Another Pastoral Epistle 11/7/18

On November 11, 1918, in a railway carriage in Compiengne Forest in France there was an agreement (armistice) between the Allies and Germany to end World War I where 116,516 American soldiers lost their lives. Major hostilities were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11thday of the 11thmonth. What the United States previously observed as Armistice Day was renamed Veteran’s Day in 1954. Veteran’s Day honors those who serve or have served in the United States Armed Forces. I thank God for the service and sacrifice of over 20 million veterans in this country! It is a day we remember the scars that veterans have received in battle.

Do you have any scars? I am not talking about military battle wounds, but scars that remind you of something. One scar I have on my left arm reminds me of a box cutter that just missed one of my veins when I was stocking shelves working at a supermarket years ago. It still sends a shiver up my spine thinking about it. Scars remind us of something. It might be the birth of a child that reminds you of the gift of life. It might be a scar from a surgery that reminds you of the life you enjoy today. Any scars?

My mind goes to the Apostle Paul who said, “I bear in my body the mark of the Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 6:17). Paul had physical scars as a soldier for Jesus Christ. I don’t have any of those to show you. Many around the world do have scars because of their faithful witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We will visit this some more as we come to Revelation, chapter 11 this Sunday. Suffice it to say now, do others see the evidence of Christ in your life? Do you have “scars” as a soldier of Jesus Christ?

11/11 is not only Veteran’s Day it is the Sunday our service times change. Our first service will be at 9:00 and second service will be at 10:45. There are some practical reasons for making this change, but I do hope that the reduced time between the two services encourages more fellowship, not less. I cannot stress enough the importance of the time between two services to mingle and catch up with each other.

The change supports our mission. It ties into our purpose in adding the second service in the first place. Our adding of a second service was intended to fill the empty chairs so that more people could engage in the life of God’s people and the worship of our great God and to sit under the teaching of God’s Word. Praise God for the increase of an average of 40 people each week since adding the second service. Most of that growth has happened in the second service, so it is time to see how God grows the first service. May God add to the number of people being saved and to the number of people getting involved in the life of EBC.

Praise God for the 250 kids that walked through our trunk or treat last Wednesday. It was such a blessing to see the church family enjoying the time together and hearing the appreciation of our guests. Several adults expressed thanks. One neighbor stopped to share a prayer request with me. It was a great night!

Hope to see you this Sunday! Come early to check out the ministry displays around the worship center. Praise be to our Savior for His nail-scarred hands!

Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

“From Witness to Worship” Revelation 11

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Service Time Change

This Sunday, November 11th, we will have new service times.
1st service will begin at 9am and 2nd service will begin at 10:45am.
There will still be a fellowship time in between approx. 10:15-10:45.

Operation Christmas Child

You can still pick up your Operation Christmas Child boxes at the Ministry Counter in the back of the Sanctuary this Sunday.
Collection times for the packed boxes will be during the week of 11/12-11/18 Mon – Fri 4pm-6pm and Sat 1pm-4pm.

Ministry Fair

This Sunday 11/11 we will have our Ministry Fair. Stop by the Ministry Tables to see what ways you can get involved here at EBC.

Office Closed

The office will be closed Monday 11/12

New Community Group Starting

In an effort to meet the expanding desire of EBC’s members and regular attenders, we are pleased to announce another Community Group to be hosted in Gilford on Friday evenings at 7:00 PM at the Cobis’. Please contact Tim Whitman at tawhitman@liberty.edu or 540-986-6625 to be connected to this group or any other group!

New Women’s Bible Study

The Women’s Ministry invites you to a 4 week Bible Study beginning Tuesday 11/27, 7pm-9pm.

“Unwrapping the Names of Jesus” will lead us through the 4 weeks of Advent (Hope, Preparation, Joy and Love). The study offers five daily reflections that focus on that week’s name of Jesus. We will gain a greater sense of awe and wonder at who Jesus is.

Sign up at the Ministry Counter beginning this Sunday.

Love INC

Annual Christmas Wreath Fundraiser November 17th.
Order yours today! Call 366-1525.

The Team meeting to go over all the details about the Christmas Blessings Project will be tomorrow November 8th at the Lakes Region Vineyard Church from 6:30pm-8:30pm. If you are being called to volunteer in any way, would like to donate, or have any questions about this event please email: info@loveinclr.org or call the Love INC office at 603-366-1525.

Click HERE to see details on ways to volunteer.

Another Pastoral Epistle 10/31/18

I read that at a pastor’s conference there was a large sign at the front of the auditorium. It hung above the platform for all the pastors in attendance to read each time they entered the room and sat down. In big bold letters it read: “Relax everybody. For once you’re not in charge!” I guess pastors need to be reminded of that. But don’t we all? Isn’t the word to all of us- Relax! we’re not in charge?

In our study through Revelation a major theme that keeps rising to the top is that God is in charge. That’s not to say we don’t have responsibilities to fulfill or that we shouldn’t take charge in roles assigned to us or that we have a Que sera Sera-“whatever will be will be” attitude. But God is in control. The Creator is also the sustainer of all things. Isaiah was stunned at the power of God to create and name and sustain every star in the heavens (Isaiah 40:26).

Even secular scientists conclude that planet earth is “just right” to support life. It has been said this way, “Over the past thirty years or so, scientists have discovered that just about everything about the basic structure of the universe is balanced on a razor’s edge for life to exist.” In other words, there is a recognition by scientists that hundreds of finely-tuned features in the universe are all necessary for the universe to exist and for life to exist in the universe. Naturalists chalk it up to chance. But the most reasonable explanation was that all the just rightfeatures necessary to support life points to an intelligent designer, the Creator God!

The Creator and Sustainer of everything is not irrelevant. So exhale and relax, for the One who calls each star by name and keeps the universe going is the God who holds you. I need that reminder. God calls me to keep in balance living responsibly and trusting in His sovereign control. My confidence is that there are enough mercies to deal with every situation that comes my way. God is in charge of the mercies- they are new every morning. I can trust that tomorrow’s mercy will be sufficient for tomorrow’s troubles or tomorrow’s tasks or tomorrow’s curve balls. Relax! You are not in charge!

One way we express that confidence in God is through prayer. As a church, all we do must be bathed in prayer. Prayer builders is this Sunday from 10:05-10:25. Praise God for the faithful ones who meet each month to pray for EBC and our worship services. Would love to have you join us! With the service time change beginning on 11/11 (9:00 & 10:45), prayer builders will still meet the first Sunday of the month from 10:20-10:40.

Be sure to check out the displays around the worship center this Sunday of the ministries of EBC. This is an opportunity to increase your awareness of what is happening at the church and to see ways you can be involved in our vision for making disciples.

Our God is working in our church. Lives are being impacted through His people and His Word. Our dependence is on Him to grow and sustain us by His powerful hand!

Blessings to you,
Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

“Strong Angel, Strange Assignment” Revelation 10

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Daylight Savings Time Change

This Sunday we change the clocks BACK an hour.

Prayer Builders

Prayer Builders will be meeting this Sunday from 10:05-10:25 in the room behind the stage.

Service Time Change

Beginning Sunday, November 11th, we will have new service times.
1st service will begin at 9am and 2nd service will begin at 10:45am.
There will still be a fellowship time in between approx. 10:15-10:45.

New Community Group Starting

In an effort to meet the expanding desire of EBC’s members and regular attenders, we are pleased to announce another Community Group to be hosted in Gilford on Friday evenings at 7:00 PM at the Cobis’. Please contact Tim Whitman at tawhitman@liberty.edu or 540-986-6625 to be connected to this group or any other group!

Operation Christmas Child

You can still pick up your Operation Christmas Child boxes at the Ministry Counter in the back of the Sanctuary this Sunday. Collection times for the packed boxes will be during the week of 11/12-11/18

OWLS

The next OWLS Event will be Packing Operation Christmas Child boxes. Join them November 7, that EBC Fellowship Hall at 1:30pm. Once the packing of boxes is completed they will enjoy fellowship and dessert. Please see Norma, Jay or Bette, with any questions.

Ministry Fair

This Sunday 11/4, and Next Sunday 11/11, we will be having our Ministry Fair. Stop by the Ministry Tables to see what ways you can get involved here at EBC.

Love, Inc. Christmas Blessings Project

The team meeting to go over all the details about this amazing opportunity to help others will be on November 8th at the Lakes Region Vineyard Church from 6:30 to 8:30pm. If you are being called to volunteer in any way, would like to donate, or have any questions about this event please email: info@loveinclr.org or call the Love, INC. office @ 603-366-1525.
Click HERE to see how you can volunteer.

Women’s Community Group

The Wednesday morning Women’s Community Group will not be meeting next week 11/6.

 

Another Pastoral Epistle 10/17/18

“But we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.” Those words were spoken by the apostle Paul. A man wrote those words? I don’t know about you, but my impression of Paul is that he is a man’s man, a tough-minded guy who wouldn’t hesitate to set you straight if your theology was a bit off. I can imagine if I knew Paul was coming to my house for dinner that I might be a little intimidated. Would my prayer of thanks for the food come up short? Would I be sure to brush up on my knowledge of Scripture before he arrived? Would I concern myself with trying to impress him? And what if he picked up on that?

In that same letter to the Thessalonian church, Paul continued by saying, “We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.” Paul wasn’t afraid to express how he felt about them. There was another side to Paul that could easily be missed. Likely, people were quite comfortable in his presence. He genuinely cared for people and it showed. As the old adage goes, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

At the welcome luncheon (you will hear more on this in next week’s epistle), Pastor Dan “interviewed” me in a speed round fashion to answer his questions with the first thing that came to my mind. Favorite food? Lobster! Favorite Pats player? Brady! Favorite state? Maine! Oops! New Hampshire is a very close second! Favorite thing about EBC? The leadership team I get to serve with and the people of EBC!

It is all about the people! Again, Paul speaks of people as his joy. Church, you are my joy! It is not possible for me to get to know each of you to the same degree. But I love seeing you when we worship each Sunday. I enjoy even the quick greeting or brief check-in that takes place on Sunday morning. When there was a discussion about changing the worship service times which would shorten the time between services, I resisted it a bit because it might mean connecting less with the people on Sunday morning. EBC, you are my joy! I pray for you and want nothing more than to see you grow in Christ and love one another.

Speaking of service time changes, on November 11, we will be switching to a new schedule in order to grow the first service. First service will be at 9:00 and second service will be at 10:45. The hope also is that the shortened time in-between services will result in more people connecting with each other.

Don’t forget about the opportunity to show our neighborhood we care by using our facility to host Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:00-8:00. Consider decorating your trunk. We are shooting for 20 cars (we presently have 7). You can also sign up to provide candy or food for that evening. Do pray that we touch this neighborhood with His love as people pass through that night! It is all about people!

With thanks for you,
Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

“Global Warning!”
Revelation 8

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Service Time Change

Beginning Sunday, November 11th, we will have new service times.

  • 1st service will begin at 9am
  • 2nd service will begin at 10:45am.

There will still be a fellowship time in between approx. 10:15-10:45.

Operation Christmas Child

Starting this Sunday, you can pick up your Operation Christmas Child boxes at the Ministry Counter in the back of the Sanctuary.

Save the Date

The next Ministry Fair will be held Sunday November 4th. Stay tuned for more details to come.

EBC Kids Date Change

The “EBC Kids Volunteer Training and Brunch” that was schedule for October 20th has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 1st, from 9:30-11:30am. All EBC Kids volunteers, please make this change in your calendar.

Service Time Change

Beginning Sunday, November 11thwe will have new service times.
1stservice will begin at 9am and 2ndservice will begin at 10:45am.
There will still be a fellowship time in between approx. 10:15-10:45.

Trunk or Treat

We will be hosting our 3rd annual Trunk or Treat!

  • October 31st from 5pm-8pm, bring your kids by the gym parking lot for some extra fun!

This is a great way to get to know our church neighbors and them us.
We would like to have our parking lot full of decorated trunks for a safe place for kids to enjoy the evening. If you would like to participate and decorate your car trunk you can sign up this Sunday. There are also other ways you can help make this night special by donating cider, candy, or making a soup or chili for our participating families to have for dinner that night. Other items needed are fire pits, lighting and portable generators.

Sign up this Sunday at the Ministry Counter and see Laura Hollenbeck with any questions.

Love INC

Annual Christmas Wreath Fundraiser November 17th.
Order yours today! Call 366-1525.
NEW December Christmas Blessing Project. Will provide Christmas gifts to 25 children from their 2018 clients. You can help sponsor a local child with any denomination.

Gift cards can be given to Ron Deducca or Norma Phillips.

Clients will contribute $10 per child and receive a $100 gift card to shop for their child.

They will attend a Christmas Gospel program. A trained Love INC volunteer will shop with them for their children’s gifts.

Clothing Donations Needed

Belknap county Dept. of Corrections is asking for clothing donations for both male and female inmates for when they are released from custody as well as for inmates who have job interviews through the Work Release Program.

Donations will be collected now until the end of October.

Please see Lisa Bauman. A box will be located by the coat closet where you can leave your donations each week.

Suggested items are:

  • Coats and jackets
  • winter hats
  • scarves and gloves
  • winter boots
  • blue jeans
  • sneakers and shoes (W sizes 5-10 and M sizes 9-13)
  • socks
  • white polo shirts
  • pants and dress pants
  • button down dress shirts
  • blouses
  • sweaters
  • blazers

Another Pastoral Epistle 10/10/18

Have you noticed that “being busy” is a badge of honor? When asked, “how is it going?” a reply of, “busy” is a satisfying response. I am not against busy. I have often answered in that same way. But the deeper question is, “Am I busy about the right things, the best things?” No doubt Jesus was busy. And no doubt He was called to the best things!

I am reminded of the time when Jesus was visiting Martha in her home. For all of us type A personalities, this scene can bug us a little. We can relate more to Martha than her sister Mary who chose to sit at Jesus’ feet while Martha was running around preparing the meal. Let’s face it, if we had Jesus over dinner we would want to put on the best spread possible. At some point, Mary abandoned helping Martha in the food preparations to sit and listen to Jesus. Jesus says, “Martha, Martha, you are bothered and upset about getting all the food dishes ready, but Mary got the best dish,” (my translation). Martha chose a good thing. Mary chose what was better. Every day we are faced with choosing the good, the better or the best. In our busyness, are we busy about the best things? In all the demands of life, are we choosing time with our Savior?

Busy is on my mind because tis the season, right? School activities are in full swing. There is apple picking, Pumpkinfest, leaf peeping, one last trip to that hot spot before it closes for the winter, chores around the house, and church events to attend. I cannot choose what is best for you for I have a hard time getting it right for myself. But I can assure you of this; as your pastor my heart’s desire is to put before you what I believe is best for EBC. Also, my greatest desire for all of us here is that we choose knowing Christ more deeply as the one thing that is needed over everything else. I hope that the spread of events we provide push you toward becoming a fully committed follower of Christ, who lives out the gospel and shares this gospel!

Let me highlight a couple of those events. If you have started visiting EBC within the last two years or know someone who has that you can invite, there is a Welcome Luncheon this Sunday following the second service. The meal is provided. This is a great opportunity to engage people in the life of the church by connecting with others from EBC.

We are holding our third annual Trunk or Treat on October 31 from 5:00-8:00 in the gym parking lot. This is a great opportunity for our church neighbors to meet EBC familes and share in a fun night that we sponsor. Go online to get some ideas of how to decorate your car and show up that Wednesday night. We need your help for food, candy, and other practical needs to make this a successful night (sign up at ministry counter).

In the busyness of our Sunday mornings, many of you are making a point to make our visitors feel welcomed. There are lots of new faces as our attendance has been averaging 240 since switching to two services. That is up 40 or so people from the months prior to that change. Most of the growth has taken place in the second service. In an attempt to grow the first service, we will be changing the times of the two services. Beginning November 11, our first service will begin at 9:00 and second service will begin at 10:45. There will still be at least a half hour in between for mingling, and hopefully by slightly shortening the time in between, there will be more opportunity to run into those attending the other service.

Serving an awesome Savior,
Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

“The Sealed Ones” Revelation 7

Last Sunday’s Sermon

CEF Children’s Workers Conference

Come enjoy workshops on Sharing the Gospel with Young Children, Discipline, Ministering to Special Needs Children and More!
This Saturday October 13th9am-2pm at EBC.
Conference Fee $25 Price includes lunch and all workshop supplies.
For more info go to www.facebook.com/cefnh.org/ or call 603-369-4566

ELMM

The next meeting of the Military Ministry (ELMM) will be
Saturday October 13th@ 0800.
This months meeting will meet at the EBC Gymnasium.
Veterans, retirees, active duty military, men, women and all denominations are welcome. Please come join us in fellowship, prayer and discussion of our common bond of those who serve.
(Please note this is a personal ministry and not an EBC church ministry

Newcomers Luncheon

If you are new to EBC in the past two years, you are cordially invited to our Welcome Luncheon for new attenders THIS Sunday, October 14.This will be a great opportunity to meet and connect with other newcomers and members of the EBC family. The luncheon will be held after the second service, approximately 11:45. We hope to see you there. Please follow this link to RSVP via Facebook or you can email the office.

EBC Kids Date Change

The “EBC Kids Volunteer Training and Brunch” that was schedule for October 20th has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 1st, from 9:30-11:30am. All EBC Kids volunteers, please make this change in your calendar.

Help Wanted

EBC is currently looking for a part time janitorial / general maintenance person to complement our existing janitor. This will be a paid position. Duties to include cleaning and general maintenance of the EBC facility, mowing & trimming of lawns, some snow shoveling, sanding & salting and other duties as the need arises. Candidate must be a self-starter and be able to work with a minimum amount of direction. This position will report directly the Facilities Trustee but must be able to take direction from the Pastors and administration people. For more information contact Bill Wixson at 603-524-8580 or email buildings@ebclaconia.com.

Help Needed

Karen Doyen is looking for someone temporarily to be a companion to a young blind woman in Franklin. This is a paid position and the hours are Mon – Fri 9am-1pm for about 6 weeks. Please call Karen at 320-1838 for more details.

Trunk or Treat

We will be hosting our 3rdannual Trunk or Treat!
October 31stfrom 5pm-8pm, bring your kids by the gym parking lot for some extra fun! This is a great way to get to know our church neighbors and them us.
We would like to have our parking lot full of decorated trunks for a safe place for kids to enjoy the evening. If you would like to participate and decorate your car trunk you can sign up this Sunday. There are also other ways you can help make this night special by donating cider, candy, or making a soup or chili for our participating families to have for dinner that night. Other items needed are fire pits, lighting and portable generators.
Signup this Sunday at the Ministry Counter and see Laura Hollenbeck with any questions.

Love INC

Annual Christmas Wreath Fundraiser November 17th.
Order yours today! Call 366-1525.
NEW December Christmas Blessing Project. Will provide Christmas gifts to 25 children from their 2018 clients. You can sponsor a local child for $100 per child. Clients will contribute $10 per child and will attend a Christmas Gospel program. A trained Love INC volunteer will shop with them for their children’s gifts.

TREC Art Contest

Trajectory REC’s Monday Night Basketball Program is having an art contest! They are looking for artists, designers, those with a creative flair to come up with the new TREC logo to be featured on all TREC Basketball materials including shirts!
The winning designer will receive a $100 GC to Olympia Sports!
Please see Justin Whitman for the details of the contest: jkwhitman119@gmail.com.

Clothing Donations Needed

Belknap county Dept. of Corrections is asking for clothing donations for both male and female inmates for when they are released from custody as well as for inmates who have job interviews through the Work Release Program.
Donations will be collected now until the end of October.
Please see Lisa Bauman. A box will be located by the coat closet where you can leave your donations each week.
Suggested items are: Coats and jackets, winter hats, scarves and gloves, winter boots, blue jeans, sneakers and shoes (W sizes 5-10 and M sizes 9-13), socks, white polo shirts, pants and dress pants, button down dress shirts, blouses, sweaters, blazers.

Another Pastoral Epistle 10/3/18

Imagine with me a gathering on a beautiful fall day at my house with lots of people. On the lawn outside, children are playing a game of tag. Other adults and children are sprinkled around the backyard. There is chit-chat and enjoying some fun around a game of horseshoes or volleyball or joining in with one of the kid’s silly games.

You notice that some people have moved from the lawn to the back deck. On the deck, where there are fewer people, they are talking about the weather, the local fairs, sports, and best places for some apple picking.

Inside the house in the living room there are less people than on the lawn and deck. The atmosphere is different inside this room. People are more relaxed and there is lots of laughter going around. They seem to enjoy being with each other. These people seem to know each other a little better.

After staying for a little while in the living room you make your way to the kitchen. There are a handful of people sitting around the kitchen table. There is not enough room for more than a few people. It is at the kitchen table where there seems to be more personal stories told and people seem to know each other quite well.

Now imagine that this trip through my home during a social gathering represents how relationships work. There are times for hanging out on the lawn. There are people we are comfortable with on the deck talking about safe topics. Then there should be those people we know a little better and can laugh and share stories with. And we all need kitchen friends. Sharing meals, struggles, joys, happenings at work, school, home, and the various seasons of life.

The point is we have different relationships with different people. There are acquaintances. There are “hang out” friends. There are close confidants. They are all important. They all provide opportunities to encourage one another. They can be connecting points for common ground and interests. They open the way for us to listen in on other’s stories and gain a greater understanding of their background, experiences, and happenings that have shaped who they are. Hopefully, they move us to appreciate our Creator God who has made us all different. And to appreciate people on various levels.

Imagining this journey through my home could potentially bum you out! “I wish I had kitchen friends!” I can understand this feeling, however I cannot fix that. But I can encourage you. Earnestly pray about this. Intentionally make it a priority to get together with others. And give it time. The timing of when to move to the next room is determined through mutual disclosure.

I do hope you have joined a community group. I am convinced that in time that is where relationships are established. But highlighting community groups was not the reason I took you on that journey through my home. The more people I get together with, the more I hear there is a lack of close relationships. Frankly, it breaks my heart each time I hear that. I am praying that as I ask, “What’s next for EBC?” the answer in part is, “We are a friendly church that makes friends.”

Hope to see you soon!
Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

“Breaking the Seals” Revelation 6

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Prayer Builders

Prayer Builders will be meeting this Sunday from 10:05-10:25 in the room behind the stage.

MSM

Momentum will NOT be meeting next Tuesday 10/9

Help Wanted

EBC is currently looking for a part time janitorial / general maintenance person to complement our existing janitor. This will be a paid position. Duties to include cleaning and general maintenance of the EBC facility, mowing & trimming of lawns, some snow shoveling, sanding & salting and other duties as the need arises. Candidate must be a self-starter and be able to work with a minimum amount of direction. This position will report directly the Facilities Trustee but must be able to take direction from the Pastors and administration people. For more information contact Bill Wixson at 603-524-8580 or email buildings@ebclaconia.com

Help Needed

Karen Doyen is looking for someone temporarily to be a companion to a young blind woman in Franklin. This is a paid position and the hours are Mon – Fri 9am-1pm for about 6 weeks. Please call Karen at 320-1838 for more details.

Trunk or Treat

We will be hosting our 3rdannual Trunk or Treat! October 31st from 5pm-8pm Bring your kids by the gym parking lot for some extra fun! This is a great way to get to know our church neighbors and them us. We would like to have our parking lot full of decorated trunks for a safe place for kids to enjoy the evening. If you would like to participate and decorate your car trunk you can sign up this Sunday. There are also other ways you can help make this night special by donating cider, candy, or making a soup or chili for our participating families to have for dinner that night. Other items needed are fire pits, lighting and portable generators. Signup this Sunday at the Ministry Counter and see Laura Hollenbeck with any questions.

Right People in the Right Places
Network Workshop

Part 1: Option 1 Saturday 10/27 9am-12pm
Option 2 Thursday 11/1 6pm-9pm

Part 2: Saturday 11/3 9am-12pm

Must attend both parts. Sign up in advance to get your book at the Ministry Counter.
This will be the last week to sign up

Welcome Luncheon

If you are new to EBC in the past two years, you are cordially invited to our upcoming Welcome Luncheon for new attenders on, Sunday, October 14. This will be a great opportunity to meet and connect with other newcomers and members of the EBC family. The luncheon will be held after the second service, approximately 11:45. We hope to see you there! Please follow this link to RSVP via Facebook or you can email the office.

ELMM

The next meeting of the Military Ministry (ELMM) will be Saturday October 13th@ 0800.

This months meeting will meet at the EBC Gymnasium. Veterans, retirees, active duty military, men, women and all denominations are welcome. Please come join us in fellowship, prayer and discussion of our common bond of those who serve.

(Please note this is a personal ministry and not an EBC church ministry)

TREC Art Contest

Trajectory REC’s Monday Night Basketball Program is having an art contest! They are looking for artists, designers, those with a creative flair to come up with the new TREC logo to be featured on all TREC Basketball materials including shirts! The winning designer will receive a $100 GC to Olympia Sports! Please see Justin Whitman for the details of the contest: jkwhitman119@gmail.com

Clothing Donations Needed

Belknap county Dept. of Corrections is asking for clothing donations for both male and female inmates for when they are released from custody as well as for inmates who have job interviews through the Work Release Program. Donations will be collected now until the end of October. Please see Lisa Bauman. A box will be located by the coat closet where you can leave your donations each week.

Suggested items are: Coats and jackets, winter hats, scarves and gloves, winter boots, blue jeans, sneakers and shoes (W sizes 5-10 and M sizes 9-13), socks, white polo shirts, pants and dress pants, button down dress shirts, blouses, sweaters, blazers.