Church Newsletter

Green Hill Good News Online* Edition for September 2018

*Check your e-mail and/or a printed copy for the complete newsletter.



The wisdom of Charles Schultz, Peanuts cartoonist:

“The smile on my face doesn’t mean my life is perfect. It means I appreciate what I have and what I have been blessed with. I choose to be happy.”

“I love the kind of hugs where you can physically feel the sadness leave your body.”

“Worrying can’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good.”

“The less you respond to rude, critical argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become.”


Copies of the Our Daily Bread booklets for September/October/November are available to be picked up on the table in the Narthex. Pick one up for yourself and also pick one up to give to a friend. These booklets can be great conversation starters.


The Women’s Fall Gathering on September 15, 2018 at 1st Presbyterian Church in Foley Al is approaching soon. We are invited to come learn about many Mission organizations and projects here in our Presbytery, in our country and around the world. All in a fun and interesting format.

The mission Groups we are scheduled to attend are: Mission Haven, Presbyterian Home for Children, Guatemala Presbytery Partnership, Living Waters for the World, Mckemmie Place Women’s Shelter, Libros Para Ninos, First Foley Prayer Shawl Ministry, and First Andalusia Love Thy Neighbor.

The early registration deadline is September 1 which includes lunch and if postmarked after September 1 it is $17.00. Please let Gloria Webb, Betty Bierbaum, or Nancy Smith know if you can go. Really looking forward to this time together.


On Wednesday, August 29, Ron and April Seery will give a presentation on their recent trip to see the Ark Encounter, in Kentucky. The Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high.


Congratulations to the Green Hill Girl Scouts: Kendall, Makayla, and Emma. They are hard at work finishing up their Silver Award project, building Whisper Phones for local Kindergarten and Special Needs students. They have until September 30 to get everything done and to turn their application into the Girl Scout Council. The name of their project is “Whisper to Success.” By building these phones in bulk they have discovered they can cut the cost down to about $1 per phone. To learn more about their project you can visit the website they have created: Part of their project is sharing with others how easy it is to make these useful reading tools in the hopes that more teachers and parents will use whisper phones with their children.


Submissions to the October edition of the church newsletter need to be turned in to the church office no later than noon on Monday, September 24. The deadline is usually set so that the newsletter can be printed prior to the last Sunday (and hopefully the last Wednesday) in the month. Any news that arrives after that date will have to be held until the next month.

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