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Sunday 20th February Sunday 18th March Sunday Celebration 10.30am at Orchard School „A life of justice‟ (Luke 10:25-37) Speaker – Stewart North Pick n Mix (Students and young adults) 1pm at Thwaite‟s and Richardson‟s houses The Rock (youth group) 7pm at Ebenezer Church Evening Celebration 7pm at Woodlands Church „ Money Matters‟ - Speaker – Dave Mitchell

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 on Sunday 24th June.


Upcoming Events Easter Messy Church Saturday 24th March 3.30pm at Ebenezer Church Ideal for families and children. Crafts, competitions, ten minute service and buffet tea. If anyone would like to help on the team, please see Derek Powell or Sue Sandmann.

Focus Prayer Meeting: Children and Youth Tuesday 21st February 8pm at Ebenezer Church.

Lent Lunches Organised by Churches Together in Horfield and Lockleaze. Money raised is towards Christian Aid. 12 -1.30pm Sat 17th Mar – St Marys, Lockleaze Sat 24th Mar – Horfield Methodist Sat 31st Mar – St Gregory‟s Church

Men Utd Tour of Rolls Royce Heritage Trust Monday 26th March 7.50pm at Rolls Royce Gate 5B, Gypsy Patch Lane, Filton An evening for all men in Ebe and for their mates. Speak to John Woolcock, Ian Powell or Phill Nutt for details.

‘The

Called to Pray: What will God do when His people pray? Wednesday 28th March 7.30pm at Elim@bristol city church, Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft. Speaker: Dr Jonathan Oloyede Pastor at City Chapel, Beckton East London, but also Convenor of London Global Day of Prayer. His desire to see the UK changed through prayer and repentance has seen him take the bold step of hiring Wembley Stadium for a National Day of Prayer this September. Organised by Bristol Evangelical Alliance.

First Sunday

Sunday 1st April 10.30am at Orchard School Continuing on our First Sunday series - “Heaven invades Earth” with Rob Scott-Cook speaking

Noise 2012’

Saturday 5th – Monday 7th May Volunteer Registration forms available on the Welcome Desk for individuals, family teams or youth group. Or register online at –

www.thenoise.org.uk/registration Book by TODAY and pay the early bird discount of £5. (£7 after this date)


Church General Notices Special Offering

TODAY (18th), there will be a special offering for Bristol Noise charity as it continues to grow and start to impact new areas of the city. Please come prepared.

Volunteers Needed Upper Horfield Chidren's Centre are looking to run a project with 'Children in Need' out of Upper Horfield Children's Centre on 8 successive Thursday afternoons (3.30-6pm) working with 40 families on a cooking project. The parents & their children would be split into 4 Hubs and supported by a range of adults (who would receive 2 days intensive training) who would help lead the hubs. We have been asked whether any volunteers from Ebe would be interested in being involved. If you would like more information, then please speak to Stewart North by Sunday 25th March.

Foodbank We are pleased announce that the new foodbank which will serve the communities of Horfield, Lockleaze and Filton, will be called ‘North Bristol Foodbank’. A website is currently being developed but in the meantime, please follow www.facebook.com/northbristolfoodbank

There are number of vision-sharing meetings planned for April. One for all other churches in these communities is on Monday 16th April at 7.30pm at Ebe Church Building. (Content of this evening will be same as previous vision-sharing evening but adapted for all other local churches). If you would like to volunteer in anyway, then please let us know asap, so we can gauge support. It has been great to work together with our friends at Filton Community Church on this whole journey.

Babysitting Services Advance Notice –Brind Family Becca Arthur-Almond who is a student

Paul, Beth, Isaac and Hannah are returning to the UK from Tanzania for a short break in April/May. There will be an „Open House‟ time on Sunday 22nd April from 3pm at the Richardson‟s house. They will also have a midweek evening presentation on Wednesday 9th May at 8pm. Please continue to pray for them and visit – http://brinds2tanzania.blogspot.com

who comes to Ebe has been babysitting since age of 14 and looked after a range of ages. If you are interested or in need of a sitter, then please contact her on 07531156443 or r.arthuralmond@yahoo.co.uk or ask Esther to introduce you on Sunday.

Baptism If you have been thinking about being baptised then please have a chat with one of the Key Leaders. We would love to hear from you.


Stewards/ Teas and Coffees Sunday 18th March Sunday 25th March Sunday 1st April

Brook‟s small group Fisher‟s small group Reed‟s small group

Diary Dates DATE/TIME th Monday 19 10.00am th Tuesday 20 10.00am 8.00pm st Wednesday 21 10.00am 8.00pm nd Thursday 22 10.30am 8.00pm rd Friday 23 2.00pm 6.15pm 8.15pm th Saturday 24 3.30pm th Sunday 25 10.30am 7.00pm

EVENT

LOCATION

3 F‟s small group

Sandmann‟s house

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

Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Church

Daytime small group Small groups

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

Easter Messy Church

Ebenezer Church

Sunday Celebration The Rock (youth group)

Orchard School Ebenezer Church

Future Diary Dates DATE th 26 Mar th 27 Mar st 1 Apr th th 5 -7 May

EVENT Men Utd PURSUE evening First Sunday The Noise 2012

LOCATION Rolls Royce Ebenezer Church Orchard School Across Bristol

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 - 18th March  

Ebenezer Church weekly bulletin

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