Offering Encouragement and Faith Support

Offering Encouragement and Faith Support

Posted by andrew on September 5, 2014

This is our second plea for help! There are currently 10 active members of the Deacon body to serve and support the needs of our congregation. We are in a similar position as the disciples to whom Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest”. – Matthew 9:37-38
As we strive to perform the functions of our ministry to the best of our abilities, we wish to provide opportunities for others to share their spiritual and personal gifts. Perhaps you do not want to become a deacon, but would like to provide support in some way. We would like to develop and maintain a ministry made up of caring individuals who will encourage and support the needs of several families.
What will this group do? Provide monthly contact to those people via cards, calls, visits, e-mail; acknowledge and celebrate special events in the lives of those members; and offer general support in their faith journey. Will you be a laborer of His harvest?
For more information, please contact Vicki Yeager

Decorating the Worship Center with Easter Flowers

Posted by andrew on March 28, 2014

We are certainly more than ready to enjoy some beautiful spring flowers. The Worship Commission is asking if anyone would like to purchase an Easter flower to decorate the worship center for Easter Day, please purchase your own flowers and deliver them to the church before 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 19th. Due to allergies, you may purchase any type of Easter flower except hyacinths or other strong smelling flowers. We will label your flower with your name, so it can be easily identified when you pick it up after the Easter worship service. Forms to fill out telling us who you would like to remember or honor on Easter will be in the pews at the end of March. Please give completed forms to Debbie Connor by April 13th.

Special Worship Service on October 20

Posted by andrew on October 1, 2013

Leaves Fall, Lives Change, Lord Forever

       The Worship Commission looks forward to seeing everyone for a special worship service on October 20, 2013.  The title of the service will be, Leaves Fall, Lives Change, Lord Forever.  Included in the service will be a skit written by Linda Daywalt, a poem, and the Chancel Choir will be singing.  Colorful cut-out leaves will be handed out to the congregation to write a change that God has made in their life on one side.  On the other side, they are to write one thing for which they are thankful.  The “changes” side will be displayed the following Sunday and the “thankful” side will be included in the Thanksgiving Worship Center.  Please come and enjoy this special “Fall Worship Service”.

Love Feast Sunday, October 6

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bucketOn Sunday, October 6th we will be celebrating our observance of the Love Feast. We will maintain our Sunday morning schedule. At 8:30, we will gather in the sanctuary for our usual early worship service. At 10:45, following the Sunday school time, we will assemble in the Multi-Purpose Room for the celebration of the Love Feast.
The Love Feast is a simple service which involves the act of feet washing, (an act of servanthood and cleansing), eating together the Fellowship Meal, and partaking in Bread and Cup Communion. For those who are unable to participate in the feetwashing portion, the act of hand washing will be provided. To learn more about the Love Feast, please pick up a copy of the Love Feast Booklet available on the ledge in the lobby.
Please join us for this significant time in which we share our love and devotion to one another.

Brethren Peacemaking: Yesterday and Today

Posted by andrew on July 7, 2013

on earth peaceThe Witness Commission would like to invite you to attend the Peace Weekend on September 14th and 15th.
On Saturday, September 14th there will be two workshops with a pot luck dinner in between. The first workshop, from 4:30 until 6 p.m., will focus on the history of peacemaking in the Brethren Church. After a good meal the second workshop will be from 7 until 8:30 p.m. The focus of the second workshop will be bringing peacemaking into our own community.
Both workshops will be led by Rick Polhamus. Rick is a member of Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren in Pleasant Hill, Ohio. He is one of On Earth Peace’s key retreat and training leaders and a great story teller, he has lead workshops for youth and adults at retreats, at college campuses and in congregations.
On Sunday, September 15th, Rick will continue to lead our Peace Weekend by speaking at both worship services and leading a Sunday school class open to all ages.
Make sure to mark these dates on your calendar.

Kyle Remnant Comes to Green Tree

Posted by andrew on June 10, 2013

Kyle Remnant will be leading us in worship and music on Sunday, July 7. Kyle is a Graduate student of trombone performance at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and also a member of the Bridgewater (VA) Church of the Brethren. During the summer months, he will be traveling to many churches in our denomination, as well as some other denominational churches, as part of his trombone tour which he has entitled “Searching for Harmony.” As a way to combine his musical interests and his passion for peace and justice, Kyle will be sharing arrangements of his favorite hymns for solo trombone and speaking about the parallels between music and our faith. Kyle will also be leading our children in the Sunday School hour by making some homemade instruments, which will then be shared during our Children’s Time during the 10:45 service. We look forward to having Kyle with us in July.

A Celebration of the Brethren Vision

Posted by andrew on December 23, 2012

Through Scripture, Jesus calls us to live

As courageous disciples by word and action:

To surrender ourselves to God

To embrace one another,

To express God’s love for all creation.


On November 11th, worship for both the 8:30 and 10:45 services is being planned as a special time to celebrate the dreams and hopes of the Church of the Brethren.

The new Brethren Vision above is the theme of the service and the content of the service will be expressed through the inspiration of the creative arts.  A drama, titled “The Great Debate”, written by Linda Daywalt will be performed. The EDM, Eastern Dance Ministry, including Theresa Ford, will add a beautiful expression of God’s love. The hymns that we sing will be focused on the Celebration of the Vision through the themes of surrender, embracing one another, thanksgiving and the love for all creation.

Another component of the service will be interaction. In addition to our regular weekly Joys and Concerns when the congregation openly shares the need for thanksgiving and prayer, we will have more engaging opportunities to actively participate in the service. The Financial Stewardship Committee is planning to continue their work on commitment to the church and Pastor Dave is delivering a different style of sermon.

We encourage all of our members to attend church on November 11th to participate in and experience a special celebration that solidifies our commitment and dedication to both the future of our denomination and Green Tree.


August 07, 2011 – Pastor Dave’s Sermon

Posted by andrew on October 6, 2011

Pastor David Leiter: Three O’Clock Blues

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August 07, 2011 – Three O’Clock Blues

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August 07, 2011 – Three O’Clock Blues

June 19, 2011 – Spring Children’s Program

Posted by andrew on May 20, 2011

On June 19th during the 10:45 a.m. worship service the Primary Department will present the annual Spring Children’s Program, “I’m Nice to Everybody” and the Story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37).

The children will also be helping with various parts of the service.

Rehearsals have begun during the Sunday school hour, so please be sure to have your children in attendance so they can learn the songs and practice.

If Needed, a final dress rehearsal will be held on Saturday, June 18th from 9-10:30 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Bainbridge

Pastor David Leiter and Pat Guidry – Wedding Reception

Posted by andrew on May 12, 2011

Pastor Dave Leiter and Pat Guidry will be exchanging wedding vows in a private, outdoor ceremony at Green Tree on Saturday, June 11th.. Family, friends, and the Green Tree community can celebrate this marriage with a meal in the MPR on Sunday, June 12th, after the 2nd service. Your presence and your dish will be your wedding gift. Salads and side dishes will be welcome. Main course and beverages and wedding cake will be provided. Sign-up sheets for attendance, dishes and set-up and clean-up are in the lobby. See Linda Daywalt, Vicki Yeager or Heather Rubendall with any questions.