News for November 6th, 2021

Prepare for Worship
As we prepare our hearts for worship tomorrow, we invite you to listen to this song that we'll be singing and become familiar with the words. It's called Turn Your Eyes by Sovereign Grace Music. See you for worship at Greenmonte at 10am (Don't forget that clocks turn back an hour tonight!)

Turn Your Eyes by Sovereign Grace
Turn your eyes upon JesusLook full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

Turn your eyes to the hillside
Where justice and mercy embraced
There the Son of God gave His life for us
And our measureless debt was erased

Jesus, to You we lift our eyes
Jesus, our glory and our prize
We adore You, behold You, our Savior ever true
Oh Jesus, we turn our eyes to You

Turn your eyes to the morning
And see Christ the lion awake
What a glorious dawn, fear of death is gone
For we carry His life in our veins

Turn your eyes to the heavens
Our King will return for His own
Every knee will bow, every tongue will shout
All glory to Jesus alone

Opportunities to Help Local Afghan Refugee Families
We have the opportunity to be Jesus' hands and feet to bless a number of Afghan refugee families who are currently staying in temporary housing in the Waynesboro area. Our contact at the International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville who is working with these families has said the following items would be helpful:
  • 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

You can bring these items to Greenmonte this Sunday or any time next week and place them in the lobby area.

For those interested in volunteering in other ways, Diana Connolly, our contact from IRC, will be hosting a Volunteer Orientation via Zoom on Sunday afternoon. The orientation will go over Refugee Resettlement, the IRC’s role, the current crisis, and volunteer roles, expectations and boundaries. It should take about 90 minutes.

Additional opportunities for those who would like to serve directly with the refugee families include:
  • Assisting Afghan families with things like grocery shopping, delivery of prepared meals (from restaurants) and transportation of those items.

If you would like to learn more about those opportunities and have some weekday, daytime availability to jump in and help with transportation and delivery of these items, please contact Diana Connoly, development coordinator of IRC, directly at She'll set up a brief interview with you and get your background check started asap.  

Thanks for considering this opportunity to be a blessing to these families in Jesus' name.

-Pastor Seth

The Gathering: Prayer for Persecuted Christians Tomorrow
Come hear the powerful testimony of Christians who are on the front lines of persecution across the world. Join us for prayer for persecuted Christians tomorrow (Sunday) at 3:00 pm at Cornerstone Church of Augusta. Sponsored by Ruth Graham Ministries.

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

It’s the merriest meal of the year! Our Greenmonte Christmas Banquet will take place on Saturday, December 4th at 5pm at Greenmonte. This time, all the cooking will be done for you—just show up with your Christmas spirit and your appetite. We'll have Christmas ham, turkey, and all your holiday favorites. There will be prizes, games, and singing of carols. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate the birth of our Savior with your Greenmonte family!
To offset catering costs, we’re asking each family to reserve tickets: $5 adults/$3 children. The deadline to purchase is November 27. Just click the button below to reserve your tickets.
Banquet Tickets

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 on Sunday, November 14th to compile all the goodies. Thanks for being a blessing!

If you have questions, contact Natalie Pittman or Liza Peltola.

Fellowship Lunch & Christmas Decorating: Sunday, November 28th

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.

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