2016 It’s a new year @ EBC!

Happy New Year to you and your family!  How was your Christmas holiday?  God gave our family and our church family a great Christmas.  We enjoyed the time we were able to spend together.  The food, activities, and the special times we shared were terrific.  We are also grateful for what God has done this past year in 2016 and are equally excited about this New Year!  Are you ready?

What’s been happening at EBC?

We had great Holiday Christmas parties!
Each adult Bible fellowship class gathered together and celebrated this special time of year together.  Thank you to all of those who hosted these great fellowships!

The Resistance teens had a fun trip to St. Augustine!
The Resistance Teens had a fun trip to St. Augustine!   God gave us a wonderful time as we rode the train through the historic city of St. Augustine and enjoyed food and fellowship!  We are excited about what God is doing and will do next in the Resistance Teens!

The Children’s Christmas Program went well!
A big thank you to Mrs. Kelly Alford and her team as they led the kids program.

The AWANA Christmas celebration was a blast!
We also had our first AWANA store open for our kids for the first time!  As kids work hard to memorize Scripture they earn AWANA bucks they can spend in the store.  It was a blast! Great job kids and workers!

We enjoyed delicious food and great fellowship at our Cocoa and Cookie Fellowship. 

Our Christmas and New Year’s Sunday services were special and inspirational!
There is no greater way to celebrate the birth of our Savior than in church worshiping together.  What a special service it was.  On New Year’s Day Dr. Shoemaker brought a great challenge to us all on how to have a successful New Year.

Our Christmas offering was $915.
Thank you to all those who gave!  We look forward to putting these funds towards some of the projects we have been working on.

 What’s Happening Next?

AWANA Workers Halftime Huddle on Sunday, January 15th
There will be a lunch for all workers and their families directly following the morning church service and a directors/workers meeting after lunch.  Child care will be available. Please sign up at the back table of the church with the name and number of attendees and the sides and dessert you will bring.  There will be no Sunday evening service on this day.

  • On January 25th we will be having Western Night in AWANA.  Clubbers are invited to dress in something western this night, such as a cowboy or cowgirl.

Pastor Mike Continues the New Year’s Sunday Sermon Series, “How Can I Make this New Year Better Than Last Year?” Come and worship at 11:00 a.m. and be ready to take steps to making this New Year the best one yet!

Ordination Service for our Family Pastor, Jed Carnes on January 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
Join us for this special service as we acknowledge, affirm, and ordain Bro. Jed to the Gospel ministry!  There will be a finger food fellowship following the service!

Baby Sprinkle
Let’s sprinkle the Carnes family with baby necessities as their new baby boy, Jacob, will be born January 16th!  Please leave your gifts in the bassinet located at the back of the church auditorium.

New Resistance Teen Bible Studies in January! 
Brother Jed, our Family Pastor, is teaching our teens on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. on the accuracy of the Bible and some alleged contradictions.  He also has started a series in the Teen Sunday School class on what does it mean to be a Baptist.  They will be learning some foundational truths about what makes up a true New Testament church.  Be sure to encourage your teen to attend!

Ladies Night Out January 31st
Ladies lets kick this year off right.  Come for a fun night of food, fellowship and a devotional on Tuesday, January 31st at 7:00 p.m.  Be ready to share your best tip to get organized in this new year.  Please sign up at the back table in the auditorium.  Everyone is welcome to come and bring a finger food to share.

The next Discover EBC Orientation Class is February 5th
Are you ready to take your next steps in Christ and our church?  Sign up to attend the next Discover EBC orientation!  You will learn about who we are, what we do, and why!  And you will see how to become part of the church family!  The next Discover EBC will be on Sunday, February 5th, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Lunch is provided. Sign up on line or at the back table to attend!  There will be no Sunday evening service on this day.

Ladies Bible Study – Jonah– Begins February 13th at 7:00 p.m.
What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this 7-session Bible study, Priscilla Shirer redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God’s invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.  Come join us for this great study on Monday nights at 7:00 p.m.  Please sign up at the back table.  Cost of workbook is $10.  If you have any questions, please see Emily Ramondetta.

Don’t Miss our 2017 Vision Night Event on February 26th at 6:00 p.m.
Our Vision Night Event is so important for you to attend I moved it to the 26th!  Vision Night is an evening where we look back at 2016, and then look forward to what we will accomplish in the new year!  There will be a delicious dinner, and a presentation about the future of our church to include specific details about the building we will construct!  Come and be ready to invest in our church family and our exciting future!

New Year’s Challenge
God has truly blessed us this past year and has given us the gift of a new year!  Let’s keep being faithful to Jesus and our church by attending and participating in the services, worshipping, serving, tithing, giving, and praying!  And let’s continue to grow together in our faith, invest in our church family, and see our exciting future become a reality!

Expecting great things,

Pastor Mike Signature