Green Hill Good News

Green Hill Good News, Online Edition, January 2019

Due to the timing of Christmas and the New Year, the January 2019 calendar is coming to you a bit early this month.  Church members, check your email and/or your printed copy for the complete version of the newsletter.

Cleopatra, Galileo, Shakespeare, Elvis, Pelé. They are all so well known that they need only one name to be recognized. They have remained prominent in history because of who they were and what they did. But there is another name that stands far above these or any other name!

Before the Son of God was born into this world, the angel told Mary and Joseph to name Him Jesus because “he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21), and “he… will be called the Son of the Most High” (Luke 1:32). Jesus didn’t come as a celebrity but as a servant who humbled Himself and died on the cross so that anyone who receives Him can be forgiven and freed from the power of sin.

The apostle Paul wrote, “God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9–11).

In our times of greatest joy and our deepest need, the name we cling to is Jesus. He will never leave us, and His love will not fail.

–David C. McCasland

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.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

Information for the February Green Hill Good Newsletter needs to be submitted to the church office by Monday, January 22. 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!

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING, JANUARY 6, 2019

A congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, January 6, immediately following the morning worship service. The purpose of the meeting will be to elect two new Trustees and two new Elders. The Annual Nominating Committee will present its recommendations to the congregation. All members are asked to attend.

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Green Hill Good News, December 2018

Green Hill Good News Online* Edition for December 2018

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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!

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 are in the pew racks 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 18. 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!

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 15 at Noon. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.

One ceremony will be held at Meadowlawn Cemetery, in Enterprise. If you would like to contribute to the purchase of a wreath that will be placed on the grave of a service member, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org and be sure to specify Meadowlawn Memorial Park. This location is currently at only 1% of its goal, so we have a long way to go.

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS

If you are going place a poinsettia in the Sanctuary for Christmas, Monday, December 17, is the last day to let the church office know. Please fill out one of the slips from the pew racks and drop it in the offering plate or in the basket on the office door. The names of everyone being honored/remembered will be printed in the Christmas Eve bulletin.

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Green Hill Good News, November 2018

Green Hill Good News Online* Edition for November 2018

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The Thanksgiving we celebrate today is a combination of two very different New England traditions: the purely religious day of thankful prayer and the harvest feast. The harvest feast is still with us and so, in subtler ways, is the religious spirit.

The Sabbath, days of fasting and days of thanksgiving were the only religious holy days celebrated by the Pilgrims. A religious day of thanksgiving would be called only after the community had benefited from a single significant act of Divine Providence. The event we know as the “First Thanksgiving” was a secular harvest feast and not, as far as we know, an official religious day of thanksgiving. (NOTE: This does NOT mean that the Pilgrims did not give thanks to God; the Pilgrims were a deeply religious people and every activity in which they engaged was influenced by their deep reverence for Scripture.)

As a deeply religious people, the Pilgrims undoubtedly prayed at the 1621 harvest feast. Their prayers were spontaneous, however, and the exact words not known. A typical prayer might be:

O Lord our God and heavenly Father, which of Thy unspeakable mercy towards us, hast provided meat and drink for the nourishment of our weak bodies. Grant us peace to use them reverently, as from Thy hands, with thankful hearts: let Thy blessing rest upon these Thy good creatures, to our comfort and sustentation: and grant we humbly beseech Thee, good Lord, that as we do hunger and thirst for this food of our bodies, so our souls may earnestly long after the food of eternal life, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.

George Webb, “Short direction for the daily exercise of the Christian,” London 1625. Courtesy of Plimoth Plantation

A POEM BY WILLIAM BRADFORD

From my years young in days of youth,
God did make known to me his truth,
And called me from my native place,
For to enjoy the means of grace.
In wilderness he did me guide,
And in strange lands for me provide.
In fears and wants, through weal and woe,
A pilgrim, passed I to and fro.

-William Bradford

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS

Don’t forget to change your clocks before you go to bed on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, at 2:00am, 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.

THANKSGIVING DINNER

Reservation slips for this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner 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.

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY

The church’s annual Stewardship Sunday is fast approaching. At this time, we ask each member, each family, and all our regular worshipers, 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 18, 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

GREENING OF THE CHURCH

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.” 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. The “greening” will occur during the last week of November. The exact date and time will be announced in the Sunday bulletin.

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Green Hill Good News, October 2018

Green Hill Good News Online* Edition for October 2018

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There is an old European story about a traveler who came upon a barn where the devil had stored seeds which he planned to sow in the hearts of people. There were bags of seeds variously marked “Hatred,” “Fear,” “Doubt,” “Despair,” “Un-forgiveness,” “Pride,” “Greed,” etc.

The devil appeared and struck up a conversation with the traveler. He gleefully told the traveler how easy the seeds he sowed sprouted in the hearts of men and women.

“Are there any hearts in which these seeds will not sprout?” the traveler asked.

A melancholy look appeared on the devil’s face. “These seeds will not sprout in the heart of a thankful and joyful person,” he confessed.

excerpt from the best of The Joyful Noiseletter
by Cal & Rose Samra


OCTOBER SERMONS & SCRIPTURE READINGS

OCTOBER 7: “Simplest is Bestest”
Job 1:1, 2:1-10 & Mark 10:2-16

OCTOBER 14: “We Are Him”
Job 23:1-9 & Mark 10:17-31

OCTOBER 21: “It’s Hard to Be Humble
When You’re as Good as I Am”
Job: 38:1-7, 34-41 & Mark 10:34-45

OCTOBER 28: “Me, You, Us, Them!”
Job 42:1-6, 10-17 & Mark 10:46-52


UPCOMING SPECIAL SUNDAYS

Sunday, September 30 – Healing & Worship Service

Sunday, October 7 – Communion & Worship Service


UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Girls Night Out for Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 13, 4pm to 9pm

Join us for Girls Night Out to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness, Saturday October 13th, 4-9 pm, in Downtown Enterprise. Event will feature 21 GNO participating retailers, market vendors, FREE Swag Bag, live DJ, free refreshments, and MORE! Advanced Tickets are just $10 until October 7th and are available at Pink Ribbon Retailers downtown.

2018 Boll Weevil Fall Festival

Saturday, October 27, 9am to 3pm

The Boll Weevil Fall Festival will be held on October 27, 2018. There will be arts and crafts vendors, Halloween costume contest for children, entertainment and more. Free admission.


GIRL SCOUT SILVER AWARD

It is official! Kendall, Makayla, and Emma, are Silver Award Girl Scouts! With their Silver Award Project, called Whisper to Success, they have earned the second-highest award available in Girl Scouting. Way to go Girl Scouts!

As part of earning the Girl Scout Silver Award they built nearly 600 whisper phones and distributed them to the Kindergarten students at the Enterprise Early Education Center. Whisper phones are simple reading tools made out of PVC pipe. Each girl put in over 50 hours of work building the phones and spreading the word about the benefits of using whisper phones to help young children become more confident readers.

To learn more about their project, please visit their website: https://whispertosuccess.wordpress.com/

Thank you to everyone who has supported the girls in their project, especially the Skelton Foundation who made it possible to build a phone for every Kindergartener in town.

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Green Hill Good News Online Edition for August 2018

Green Hill Youth @ WinShape 2018


Fuad Could Not

I knew Fuad in 1992.  He slept rough.  That’s how the British describe someone who sleeps outside on the street or under a bridge.  He was an immigrant from Bangladesh.  He had long hair and a long beard and wore multiple layers of filthy clothing even in the summer.  Fuad always smelled.  Fuad hardly talked to anyone at St Botolph’s.  In all the time that I knew him, we only had two or three brief conversations.  He occasionally came in for a meal; on rare occasion for a shower.  But the oddest, most frightening thing about Fuad was that he smoked plastic bags.  Large, black, plastic bags.  He would “nick”, (British word for steal) he would nick them from the kitchen in the basement of the church.  He’d take one or two at a time.  Nobody tried to stop him because he usually had a look in his eyes like he might kill you if you did.  He’d take the plastic bag outside and roll it up into a cigar.  Then he’d light it and smoke it.

I’m not sure how long he had been doing this when I met him.  However, after a few months, the church received a large check, payable to Fuad, from Social Security.  (Well over 2000 pounds!)  It was Fuad’s “benefit”, that is; his back payment from the dole, or rather, welfare.  The Senior Pastor called me in when the check arrived and told me that Fuad’s ship had come in, and, (further) told me to go out and buy Fuad some cigars.  “Havanas”, to be precise.  Our belief was that he would change, that now that he had money, he would switch from plastic bags to something somewhat less toxic.

That same night Fuad came in for a meal.  I told him about the check, and further, that I had bought him a box of cigars.  He asked me why I did that.  I told him that now that he had money, he could stop smoking plastic bags and start smoking cigars.  He looked me in the eye, a long, hard look, and simply said that he’d stick to plastic bags.  And he did.  Fuad could not change.  About six months later, he died from the plastic bags, with more than 2000 pounds in the bank, less the amount I spent on the cigars.  He died, because he could not change.  (Twenty-six years later, I suspect that box of cigars is still somewhere in that church.  Still unopened.)

Fuad was not a Christian.  He didn’t like to hear about Jesus.  Jesus calls us all to change.  To change as individuals.  To change as a church.  To stop doing what we should not be doing.  To start doing what we should.  To rely on Him to help us; to show us the way.  His way!  He’ll even tell us what needs to be changed.  But we need to take Brother James’ advice when it comes to change.  To be hearers AND doers.  Fuad heard but didn’t do.  It killed him.

Pastor Tim

 

CHURCH CALENDAR

Do you have a meeting happening at the church? Don’t forget to let the church office know! We like to keep the main calendar as up-to-date as possible, and we like to know what events are coming up so we can make announcements in the bulletin and/or the newsletter. Thank you for keeping the office informed.

 

AFTER-SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY

School is starting up soon and so will after-school Bible Study – September 10th to be exact.  This year we will be offering 5 classes –

3 on Mondays:

“Boy, Have I Got Problems!” (a study on James)

“God Has Big Plans for You, Esther”

“How to Study Your Bible for Kids”

and 2 on Tuesdays:

“Cracking the Covenant Code”

“God, What’s Your Name?”

The James class on Monday is for 1st-3rd graders, the Esther class is for girls in grades 4th-8th, the How to Study the Bible is for boys in 4th-8th grades and the Tuesday classes are for 4th-8th graders.

These studies start at 3pm with snack time.  At 3:30pm the classes begin and at 5pm the classes finish up and the parents pick up the kids.

We have a great lineup of teachers who will be attending Leadership training on August 10th 6:30-8:30pm, August 11th 8:30am-2:30pm, August 17th 6:30-8:30pm, and August 18th 8:30am-2:30pm with Nancy Jankoski leading us in the Inductive Bible study called “Rising to the Call of Leadership” by Kay Arthur and David & BJ Lawson.  We still need lots of helpers, though.  If this sounds like a ministry where you’d to help, just let April Seery know.

Registration for After-School Bible Study will take place August 21st from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Fellowship Hall.  Parents who want to sign up their kids for any of these classes must attend this meeting.

 

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 485 children participated in camp this year! This year’s theme was “The Shepherd” and the main Bible verse was Psalm 23:1, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.”  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!

 

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY

The Wednesday morning Bible Study is open to all members of the church. Everyone is welcome to join us at 8:00am in the Fellowship Hall as we study God’s Word. Bring your Bible, and feel free to bring your breakfast with you. This mid-week lesson is the perfect way to start off your morning.

 

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

Information for the September Green Hill Good Newsletter needs to be submitted to the church office by Monday, August 20. 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!

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SUCCESS!

Thank you to everyone who helped out with this year’s Vacation Bible School.  We had an amazing time learning about the Gospel through the songs of the Go Fish Guys.  This year we changed things up a bit and invited the older children, our teens, to serve in leadership roles.  It was such a joy to see our young Christian leaders work on the skills they will need to do God’s work in the future.

 

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 6.  Our children are already getting their class schedules and lockers.  Please pray for our children, their parents, and their teachers.

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Green Hill Good News June/July 2018

Register Today for VBS! June 25 to June 29, 2018  Just click on the link at the top of the page.


Signs

When the sign man died, I presided at his funeral. For many years Bob Sr. made signs as a profession, and Bob Jr. inherited the business when Bob Sr. retired. Bob Jr. asked that we play the song “Signs”* at his father’s funeral. The Methodist minister wouldn’t allow it. And despite the fact that we lived amongst cowboys, he wouldn’t allow “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”** either. That was at somebody else’s funeral. I allowed both.

I believe in signs. I believe that God sends them to me. O He does plenty of talking, but sometimes He leaves a big fat sign for me, and expects me to work out the meaning. I don’t know why He does this. I don’t know why He saved a wretch*** like me either. God just does things. It’s His way.

The Lost Medication

I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1997. For many years I exclusively took oral medication, but for five years now I have used insulin to treat this disease. I was recently the guest of the Foreign Missions Club in Highbury, (London) England. Shortly after my long trip and my arrival, I was given room number 304 at the club, and I immediately took a nap. When I woke up from that nap I decided to go out and get something to eat. (Insulin is injected before every meal.) I had brought five insulin pens with me. No need to refrigerate the pens. It makes it convenient when you travel. So I unzipped my backpack and looked for the pens. Not there! I dumped out the backpack. Not there! I looked through all of the rest of my stuff. Not there! Then, in disbelief, I repeated the entire search. Not any-where! Then I remembered that I had taken them out at the airport after I arrived. I had bought a sandwich and took the insulin just prior to eating. I concluded that I had left the insulin on the seat next to mine when I ate that sandwich. This presented a big problem! There were a few remedies, but still, a big problem! I could go to National Health and get a prescription. I have a National Health number from the days when I worked in London. Then I could go to a pharmacy and get the prescription filled. This might take several hours, or maybe more than a day. I haven’t been seen at National Health since 1992. In the meantime, I would either have to fast or become a vegetarian. Neither of those alternatives seemed very appealing. On the other hand, I thought I might call my physician in Enterprise, and hopefully, he could call a pharmacy in London and replace the medication. I wasn’t sure that would even be possible, but when you are looking at becoming a vegetarian, you get desperate. The last alternative would be to combine a fast with being a vegetarian for the duration of my trip. (As comical as all this may sound, losing your medicine in a foreign country poses a BIG problem.) At that point, I thought I’d go out and get a salad and find a pharmacy, just in case I decided on either the National Health or the Enterprise physician alternatives. So I got dressed and went out the door of room number 304.

And there on the floor, across the hall, was the medication!

Dumbfounded, I picked up the box full of pen needles and went back into my room. After a lot of thought I came to realize that an angel had delivered that medicine from the airport. How else could it have gotten there? It couldn’t have fallen out of my backpack. It was zipped shut!

The Sign of the Lost Insulin

After much thought and prayer, I have come to conclude that God was sending me a sign; one with two messages. Both involve change. The first message is that I need to lose a considerable amount of weight, to allow Him and Him alone to help me with this, so that I can reduce or illuminate the amount of medication that I need to take. The second message is that I am an even bigger hypocrite than I ever suspected, because I preach a Gospel of change and refuse to change, (in terms of my health) myself. (What else would you expect from a wretch?) This is made even more obvious in light of the fact that I have outlined for the session five pages worth of change that I believe needs to be accomplished around here, and yet – have not changed in this significant way myself.

God Help Me

God help me as I respond to His sign. God help me. Amen.

Footnotes
* 1971 – Five Man Electrical Band
** 1979 – Willie Nelson
*** “Amazing Grace” John Newton (1725-1807)

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY

The Wednesday morning Bible Study is open to all members of the church. Everyone is welcome to join us at 8:00am in the Fellowship Hall as we study God’s Word. Bring your Bible, and feel free to bring your breakfast with you. This mid-week lesson is the perfect way to start off your morning.

EMPTY PAPER TOWEL TUBES

Please save your empty paper towel tubes. We need them for one of our Vacation Bible School crafts at the end of June. We need one for each child, so please start collecting now. Your empty tubes can be dropped off with Sandi in the office.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS

Vacation Bible School registration is under way, and we are looking for volunteers! We have a lot of our slots filled, but we are looking for a few more people. Do you feel called to teach the music, or maybe to be a group leader? We will provide all of the materials, we just need you! There is a sign up board in the Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please see Scott, Pat, or Sandi. Thank you to Sandy, Evelyn, Linda, Jerry, Pat, Nancy, Sandi, and Scott for signing up to help.

WIREGRASS EMERGENCY PREGNANCY SERVICES ANNUAL BABY BOTTLE EVENT

Please join us in celebrating and supporting mothers in our community with the Wiregrass Emergency Pregnancy Service (WEPS) annual Baby Bottle Fund-raiser. The process is simple: Just pick up a bottle at the church, keep it at home over the next month to fill with your loose change, and then bring it back to the church on Father’s Day. Your support will help provide free testing, guidance, education, and material support for the mothers who are most in need.

223rd GENERAL ASSEMBLY (2018)

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meets biennially in even-numbered years. It consists of commissioners elected by each of its 173 presbyteries. The GA is full of activities: business sessions, committee meetings, an exhibit hall, daily worship services, and mission tours sponsored by the Committee on Local Arrangements. The assembly acts on hundreds of items of business, which it receives through the reports and recommendations of various assembly entities, and through overtures from synods and presbyteries. The 223rd General Assembly (2018) will be held in St. Louis, Missouri – June 16 – 23.

GIRL SCOUT SILVER AWARD UPDATE

Kendall, Makayla, and Emma have been hard at work on their Silver Award Project. These young ladies are hoping to earn the second highest award in Girl Scouting, the Silver Award. Their focus is on providing support for early readers here in Enterprise. Specifically, they are building “whisper phones” for kindergarten and special needs children and designing a website to help parents of young readers with important reading skills. The girls should complete their project at the end of the summer, just in time for the start of the new school year.

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Green Hill Good News, May 2018

Green Hill Good News Online Edition for May 2018

The newest member of Green Hill.

Thank God for Mother’s Love

There is no love, like a mother’s love,
no stronger bond on earth…
like the precious bond that comes from God,
to a mother, when she gives birth.

A mother’s love is forever strong,
never changing for all time…
and when her children need her most,
a mother’s love will shine.

God bless these special mothers,
God bless them every one…
for all the tears and heartache,
and for the special work they’ve done.

When her days on earth are over,
a mother’s love lives on…
through many generations,
with God’s blessings on each one.

Be thankful for our mothers,
for they love with a higher love…
from the power God has given,
and the strength from up above.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

Information for the June/July Green Hill Good Newsletter needs to be submitted to the church office no later than Monday, May 21. You can contact the office by email or by phone, or you can drop your news off in the basket on the door. We will not print a separate newsletter in July, so be sure to get us ALL of your summer news for this edition of the newsletter. Many thanks to those who contribute!

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Are you interested in helping out with this year’s Vacation Bible School? We will hold VBS the last week of June, the 25th to the 29th. We need volunteers to help with sign-up as the children come in, a teacher for the Bible lessons, a crafty person to help with projects, an active person to teach songs/choreography, someone to serve snacks, and more. Do any of these people sound like you? Keep an eye out for the sign up list.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, MAY 3

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. This year the National Day of Prayer falls on Thursday, May 3. The City of Enterprise will host an event on the steps of City Hall, beginning at Noon. Everyone is invited to attend.

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 May 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 little ticket just keeps on working because the money for all of the tickets sold at Green Hill goes to the Green Hill PW. The Belk Charity Day Sale is a major contributor to the mission budget of the Presbyterian Women ministry.

2018 WOMEN’S BIRTHDAY OFFERING

We are given many different opportunities for giving and sharing. Among those giving opportunities is one that’s right at hand. It is our 2018 “Welcome to This Place” – Birthday Offering. In the place of our birthday lunch this year we are asking you to use the yellow envelopes placed in the pews or simply notate on your check the amount you wish to give to this offering.

This offering is received in the spring and this year the three mission projects are:

• Cottage Village, a Tiny–house Community for Low-income rural Residents in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
• Village of Grace Center for Physical and Spiritual Health in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. It will offer international hospitality for retreats, workshops and mission teams from the Presbyterian Church, Solar under the Sun and Living Waters for the World Synods.
• Dwelling Place in Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota. It will purchase land where they will construct a multi-use building with spaces suitable for large and small group programming, one on one case management, safe living space and staff offices to serve women and children seeking-safety from violent partners.

We ask that you give as you have been blessed and as led by the Holy Spirit.

BABY BOTTLE FUNDRAISER

Please join us in celebrating and supporting mothers in our community with the Wiregrass Emergency Pregnancy Service (WEPS) annual Baby Bottle Fund-raiser. The process is simple: Just pick up a bottle at the church on Mother’s Day, keep it at home over the next month to fill with your loose change, and then bring it back to the church on Father’s Day. Your support will help provide free testing, guidance, education, and material support for the mothers who are most in need.

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