The Messenger - Eastern Hills Baptist Church

Pastor’s Paragraphs
thanks for the good
response to the first of
the series of messages
on the family. i trust you
will encourage others to
be in worship to share in
these vital thoughts for
christian families. also
be reminded of the opportunity for the Marriage Retreat just over a week away. there
is still time to contact the church office or
Ricky Solar.
Don’t forget to visit the website often. as
was evidenced by some new folks to our
church sunday morning, it continues to
serve as a beacon for our church ministries.
there you will find up to the minute event information, programming and ministries.
also you will find the latest issue of the mail
out as well as blogs from our ministers. i
am so grateful to Susan Cline and the work
she does for us in continuing development
of this ministry for our members as well as
those who might be seeking a church home.
research tells us the web site of a church is
a critical tool in the process of finding a
church.
congratulations and thanks to our
Women’s Ministry for the outstanding conference this past weekend. these conferences are a blessing to our church as well
as to women from across the area. our
prayer is that the spiritual impact will continue to bear fruit for the Lord and our
church for months and years to come.
silly little stories sometimes make significant and pointed messages for us. Here’s
one of my favorites. “to illustrate the matter
of commitment to his son, the father asked
this question, ‘three frogs were sitting on a
log and one decided to jump off. How many
frogs were left?’ to that the young boy answered, “oh, that’s easy dad, two.” then
the father quickly corrected the boy by saying, ‘You weren’t listening.’ ‘once again
now, three frogs were sitting on a log and
one decided to jump off. How many frogs
were left?’ the answer suddenly dawned on
the young man. He changed his answer to
‘three, because one had only decided to
jump, he was not committed to jump.’ commitment is not easy. it requires more than a
decision, it takes commitment.” therein we
find a great issue for the church to ponder
today.
L. Rick Marshall
IN THE PULPIT
A.M. “Faith & Family Working Together”
Luke 14:25-27
P.M. “Where’s The Lord When We Hurt?”
Psalm 23:5
Vol. 59 No. 5 / Friday, Februay 6, 2015
www.EHBConline.com
EHBC, Montgomery, AL
Join us on Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14 for
a lot of fun as we talk through some very eclectic lessons on
a variety of topics regarding your marriage!
Deadline to register is Sunday, February 8. So be sure to call us
at the church to sign up. Invite your friends, also! 272-0604
DETAILS? YOU WANT DETAILS!? OKAY HERE YOU GO...
Dates: Friday and saturday, February 13-14
times: Friday 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
saturday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Food? Yes! always!
We’ll feed you Friday and saturday!
topics: Love, man, it’s all about the love...
actually we’ll cover a variety of topics ranging from
Differences in men and Women, Love Languages,
influence, Honor, Forgiveness and staying in Love.
cost: $25 per couple
LeaDer: ricky solar
pLace: reception room
a speciaL tHing: round table Discussion
about anything you want to talk about!
CHILD CARE: Yes, if you will need child
care please let us know in advance and
we can arrange that for you!
MUSIC NOTES
Youth Choir sunday at 4:45 pm
Homebound Lord’s
Supper Observance
This Sunday, February 8, 2015
This Sunday, February 8, 2015
If you are willing to help, please
meet at 2:00 pm in Room 139.
We gratefully acknowledge gifts
to the church in memory of:
Raymond Bryan
given by: alex & Debbie Johnson
Dotty Blevins
Larry & sue spears
Dan & Brenda summers
Bill & Virginia morgan
Betty Hutchinson
gayle Harper
martin & Brenda glover
robert & robbie Barnes
al & aimee steineker
Debra Walters
Kevin & nicole Walters & Family
angela & tJ moulton & Family
Mary Vann
given by: alex & Debbie Johnson
Betty mcgraw
mary claire sellers
Judi Lackey
given by: alex & Debbie Johnson
Bruce & emilie reid
Frances Smith
given by: Dotty Blevins
Annie Edwards
given by: Dr. & mrs. Hamp greene, iii
Jacob Jinright
given by: alex & Debbie Johnson
STUDENT NEWS
Disciple Now Weekend
February 20-22, 2015
Cost $30
This is an area-wide discipleship
weekend event. We will meet in
homes this year as well as the church.
Sign up now for this wonderful
weekend experience!
Jesus, the One and Only
A study of the life of Jesus
based on the book of Luke.
Beth moore
mondays at 1:30 pm
Led by susan Lanthrip
Gripped By the Greatness of God
Expound upon Isaiah’s encounters
with God, to rediscover the
wonder of God’s attributes.
James mcDonald
tuesdays at 9:30 am
Led by cecelia armstrong
Me, Myself, & Lies:
A Thought-Closet Makeover
This study will encourage you to replace
hidden negative thoughts with positive
truths from God’s Word.
Jennifer rothschild
tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Led by Kimberly turman
Precepts: Genesis Part 2 The Fall,
the Flood and the Nations
Kay arthur
tuesdays at 9:30 am; 6:30 pm
Led by Judy ray
meets in Judy’s home at 6:30 pm
All ladies are invited! Childcare will be provided only when requested to Susan Sessions in the church office.
Missions of Mobile
MISSIONS OF MOBILE will be presenting a concert at EASTERN
HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH on Sunday night, March 8th at 6:00 pm.
missions of mobile, is a classical worship ensemble from the University of mobile. through
the use of multiple languages from across the world, the group hopes to cross cultural
boundaries in pursuit of taking the gospel
to the corners of the earth.
our own, Karissa smitH, is a part of
this group.
A love offering will be received to help with
the groups’ future mission trips to share the
gospel.
WILD GAME DINNER
Saturday, March 7, 2015 • 6:00 pm • CLC
Tickets $8.00 per person or $60 a table
Tickets are available Sundays in the Green Ridge Welcome Center and Wednesdays in the gym
It’s hunting season and we need to start now in gathering deer meat, or
any other donations, for our upcoming Wild Game Dinner in March. We
need approximately 10 to 13 processed deer donated for this year’s event to
be successful. Each person will receive four (4) passes to this year’s Wild
Game Dinner for each deer donated.
Our guest speaker this year is Siran Stacy, former football player. In November 2007, his life changed forever when a drunk driver struck his van, a
mile from their home, killing his wife and 4 of his 5 children. Come hear his
testimony and hear how the Lord has carried him through this tragedy and
continues to work in his life. Please contact Larry Kennedy 850-8405 or the Church Office
272-0604 if you have a deer to donate. Please help us in making this outreach event successful.
Volunteers are needed to bring appetizers. Be sure to sign up in SS or
call the church office if you would be willing to help.
PICTURES NEEDED!
Start now and send your Hunting/Fishing/Game pictures to Ricky Solar (ricky@ehbconline.com)
or Melissa Steward (melissa@ehbconline.com) for this year’s Wild Game Dinner.
These pictures will be shown on a big screen at this event, and always fun to watch.
Children’s Ministr y
B I RT H DAY B OA R D
Mastin Wells
Lilah Waters
February 7
February 12
(11)
(4)
Discipleship Classes
Both beginning at 4:45
Prayer: Principles and Practice
“preparing the prayer Warrior”
“Putting on the Full Armor of God”
led by Dave Furst
Meets in Room 154
Why Do You Believe That?
Meets in Room 150
Up-coming Events
SENIOR ACTIVITIES
GAME DAY
tuesday, February 10
CELEBRATION SINGERS
thursday, February 12 & 26
CHAPPY’S BREAKFAST BUNCH
monday, February 23
the Youth Department is in need of volunteers to make desserts
for Disciple now Weekend and Breakfast items for sunday
morning, February 22nd. if you will be willing to donate an
item(s), please drop off desserts in the gym on Friday, February
20th or breakfast items on sunday morning, February 22
between 8 - 9 am in the reception room. this is the time of
year when we have the most youth in our church, so we will
need Lots of goodies! please contact Jill Wells,
279-9824 to sign up.
Thank you in advance for your help!
SENIOR ADULT TRIP
March 23-27, 2015
Savannah, Georgia and St. Augustine, Florida
$730.00 per person Double occupancy
price includes motor coach transportation • 4 nights accommodations
one dinner cruise • 2 theatrical productions
3 evening meals... and much more.
Detailed itinerary available in the church office. call the church office to sign up.
caLLing aLL senior aDULts to
come anD Be a part oF tHe
“Glory 2015 Conference”
at mt Hebron West Baptist church
in elmore, aL
thursday, February 26
1:30 - 4:30 pm
cost $16 per person
the bus will leave at 12:30 pm.
Featuring three outstanding talents, squire
parsons, Frank Jones and guy anderson.
sign-up today in sunday school or call the
church office for this great event!
The February edition of “The Encourager”
is available in the Sunday School Classes
and the kiosks.
TERRY VEAZEY
Pray for Evangelist Terry Veazey as he
preaches in Oradea, Romania during
the dates of February 5 to 16.
For additional information,
go online to www.terryveazey.org
Veritas
Sunday, February 15 at 6:00 pm
The unmistakable sound of Veritas
brings a fresh approach to the
contemporary classical genre. These
five male vocalists sing both new
and old songs, delivering the sound
of love, hope and excellence.
Visit their website, veritasfive.com.
A Love Offering will be received.
W E D N E S D AY N I G H T M E N U
February 11, 2015
Family Night Meal 4:45 p.m.
Capraise Chicken
Feta Pasta
Vegetable Medley
King’s Table Salad
Roll
Lemon Pound Cake
Drink
CHILDREN’S MENU
Beef Hot Dogs, Chips, Cookie, Drink
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SOUP/SALAD BAR
Baked Potato
Please note that you must CALL THE CHURCH
OFFICE BY12:00 pm ON MONDAY
to make or change your reservation.
NO SHOWS ARE EXPECTED TO PAY
FA M I LY
CONGRATULATIONS
to John and Mirenda Tatum on the birth of a
granddaughter, emily Blaire tatum, born January
15, 2015. proud parents are seth and ashley
tatum.
CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY
to Hamil & Sandra Martin & Family in the
death of their step-granddaughter, Haley Bell.
to Maurice Willis in the death of his wife, Fritz
Willis. (Former eHBc minister)
LIBRARY MEMORIALS
the book, “Waiting on god” by charles
stanley given in memory of Curly Thomas by
Kendrick ss class.
MEN’S PRAYER GROUP
Tuesdays at 6:45 am • All men are invited!
MEN’S
BIBLE STUDY
MONDAY’S • 6:30 - 7:30 PM
ROOM 150
MINISTERIAL STAFF
Dr. Rick Marshall ......................................Senior Pastor
Dan Harrison ...................................Associate Pastor of
Senior Adult Ministries & Administration
Ricky Solar ......................................Associate Pastor of
Education & Families
Keith Pate ...........................................Minister of Music
Greg Gosselin .................................Minister of Children
Mark McLendon ..........Minister of Students & Activities
Debbie Farthing .................................Pastor’s Secretary
Donna Brown ...................................Financial Secretary
Melissa Steward ...................Education/Youth Secretary
Joy Priester ..........................................Music Secretary
Susan Sessions ......................................Staff Secretary
and Receptionist
Chad Royal...............................Building Superintendent
Stacy Royal..........................................Daycare Director
THIS SUNDAY
Counting Committee
morris Kendrick, robert Barnes
Deacon Offering Chairman
8:15 am – Jim gouge
10:45 am – Harry Brash
Deacons of the Week
February 8 – steve sprayberry, trey Higbe
Security Team
2/8 & 2/11– Walter Kelley, Jimmy Bradford
Golf Cart Drivers
John messick, Jim tanner
Wednesday Night Servers
Lillian antes, Faye spivey, Bobbie owens,
gray & Judy Watson
EXTENDED SESSION WORKERS
FEBRUARY 8
Captain: Melissa Steward
Please be in place by 8:00 am.
8:15 Bed Babies: Pam & Neal Kendrick
Toddlers/Creepers: Tony & Karen Owens
Please be in place by 10:30 am.
10:45 Bed Babies: Lisa Emerson
Toddlers/Creepers: Jackie Argo, Glenda Hardin
2’s: Randy & Jen Pollard
3’s: Brian & Laura Hidle
4’s: Trey & Jessica Kennedy
ON THE GROW
Sunday School Attendance for
February 1, 2015
Att.
g.o.
8
preschool & teachers
48
children & teachers
49
Youth & teachers
73
adults
476
spanish ministry
13
Total
667
BUDGET REPORT
Year to Date
Budget requirements
Budget receipts
UnDer BUDget
$182,867.00
170,625.90
12,241.10
Weekly Budget Report
February 1, 2015
Budget requirements
Budget receipts
oVer BUDget
Designated
continue the Dream
Designated
$36,573.40
40,172.90
3,599.50
$2,307.50
1,812.00