Green Hill Presbyterian Church

We believe that we are here to worship and obey God, to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit so that people will come to know and trust Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, grow in obedience to Him, and become involved in service to the world.

Green Hill is a small loving and caring church family of active duty and retired military and non-military members from across the United States and the world. We are drawn together as one family in Christ to express the absolute joy and wonder of God’s love through worship, Christian education, fellowship activities and community outreach.

We minister to our permanent members and also take great pride and pleasure in providing a spiritual home for service members and their families while they are assigned to Fort Rucker. We welcome all who wish to join our family as we seek to know Christ and make Christ known.

* 735 East Lee Street, Enterprise, AL, 36330 * Phone:  334-347-9530 *

Categories: Green Hill

November 2014 Church Calendar

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For more information on church events, please contact the church office at 334-347-9530.

For more info on Boy Scout events, please contact the troop directly:  Boy Scout Troop #150.

Categories: Calendar, Green Hill

Just for Fun: A Halloween Poem

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On the eve of All Saints Day,

Jack-O-Lanterns light the way.

God’s children need no longer fear,

the ghosts and goblins gathered here.

For evil ghouls with icy breath,

must bow to Him who conquered death.

-Author Unknown

Categories: Green Hill, Holiday, Just For Fun

Scouting for Food, 2014

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Boy Scout Troop #150 is collecting for their annual food drive.

On Sunday, November 2, and Saturday, November 8, the Scouts will be collecting food in front of Walmart.

If you would like to make a donation, you can either drop it off with the Scouts at Walmart, or you can bring it directly to the church.

All food collected will be added to the Green Hill Food Pantry to help families in our area.

Thank you for your support of this very worthy project.

Categories: Boy Scouts, Community, Food Pantry, Green Hill, Youth

Weekly Announcements, 10/30

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TACO FIESTA

On Wednesday, November 12, our regular Fellowship Supper will be set aside for a special Taco Fiesta! Please come and join us for an evening of fun. The cost for dinner is just $3 for Adults, $1 for Children, Free for kids 6 and under. If you plan to attend, please fill out a reservation slip, or contact the church office.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

On Wednesday, November 12, immediately following the Taco Fiesta, we ask that everyone join us for a Packing Party! It’s that time of year again, when we pack up shoeboxes with small gifts to go to children around the world. As most of you know, this is an amazing outreach program of Samaritan’s Purse, who adds messages about Jesus to all of the boxes, and brings the Word of God to people who may have never heard. Check out the table in the Fellowship Hall for more information.

GREEN HILL GOOD NEWS

If you are on the list to get a printed version of the Green Hill Good News, your copy is ready to be picked up on the table in the Fellowship Hall. If you are not on the list and would like to be, please contact the church office. Or, if you’d prefer to get your news by email instead, let us know that too. Be sure to check that we have your correct email address(es) on file. Thank you!

BELK CHARITY DAY SALE

Tickets are now available for the next Belk Charity Day Sale! The sale will be held at the Dothan location on November 8, from 6am to 10am. To attend, you must purchase a $5 ticket from one of the members of the Presbyterian Women at Green Hill. This very special ticket will not only get you admission to the sale, but it also acts as a coupon to get you $5 off of your first purchase. That’s in addition to getting the already marked discounts of 20% to 70% off! This sale is the year’s largest fundraiser for the Green Hill Presbyterian Women’s Mission Fund.

LEGACY CHRISTMAS CD

The Legacy Christmas CDs have returned, and this year we have TWO different versions for you to choose from: Treasured Carols of the Kirk, which debuted last year, and Nativity Carols and Hymns, which is brand new this year. All proceeds generated by these CDs will be split between Living Waters for the World and the Presbyterian Women Birthday Offering. To pick up a CD, please see a member of the Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team, or stop by the church office. A $15 donation per CD is suggested. They make fantastic gifts!

Categories: Green Hill, Missions, Presbyterian Women, Special Events, Weekly Announcements, Youth

Green Hill Good News, November 2014

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HOLY HUMOR: Taking it With You

There once was a very rich man who “wanted to take it with him” when he died. He prayed and prayed until finally the Lord gave in, but on one condition – he could only bring one suitcase of his wealth.

The rich man then began to worry, “What kind of currency should I bring – the dollar, the pound, the yen, the mark?” He finally decided that the best thing to do was to turn it all into gold bullion.

The day came when God called him home. St. Peter greeted him, but told him he couldn’t bring his suitcase in with him.

“I have an agreement with god that I can take it with me,” the man explained.

“That’s unusual,” St. Peter said. “This has never happened before. Mid if I take a look?”

The man opened the suitcase to reveal the shining gold bullion.

“Pavement!” the amazed St. Peter exclaimed. “Why in the world would you bring pavement?”

Reprinted with permission from the Joyful Noiseletter

SESSION BRIEFS

• Pledge letters will go out to members by 1 November 2014 and committee budgets are due by 15 October.
• Approved formation of 7 member Research Team to study other Presbyterian denominations.
• Reviewed Church Roster and moved eight (8) inactive or “out of state” members to “Friends of the Church” category. Active members now total 88.
• Annual Nominating Committee will meet 10 October 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.
• Elder Jim L. will chair the Missions Committee.
• Boy Scout Food Drive will be Saturday, 1 November 2014.
• Session agreed to sign a letter composed by Elder Jim L. to be mailed to Presbytery and its churches protesting the actions taken at 221st General Assembly.
• Approved letter composed by Elder Art F. to inform Green Hill members of the importance of Town Hall attendance.
• Approved Elders Art F. and Kimberli F. as leaders of Town Hall II (29 October after 5:30 p.m. Fellowship Meal) with the Research Team doing the program on church comparisons.

GUEST MINISTERS

Thank you to Rev. David Jamison, Rev. Louie Reynolds, and Rev. Sid. Leak, for being our Guest Ministers during the month of October. We look forward to seeing them again when they are able to join us.

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY

The church’s annual Stewardship Sunday is fast approaching. At this time, we ask each member, each family, and all our regular worshippers, to prayerfully examine their resources and to pledge a portion to God’s work. Soon everyone will receive a pledge card in the mail. On Stewardship Sunday, November 23, a special collection of the pledge cards will be held during the morning service. The cards may also be returned by mail to the church office. These pledges help the church plan our budget for the coming year.

PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS

Thank you to the Patriot Guard Riders for their amazing show of respect at the memorial service for Edwin L. Fox. The time and care they took in remembering our loved one is greatly appreciated and will be remembered.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

Information for the November Green Hill Good Newsletter needs to be submitted to the church office by Tuesday, November 18. You can contact the office by email or by phone, or you can drop your news off in the basket on the door. Many thanks to those who contribute!

BELK CHARITY DAY SALE

Tickets are now available for the next Belk Charity Day Sale! The sale will be held at the Dothan location on November 8, from 6am to 10am. To attend, you must purchase a $5 ticket from one of the members of the Presbyterian Women at Green Hill. This very special ticket will not only get you admission to the sale, but it also acts as a coupon to get you $5 off of your first purchase. That’s in addition to getting the already marked discounts of 20% to 70% off! This sale is the year’s largest fundraiser for the Green Hill Presbyterian Women’s Mission Fund.

LEGACY CHRISTMAS CD

The Legacy Christmas CDs have returned, and this year we have TWO different versions for you to choose from: Treasured Carols of the Kirk, which debuted last year, and Nativity Carols and Hymns, which is brand new this year. All proceeds generated by these CDs will be split between Living Waters for the World and the Presbyterian Women Birthday Offering. To pick up a CD, please see a member of the Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team, or stop by the church office. A $15 donation per CD is suggested. They make fantastic gifts!

TACO FIESTA

On Wednesday, November 12, our regular Fellowship Supper will be set aside for a special Taco Fiesta! Please come and join us for an evening of fun. The cost for dinner is just $3 for Adults, $1 for Children, Free for kids 6 and under. If you plan to attend, please fill out a reservation slip, or contact the church office.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

On Wednesday, November 12, immediately following the Taco Fiesta, we ask that everyone join us for a Packing Party! It’s that time of year again, when we pack up shoeboxes with small gifts to go to children around the world. As most of you know, this is an amazing outreach program of Samaritan’s Purse, who adds messages about Jesus to all of the boxes, and brings the Word of God to people who may have never heard.

What we need from you is the fun stuff. Think about the items you might put in a Christmas stocking: dolls, trucks, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, and especially hard candy or gum. If you feel called to contribute, please put your items in the blue collection box in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your support of this mission project.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS

Don’t forget to change your clocks before you go to bed on November 1. On Sunday morning, November 2, Daylight Savings Time ends, and we all get back that extra hour we gave up in the Spring. We look forward to seeing you at church on Sunday morning, at the correct time. 

TOWN HALL MEETING

On Wednesday, November 19, we will have our final Town Hall Meeting. The meeting will begin immediately following the potluck supper. The purpose of this meeting is for the Elders to educate the members about issues within the PCUSA and for the Elders to take questions and get input from the members. Some important decisions must be made by the Session before a new pastor can be hired. These town hall meetings are an important step in that process. We hope everyone will be able to attend.

THANKSGIVING DINNER

The Green Hill annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 23, at 4pm. Please make a note of this earlier time. Reservation slips will be available in the pew racks as we get closer to the date. If you plan to attend, please fill one out so the ladies of the church can organize the food.

ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVERS SUPPORT MEETING

The next Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 19. Many of us are caring for individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Our meetings consist of education, guest speakers, sharing, and prayer. Let’s share caregiving approaches we’ve tried and discuss what works, what doesn’t, and how you can care for yourself during this challenge time. We want all caregivers to understand the disease and to know that they are not alone.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Our Women’s Bible Study is going well. There are still books and room for you so come for Lesson three on November 13th at 11:00 am to study about being a living bible for Christ. Our bodies are like jars of clay but we contain a priceless treasure to be shared with all people.

Our General Membership Gathering was a fun time of fellowship. It was a real treat to have Millie V. visit us as well as Joyce Henderson. Our dynamic speaker Susan Owens represented Vivian B Adams School with an excellent informative presentation. Sandi’s devotion about letting everyone know we belong to HIM was a great introduction to this month’s Bible lesson. Ruth O. gave a short introduction to the Champion of Children’s Home Program which was excellent.

Please don’t forget it’s Thank Offering time again. Our Thank Offering continues to be a critically needed source of financial support for health and development projects overseas. Please see Thank Offering News posted on the women’s board in the fellowship hall for a list of 2014 projects. Use your Thank Offering envelops or mark your check for PW Thank Offering. Gloria still has many tickets available for the Belk’s Charity Sale on November 3rd so pick yours up soon.

Don’t forget to mark December 8th for our Christmas Party. We give thanks to HIM and praise his name for he is good and his love endures forever. Betty Jo

Categories: Alzheimer's Support, Bible Study, Boy Scouts, Church Family Photos, Community, Green Hill, Green Hill Good News, Holiday, Memorial, Missions, Pastor Search, Presbyterian Women, Special Events, Special Offering, Sunday Sermon

Weekly Announcements, 10/23

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MISSIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

The Missions Committee will this Sunday, October 26, at 2:00 P.M. here at the church to establish the missions budget recommendations for 2015. All members of the church interested in serving on this committee are welcome to attend.

TOWN HALL MEETING

This Wednesday, October 29, the Elders of Green Hill will host another Town Hall meeting, immediately following the potluck supper. The purpose of this meeting is for the Elders to educate the members about issues within the PCUSA and for the Elders to take questions and get input from the members. Some important decisions must be made by the Session before a new pastor can be hired. These town hall meetings are an important step in that process. We hope everyone will be able to attend.

FINISHED?

“The sermon is done?” asked the latecomer of the pastor at the church door.
“The sermon has been preached,” said the minister. “It remains to be done.”
After the pastor has preached, the work of the church begins. Our minds have been instructed, our souls have been nurtured, and our emotions have been stirred.
When we pass beyond the four walls of the church building, we face a different environment: we breathe a different air. We can then no longer be passive. We are called to act. And we should act in accordance with our knowledge of God’s will.

Categories: Green Hill, Missions, Weekly Announcements

Toys for Tots Registration is Underway

(The following article appeared in the October 16, 2014, Southeast Sun.)

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The Marine Corps League Wiregrass Detachment, along with 15 organizations from Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston counties, are partnering to organize registration for the 9th annual Toys for Tots program in the Wiregrass. Last year, over 2,800 children in our local communities received Christmas gifts from the Toys for Tots program.

If you have not already signed up your kids for a Christmas toys program and if you are a resident of Coffee, Dale, Geneva, Henry or Houston County with children between the ages of 0 – 12 years of age and would like to sign them up for this year’s Toys For Tots program, dial 2-1-1 (toll free) on your phone or 1-888-421-1266 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. only, Monday through Friday. A 2-1-1 call specialist will review the qualifications with you and let you know when and where to sign up your children. Registration will end Nov. 20.

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during the year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to children who may not have had the opportunity of receiving gifts. The primary goal is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to these children and to motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.

If you would like to donate to this year’s Toys For Tots program, be a drop off location for donated new toys, or for additional information, call Toys for Tots Coordinator Mike Walton at (334) 712-6843.

Categories: Community, Green Hill, Youth

The Fabulous Bentley Brothers – Genesis

Just a sneak peek at some of the fun we have in Children’s Church on Sundays.

Categories: Green Hill, Youth

Weekly Announcements, 10/16

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GUEST MINISTER: DR. SID LEAK

We welcome Dr. Sid Leak, Honorably Retired, as our guest preacher this Sunday. Sid grew up in Mobile where he went to UMS and Spring Hill College. He received his commission from ROTC and served 4 years on active duty in the Army during which time he received his call to ministry. Dr. Leak is a graduate of Columbia Seminary, McCormick Seminary, and the U.S. Army War College. In addition to serving pastorates in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, he also served as an Army National Guard Chaplain, retiring in 2005 with the rank of Colonel. He and his wife Becky live in Orange Beach.

MISSIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

The Missions Committee will meet Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. at the church to establish the missions budget recommendations for 2015. All members of the church interested in serving on this committee are welcome to attend.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN FALL GATHERING

The Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., at Ryan’s Restaurant here in Enterprise. Our featured speaker will be Susan Owens from the Vivian B. Adams School. Remember, all PW events are open to ALL women of the church, and we welcome everyone to bring their friends. We look forward to this time of fun and fellowship with you.

Categories: Green Hill, Missions, Presbyterian Women

This Year’s Legacy Christmas CDs Now Available!

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This year’s batch of Legacy Christmas CDs has arrived, and the Presbyterian Women of Green Hill are pleased to make them available to you.  We have both Treasured Carols of the Kirk, which debuted last year, and Nativity Carols and Hymns, which is brand new this year.

The carols of Christmas touch our hearts, in ways beyond any other music – reminding us of our past, bringing joy to our present, promising hope for our future.  And the word became flesh …  From the Bethlehem hills, where angel songs ring, to a lowly stable where a mother sings to her newborn babe; we journey in song through the miracle of the Nativity.  Legacy Christmas, created by acclaimed instrumentalists and vocalists, connects us, defines us, reminds us.  Emmanuel – God with us!  Gloria in excelsis!

It is beautiful music that has been recorded for two beautiful causes: Living Waters for the World provides clean water for communities which don’t have access to purified water. The Presbyterian Women Birthday Offering supports projects that improve the lives of women and children.  All proceeds raised from the CDs will be split 50/50 between these two charities.

Both versions of the CD will be available from now through the beginning of December, as long as supplies last. To get one, please see a member of the Green Hill PW, or stop by the church office. The PW is asking for a minimum donation of $15 per CD.  All donations are tax deductible and receipts are available. Pick up a CD, or two, today! They make wonderful Christmas gifts!

For a complete list of songs, and to hear samples of the music, click HERE.

Categories: Green Hill, Holiday, Missions, Presbyterian Women, Special Offering

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