SUN, FED 12 @ 12PM

Join us for a baked potato bar lunch and a showcase of talent from our youth and volunteers!

 

All are welcome!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

Youth Ministry makes a difference. 15 years ago, statistics showed that Christian youth stayed in school longer, were healthier, felt better about themselves, were more likely to volunteer their time to help others, and had better relationships with their parents.  Statistics today show that nearly six in ten (59%) young people who grow up in Christian churches end up walking away. We need to build relationships with the teens to help them understand and own their faith.

Do YOU want to make a difference in the life of a teen?

College Student Ministry

Questions? Contact Pastor Melissa Lowther.

SUNDAY LUNCHES IN LOTTIE

4TH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH @ 12PM

Join with other students and folks from the church for encouragement and connection over lunch. If you need your meal expense covered, meet outside Lottie at noon.

FELLOWSHIP MEALS

1ST & 3RD SUNDAYS FOLLOWING THE SERVICE

Connect with the Grantham Church family over a free lunch in Fellowship Hall, sponsored in partnership with One80 Ministries.

Spring Dates | FEB 5 & 19, MAR 5 & 19, APR 2 & 16

CONNECT WITH A PASTOR

WEDNESDAYS @ 12–1PM IN THE FALCON

Drop by the Falcon for a free drink or snack & hang-out, chat with, or receive prayer from one of our pastors.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Get connected with an individual or family from Grantham who wants to come alongside you during your time in college.

Worship Arts

Interested in, or questions about Worship Arts, contact Pastor David Perry.

Music Opportunities
Music Opportunities

WORSHIP TEAM

A collective of musicians, tech volunteers, and Scripture readers that help lead our congregation in faithful and heartfelt worship. In particular, we are looking for more volunteers to run projection and sound.

 

BRASS ENSEMBLE
WEDNESDAYS

An ensemble that plays in worship once a month, and plays a variety of repertoire. Rehearsals are Wednesday nights during the school year.

 

CHOIR

An ensemble that sings in Sunday morning services several times a year. Open to any level of singer, at any time.

CAN YOU PUSH A BUTTON?

Projection volunteers for worship needed! If you can push a button and are willing to serve our worship ministry by projecting slides on the sanctuary screens, then please contact Pastor Dave.

HANDBELL CHOIR
SUNDAYS following the service

Have you ever tried ringing handbells? Can you read music? Keep a beat? Watch a director? Meet up with other interested ringers Sundays after worship (around 12) for 30-40 minutes of practice. Contact Chrissy Hoffner if interested.

Visual Arts
Visual Arts
LENT VISUAL ARTS PROJECT
WEDNESDAYS @ 3–5PM & 6–8PM in A3

The Visual Arts Team will be working on a community Lent project every Wednesday (beginning Jan. 25) in room A3. We will be cutting and painting cardboard. All are welcome!

Special Worship Services
Special Worship Services
HYMN SING
SUN, FEB 19 @ 7PM

Join us on Sunday, February 5 at 7 pm in the sanctuary, for an informal hymn sing. Bring your requests!

TAIZE
SUN, MAR 19 @ 7PM
Art Gallery
SUBSTANCE MATTERS: THE ART OF TED & CATHERINE PRESCOTT in A1

The gallery is hosting a special exhibition of the artwork of two artists with multiple connections to the Grantham area. In 1980 Ted and Catherine Prescott moved to Central PA to launch the new Fine Arts major at Messiah College, and together they taught there for almost 30 years. Cathy is a painter, working primarily in oils, and her commissioned portraits, including PA’s governor Tom Corbett, are in private and public collections internationally. Ted is a sculptor whose large-scale work is installed in locations all over the USA. And for that reason, this exhibition is made up entirely of full-size digital prints of their work.

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