Collection for PACS

Collection for PACS

Posted by andrew on June 24, 2016

Collection for PACS

June 14 to July 19


The Witness Commission invites you to contribute to Green Tree’s annual collection for Phoenixville Area Community Services. The collection will take place from June 14 to July 19.  Donation boxes will be placed under the ledge in the lobby.

Items to be donated include everything that you might buy for your family during your weekly shopping trip – canned goods, breakfast foods, baking supplies, paper products and personal hygiene products are a few examples.  We will be collecting anything that can be stored in a pantry.  PACS also accepts monetary donations and grocery store gift cards, which are used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables and meat.  And if you happen to have a large number of reusable grocery bags that you do not need, PACS would love to have them.

We were reminded recently that with the school year over soon, many children who rely on the school lunch program for breakfast and lunch will not have that resource.  PACS is one of the local organizations in our community that provides for those in need.

Steve Mason’s Presentation

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On Sunday, May 1st, the Trustees of the Endowment Fund hosted a presentation by Steve Mason dealing with wills and estate planning.

Approximately 20 people attended this very informative session. Steve, the Director of Brethren Foundation at Church of the Brethren Benefit Trust, provided an overview that included the making of a legal will, the repercussions of dying intestate (without a will), the probate process in Pennsylvania, the setting up of trusts, and the importance of an attorney who specializes in this field.

            The purpose of the presentation was that all the participants would review options when considering what to do with everything that has been accumulated over a lifetime. Steve stressed the importance of discussing with significant others one’s financial priorities, securing an advisor, making a plan, updating beneficiaries, and addressing charitable interests.

            The Trustees of the Endowment Fund are considering having a local attorney come to the church to address interested parties who have more specialized questions or concerns about wills and estate planning. Details will appear in the Bulletin when arrangements have been made.

Easter Flowers

Posted by andrew on March 1, 2016

Anyone wishing to donate a non-fragrant flower for our Easter worship center may purchase them and bring them to the church no later than 9:00 am Saturday, March 26th. The Worship Commission will be decorating the worship center for Easter following the Easter egg hunt. Slips will be available at the end of the pews for you to provide the names of those you would like to remember or honor with the flower on Easter. Please return the slips to Debbie Connor no later than March 20th.

Church Council Meeting March 6th at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

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Our Spring Council Meeting is coming up on March 6th at 1:00 pm. The youth will be organizing a potluck lunch prior to the meeting (at no cost). Agenda items include an update on the Interim Pastor and reports from the Search Committee, the Little Acorns Preschool and the Green Team. Hope to see you there.

Potluck Lunch Preceding Council Meeting

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On March 6th, following the second service and prior to the Church Council meeting, the youth will be organizing a potluck lunch. We ask that each family participating bring a main dish, a side dish, or a desert and to drop it off in the kitchen during the Sunday School hour. Please sign up on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the lobby so we know how many people and how much food to expect! There will be no cost.

Green Tree’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt March 26th

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All children from infants to fifth graders are invited to Green Tree’s annual Easter Egg Hunt! Please meet in the Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 26th, and shortly after that we will be off hunting for eggs! Rain or Shine!
The congregation is invited to contribute hard boiled, non-colored eggs for the hunt. If you would like to donate hard boiled eggs, please mark “Egg Hunt” on the carton and bring them to the church during office hours. The eggs are needed by 3 p.m. on Friday, March 25th.

Spring Love Feast on March 24th

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The Spring Love Feast will be held the Thursday before Easter, March 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. Please plan to attend this special service that includes the humble act of feet washing, the sharing of a fellowship meal, and the partaking of bread and cup communion. A vegetarian option will be available for the soup that is served during the fellowship meal. Anyone interested in this option should contact a deacon before the Love Feast begins. Please contact a deacon if child care is needed.

District Women’s Spring Fellowship

Posted by andrew on January 26, 2016

Atlantic Northeast District
Women’s Spring Fellowship
March 5, 2016
Registration: 8:45-9:15 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Lancaster Church of the Brethren
1601 Sunset Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601
Melanie Snyder, Speaker
“Hurts, Harm, and Healing”
Enjoy fellowship, inspirational speaking, and uplifting music!
For more information please contact
Barbara McNally

Let’s EAT!

Posted by andrew on January 15, 2016

Food and friendship–it doesn’t get much better than that. The Green Tree Dinner Socials will be starting up in January for four months on the second Saturday of each month (January 9, February 13, March 12, and April 9, 2016). You can sign up to be a guest, a host, or both!
The dinner socials are a time for us to enjoy a meal together and to get to know our church family better. Sign-up sheets are available in the lobby. We hope to see you around the table!

2016 Directory Is Being Prepared

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The church secretary has begun work on the 2016 Church Directory for Green Tree Church of the Brethren. Please call the church office at 610-666-6700 with any changes that need to be made for next year. Check your own family’s and other relatives’ listings to see if the information about children living at home, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses are up-to-date.
Your assistance will make the new directory more useful to everyone in the church.