REVIVAL Season at Ebenezer
Ebenezer is divinely blessed to realize that the best way to get through the remainder of 2019 is not by way of survival, but with a REVIVAL. Therefore, the time of REVIVAL is almost here. Ebenezer welcomes back Reverend Paul Little of Bibb Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Macon, Ga to preach at this years’ Youth REVIVAL and Pastor Christopher Wimberly, Sr. of Hunter Hill First Missionary Baptist Church will preach at our Annual Church REVIVAL. Youth REVIVAL will take place June 4-6 at 7pm and Church REVIVAL will take place July 8-12 at 7pm.
REVIVAL is a purposeful season of religious renewal and spiritual restoration, after a period of apathy and indifference by too many leaders and members, we can look forward to revival to become delighted and excited again about doing what Christians and the church have been commissioned to do for the cause of Jesus Christ.
REVIVAL is valuable and vital: In a world where God is disrespected; where the Bible is ignored; where spirituality is deserted; where the church is abandoned; where Christianity is misrepresented; where morality is on the decline; and where the world and America are becoming more dangerous and deadly, we definitely need a reviving REVIVAL. We urgently need a REVIVAL that will restore our commitment to God, our relationship with one another, and our dedication to the Great Commission that Jesus gave to the church.
A reviving REVIVAL is absolutely essential to inspire and bless us with the following: To acquire the mind of Christ; to learn the ways of Christ; to do the will of Christ; to reach the lost for Christ; and to teach the saved for Christ. When that is faithfully done, then Ebenezer can be earthly and heavenly known as the REVIVED CHURCH where the lost are found; where souls are saved; where the needy are helped; where the hungry are fed; where the neglected and rejected are encouraged; where the
criticized and the struggling are accepted; where lives are improved;
where burdens are lifted, and where the hopeless finds hope.
INVEST IN THE REVIVAL AND BE BLESSED BY
-Rev. Dr. Winfred M. Hope, Pastor
THIS MONTH @ THE WEST
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7 9am-12Noon. The 2019 VBS theme is: On Safari: “Managing What Belongs to God”. Registration forms are available at the registration table in the foyer following worship service, or online at www.ebcw.org.
Youth Revival is June 4th – June 6th at 7pm. This year we welcome back Reverend Paul Little, pastor at Bibb Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Macon, Ga. This year’s theme for Youth Revival is “A Church in Transition”. Following Youth Revival on June 6th, Lil’ Ice Cream Dude will have free Ice Cream treats for children ages 17 and under.
Church Business Meeting
A Church Business Meeting will be held Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary for Voting on candidates for the position of Pastor of this great Church. All members are encouraged to attend. Members of the Pastoral Search Committee will attend to answer questions and conduct the proceedings. This meeting is important for the future of this Church. It is your opportunity to have your voice heard regarding this important matter.
Our Annual Church Revival is July 8th- 12th. Rev. Christopher Wimberly, pastor at Hunter Hill First Missionary Baptist Church will be our guest preacher. Our theme this year will be “A Church in Transition”.
57th State Congress of Christian Education
The 57th Annual Session of the Congress of Christian Education is July 22-26, 2019 in Columbus, Georgia. Church members who are enrolled and regularly attend Bible Study or Sunday School are invited to register and attend the State Congress. Persons interested in attending, please submit your name to the church office by June 21, 2019.
The Celebration Luncheon on August 3rd ticket sale is available to the public and Ebenezer Members. Tickets can be purchased on our website at www.ebcw.org or by stopping by the church office. Ticket price is $40 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under.
EBCW Children & Teen Ministry Updates
During the months of April and May, Children’s Church was canceled to allow our children and teachers the opportunity to participate in worship during the pastoral candidates’ visit to our church. Kids for Christ Children’s Church is back for the summer of 2019! See below for the summer schedule:
June 9, June 23, July 14, July 28, August 11, and August 25 at 10am in the McCoy Classroom
Children can now donate canned and non-perishable food items to the Little Food Pantry. Please bring food items on 2nd Sunday June 9, 2019 or bring them by the church office.
4th Sunday is Teens Living for Christ (TLC) Teen Church. On Sunday, June 23rd teen church will take place in the Fellowship Hall and on July 28th teen church will be held at Hard Labor Creek as the teens bring their retreat to a close. For more children and teen information, send your requests/questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens Living for Christ Retreat
Where: Hard Labor Creek State Park Cottages
When: July 26-28, 2019
Teen Living for Christ will attend a retreat where there will be interactive and engaging discussions led by guest speakers. There will be time carved out for ministry building exercises.
The purpose of the retreat is to recharge and refocus the teens as they prepare to go back to school. There will be a $30 deposit. To sign up for this retreat, please contact Sis. Chandra Mincey, Sis. Keisha Ryals or Bro. Fredric Creamer.
The children and teens of EBCW need Christian role models and volunteers. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer to assist the coordinators with upcoming events and programs, please email Tiara Smith or Marcel Mincey at