July / August 2014 - Greenwich Presbyterian Church



July / August 2014 - Greenwich Presbyterian Church
Steeple News
A Newsletter of
Greenwich Presbyterian
July / August 2014
The Mission of Greenwich Presbyterian Church:
To share faith, hope, and love in Jesus Christ
By a caring witness and service
within the church and throughout the world
Greenwich Presbyterian Church
Church Office: 703-754-7933
15305 Vint Hill Road, Nokesville, VA 20181
Please be in prayer this month
for our church family & friends…
For recent Intercession, Healing & Uplifting:
Hannah, the Knoll family, the Halley family, the
Linero’s, Pam Lynn, Micki Noud, Rebecca, Dottie Wood.
For Continuing Care: Angie Arnold, Virginia Bear, Zanetta
Boughan, Doug & Grace Cavileer, Ben Coe, Kim Doran, Audrey
Ann Edwards, Tim Everett, Mary Anne Hanback, Barbara Jackson,
Lucille Hohnstein, Reba Hopkins, McKinley Kephart, Jacquie
Meeks, Elsie Shrewsbury, Bill & Kaki White, Anne Wood, Charlie
Praises: The baptism of Jason & Eric Desmedt (sons of Dan & Sarah
For those Serving our Country: Earl Arnold, Patrick Arnold, James
Binniker, Carter Carroll, Joseph Cofer, Erin Flaherty, Ray Franze,
Timothy Healy, Richard Hileman, Matt Jamison, Josh Lewis, Russell
McMillan, Sammy Murillo, Rob Price, Michael Quinones, James
Rowe, Paul Sturges, Andrew & Jacob Tryhorn, John Uhler, Dan
Church & Mission: The safe return of our High School Mission
Team from Jamaica. The safe return of Austin & Sinte House and
family to Thailand.
Building: For God’s favor upon our project & safety for the work
To request prayer, send a message
[email protected] To join our
to our prayer team at
email prayer team, visit
July Birthdays
July 1 SueLynn Bonham
July 3 Chris Knoll
July 3 Cindy Greene
July 4 Kaki White
July 4 Scott Crigler
July 5 Susan Louchen
July 5 Lon Quinones
July 5 Steven Snow
July 5 Noah Stubbs
July 6 SueEllen Kinser
July 7 Katie Baker
July 7 Brandon Gardner
July 8 Brett Hinkey
July 8 Turner Meeks
July 8 Caice Lee
July 8 Mindi O’Connor
July 9 Donnie Squires
July 10 Brendan Binniker
July 10 Meredith Hinkey
July 10 Vincent Hurley
July 11 Jill Sullivan
July 11 Janet Debonis
July 12 Lindsay Mauller
July 13 Mackenzie Aguirre
July 13 Lyda Barnhart
July 13 Renee Silvestain
July 14 Ellie Peele
July 15 Marian Rood
July 16 Rick Stonbraker
July 17 Harper Crater
July 17 Justin Helou
July 17 Josh Pankey
July 17 Charlie Peele, III
July 18 Sam Beard
July 18 Eric Beckman
July 18 Derek Lynn
July 18 Bridget Sullivan
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Faye Foster
Chris Keller
Clyde Kizer
Janet Ruby
Karl Spitzer
Ken Egan
Janice Peele
Gabriella Silvestain
Paul Williams
Andrew Lee
David McGlothlin
Chris Bonham
Travis Bonham
Kevin Moore
Barbara Thomas
Christine Bowman
Steven Dam
George Kinsey
Austin House
Steven Montgomery
Susan Polk
John Uhler
Jamie Cornwell
Aurora Perrius
Richard Hamrysky
Lindsay Norman
Tim Porterfield
Travis Taylor
Tom Blaser
Jane Wood
Emilie Knoll
Katie O’Connor
Gary Brown
Hal Frampton
Valerie Hermes
Ted Uhler
August Birthdays
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David Arbus
Cherie Griffis
Seth Henson
Larry Mayhugh
Grant Moore
Paula Williams
Makenzie Lynn
Stephanie Sturges
Christina Beran
Hazel Kizer
Jim Lynn
Karen Blocker
Avery Holst
Josh Perrius
Geoff Hurley
Lee Bishop
Diane Carroll
Ed Long
Carole Ferrell
Sarah Ruckle
Bob Edwards
Jake Halley
Cece Marshall
Julie O’Neill
Roberta Dean
Elsie Shrewbury
Bradley Platt
Laurie Quinones
Aug 21 Stephen Sullivan
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Jim Blades
Chelsea Griffis
Lars Wiersholm
Steve O’Brien
Jack Carroll
Wendy Atkinson
Melissa Miller
Grace Crater
William Keller
Bailey O’Brien
Nicholas O’Connor
Grace Cline
Rebecca Corbett
Brianna Jenkins
Lauren Joran
Mike Kowalsky
Jim Pittman
Kimberly White
Church Family News and
We celebrate the baptism of
the following children
in our church family:
Eliana Parsin House, daughter of Austin and Sinte House, baptized
on Sunday, June 15th.
Fiona Ava Ritter, daughter of Christopher and Rebecca Ritter,
baptized on Sunday, June 22nd.
Avery Grace Blake, daughter of Kevin and April Blake, baptized on
Sunday, June 22nd.
Jason Henry Desmedt and Eric William Desmedt, sons of Daniel and
Sarah Desmedt, baptized on Sunday, June 29th.
Music Notes:
Chancel Choir to begin rehearsing
September 3rd
Has God led to you to be part of the Chancel
Wednesday, September 3, for the fall and Christmas seasons.
We rehearse from 7:15-8:45PM every Wednesday in the
sanctuary. No audition is required. Prayerfully consider
whether God wants you to be part of this ministry. Contact
Lon at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Nominating Committee
Each year the congregation (in partnership with the
Congregational Nominating Committee) enjoys the privilege
of electing a new class of church leaders from the
membership. Potential nominees for deacon and elder may be
recommended using the forms located on the fellowship
July and August
Food Collection
Food Collection this month is for the
Fauquier Family Shelter
Items currently most needed:
Granola bars
Fruit bars
Juice boxes (for kids)
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Thank you for sharing with
those in need in our community!
The Greenwich Garden
total number of pounds of
yellow squash and zucchini is
1760 pounds so far!
There is a sign-up sheet posted on the Local Missions bulletin
board in the Fellowship Hall so that if we do not already have
you on our e-mail list, we can add your name and be sure you
are informed as to happenings at the garden. We invite you to
join us, if even for a short while. Many hands help the work
go by quickly.
Also, if anyone has a tent that we can use, it would be
appreciated - the winds from recent storms were not kind to
the one we have.
We are excited to see God's blessings on our endeavors. The
need is great. -The Garden Committee
Plant a Row for the Hungry
Calling all gardeners. Plant-A-Row for the Hungry is in full
swing. Have a garden at home? Do you have an extra row of
plants producing a harvest of vegetables? Plant a Row for the
Hungry is collecting fresh produce each Sunday thru midOctober and would like to share with our local food banks.
The Plant-A-Row team at Greenwich thanks you for your
Psalm 146: 5-7 Blessed is he whose help is in the Lord God of Jacob, whose hope
is in the Lord his God , the maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in
them, the Lord who remains faithful forever. He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
HSYG @Duffus’
HSYG @Meeks’
HSYG @Kinser’s
HSYG @Binniker’s
MS Mission Week
HS Mission Debrief
Summer Mission Report
Fall Parent Meeting
Prayers for the Youth Ministry:
 Our Mission Team has returned from Jamaica. Hope you
can join us for our report in August!
 Our graduating seniors will soon be working or entering
college as freshman. Please pray for a smooth
transition. We will also be welcoming 5th grade students
into middle school and 8th grade students into high
school. Pray for a smooth transition for all.
Youth Ministries Summer Intern!
This summer, we welcome Conner McCain to the Greenwich
staff as our Summer Intern. Conner is currently a student at
NOVA majoring in history and plans to pursue a career in
education. He is very excited to be serving the Church as well
as helping grow such a vital ministry. In his free time he
enjoys playing video games, board games, reading, studying,
and spending time with his close friends and family. If you see
him around, be sure to introduce yourself.
Fun facts about Conner:
Favorite Restaurant: Chipotle
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers &
Pittsburgh Pirates
Favorite Movies: Man on Fire
Middle School Missions Week, July 21-25
Open to all rising 6th through rising 9th grade youth and
friends! Each morning we will be serving the local community
through service projects. These projects may include painting,
gardening/yard work, organizing, etc. In the afternoon, we
will have a fellowship activity. Possibilities include roller
skating, laser tag, hiking, etc. The cost is $50/student which
includes activities, meals, and transportation. Scholarships are
available - Contact Derrick. To register pick up a form at the
church office. Deadline is July 13. Contact Conner McCain
(summer youth intern) at [email protected] if you
have any questions.
Rooted & Growing:
Building Update
Good weather enabled work to move forward
very efficiently in June. This month, we will really see the
building take shape as wall studs, insulation, steel trusses, and
roof sheathing are being completed. These are exciting days
for our church family! In an effort to show Christ’s love in a
practical way, we are providing snacks every day for the
construction crews working on the project. We invite
everyone to donate non-perishable snack items (granola bars,
beef jerky, chips, etc.) and drop them by the office. We want
every worker to know they are appreciated! Please continue to
pray for the safety and welfare of all who are on site as they
Pray: For God’s favor upon the building project and the safety
of the work crews.
“To him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
to him be glory in the church through all generations!” Eph. 3:20-21
2014 Financial Summary
(YTD thru May 31, 2014)
YTD Income
YTD Expense
Budgeted Expense
Building Fund
(YTD thru May 31, 2014)
YTD Income
YTD Expenses
Current Fund Bal.
Save the Date
for our
Monthly Discipleship Gathering
All Church Ice Cream Social
Sunday, July 27th
6:00pm in the Sanctuary
7:00 pm Ice Cream Social in the Fellowship Hall
Packets will be available on info tables or church website:
For the Discipleship Gathering, we will have a Children’s
Program. Please register your family in advance (infant
through 5th grade).
Contact church office to register:
[email protected] or 703-754-7933. Thank you!
Everyone is invited and welcome!
Vacation Bible School:
A Big THANK YOU to all that lead and served
Vacation Bible School is an awesome experience for our
church family and an opportunity for us all to grow more on
our faith journey together.
Greenwich was blessed with
another wonderful week of sharing together in God’s Word
with willing and capable volunteers, who graciously gave of
their time and talents. I’d like to sincerely thank the more than
50 adult & youth volunteers who helped in some waycooking, serving, leading, teaching, singing, praying, playing,
caring for babies, etc. Thank you for sharing the love of Christ
with these children!
VBS Volunteers:
Katherine Boyd
Lauren Griffis
Jocelyn Norman
Jonathan Quinones
Jerry Rexroad
Sarah Ruckle
Steven Snow
Ada Stanley
Carl Warf
Tegan White
Ashton White
Angie Arnold
Wendy Atkinson
Becky Beckman
Eric Beckman
Lee Bishop
April Blake
Karen Blocker
Mark Blocker
Mary Crigler
Sarah Desmedt
Joe Duffus
Maria Duffus
Audrey Ann Edwards
Caroline Edwards
Rob Gillette
Cherie Griffis
Haley Griffis
Justin Griffis
Lauren Holst
Barbara Jackson
Michael Jackson
Pam Lynn
Leslie McMillan
Toni Mitchell
Angela Norman
Lindsay Norman
Tim Norman
Jule O’Neill
Lydia Peele
Amy Poole
Gina Rector
Trish Ruckle
Linda Simms
Mike Simms
LoraBeth Smayda
Lynne Snow
Meghan Stubbs
Jamison Stubbs
Kristin Thurston
Derek Trump
Sarah Wu
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as
faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10
Opportunities to Serve at
As we connect and grow in Christ, we
are being equipped to then engage
through ministry and missions. God
blesses each of us with talents and abilities. Volunteering is a
way God's work is accomplished with our hands and hearts.
When we serve together, we build relationships that create a
broader and stronger community.
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do
not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and
each member belongs to all the others.6 We have different gifts, according to the
grace given to each of us. Romans 12:4-6a
Current Hot List of Ministry Opportunities
o Nursery attendant – serve on a team once every 6 weeks
o Preschool Sunday school teacher(s)
o Elementary Sunday school shepherds and leaders
o Christian Connection leaders – helps lead our monthly 4th/5th
grade service/fellowship group
o Greenwich Garden volunteer
o Gardening team – grounds keeping around the church
o Sunday morning snack team
o Sunday morning greeter
Meal ministry
Contact the church office for more information on how you can serve in
these ministry opportunities – 703.754.7933 or [email protected]

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