HOMELESS MINISTRY DONATIONS NEEDED
With colder weather coming the need increases for clothing and personal items. The Homeless Ministry is in need of new or gently used coats. Other items needed include hats, gloves, sleeping bags, small propane tanks, and flashlights. Donations can be dropped off at our collection basket at our church’s collection center located just inside the front door. You can also give your donations to Brenda Snyder and get more information about helping with the Homeless Ministry.
Our church’s Homeless Ministry partners with the Jordan Rieser Legacy Foundation/Help For Our Friends in Columbus. We also work with our Hocking County homeless shelter and Integrated Services to assist the those who are homeless in our area.
SENIOR ADULT LUNCHEON
All senior adults ages sixty and up are invited to join us for our next senior adult luncheon to be held on Saturday, November 11 at 12:00 p.m. The luncheon will be held at the church’s main campus. We will be serving a delicious meal and have a time of fellowship.
Our senior adult ministry is a great way to connect with other senior adults. Guests are always welcome at our senior adult activities. For more information, contact Lanie Hatem.
MEN’S MINISTRY EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER
Mark your calendar for the following Men’s Ministry events:
– “Game Plan for Life” is a video series featuring celebrities and professional athletes sharing their testimonies. There will be a short discussion and prayer afterward. This will take place at 7:50 each Sunday morning in room 104 at the Main Campus
– The Out of the Boat meetings will be Thursday, November 30 and December 28. Both meetings will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Stagecoach Conference Center, 225 East Main Street, Logan. All men are invited join us for fellowship, worship, and to hear from guest speakers.
– The Monthly Men’s Breakfast will Saturday, November 4 and Saturday, December 2 at the Main Campus at 7:30 a.m.
If you would like to help with this event or learn more about the Men’s Ministry, contact Kelly Wolfe.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT WITH THE JONES FAMILY
Come join us for a very special evening at Ebenezer Baptist Church. The Jones Family will present a special Christmas concert on Friday, December 15 at beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The Jones Family concert will tell the timeless story of Christmas through song and dramatic video illustrations. This evening promises to be an unforgettable experience as we are filled in awe and wonder at the glorious gift of God’s Son.
We invite you to bring your favorite finger food or Christmas cookies for a fellowship time after the concert.
CHOIR CHRISTMAS CANTATA
Our annual choir Christmas Cantata will be presented on Sunday, December 17 during the 8:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. “O Little Town of Bethlehem” tells the story of the single greatest event in history, the birth of the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.
The Cantata will feature contemporary songs by Bill and Gloria Gather, Matt Redman and others, traditional Christmas carols and video illustrations to tell of the most amazing gift, God’s gift of redemption.
CHURCH-WIDE CHRISTMAS CAROLING
Let’s bless others in song this Christmas season. We invite the church family to go Christmas caroling to our senior adults and shut-ins on Saturday, December 23. We will gather at the Main Campus at 10:00 a.m. and then go in groups and travel throughout the community spreading Christmas cheer.
Caroling groups will meet back at the church around 12:30 p.m. for soup, sandwiches, hot chocolate and coffee.
Look for a sign up sheet in the church vestibule or you can contact Heather Dickerson.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT/COMMUNION SERVICE
The annual Christmas Eve Service will be Sunday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m. Jonathan White will join us for a mini-concert. We will also remember the season with timeless Christmas hymns and carols. Pastor Steve will have a devotion. We will close out the evening with communion and a candle lighting.
SUNDAY NIGHTS AT EBENEZER BEGINS JANUARY 7
Sunday nights at Ebenezer is a time of discipleship training and Bible studies for all age groups. The new year will begin January 7 at 5:30 p.m. Preschool and children’s classes will meet the Main Campus. Youth groups 90 and 180 will meet at the Heritage Center. Several Sunday night adult group studies will be offered at the Heritage Center.
Some of the Adult Bible studies being offered are “Crisis 101” based on the book “The Dead Sea Rules-10 God Given Strategies for Difficult Times”. a video series entitled “Read Scripture” which gives an illustrated overview of each book of the Bible, as well as a ladies Bible study. Other adult classes are in the works as well. Look for sign ups in the church vestibule coming soon.
Sunday Nights at Ebenezer is a great way for the entire family to experience spiritual growth in the Lord.
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.