OPPORTUNITIES

FAIR MINISTRY AT THE HOCKING COUNTY FAIR
It has been a busy couple of months for the Fair Ministry. We have been to the New Straitsville Moonshine Festival. Relay for Life event, and the Logan Washboard Festival. We have interacted with hundreds of people sharing refreshments, doing face painting, hand out church and Christian literature, and most importantly, sharing the gospel.
We will be at the Hocking County Fair in Logan Monday, September 9 through Friday, September 14. During the week, we will be distributing gospel tracts and literature. We will be doing face painting. We will also have free popcorn, water and coffee. We will need lots of help each day from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
If you can help out, please contact Jason Lipp.
 

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, September 14
Saturday, October 12
 
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 EVENTS
Our Senior Adult Ministry has several events planned for the upcoming months.
Our senior adult luncheon will be Saturday, September 14 at 12:00 p.m. The luncheon will feature various types of soups and sandwiches and salad.
The senior adult outing in October will be to Nelsonville for a ride on the Hocking Hills Scenic Railway. Oct 26. We will meet at church Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, October 6. The ride is two hours long. Food and drinks are welcome on train. Cost is $16 per person if 60 and older.
Also in October, we will go to Scioto Hills Camp for a luncheon and concert. The date for this event is Thursday, October 17. We will leave the church at 9:00 a.m. Sign up deadline is Sunday, October 6. Lunch is at 11:30 and the concert is the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. Cost is $10 per person.
Our senior adults are also taking in a service project. We will be adopting some local children for Christmas that we helped this summer through our local schools. A list of gift ideas and needs will be provided in the coming weeks. We will invite children and families to join us for a party in December where we will present the gifts and enjoy lunch and games together. The whole church is encouraged to help with gifts.
Remember to mark your calendars for our December outing. We will be going to the Oglebay Resort and Conference Center for their Festival of Lights. the Winter Festival of Lights features three hundred acres of twinkling lights over a six-mile drive. The dazzling display includes 90 lighted attractions. The date for this is going to be Saturday, November 30. We will leave from the church at 4:30 p.m. We will stop for dinner on the way at Bob Evans. admission for the Festival of Lights is by donation. .
For more information and a complete schedule of events for 2019, visit our senior adult ministry page at www.ebc1837.com/senior-adult-ministry or contact Carrie Shymanski or Stephanie Blackford.
 
SUNDAY NIGHTS @ EBENEZER
Sunday Nights @ Ebenezer begins a new year Sunday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. We are offering Bible studies and small groups for every age.
Gopher Buddies (ages four and five) and Kids Connections (grades one through four) will meet at the Main Campus. Youth 90º (grades five though eight) and Youth 180º (grades nine through twelve) will meet at the Heritage Center.
Pastor Hubbard will continue his “Question & Answer” study. We will also be offering other Bible studies including a women’s study and co-ed study. Locations for these studies will be announced soon. Look for more information about all of our Sunday night activities in the days ahead.
Sunday Nights @ Ebenezer is an excellent opportunity to experience new depths in your Christian walk while making new friends.

 

VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Grab some friends and come join us for a fun day of volleyball. W are going to be doing a King and Queen of the Beach style tournament play That means instead of competing as team, participants will compete individually. Players will draw a number which determines which team they will play on. All teams will be co-ed. A new draw will occur with each new round. This way everyone gets to play with a new team and gets to know the other participants. In addition to the outdoor volleyball, we will have an indoor chair volleyball tournament inside the church
There is no elimination with this style of play. Everyone plays all day. Points are awarded after each round and at the end of the tournament, a king and queen will be named based on the number of points accumulated.
The date for this year’s volleyball tournament is Saturday, September 28. Play begins at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is being provided
There is no cost to join the tournament. All youth and adults are welcome to come and join the fun. A sign up sheet will be in the foyer in the coming weeks.

 

JUBILEE 2019
Jubilee 2019 will begin Wednesday, October 16 and continue through Sunday, October 20. The theme is “Refreshed by Hearing God’s Word” Service times will be 7:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 6:00 p.m. Saturday, and 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday.
Guest speakers for Jubilee will be Bob Burney, Malcolm Carter, Craig Edwards, Jimmy Franks, and Joe Veal. Worship music will be led by the Ebenezer Jubilee Choir, Buddy and Kerri Mullins, the Pelfrey family, and Jonathan White. Children’s activities will be led by Steve Haney of Cool Kids Ministries and Issac Schmeltzer.
We have special events planned during this year’s Jubilee. There will be a fellowship time with pizza being served prior to Saturday’s service. This will be at 5:00 p.m. There will also be a fellowship time Sunday morning between services. Donuts and refreshments will available. There will be no Sunday school this Sunday.
It is our prayer that everyone who attends Jubilee 2019 will indeed be refreshed by the hearing of God’s Word, uplifted by the singing of His praises, and encouraged and blessed by the sweet fellowship of other believers.
Bring your friends and family members for a memorable week of fresh encounters with God.
 
 
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.