Green Hill Good News, March 2016

 

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Boy Scout Sunday, 2016


 

JUST FOR FUN:  AS WE AGE, I REALIZE THAT…

  1. I talk to myself because sometimes I need expert advice.
  2. Sometimes I roll my eyes out loud.
  3. I don’t need anger management. I need people to stop ticking me off.
  4. My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance of idiots that needs work.
  5. The biggest like I tell myself is, “I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
  6. When I was a child I thought nap time was a punishment. Now it’s like a mini vacation.
  7. The day the world runs out of wine is just too terrible to think about.
  8. Even duct tape can’t fix stupid, but it can muffle the sound!
  9. Wouldn’t it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes; come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller.
  10. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would’ve put them on my knees.
  11. When the kids text me “plz” which is shorter than please. I text back “no” which is shorter than “yes.”
  12. At my age “getting lucky” means walking into a room and remembering what I came in there for.

A MESSAGE FROM SHUFORD AND SUSAN

Words just do not express how much Shuford and I enjoyed his last service and meal. It was a very special day for us and you all made it even more special. Thank you for all that you did to make our day one to remember. May God bless each of you!

In Christ, Shuford and Susan


GIRL SCOUT SUNDAY

Sunday, March 13, is Girl Scout Sunday, the annual celebration of the founding of Girl Scouting in American over 100 Years ago.  It is also a time for Girl Scouts to be recognized in their places of worship and to focus on the meaning of “To Serve God” in the Girl Scout Promise.  The girls will also be recognized for their contributions to the community.  In the past year, three girls from Troop #9338 earned their Bronze Awards, and this year we have four more girls who are beginning their Bronze Project.  We are so proud of them all. 


ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

The annual World’s Smallest St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Thursday, March 17, at Noon. Did you know that Lucy Klein, Green Hill’s previous Church Secretary, is the one who got the whole thing going back in 1993? After relocating to Alabama from New York, she was distressed to see that the town didn’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. So, she went to Kathy Souer, the head of the Chamber of Commerce. The two of them decided since Enterprise is a small town it should host the World’s Smallest Parade. Kathy, who is of Irish decent, was the very first marcher. Lucy, who had to be out of town that day, was the Grand Marshal in absentia. She and Jim sent a telegram from their hotel in Chicago wishing everyone in Enterprise a very happy St. Patrick’s Day.


CHURCH WORK DAY

It’s that time of year again: time to clean up the church grounds for Spring.  Please join us on Saturday, March 12, at 8am. Bring your favorite yard tool.  Coffee will be hot and ready. We’ll try to get everything done by Noon.  We appreciate all our congregation does to keep our church beautiful!  If we get rained out, the alternate date is March 19.


EASTER LILIES

If you are going to place a lily in the sanctuary for Easter, please let the church office know. The names of those being remembered and/or honored will be printed in the bulletin on Easter Sunday. Slips will be available in the pew racks.


THANK YOU TO OUR UPCOMING GUEST MINISTERS

  • March 6 – Rev. Shuford White
  • March 13 – Rev. Dee Koza
  • March 20 – Rev. Louie Reynolds
  • March 24 – Rev. David Jamison
  • March 27 – Rev. David Jamison
  • April 3 – Rev. Shuford White
  • April 10 – Rev. David Jamison
  • April 17 – Rev. David Jamison

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

The ladies want to thank our men for the delicious valentine breakfast they served us on February 14th. Our boxes of chocolates were so good. It is wonderful to be reminded we are loved and your special valentines.

On Thursday, March 10 we will have our Coordinating Team meeting at 10:00am and our Bible Study at 11:00am.  All ladies in the church are welcome to join us as we learn more about God’s Word.

The Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  Come join your Sisters-in-Christ for a day of learning, sharing, and worship.  The title of this year’s gathering is “Traveling in Pairs: Are We Seeing the Presence of God?”  There are three workshops to choose from, and you may pick two: Rachel and Leah, Sarah and Hagar, Mary and Elizabeth.

Registration forms may picked up in the church office.  Green Hill ladies, your registration fee will be covered by the church.  Also, check in with the other ladies to see who is going so we can arrange a car pool.  It’s going to be a lot of fun!


HOMESCHOOL GEOGRAPHY CLUB

The Enterprise Homeschool Geography Club had a fantastic meeting in February. We learned a lot about Germany! Our next meeting will be held on Friday, March 18, at Noon. The country of the month is Brazil. Assignments will be handed out on the Enterprise Homeschool FaceBook page, so check there for more information. Bring your lunch to eat before we start the presentations. We are looking forward to another great meeting.


ALZHEIMERS CAREGIVERS SUPPORT MEETING

The next Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 16. 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.


MAUNDY THURSDAY COMMUNION

On Thursday, March 24, we will hold a Maundy Thursday Communion service at Green Hill.  Rev. David Jamison will be with us as we celebrate the final supper Jesus shared with his disciples.  At the end of the service the stole on the cross will be changed from purple to black, and it will remain black on Good Friday.


EASTER WORSHIP SERVICE

On Sunday, March 27, we will hold our morning worship service as usual.  As we all know, this is the time of the year when those who don’t normally go to church on Sunday make the extra effort to come for Easter.  This is a wonderful day to invite your unchurched friends.  Also, be sure to keep an eye out for any visitors we might have.  Green Hill is known for being a close and friendly family church.  Let’s do our best to show that off!


ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING

Since 1949 Presbyterians have joined with millions of other Christians through One Great Hour of Sharing to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world. Your generous gifts to this Special Offering help provide relief those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and assist in helping to empower the poor and oppressed.

At Green Hill Presbyterian Church, we will take up our annual collection for the One Great Hour of Sharing on both Palm Sunday, March 20, and on Easter Sunday, March 27.  Special envelopes can be found in the pew racks.


SESSION COMMITTEES

The Green Hill Session is looking for volunteers to help on committees.  If you have any interest in Stewardship, Christian Education, Congregational Care, Missions, Worship, Buildings and Grounds, or Outreach, we have a job for you!  Please check with any member of the Session for more information.  Thank you!


NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

Information for the April Green Hill Good Newsletter needs to be submitted to the church office by Thursday, March 17. 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!


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

Daylight Savings will begin on Sunday, March 13.  Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night.  You’ll lose an hour of sleep, but we still hope to see you at church on time on Sunday morning.  It’s Girl Scout Sunday!

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