and Event Details
Things Are Happening at Greenville Church!
THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT GREENVILLE CHURCH! Research shows most people
who start attending a church do so because a friend has personally
invited them. Do you
have someone to invite? It’s easy. Just pick up one of our
new church postcards from the
back of the sanctuary or church office to share! Hand one personally
to a friend or
neighbor, or mail one out. The postcards offer a friendly amount
of information about our
great congregation. Newcomers are always welcome at Greenville Church--a
are invited to sponsor Sunday flowers that are placed under the
cross in the sanctuary each Sunday. The sign-up schedule for 2013
is now open and posted in the narthex. The price is $35.00.
church cemetery is located on Central Park Avenue and includes
over 500 graves, some of which date back to the 1840’s. The
cemetery does not have an endowment for upkeep and has been in decline
for several years. Last year, a project was begun by one of our
members to update the burial records, clarifying who is buried where,
and determining which plots are unused. Next, volunteers are needed
to trim trees, re-set stone markers and more.
cemetery committee has been established to manage our church
cemetery. Do you love history? Are you curious about genealogical
research? Do you like to work outside? Speak to Pastor Edward for
and the Feed One Program
for most of us in the United States, is not a familiar feeling.
Globally, however, it is not only a challenge but also a reality
of life. Each day, approximately 18,000 children die from hunger-related
problems. An estimated 925 million people in the world are hungry
today. Feed One is our denomination’s program to get involved,
to provide help for those who most need it – children. By
providing food and resources, the Reformed Church in America is
engaged in supporting and feeding those living with the reality
of hunger. For only $53 you can feed one child for four months.
For just $80 you can feed one child for six months. And it takes
just $159 to feed one child for an entire year. Please consider
a gift for Feed One. Write your check to Greenville Church and all
contributions will be given entirely to Feed One.in.
Needed for Coachman Family Services
do more! Last Christmas we provided Payless Shoe gift cards
(each worth $25) for 178 children and youth in need at the Coachman
Family Services. Next we will visit on a weekday after school to
make crafts with some of the children. Volunteers of all ages are
welcome to participate. Let's make winter a little brighter for
everyone! Contact Pastor Edward for more information.
21 is Earth Sunday: During the worship service we will
celebrate God's creation and consider how to be excellent caretakers
of our glorious home on earth.
Hike for our Churches
will be another Hike for our Churches on Saturday, May
4th, as a fund raiser for Greenville Community Church organized
by Gil Erskine. Hkers from our church (please consider being one!)
contribute $80 and join a group that walks a 10 mile route along
the Bronx River Parkway. Non-hikers are invited to make contributions
in support of the hikers. All funds raised by our hikers remain
within our chuch in support of our general fund.
to the Annual Progressive Dinner on Saturday, May 4, 2013!
It is a great time of fellowship and a church event that everyone
looks forward to. The church will really become your church as the
people who are just a smile and a greeting on Sunday morning become
real human beings with whom friendships form. Tickets are $20. Please
call or email the church office to sign up.
Hour: 6:00 - 7:15 pm
7:30 - 9:00 pm
May 11: Afternoon at Croton Gorge Park
spend an afternoon together at a lovely park for hiking and hanging
out to eat and play games. There is something for everyone. For
more information, talk to Pastor Edward.
May 19: The Scarsdale-Hartsdale Women’s Interfaith Council's
Scarsdale-Hartsdale Women’s Interfaith Council presents its
83rd Annual Spring Luncheon on Thursday, May 23, beginning at 11:30
a.m. at Synagogue Shaarei Tikvah, 45 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale.
Tamera Schreur will speak on “Compassion’s Twin Daughters:
Joy and Fatigue.” All are welcome to attend. Tickets are $15
and available through Joanne at 914-668-4489.
Claryville Garden Project
Claryville Garden Project is coing up on June 1 - 2. Eat your energy
food and build up your strength for a day of digging and planting!
It will be fun and fills a vital need of providing fresh food for
dozens of families n the Claryville area. Talk to Pastor Edward
if you would like to participate.
Tag Sale Is Set for Saturday, June 8, at the Greenville Church
the time to clean out your garage and basement in order to find
items to donate! Thank you in advance for your contributions. Small
appliances, dishes, jewelry, clothes, sporting good and more are
welcome. It is also a good time to consider how you can participate.
Would you like to be a cashier? Can you bake a layer cake for the
dessert table? Contact the church office for more information.
Prayer Chain is being updated with an email list in addition
to the previous telephone list. Please contact the church office
if you would like to participate in the prayer chain.
new Confirmation Class began in September. At Greenville
Church, conformation is a two-year program for students to explore
the Christian faith through small group discussion, audio-visual
media, reading the Bible, a retreat, and more. The Confirmation
Class is also a chance for students to connect personally with God,
each other, and the wider church. The program offers students a
chance to give and receive in deeper ways than they have before.
Additionally, confirmation is a centuries-old practice in the Christian
tradition, whereby youth have an opportunity to learn about Christianity
and make a decision for themselves.
Committee Meetings are usually held on the last Sunday
of each month at 11:15. Everyone is invited to attend a meeting,
even for only one session in order to participate in the organizational
life of the church. The meetings are usually held in Hessler Hall.
CONCERT SERIES for 2012-2013
19th at 4PM in the Church Sanctuary
Celebrate the last concert of the season with our entire
musical team as they present favorites from the operatic, art song
and Broadway repertoire, as well as solo piano work, featuring the
incomparable David Shenton.
Free will offering
here for the full
schedule for our 2012-2013 series.
by Church Musicians Available
you like a CD of one of our church musicians? Currently
Sings My Soul by Giuseppe Spoletini
Blues by David Shenton
Sole Trio by Giuseppe Spoletini, David Shenton and Erin Shields
by the LaVita Duo
the church office for more information.
School Sessions Have Started
Greenville Church has a great Sunday School program
for children. All children, age 3 and up are welcome to join the
classes. This winter our theme is: Meet Jesus, our leader stories
from the Gospel of Mark.
Food Pantry benefits from our support all year long. One
of the biggest needs is for tuna. Why not bring a can of tuna to
church next week?
Book Discussion Group
have a Church Book Discussion Group which meets once a month, usually
on the second Tuesday, at 7:30PM. New members are always welcome.
Come and join us!
more information, call or email the church office:
regular monthly Consistory meeting is usually held on the second
Saturday at 9AM in the lounge.
you for the Blue Envelopes! Each year, Greenville Community
Church pays assessments to the Reformed Church in America (RCA).
Our assessments support the local, regional and worldwide programs
of the RCA. We are asked to pay $90 for each of our active church
members. Blue envelopes may be used at any time. Thank you again
to everyone who has contributed so far.
Wednesday Bible study series: All are welcome. This is
an opportunity to grow in faith and increase in joy. The sessions
all begin at 8PM in the lounge when scheduled.
Study classes offer an opportunity to explore faith through the
Bible and other sources.
are separate studies offered throughout the year on Wednesday evenings.
of the Bible is not a necessity.
participants learn more about the Bible and developing their faith
is the intent of the classes.
Office Hours at Greenville Community Church
Office Hours at Greenville Community Church are Tuesday through
Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You may contact Elizabeth Follen,
our church administrator, during that time for church business.
The church telephone number is 723-1266. The FAX number is 723-1268.
The church email address is email@example.com.
Please feel free to contact Pastor Edward with your news and concerns.