The annual golf tournament will be Saturday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m. at the Pumpkin Vine Golf Course in Bremen. The tournament is a four person scramble. You can assemble a team or sign up individually and you will be put with a team. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, August 20.Cost per golfer is $40, or $160 per team. This cost includes your golfing, golf cart, and a buffet lunch catered by KD BBQ Company. There will be give-a-ways during the tournament for closest to the pin, longest drive, longest putt, hole in one, and winner of the tournament.
We are in need of golf balls for a special event that will take place during the golf tournament. New and used golf balls are being collected which will be used for a golf ball drop. Individuals have the opportunity to buy a golf ball for $10. All the golf balls will be put in a bucket truck, which will then be raised. The golf balls will then be poured out over a hole on the course. The three golf balls closest to the hole will win one of three prizes: a stay at Great Wolf Lodge, a Columbus Zoo pack, or a Walmart gift card. Participants in this event don’t have to be in the golf tournament.
Businesses can sponsor a hole for $100. a personalized sign will be placed at each sponsored hole. For $150 businesses can sponsor a hole and prizes. Deadline for sponsorships is Wednesday, August 31. Call the church office at 385-8411 for details.
The golf tournament benefits Gracehaven in Columbus. Gracehaven cares for minors who are victims of domestic sex trafficking. According to their website, more than 1,000 minors are sexually trafficked in Ohio each year. Gracehaven uses a comprehensive approach to combat and raise awareness about sex trafficking. This includes prevention awareness, community collaboration, intervention training, and survivor care and support. Learn more about this ministry at their website, www.gracehaven.me.
For more details about the golf event, contact the church office. You can also register on line by clicking here.
EBC EMBARKS ON 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.