Weekly Announcements 5.13.18

May 15, 2018 -

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY: Happy Mother’s Day to Pastor Jo Ann Browning, every mother, grandmother, aunt, and those with mothering spirits. We thank God for your guidance and love! We love you and pray you have a wonderfully blessed day!

2018 WOMEN’S SEASON: Women’s Season continues! Calling all educators! During this Women’s Season, we honor and celebrate all educators. The Education Ministry will host its first Teacher’s Brunch Sat., May 19th at 10 a.m. Through the generous donation of business owners this event is FREE to all educators. Registration and tickets are still required to attend. Stop by their table in the Narthex after services or sign-up at ebenezerame.org.

Sisters, learn skills and tips for improving your finances at the Financial Savvy Workshop for Women with Rev. Melanie Gamble this Fri. May 18th  at 7 p.m.

Finally, don’t forget to register for the 2018 God is a Wonder Spiritual Retreat and Restoration Conference at godisawonder.com. Sisters attending this year’s retreat are encouraged to attend the Retreat Briefing on Tues. May 22 at 7 p.m. God IS a wonder!!!

RETREAT BRIEFING:   SISTER’S SAVE THE DATE! The 2018 God is a Wonder Spiritual Retreat and Restoration Conference briefing will be Tues., May 23rd at 7p.m.

RETREAT PLANNING: There will be a mandatory “all hands-on deck” meeting Tues., May 22 at 6 p.m. for the 2018 Women’s Spiritual Retreat. All key area representatives are asked to attend, which includes Admin. facilities, security, parking, ushers, men’s ministry, transportation, support, and others.

QUARTERLY CONFERENCE: The First Quarterly Conference for conference year 2018-2019 will be held Tues., May 15th at 7:30 p.m. promptly in the Boardroom. The report date for this First Quarter will be March-May 2018. Combine all information in one brief report. Please inform Pastors’ Office, if you are unable to attend the meeting.

NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS: New Members’ class will be held Sat., May 19th at 10 a.m and will focus on Church History.

REACH OUT TO MILITARY (ROTM): The Reach Out to Military, Comfort Ministry, and Young People Care Initiative Ministry is sponsoring the 2018 19th Annual Memorial Day Celebration. Let’s celebrate our Military loved ones Mon., May 28th at 10 a.m. at the Original Sanctuary). Those who attend are invited to “Fish Fry Fellowship” afterwards on the church grounds!

TENNIS MINISTRY: The Tennis Ministry is beginning their 2018 Tennis camp on Mon. June 4 at 7 p.m. at Friendly High School. Cost is only $16 for ages under 16, and $25 for adults. Email tennis@ebenezerame.org.

BASKETBALL MINISTRY: We are currently recruiting players for the summer program. Boys and girls from age groups 7-18 are welcome. Volunteer coaches and administrators are also needed. Practice begins May 15 at 7 p.m. Please call the church or see them after service in the Narthex.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: The 2018 Ebenezer AME Vacation School will be June 25-29 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or staff member, the Vacation Bible School training workshop is June 8th at 12 p.m. Leave a message at the Admin. Office.

PARKING MINISTRY: Volunteers are needed for the Parking Ministry. Volunteer once a month after each service. Training & equipment provided. Call the church or email parking@ebenezerame.org.

YOUNG ADULTS MINISTRY:  Young Adults, don’t meet us, but beat us to Young Adult Bible Study, Thurs. May 17th at 7:30 p.m. as we continue this series, Clean this House. There are some bad habits, negative thoughts and unhealthy things and people we need to remove from our lives. Come get the tools needed to clean things up!

ANNUAL HEALTH AWARENESS & SPORTING DAY SURVEY: Thank you for attending our 20th Annual Health Awareness and Sporting Day! We would like to hear your impression of the various activities of the day. We continually strive to improve the experience, for all those who attend. Go to the ebenezeame.org website. The deadline to submit feedback is Fri., May 18th.  

35th PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY: It’s our Pastors 35th pastoral anniversary! As part of this celebration, we will host Ebenezer AME Family Reunion Weekend June 23-24. Saturday, June 23rd will include a Family Reunion Fellowship and an Ebenezer Choir Reunion Concert Sunday, June 24 at 5 pm! We are seeking all former choir members to join the Reunion Choir. If you’ve ever been in any choir, Kings Men, Rejoice/Young Adult, Bible Study Choir, you name it, please join us as we celebrate the years through song. Sign-up in the Narthex today and go to Ebenezerame.org to get a full list of the various choir rehearsals.

We are also seeking all former Liturgical Dance members to join us for Family Reunion Weekend. Go to the website to get information on practice dates and more information.

Don’t forget you can continue to give your 35th love offering to Pastors anytime throughout the year. A designated basket is available each Sunday. We are grateful for God’s grace to thrive at 35!

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