New WSCS Bible Study

WSCS will be continuing a new Bible Study that started on January 7, 2019. The study will be “Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven” by David Jeremiah. There are eleven chapters in the Study Guide accompanied by a CD set for the group. If you are interested in joining this study, please sign up on the sheet at the Welcome Center. Contact Mary Kitner (582-2665) or Irene Wray (979-0879) for more information.
“Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven will answer and clarify the most important questions Christians have about their future eternal home. Pastor David Jeremiah provides answers to questions about the nature of heaven, the kinds of bodies heaven’s occupants will have, why heaven will never be boring, why infants and small children will go to heaven, and the dwelling place God is preparing for Christians in heaven. Answers to those questions and more – 11 critical issues in all – are revealed.


Blood Pressure Screening:

The first Sunday of each month immediately following the Traditional Worship Service.


WSCS Bible Study

Angels, Who They Are and How They Help by David Jeremiah. Please contact Irene Wray (717-979-0879) or if you would like to join us.


Tape Ministry Help needed:

Volunteers are needed to help with the tape ministry. Job will include making
copies of the disc made during first service and distributing to shut ins. There is a sign up sheet on the table
under the bulletin board at the back of the church. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Beaston .


Children's Church!

Every Sunday, children ages 3 years old to 5th grade are invited to attend a special gathering immediately following the Pastor’s Children’s Minute sermon during the first service. Children will meet in the church basement classrooms for a mini lesson and craft. Questions? Contact Dave and Tonia Kiner (433-4220) or



Mt. Gilead was approached a few month ago and asked to be a new site for the WPFG 91.3 radios antenna (transmitter) which would strengthen their signal over the mountains to Perry County. The transmitter is installed and is now operational. By allowing the station to install their equipment in our church, they have waived the church Affiliates fees which offers the use of advertising on their station for free.
WPFG 91.3 Mission Statement
To glorify God through:
• Encouragement of believers and non-believers alike through music and programming that uplifts the name of Jesus Christ
•Excellence in Christian Broadcasting
•Services provided for the Christian Community in support of the local church.




facebook logoMt. Gilead's Facebook Page

It just got easier to find Mt. Gilead on Facebook. Just go to If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Lehman.


Cancer Support Group:

Mingle with others who have gone through or are going through treatment for cancer. Men and women of all ages and all types of journeys with cancer are welcome— including caregivers and loved ones.
Contact us with any questions by calling the PinnacleHealth OneLine at (717) 231-8900 or by emailing
We meet the second Tuesday of every month beginning from 6:30—7:30PM at the New Bloomfield Firehouse located at 23 West High Street, New Bloomfield


FlowersThe 2020 Altar Flower Chart

The Altar Flower chart is located on the wall in the vestibule of the church. If you would like to sign up for a Sunday, please write your name on the desired date on the chart. Also, please fill out a slip from the envelope at the bottom of the chart with what you would like printed in the bulletin for that Sunday. Then place the slip in secretary’s (Mary Nelson’s) bin located in the Welcome Center. The cost for the altar flowers is $15.00. Please pay Keith Douglass or place your payment in the offering plate. Be sure to mark any flower monies with your name and the notation “for flowers”. Thank you!


Blood Pressure Screenings

Blood Pressure Screening


The first Sunday of each month immediately following theTraditional Worship Service


Wednesday Small Group:

Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
of the month at 1:30 PM. If you have any questions,
please contact Jean Smiley (582-2801).

Please note: March small group will start at 1:30 p.m.

Craft Class

Craft Class - have concluded for 2018. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the classes during the year. It's always fun to create but especially enjoyable when you have the fellowship of so many friends. Please join us January 8, 2019 to help plan the classes for the new year. Bring your craft ideas, and your wonderful enthusiasm as we fellowship togeth-er. Craft Classes meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7PM in Doughten Hall. Contact Irene Wray if you have a craft idea you would like to share (979-0879) or


Used Devotionals:

A basket is located on the Mission’s shelving at the back of the church for collecting used Devotionals.
These Devotionals are donated to the Food Bank and Join Hands Ministry.



Jan/Feb - Deb Eppley
Mar/Apr - Leisa Bentsel
May/June - Irene Wray
July/Aug - Jean Zellers
Sept/Oct - Mary Kitner
Nov/Dec - Linda Fowler
















































































































































































MT. GILEAD’s 150th Anniversary Celebration

Mt. Gilead will be turning 150 year old next year. If you would like to take part in planning our Sesquicentennial celebration, please see Pastor Dennis or Ruth Lightner.

The next planning meeting will be held on:
Monday, November 4th at 7:30PM

In honor of the church's 150th anniversary to be celebrated in 2020, we are rebuilding the side porch exiting to the parking lot, which will include a much bigger landing, a larger roof and a small brick courtyard.
In the years to come, we would like our future parishioners to be able to see a tangible project completed in this anniversary year and to see the many people that were involved with the church.
To that end, we are offering imprinted brick pavers for sale to be included in the finished project. Please see the sample brick located at the back of the church. Order forms are located in the back as well. Please provide completed forms, along with your check made payable to Mt. Gilead to Ruth or Gage Lightner (or place them in the offering plate/basket). If you would like to make any other contributions to the project, you may also indicate "Building Fund" on your offering envelope.
Please take a look at the drawings to help understand the project and how we expect the finished project to look. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this project, please see Gage.


"I remember when..."

We will be celebrating our 150th Anniversary of life at Mt. Gilead with stories and pictures during worship services, the second Sunday of each month, throughout the coming year. If you have a fond memory or picture, please share it with Claudia Clymer, Jess or Seth Bentsel, Tena Eshelman or Ruth Lightner.
"Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise Him in
His mighty heavens."
Psalm 150:1


2020 Greeters & Ushers Schedule

Please either sign up on the sheet in the back of the church, or contact the church secretary,
Mary Nelson (717)582-7905 if you’d like to serve as a Greeters or Ushers.



Stamp Ministries - Used Stamp Donations

The Alliance Stamp Ministries (a retirement group in Florida) has been collecting used postage stamps since 1971 and selling them in bulk to stamp collecting organizations and dealers. This unique fundraiser allows the ministry to purchase Sunday School materials/literature to aid in spreading the gospel to Central and South American countries. To date, the ministry has raised over 1/2 million dollars!

In order for the organization to maximize the processing of the used stamps and their value, please follow the steps below before donating your stamps to the ministry.

1 Cut the envelope corner with the stamp still attached. Leave at least a 1/4 or 1/2” border of the envelope on all sides of the cancelled stamp.
2 Place the cut stamps into a plastic bag or envelope loosely. Please do not use rubber bands or paper clips on the stamps
3 Place the plastic bag or envelope in the collection bin located on the bookshelf in the back of the Sanctuary marked Alliance Stamp Ministries.

The above steps are important because the stamp collecting organizations do not accept any stamps that are torn or damaged. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Zellers.


Recycle Your Greeting Cards!

The Craft Class can always use more cards…especially everyday Greeting Cards. There is a RED basket at the back of the Sanctuary for any cards you would like to donate. Both Christmas and everyday cards are always welcome. Thank you!


The Perry County BACKPACK Program

is designed to meet the hunger needs of elementary aged children over the weekends when school resources are not available. In Perry County, approximately 20% of children 18 years of age and younger live in homes that struggle with food security. And an alarming 35-60% of elementary children qualify for free or reduced lunch-es. Our program is starting its second year and we currently feed 350 children each week across West Perry, Greenwood and Newport elementary schools. We are funded exclusively through grants and we rely on donations to supplement our inventory.
If you are interested in donating, please pick up a list of suggested items. These lists may be found on the table under the bulletin board. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Voorhees at Thank You!!!!


Blood Pressure Screenings:

The first Sunday of each month immediately following the Traditional Worship Service. Contact Becca Brown with any questions. (580-7473).



Everyone is invited to join us for coffee, tea and cocoa at 10:20 AM between Sunday School andthe 2nd service. This is offered every Sunday in the back of the Sanctuary.


Come Pray for Our Church...

There will be a prayer meeting devoted to praying for our church and our journey into the Matthew 28 initiative on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend and pray as we move forward into the future. Contact Pastor DennisMcCleary for more information.



Calling All Adventurers






Sunday School Teachers needed: Is God calling you to teach? We need teachers for the Senior High youth class and the 1st and 2nd grade class.

We also need teachers and substitutes fot the other classe. If you feel the Spirit leading you to explore your spiritual gifts, please consider trying teaching the youth of our church. For more information, contact Dave Clymer at 717 957-3587.


Church Nursery Volunteers:

Please contact Irene Wray or 582-0677 if you would like to volunteer.
Thank you