The Weekly Epistle 2/19/20

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
Everything in the world has a natural bell curve. Seeds, for example, sprout, grow into trees, bear fruit, and die. Likewise, ministry strategies also follow a natural process of development. God plants a vision in the heart of a leader, the vision grows and flourishes and runs its course, before eventually coming to a natural conclusion. Six months ago, Momentum Student Ministries was on the tail end of such a curve. But as one of the most enduring pop ballads of the 90’s states, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
In last week’s epistle, I shared that Momentum has a new leadership team. In this week’s epistle, I would like to share our new ministry plan. Before I share the details, I would like to point out that this plan is experimental. We’re going to try some new things over the next four months. In June, we will assess how things went and develop a long-term plan accordingly.
Without further ado, here’s the plan…
Momentum will return in March as a monthly program. We will retain the format of the weekly program, but with a renewed emphasis on preparation. We will seek to make the night fun and engaging. Special games and guest speakers are all in the works for this new exciting incarnation of our flagship ministry.
We will be holding three special events over the next four months to foster opportunities for outreach, growth, and fellowship amongst our teens. 
This spring, we’re going to run a pilot Sunday school program for teens called Momentum Sunday Study. We are putting together a special team of teachers and curriculum to help students grow deeper in their knowledge and relationship with Jesus.
This March, we’re going to run a pilot basketball outreach just for teens. The outreach will take place Friday nights from 7-9 for the entire month.
That’s the plan for the next four months. I am still working with the Ministry Team to nail down details like exact dates and times, but we will share more soon. Keep your ear to the ground!
I want to leave you with an invitation. 
Back in November, I asked EBC members at large to consider joining a special prayer team to pray for Momentum during this time of transition. Seven people signed up, and like Aaron and Hur holding up Moses’ arms in battle, they have faithfully been holding Momentum up in prayer. Would you consider joining that team and increasing the influence and power of prayer over our ministry? I send out an email with prayer updates once a week. Email me at if you would like to join the team.
Pastor Dan

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

One Woman, One Prayer, One Son

1 Samuel 1-8

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Created for Connection

EBC is hosting a marriage conference for the EBC family. This will be a two-day event, Friday night and all-day Saturday, April 3-4.
There will be 4 workshops to choose from that will be taught by four of our very own counselors and Pastor. Signups begin this Sunday. Check out the bulletin for your brochure.

“Wisdom and the Will of God”
From the Book of Proverbs

This Sunday morning at 9am will be our final week as we look at how life works from the perspective of wisdom.

Coffee & Connect

Join your fellow ladies at Wayfarer Coffee Roasters tomorrow, February 20th from 6pm-7:30pm for a time of fellowship. 

Discovery Class

Join us for 4 weeks beginning March 8th on Sunday mornings at 9am. This class is for those looking for more information about our church and those considering membership.

Fellowship of Prayer

Our next prayer event will be Sunday March 15th at 6pm. Join us as we come together for a time of worship and prayer.

Love INC Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Love INC of the Lakes Region would like to invite everyone who has volunteered in any way over the last 3 years to a volunteer appreciation dinner. Let us, the board of directors, serve you a dinner to say thank you for all you have done to help Love INC serve others within our local communities. Join us Sunday March 1st from 3pm-5pm at EBC Fellowship Hall. 
Please RSVP by 2/27 to or 366-1525

Ministry Fair

The next Ministry Fair will be Sunday 3/22 and 3/29. You will have opportunities to learn more about the ministries here at EBC and sign up to volunteer and get involved!

Women’s Night of Worship

Thursday March 19th Wayfarer Coffee Roasters 7:30pm-9pm Doors open at 7pm. Come out for a night or worship, prayer, and fellowship with women from our local churches. Let’s come together and minister to each other as we all gather in His name!


Save the date for this year’s OnGoal Soccer Camp! 
June 23-27

EBC Kids

Serve once a month in the Nursery or as a teacher or teachers helper in Pre K- Grade 5! Contact the Church office or Mary Whitman for more information.

Cancellation Procedure for Sunday Mornings

In the event of bad weather that would potentially impact services, the following will be taken into consideration: the current weather in Laconia, timing of the weather event, and whether roads, walkways, parking areas will be cleared. A decision will be made by 7:30 am to cancel one or both of our services. Events in the afternoon or evening will be dealt with separately. EBC will notify of cancellation using the following:  WMUR TV, Church website news feed , Email (weekly epistle list), and EBC public and private Facebook pages.