Announcements

Important Updates can be found here.

Prospect Treasure Position

Prospect is in need of someone willing to fill the church treasurer position starting January 1 2022. If you interested, or know of someone who might be, please contact Kathy Heaps or Jack Wolfe.

Tuesday Evenings Time of Prayer

Kathryn Heaps would like to invite you to a time of prayer on Tuesday Evenings at 6:30 PM starting on this Tuesday 5/11 at 6:30 PM. It will last no longer than an hour and be via Zoom. Below is the link. This link will be used for each week. We will be praying for the pastor and his family, the new pastor, and any others God has placed on our hearts. I will provide a scripture for us to use as a centerpiece each week. This week let's meditate on I Timothy 2:1-5 "I urge, then, first of all, that requestS, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone -- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth For there is one God and and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men...."


The link is:

Kathryn Heaps is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Prayer Time on Tuesdays

Time: May 11, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Every week on Tue, until Jun 22, 2021, 7 occurrence(s)

    May 11, 2021 06:30 PM

    May 18, 2021 06:30 PM

    May 25, 2021 06:30 PM

    Jun 1, 2021 06:30 PM

    Jun 8, 2021 06:30 PM

    Jun 15, 2021 06:30 PM

    Jun 22, 2021 06:30 PM

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IN-PERSON Worship Resumes on Sunday April 18th!

In-Person Worship returns on Sunday, April 18th! We will gather at 9AM at Cross Roads, and at 11AM at Prospect. We will have plenty of hand sanitizer on hand, and we ask that you continue to observe social distancing and mask-wearing.


SEE you soon!

Ash Wednesday

The Season of Lent has traditionally been a time of repentance and renewal, self-examination and prayer--a time of spiritual preparation for the celebration of Easter.


During Lent, we spend time reflecting on all that Jesus endured... for us.


Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, and we will be observing this important day together on Church Online. We will have a worship service beginning at 7PM on Wednesday, February 17th, and we invite you to participate. 


The Gatchelville Charge is providing ashes in a closed container so that you can take part in this worship service from home. If you would like to join us and participate in the Imposition of Ashes, the ashes will be available to pick up on Sunday, February 14th from 12PM-1PM in the parking lot of Cross Roads (6881 Church Rd, Felton), and on Wednesday, February 17th from 4PM-5PM in the parking lot of Prospect (8 Orchard Rd, New Park).


Please stop by and take advantage of this great opportunity to put an interactive touch on our Church Online worship. We will also be celebrating Holy Communion, so please be sure to have a piece of bread and some juice available as well. Any type of bread and any type of juice will work!


We also have a very special Church Online worship service planned for this Sunday, February 14th. Join us at 10AM as we join with our brothers and sisters from all across the Susquehanna Annual Conference in a joint worship service. We're looking forward to a great message from our Conference Lay Leader, Joyce Davis. Invite your friends and come early so you can say hi in the chat!


Christmas Eve

Our Church Online Christmas Eve Worship Celebration will be on our YouTube Channel on Christmas Eve, December 24th, at 6:00PM. This will be just like our usual Church Online experience--the video will go live at 6PM, and we invite you to come early and say 'hi' in the chat!


In addition to our Church Online worship, we will also be offering a special time of fellowship on Zoom. Immediately following the Church Online video, we will open a Zoom meeting for a time of candle-lighting and Holy Communion. If you would like to participate, all you will need is a candle, and a piece of bread and some juice.


We'll send this information out again on Thursday, but when the time comes you can click here to join the meeting on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. If you would like to join by phone, dial 1-301-715-8592, and enter the Meeting ID (871 2643 2187) and the Passcode (252888) when prompted.


In-Person Worship and Activities Temporarily Suspended

This week the Administrative Boards of Prospect and Cross Roads met for their regularly scheduled meetings. Aside from the usual business items, the main topic of conversation was our response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our area. 


Both Administrative Boards reached the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all in-person activities within The Gatchelville Charge, effective immediately.


We will be transitioning to online worship and activities at least through the end of the year. We are committed to immediately begin planning on how to safely and inclusively return to in-person gatherings in the new year.


Thankfully, we were able to maintain our website and YouTube channel over the summer, and we will again be able worship together on those platforms. Stay tuned to gatchelvillecharge.org and for more email updates with information on how we will be able to stay connected and engaged.


This is undoubtedly unwelcome news, particularly at this time of the year. However, I encourage you to look at this as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. While we are missing out on so many traditions and activities this year, we have an opportunity to remember that Christmas isn't about dinners or decorations, presents or pageants, songs or stars.


It's all about Jesus.


And nothing, NOTHING, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:39)


Finally, please remember that Church isn't 'cancelled' or 'closed'. That's dangerous and wrong-headed thinking! CHURCH is simply getting back to the basics, back to her roots. This is our opportunity to show the world that Church isn't a place, it's not something we do, it's not a group activity or a spectator sport. It's who we are! 


God didn't come into this world in lumber and nails. He came in flesh and blood. And He still does! So go! Take Christmas into the world. Study the Gospels with your family. Worship Jesus with your friends. Share the Good News of His birth with your neighbors. Let this be the year that the True Light of Christmas breaks free from our buildings and shines all across our communities and our world!


This is an exciting time to be the Church! God is doing something big--and we get to be a part of it!


Blessings!

Pastor Dave &

The Administrative Boards of Cross Roads UMC and Prospect UMC