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

In Loving Memory of Lucy Klein

Cross & Bible Clip ArtLucille J. Klein, age 73, of Enterprise, AL, passed away July 1, 2015.

A Memorial Service will be held on July 26, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 302 Grubbs Street, Enterprise. In lieu of flowers a Memorial can be sent to Nardin Academy, 135 Cleveland Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222 or Save the Turtles, Inc., 15412 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 (www.gulfworldmarineinstitute.org/).

Lucille was born in Buffalo, NY, November 14, 1941. She came to Enterprise with her husband to purchase West Gate Book and Gift Shop on October 12, 1991. She was the originator of the “World’s Smallest St. Patrick’s Day Parade,” and first Grand Marshal in absentia. She was active in many organizations (Chautauqua Club, Beta Sigma Phi, Coffee County Arts Alliance to name a few). Her other accomplishments were a past Vestry Member of The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany and a nomination for Woman of the Year (2002).

She is survived by her husband, James; sons, James II (Jennifer) FL; Jeffrey (Deborah) Buffalo, NY; sister, Carol Shea (John) Woodbridge, VA; mother-in-law, Shirley of FL; two grandchildren, Brooke and Jonathan Thomas; great-granddaughter, Rosie.

A special thanks to Dr. Rhyne and Day Spring Hospice for their incredible caring.

Categories: Green Hill, Memorial

Youth Bible Study, 2015-2016

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All children in 3rd grade through 8th grade are invited to participate in Green Hill’s After-School Bible Study.

This year we are offering two different lessons: Jesus and the Spotlight will meet on Mondays. How to Study the Bible Yourself will meet on Tuesdays. See below for descriptions of each.

Lessons will run from after-school to 5pm. Classes will meet on days that Enterprise City Schools are in session.  Transportation from school to Green Hill may be provided upon request.

To register, please click HERE, or contact the church office at 334-347-9530.

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Jesus in the Spotlight, John 1-10 * MONDAYS, Starting August 17, 2015

Lights…Camera…Action! In this Bible Study, you’ll pretend to be a film director who makes a movie about Jesus’ life. Your movie will be about the first ten chapters of John’s book, and it will be full of awesome adventures. As you read through the script, you’ll learn all about who Jesus’ friends were, why He came, what He did, where He went, and how you can really get to know Him. Are you ready? Let’s get the film rolling…Jesus in the Spotlight–take one!

How To Study Your Bible, For Kids * TUESDAYS, Starting August 18, 2015

Pssst! Wanna Solve A Mystery?! Climb up to the tree house of the M and M Detective Agency and let Max, Molly, and Sam the Beagle put you through a special six-week “inductive detective” training course. The agency has a big mystery to solve—the mystery of discovering for yourself what God’s Word says. Wow! Sounds like an adventure!

As part of the team, you’ll sharpen your skills so that you can know what the Bible says, understand what it means, and apply it to your life all on your own. Isn’t that awesome? So put on your detective hat, grab your magnifying glass, and get set to decode secret messages, solve puzzles to get clues, follow a suspect’s trail, and even talk to eyewitnesses!

Categories: Bible Study, Green Hill, Youth

Weekly Announcements, 7/2

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EMERGENCY CONTACT CARDS

The cards are available on the table in the Narthex and should be turned into the church office. This confidential data will be kept in the church office. It will only be used in case of emergency. Each adult is asked to fill out a separate card. Please list minor children under “household members.” Thank you!

GIRL SCOUT NEWS

The four Juniors from Girl Scout Troop #9338, which includes our own Kendall and Makayla, are working on earning their Bronze Awards. The Bronze award is the highest award that is available to Junior Girl Scouts, and these girls have done a lot of work to get to this point. Their final project is to run a supply drive for the Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary Inc., and the girls need your help. For now, don’t throw out your old newspapers, shoeboxes, Kleenex boxes, pinecones, or bottle tops. They can all be used by the volunteers at the Sanctuary, and the girls will collect them from you. For more information, please contact Sandra D. or Pat J.

Categories: Community, Emergency Preparedness, Girl Scouts, Green Hill, Weekly Announcements, Youth

July 2015 Church Calendar

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The church office is open 8am to Noon, Monday to Thursday.

Categories: Calendar, Green Hill

Help Brighten Riley’s Day with a Card!

10423794_762931507160144_2494559288848114754_nWalker Riley Bonner is a beautiful blue-eyed ten year old boy.  He has been in the hospital since April of 2015.  He was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia.  He had a Bone Marrow transplant on June 17.  He will be in the hospital until the middle of July, and then he will remain in Birmingham for about 100 days.

Those of you at Green Hill may remember hearing about Riley when Dale was working on his Eagle Scout Project, a Bone Marrow Registry Drive in Riley’s name.  Many of us at Green Hill have been following Riley’s story closely, and praying for the Bonner Family.

Riley is feeling a bit down right now.  His hair started falling out, and his mother had to shave off what was left yesterday.  A family friend believes that one thing that might cheer Riley up is if he were to receive a bunch of cards in the mail.

So, please send him a card to let him know you are thinking about him.  Funny cards, hero cards, bravery cards, anything to bring him some cheer!!!

Cards may be sent to:

BENJAMIN RUSSELL

WALKER BONNER RM #846

1601 5TH AVE SOUTH

BIRMINGHAM, AL 35233

Categories: Boy Scouts, Communion, Green Hill, Youth

Just for Fun: Photos of Hat Day

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Were you caught on camera at “Hat Day” yesterday?

Categories: Church Family Photos, Green Hill, Just For Fun, Special Events

Sunday Sermon, 6/28

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2 Corinthians 8:7-15Mark 5:21-43

A New Reality

Rev. Shuford White

Categories: Green Hill, Sunday Sermon

Weekly Announcements, 6/25

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FORT RUCKER GATE ACCESS

If you do not have a military ID, or an ID issued by the Department of Defense, this message is for you. 

The rules for accessing Fort Rucker have changed.  Unescorted civilians are now required to get Visitor Cards to access Fort Rucker.  These cards may be obtained at one of the three Visitor Control Centers, just outside the Daleville, Enterprise, and Ozark gates.

The three centers are open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.  The Daleville location is also open on Saturday and Sunday.  These centers will NOT be open on the day of Freedom Fest.  If you are planning to attend the events, you’ll need to get your new ID no later than Wednesday.

GIDEONS INTERNATIONAL

Thank you to everyone who made a donation to Gideons International earlier this month.  In total, $565 was donated to their mission.  That is more than enough to provide every child in a small school with a Bible, or to purchase more than 100 Bibles for hotel rooms.  God’s Word changes lives, and we pray for each person who receives one of these Bibles.

EMERGENCY CONTACT CARDS

The cards are available on the table in the Narthex and should be turned into the church office. This confidential data will be kept in the church office. It will only be used in case of emergency. Each adult is asked to fill out a separate card. Please list minor children under “household members.”  Thank you!

GREEN HILL CAFÉ

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve?  We need Café Hosts!  Beverages are supplied by the church, and food expenses are reimbursed by the church.  If you are interested, please contact either Ron Seery or the church office.  The sign-up sheet is in the kitchen.

Categories: Community, Emergency Preparedness, Fort Rucker, Missions, Special Events, Special Offering, Weekly Announcements

Prayer Letter from the Legters Family, June 2015

 Yesterday’s high: 90˚                                                                                               5802 Bob Bullock Loop 20

Last night’s low: 74˚                                                                                                                Building C 18-102

Laredo TX, 78041

June 15th, 2015

Dear Friends and Prayer Partners,

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”  (Psalm 27:1-2)

I trust the Lord’s presence has been evident in your life as it has in mine these past few months.  Although at times I feel overwhelmed with the demands of the ministry, physical limitations, and all the everyday problems I encounter, He indeed is the strength of my life.

Each month I continue to visit the congregations we have been ministering to in Chemax, Yalcoba, Tekom and Followers of Christ here in Merida.  There are several lay ministers who regularly go with me to preach while I play the keyboard during worship.  I find my weekends fill up fast between traveling to the villages to minister, accompanying the church choir, and being church pianist.

The end of March we had a family reunion/vacation on the island of Holbox.  During our time there we remembered the 2nd anniversary of Dave’s call to heaven.  On our last day together we gathered in the patio of some good friends who had also recently lost their son.  It was a meaningful bilingual time of sharing how the Lord has given us strength and the ability to carry on.

At Easter time the church choir took a short trip to the state of Tabasco (10 hours away) to sing in various congregations.  The choir also sang at churches near and far in the Merida area.  I enjoyed accompanying the choir with an Easter cantata I know well.  My participation with the church choir has become a challenge as I have found it increasingly difficult to read unfamiliar music.

On June 19 I have an appointment with a macular degeneration specialist in Raleigh, NC.  This doctor has helped some of his patients to be able to read again.  How wonderful it would be if my eyesight could be helped- it affects every area of ministry and my life.

The seminary graduation was June 5, with 2 graduating in sacred music, 8 in theology, 23 in Biblical counseling and 2 in the master’s program.  We are grateful to the Lord for these new “Servants for the love of Jesus” that have prepared to enter a field ready to be harvested.  God is supplying well-trained leaders for His church, here in Mexico as well as for Belize and Guatemala.  Classes will resume August 24.

I will be in the US June 17 to July 14.  Apart from my eye exam, I will also be visiting some supporting churches and friends during my time in the US.  It is always good to be able to personally share what God is doing among His people here.  My plans are to be in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Missouri.  While I am in the US, I will have a temporary phone number: (336) 938-6408.  It would be great to hear from you while I am there!

Four days after returning home, Daniel will arrive with a work group from his church to continue the construction of the Presbytery property they began last year.  They will also be helping with a week-long VBS in the village of Citilcum.  The construction project they are helping with will enable the Presbytery to have classrooms for the extension seminary that meets there on the weekends, as well as a retreat center for churches in that area.

Camp Porvenir will be in progress every week of the entire summer.  Our governing board runs a camp for children July 18-24 and then a camp for young people July 25-31.  The cost of camp will be $60 per person, including transportation.  Mark’s church is also organizing a family camp August 2-7.  My grand-daughter, Ellie, who graduates from high school this year, will be leaving after camp to travel to Harrisburg, PA.  She will be continuing her studies in the field of physical therapy.

I am enclosing a family photo taken in March.  Daniel, his wife Debbie and their family is on the left.  Debbie, Rolando and Diego are in the middle, and Mark, his wife Altia and their family is on the right.  I am also attaching a recent picture of my youngest grandson, Diego, who is now 5½ months old.  You can decide who he looks most like!

I mentioned in my last letter that I was changing my e-mail address.  I had been in the process of doing so when I discovered that my old e-mail address had been used to send out spam and phishing messages to all my contacts.  This made the switch to the new address much more urgent.  A capable seminary student has been working on the tedious job of transferring e-mail addresses and setting up my groups.  Please make a note of the new e-mail address: (contact church office if you would like the email) and do not use the prodigy address any longer.

Any gift for the ministry, the seminary, or camp may be sent tax-deductible to the address below.  The Son Raise Missionary Services organization, previously called The Magi, will not be acknowledging receipt of each individual gift as they did before, but I will send you a note when I receive it.  They will still be sending out the end-of-the-year contribution statements for tax purposes.

May the Lord be the light, strength and salvation of your life.

Your servant for Jesus’ sake,

Jean Legters (for the family)

If you would like to send a tax-deductible gift, you can mail it to:

Son Raise Missionary Services

P.O. Box 43

Byron Center, MI 49315

Please make your check out to Son Raise Missionary Services (or SRMS) and include a note on the memo section indicating the designation of your gift.

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Categories: Green Hill, Missions

Vacation Bible School: Final Day

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We had an AMAZING time at Vacation Bible School last week.  What a joy it was to get to know all of the children and to teach them about the Word of God.  We were also blessed to get to spend time with the families at a wonderful hot-dog lunch.

On the final day, Chef Guy Spaghetti and his assistant Giana Delicious completed their amazing Fruit of the Spirit Salad.  It didn’t have Gina’s socks, or her dog Truffles, and it didn’t have Kiwi.  It had Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control.  (If you mentally said “woo-hoo” to yourself as you read that list, you were probably at VBS!)

Thank you to all of the volunteers and to the parents who made this week possible, and thank you to God for all of the answered prayer.  We are truly a blessed church family.  We pray that everyone who attended VBS heard God’s voice and will be led by the Holy Spirit.

Categories: Church Family Photos, Community, Green Hill, Special Events, Vacation Bible School, Youth

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