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Green Hill Good News, March 2021

Green Hill Good News Online* Edition for March 2021

*Online Edition: Church members, check your e-mail and/or a printed copy for the complete newsletter.

FROM THE PASTOR’S CORNER

We are on our Lenten journey towards Easter Sunday, April 4th. Lent and Easter will be different, again, this year, but the journey—inward—remains the same. Jesus shows us the pattern in his own life: he moves from prayer and solitude before God to teaching and service within his community. He invites us to do the same.

March begins with the World Day of Prayer on Friday, the 5th, Communion Sunday on the 7th, Daylight Savings on the 14th, St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, the 17th, and Girl Scout Sunday, on the 21st (see special article on a special event scheduled for this day!).

And, welcome Springtime, Saturday, March 20th!  

See you next Sunday!

David

“MONUMENTAL” FILM SHOWING

Sunday, February 28, 12:30pm @ Green Hill

“Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure” is the story of America’s beginnings. Presented and produced by Kirk Cameron, the 90-minute true story follows this father of six across Europe and the U.S. as he meets with historians and experts in an effort to discover America’s true “national treasure” – the people, places, and principles that made America the freest, most prosperous, and generous nation the world has ever known.

What formula did they discover? What motivated them to come here in the first place? More importantly, how can we apply these same foundational truths today?

The National Monument to the Forefathers, formerly known as the Pilgrim Monument, commemorates the Mayflower Pilgrims. Dedicated on August 1, 1889, it honors their ideals as later generally embraced by the United States. It is thought to be the world’s largest solid granite monument.

“Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing and gives being to all things that are; and as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many, yea in some sort to our whole nation; let the glorious name of Jehovah have all praise.”    -William Bradford

IN LOVING MEMORY OF ILU WORLEY

Iluminada H. Worley of Enterprise passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021. She was 98.

Iluminada was born November 29, 1922 in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba to the late Delfin and Severa Herrera. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of over 65 years, R. Paul Worley; brothers, Juanito Herrera, Avelino Herrera, René Herrera and Victor Herrera. She was voted Woman of the Year by the Enterprise Pilot Club, was a Master Gardener, a member of the Oscar Club, a former member of the Lions Club, the Rose Club and the Garden Club; Iluminada was a social butterfly that never met a stranger.

Survivors include her children, Raymond Worley (Sarah) of Mesa, AZ, Kathy Worley of Tallahassee, FL, and Wade Worley of Enterprise, AL; sister, Irene Cole of Huntsville, AL; grandchild, Tina Marie Worley; and several nieces and nephews.

WORLD’S SMALLEST ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

The World’s Smallest St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been a long-standing Enterprise tradition. Since 1993 Enterprise has celebrated the St. Patrick’s Day holiday with the only parade in the world centered on its only participant, the Grand Marshal. This year’s parade will be held downtown on Saturday, March 13, at Noon.

Green Hill has a very special connection to this parade as our very own Lucy Klein, and her friend Kathleen Sauer, were the two people who first came up with the idea for the parade and set things in motion with the Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Sauer was the very first Grand Marshal.

IMPORTANT DATES IN MARCH/APRIL

March 14 – Daylight Saving Time Begins
March 21 – Girl Scout Sunday/Pinwheels for Peace
March 28 – Palm Sunday
April 1 – Maundy Thursday
April 2 – Good Friday
April 4 – Easter Sunday/Communion Sunday

NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY

The church office is working on a new church directory. Very soon a “draft” copy of the directory will be available to view on the desk in the church office. When you get a chance, please stop by the office to verify that your information is correct. Once everyone has had a chance to look it over, copies will be printed in booklet form.

“IN CASE OF EMERGENCY” CARDS

In addition running the church directory, the church office is working on creating a set of “ICE” cards for all of our church members. ICE stands for “In Case of Emergency.” An ICE card contains any information a person thinks might be relevant in an emergency, and most importantly includes who to contact in case of an emergency.

Many people carry cards like this in their wallets, and it is becoming common for people to also have special ICE icons set up on their cell phones. We would like to have this information on file in the church office so that, in case of emergency, we would know who to contact.

GIRL SCOUT (GSUSA) SUNDAY

All area Girl Scouts are invited to attend the morning worship service at Green Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 21.

The Worship Service begins at 11:00am. All girls are asked to wear their uniforms. At the beginning of the service our Girl Scouts will post the colors, lead the pledge of allegiance, as well as recite the Girl Scout Promise and Law. The Girl Scouts will be called upon to act as ushers and to take on other tasks in the service. Due to COVID we will not have our usual cake and refreshments following the service. That means next year everyone will be able to have TWO slices of cake to make up for it.

In March of each year, Girl Scouts take time to recognize the anniversary of the founding of the very first Girl Scout Troop. This year the Girl Scout organization is celebrating its 109th anniversary! Part of this annual celebration is Girl Scout Sunday which is a time for Girl Scouts to be recognized in their places of worship and for them to reflect on the importance of the words “To Serve God” in the Girl Scout Promise.

The mission of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. More than 50 million American women have participated in Girl Scouting, and that number continues to grow as Girl Scouts of the USA continues to inspire, challenge, and empower girls everywhere.

PINWHEELS FOR PEACE

This year for World Thinking Day, the Girl Scouts (GSUSA) of Enterprise are going to create a special “Pinwheels for Peace” display on the front lawn of Green Hill Presbyterian Church, and everyone in the community is invited to participate. The official date for “Pinwheels for Peace” is in September, but since this year’s World Thinking Day theme is Peace, we’re going to create our Pinwheels a little early.

All local Girl Scouts, their friends, families, and anyone who lives in or near Enterprise who would like to participate is invited to create a pinwheel and bring it to Green Hill to display on our lawn. Pinwheels can be dropped off at the church office in advance, or they can be placed in person on Sunday, March 21.

Instructions for creating a pinwheel can be found on the website: http://www.pinwheelsforpeace.com Supplies for building pinwheels will be made available in the Fellowship Hall for any church members who would like to participate. Each decorated pinwheel is an opportunity for a person to think about what peace means to them and how they will commit to being peacemakers in the future.

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Green Hill Good News, February 2021

FROM THE PASTOR’S CORNER

Lent comes earlier this year! February 17th, to be exact.

Lent is all about spiritual renewal. It is a sacred time of preparation for Easter (Sunday, April 4th) and a time to reflect on what God has done to redeem us and how we can live a whole and full life as a child of God.

Many of us see Lent as a season of penitence, fasting, service and contemplation — but at the top of our list should be a prayer for the acquisition of peace. Our Presbyterian Church has prepared a weekly series of devotionals which we will be sharing via social media to assist us in our journey to Easter. We invite you to reflect upon the gift of shalom, the Hebrew word with a host of meanings: peace, security, well-being, health, completeness. Our spiritual goal for our Lenten journey: exploring how can we receive this gift of shalom and, in turn, bestow it upon the world.

Will you join me on this journey?

David

SOUPER BOWL OF CARING

More than 20 years ago, the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group: “Lord, as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us to be mindful of those without even a bowl of soup to eat.” On Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, Green Hill will take up our annual collection for the Souper Bowl of Caring. Financial donations and donations of non-perishable food will be collected in the Fellowship Hall. Everything donated will go to support our Green Hill Food Pantry.

IMPORTANT DAYS IN FEBRUARY

7th – Communion Sunday
14th – Transfiguration Sunday
17th – Ash Wednesday
21st – Boy Scouts of America Sunday

GOLD GARDEN PROJECT UPDATE

Progress on the Garden Project on the church’s front lawn is progressing. Kendall has been researching what plants will be best (look pretty, and be easy to care for) so that when the weather warms up we will be able to get them in the ground. She has been shopping for Butterfly Bushes and other plants that pollinators love. She is also working on an education lesson plan for youth that will spread the word about the importance of pollinators. To see the latest updates on her project, go to the church website (www.greenhillpc.com) and click on “Gold Garden Project” in the banner.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

Thank you to everyone who purchased Girl Scout cookies from the Green Hill Girl Scouts (Kendall, Makayla, and Emma). They have officially sold their goal and are done for this year. They set a really low goal, just enough to cover their registrations for next year, and thankfully it didn’t take long to reach it.

Don’t be sad that our three are done selling, because the Girl Scout Cookie sale in our area is still running for several more weeks! Every box sold in our area supports our local council, and we encourage you to continue your support of Girl Scouts by buying those amazing cookies.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA SUNDAY

On Sunday, February 21, Green Hill will recognize BSA Sunday. BSA Sunday is designated as the day to commemorate the founding of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 and to recognize the contributions the members of BSA make to their churches and their communities. All local BSA members are invited to attend, and are encouraged to wear their uniforms.

BSA Sunday is usually recognized on the Sunday just prior to the official anniversary, February 8, but due to scheduling issues (Communion and a school holiday), Green Hill will hold the recognition on February 21.

Green Hill is the Chartered Organization for:

• Cub Scout Pack 150
• BSA Troop 150-B (Boy Troop)
• BSA Troop 150-G (Girl Troop)
• Venturing Crew 150

Girl Scout Sunday, for members of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA), will be held on Sunday, March 14.  March 21.

THE CHRISTIAN YEAR

The festivals and seasons of the Christian year (or liturgical calendar) offer a way to order the annual life of the church according to the life of Christ and the events of salvation history. The Revised Common Lectionary provides a set of Scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments that is both organized around the Christian year and attentive to the broad themes and narratives of the biblical story.

The Directory for Worship elaborates:

As God created and appointed days, God created a rhythm of time and appointed seasons for worship. In the Old Testament, people observed seasons of fasting and feasting as occasions for festival worship of God. Jesus kept these festivals. For the Church in the New Testament, the festivals were transformed in meaning and purpose by Jesus’ life and teaching, his death and resurrection, and by the gift of the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and promised return give meaning to the seasons which order the annual rhythm of worship and guide the selection of lessons to be read and proclaimed in the life of the Church. (W-1.3013)

Through two millennia of Christian worship, a certain cycle of festivals and seasons has emerged and is now recognized and observed throughout the ecumenical church. Some of these events (Pentecost, Holy Week and Epiphany, e.g.) can be traced to the earliest centuries of Christian practice; others (Trinity Sunday and Christ the King, e.g.) developed later in the history of the church. The Directory for Worship provides a helpful outline of these festivals and seasons:

God’s work of redemption in Jesus Christ offers the Church a central pattern for ordering worship in relationship to significant occasions in the life of Jesus and of the people of God. (W-3.2002)

The liturgical colors in the Sanctuary always show the changing of the seasons in the Christian Year, but this year at Green Hill we will also indicate the changes with a “You Are Here” marker in the Narthex. So, the next time you enter the Sanctuary, take a moment to look at the bulletin board. You can see what is going on at Green Hill this week, this month, and where we are in the Christian Year.

A MESSAGE FROM TYLER W.

Christian Education – Green Hill Presbyterian Church

Greetings to you my brothers and sisters in Christ,

I am thankful for you and inspired by your faith daily, thank you. Our Christian Education theme this month is service to others.

As I considered service to others, 1 Peter 4:10 kept coming to mind, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” Peter is imploring early Christians to see whatever they have as a gift from God and to be good stewards of these gifts. We would be wise to follow this advice! Giving generously of the gifts we have been given, whether those gifts are spiritual or temporal, in service to others is practicing good stewardship.

Christ recognizes the importance of service in the gospel of Matthew (23:11) stating, “The greatest among you will be your servant.” Greatness in the eyes of God is not the same as greatness in the eyes of men. God cares not what car we drive but cares a great deal how we treat the poor and how we speak to one another. As we go about our lives, we must focus more on serving our fellow man and not on pleasing ourselves. We must focus on building a longer table not a higher wall. We must focus on loving one another and not on topics of division.

I challenge you to consider and write down some of the gifts God has given you this week and how you can use these gifts to serve your brothers and sisters in Christ. Please take some time this week to pay someone a compliment, to call someone stuck at home, to look for those in need and to give of your gifts. Peace be with you brothers and sisters. In honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I will leave you with this quote:

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’
-Martin Luther King Jr.

ONLINE SUNDAY SCHOOL AND WORSHIP SERVICE

We are still living with COVID and in this “new normal” Green Hill is continuing to hold our Sunday School classes online and also to broadcast our worship service online. The classes and the services and bulletins can be accessed by going to the church website (www.greenhillpc.com) and clicking “Online Worship Services” in the banner.

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Green Hill Good News, January 2021

*Online Edition: Church members, check your e-mail and/or a printed copy for the complete newsletter.

FROM THE PASTOR’S CORNER

Happy New Year!

New Year, 2021, is just around the corner, and I believe that you and I are ready for a new beginning—anxious to put 2020 and all of its woes in the rear view mirror!

However, we don’t want to spend any time licking our wounds and lamenting what is in the past, because our Lord is leading us forward towards new beginnings, new opportunities for sharing the Good News and the love that comes from God. So, “buckle your seat belts”, a new year of opportunity awaits! Immanuel—God is with us!

Amen!

David

PRAYER LIST NAMES

Please note that on the first Sunday in January, the church office will start off the New Year with a new prayer list. We are going to remove everyone and start fresh. If you know of someone who should remain on the list, or of someone who needs to be added to the list, please contact the church office. Thank you.

COMMUNION & ELDER INSTALLATION

We will break with tradition for our first Communion Service of the New Year. Instead of offering Communion on the first Sunday of the month, the first Communion of 2021 will be held on January 10. This Sunday we will also ordain and install our three new Elders. The first Session meeting of the year will be held that afternoon.

ELDERS & TRUSTEES

Our Elders for 2021 are: Denise A., Betty Jo B., Gloria W., Sandy G., Pat S., and Tyler W.

Our Trustees for 2021 are: Sandra D., Tommy P., and Charles W.

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

It’s almost Girl Scout Cookie Time! Kendall, Makayla, and Emma will start taking pre-orders for cookies on December 27. The cookies will arrive in Enterprise in mid-January. Although Makayla is living Florida she has stayed registered as a Girl Scout in Alabama. All three girls are working together to share sales, so an order placed with any one of them will benefit all three. Thank you to Green Hill for your continued support of our Girl Scouts!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This has been a crazy year, and we’ve almost made it through! “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) We don’t know what God’s plan is for 2021, but we will continue in our mission to faithfully serve God and to proclaim the Gospel.

ADVENT AND EPIPHANY

As you greet your friends and neighbors over the next couple of weeks, will you ask them if they HAD a nice Christmas, or will you ask them if they are HAVING a nice Christmas? It might seem like a silly question to ask, but one indicates that the holiday has passed for the year, and the other indicates that we are still in the middle of the Christmas season.

In December we celebrate Advent. For four Sundays we light the candles on the Advent wreath in anticipation of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. On Christmas Day the anticipation ends and we enter the season of Epiphany, which means divine manifestation.

The season of Epiphany is also known as the Twelve Days of Christmas. The season runs up to the Epiphany of the Lord on January 6. This is the day we celebrate the fact that God’s covenant of grace is extended to all who believe the good news of Christ Jesus.

As this year ends and a new one begins, be mindful of the season and enter the year with celebration. Praise God!

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Green Hill Good News, December 2020

Online Edition: Church members, check your e-mail and/or a printed copy for the complete newsletter.

FROM THE PASTOR’S CORNER

Pastor’s Corner – December, 2020: “Living in Hope!”

As I write this, Thanksgiving is next week. That means Advent will follow on Sunday!

Advent is a season of HOPE, and as we begin to close out 2020, hope is just what we want and need. Our old faithful prophet, Isaiah, begins the 1st Sunday of Advent with a prayer that God would hear the earnest petitions of his people a generation into bondage. And our Gospel focus in the new Christian year, Mark, begins, not with the genealogy of Jesus Christ, nor the familiar birth narrative, but with John the Baptist, evoking the prophet Malakai in calling the people to repentance.

The Christmas Season this year will be markedly different than in the past, due to COVID-19. We will probably need to put aside some of our special events. But the message of “peace on earth, goodwill among persons” and mindfulness of our walk as people of faith will nonetheless be our focus.

We are God’s children, heirs of the promise and called to be faithful—what greater gift could be give/receive?

David

PRAYER LIST NAMES

Please note that on the first Sunday in January, the church office will start off the New Year with a new prayer list. We are going to remove everyone and start fresh. If you know of someone who should remain on the list, or of someone who needs to be added to the list, please contact the church office. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING

The purple Christmas Joy Offering envelopes will be in the pew racks beginning on the first Sunday in Advent for anyone who feels called to make a contribution to this fund. Donations will be used to support
retired ministers and their families and for racial and ethnic religious programs at colleges.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

Information for the January Green Hill Good Newsletter needs to be submitted to the church office by Monday, December 21. 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!

STEWARDSHIP PLEDGE CARDS

If you have not already returned your 2020 pledge card to the church, please do so as soon as possible. Sandra needs this information to get an accurate estimate of next year’s offerings. This information is a very important part of planning the 2021 church budget.

WIREGRASS AREA FOOD BANK COLLECTION

This year, due to COVID, Tyler and Addie weren’t able to host the First Responders Pancake Breakfast like they had hoped, so instead they put their energies toward a special food collection in support of the Wiregrass Area Food Bank. Thanks to their efforts, we were able to collect a large amount of food to donate. When the volunteers from the Food Bank came to collect the food we were also able to present them with a check for $1000.00 that had been donated by church members.

GREENING OF THE CHURCH

On Sunday, November 22, everyone who is able to make it is invited to participate in the annual “Greening of the Church,” also known as the “Hanging of the Greens.” Immediately following the
morning worship service, we will pull the boxes out of the attic and decorate the church. This will include putting up the tree in the Sanctuary, setting up the Advent candles, hanging the wreaths, and more. Please join us in this annual tradition of preparing the church building for the Advent and Christmas Season.

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS

If you are going to place a poinsettia in the Sanctuary for the congregation to enjoy during the Christmas season, please let the church office know no later than Thursday, December 17. On the Sunday just prior to Christmas, the 20th, a list of all of the people being honored and/or remembered by poinsettias will be printed in the worship bulletin. Small slips for the information will be available in the pew racks beginning on the first Sunday of Advent.

ADVENT SEASON

On the first Sunday of Advent, we light the candle of Hope. This candle is also referred to as the Prophecy Candle. It reminds us that Jesus’ coming was prophesied hundreds of years before He was born. The candle’s purple color
represents Christ’s royalty as King of Kings.

On the second Sunday of Advent we light the candle of Peace. This candle is also referred to as the Bethlehem Candle. It reminds us that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. It too is purple, reminding us that it was a King who was born in a manger.

On the third Sunday of Advent, we light the candle of Joy. This candle is also referred to as the Shepherd’s Candle. We are reminded that God sent the angels to proclaim His arrival to common man and that He still uses ordinary people today to spread the good news of Christ. The candle is pink or rose to represent God’s faithfulness.

On the fourth Sunday of Advent, we light the candle of Love. This candle is also referred to as the Angel’s Candle. As we light this flame, we are reminded of the heavenly hosts that proclaimed Christ’s arrival. This candle is also purple, reminding us that it was a King’s birth the angels were announcing.

On Christmas Eve, we light the Christ candle. We remember the birth of our Lord and Savior, which was foretold by the prophets, happened in Bethlehem, was revealed to the shepherds, and proclaimed by the angels. All
month long we have been waiting and preparing. On this night we celebrate!

DECODING THE COLOR SCHEME

Within the life of the church, color has long been used to give a visual indicator of what is happening in the life of the church. Whether is it a marking of the rhythm and movement of the liturgical season, or the noting of a special celebration within the life of the church, the colors that we use in worship have deep meaning.  Purple is the color that is used during our seasons of preparation: Advent and Lent. During both of these seasons (the four Sundays before Christmas and the 40 Days before Easter, respectively), we are to dedicate ourselves for the preparation of our hearts and minds for welcoming Christ.  Purple is also the traditional color of royalty, and so some give nod to this as a reason why we use purple during these seasons.

OFFICE DEPOT & OFFICE MAX REWARDS

Are you planning on doing any shopping at Office Depot or Office Max? You could be earning rewards for Green Hill! When you get to the register, just give the cashier the church’s phone number (334-347-9530) and the church will receive points for your purchase. These points add up to coupons, gift cards, and discounts that go a long way to stretching our office supply budget. Thank you to everyone who helps out. The office staff really appreciates it!

ON A GREEN HILL FAR AWAY

Did you know that Green Hill has its very own poem? Twenty years ago, the very talented Ken Reed wrote a wonderful poem about Jesus, about Faith, and about our own Green Hill here in Enterprise.  A plaque containing the poem and a photo of the church is hanging in the Narthex for all to see. If you haven’t looked at it before, or if you haven’t looked at it in a while, please take a moment the next time you are at church. His beautiful words deserve to be read.  (In loving memory of Kenneth Reed, 4 Nov 1930 – 13 Sep 2019)

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Green Hill Good News Online* Edition for November 2020

*Online Edition: Church members, check your e-mail and/or a printed copy for the complete newsletter.

FROM THE PASTOR’S CORNER

November, 2020: “Thanks-Living!”

The pumpkins are all around, Halloween is just around the corner and we are headed for November!

As citizens of this great Nation, the most important task for each of us is to cast our vote on or by Tuesday, November 3rd. This year’s national election is one of the most important in our nation’s history. We have the option of going to the polling place on the day, or arranging for an absentee ballot and voting now—but Go! Do!

November will be different for us at Green Hill. Although we will have our Annual Stewardship Drive and Congregational Meeting to elect new Elders and Trustees, we will not be having either our Breakfast for First Responders or our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Both of these fall victim to Covid-19. We will, however, have one of our Sunday Services set aside to focus on our Presbyterian Home for Children, which we have faithfully supported over the years. And, under Tyler Worsley’s leadership, supporting our local Wiregrass Food Bank as it reaches out to feed our neighbors.

So, we are living thankfully, faithfully and lovingly, under God’s grace; and loving our neighbors as ourselves.

David

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

Information for the December newsletter should be turned in to the office no later than Thursday, November 19. The church office wants to have the newsletter ready for pickup at church on Sunday, November 22, the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

NOMINATING ELDERS AND TRUSTEES

All members of Green Hill are asked to attend our next scheduled Congregational Meeting on Sunday, November 29. At this meeting we will vote to elect new Elders to the Session as well vote on new Church Trustees. We are looking for any additional congregational members who want to volunteer to serve on the Nominating Committee to assist the chair, Ruth Oliver, and Elder David Carter in finding Elders and Trustees to serve.

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY

The church’s annual Stewardship Sunday has been scheduled for Sunday, November 15. On that day, during the morning worship service, we will hold a special collection of pledge cards. These pledges help the church plan the budget for the coming year. Pledge cards can also be returned directly to the church office. Blank pledge cards have been mailed out to all church members.

NOTE: Some of the cards had a misprint indicating that they should be returned in 2019. These are the correct pledge cards. 🙂

CHRISTMAS FAIR & MARKET

On Saturday, November 14, from 10am to 3pm, our local homeschool students will hold a Christmas Fair and Market in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to come and shop. For the students, this event isn’t about making money. This “entrepreneur fair” is an educational experience that will help them learn about running their own businesses. They have been working on their inventories of homemade Christmas crafts and they are looking forward to pitching sales to potential customers. Please come and be a part of local homeschool education.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN

Coffee County Human Resources has requested help in giving foster children in Coffee County a memorable Christmas. They need sponsors and monetary donations. If you wish to be a sponsor of a child, contact Madison Hale at 334-348-2044 or MadisonHale(at)dhr.ablabama.gov by Oct 28. Contact forms are posted on Mission board in Fellowship Hall. During first week in November the Christmas Wish Lists for the children will be sent to you for distribution. WE ASK THAT ALL GIFTS BE DELIVERED TO DHR BY DECEMBER 11.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF BRIAN NORTH

Services were held last month at Highpointe Church for Brian North, son of our pianist, Sandy Griffin.

Brian was born August 19, 1968 in Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his father, A.W. North. Brian was a huge family man who loved Christ, his wife and son, who were the center of his life. He enjoyed traveling adventures and flying.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Kelly North of Enterprise, AL; son, Caleb North of Enterprise, AL; mother, Sandra Griffin of Enterprise, AL; sister, Alyson Bradford (Terry) of Baltimore, MD; brother, Marc North of Silver Springs, MD; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Timothy and Glenna Nicely of TN.

In lieu of flowers Brian’s request was for everyone to spend time and have an adventure with someone they love.

WIREGRASS AREA FOOD BANK

Green Hill Presbyterian is conducting a food drive for greater for the Wiregrass Area Food Bank in order to honor God by providing for those in need. Food is great but we will also take monetary donations to be held by the church. For every $1 raised the food bank can buy 9 meals because they get such a good deal on food. If you would like to contribute to this Food Drive, please bring your contributions to the church no later than Monday, November 16. Food donations can be left on the table in the Fellowship Hall. Financial donations can be dropped off in the offering plate on Sunday or in the church office with a note indicating that they should be used for the Food Bank.

GOLD GARDEN PROJECT

We are thrilled to announce that at the end of September Kendall DeTora’s proposal for her Gold Award Project, which includes transforming the rocky circle on the church lawn into a beautiful pollinator garden, was been approved! We are also thrilled to announce that a grant has been given to the church by the Skelton Foundation for the purpose of planting the garden. The new garden will be the centerpiece of Kendall’s project, which is an education program about the importance of planting pollinator gardens.

SCOUTS BSA & GIRL SCOUT RECRUITMENT TIME

During the month of October you probably saw a lot of recruitment advertisements around town from the Scouts BSA (aka Boy Scouts of America) and the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. This is the time of year when these two organizations look to add new youth to their ranks. Green Hill is proud to support both programs.

Our church is the chartering organization for:
• BSA Boy Troop 150
• BSA Girl Troop 150
• BSA Venture Crew 150
• BSA Cub Pack 150

Our church also serves as a meeting location for:
• Girl Scout Troop #9095
• Girl Scout Troop #9114
• Girl Scout Troop #9836
• Girl Scout Service Unit #923 Leaders

Anyone with questions about the local scouting programs can contact Sandra DeTora at the church office. Sandra is the Chartering Organization Representative for BSA 150 and member of Service Unit GSUSA #923.

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