News for November 12, 2021

You Can Still Help Afghan Refugees
For those who'd like to contribute, we're still receiving donations for local Afghan refugees in Waynesboro. You can bring the following items by the church this Sunday.  

  • Coats and warm clothing.  There are 18 children ages 6 months to 16 years old. All sizes of coats and sweaters would be helpful. 
  • Simple toys like blocks, cars, dolls, playing cards (no small pieces please) and educational workbooks.
  • Gift cards for Walmart or Visa

Additional opportunities to serve the refugees in conjunction with International Rescue Committee are available. Volunteers will need to provide proof of vaccination and pass a basic background check. Volunteers are needed to help with things like:

  • Driving refugees to and from the grocery store
  • Helping with ESL (English As Second Language)
  • Helping to identify job opportunities
  • Helping to find long-term housing

If you're interested in learning more about serving in these ways, please contact development coordinator Diana Connolly at

Bless Our Ministries
In this season of thankfulness, we'd like to show appreciation to the mission-minded partners who are ministering globally and locally on Greenmonte's behalf. We love our ministry partners! Let's bless them with care packages (overseas) and gift baskets (local). Please view our listing of needed items and sign up for a few. (The Perfect Potluck passwords is greenmonte.) Then bring them to church this Sunday to compile all the goodies. Thanks for being a blessing!
If you have questions, contact Natalie Pittman or Liza Peltola.

Greenmonte Christmas Caroling: Wednesday, December 8
Join us for Christmas Caroling at Stuarts Draft Retirement Community Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30 pm. We will meet at the gazebo/flagpole parking lot on Rolling Hills Drive. We will have three caroling stops outside around the property. We will sing 4 to 5 songs at each stop and move about every 15 minutes. We'll have lyric sheets for everyone that night. Since we won’t be going into any buildings, the residents will be told about our visit so that they can come out on their individual balconies and patios. After caroling, we will have some hot chocolate and delicious cookies from Miller's Bake Shoppe outside at the gazebo area before we say good night.
We hope that you will all join us as we share some much needed Christmas cheer with our elderly friends. 

Apologist Sam Raju Coming to Greenmonte

Do you feel increasingly estranged from our culture and wonder how to better connect and minister to those with a different worldview? Join us for two thought-provoking sessions as apologist Sam Raju explores issues raised by a post-Christian culture. The events are free and childcare is provided. Please invite your friends!

Saturday, November 20th, 6:30-8:30 PM
"Engaging a Post-Christian Culture"

Sunday, November 21st, 10 AM (Morning Worship Service)
"Why Suffering?"

Both events are at Greenmonte Fellowship Church, 1661 Cold Springs Road, Stuarts Draft.

Sam Raju is the Founder and President of Engage International, whose mission is to undergird evangelism with apologetics and to disciple and equip the church to influence culture. Sam holds a Master’s in Psychology with Highest Honors from Mahatma Gandhi University and a Master’s in Philosophy with Honors at Biola University. He served as an Itinerant Speaker with RZIM for several years before founding Engage International. 

Fellowship Lunch & Christmas Decorating: Sunday, November 28th after Worship

We'll be kicking off the Christmas season together on Sunday, November 28th. We invite you to stick around after the worship service for a fellowship meal (we'll provide the food) and Christmas decorating of our church building.

Greenmonte Christmas Banquet: Saturday, December 4th at 5pm

Our Greenmonte Christmas Banquet will take place on Saturday, December 4th at 5pm at Greenmonte. We'll have Christmas ham, turkey, and all your holiday favorites. There will be prizes, games, and carols. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the birth of our Savior with your Greenmonte family!
Tickets are $5 adults/$3 children. The deadline to reserve tickets is November 27. Buy tickets here.
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