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FROM THE PASTOR’S CORNER
The “Dog Days of Summer!”
You have heard this old saw many times, but this year we got to live it! It has been hot, hot, hot, day after day, and week after week, with very high humidity and not a lot of rain. And now, our Northern neighbors are experiencing what we have been having since late May!
It is tempting to just seek the best air-conditioned place we can find and hunker down for the season, since we know it will last into September. But in our church life, we know that summer is a time to prepare for the upcoming season—that the life of the Body of Christ is year-round.
Our new Social Media Committee is hard at work looking for opportunities to promote our church and community. We are planning a “Fall Fest” for October, and our Annual Salute to Our Veterans in November. We are also looking for an appropriate slogan to promote our church. One we are considering is: “Find your home at Green Hill Church!” What do you think? Give us your ideas, and while you are at it, check our page on Facebook weekly for news and ideas.
And keep cool!
Rev. David Jamison
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
Have you ever wondered about the origin of the expression Dog Days of Summer? To find the answer we have to look, not at our furry friends here on earth, but instead we have to look at a dog in the sky:
The ancient Romans called the hottest, most humid days of summer “diēs caniculārēs” or “dog days.” The name came about because they associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius. Sirius was known as the “Dog Star” because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog). Sirius also happens to be the brightest star in the night sky.
Sirius is so bright that the ancient Romans thought it radiated extra heat toward Earth. During the summer, when Sirius rises and sets with the Sun, they thought Sirius added heat to the Sun’s heat to cause hotter summer temperatures.
(Excerpt from www.wonderopolis.org)
FALL FEST 2019
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, Green Hill will be hosting a Fall Fest on the Hill! There will be food, and games, and maybe even a s’more roasting station. We are in the early planning stages of this event, so stay tuned for details. Everyone is invited, so bring a friend and have fun!
CHECK OUT THE CHURCH CALENDAR ONLINE
On the church’s website, http://www.GreenHillPC.com, you can see an interactive calendar of all church events, which includes a week, month, and agenda view, as well as the option to print. This calendar is always up-to-date with the latest information. If you have any questions about the calendar, or if you need to add an event to the calendar, please contact the church office at 334-347-9530.
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
Do you have any special events happening in September or October? Do you have any information to add? Whatever news you have, please get it in to the church office by Monday, August 19. As always, the newsletter will be printed and ready for pickup by the last Sunday of the month, perhaps earlier.
SOCIAL MEDIA @GreenHillPC
Are you on Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? We are! In addition to having a very full website, the church also has accounts on other social media platforms. Please take a moment to Click, Follow, and Like to get all of the latest news. See you in cyberspace!
IMPORTANT DATES THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR
- August 25 – Birthday Reception for David Carter
- October 6 – World Communion Sunday
- October 19 – Fall Fest @ Green Hill
- October 27 – Reformation Sunday
- November 3 – Daylight Savings Ends
- November 10 – Veterans Sunday
- November 16 – First Responders Pancake Breakfast
- November 24 – Christ the King Sunday
- December 1 – First Sunday of Advent
- December 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
CONGRATULATIONS TO CHARLES WEBB!
Charles Webb, left, was awarded the Jerry B. Brunson award at the Enterprise Rotary Club meeting June 25. Webb is the club’s longest standing member demonstrating a lifetime commitment to Rotary service, said Enterprise Rotary Club President Trent Dillard, right, presenting the award named in honor of the late Jerry B. Brunson, a longtime Rotarian and civic leader. (Excerpt from www.southeastsun.com)
OUR GIRLS SCOUTS ARE UN-BOLL-WEEV-ABLE!
On the front page of the July 17 edition of the Southeast Sun newspaper, our “Green Hill Girl Scouts” were recognized for receiving the “Boll Weevil Monument Patch.” To complete the requirements for this patch the girls had to visit local landmarks, research local history, and then share what they learned with others. Some of their past accomplishments, including earning the Girl Scout Bronze and Girl Scout Silver Awards, were mentioned. Also included in the article was the fact that all three girls are members of Green Hill Presbyterian Church. Can’t find a copy of the paper? You can read the article online at www.southeastsun.com.
BACK TO SCHOOL
It sure seems like we had a short summer! The public schools in Enterprise will start back up for the new school year on August 7. Our children are already getting their class schedules and lockers. Please pray for our children, their parents, and their teachers.
WINSHAPE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
Thank you to everyone who supported WinShape Camp last month, either through time volunteered, financial assistance, or especially with prayer. Over about 400 children participated in camp this year! This year’s theme was “Never-Changing” and the main Bible verse was Matthew 7:24, ““Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
We are so pleased that WinShape was able to return to Enterprise, to continue having an impact on the youth of our city. We look forward to them coming back next year! We have been given a sneak peek at next year’s camp theme and verse, “Life Giver” and John 10:10.