God is sure blessing EBC as the disciples of Christ gather to worship Him and accomplish His work. It has been a great fall so far!
Here’s what’s been happening lately:
EBClife.org Has Officially Launched
We are very excited that our very first website is officially up and running! It has been quite a project, but we are so glad that God has blessed our hard efforts and enabled us launch EBClife.org. We thank Steven Jordan, our EBC web manager; Nick Blevins, web designer; Dennis Schaffer, graphic designer; and the other members of our Web Team who helped with this project! Our new website is going to have a great impact on our church family and attract more guest families in the days ahead. As you begin using our website, you’ll not only be able to stay informed of church events and stay in tune with church life, you’ll be able to interact, engage, converse via Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail. You can also give online too! Check it out for yourself and let us know what you think.
God Has Added Another Family to EBC
Here at EBC we are glad when God brings new families to worship with us. It’s even more exciting when the new families attend for a while and then decide to join, becoming part of our church family! The Hanks Family, Marty, Heather, Blaire, Hunter, Bailey, and Hannah, along with close friend Brittany Pearce made the decision to join our church family recently. We welcome them to our church family, and we look forward to serving the Lord together here at EBC! It is an exciting thing to see new guest families become active members of EBC. If you have questions about how to become a member, please talk with the pastor or another ministry leader.
It’s also very exciting when God blesses our church families with children. Praise the Lord that the Bells had a healthy baby girl, Haidyn Victoria Bell. Congratulations, Edward and Victoria!
Ladies Had a great Fall Fellowship
The EBC ladies met on Saturday, November 5 for the fall fellowship! Led by Miss Emily Ramondetta, the ladies had some great food and connection. Their lesson focused on being thankful and praising our great Savior Jesus Christ! It is great to see our ladies connect and grow in their faith.
Pastor/Worker Seminar went well
On Saturday, November 12 our very own Dr. Charles Shoemaker was the main speaker at a seminar for pastors and Christian workers at the West Jacksonville Baptist Church in Jacksonville Florida. Dr. Shoemaker taught some great lessons. His practical teaching on ministry was helpful and a blessing!
The Kids Zone in the “Zone”
God sure has blessed EBC with some loving gifted workers in our Kids Zone ministry! More and more kids are coming and then coming back. They love it! They had a fun activity at a bowling alley in Jacksonville on Saturday, November 19. All the kids had a blast bowling. They finished their activity at Pizza Hut where they ate some yummy pizza and treats! We sure appreciate all of the workers who serve in the Kids Zone.
EBC Music is adding life to the church
God continues to add life to our Sunday morning worship service! One big reason is because of the uplifting, God honoring, encouraging music. Thanks Bro Jeff Davis for leading our music at EBC! We also thank Amy Davis, Bobbi Croft, Margie Croft, Kelly Alford, Bro Jimmy Combs, Pastor and Miss Emily Ramondetta for singing each Sunday on the praise team and providing other special music too. What a blessing. Keep it up!
EBC is Getting Recharged
God has been recharging our church family on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:15 p.m.! We were glad to have Rev. Bill Mosley, veteran missionary and active member of EBC, as our guest speaker during November Recharge. His practical Bible teaching about the Christian life was a great encouragement to our church family.
Thanksgiving Worship Service Hit the Spot
We had a great Thanksgiving service this past Tuesday, November 22nd! People shared meaningful testimonies about how God had been working in their lives and how He had given them victory this year. The Bible lesson reminded us that we always have Someone to praise no matter what: our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ! The pie fellowship was great too. The pies were delicious and the time shared with church family was fun. This of course was just a warm up for Thanksgiving day.
What’s happening next?
Exciting Sunday Morning Worship
God has been strengthening families on Sunday mornings at EBC! Pastor Mike has been preaching a series of messages called “Extreme Spiritual Makeovers: Home Edition.” This is a sermon series designed to speak to every family, helping us grow healthy families that know God and experience His presence, healing, and blessing. This week’s sermon title is: “Developing Curb Appeal!” Be sure to come and bring a friend.
Dr. Charles Shoemaker will be our guest speaker for December Recharge! He will be speaking on this timely subject: “An In-depth Study on the Christmas Story.” He will be answering some questions like, which Old Testament Prophecies speak of Christ’s birth? Why was Zacharias rebuked for questioning the Angel, but Mary was not? Who was the first recorded person to call Jesus, Savior? Don’t miss it!
EBC’s Wednesday Recharge has relevant ministries for all ages including adults, the Resistance for students in grades 7-12, the Kids Zone for kids in K4-6th grade, and a nursery for children 0-3 years of age.
Special Holiday Services
We are having a special Christmas Eve candle light service on Saturday, December 24 at 6:00 p.m. There will be refreshments, singing, and a short Christmas devotional. Be sure to bring your friends and family.
Christmas day falls on Sunday this year. We will have one combined service on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday school or Sunday evening service on Christmas. Let’s use this special day of worship as a way to invite our family, friends, and neighbors to worship with us and celebrate the birth of our great Savior and King.
New Year’s Services
Get ready for the New Year with EBC on Saturday, December 31 at 6:00 p.m.! This special New Year’s Eve service starts with a New Year’s challenge from the pastor and a special time of prayer to dedicate our church family and the New Year ahead. There will be a New Year’s party to follow with food and games for those who wish to stay.
New Year’s Day also falls on Sunday this year. We will have one combined service on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday school this day or Sunday evening service. Plan to join us as we worship God, focus on our exciting future, and pray for the New Year!
As we gather together each service to worship God it is clear that He is providing the help, healing, and direction we need in our lives! He also is providing us with some opportunities to help more people know Jesus and make Him known. That’s why we are here. We thank God for who He is, what He has done, and what He will do in and through EBC in the days ahead!
How’s your church life? Have you been blessed by the ministries at EBC or your local church? Start the conversation by leaving your comment!