A Churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of the newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.
“I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”
This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column, much to the delight of the editor.
It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:
“I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”
GUEST MINISTERS/SPEAKERS FOR NOVEMBER
6TH – Rev. Shuford White
13th – Rev. David Jamison
20th – Mr. Mark Howard (Presbyterian Home for Children)
27th – Rev. David Jamison
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW: CHURCH PICTURE DAY
It’s nearly time to take a new church family picture! Immediately following the morning worship service on Sunday, November 6, the entire congregation is asked to come out to the front steps of the church for a group photo. So please wear your Sunday best and bring your smile!
SCOUTING FOR FOOD
The Boy Scouts from Troop #150 in Enterprise will host a Food Drive on Saturday, October 29. The Drive will be held in front of Walmart and will run from 10:00am to 5:00pm. All contributions will be used by the Green Hill Food Pantry to take care of those in Enterprise who are in need.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
The next Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 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.
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN THANK OFFERING
The Thank Offering has long been a tradition of Presbyterian Women. It has provided and continues to provide much-needed financial assistance to numerous worthwhile programs not included in ongoing General Assembly mission support. Each year, domestic and international projects are carefully and prayerfully selected by the Creative Ministries Offering Committee to help meet a crucial need. Forty percent (40%) of this offering is used to support hospitals and community health programs that place priority in helping the most-needy members of God’s community. The remaining sixty percent (60%) is used for new creative ideas for mission, un-designated in advance. The generosity of Presbyterian women and their families and congregations as demonstrated through their Thank Offering gifts help chosen recipients find real solutions for projects related to health, education, economic development, and needs of women and children.
Green Hill members wishing to contribute to this annual Thank Offering may use one of the special envelopes located in the pew racks.
The Green Hill annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 20, at 5pm. Reservation slips are in the pew racks in the Sanctuary. If you plan to attend, please fill one out so the kitchen crew knows how much food to prepare. You can drop it in the offering plate or in the basket on the office door.
Information for the November Green Hill Good Newsletter needs to be submitted to the church office by Thursday, November 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!
The church’s annual Stewardship Sunday is fast approaching. At this time, we ask each member, each family, and all our regular worshippers, to prayerfully examine their resources and to pledge a portion to God’s work. Soon everyone will receive a pledge card in the mail. On Stewardship Sunday, November 20, a special collection of the pledge cards will be held during the morning service. The cards may also be returned by mail to the church office. These pledges help the church plan our budget for the coming year.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS
Don’t forget to change your clocks before you go to bed on November 5. On Sunday morning, November 6, Daylight Savings Time ends, and we all get back that extra hour we gave up in the spring. We look forward to seeing you at church on Sunday morning, at the correct time.
CHURCH WORK DAY
It’s that time of year again: time to clean up the church grounds and the church interior for fall. Please join us on Saturday, November 5, at 8am. Coffee will be hot and ready. We’ll try to get everything done by Noon. Men, women, children, everyone is welcome. Just show up and we will find a project for you to do. We appreciate all our congregation does to keep our church beautiful!
BELK CHARITY DAY SALE
Tickets are now available for the next Belk Charity Day Sale! The sale will be held at the Dothan location on November 5, 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 ticket just keeps on working because the money for all of the tickets sold at Green Hill goes to support the mission budget of the Presbyterian Women of Green Hill.
YARD SALE TO BENEFIT PHILLIP DODSON
Although none of the members of the Dodson/Lindgren family have been official members of our Green Hill, over the years we have watched the boys, Phillip, William, and Larry grow up, and they are a part of our church family. Now they need our help.
Phillip Dodson, who is now 22 years old, has an aggressive and extremely rare form of cancer called spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma. He has 5 tumors in his face and neck. He has lost a ton of weight and is disabled. The good news is that he has been accepted at Moffit Clinic in Tampa!
A yard sale is going to be held at the Enterprise YMCA on Saturday, November 12, to help with Phillip’s travel and other expenses. The Homeschool Group that meets at the church on Mondays is collecting items. A Go Fund Me page has also
been set up for donations: https://www.gofundme.com/2ssvsjb7
VETERANS APPRECIATION SERVICE
Green Hill Presbyterian Church is inviting our community to join with us in celebrating the service and sacrifices that are special to our veterans and their families on November 13th, during a Red, White and Blue – Veteran Appreciation Service. Our congregation is deeply connected with Ft. Rucker, the Armed Services and the veterans in our community. This service is intended to bring all four together for a day of remembrance, reflection and fellowship.
The morning’s agenda:
• 10:30 – Early seating and slideshow begins
• 11:00 – Posting of the colors (DAV Color Guard)
• 11:05 – The service begins
• 12:00 – Cake and coffee social in Fellowship Hall
• 13:00 – Flag Retirement Service performed by Boy Scout Troop 150
We are requesting that you share a piece of your history with us. We will loop a slideshow that displays pictures that you send us to be shown in the sanctuary during the early seating period. Please list the names of those in your photos, location the picture was taken and year. The slideshow will be segmented into major campaigns. Please email pictures and details to: CW4(Ret) James McDonough, jpmav8r(at)yahoo.com
Bring your flags that need to be retired. Troop 150 will retire your flag following the service.
Please RSVP to Sandi at greenhillpc(at)gmail.com so we can plan accordingly for refreshments. Please make note of any special concerns that we may need to be made aware of, such as wheel chairs.
Thanks and God bless, we hope you and members of your organizations will join us.
Any questions can be addressed by Jim McDonough 334-406-1632 or Sandi DeTora 334-347-9530.