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Issue In This Issue >>>


Message from the Pastor Inspiration Information for New Members Ministry Highlight Prayer List Church Snapshots In the Community Announcements Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”

theWORD Church Events >>>

Bible Study – Wednesdays at 7:00pm Sunday School – Sundays at 9:45am Worship – Sundays at 11:00am Communion – 1st Sunday

Message from the Pastor Ebenezer’s Newsletter “ ” will Launch this June! We’re excited to bring you this new communication tool!

Baptism – 1st Sunday at 11:00am Ebenezer is proud to launch its first

Ministry Highlight

newsletter, “the

WORD.” Being launched

Prayer List

this June, “the WORD” newsletter will


feature articles and information

If you are receiving this sample

regarding upcoming events and See what great love the newsletter, you have been things going on at Ebenezer. signed up to receive the Bringing you information you

→ JUN 1st – the Word Launch! → JUN 2nd – Men’s Ministry Car Wash 9a-3p

Father has lavished on

newsletter electronically and

can use, when you need it, is our

us, that we should be


called children of God! A limited number of hard copies

We will publish our newsletter

John 3:1

once a month and announce it

don’t need to do anything else. will be available in the Church Vestibule when the newsletter goes live.

With an email in your box on the first Sunday

We hope you enjoy and will celebrate with

of each month. Send us suggestions for topics


to be included in the newsletter. Peace & Blessings, Each newsletter will include the following For more information visit our website

sections: •

Message from the Pastor


Information for New Members

Pastor Gatling

Inspiration >>>

Monthly Inspirational Note HE IS STRONG IN YOU Each month we will provide you with an inspirational thought




throughout the month. We strive to continue to build and uplift our members in Christ. Sometimes, people get distracted by what they consider to be a disadvantage or weakness in their lives. It may be something about their personality or looks that they don’t like. Or, maybe they’ve been through an unfair situation: a divorce, a bad business deal or a bad break. We all have things that can feel like disadvantages; things that make it harder on us. It may even be a physical handicap, and you can’t get around like you used to. But just because you have a

“disadvantage,” just because you’ve been through a tough time doesn’t mean you’re supposed to sit back and settle where you are. God still has something great for you to do! He wants to show Himselfh strong in and through you, and He’s given you His Holy Spirit to equip you in this life.

around to be an advantage! Remember, you are more than a conqueror today and every day because He is strong in you! A Prayer for Today “Father, today I give You all that I am. I invite You into the weak places in my life so that You can turn them into strengths. Thank You for working in my life and filling me with faith and expectancy in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Today let the Holy Spirit help you when you feel weak. Let Him empower you with truth that will set you free. Stay in faith and don’t get negative toward yourself or your future. Let God take what you think is a liability and turn it into an asset! Let Him take what you think is a disadvantage and turn it

____________ "And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness."

- Romans 8:26

Ministry Highlight >>>

Highlighting Our Work!

The Ministry Highlight is dedicated to featuring the great work going on at Ebenezer.

Ebenezer Baptist Church, 975 Baker Road, Virginia Beach, VA

Operation Kingdom! This is where we will share information for our New Members or others interested in joining our Ministry! Our mission is to have an active and engaged membership so feel free to contact any of the Ministry Leaders for more information. Click Here: For a Full List of Ministry Leaders

Each month we will feature a ministry and share what they are doing. For suggestions or ideas, please send an email to ebcvacommunications@ We want to share what you are doing!!

Prayer List >>>

Please continue to pray and visit our Sick & Shut in. Asking for prayers this month are:

Mrs. Virginia Rawls The Waterford at Virginia Beach, Suite 201 Sister Jean Miller, at Home

Submit Your Prayer Request Send an email to ebcvacommunications@ to be included on our prayer list.

In the Community >>> Ebenezer Baptist is the Church that “Reaches Out.� Toward that aim, we are committed to being a beacon of respite to our surrounding community.




opportunity to get involved in any of these community outreach programs.

Free Tutoring

Alert! Alert! >>>

Tuesday's at 6pm, free tutoring is offered in the Church Fellowship hall. All grade levels and subjects are available. Interested in volunteering? Contact Sis. Roser Perry for more details!

Adopt-a-School If you have the desire to Praise God in song, the Music Ministry needs you! We have choirs for all ages: our Senior Choir, Male Chorus, Young Voices, and Unity Choir. Please contact Bro. Jarrett Boyd, or see him after service if you are interested in serving. #WeAreEBC and we are moving Forward in the Spirit of Excellence!

We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Tri-Campus schools, Diamond Springs, Bettie F. Williams, and Newtown Elementary Schools. Interested in being a volunteer or mentor? Contact Sis. Pat Colvin for more details.

Please send your suggestions or requests for Community Partnerships to

church announcements... All announcements for the May newsletter must be submitted by 2nd Sunday. Email to

Contact Us >>> Church Phone: (757) 490-9690 Pastor’s Email: Ann Washington:

The Women’s Ministry is looking for new members to join us and share your godly gifts. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm in the fellowship hall. We look forward to you joining us. Any questions please call or text Sister Teresa Parker at (757) 535-9825.

The Widow’s Ministry will meet every 3rd Sunday in classroom #7. Any Widowers interested are invited to join us or contact Sister Lena Seals. The Missionary Ministry is looking for members. Please meet with them every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10am – 12 noon or contact Sister Maggie Smith at (757) 938-9386 or Sister Marian Byers at (757) 404-7077.

Are you interested in being part of the Newsletter Team? Contact Sis. Tiffany Smith (757) 339-2414 or send an email to to-ebcva

Church Leadership:

Pastor-Elect R. Perez Gatling & Lady Veleka Gatling Associate Minister Johnny Henderson


Deacon Steve Gallop, Chairman Deacon Robert West, Co-Chairman Deacon Donald Blake Deacon Nathan Woodard Deacon Ron Marshall


Trustee Ricky Marks Trustee Debora Blount Trustee Michael Estes Trustee Shirley Johnson Trustee Pebbles Mapp Trustee Isaiah Lewis Trustee Ernest Nimmo

EBCVA Newsletter Launch  

Ebenezer Baptist Church is launching a newsletter, the WORD this June!

EBCVA Newsletter Launch  

Ebenezer Baptist Church is launching a newsletter, the WORD this June!