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Commitment Sunday at EBC!

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Hey EBC Family!

I pray this post finds God’s presence guiding you and His provisions meeting your every need!  Have you enjoyed our Stewardship Sundays so far?   For the past three Sundays we have been inspired to be totally committed stewards of God! God desires that we manage all He has entrusted us with the best way we can.  That includes our lives, time, talents, treasures, His truth—the Gospel, and life’s trials.  As we have learned God not only has given us the responsibility of stewardship He also has provided us with the supernatural ability and His resources to steward everything well, through the work of Jesus.

This Sunday we will have Commitment Sunday!  Together as a church family we will renew our spiritual and financial commitments.  Let me encourage you to join me and make or renew the top 3 commitments:

Commit to follow Jesus all the way and do what He wants you to do, go where He wants you to go, and be who he wants you to be!

Commit to pay your tithe (10% of your gross income) to the Lord here at EBC for the work of the ministry!

Commit to give your faith promise missions offering.  Missions is our responsibility as a church to steward the Gospel of Jesus in our church, community, county, country and beyond.  Faith promise missions offerings are given above and in addition to our tithes, for world missions. Missions offerings are used to financially support our missionaries, who have dedicated their lives to spread the Gospel of Jesus in our country (Church planting) and in foreign countries as well.  If you have not given your National Church Planting Month offering you can do so this Sunday!  Just mark your gift “Church Planting.”  You can also tithe and give offerings online at www.ebclife.org. by clicking the “online giving” menu.  Help steward the Gospel in our community, by inviting someone to Friend Day on November 5th!  You can use the invite card provided in this envelope!

Let me encourage you to fill out two commitment cards.  Keep one for your personal records and as a reminder of the commitments you have made! Turn the other card in this Sunday as an act of commitment to Jesus and the church.  We also use the commitments made to plan our mission’s budget for the next year.  So be sure to turn your commitment card in this Sunday!  Do you or a family member need to be baptized?  We will have baptisms on Sunday night!  There will be a brief meeting, after the morning service, for all who are interested in being baptized.

Jesus is totally committed to us!  He has saved us and has committed to provide all we need to follow Him as faithful stewards.  Let’s do our part, by totally committing to be faithful to Him, with all He has entrusted to us!

Committed to Jesus and His church,

Pastor Mike Ramondetta

Have you been blessed by the ministries of EBC recently?  Please share a comment!

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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

Fall @ EBC!

Running with the Ramondettas!

Well the Ramondetta household is hopping since the arrival of our twins Ella and Kate! That’s not abnormal.  As you know we have 2 other older daughters who have been keeping us hopping for over 10 years:) Our precious twins (now about 7 months old) are doing great! We thank God and our church family and friends for their love and prayers and meals that were provided as well.  Our older girls, Michaela and Sophia, are such a sweet help with the twins as well.  We are truly blessed.

As our personal family has grown so has our church family! It is amazing how God has increased our church in so many ways!  We have added 25 families to our church family so far this year.  The spirit is great and we are growing together as a church! But the year isn’t over yet.  God still is working and has great things in store for us as we follow Jesus together!

What’s been happening at EBC? 

The teens had a great trip to the Night of Joy on September 10th! Because of the hard work and your involvement in the teen yard sale fund raiser the teens were able to go to the Night of Joy event in Orlando! Thank you!

Our VBS Summer Event was Awesome! We went to Camp Kilimanjaro from July 19th – 23rd and God blessed in a great way! We ministered to over 70 kids and had over 50 workers and leaders come together and serve! Our church family grew together in a big way.  And we raised over $840 for missionaries Jim and Adie White to Togo Africa! Our church matched what the kids gave so the offering was $1680! Praise the Lord!

The ladies of EBC had a fun Pinterest Activity! On September 24th our  ladies came together for some great food, fellowship, a devotion, and some pinning fun! They shared their favorite pin and had crafts too! We are blessed with a great group of ladies at EBC!

We had an outstanding Discover EBC orientation Class on October 4th! We had our third class this year and welcomed seven more new families to EBC! (25 new families for the year) We are so thankful for how God is growing our church. Let’s be sure to keep welcoming our new families and help them get acquainted and find their place here at EBC! Learn more about this new member orientation class online at ebclife.org.

What’s happening next?

Stewardship Sundays in October! Our Stewardship Sundays will be during the entire month of October: the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. Our theme is “All the Way!” Each Sunday in October we will be inspired to be good and faithful stewards of God right here at EBC! And that means we are going ALL…THE…WAY! Jesus went all the way for us so we are to go all the way in our love, commitment and devotion for Him and for our church! We will have a joint Sunday school class at 10 a.m. (Adults and teens), Sunday 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services and a Wednesday adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Each Stewardship Sunday is a no miss Sunday! So mark your calendars, pray, and plan to attend each and every service.

Children’s Christmas Program Practice—Sunday nights at 6:00 p.m. We are preparing now to have a great kids Christmas program which will be on Sunday, December 13th, at 6 p.m. There will be practice during the Sunday night service.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend our Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. while the children practice for the Christmas program.

Fall Festival—Oct 17th! We will be having our fall festival on Saturday, October 17th 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!  Come and help us set-up on Friday October 15th at 4:00 p.m.!

Baskets of Blessing—October 25th through November 15thHey 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 15th will be the last Sunday to bring in your items.

Friend Day—November 15th! On November 15 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!

Ladies Christmas Brunch! Ladies mark your calendars. You are invited to attend a Christmas brunch on Saturday, November 21st at 10:00 a.m. at the church.

Praise Service and Pie Fellowship—November 22ndWe will be having our Thanksgiving praise service on Sunday, November 22nd at 6 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 25th.

God has been working in and through our church in a great way this year so far!  As we follow Jesus in a truly devoted way and participate in the activities of the church He will continue to bless and we will grow together upward inward and outward! Don’t miss out on what God is doing here at EBC this fall!

Let’s go all the way for Jesus!

Pastor Mike

How has God worked in your life recently at EBC or in your local church family?  Leave your comment below!

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Fantastic Fall at EBC!

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WOW!  God is really working in and through us at EBC!

What’s been happening at EBC?

We had a great Friend Day on November 16th!  We were blessed to have 117 in attendance, with about 40 more people than usual—that’s great!  Many of those friends worshipped with us for the first time, while others were returning guests!  I thank God for all those at EBC, who invited their friends, made new friends, and for those who were blessed to bring their friends on Friend Day! It was great to see our church family engaged in our mission! Let’s keep friending others and keep connecting them to Jesus and the church! Sunday is coming!

What’s happening next at EBC? 

Celebrate the Holiday Season at EBC!  The holiday season can bring unwanted stress and over the top hustle and bustle, making it hard to celebrate the real reason for the season.  At EBC we want to stay focused on Jesus our Savior and all He has done for us.  We have much to be thankful for and celebrate.  So join me for each Sunday school hour (10 a.m.) and service (11 a.m. & 6 p.m.) and Wednesday night ministry (7 p.m.) and let’s celebrate the holiday seasons together.

Praise and Pie Fellowship—November 23rd! We will be having our Thanksgiving praise service this Sunday, November 23rd at 6 p.m. Following the service we will also have a pie fellowship. Come out and be a part as we praise our great God and enjoy some great pie! There will be no mid-week service on Wednesday, November 26th.

Baskets of Blessing—Now through November 23rd! We are putting Thanksgiving baskets together filled with non-perishable food items so we can be a blessing to other families! Just bring in your nonperishable items and place them on the table marked “Baskets of Blessing”, in the fellowship hall.

How have you been blessed recently at EBC?  Let us know by leaving your comment!