Weekly Announcements 8.27.17
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: August 29th is our Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning, Jr.’s birthday. While he is away on vacation, we pray he has a blessed and wonderful birthday. We love you, Pastor Grainger!
YOUNG ADULT MEET-UP: Young Adults, it’s time to rise up, shine and win in every area of our lives! ALL young adults (that’s those between 18-40ish), come out for the Young Adult Ministry meet-up today after 10:45 service on the third floor. Meet with Rev. Trisch Smith and connect with each other as we enter a new season.
YOUTH MINISTRY: The Youth Ministry back to school activities continues! On Thurs., Aug. 31st, our youth are headed to Hershey Park in Hershey, PA. The cost is $60 per person. Then, Sat., Sept. 2nd, come to the Back to School Prayer Breakfast and Backpack Giveaway. This event is free, but registration is required. Register after service in the Narthex. Help support the Back to School Supply Drive so our students start the school year off with everything they need! Please support by donating school supplies.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS: The next New Member’s class is Sat., Sept. 2nd at 10 a.m. and will focus on faith and salvation.
BAPTISM: The next baptism instruction class for pouring and sprinkling candidates is Mon., Sept. 11th at 7 p.m.
LEADERSHIP MEETING: The next church-wide leadership meeting is Mon., Sept. 11th at 7 p.m. All ministry leaders are asked to attend.
GOSPEL FEAST 2017: It’s less than a month away! Gospel Feast 2017 is Sun., Sept. 17th at both services! Our guest preacher will be none other than Bishop Marvin Sapp and our own, Ricky Dillard and New G will release their new CD.
LITURGICAL DANCE MINISTRY: Liturgical Dance Open Season continues until Sept. 10th. If you want to get a feel for the dance ministry before joining, drop in and take a class. Check the website for session dates.
MEN’S DANCE MINISTRY: In preparation for Men’s Season, we are redeveloping the “Sons of David” Men’s Dance Ministry. All interested young men ages 8-18, should join the Dance Ministry Thurs. nights at 7:30 p.m. from Aug. 31st – Sept. 10th. Call 301-265-8269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PRE-MARITAL INSTITUTE SEMINAR: Considering engagement, engaged or already planning your wedding? Come out for a Bone of My Bone Pre-Marital Seminar taught by Pastor Jo Ann Browning Tues., Sept. 19th at 7 p.m.
PMI–FALL SESSION: Couples planning weddings for this fall and 2018 are encouraged to invest in their relationship with pre-marital counseling. The Bone of My Bones Pre-Marital Institute is held on Saturdays for 8 weeks from 9-11a.m. The first class begins Sat., Sept. 30th. Cost is $75. Register in the Admin. Office.
EBENEZER INSTITUTE(EI): The Ebenezer Institute is being revived as a community development canter. The mission is to provide education and lifelong learning programs for members and the community. A survey has been designed to capture members’ needs. Complete the survey on the church website from Aug. 28th – Sept. 30th. Responses will help identify courses for a Jan. 2018 launch.
CREATIVE GIFTS CLASSES: Our new Creative Gifts classes will begin in early Sept. Develop your creative gifts in drama, drama, art for children and adults, instrument playing writing, singing, directing, video production and technology. Cost is based on number of classes. Sign-up in the Narthex after service.