OPPORTUNITIES

 
 

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, August 10
Saturday, September 14
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 MINISTRY EVENTS

We have some fun events planned for the senior adults of our church.
On August 31, we will be going to the Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio. The Wilds is a safari park featuring animals from around the world including giraffes, cheetahs, rhinoceros, antelope, and more. A sign up sheet with more details will be in foyer in the coming weeks.
We invite all senior adults age 60 and up, to join us each month for our senior adult activities. We rotate between a luncheon and an outing.
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.
 
 
FAIR MINISTRY AT THE PERRY 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 Perry County Fair in New Lexington Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 20. Heaven’s Silent Singers will perform Tuesday, July 16 at 12:00 p.m. During the week, we will be distributing gospel tracts, making balloon animals, and for the first time have a food booth. We will need lots of help each day from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
If you can help out, please contact Jason Lipp.

 

 
CHRISTMAS TOY MINISTRY NEWS
Our Christmas Toy Ministry has collected a lot of toys this year and we are needing to put them in totes and organize them. We have set aside Saturday, July 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.to get this accomplished. We have urgent need medium size totes to put toys in. These can be new or used as long as they have lids.
We also have a need for board games, teenage gifts like ear phones, scarfs, and iTunes gift cards.
If you have any questions, contact April Lowther or Tammy Lipker.
 
WIDOW/WIDOWER LUNCHEON
We invite all of our widows and widowers to a very special luncheon. We will be serving a delicious meal and desserts. The luncheon will take place at the church’s Main Campus on Saturday, August 3 beginning at 12:00 p.m. We will also enjoy a time of fellowship.
Invitations will be mailed out to our church’s widows and widowers in the coming days. If you do not receive an invitation, but would like to attend, call the church office at 740-385-8411. We invite to bring a friend. You are welcome to bring a friend, just let us know on the invitation or when you call the church office.
 
CHURCH WIDE POOL PARTY
Come and join us for a summer pool party. This is a church-wide event that will take place Sunday, August 4, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We will be meet at the Logan Pool on Market Street.
We will be serving pizza, snacks and drinks. You can bring a dessert to share if you would like. There is no cost to attend. We ask that girls and ladies wear one piece swimsuits please.
If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact Issac Schmeltzer.
 
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.