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Sunday 20th February Sunday 27th November Sunday Celebration 10.30am at Orchard School ‘ The Big Story – The perfect Kingdom’ (Revelation 21-22) Speaker – Steve Allan Newcomers Meal 1pm at Ebenezer Church building Pick n Mix 4 (for students and young adults) 1pm at Richardson’s and Thwaite’s houses Evening celebration 7pm at Woodlands Church, Clifton ‘The Advent Conspiracy’ Speaker – Philip Jinadu The Rock – youth group 7pm at Adrian and Rosemary’s house

welcome… We are really pleased to have you with us at our service today. We hope that you enjoy your time here and feel at home. If it is your first time, please fill in one of our welcome cards on the welcome table in the corridor so that we can send you more information about our church. Please also help yourself to a ‘Welcome to Ebe’ Booklet which has full details about different areas of church life. Our Newcomers Meals are opportunities for you to enjoy a delicious meal, meet some new people and hear a short talk about the church and its activities. The next one is TODAY. If you would like to find out more about the Christian faith please come along to st the next Alpha course which starts on Wednesday 1 February 2012, contact the Church Office for more information.


Upcoming Events

Sunday 4th December 10.30am at Orchard School, Filton Road Speaker – Philip Jinadu Music, video, real life stories and talk. Refreshments, fruit and muffins will be available before the service. Please be praying about friends and family to invite to this service.

Pick n Mix 4 TODAY! 1pm at Chris and Sarah’s house AND Spud and Rachel’s house For all students and young adults. Speak to Esther Legg-Bagg for details.

Newcomers Meal TODAY! 1pm at Ebenezer Church If you are new or newish to church, why not come along to our welcome meal and hear a brief presentation about our church? Find out who we are and what we do.

Prayer for Brind Family

Tuesday 29th November 8pm at Ebenezer Church Come and join us for an hour to pray for Paul, Beth, Isaac and Hannah and the work out in Tanzania.

MULTI-CITY, SIMULTANEOUS, PUBLIC PRAYER EVENT

Thursday 1st December 7:14pm – 8:14pm At The Hippodrome Fountains, Central Bristol At the start of Advent, cities around the world will unite for an hour of prayer for their nations. People will come from all over, all streams and all ages, carrying candles and lights of all kinds. There’ll be singing and silence, worship and witness, corporate acts and complete freedom.

Pick n Mix Christmas Meal (for students and young adults) Sunday 4th December 1.00pm at Ebenezer Church Turkey and all the trimmings… including sprouts. (Vegetarian option available). Plus lots of other interactive Christmas themed fun!! Invite your mates! Contact the Church Office or visit the facebook event on – www.facebook.com/bristolstudents

The Christmas Mix Sunday 4th December 5pm at Woodlands Church, Clifton Speaker – Gavin Tyte (Vicar/Beatboxer) This special Mix event for young people across the city will include rock carols, and lots of other treats. Bring mates along. (Come in fancy dress if you like)

Regional Evening Celebration ‘Carols by Laserlight’ Sunday 4th December 7pm at Woodlands Church, Clifton Speaker – Bishop Mike Hill

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Christmas Services at Ebe Listed on the back on newsheet or on the Christmas flyers or visit www.ebe.org.uk/christmas


Church General Notices Christmas Invite Cards

Rachael Bee

Today, we have invitation cards available to be distributed around Horfield and for you to use to invite friends to our Christmas Services. Please help. Thanks.

Today, Rachael is coming back to Ebe to share some of what is happening with Bristol Hospitality Network, working with destitute asylum seekers in East Bristol. She will bring some handprinted fair trade t-shirts with images of freedom and migration done by those living in the BHN house in Fishponds and maybe some other stuff too. The t-shirts are £10 each. All proceeds to destitute asylum seekers.

Wow… what an opportunity! Can you answer ‘yes’ to the following questions: 1. Do you have a heart for children and young people? 2. Would you like to see them trust in Jesus? 3. Could you help them in their journey towards Jesus? 4. Do you have just 2 to 3 hours a month to invest in them? If you are answering yes to all this, please have a chat with Derek.

Puppet Theatre Tour 2011 Prayer Cards Are you are willing to pray for Ebe’s Come Alive Puppet Theatre Team as they perform the new Christmas puppet show at 15 locations over the next 4 weeks? Then please pick up a prayer card with the dates from the Welcome Desk or contact the Church Office.

Volunteers for Family Film Night at Lockleaze School. th

Wednesday 30 November Any amount of time between 4.30-8.30pm to help the school put on this very popular event? Please speak to Stewart North.

Volunteers for Filton Avenue Schools Christmas Fair Friday 9th December 3-5pm at Filton Avenue Infant School Can you help with manning stalls or craft areas or facepainting at this school’s event? Please speak to Wendy Wardle or Stewart North for more details

Cakes for Schools & Doctors Surgeries In early December, we would like to provide homemade cakes for teachers and staff at all our local schools to say ‘thank you’ for all they do for children in our community. Also on this occasion, we would like to provide cakes for those who work in our local doctor’s surgeries on Lockleaze Rd and Monks Park Avenue. If you can help with making some, then please contact Stewart North asap.

Mince Pies If you can provide mince pies for Christmas services from Sunday th 11 December onwards, then please can you bring on a Sunday morning beforehand or contact the Church Office to drop off at Ebe during the week.


Stewards/ Teas and Coffees Sunday 27th November Sunday 4th December Sunday 11th December

Forrest’s Small Group Richardson’s Small Group Brook’s Small Group

Diary Dates DATE/TIME th Monday 28 10.00am th Tuesday 29 10.00am 8.00pm th Wednesday 30 10.00am 7.30pm 7.30pm 8.00pm st Thursday 1 10.30am 8.00pm nd Friday 2 2.00pm 6.15pm 8.15pm th Sunday 4 9.30am 10.30am 1.00pm 5.00pm 7.00pm

EVENT

LOCATION

3 F’s small group

Sandmann’s house

Rendezvous (parents & toddlers group) Focus Prayer Meeting: Brind Family

Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church

Daytime small group The Alpha Course ‘A Life worth living’ course Small groups

Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church Various locations

Taste Café Small groups

Ebenezer Church Various locations

Footprints TGI Friday Kidz Klub TGI Lates (youth club)

Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church

Early morning communion First Sunday Pick n Mix Christmas Meal The Mix (city youth celebration) Regional Celebration Evening

Orchard School Orchard School Ebenezer Church Woodlands Church Woodlands Church

Future Diary Dates DATE th 10 Dec th 11 Dec th 18 Dec th 18 Dec th 24 Dec th 25 Dec

EVENT Christmas Messy Church Puppets Christmas Extravaganza Christmas Family Service Carols by Candlelight Christmas Eve Service Christmas Day Service

LOCATION Ebenezer Church Orchard School Orchard School Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church

The deadline for submissions to the news sheet is Wednesday noon. Please send all notices (no more than 75 words please) to the church office, if possible by email to info@ebe.org.uk

Further Information… Ebenezer Church Office 286 Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0BA tel. 0117 9791399 email. info@ebe.org.uk web. www.ebe.org.uk

Ebenezer Church is a member of the Evangelical Alliance

Ebenezer Church is part of Ebetrust, which is registered in England and Wales at 286 Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0BA as a company limited by guarantee (number 06856916) and as a charity (number 1129106)


Ebe Newsheet - 27th November