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The Lighthouse

Essexville Baptist Community Church Bringing People to Christ … Becoming People Like Christ … Being Christ to People September 2013

Volume 21, Issue 9

In the Spotlight

Sunday School Begins September 8 Classes for Sunday school will begin September 8 at 11:15 am following the Worship Service.

YOUTH GROUP SEPTEMBER JULY 2, 9,3,16, 10,23, 17,3024 SPECIAL MEN’S BUSINESS GROUP MEETING SEPTEMBER JULY 13, 279 COUNCIL J.O.Y. GROUP MEETING SEPTEMBER JULY 10 16

Teachers for this year will be: Pre-K - Rose Smith Elementary- Jane Kinnamon Jr./Sr. High - Shirley Reid Adult #1 (in the Lounge)—Dorothy Kurchak Adult #2 (in the Library)—Jim and Vickie Roller Adult #3 (in Harfst Hall)—Les Anderson

YOUTH J.O.Y. KOKOMOS GROUP TRIP SEPTEMBER JUNE 21 18

Bibles will be given out for students in the elementary class.

Inside this issue: 2 STUDENT MINISTRIES VBS MISSIONS 3 STUDENT MINISTRIES S CUMMER ALENDARSUNDAY SCHOOL 3 ADVENUTE CLUB

Adventure Club Begins Wednesday, September 18 6:00 - 7:30 pm Adventure Club is every Wednesday night and is for 4 years old thru 5th grade. There are fun lessons taught through skits, music, games, crafts, and snacks. The evening begins with some great music. Children will then be divided into age-appropriate groups for games, crafts, and a lesson. We conclude the evening with a snack together.

V OLUNTEERS SOFTBALL TEAM LOONS GAME COUNCIL REPORT SUMMER GIVING

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CALENDAR JOY GROUP RELAXERS BOWLING VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES MEN’S GROUP COUNCIL REPORT ONE CALL NOW APP

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BIBLE STUDY MEN’S GROUP J.O.Y. GROUP

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Student Ministries Activities

Youth Group Meets Tuesday Nights Middle School and High School Students—come for a great time with friends and discover something new about God. The Youth Group meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.

Bring your friends!

“Embrace the Cause” This Year’s WMO Offering theme is “Embrace the Cause” based on Genesis 12:1-4. Abraham embraced the promise of blessing for all people as he went to the land God promised him. We embrace the cause of Christ through WMO so others might come to faith in Jesus, grow in their relationship with God and change their worlds by the power of the Spirit. Presenting our WMO gifts is a vital way to support IM missionaries and give a blessing to “all the families on earth”! EBCC will be receiving the World Mission Offering through the month of September. Use the envelopes found in the pews and place in the offering plate.

Monday, September 23 Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan Anniversary Dinner. This year we welcome saxophonist, singer, songwriter, speaker, Dennis Gwizdala, the "Kenny G" of Christian music. You won't want to miss it!

Mark your calendars and plan to join us either date.

Monday, September 23, at Bay City Doubletree Hotel

Mark the welcome card at Worship service or call the church office, 989.892.9892. Tickets are free but reservations are required! Page 2

Reservation deadline is September 12th!


Sunday 1

10:00 am Worship

Monday 2

Tuesday

Labor Day

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Wednesday 4

10:00 am Bible Study

10:00 am Worship 11:15 am Summer S.S.

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10:00 am Worship 11:15 am Summer S.S.

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10:00 am Worship 11:15 am Summer S.S.

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6:00 pm Spec. Business Meeting

6:00 pm Youth Group

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6:00 pm council mtg

6:00 pm Youth Group

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6:00 pm

6:00 pm Youth Group

Council mtg.

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10:00 am Worship 11:15 am Summer S.S.

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Friday 6

Saturday 7

6:00 pm Worship Team

6:00 pm Youth Group

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Thursday

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10:00 am Bible Study

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8:00 am Men’s Grp. 6:00 pm Worship Team

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10:00 am Bible Study

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6:00 pm Worship Team

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10:00 am J.O.Y. Group

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8:00 am Men’s Grp.

6:00 pm Worship Team

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BIRTHDAYS 4—Mary Ellen Bennett 6—Shaun Franceschina 8—Patty Franceschina 8—Debbie Nation 12—Chuy Arambula 14—Michael Modin 15—Onalee Cerwin 15—Tony LaDrig 16—Barbara Cojeen

17—Taelor Hages 19—Caitlyn Keuvelaar 20—Esther Collon 23—Cody VanSnepson 23—Wess Wackerle 28—Darci Asel-Templin 29—Peg Brunner 29—Nancy Humphries 29—Amy Kulmacz

ANNIVERSARIES 3—Dave & Charlene Mayotte 11—Ted & Vonda Schlosser 25—Phillip & Abby Bouckaert

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North Side South Side Greeters Greeters

Nursery

Junior Church

Sound Booth

September 1

Dorothy Kurchak Austin Schmidt

June Piggott Tom Piggott

Debbie Ryan Vickie Roller Emily VanSnepson

Shirley Reid Mike Austin

September 8

Wilma Anderson Les Anderson

Debbie Ryan Joe Ryan

June Piggott Marge Ward

Cheryl Modin

Kelly Arambula Benjamin Kinnamon

September 15

Mary Jane Sharpe Don Buschlen

Peg Brunner Jerry Brunner

Rose Smith Natalynn Gentle

Abby Bouckaert

Shirley Reid Timothy Kinnamon

September 22

Marge Ward Dave Ferranti

Sue Weber-Pobanz Aaron Newberg

Jeff Newingham Natasha Gentle

Nancy Humphries

Kelly Arambula Andrew Kinnamon

September 29

Debbie Jonas Mark Jonas

Nancy Metzger John Metzger

Jeannine Bakus Debbie Ryan

Amy Kulmacz

Shirley Reid Emily VanSnepson

Communion Sunday Is Food Pantry Sunday Every Communion Sunday bring in specific food items to help stock the food pantry. This month we are looking for the following items: Soups/stews, Applesauce, can fruit, coffee/tea and oatmeal/cereal. Paper products are always welcome. Items can be left in the designated containers at each entrance of Church.

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The Lighthouse The regularly scheduled meeting of the Church Council was on Monday, August 19. Nineteen members were present, as well as five others. The minutes from several meetings were reviewed, amended and accepted. Don Buschlen gave an update from Dr. Landis. Dr. Landis recognized that the council and congregation are not in agreement at this time on how to proceed with issues. He feels that it is not the time to proceed with a mediation process, but he would be happy to return and work with us when we are ready to move ahead. When he would return, he would like to work with a small problem solving group that would be easier for discussion. Missions: Food of Faith will be October 20. The drop off times have been scheduled for Operation Christmas Child. The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission annual banquet is September 23. The month of September we will be receiving the World Mission Offering. The building was used for drop-off/pick-up by Royal Kids Camp in June. They would like to use the building again next year. The youth are planning a one day mission trip in October. Christian Ed: Fifty people enjoyed the potluck at the end of Sunday school. There will be another one planned for this next year. Junior church now has 13 volunteers that will be able to rotate. EBCC sponsored five children at camp this summer. Fall Sunday school will begin on September 8. Adventure Club will begin on September 18. With two new babies coming, more help may be needed in the nursery. Deacons: The Sunshine Find has a larger balance at this time because we have not had many requests for assistance. We discussed forgiveness. Communion preparations for September were made. Trustees: Contributions for the summer have been low. In order to pay current bills it was agreed to transfer $10,000 from the Vanguard account. The windows are nearing completion. The new doors have new keys, and will be given out to leaders. A special business meeting is being scheduled for Monday, September 9 at 6:00 pm to discuss the financial situation, and vote to go to a part-time pastor position beginning in January of 2014. The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be on Monday, September 16.

Special Business Meeting September 9 at 6:00 pm "The continued short fall of revenue and deficit spending has forced the Board of Trustees to call for a special Membership meeting September 9, 2013 at 6:00 pm. They will discuss and vote on changing the Pastoral position to a part-time position starting January 1, 2014."

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Essexville Baptist Community Church

The Lighthouse 1001 Main Street Essexville, MI 48732-1340 Phone: 989.892.9892 E-mail: ebccmail@yahoo.com

J.O.Y. Group Tours Bay Shore Camp September 18 The J.O.Y. group will tour Bay Shore Camp Wednesday, September 18. We will car pool from Church at 10:00 am. We bring our lunch for a picnic. “Putt Putt Golf” is available for $3.00 for those who wish to participate. Please mark your welcome card on Sunday mornings to let us know if you will be joining us. You may also call the church office at 989.892.9892.

We’re on the Web www.essexvillebaptist.com

Senior Relaxers Bowling Begins Tuesday Mornings at 9:00 am Bowling begins Tuesday, September 3, at 9:00 am. We bowl two games for $3 at Alert Lanes. Come join the Senior Relaxers Bowling, we’re not good but we have fun!

Men’s Group Back in Session September 14 & 28 The Men’s Group meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the Texan Restaurant in Bay City at 8:00 am. Come join the men of EBCC as they begin a new study in September on the book of 1 Peter.

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