EBC Men at Caring Kitchen

All the hype and hoopla about who could make the best biscuits came to a head Saturday morning at the Caring Kitchen in Burlington.  In one corner you had Rick, with everything laid out meticulously and ready to take the top prize.  In the other corner you had Pastor Hal, with everything he needed to bake up a winning batch.  So who was the winner???  Neither one (HAHA)!!!  It was Debbie who stepped in with a loaf of sour dough bread that took 1st prize.  The funny quote of the day goes to Rick:  “3rd place got to go home with 1st place, so I’m the winner!”.  Guess you can’t argue with Rick on that!  For more information on the Caring Kitchen, please visit their website at:  http://burlingtonassembly.net/caring-kitchen/


Checking on David

As all of EBC knows our brother David had been in the hospital having issues with his lungs.  He is definitely making progress and we continue to pray he can go home soon.  We sure do miss seeing him and Marie at EBC!!!

Becoming a Welcoming Church

During our Jan 27 morning worship service Pastor Hal shared some notes on “Becoming a Welcoming Church”:

Unity – Question, Evaluate, Plan,……. Move forward
1. Welcoming: Greeting from 1st impression, to parking lot, to front door, to every door, to information available, to pew, to pastor.
2. Signage
3. Cleanliness
4. Safety
5. Nursery: Facilities / Space, playground, workers
6. Authenticity
7. Music
8. Website

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering theme this year is “Every Church. Every Nation.”  Your prayers and gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering are a tremendous support and blessing in getting His message out to the nations.  At EBC our goal is $5000.  Our offering will be taken during the month of December.

1st Sunday Advent Reading – Hope

We would like to thank Benson and Jayci White for lighting our 1st Advent candle.  The 1st candle represents HOPE. 

Isaiah 9:2, 6–7:
“The people walking in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
    a light has dawned. […]
For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.” (NIV)

EBC Live Nativity has Began!

The Camels are here!  The sets are completed and decorated!  Everyone is ready to minister to our community.  Come out an join our live Nativity at EBC.

EBC Year In Review 2018

Brunswick Stew Lunch Fellowship

A great lunch and time of fellowship! We would like to thank the Dickerson family for all the hard work preparing lunch for everyone. A great time was had by all who attended.

New Deacon Ordination

Today was a special day at EBC, Brother Mike was ordained as a Deacon!  A special ordination service was officiated by Pastor Hal and all of the Deacons participated by “The Laying on of Hands”.  Mike already does so much for everyone at EBC, and now we are thankful to see him serving as a Deacon.

31 Days of Prayer

It has been a long year since the fateful Sunday in 2017 that rocked Edgewood to its core. This has been a hard year, but God has been faithful. It has been discouraging, but God in His faithfulness has sent encouragement regularly. Sometimes encouragement has been in a big way and at other times it has been in tiny slivers and light whispers. If we are all honest, there are times when we still hurt, grieve and become angry. We have felt abused, battered, and broken. At times weariness is so heavy we wonder if we can continue. It seems we take one step forward and two backward. However, through all of this we have had the assurance our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is still holding us in the palm of His protective hand, a hand in which we can never be torn from no matter how violent and destructive the raging storm becomes. Most of us have been through something akin to this before, so we probably figured by this time we would have started a mighty come back. However, for whatever reason, the comeback has been slow and painful and at times it appears we are still losing ground. Sometimes it seems we are stagnated. All of these feelings and emotions are natural when going through the grieving process. However, we MUST move on – for to remain where we are will surely mean death to Edgewood Baptist Church.

Daniel 10 describes spiritual warfare. Daniel prayed and God dispensed the answer immediately. The answer did not arrive for three weeks because it was waylaid by demons seeking to discourage and destroy Daniel. However, the breakthrough came when God sent the Archangel Michael to help fight the enemy and the answer was delivered. The angel told Daniel to not be afraid.

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