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We hope your time spent on the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church website is informative and helpful.
Our church has a caring congregation that wants to share the love of Jesus with our local community.
The preaching, teaching and music at our church is centered on God's authoratative and infallable Word, the Bible.
If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you as our guest.
Vacation Bible School is coming up in June. We are looking forward to having Mrs. Jane Poole back with us again this year. The kickoff will be Saturday, June 18 from 4-6pm and VBS will continue June 20-23 (Monday-Thursday) from 6:30-8:45pm nightly. All ages are welcome, including teens and pre-K children. All ages will be separated into age-appropriate classes. Also, helpers are needed! Any EMBC members who would like to volunteer to help, please let our VBS Coordinator Sharon Bednar know of your interest and availability.
It's been five years since we had our last church directory made, so we are excited to share that we are beginning to work on a new directory. This time around we are doing the directory in-house. We feel this approach will make the photos and overall experience more special and efficient, less expensive, and better tailored to fit our specific needs. We look forward to putting our unique touch on the style and design of our new directory. Photos sessions, to take place outdoors in our beautiful prayer garden and surrounding area, will begin in May! Sign-up sheets with dates and time slots are located on the back bulletin board. Additional photo sessions will be offered in June and July (dates and times to be announced later).
On Saturday, April 16, our children, youth, and high school Bible drillers participated in the regional drill in Coats, NC. All did a great job! We are so proud of them! They have worked hard this year to hide God's Word in their hearts.
Bible Drill is a Bible scripture memorization program. Children learn verses, key passages, and the books of the Bible. They are challenged to locate these scriptures in their Bible within a 10 second time block. Youth also learn verses, key passages, and the books of the Bible, as well as doctrinal scriptures. These older drillers are challenged to locate scripture in just 8 seconds.
On Saturday, April 9 Pastor John attended a pastors' appreciation banquet given by The Gideons. There, he learned about some new resources provided by The Gideons including a new Bible app which allows users to read and listen to the Bible in several languages. This app is free and available for downloading at http://gideons.bible.is/. We look forward to having a gideon visit our church soon to share with us how the group is spreading the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The children of our church will be doing Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes a little differently this year. We would like to start collecting monthly donations of certain items. Details of each month's featured item will be shared with church members, and anyone who wants to participate can drop off items in collection boxes located in the side entry ways.
During the month of May, we will focus on collecting scarves, gloves/mittens, knit hats, ball caps, small flannel throws, socks, tennis shoes, t-shirts, shorts, flip-flops, work gloves, plastic ponchos, handkerchiefs, bandanas, etc.
Cash donations will still be accepted in November and, of course, any wishing to make their own shoeboxes are welcome and encouraged to do so. Thanks to all who helped our church send off 81 shoeboxes in 2015. For 2016, the children have set a goal to make at least 200 shoeboxes - "With God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26)!
In conjunction with Mrs. Jane and Friends Gospel Ministries, our church is excited to help share the Good News of Jesus with children through the Right Path Club, a Christian after-school club at Butler Avenue and Sunset Avenue Schools. The club meets every Thursday afternoon at Butler Avenue and every other Tuesday afternoon at Sunset Avenue. During club time, workers/volunteers tutor the children, feed them a snack, and share the Gospel with them. Our church is enjoying being a part of this ministry which reaches 100+ local kids every week. To learn more about Mrs. Jane and her ministry, please visit https://www.facebook.com/msjaneandfriends/ .
If you cannot join us for worship on Sunday morning, check out the message on the radio. Our church has services on the radio each Sunday morning at 10:30am on WCLN 1170 AM.