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Sunday 20th February Sunday 29th January Sunday Celebration 10.30am at Orchard School „Life in the Spirit‟ (Luke 3:22, 4:1, 4:14-28) Speaker – Sarah Richardson „Pick n Mix‟ The Big Roast Dinner (for students and young adults) 1pm at Ebenezer Church The Rock‟ youth group 7pm at Ebenezer Church Evening celebration 7pm at Woodlands Church, Clifton „Called Up‟ Speaker – Rob Scott-Cook

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 th next one is Sunday 26 February.

Upcoming Events First Sunday

Sunday 5th February 10.30am at Orchard School New series - “Heaven invades Earth” with Ruth Lorensson (Woodlands Church/Love Bristol) speaking on „Word and Spirit‟.

Focus Prayer Meeting: Children and Youth

Tuesday 31st January 8pm at Ebenezer Church building.

Worship Central Tour

Wednesday 1st February 6.30pm – 10pm at Edge Church, 1160 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol BS32 4TL. An evening of worship and ministry. Book your ticket online here –

„Pick n Mix‟ 1 (for students and young adults) Sunday 5th February 1pm at various people‟s houses

Bristol Region Celebration Evening “Reaching a new generation” Sunday 5th February 7pm at Woodlands Church Guest Speaker – Gavin Calver (National Director of Youth for Christ)

Your Kingdom Come...

Thursday 9th February 7.30pm at Woodlands Church An evening of worship, teaching and ministry with guest speaker - Pete Greig (24-7 Prayer). The evening will also include the launch of plans for the 'THE NOISE 2012' -

Half Night of Prayer

Friday 10th February 7pm – midnight at Ebenezer Church Time for a variety of styles of prayer and worship. Come for an hour or more or the whole time! Break around 9.30pm for refreshments.

Microfinance and the Poor – The Church‟s Response th

Saturday 11 February

11am - 3pm at Woodlands Church There is growing interest in the use of microfinance to support some of the poorest people in the developing world. Organised by Woodlands Group of Churches. The cost of the seminar is £5 which covers lunch. BOOK ONLINE at Flyers available on the Welcome Desk.

Foodbank Vision-Sharing Evening

Sunday 12th February 7.30 – 9pm at Ebenezer Church This evening is organised by Ebe and Filton Community Church as we journey together towards launching a foodbank for communities of North Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Please come and join us to hear some vision and ways of being involved. The evening will be recorded for those who are away but want to know more.

Church General Notices Bristol Women‟s Conference

First Aid

Saturday 3rd March 10am - 4.15pm Great teaching and seminars. Please email or speak to Julie Kittow ( to make a group booking or for details and do check out the website

We have learnt of free first aid training on offer and would encourage anyone thinking about to apply. It would be good to increase First Aid training across the life of church. Refer to website:

From fat to fit Derek has made the rash decision to run the Bristol 10K on 20th May. He is going to exchange his roundness for fitness. To encourage him, his athletic wife Angela will be joining him (bless her). We will be running with Woodlands Group of Churches „Love Running‟ raising money for very worthwhile causes both local and overseas. Now to the point: 1. We will be asking people for sponsorship 2. What will you sponsor us to see this thing through? 3. Might anyone else sign-up and run with us? If you are interested in running, check out If you want to encourage us, let us know how much you will pledge. With our love and thanks to all who might support us. Derek & Angela

Thanks from Gerry Gibbs Thanks to all those in Ebe who bought Christmas and birthday cards, and also the Leprosy books. Through the sales we made £235.81 and this will be sent to the Brinds in Tanzania to help in their work with Bridge2Aid.

Ebe Year Team 2012/13 Are you interested in giving a year (full or part-time) to experience working in many different areas of church life, developing gifts, discovering new ones, while also gaining practical theological training? Starts in September 2012. Speak to Stewart North or Derek Powell for more information.

Reading Buddies Would you be prepared to spend one hour per week, in term time, reading with children for whom English is not a first language? Volunteers needed in every school in Horfield and Lockleaze, including Orchard School. If interested then please speak to Stewart North who will put you in touch with the team who organise the training sessions and arrange CRBs. If you want to know more about what happens then speak to Karen Payton who has volunteered over the last year.

The Alpha Course Sadly, we need to cancel the upcoming course. We will keep you posted when the next course will be.

Stewards/ Teas and Coffees

Sunday 29th January Brook‟s small group Sunday 5th February Fisher‟s small group Sunday 12th February Reed‟s small group

Diary Dates DATE/TIME th Monday 30 10.00am st Tuesday 31 10.00am 8.00pm st Wednesday 1 10.00am 8.00pm 7.30pm nd Thursday 2 10.30am 8.00pm rd Friday 3 2.00pm 6.15pm 8.15pm th Sunday 5 9.30am 10.30am 1.00pm 5.00pm 7.00pm



3 F‟s small group

Sandmann‟s house

Rendezvous (parents & toddlers group) Focus Prayer Meeting: Children & Youth

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Daytime small group Small groups Worship Central evening

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Taste Café Small groups

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Footprints TGI Friday Kidz Klub TGI Lates (youth club)

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Early morning communion First Sunday Pick n Mix 1 The Mix (city youth celebration) Regional Celebration Evening

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Future Diary Dates DATE 9 Feb 10 Feb 12 Feb 12 Feb

EVENT Celebration Evening (speaker - Pete Greig) Half Night of Prayer Going Deeper Foodbank Vision-Sharing Evening

LOCATION Woodlands Church Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church

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Further Information… Ebenezer Church Office 286 Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0BA tel. 0117 9791399 email. web.

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 - 29th January  

weekly bulletin from Ebenezer Church

Ebe Newsheet - 29th January  

weekly bulletin from Ebenezer Church