Weekly Announcements 6.30.19
40th Ministry MILESTONE: On today, Sun., June 30th, we recognize Pastor Grainger Browning’s 40th year in ministry. Pastor Grainger, we are blessed by your leadership, your love for God and for His people. Our lives are better because you answered the call to ministry! We love you and thank God for your life and your ministry.
PASTORS’ SCHEDULES: Please continue to pray for our Pastors. Pastor Jo Ann Browning have been invited to preach at the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC for their Summer Revival Thurs., July 11th at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Grainger Browning will preach during the same revival Fri., July 12th at 6:30 p.m. Founded in 1816, Emanuel AME is the oldest AME church in the Southern U.S. and the site of the 2015 mass shooting where nine victims were killed..
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: In observance of Independence Day the Church and Admin. Office will be closed Thurs., July 4th – Sat., July 6th. The 24-hour answering service will be available in case of emergency.
DRESS DOWN SUMMER: Church family we are now in “Dress Down” summer on Sundays! Please remember to still dress “appropriately” for church.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS: The next new members’ class will be Tues., July 9th at 7 p.m. which will focus on faith and salvation. We will not have class Sat., July 6 due to the holiday closing.
BLESSING & LOVE MARRIAGE MINISTRY: Join the Blessing and Love Marriage Ministry (BALM) Fri., July 12th at 7 p.m. for the 10th Annual Summer Breeze White Affair at the Carlyle Club in Alexandria, VA. Cost is $150 per couple. Sign up in the Narthex today!
YOUNG ADULT SUMMIT: Young Adults, it’s our month and time to level up! Don’t miss several events in July. On Thursday, July 1th1 at 7:30 pm, a Young Adult only Red Table & Real Talk discussion. Then on Sat., July 13th it’s a road trip to King’s Dominion for Joy Feast with Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds, Koryn Hawthorne and others. Admission is $50. Then, the 2019 Young Adult Summit is Sat., July 20th from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. we will address destiny, career, relationships, finances and more! Make plans to be in the house for life-changing workshops, honest dialogue and fun activities. Cost is only $25 and breakfast and lunch are included. Please register in the Narthex or online at ebenezerame.org today!
AFRICAN/AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIBERATION MINISTRY: Our 2019 Heritage Weekend is almost here–Sat., July 13 (DNA Testing) and Sun., July 14 (African/African-American Liberation Sunday). Dr. Gina Paige, a world leader in the DNA field, will lead a workshop followed by DNA testing Sat., July 13th. Them, wear your African attire to Sunday’s celebration. Stop by their table after service today. The DNA test reveal will be Sat., Sept. 14.
JEWELS MINISTRY: By popular demand the Jewels are going back to Hurlock, Md. to enjoy a traditional Maryland all-you-can-eat crab feast on the Choptank Riverboat. The bus will leave the church Fri., July 19th at 9 a.m. Cost $88. For more information or to sign up, call 301-265-8313, email Jewels@ebenezerame.org or visit their table in the Narthex after service today,
GOSPEL FEAST: Save the date! This year’s Gospel Feast will be Sun., July 28 with Bishop Larry Trotter & Sweet Holy Spirit. Tell everyone you know and be here!
SHINING STARS MINISTRY: Ebenezer’s Shining Stars Before & Aftercare is closed for the summer. Services will resume Tues., Sept. 3rd. For returning children, registration is $25 and new enrollment is $50. They are looking for teachers and volunteers. If interested, please leave a message at the Admin. Office.
TUTORIAL MINISTRY: The Tutorial Ministry is now on summer break. They will resume services Tues., Oct. 1st at 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed.