OPPORTUNITIES

SECRET SISTER REVEAL PARTY

All ladies of the church are cordially invited to our Secret Sister reveal/new member party Friday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.
This will take place at the Main Campus. Please bring a snack or dessert to share.
We will be completing secret sister forms, revealing current secret sisters and drawing new names for the upcoming year. You can pick up a form at the information kiosk located in the church foyer. Return the completed form to Sabrina Modzelewski or put it in her mailbox.
If you have never been involved with Secret Sisters, come join us and be a blessing while being blessed!

 

KIDS CAMP AT SCIOTO HILLS

Scioto Hills Christian Camp & Retreat Center’s Junior Revolution is an awesome time of worship, fellowship and instruction from the Word of God for students in grades 2 through 6. There will be lots of singing, learning and playing as we seek to know and be more like Jesus. There will also be a special guest speaker.
All children in grades 2 through 6 are welcome to attend Junior Revolution. The dates for Junior Revolution are Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, 2020. The deadline to sign up for Junior Revolution is Sunday, November 30. The cost per person is $25. This cost includes the event and meals. T-shirts are available for $16.
For more information about Junior Revolution, contact Issac Schmeltzer or you can visit their website at http://www.sciotohills.com/junior-revolution.
 

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, December 14
Saturday, January 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 EVENTS
Our senior adults are taking on a service project and would love for you to be involved. 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.
 
CHURCH-WIDE CHRISTMAS CAROLING
Come join us for our annual church-wide caroling Saturday, December 14 at 10:00 a.m. We are going out as a group to sing Christmas carols. We will travel to the surrounding area of our church to sing to shut-ins and go to Logan Care and Rehabilitation and the Carlin House. Individuals can also meet us at the Carlin House at 10:15 a.m. for our first stop and then join us for our other stops.
Afterwards, we will meet back at the Heritage Center for a lunch and refreshments. If you would like, carolers are welcome to bring a dessert to share for our lunch.
There will be a sign up in the church foyer for individuals and families to sign up. You can also sign up through our VOMO app. For more information, contact Heather Dickerson.
 
HOCKING COUNTY CHILDREN’S CHORUS TO PRESENT PROGRAM AT EBC
Our church will be hosting the Hocking County Children’s Chorus as they present their annual Christmas program. This will take place Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 p.m.
Bring the family and come enjoy a delightful afternoon of Christmas classics performed by this talented group. After the concert, we invite you to join us for a fellowship time. We will be serving cookies and refreshments.
The Hocking County Children’s Chorus was founded in 1979 and gives children in our community the opportunity to enjoy and develop their interests in music and theater. The Children’s Chorus is made up of over 70 children in grades two through twelve. They perform several concerts and musical events throughout the year.
 
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD MOBILE
The American Red Cross blood mobile comes to our church every two months. We have had a tremendous response at our blood drives and want to thank everyone who has donated. So far this year, over 100 units of blood have been donated through our blood drives.
The next blood drive will be at our church Sunday, December 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
All individuals ages 16 and up are encouraged to donate blood. All that is needed is a photo identification, and the completion of a simple form. Those under the age of 18 will need a parental permission form signed. Donating blood is an easy process that takes less than 30 minutes. All blood types are needed and your donation can literally save another persons life.
For the December blood drive, we have 21 sports that are still available. You can sign up to donate blood at www.redcrossblood.org. You can also schedule your appointment by contacting Lisa Heavener at 740-605-2744. Every donation is greatly appreciated.
 
CHRISTMAS CANTATA
Throughout history, God has been unfolding His plan of redemption. The great mystery of Christmas is revealed throughout the pages of scripture, leading up to the divine birth of God’s only Son. This Christmas, experience the wonder and beauty of this glorious mystery with The Mystery of Christmas: A Christmas Moment.” .
Please join us for this very special presentation on Sunday, December 22 during our 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 every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Contact Jeanie Knight for additional information.
 
 
SUNDAY NIGHTS @ EBENEZER BEGINS JANUARY 5
Join us beginning January 5 for Sunday Nights @ Ebenezer each Sunday 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.
Sunday Nights @ Ebenezer is an excellent opportunity to experience new depths in your Christian walk while making new friends.
 

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.