FAIR MINISTRY HAPPENINGS
The Fair Ministry is preparing for a new season of ministering to the area’s fairs and festivals. From May to September, our church will have a booth at five different events. The first three ministry opportunities happen during the months of May and June.
First up is the New Straitsville Moonshine Festival Thursday, May 24 through Saturday, May 26. We’ll be doing face painting, giving away free popcorn, church information, and gospel tracts. Heaven’s Silent Singers will perform.
Next is the Relay for Life at the Hocking County fairgrounds Saturday, June 2. We’ll have church information, and gospel tracts available. Heaven’s Silent Singer will perform as well.
Our church booth will then be at the Logan Washboard Festival Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16. We’ll be handing out gospel tracts, church information, making balloon animals, and doing face painting. Heaven’s Silent singers will perform one evening.
Volunteers are needed at each event to help pass out information, make balloon animals, do face painting, and interact with those who stop by our booths. Contact Jason Lipp to help out.
MEN’S MINISTRY EVENTS
Mark your calendar for the following Men’s Ministry events:
– The next Monthly Men’s Breakfast will Saturday, July 7 at the Main Campus at 7:30 a.m.
– The next Out of the Boat meetings will be Thursday, June 28. This meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at 57 West Hunter Street, Logan. All men are invited join us for fellowship, worship, and to hear from guest speakers.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at our church Sunday, July 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Individuals ages 16 and up can donate blood. All you need to donate blood is a photo identification, and the completion of a simple form. Those under the age of 18 will need a parental permission form signed. Donating blood takes less than 30 minutes.
Donors do need to pre-register to give blood. A sign up sheet is located in the church foyer for individuals to sign up. You can also schedule your appointment by contacting Lisa Heavener at 740-605-2744.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School is just around the corner! This year’s VBS will be Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A special VBS kickoff will be held Sunday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity.
Children will step back in time at Babylon, exploring Daniel’s adventures as a captive in a foreign land. They will participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Daniel, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration—a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.
Contact Tina Smathers or Issac Schmeltzer for more information.
LEGACY OF HOPE CAMPAIGN
The mission of Ebenezer Baptist Church is to reach the 97,000 people within the 15 mile radius of our church, as well as our region, nation, and world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
To accomplish this, our church continue to evaluate how to best use our facilities.
Our church has seen steady growth since moving into the new church in 2008. With that growth, we have come to the place where we need to expand our facilities. After much prayer and planning, we have embarked on the Legacy of Hope stewardship campaign.
The Legacy of Hope stewardship campaign will enable our church to open new doors of ministry. We will be to broaden ministries, enhance worship, discipleship, and outreach.
The next phase in this process includes a total of 16,300 square foot expansion and renovation. The estimated cost is $1.8 million. This cost is dependent upon Builders for Christ assistance and the degree in which the project is finished and ready for occupancy.
The Heritage Center will undergo a complete interior renovation and be used as a youth center. Construction of five Sunday school classes on the side of the Main Campus and renovation of the current children’s wing will give our church a total of 13 adult classrooms at the Main Campus. Construction of a safe and secure 9,300 square foot children’s facility will help us continue to help train up the children who attend Ebenezer. An internal Sanctuary and platform expansion will increase capacity to 425. Renovations will also double our gathering space.
Learn more about the building/renovation project and the capital stewardship campaign at our special web site www.ebenzerlegacy.com.
SUPPORT THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
Our youth have embarked on a project to send Bibles to people in countries that restrict the Christian faith. The youth are currently collecting money to purchase Bibles. Donations will be sent to Voice of the Martyrs who will deliver Bibles to countries that have banned the ownership of Bibles.
Commitment cards are available at the Welcome Center. Donations Bibles are $6 each. This is an ongoing project. According to the group Voice of the Martyrs, over 191,000 Christians in restricted countries are asking for Bibles. We can help make owning a Bible a reality.