Weekly Announcements 5.27.18

May 29, 2018 -

2018 WOMEN’S SEASON: We are approaching the mountain top experience…the 2018 God is a Wonder Women’s Spiritual Retreat and Restoration Conference is this week…May 31-June 2! Sisters, don’t miss this moment designed for you by God! You can still register onsite Thursday, May 31.

Men of Ebenezer, we need you! Brothers are needed to serve at various times during the retreat—starting Tues., May 29 -Sat., June 2. Help is needed to drive vans and golf carts, assist with setup, parking, security and Admin. Office support. Sign-up in the Narthex or online at ebenezerame.org or contact the Men’s Ministry leadership.

Also, don’t miss the 2018 Women’s Day Choir rehearsal Tues., May 29th at 8 p.m. This rehearsal is open to all women interested in singing on Women’s Day. Then, make plans for Women’s Day Sun., June 3. Our guest preachers will be Rev. Dr. Jessica Ingram at 7:45 AM and Rev. Dr. Claudette Copeland Fellowship at 10:45 AM service.

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Celebrate and remember our military members and loved ones at Ebenezer’s 19th Annual Memorial Day Celebration sponsored by the Comfort Department along with the Reach Out to Military Ministry and the Young People Care Initiative tomorrow, Mon., May 28th at 10 a.m.in the Main Sanctuary. We will honor those who served in the Armed Forces, as well as celebrate the memories of loved ones that have gone home to be with the Lord through a powerful Word, and dynamic praise and worship. The guest speaker will be Rev. Kenneth Johnson, Military Chaplin of the U.S. Air Force. The entire family is welcome.

PREACHING ENGAGEMENT: Please continue to pray for our Pastors. Pastor Grainger Browning, Jr. will be preaching at 10th Street Baptist Church in NW, Washington DC for Rev. A. C. Durant’s 30th Pastoral Anniversary Weds., May 30th at 7p.m.

NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS: New Members’ class will not be held Sat., June 2nd, but will resume June 9th. The focus will be Christianity and Discipleship.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS): 2018 Vacation Bible School will be June 25-29 from 9 a.m.-12 noon.    Vacation Bible School volunteer training will be held Sat. June 9th at 8 a.m. at the Original Church. For additional information, call the Admin. Office.

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.

MEDIA MINISTRY: The Multi-Media Ministry is seeking persons with experience in Front of House Audio and Monitor Mixing. We are also seeking volunteers for video filming, production, duplication and sales. Please email at cooperj@ebenezerame.org or call the Administrative Office.

TENNIS MINISTRY:. The Tennis Ministry will start its tennis camp on Mondays starting June 4th from 7-8:30 p.m. at Friendly High School. $15 for children under 16 and $25 for adults. Contact Bro. Isiah Smith at tennis@ebenezerame.org. or call 301-248-8833.

35th PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY: Our Pastors 35th pastoral anniversary year continues! As part of this celebration, we will host Ebenezer AME Family Reunion Weekend June 23-24. Sat., June 23rd will include a Family Reunion Fellowship here at Ebenezer, including games, a historical tribute, video showing of old services, and more! Then on Sun., June 24th, we will have special worship services with guest preachers at 7:45, Rev. Harold Hayes and Rev. Tony Lee at 10:45. Then at 5 p.m. the Ebenezer Choir Reunion Concert with former choir members AND directors! Tell everyone you know, it’s time to come back home to Ebenezer AME for our Family Reunion.

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. We are also seeking all former Liturgical Dance members to join Family Reunion Weekend! Go to ebenezerame.org to get information on all rehearsal and 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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