Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Food Giveaway at Grace Church Lancaster Saturday, May 8

May 8th, 2021 No comments

Grace Church Lancaster is giving away over 200 free boxes of groceries on a first-come first-served basis on Saturday, May 8, at 10:00 AM until they are gone. These pre-packaged boxes are prepared through the Hands of Hope program of the Blessings of Hope ministry in Leola, PA. Each box contains about 40 pounds of fresh and shelf-stable groceries.

Grace Church Lancaster is located at 911 Rohrerstown Rd here in Lancaster, just south of route 30 on route 741 (one exit west of Park City Mall). Call 717-397-9991 or email Pastor Scott Becker at for more info.

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Community Event

March 13th, 2021 No comments

This event is going to be amazing! Come support local food trucks and small businesses in honor of the one year anniversary since covid restrictions started. Your support of these local businesses means the world to them!
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Hands of Hope Food Distribution

February 6th, 2021 Comments off

Food insecurity has impacted all people groups. Many are seeking food assistance for the first time due to a job or income loss. “Hands of Hope” are prepackaged food boxes (30-40 pounds). To fight back against hunger, Speedwell Heights Church will be distributing 200 boxes to those in need on a first-come-first-served basis, February 6th starting at 9am.

For more information visit or on FaceBook, or by calling (717) 626-4488. Speedwell Heights Church is located at 413 W. Brubaker Valley Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

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Eye on Integrity-Glorifying God

June 26th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on First Corinthians 10:31.

“Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

This statement gives us clarity on the purpose of our lives-to glorify God.

This purpose will give us wisdom for the activities we choose to do. Can I glorify God with this activity? If so, how can this be used for God’s glory?

We can use ordinary things, like food, for God’s glory. We can receive it with thanks. God uses it to nourish our bodies so that we will have strength to do His will. We can also use food to build friendships with neighbors moving next door or a family experiencing a crisis.

The glory of God gives our activity meaningful purpose.

Walking with purpose to glorify God is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do November 3-5, 2017

November 3rd, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
November 3-5, 2017

5 Maker Fest tomorrow (Saturday, November 4) 1-3pm at Bethany Felton UMC in Felton, York County. Tinker, invent, doodle, and create at many different creative station.More Info:

4 Wilbur Chocolate of Lititz Customer Appreciation Fest tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 4) 10am-5pm. Music, Food trucks, Face painting, Bud E Bear, Free Samples and more. More Info:

3 Hammel Associates Architects in Lancaster First Friday Lego Building Party tonight (Friday, Nov 3) 5-8:30pm at their offices on Grant Street in Lancaster. Architectural, Trains, Freestyle, Connects, Creator – more than 40,000 bricks, plates and specialty pieces to build with. Plus a special visit and performance by the International Ballet Academy Nutcracker Dancers. More Info:

2 59th Annual Greek Food Bazaar tomorrow 10:30am-7:30pm (Saturday, Nov 4) and Sunday 11am-6pm (Nov 5) at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Hershey Ave, Lancaster. Crafts, Books, Clothing items Church Tour and lots of authentic Greek Food. Proceeds benefit the church as well as “The Lancaster County Council of Churches Food Hub & Clothing Bank, The Power Packs School Food Program, The Water Street Mission & more. More Info:

1 15th Annual Eastland Alpacas Annual Fall Open House tomorrow 10am-4pm (Saturday Nov 4) and Sunday Noon-4pm (November 5) Tour the farm, Get up Close and Personal with over 100 alpacas. Feed the Alpacas, Lead an Alpaca, Take a Wagon Ride around the Farm, Watch an Alpaca Obstacle Course Demonstration. Hempfield Church of the Brethren Youth Group will have a food stand to help support their Mission Trip Fund. Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live 9an-noon. More Info:

Moment Of Celebration-God’s Gifts

May 19th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on good and perfect gifts.

James 1:17 tells us that “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

Here we see that God is the giver of all good gifts. Some of those gifts might be tangible things.  First Timothy 6 tells us that God is the One who provides us with everything for our enjoyment. But this blessing comes with a caution for us not to put our hope in wealth, but rather to put our hope in God. Love the Giver more than the gift.

Some of the good gifts provided by God might be resources that we need to survive. Acts 14:17 says, “He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” This, too is a blessing from God and a reason to give thanks.

Some of His gifts are perfect. Jesus is the perfect remedy for our sin. God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son. The Holy Spirit is the perfect power source for living the Christian life. Jesus said in Luke 11, “how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”

Every good and perfect gift from God is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk


October 3rd, 2012 3 comments

JOHN SHIRK – From John 6:27:

Jesus said, “Do not work for food that spoils but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”

Jesus is pointing out the difference between temporal food and permanent food. The food that we eat satisfies our appetite and fills our stomach….for a brief period of time. But before long, we find ourselves eating again. Then the next day comes, and we are looking for more food to eat. We certainly need food to eat, but there is also more to life than fulfilling our physical appetites.

Jesus said in John 4:34, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”  A good question to ask ourselves today is, “Am I doing something that has eternal significance?” God has a purpose for us to lift up the name of Jesus so that people might put their faith in Him as Lord and Savior. Acts of service, proclamation of the Gospel, and time spent with Jesus are all worthwhile investments with eternal value.

Making God’s Kingdom and righteousness top priority is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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