Fall Preacher’s Post

Wow what a summer!  How did your summer go?  Like ours, I am sure you had some ups and downs—some challenges and victories you enjoyed as well!  Praise God fall is officially here—at least on the calendar! And as we head into the fall season here are some exciting things to both celebrate and participate in as we live out our faith as the EBC family!

What’s been happening at EBC?

Our VBS Summer Event—Operation Arctic:  God blessed us with an awesome VBS and VBS Sunday celebration in July!  Thank you everyone who dedicated their lives, and time, and love to minister to our kids!

Our Awana Kids Ministry Launched in August: our Awana ministry launch was a great success!  Thank you to our children’s leaders and workers for investing in our kids!  Awana kid’s ministry happens on Wednesday nights from 6:45 – 8:15 p.m. 

Our Kids Summer Musical: It was AWESOME to see our kids sing unto the Lord during the Unselfie musical, on September 24th! All of our kids sang out, both the younger and older ones! Thank you to the leaders who worked with the kids! It was such a blessing!

Our Senior Ladies Bible Study met this past Wednesday, October 25th: Our senior ladies gathered and enjoyed a sweet time of study, fellowship, and lunch!

We had a Men’s Restart Activity:  Our men met this past Friday, September 29th, for food, fellowship and solid bible teaching!  Twenty men gathered as Dr. Shoemaker taught the Word.  Brother Bobby Ray gave a testimony as well.  Overall it encouraged and strengthened the faith of the men of EBC!

We welcomed 2 newborns to the EBC family:  The Blizzard family welcomed baby girl Sadie and the Francis family welcomed baby boy Oliver!  We praise God for blessing them with healthy babies!

Our Sunday morning services can be viewed through livestream!  Now that our livestream has been set up our Sunday morning services can be viewed live on Facebook.  Just click on the banner on our Facebook page or our website. ebclife.org.  Livestream is an opportunity for those who are out of town, sick, immobile, or otherwise hindered to watch our services live online.  It is also a great evangelistic opportunity!  Others can also view the service online who may not know Jesus as Savior or have a home church.  A recorded video of the preaching during the service will also be available to view on our website, our Facebook page, and our YouTube channel, in case you miss the livestream.  We are praying that this new online option will bless our church family and reach others as well! Visit our website, ebclife.org. and click on the media menu to learn more.

What’s happening next at EBC?

2017 Stewardship Sundays! Our 2017 Stewardship Sundays begin this Sunday, October 1st!  Each Sunday and Wednesday we will receive practical Bible teaching and preaching that will empower us to steward and manage all we are and have been given by God in our homes and here at EBC!

This past Sunday Dr. Charles Shoemaker preached the Word, inspiring us to be faithful to our commitments to Jesus and our church. Visit our website ebclife.org for the full schedule.

Fall Ladies Night Out: Ladies, save the date!  A fun ladies night out event is coming on October 20th!  More information coming soon!

Fall Festival—November 4th! We will be having our fall festival on Saturday, November 4th at 5 p.m. at the church.  There will be games, good food, and plenty of fun! Please sign up to bring food, help with set-up, and games at the back table at the church! 

Baskets of Blessing–October 29th through November 12th! Hey EBC family and friends! Let me invite you to help fill our baskets of blessing.  This fall we will put Thanksgiving baskets together filled with non-perishable food items so we can bless other families with the love of Christ!  Just bring in your non-perishable food items and place them on the table in the fellowship hall.  November 12th will be the last Sunday to bring in your items. 

Friend Day—November 5th! On November 5th at 11:00 a.m. we will have Friend Day—a day where everyone is encouraged to bring at least one person to church with them.  Who do you know that needs Jesus, a church home, or both? Be a friend and bring a friend, on Friend Day! We will not have Sunday school on this day. 

Praise Service and Pie Fellowship–November 19th! We will be having our Thanksgiving praise service on Sunday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m.  Following the service, we will also have a pie fellowship.  Come and bring your favorite pie to share as we praise our great God and enjoy some great pie!  There will be no midweek service on Wednesday, November 22th. 

How can I be Committed this fall season at EBC?

Fall is here!  Let me encourage you to be committed church members as you follow Jesus with devotion this fall season! Be present at the services, attend the exciting services and activities, and be ready to take steps in your devotion to Jesus and the church.

Blessings to you,

Pastor Mike

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