OPPORTUNITIES

UPCOMING CHRISTMAS EVENTS
CHRISTMAS CANTATA
At Christmastime, our hearts and minds long for home. Some journey home to gather with family and friends. Some reflect on the memories of years gone by and joyfully await their eternal home. But for all, Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ.
This year’s Ebenezer Choir Christmas Cantata, “Good News From Home” combines festive original songs and beloved Christmas carols, providing a down-home family Christmas celebration for the whole church family. This cantata will bring joy to the reality of our true home – at home with our Savior.
Please join us for this very special presentation on Sunday, December 23 during the 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services. For those who would like to participate in this year’s cantata, practices will be on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m. Contact Jeanie Knight for additional information.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Join us for our Christmas Eve service on Monday, December 24 at 7:00 p..m. We will gather to celebrate the birth of the Savior with hymns, Christmas songs, and Bible readings. We will observe communion and end the service with a candle lighting. We invite you and your family to this very special service.

 

CHRISTMAS TOY MINISTRY NEWS

The Christmas toy distribution will be on Saturday, December 22 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Main Campus. We would appreciate volunteers to help with the distribution as well as the set up on Thursday, December 20 and Friday, December 21 beginning at 12:00 p.m. each day.
If you or someone you know is in need of help providing gifts, contact April Lowther or Tammy Lipker for a Christmas Toy Ministry application, or you can download an application at http://www.ebc1837.com/christmas-toy-ministry/.
 

MEN’S MINISTRY EVENTS

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

– The next Monthly Men’s Breakfast will Saturday, January 5 at the Main Campus at 7:30 a.m.
 
– The next Out of the Boat meetings will be Thursday, December 27 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, January 12
Saturday, February 9
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.

 

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.