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Green Hill Good News Online* Edition for May 2021

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FROM THE PASTOR’S CORNER

Two special days propagate the merry month of May! Mother’s Day (9th) and Pentecost Sunday (23rd)

Mother’s Day honors the person who gave birth—and a whole lot more—to us over both our early years and later. Pentecost Sunday honors what we consider to be the birthday of the Christian Church and ushers into our Lectionary Calendar all of the Sundays until our Calendar turns over a new Christian Year beginning with the first Sunday in Advent.

Of interest to Green Hill members will be the establishment of our Pollinator Garden.

Come and join with us as we move from Springtime into early summer together!

David

SKELTON FOUNDATION DONATES TO ENTERPRISE PD

On behalf of the Edwin L. and Elizabeth L. Skelton Foundation, the Enterprise Police Department was recently awarded a grant from Charles and Gloria Webb and Don Pittman, representatives of the private foundation that was established in memory of the late couple.

Charles Webb said longtime Enterprise residents would remember Skelton as the first manager of the J.C. Penney in Enterprise and added that the civic-minded Skeltons would be happy to show support for the Enterprise Police Department by awarding the grant to be used to fill a need that would serve law enforcement and the community.

Mayor William E. Cooper and Police Chief Michael Moore thanked the Foundation, and Moore said the funds would be used for a worthy cause.

Article originally published in the Southeast Sun, April 15 

CONGRATULATIONS TO BSA SCOUT ABBY

Congratulations to BSA Scout Abby H. who has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. She was officially recognized for her accomplishment at a Court of Honor on April 17. Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be earned by youth members of the Scouts BSA program. The Scouts BSA program is run by the Boy Scouts of America.

Abby is a member of Troop 150G, an all-female troop chartered by Green Hill Presbyterian Church. Other Boy Scouts of America units chartered by Green Hill include BSA Troop 150B (all male), Venture Crew 150, and Cub Pack 150.

Boy Scouts of America first admitted female youth to its Scouts BSA program in 2019, exactly 50 years after it first admitted female youth to its Explorer program. Female youth can now participate in all programs run by the Boy Scouts of America and are eligible to earn the same awards.

POLLINATOR GARDEN PROGRESS

Kendall D. is hard at work on the requirements she has to complete to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award that can be earned by a Girl Scout. To satisfy one of those requirements, she is planting a pollinator garden at the church. The ground-breaking will literally begin on the pollinator garden on April 25. The rocks will be moved, the landscaping fabric will be ripped up, and the soil will be broken up to prepare it to receive plants. A beautiful Vitex Tree, also known as a Butterfly Tree, will be planted. We are looking forward to seeing this area transformed in the coming weeks.

OLD GREEN HILL SIGN PROJECT

The old Green Hill sign, the one that was replaced by our digital sign many years ago, has been rescued and will be given new life. As part of his Eagle Scout project, BSA Scout Donovan A. is going to install the sign at the SOS Animal Shelter in Enterprise. This sign is going to be a huge help to the shelter, making it easier for them to advertise their current needs. Donovan and his team have been cleaning and repairing the sign. Soon they will paint it and transport it down to the shelter where it will be bolted down to a new concrete pad they have poured. Donovan, who is a member of BSA Troop 150 and Venture Crew 150, has nearly completed all of the requirements for earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

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