Green Hill Good News Online Edition for September 2017
JUST FOR FUN:
During an ecumenical gathering, someone rushed in shouting, “The building is on fire!”
• The Methodists at once gathered in a corner and prayed.
• The Baptists cried, “Everybody into the water.”
• The Catholics passed a collection plate to cover the damages.
• The Congregationalists shouted, “Every man for himself!”
• The Episcopalians formed a procession and marched out in good order.
• The Lutherans posted a notice on the door declaring fire was evil, because it was the natural abode of the devil.
• The Presbyterians appointed chairperson, who was to appoint a committee to look into the matter and make a written report to the next session.
Excerpt from Holy Humor by Cal & Rose Samra
SPECIAL EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER
Wiregrass Choirs United Festival
September 2 @ 9:00am
First Presbyterian Church
The Enterprise Music Club, First Presbyterian Church, and the Masterworks Choir invite individuals and choirs to join the Wiregrass Choirs United Festival. Dr. Diane Orlofsky, guest conductor.
Emergency Disaster Preparedness Fair
September 9 @ 10:00am – 2:00pm
Enterprise Civic Center
Vendors will be selling emergency products and offering educational seminars, demonstrations, and exhibits related to disaster preparedness.
Global Week of Student Prayer See You at the Pole
September 24 to September 30 September 27
For the over 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act—prayer. SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation. On the morning of September 27, students all around the world will meet in front of their schools to pray. Everyone can support these students by praying for them during the Global Week of Student Prayer.
HURRICANE HARVEY, PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is in touch with presbyteries affected areas of Texas to offer assistance. We are standing by with resources and National Response Team members ready to deploy upon invitation and when it is safe to do so.
For those who wish to support PDA’s emergency response and recovery efforts, gifts can be designated to DR000169-Harvey. We need your help. Please give generously.
If you prefer to mail a check, you may send it to:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
PO Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700
You may also call us Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), at 1-800-872-3283 and donate by phone. For updates, please go to pda.pcusa.org.
Please join us in praying for courage for those who are suffering; wisdom and diligence among agencies and individuals assessing damage and directing relief efforts; and for generosity to flow as powerfully as rivers and streams, as we respond to the deep human needs left in the wake of the storm.
Rev. Dr. Laurie Ann Kraus
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance