OPPORTUNITIES

MEN’S MINISTRY EVENTS

Mark your calendar for the following Men’s Ministry events:

– The next Monthly Men’s Breakfast will Saturday, May 4 at the Main Campus at 7:30 a.m.
 
– The next Out of the Boat meetings will be Thursday, April 25. 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.

 

WOMEN’S PRAY UP

Each month the ladies of our church meet at the Main Campus for a time of prayer and thanksgiving. Pray Up is a time for ladies to share prayer concerns and blessing with each other in a confidential and loving environment.
The next two Pray Up gatherings will be:
Saturday, April 13
Saturday, May 11
Each of the Pray Up gatherings will be at 9:30 a.m.
All ladies of the church are invited to attend the prayer meetings. If you need baby sitting or want more information, or if you have questions, contact Sue Davis.
 
 

SENIOR ADULT ACTIVITIES

All senior adults are invited to join us as we begin a new year of Senior Adult Ministry activities.
This year we will be doing a luncheon every other month as we have been doing, but we will also be doing an outing on the months we don’t have a luncheon. There is no need to sign up for the luncheons, but a sign up sheet will be available for each outing so we can plan accordingly. Outing dates and times will be announced a few weeks prior to the event.
For more information about the Senior Adult Ministry, contact Carrie Shymanski or Stephanie Blackford
The 2019 Senior Adult Ministry schedule of events is as follows:

APRIL: Ohio University Lancaster drama production of Jekyll and Hyde
MAY: luncheon
JUNE: Zane Trace Museum
JULY: luncheon
AUGUST: the Wilds
SEPTEMBER: luncheon
OCTOBER: Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad
NOVEMBER: Luncheon
DECEMBER: Oglebay Festival of Lights

 

SUNDAY NIGHTS AT EBENEZER

Our Sunday Nights at Ebenezer offer Bible studies and groups for all ages at both the church’s main campus and at the Heritage Center.
Gopher Buddies (ages four and five) and Kids Connection (grades one through four) will meet at the Main Campus. Youth (grades five through twelve) meet at the Heritage Center.
Read Scripture, a video overview of each book of the Bible will resume with the book of Daniel. This study will be held in the Sanctuary of the Main Campus.
Tortured for Christ , a study about the persecuted church will be held at the Heritage Center.
The women’s study, Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible continues. They will meet in the 112.
Pastor Steve will moderate and question and answer session. This group will meet in the Choir room.

 

EASTER SERVICES

Don’t miss Easter services at Ebenezer on Sunday April 21. The day begins with our Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. lead by our Youth Ministry. A time of “sweet” interaction follows with donuts and coffee. Both morning worship services will incorporate the “mini drama” Empty and music by the Barnett Trio.
We live in a world that is empty, empty of hope, joy, peace and purpose. Homes are empty, marriages are empty, whole communities are empty. So often many are trying to fill the void with things that just make the emptiness grow deeper.
There is a solution to the emptiness and believe it our not, it too is “empty”. You will have to come Easter Sunday morning to hear the rest of the story. Invite your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers this coming Easter to hear all about HOPE!
 
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

Thank you to everyone who donated blood at the American Red Cross blood drive February 17. Your participation truly made a difference! We collected 21 pints of blood and had four first-time participants. Your donations help to make sure hospital patients have the blood that could literally save a life.                                                                                                                    Our next blood drive will be Sunday, April 28. The times will be from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We need a total of 22 individuals to donate. Individuals ages 16 and up can donate blood. All you need is a photo identification, and the completion of a simple form. Those under the age of 18 need a parental permission form signed. Donating blood is an easy process, taking less than 30 minutes. To sign up or for further details, contact Lisa Heavener.

 

BUILDERS FOR CHRIST MISSION TRIP

This year’s Builders for Christ mission trip will be Saturday, June 15 through Saturday, June 22. We will be traveling approximately 11 hours to Groton Bible Chapel in Groton Connecticut, a small seaport town located between New York City and Boston. We will be working on their church expansion. We will be staying at the Baymont Inn which is located right next to the church.
There are several options for leaving Logan on Saturday, June 15, including driving directly to Groton and driving part of the way and staying overnight at a hotel. We have 15 two bed rooms reserved at the Baymont Inn. at $85 per night. We will eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the work site. Monday through Friday. Cost for the week’s meals is $90.  Total cost is around $400. This cost does not include extra meals, hotel stays to and from, travel expenses, or any sight seeing.
The specific work during our week will be determined soon. Those interested in going need to contact Mike Helber or Erwin Wolfe as soon as possible.
 

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.
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
The-Persecuted-Church_std_t 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.