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 *

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Weekly Announcements, 9/18

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GUEST MINISTER

Rev. Louie Reynolds will be our Guest Minister again this Sunday, the 21st. His sermon title is “How to Handle Goliath” and the Scripture reading is 1 Samuel 17:1-11.

PRESBYTERIAN FRONTIER FELLOWSHIP

For the next few weeks, though October 5, the church will take up a special collection for Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship. This collection will be used for Iraqi Christians who are displaced during this time of conflict. Donations may be placed in the special box in the Narthex. Checks should be made out to “Green Hill” with “PFF” in the memo line.

WEDNESDAY BABYSITTER NEEDED

Babysitter wanted for Wednesday night Fellowship Suppers. Pay would be $20 from 5:30 -7:05 p.m. References are needed.

TOWN HALL MEETINGS

The Green Hill Elders are holding three Town Halls after Wednesday evening Fellowship Suppers at 5:30 p.m. on September 24th, October 29th, and November 19th.  The Elders will be educating members about issues within PCUSA, and taking questions and getting input from our members. The discussions will be respectful of all opinions.  Some important decisions must be made by the Session before hiring a new pastor. We look forward to these Town Halls which are meant to be uniting, not divisive.

Categories: Green Hill, Missions, Weekly Announcements

3nd Annual Celebration of Life in the Park

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The Brendan Franco Foundation, Inc.

GIVING CHILDREN WITH CANCER HOPE THROUGH IMMUNO-THERAPY RESEARCH

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Sept. 20, 2014
11am-3pm
Johnny Henderson Park (167 N)

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Saturday’s Line Up:

11:00 ​ The Norm Band
12:30 County Road 440 Band
2:00 Buck Gaine Band

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets

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Lots of Children’s Games, X-treme Play Inflatables, Game Zone, Milky Moos, Sno2Go, Chic-Fli-a Cow, Cup Cakes Y’all, Trolley Rides, Face Painting, Dunking Booth, Barbecue Sandwiches / Hot Dogs / Boiled and Roasted Peanuts / Chips & Drinks, Silent Auction / Chinese Auction (Donations from local businesses), T-Shirts, Bake Sale

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Lots of Entertainment for all ages!!

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To learn more about Brendan Franco’s life and this foundation, please click HERE.

Categories: Community, Green Hill

Weekly Announcements, 9/11

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GUEST MINISTER

Reverend Louie Reynolds is out Guest Minster for this Sunday.  His sermon is titled, “Whether by the Many or by the Few.”  The Scripture Reading is 1 Samuel 14:1-13.

PASTOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) met on Monday, Sep 8th, 2014. The committee began with an open discussion Bible study covering The Call of Abram, Gen 12:1-9(NIV). Samford Turner, Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of South Alabama attended the Bible study and PNC meeting. He led the committee in a through orientation to the nomination process. The next PNC is scheduled for Sep 15th and the Bible study will cover Rebekah, Gen 24:1-61(NIV).

Scripture takeaway: Faith & obedience for God’s will.

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you”. Gen 12:1(NIV).

PRESBYTERIAN FRONTIER FELLOWSHIP

Over the next month, through October 5, the church will be taking up a special collection for Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship. This collection is to be used for Iraqi Christians who are displaced during this time of conflict. Donations may be placed in the special box in the Fellowship Hall. Checks should be made out to “Green Hill” with “PFF” in the memo line.

Categories: Green Hill, Missions, Pastor Search, Weekly Announcements

May God Bless America

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Categories: Green Hill

Weekly Announcements, 9/4

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NO ELECTRICITY, SEPTEMBER 22 & 23

On Monday, September 22 and Tuesday September 23, all electricity to the church grounds will be turned off. Please make a note of the date change. This is being done so that the main power pole for the church can be replaced. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

WEDNESDAY BABYSITTER NEEDED

Babysitter wanted for Wednesday night Fellowship Suppers. Pay would be $20 from 5:30 -7:05 p.m. References are needed.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH STARTS SEPTEMBER 14

During the Sunday Worship service, just prior to the start of the Pastor’s sermon, Elementary School-aged children are excused to Children’s Church. Just down the hall from the main Sanctuary, the children get their own Bible lesson. After the Worship Service, parents should come to the end of the Sunday School hallway to meet their children.  Children’s Church meets on all Sundays during the school year, except Communion Sundays.

Categories: Green Hill, Weekly Announcements, Youth

Emergency Preparedness Fair, September 6

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Categories: Community, Emergency Preparedness, Green Hill

Children’s Church Starts Back in September

During the Sunday Worship service, just prior to the start of the Pastor’s sermon, Elementary School-aged children are excused to Children’s Church.  Just down the hall from the main Sanctuary, the children get their own Bible lesson.  After the Worship Service, parents should come to the end of the Sunday School hallway to meet their children.

Children’s Church meets on all Sundays during the school year, except Communion Sundays.

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Categories: Bible Study, Green Hill, Youth

September 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.

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Weekly Announcements, 8/28

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WEDNESDAY BABYSITTER NEEDED

Babysitter wanted for Wednesday night Fellowship Suppers. Pay would be $20 from 5:30 -7:05 p.m. References are needed.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THOSE TURNING 80!

Join us after worship on September 7th for a belated birthday celebration for everyone who has turned 80 recently!   There are several of you, and you have been secretly letting your birthdays slip by!

Please let any Congregational Care Lady know if you are having an upcoming 80th or 90th birthday. Your church family wants to help you celebrate by providing cake and drinks right after worship.  Congregational Care Ladies: Denise A., Betty C., Barbara F., Linda G., Crystal M., Diane M., Helen S., and Gloria W..

SEPTEMBER SESSION MEETING

Session will meet at 2:00 p.m. on September 7, 2014, in the Pastor’s Classroom. Rev. David Jamison will be the moderator.

Categories: Green Hill, Special Events, Weekly Announcements

Green Hill Good News, September 2014

(online edition)

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From the desk of Pastor Dan:

Two things to remember, always:

First, The Lord is always with you. You have His presence.

Our little granddaughter “prays the presence” of her grandfather often: “Grandpa, I want you to keep an eye on me.” She knows she gets to do something she wants to do if there’s an adult around. I come in handy for that. And I love to oblige.

I believe that’s the way it is with our heavenly Father. He wants to hear us ask Him for His presence. Of course, He’s going to be there anyway. But He wants us to desire His presence. He wants us to want Him…more and more, every day.

Secondly, the Lord wants you to know He loves you.

John 3:16 starts out with “God so loved the world”, but it’s really individual persons he has in mind. It’s a world of children, young people, adult, and elderly folks He loves. He loves each single person. John 3: 16 provides the real reason God loves the world….it’s because of all the “whosoevers” in that world…”that whosoever believes (puts their confidence) in God’s Son Jesus…shall have eternal life.
The entire Bible is about how much God personally loves human beings, and how He is with those who put their trust in Him.

God wants us to be aware every moment of our lives that He has his loving eye upon us. We need not be afraid. His loving presence is enough.

…Just as I have been with Moses I will be with you. I will not fail you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous….Only be strong and very courageous, be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you, do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go….Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua chapter 1, selected verses)

The above is what I’ve been hearing the Lord say to myself and Anita these last few days. I believe with all my heart God is saying something like this to each of you, my dear, dear friends at Green Hill

Fear not little flock…God’s eye is upon you; and the love of Jesus will see you through.

GLYASDI,

Pastor Dan

SESSION BRIEFS

• Called for a congregational meeting following worship Sunday, August 24th for the purpose of electing three members to the Annual Nominating Committee. The Session appointed Elders Betty C. and Kimberli F. to the ANC.
• Voted to enter negotiations with two prospective supply ministers for a three-month term while continuing to search for a full-time interim minister. Reverend David Jamison will conduct the Communion service the first Sunday of September. Elder Jim L. and Joel M. were appointed to the negotiate terms for the 3-month term.
• Agreed that Elders should contact the members on their “shepherd rosters” to assure everyone of continued pastoral care.
• Received Elder L.’s resignation as chairperson of the Christian Education Committee; Teacher vacancies in the adult classes, if any, will be handled by class members.
• Approved Building and Grounds proposal from Elder Art F. to accomplish the following projects as soon as possible: Electrical systems update for $6000; Parking Lot repair for $2150; steeple painting for $1650. Further research needed to accomplish updates for sound systems in the sanctuary and fellowship hall.
• Met with the Pastor Nominating Committee to explore ways the Session can appropriately support the mission of the committee.

NO ELECTRICITY, SEPTEMBER 15 & 16   SEPTEMBER 22 & 23

On Monday, September 15 and Tuesday September 16, September 22 & 23 all electricity to the church grounds will be turned off. This is being done so that the main power pole for the church can be replaced. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

YOUTH BIBLE STUDY

Green Hill’s is still accepting students for the after-school Bible Study. We have two Bible Studies this year, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. Both run from 3:15pm to 5:00pm. All area children from 3rd grade to 8th grade are invited to attend. Transportation from all Enterprise schools will be provided. For more information, please contact the church office at 334-347-9530 or GreenHillPC@gmail.com.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

On November 12, Green Hill is hosting a Taco Fiesta! You all remember how much fun we had last year with the sombreros and the piñata. On that night we will also pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. It may seem like it is too early to start thinking about this, but it’s really not. Look at all of the fantastic deals there are on schools supplies right now! As we get closer to the packing date, we are going to be looking for items to put in the boxes. So, if you spot something you think might go well in a box, why not pick it up today? Think how nice it will be to cross some of your shopping off of your list super early this year.  :)

INITIAL RESULTS OF CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY

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1. A survey was distributed at an evening meeting at Green Hill Presbyterian Church on 13 August 2014 to “take the temperature” of the congregation regarding their views on current actions undertaken by the General Assembly, PC (USA).
2. 90% of attendees responded (37/41). This represents 39% of church membership (37/95).
3. Not all of those surveyed answered every question. Allowing for errors in testing, sampling error is roughly estimated at 5 to 6%.
4. 30% of attendees also included written comments. Those are not posted in order to ensure anonymity. Comments will be reviewed for further consideration by the Session.
5. Survey results suggest the following:
a. A general dissatisfaction with current actions by the General Assembly;
b. A desire to maintain a biblical perspective on issues by the congregation of Green Hill;
c. A need for greater education, especially in the area of Presbytery and social witness policies;
d. A strong identification by respondents with the congregation of Green Hill as a whole.
6. A copy of numerical tabulated results is enclosed.*

Respectfully submitted,
Walter J. Lawrence, M.D
Elder, Green Hill Presbyterian Church

*The original letter and the numerical tabulated results have been posted on the announcement board in the fellowship hall.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Summer is gone and our church activities are beginning this month. Our Bible Study on 2 Corinthians – Treasures in Earthen Vessels will begin September 11th at 11:00 am. This first lesson covers 2 Corinthians 1. The study sheets will be ready the week before we meet.

We have not set the date for our fall membership meeting but on September 13th at Bay Minette, in lower Alabama, the officers’ training and fall retreat for the Presbytery of South Alabama will take place. From 9:30a.m. to 10:00a.m. There will be coffee and registration.

There will be a report on the Guatemala mission trip: officer presentations and questions. Lunch will be provided and we will close with worship and communion. The cost for lunch is $10.00. They will be collecting cleaning items and supplies and the earnings from the gift shop will all go to the Presbyterian Home for Children. We need to have our registration forms in by September 1.

If you are interested in going please let Gloria W., Nancy S. or Betty Jo know as soon as possible. We are looking forward to another wonderful year together.

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