2017 Spring and Summer @ EBC!

How was your Easter? Can you believe that it is over and behind us? That doesn’t mean we can’t take a moment to celebrate what God did on Easter and what He plans to do in our lives in the future as we follow Him!

So, what happened on Easter Sunday at EBC?

Our church family served with both unity of spirit and anticipation to see God work!
All of the prayer, sacrifice, and your sweet and hopeful spirit made Easter Sunday special!

God blessed us with guest families!
We are grateful for the new families God brought to our church on Easter. They said they received the post card invite and wanted to come and see what we were all about! They did! I am glad that our invite efforts were successful. Let’s pray that they return this week.

The work of the Holy Spirit of God was very evident in both the 9 & 11 a.m. services!
The music and the message were both encouraging and challenging as we gave witness of the resurrection of Jesus Christ! Both services went smooth as well.

The refreshments between the services for our ministry teams were delicious!
Our fellowship was uplifting as well! All those serving during the services received a needed boost. Thank you to all who helped with the food and refreshments.

Our attendance was solid!
We had a total attendance of 290, with returning guests and new families as well!

Our Easter offering total:
So far, we have received close to $1500 for our Easter offering! Your offering will help to purchase a new projector and enhance our overall worship experience at EBC. If you have not yet given your Easter offering you can give your offering this Sunday or online at ebclife.org!

A special thank you:
Thank you for all those who decided to serve on a ministry team on Easter Sunday! Our welcome team, with all our ushers, greeters, and parking lot workers, our music leaders and singers, nursery, and children’s church workers all served Jesus and EBC well. Thank you!

What’s happening next at EBC?

We are so grateful to God for how He worked in and through us on Easter Sunday! We are looking ahead, however, to see where God is leading us and to what He desires to do in the future at EBC!

Resistance Teens Scavenger Hunt —Saturday, April 22nd at 2:29 p.m.!
We will be hitting the mall and having some fun. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled adventure. Bring an adventurous spirit, enough money to buy dinner at the food court, and a camera phone.

New Sunday Morning Sermon Series, “Purpose Driven Family”!
On Sunday, April 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. we begin a new sermon series at EBC! We will see how the right purpose, built on a solid foundation of Jesus, His Word, and healthy relationships, will help our families live out God’s purposes and thrive! This Sunday, Dr. Shoemaker launches this new series with the message called, “Managing conflict in marriage!” Come and see how to deal with and resolve family conflict the Bible way!

Young Women’s Bible Study Continues this Sunday, April 23rd!
The Lies Young Women Believe Bible study, for high school and college-age girls, continues this Sunday at 6:00 PM. They will discover how to identify lies and replace them with God’s Truth.

AWANA Store Toy Donations!
We are collecting new toy donations for our AWANA Store night, during the month of April. Please Bring toys that have a price range from $5-$20. There will be a bin in the back of the church to collect these donations.

Senior Ladies Bible Study—April 26th at 10:30 a.m.!
Ladies come join us for a sweet time of study, fellowship, and lunch. Be sure to bring an open Bible, an open heart, and a friend!

Baby Sprinkle during the month of May!
Let’s sprinkle the Francis family with baby necessities as their new baby boy, Oliver, will be born soon! Please leave your gifts in the bassinet located at the back of the church auditorium.

Our kids and teens are planning now to go to summer camp!

Centri-Kid Camp June 12th – 16th—We will be taking our 3rd through 6th grade kids to Centri-Kid Summer camp. For all those interested in their kids going to camp please be sure to contact our Family Pastor Jed Carnes for more information. He can be reached at 904-860-4146 or jed@ebclife.org.

Teen Extreme Youth Camp June 26th – 30th—We will be taking our 7th through 12th grade teens to Teen Extreme Youth Camp. For all those interested in their teens going to camp please be sure to contact our Family Pastor Jed Carnes for more information.

Help with Summer Camp Fundraisers—We are having several exciting fund raisers to help offset the cost of camp for our kids and teens!

Stuff the Envelope begins April 30th! There will be a numbered envelope that you can donate the amount of money listed on the envelope.

Chicken dinners will be served on May 12th! The delicious dinners will consist of grilled chicken, two sides, and a roll. Tickets are available and can be purchased for $7.00 each. Dinners will be ready for pick up, on Friday, May 12th, between 5 and 8 p.m. at the church.

Great Pig Thank You Fundraiser will be drawn on May 28th! For all donations given to the Kid’s Camp Fund you will be entered twice to receive a 1/2 hog cut and wrapped to say thank you. For all gifts over $10 you will be entered again for each $10 increment. Please make checks payable to Emmanuel Baptist Church.

AWANA Store on May 10th
This is an opportunity for the kids to be rewarded for all of their hard work memorizing verses. They are awarded AWANA bucks for reaching milestones within the program and can use those bucks in the AWANA Store.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with us on May 14th
Come and bring your mom and the important women in your life and worship at EBC on this special day as we honor mothers, grandmothers, and all women!

AWANA Workers Banquet May 20th
We will be having a banquet, on May 20th at 5 p.m. at the church, for all AWANA workers and their families, to say thank you for their hard work and dedication. You won’t want to miss this great time of food and fellowship.

AWANA Awards Night May 21st
We will be honoring the AWANA kids, during the Sunday evening service with the awards they have earned. Be sure to invite your friends and family to come and see our AWANA kids honored for the work they have done.

Kid’s Summer Musical Starts May 24th
We will be practicing every Wednesday night, during our summer months for a Kid’s Summer Musical that will be held, on August 13th during the Sunday evening service.

We are celebrating Memorial Day on May 28th
During the 11:00 a.m. morning service we will honor all those who have served and are currently serving in our military. All Armed Forces veterans and those who are currently in the military are encouraged to wear their uniforms.

Celebrate Father’s Day at EBC June 18th!
Come and bring the important men in your life and worship at EBC on this special day as we honor all fathers, grandfathers, and all men.

Vacation Bible School Summer Event July 16th – 20th
Would you like to spend time in the Arctic? EBC is getting ready for our VBS Operation Arctic kid’s summer event! It’s happening July 16th – 20th from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for kids ages K-4 – 6th grade! There will be fun and meaningful opportunities to serve and minister to the kids! So, bundle up and be ready to jump in soon! If you have questions you can see Mrs. Emily Ramondetta or send an email to emily@ebclife.org if you have questions.

There is so much to celebrate and be engaged in at EBC! Hope to see you Sunday!

Pastor Mike Signature