Connections

Connections

Listed below are the 15 most recent posts. Please use the menus on the right to look at older content.

  • Upcoming District Events

    Justice Like Water Saturday, August 20, 2016 – 10:00-3:00 Lancaster Church of the Brethren In recent years, incidents and events in the news have sparked a very difficult national conversation about race, immigration, and culture. As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers, to stand with our fellow believers, and to continue the work of […]

  • Pastor’s Epistle – What a chicken can do

    Looking ahead to the month of August, one thing that stands out to all of us at Green Tree is the Chicken BBQ. This year it is on August 20 and preparations are already under way. The Chicken BBQ is a big event for our church. It’s a lot of work and a lot of […]

  • Pastor’s Epistle Taking God with You

    Summer is vacation time and most of us take at least some of our vacation in the summer. It’s a great time – being away from home; away from work – just relaxing and having a good time. We can forget about schedules and work pressure. Hopefully nobody is calling us from the office to […]

  • Collection for PACS

    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 […]

  • Steve Mason’s Presentation

    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 […]

  • Pastor’s Epistle – Change

    Change! It’s something that most of us are not comfortable with. We are pretty much creatures of habit and routine, but change happens anyway. Now change has come to Green Tree. Pastor Dave has retired and the guy writing this epistle is your new interim pastor. Well, maybe “new” is not a good word; I […]

  • Youth Update – May 2016

    The youth are looking forward to a busy couple of months. We are in the process of organizing several upcoming fundraisers for our summer work camp trips, including our community yard sale on Saturday, June 4th. Cameron Spangler, Jessica Dill, and Rory and Shaylee McGuigan will be attending a work camp in Brooklyn, NY in […]

  • Pastor’s Epistle – So Long!

    When I leave the office for the day and say good-bye to Mary our secretary, she will often say, “So long.” I tease her and say, “Who says ‘so long’ any more. It sounds like something out of the “Sound of Music.” Being the good secretary that she is, she doesn’t back down and she […]

  • 47th annual Atlantic Northeast District Conference

    The 47th annual Atlantic Northeast District Conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Leffler Chapel on the grounds of Elizabethtown College. The theme for this year’s conference is Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus based upon Hebrews 12:1-3. In these days when we find ourselves distracted by national politics, a world and even […]

  • Youth Update – April 2016

    The Jr. and Sr. High have been busy this month. We spent a morning at the Material Resources Center in Ephrata in March where we helped to sort and cut up old books to be recycled. At the end of March, the youth will be preparing for and hosting Green Tree’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. […]

  • Pastor’s Epistle – Love and Grace

    In Philip Yancey’s book, What’s So Amazing about Grace, he shares the following quote: “Grace means there is nothing I can do to make God love me more and nothing I can do to make God love me less. It means that I, even I who deserve the opposite, am invited to take my place […]

  • All-Church Camp Swatara Weekend

    Join us for a service and fellowship weekend at Camp Swatara, hosted by the Witness Commission! We will spend the weekend of April 22nd – 24th at Camp Swatara, enjoying games, hikes, campfires, and Camp meals, and helping out around the camp. People of all ages are invited, from children to older adults. Be on […]

  • Electives Class starting a New Book

    The Electives Class is starting a new book: Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr. From the inside jacket cover: “With rare insight, Rohr takes us on a journey to give us an understanding of how the heartbreaks, disappointments, and first loves of life are actually stepping stones to […]

  • Youth Update

    On February 12th, the Jr. High youth enjoyed the District Lock-in at Lebanon Valley College. While there, we had fun swimming, playing volleyball, dodge ball, nine square in the air, and watching movies. In March, the youth look forward to the District Service Project, where we will be helping out at the Material Resources Center […]

  • Easter Flowers

    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 […]