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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Register Today for Vacation Bible School 2016

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Six days until Vacation Bible School 2016!  Are you ready to go Backstage With the Bible!  We are!  There is still time to register, and it’s quick and easy to do online.  Just click HERE to go to our registration form.  If you have any questions please contact the church office at 334-347-9530.  We look forward to seeing you here!

Categories: Green Hill, Vacation Bible School, Youth

Vacation Bible School Set Up, June 5

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Attention Green Hill Members!  Vacation Bible School is just around the corner, and we need your help!

On Sunday, June 5, immediately following the morning worship service, the church is going to be transformed and prepared for the children to arrive on Monday morning.  We need as may people as possible to stay after to help us move tables and hang decorations.  There is some light work and there is some heavy work, but if we have lots of people helping, it should go very quickly!  If you have any questions, please ask the church office or April Seery.  And, please pray for our VBS, both for the children and for the volunteers.
Thank you.
Categories: Green Hill, Vacation Bible School, Youth

Remember Memorial Day

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Categories: Green Hill, Holiday

Sunday Sermon, May 29, 2016

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1st Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14

2nd Scripture Reading:  Galations 5:1, 13-25

Freedom to? Rev. Shuford White

Worship Service begins at 11:00am.  All are welcome.

Categories: Green Hill, Sunday Sermon

Green Hill Good News, June/July 2016

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Green Hill Confirmation Class, 2016

GREEN HILL GOOD NEWS, JUNE & JULY 2016

“If you want to keep happy and healthy, try being an inverse paranoid,” says Dr. Rich Bimler, a Lutheran pastor and father.  “An inverse paranoid is someone who thinks everyone is out to make him happy.”

“Try it.  It works.  Just imagine everyone you meet is trying to bring happiness and joy to your life.  And then try to do the same for them.”

“You and I are called by God to be happy.  To be happy does not mean that everything has to go right, and that problems and frustrations disappear.  A happy person in the Lord is one who knows from where strength and comfort come.”

He advises Christians to “Live joyfully in the forgiveness that is yours each day.”

PASTOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE UPDATE

Since our re-organization, the PNC has continued to move forward in the PNC process. As of May 22, 2016, we have completed the draft CIF responses and are in the process of completing our final reviews before completion and submission of the Church Information Form (CIF)…Please continue to pray for the members of the PNC that God will lead us to the pastor that He has selected for Green Hill.

Members of the PNC

JEAN LEGTERS VISITING FROM MEXICO

Jean Legters and her son will be visiting from Merida, Mexico in June.  They will be in Enterprise on the evening of the 14th, and they would like to visit with anyone who remembers them.  For those of you who don’t know, Green Hill has been supporting this missionary family for many, many years.  We have had a very long relationship with Jean and her late husband.

Betty Cully is reserving a table at Po Folks that evening for those who would like to go out to eat and visit with the Legters.  If you plan to attend, please call her.  She needs to let the restaurant know how much space will be needed.

COFFEE COUNTY FAMILY SERVICES RUMMAGE SALE

At the Rawls Warehouse on North Main Street in Enterprise

  • PRESALE Thursday, June 2nd, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Ticket Required for presale – $10 per person
  • Friday, June 3rd, 9:00am to 4:00pm, no ticket required
  • Saturday, June 4th, 9:00am to Noon, no ticket required
  • Saturday, June 4th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, no ticket required SATURDAY – HALF PRICE BLOWOUT!

Call 393-8538 for tickets and information.

GREEN HILL YOUTH ATTEND AWARDS CEREMONY

In the past year, three of our Green Hill youth have earned their Girl Scout Bronze Awards.  Kendall and Makayla completed their project over the summer, and Emma completed her project a few weeks ago.

On May 21 they all traveled to Montgomery to be recognized in a special awards ceremony along with other Girl Scouts in Southern Alabama who received their Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.  The event was also a celebration of the Gold Award Centennial, 100 years since the Gold Award was introduced to the Girl Scouting program.  We are so proud of our Green Hill youth and we can’t wait to see what they do next!

GREEN HILL WOMEN

The Alabama/Mississippi Women’s Conference will be held July 13–15, 2016, at South Highland Presbyterian, Birmingham. Workshop presenters include Dee Koza, Lara Reddick, Ann Houston Kelly and Lynn Miller.

Several of our ladies have signed up to go.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Gloria Webb or Betty Bierbaum for more information. 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, JUNE 6 TO JUNE 10

Are you ready to go Backstage with the Bible?  We are!  Green Hill is preparing to host another amazing Vacation Bible School this summer.  The dates have been set, June 6 to June 10, so mark your calendars now!  As you may have guessed, we are using another Go Fish Guys program this year.  Why?  Because everyone really likes it!  How often do you find songs for kids that educate, entertain, and don’t annoy adults!  We promise that by the end of the week you’ll all be singing along to this music in the car, and you’ll actually enjoy it!

Your kids will have a great time learning the books of the Bible, the Ten Commandments, and how to be saved by grace through faith…and that’s all just in the first few minutes of singing each day! Our goal with this Vacation Bible School is to clearly present the gospel of Jesus Christ while having as much fun as humanly possible. It’s time to put the BIBLE back into Vacation Bible School!

CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. LAWRENCE

Congratulations to Dr. Lawrence, family, and staff, on the successful relocation of his office.  As many of you know, he recently moved further up the hill on Glover Avenue to Dr. Grimes’ old office.  After several months, under the supervision of Jim Klein, the building has been totally transformed and is now a beautiful place for Dr. Lawrence to see patients. 

AUGUST NEWSLETER DEADLINE

This newsletter is a double-edition, covering both June and July.  Our next newsletter will be printed for August.  If you have any information for the next newsletter, please let the church office know no later than Thursday, July 21.  Many thanks to all who contribute!

ENTERPRISE WINSHAPE CAMP, JULY 18 TO 22

Winshape is returning to Enterprise in July, and it is going to be the Best Week Ever!  Last year four of our Green Hill Youth attended the camp and they have been looking forward to this summer’s event all year.  From the moment the children arrive in the morning to when they leave in the evening, they have fun, and they learn about the Gospel.  It really is an incredible thing to see!

This year’s camp is going to be held at the Enterprise High School, for about 500 kids!  The event is hosted by Chick-fil-A and St. Luke’s United Methodist, but volunteers from all over the community are coming together to make the week a success.  If you have any questions about Winshape Camp, please contact Tracy Bullinger at 334-347-9023.

Categories: Church Family Photos, Community, Girl Scouts, Green Hill, Green Hill Good News, Just For Fun, Missions, Pastor Search, Presbyterian Women, Special Events, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Winshape, Youth

Fellowship Community Update, May 25, 2016

Dear Friends,

Staying strong in faith and in ministry is not something we do alone. The Fellowship Community is here for you, helping evangelical Presbyterians stay connected with one another, stay grounded theologically, and stay focused outward on the work and world to which God calls us. Much is happening in TFC.

Staff Changes: 

Paul Detterman, TFC’s National Director, has been called to serve as Senior Pastor/Head of Staff of the First Presbyterian Church of River Forest, IL. Paul and Debbie will be leaving TFC this summer to begin this new chapter in their ministry. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for their faithful service!

Interim National Director Named:

Nicole Lock has been named Interim National Director beginning June 1. Nicole is a Teaching Elder active in Greater Atlanta Presbytery. She has been part of TFC leadership from the beginning, serving most recently as Vice President of the Presiding Board. Nicole also begins a call as Interim Pastor of Presbyterian Church of the Resurrection in Conyers, GA. She will be serving TFC part time through our transition.

TFC National Gathering Date Change:  

We have heard from you that one of the most important things the Fellowship Community does is our National Gathering. We agree!  And we heard that the second week of September was not working for you to attend this year. So we have postponed the National Gathering scheduled for Pittsburgh. We are in final negotiations on the date and site of the rescheduled gathering, but February 2017 is our target!

Superb Theology Conference: 

Scholars, pastors, and lay leaders from the PC(USA), ECO, EPC, and other Reformed denominations gathered April 25-27 at First Presbyterian Church, San Diego for a rich time of teaching, discussion and fellowship focused on the Reformed understanding of the Ascension.  Thanks to the wonderful hospitality of FPC and Jerry Andrews, The Fellowship Community provided an opportunity for souls to be fed and leadership to be formed and informed by the best of Reformed theology.

“Together Is Better”:

The Together Is Better Conference was held in April in Clinton, SC, hosted by two missional clusters with a combined thirty years’ experience in collaborative ministry. The event was held to motivate smaller congregations to consider working together to achieve more effective missional impact. Not only were participants encouraged and informed about the missional cluster approach to ministry but a number made commitments to go to Cuba, Haiti and Albania during the next ten months. The question being asked was: “When will we do this again?”

General Assembly: 

The Fellowship Community will be at General Assembly this year to support evangelical commissioners and to represent a distinctive identity that is possible within the PC(USA). Look for us in the Exhibit Hall at Booth 153.

A TFC Regional Gathering in Texas:

Mark your calendars for our next regional gathering, “The Church Through the Looking Glass: Being the Church in a Crazy New World,” Saturday, August 20, 2016, 9am-4pm at First Presbyterian Church, Arlington, TX. Plenary Speaker is Jim Singleton. More details to come!

Resources Needed: 

The Fellowship Community needs you to continue these and more endeavors to which Jesus has called us!  Please consider making a gift today at http://www.fellowship.community.

In His Service,

Rev. Mark Brewer,
President, The Fellowship Community

Categories: Fellowship Community, Green Hill

Green Hill Girl Scouts Attend Awards Ceremony

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In the past year, three of our Green Hill youth have earned their Girl Scout Bronze Awards.  Kendall and Makayla completed their project over the summer, and Emma completed her project earlier this month.  On Saturday they all traveled to Montgomery to be recognized in a special awards ceremony along with other Girl Scouts in Southern Alabama who received their Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.  The event was also a celebration of the Gold Award Centennial, 100 years since the Gold Award was introduced to the Girl Scouting program.  Here are Kendall, Emma, and Makayla pictured with the event guest speaker, LTC Keisha R. Douglass.  We are so proud of our Green Hill youth!

Categories: Girl Scouts, Green Hill, Youth

Worship: Trinity Sunday

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On Trinity Sunday we proclaim the mystery of our faith in the triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, One-in-Three and Three-in-One.

The celebration of Trinity Sunday began among Western Christians in the 10th century and developed slowly until it was formally established on the Sunday after Pentecost by Pope John XXII (1316-1334).


UNFATHOMABLE MYSTERY

An excerpt from the Companion to the Book of Common Worship (Geneva Press, 2003, 149-150)

Unlike other festivals in the church’s liturgical calendar, Trinity Sunday centers on a doctrine of the church, rather than an event. It celebrates the unfathomable mystery of God’s being as Holy Trinity. It is a day of adoration and praise of the one, eternal, incomprehensible God.

Trinity Sunday, in a sense, synthesizes all we have celebrated over the past months which have centered on God’s mighty acts: Christmas-Epiphany celebrating God’s taking flesh and dwelling among us in Jesus Christ; Easter celebrating Christ’s death and resurrection for us; Pentecost celebrating God the Holy Spirit becoming our Sanctifier, Guide, and Teacher. It is, therefore, a fitting transition to that part of the year when Sunday by Sunday the work of God among us is unfolded in a more general way.

The triune God is the basis of all we are and do as Christians. In the name of this triune God we are baptized. As the baptized ones we bear the name of the triune God in our being. We are of the family of the triune God. We affirm this parentage when, in reciting the creeds, we say what we believe. Our discipleship is rooted in the mighty acts of this triune God who is active in redeeming the world. The triune God is the basis of all our prayers — we pray to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, by the Holy Spirit. The Trinity holds central place in our faith. …

In celebrating Trinity Sunday, remember that every Lord’s Day is consecrated to the triune God. On the first day of the week, God began creation. On the first day of the week, God raised Jesus from the grave. On the first day of the week, the Holy Spirit descended on the newly born church. Every Sunday is special. Every Sunday is a day of the Holy Trinity.

Categories: Church Calendar, Green Hill, Holiday

Sunday Sermon, May 22, 2016

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1st Scripture Reading: Romans 5:1-5

2nd Scripture Reading: John 16:12-15

The Mystery of the Trinity * Dr. Walter Lawrence

Worship Service begins at 11:00am.  All are welcome.

Categories: Green Hill, Sunday Sermon

Weekly Announcements, May 19, 2016

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JUNE/JULY NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

This is the last and final call for submissions to the June/July Newsletter. The church office must have your information no later than 8am on Monday morning (May 23). Anything arriving after that will be held until the August newsletter.

VBS SKIT REHEARSAL

Vacation Bible School is just around the corner, and it’s time for our actors to get together to practice. All actors who are able are asked to attend rehearsal on Monday, May 23 at 6:00pm. In addition to that practice, there will be a short rehearsal for just those in skit #4 and skit #5 on Wednesday, May 25, following the Cookout. If you have any questions, please check with Ruth Oliver.

END OF THE YEAR COOKOUT

Let’s kick off summer and the vision for Green Hill with a church wide Picnic, Praise, and Pep Rally. Come celebrate summer and the Lord with fun, food, and fellowship. Congregational care will provide the hotdogs, hamburgers, and buns. Bring your favorite summer time side dish. Let’s sing and shout praises to the Lord! Please fill out an orange reservation slip and drop it in the offering plate so we know how many are coming and how much food to prepare.

INTERIM EXECUTIVE PRESBYTER

As many of you know, Rev. Al Thompson is the current Interim Executive Presbyter of our Presbytery. He took the position following Rev. Samford Turner’s retirement. Rev. Thompson is going to attend this week’s Cookout as a guest. This will give him a chance to get to know us and us a chance to get to know him a little better.

Categories: Green Hill, Green Hill Good News, Vacation Bible School, Weekly Announcements, Youth

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