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

Weekly Announcements, 4/16

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

The start of Vacation Bible School is two months away, (June 15 – June 19) and we are in the early planning stages. If you have been by April’s classroom lately, you may have seen some of the work in progress. Registration forms are available for children who would like to sign up for VBS. And, we still have several volunteer positions open. If you are interested in helping, please speak with April or contact the church office. We appreciate all of our volunteers!

SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY

The Sunday Evening Bible Study group is beginning a new lesson on the 19th. If you’ve never attended one of their meetings, now is the perfect time to get started. Rev. White will be leading the next series of lessons on the Book of Joshua. Join us as we get a deeper look into this man of God whose amazing faith guided him through some incredible times. The Bible Study meets every Sunday evening at 5:30pm.

POT LUCK SALAD SUPPER

This year we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day! Ok, maybe you weren’t planning to celebrate, but any reason is a good reason to join together in Christian fellowship, right?  On Wednesday, April 22, our regular pot luck supper will be turned into a pot luck salad supper. So, bring your favorite salad to share and be prepared to learn more about Earth Day.

Categories: Bible Study, Green Hill, Special Events, Vacation Bible School, Weekly Announcements, Youth

TBT: Presbyterian Women Christmas Party

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It may be a bit out of season, but this week’s Throw Back Thursday photo comes to us from the Presbyterian Women Christmas party in either 2005 or 2006.  The office staff just discovered this picture stuffed in a box and once we brushed off the dust we knew it had to be shared.  How many faces can you pick out of this wonderful group of ladies?  They are all such a blessing to Green Hill.

Categories: Church Family Photos, Green Hill, Just For Fun, TBT

Troop #150 Boy Scout in the News

The following article appeared in the Enterprise Ledger on April 13.

11059507_10205616881055451_6144414098469351738_nLocal Boy Scout of Troop 150, Dale Chambers, is hosting a bone marrow drive on Thursday, April 16, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wallace Community College in Dothan.

Chambers is hosting this drive as his Eagle Scout project. The 13-year-old is hoping to change many lives with this drive.

“I want to help other people, and I know that I can’t donate because I’m only 13, but if I can help someone else save a life then that’s what I want to do,” said Chambers.

The drive will take place at Cherry Hall, 1141 Wallace Drive, in Dothan. Before coming to the drive, people wishing to donate should be sure they meet the following requirements: are between the ages of 18 and 44; in general good health; and willing to donate to any patient they match.

Potential donors will sign a form with personal information and have their cheek swabbed. Swabs will be placed on a list and matched with patients in need of bone marrow transplants through Be The Match.

Be The Match aims to grow their registry to find a match for all patients, and connecting the donors to their patients.

Donors will receive a phone call if they have been matched with a patient. From there, Be The Match funds travel to the closest city available to take donations: Jacksonville, Atlanta, or Birmingham. Donors can expect to spend about three to four hours getting the donation taken.

“Most people think it’s surgery, but it’s not,” said Chambers. “It’s more like giving blood. They’ll remove the stem cells from your blood and go from there. It isn’t painful either. You might be a little sore the next day, but it’s nothing like what people think it is.”

The whole process, from the swab to actually donating is expected to be about three weeks. Anyone who wishes to sign up, but cannot attend on April 15 can go to Chambers’ personal site on Be The Match at www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/helpdalehelpriley. Be The Match will send an home kit to complete the paperwork and swab.

Through this journey Chambers has found a friend in Riley Bonner. The 10 year-old of Opelika, Alabama was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia in January. This disease requires Bonner to stay out of school indefinitely to avoid germs due to a high risk of infection. Bonner is also required to have frequent blood transfusions. When patients like Bonner need a bone marrow transplant, a matching tissue type is required, not a matching blood type.

“The community has been so great and supportive,” said Chambers. “I wanted to make situations like Riley’s known and help all that I could. I wanted to do a project that matters, and I think this is it. I want to thank Wallace, and all the nurses willing to volunteer.”

During the process of setting up the drive, Chambers has learned about leadership. Leadership is a big part of being awarded the honor of Eagle Scout. Chambers discovered what it means to be a leader by setting up the drive, talking to public relations at Wallace, and even discussing his cause to nursing classes at the school.

“I got to see what adults have to deal with every day, and wow it’s a lot,” said Chambers.

Anyone that wishes to make a donation to Be The Match can make donations at Chambers’ personal page at Be The Match. It costs $100 to add each new donor to the Be The Match registry, so donations are also welcome at the drive.

Categories: Boy Scouts, Community, Green Hill, Special Events, Youth

Sunday Sermon, 4/12

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             1 John 1:1-2:2 & John 20:19-31              

Christ’s Peace

Rev. Shuford White

Categories: Green Hill, Sunday Sermon

TBT: Girl Scout Self Defense Class

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Today’s Throw Back Thursday photo was taken in March 2013.  On this day, Green Hill opened its doors to our local Girl Scouts for them to hold self defense classes.  Girls ranging in age from 5 years old to adult took part in the AZPlayItSafe program. The girls, divided into three age groups, received age-appropriate instruction in dealing with bullies, stranger awareness, and abduction defense. They learned how to be aware of their surroundings, project confidence, set boundaries, and trust their intuition. They also learned how to go Chihuahua Crazy!

Categories: Community, Emergency Preparedness, Girl Scouts, Green Hill, Special Events, Youth

Belk Charity Day Sale, May 2

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Tickets are now available for the next Belk Charity Day Sale!  The sale will be held at the Dothan location on May 2, 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!  And, that little ticket just keeps on working because the money for all of the tickets sold at Green Hill, goes to the Green Hill PW.  The Belk Charity Day Sale is a major contributor to the missions budget of the Presbyterian Women ministry.

Categories: Green Hill, Missions, Presbyterian Women, Special Events

Vacation Bible School, June 15 to June 19

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Gotta Move! was designed to remind children that our God is faithful and will give us everything we need to walk with Him – His grace, His Word, His Son, His forgiveness, and the Holy Spirit. As children learn directly from Scripture, we pray that they will be eternally impacted by God’s truths and the gospel.

Throughout the Gotta Move! curriculum we have two primary objectives:

  1. To share the importance of the gospel
  2. To educate, encourage and empower our children to find and follow Jesus

As you well know, moving is something that children understand really well! Following Jesus means taking action. As we walk with God, He lets us know where to go through His Word and by the power of the Holy Spirit. God gives us everything we need to walk with Him, however, we need to “keep in step” (Galatians 5:25) and do our part. When we are faithful, God produces the fruit of the Spirit in our lives as well. These fruits will be emphasized throughout the Gotta Move! experience.

Since our children are bombarded with messages from the world at a constant pace, events like Vacation Bible School give us the opportunity to combat these messages – with the Sword of the Spirit! Our confidence as we implement this VBS is not that our efforts make it successful.

Instead, our confidence is in the sufficiency of scripture and the power of the gospel.

See you this summer at Green Hill Presbyterian for Gotta Move! VBS.

Click HERE for more information and to download a registration form.

Categories: Green Hill, Vacation Bible School, Youth

Piney Woods Arts Festival this Weekend

1974215_886970041321156_1764026443965690695_oSaturday, April 11th, 2015 from 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday, April 12th, 2015 from 12 pm to 4 pm

Enterprise State Community College

The 41st Annual Piney Woods Arts Festival will take place this weekend,  April 11 & 12, 2015, on the grounds of Enterprise State Community College (on the running track) in Enterprise. One of the oldest juried arts and crafts shows in the area, Piney Woods features original art and crafts by approximately 100 artists, a children’s fun center, food, and entertainment. Special events include a Civil War Living Display and the Weevil City Cruisers Car and Truck Show. Free admission.  For information, call 334.406.2787.

Categories: Community, Green Hill, Special Events

Bone Marrow Registry Drive Date Changed

11059507_10205616881055451_6144414098469351738_nHi, I’m Dale Chambers and I am a Life Scout from Troop 150 in Enterprise. I am hosting a bone marrow donor drive as my Eagle Scout Project. Please come out and help save a life!

Riley is a very happy, energetic and funny 10 year old from Opelika. On January 20th he was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia – which means his bone marrow has stopped making new blood cells. Riley must stay out of school indefinitely while avoiding germs and trauma due to his high risk for serious infection and bleeding. He is receiving treatment from Children’s Hospital and requires frequent blood transfusions and tests. It is possible that like many Aplastic Anemia patients that Riley will need a bone marrow transplant after treatments.

When patients with blood disorders like Riley need a transplant they require a donor with a matching tissue type – not a blood type match. Patients are most likely to match someone with a shared ancestry.

To join the Be The Match Registry, you must:

1. Be between the ages of 18 and 44
2. Be in general good health
3. Be willing to donate to any patient you may match in the future

You could save a life by joining the Be The Match Registry today and helping ensure ALL patients have the chance for a second chance!

Joining is easy – paperwork and a cheek swab is all it takes to determine if you could Save a Life!

Mark your calendar and come by our drive:

Thursday, April 16th

(please note the date change)

9 am – 2pm
Cherry Hall
Wallace Community College
Dothan Campus
1141 Wallace Drive
Dothan, AL 36303

If you are unable to attend but would still like to join the registry, visit Be the Match to join online.

We are also raising funds because it costs Be The Match $100 to add each new donor to the Registry. A donation of any amount can help add more donors to the Registry, provide patient assistance, and fund life-saving research. Please click on Make a Gift to donate online today!  A donation box has also been set up in the office at Green Hill Presbyterian for those in Enterprise who would prefer to drop off their donations.

Thank you for your support!

Categories: Bible Study, Green Hill, Special Events, Special Offering, Youth

Today is Communion Sunday, 4/5

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Holy Communion at Green Hill is open to all believers, all who trust Christ as their Lord and Savior. You do not need to be a member of Green Hill to receive Communion. You are warmly invited to share the Bread and the Cup from the Lord’s Table. Communion is offered at Green Hill on the 1st Sunday of each month.

Categories: Church Calendar, Communion, Green Hill

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