The articles stored on this page come from the time after Rev. Jay Bissett became Ebenezer's new pastor in July 2016.
Blood Drive - May 1
We hope you will come to Ebenezer UMC on Monday, May 1 between 1:30 and 7:00 p.m. to donate blood for the American Red Cross Blood Drive. We will be serving spaghetti, salad, and homemade desserts to the donors. We thank you for helping to save lives by giving blood.
Nancy Sears Birthday Party
We invite our church members and all Nancy Sears' friends and family to join her in the Christian Life Center on Sunday, April 23rd from 2-4:00 p.m. to help her celebrate her 80th birthday. (No gifts please.)
Combined Worship/Fellowship in CLC
We encourage all our members and friends to join us for the Combined Worship Service on Sunday, April 30th at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school will move to 9:00 a.m. We will be serving coffee and doughnuts from 10-10:30 a.m. in the Chrisian Life Center, and you may continue to indulge during the worship service that will be held in the CLC, too.
Relay for Life Poorman's Supper - 2017
We will be serving up lots of pinto beans, fried potatoes and onions, slaw, cornbread, and cobbler for dessert on Saturday, March 4th from 5-7:00 p.m. to help raise funds for Relay for Life. We are asking for donations to help fund our booth at the annual Relay for Life event that raises money for the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research and help people dealing with cancer. Thank you for your support.
Girl Scout Sunday, Feb. 26th - 2017
We will have a special worship service led by local Girl Scout members during our 11:00 a.m. service on February 26. We invite you to bring a covered-dish food to share during a time of fellowship with the troop members and leaders after the service. Drinks will be provided by the church.
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament - 2017
Find out how good your backyard basketball skills really are on Saturday, February 25th (all day). Organize a team of 3 athletes and see how many other teams of three you can defeat on the court of battle. For those not athletically inclined, we invite you to watch the fun and eat lunch with us. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be on sale during the tournament. Proceeds go toward a Bolivia Mission trip this summer. Contact Wayne or Kim Ellis at: 828-396-1320 to sign up your team. There is a fee to participate. Thank you for your support.
Sweetheart Banquet Returns - 2017 Report
Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year's banquet such a success. Ricky Baker served up some delicious and excellently cooked chicken teriyaki and prime steak. The youth waited on tables and helped prepare the salads. Youth Leader, Scott Miller, reports that the effort netted over $1500 for youth activities and ministries. Praise the Lord, and thanks again to everyone who participated!
Our youth are putting on their Sweetheart Banquet again on Saturday, February 18th from 5-7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. The cost is $15 per plate or $20 if you want both meats (chicken teriyaki or T-bone steak). Babysitting services will be available. The children will be served a light meal, too. Proceeds go to the Youth Activities fund. You do not have to be a "romantic couple" to attend. Everyone is invited to participate; so come and enjoy a good meal, lively conversation, and a welcoming atmosphere provided by our youth and their helpers.
Rachel Poe's Birthday Party - 2017
Our members and friends are invited to join in Rachel Poe's 100th Birthday celebration on Sunday, February 5 from 2-4:00 p.m. Stop by and say hello to her and her family as they mark a wonderful milestone in Rachel's life. Maybe you can get Rachel to tell you some interesting and funny stories about her life--she has a century of them! She has a good sense of humor, too. If you missed her filmed interview played last week during our worship service, you missed a good one. Congratulations, Rachel Poe, and may you and your family have a wonderful celebration.
100th Birthdays Celebration Jan. 29th - 2017
We will be celebrating the 100th birthdays of Blanche Kohnle and Rachel Poe at our church on Sunday, January 29th during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. We invite you to bring a covered-dish food to share after the service in a time of fellowship with our two birthday girls. Sunday school will meet at 9:00 a.m.
Quilting Workshop January 28th - 2017
Monica Bissett will lead another quilting workshop on Saturday, January 28th from 9:00-1:00 p.m. Sewing machines will be available. Please contact Monica for more information at email@example.com or 828-545-8074. Please sign-up on the sheet in the hallway. A list of materials needed for the workshop project is available there also.
Stop Hunger Now Packing Event 2017 Report
We had 110 volunteers, who helped us pack 20,008 meals for the hungry. A good time was had by all, and the job was completed in less than 1.5 hours. Our volunteers came from Ebenezer UMC, SCCH Interact Club, and 1st UMC of Granite Falls. We had young children, youth, adults, and "grand" adults working. Great job guys and gals! Next year we hope to pack 30,000 meals. Ebenezer is collecting donations to pay for the supplies now. Write the amount on the offering envelope in the "Other" section and write SHN or Stop Hunger Now on the line below. Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's packing event such a success.
Volunteers of all ages are invited to help us pack 10,000 meals for the hungry on Saturday, January 21st from 10:00 a.m.-Noon. No matter what your age or physical condition, we will be able to find a way for you to help with this project; so please come and help. You can stay as long as you like if you cannot work the full two hours. A light lunch of rice and pinto beans will be served after the packing as an example of what many people in the world rely on for food every day of the year.
We are thankful that the South Caldwell High School Interact Club will be packing another 10,000 meals with us. We also express deep appreciation for everyone who gave to this project to help pay for the meals and packing supplies. May God bless you and bless the people we help with these meals.
UMW Country Store - 2016
Ebenezer's United Methodist Women will open their Country Store on Saturday, November 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They will be serving a hot and delicious breakfast and then lunch later in the morning. Homemade baked goods will also be on sale, along with used items and crafts. Fill up your belly and shop for bargains and Christmas gifts at this annual event.
All proceeds help fund the women's ministries through the coming year. We thank you for your support.
Blessing of the Animals/ONE Worship - 2016
On Sunday, October 30 during the ONE Worship service at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Jay will conduct a blessing of the animals ceremony. We invite you to bring your 2, 4, 6, 8, and no legged companions with fur, feathers, or scales to be blessed. Please put your pets on a leash or in a carrier for their safety, or bring a photo of the animal instead.
Sunday school will meet from 9-10 a.m. on this Sunday.
Revival, Oct. 9-12, 2016
Our annual Fall Revival begins on Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. and runs through Wednesday meeting at 6:00 p.m. each night. We will have guest speakers from the ministries listed below to tell us about the work they are doing to spread the love of Christ throughout the community. We will take up a love offering each night for the ministry being promoted that evening.
Sunday --- KAIROS (prison ministry)
Monday -- Stop Hunger Now
Tuesday -- Congregations 4 Children
Wednesday -- Habitat for Humanity
We will also worship with music and song and prayer. We hope that you will join us and invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers.
Homecoming & $10,000 Sunday - 2016
We thank everyone who gave extra on this Sunday. We raised a $8,741 to put on the Christian Life Center mortgage principle. God bless you!
We invite all our previous members and affiliates and current ones to our annual Homecoming Service on October 9th. We will begin worship at 10:00 a.m. (there will be no Sunday school), and share a covered-dish lunch afterwards. Please bring a favorite dish or dessert to share, if you can. Ebenezer will provide beverages. Help us celebrate our church and its ministry to the community; and enjoy a wonderful time of fellowship and good, good eating. See you there!
UMM/Youth Breakfast Fundraiser - 2016
Ebenezer's United Methodist Men and Youth groups will be serving up a hot breakfast on Saturday, October 8th from 6-10:00 a.m. to help raise money towards the purchase of a church van. Come in for a delicious meal and show your support of our church youth. Thank you!
Annual Benefit BBQ - 2016
Our annual barbecue fundraiser was moved from springtime to September 16-17 this year. Friday evenings, we will serve meals from 4-7:00 p.m. On Saturday, we are open from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. The barbecue pork is cooked/smoked on the premises. Plates are $9 each and include barbecue pork, sauce, baked beans, slaw, roll, choice of a homemade dessert, and beverage. Take-out is available. Proceeds go towards helping people in the community with their medical bills. We thank you for your support.
Back to College Dinner
Rev. Jay is inviting all our college students and young adults (18-30) to join him at Sims Barbecue on Saturday, August 13th at 7:00 p.m. for dinner. The group will then return to the parsonage for more fellowship.
We want to remind our college students to provide Ebenezer with their contact information while they are in college, so that we can keep in contact with them. You remain a part of our family.
UMM Breakfast Fundraiser 2016 - Report
The men raised over $1220! Thank you guys for the hard work, and thank you to everyone who gave so generously during this event.
Our United Methodist Men's group will have a breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, July 31st at 8:00 a.m. All proceeds will go to a family within the church to help pay medical and related expenses. This is a ONE WORSHIP Sunday, so Sunday school will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Senior Citizens Trip
We invite our senior citizens to a trip to Valle Crucis on Tuesday, July 19th. You need to be at Ebenezer by 9:00 a.m. Food will be provided, but please bring $1.
VBS Commencement and Closing Event
We invite parents, grandparents, and uncles and aunts of our VBS participants to join us for our 2016 Vacation Bible School closing assembly at Redwood Park in Hudson. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Free hamburgers and hotdogs, along with desserts, will be served. Join us as we celebrate and recall another great VBS at Ebenezer UMC.
Rev. Bissett Commissioning Service
There will be one worship service on July 10th as we commission our new pastor, Rev. Jay Bissett, to begin service and ministry at Ebenezer UMC. Sunday school moves to 9:00 a.m., and our combined worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. We hope that you will join us in welcoming Jay and encouraging him as he begins working for God and his kingdom in Caldwell County.
Surf's Up! VBS Begins July 10th
Come on over to the surf shack Sunday-Thursday, July 10-14 and find out about God's waves of love that he has poured out on people all over the world since time began. Below is the nightly schedule through Wednesday. We will have a special treat for everyone, including parents, etc. on Thursday night, so the schedule will be different that evening. Come to VBS to find out all about it. See you there!
5:30 p.m. -- Children/teens and their teachers will be served a light supper.
6:00 p.m. -- Adults will be served a light supper.
6:15 p.m. -- Children/teen's Assembly in the CLC.
6:30 p.m. -- Adult class will begin in the sanctuary and last about 1 hour.
8:45 p.m. -- Children will be dismissed from VBS.
Through games, crafts, and drama, we learn wonderful things about God, and about how much he loves each and everyone of us--and that makes everything else that much more fun. Come and be blessed. All ages are welcome.
Contact Information: 828.396.2214 or firstname.lastname@example.org