Edisto Beach Baptist Church
414 Jungle Road
Edisto Beach , SC 29438
11/4 Bill & Jeannie Ranier
11/26 Rob & Vicki Heath
414 Jungle Road Pastor Rob
Edisto Beach, SC 29438 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reaching Up to God in Worship, Reaching Out to Others in Service and Love,
Reaching Within to Grow Spiritually.
3 Ricky Fisk
5 Mackenzie Heath
7 Gail Greer
10 Wendell Barnhill
12 Heidi Kueber
13 Tina Gangwer
15 Betty Green
16 Tom Sandoval
28 John Case USHIP SERIES!
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NEW WORSHIP SERIES!
EBBC regrets to inform you that we are not able to sell fried turkeys for Thanksgiving
this year. As many of you know, the EBBC team who conducted the turkey fry did so
as a fundraiser to support one of our international missions projects—specifically
HUG (Haiti Under God). EBBC will continue to accept any donations for HUG.
Your Missions Committee has planned a new Missions Awareness and Fundraising
Event for this December. This event, A Mission Affair…”Simple & Sweet” will take
place on Thursday, December 15th from 6:00—8:00 pm and will include heavy hors
d’oeuvres, followed by a raffle and auction with proceeds going to benefit the Lottie
Moon Offering for International Missions.
Our theme for the evening will be an Edisto Culinary Extravaganza featuring a live
auction with donated items centered around our culinary theme. Baked goods,
dinner reservations, lunch and dinner concoctions, exotic get-aways, and much,
But meanwhile…be thinking about food-related auction items you would like to
donate for this great cause – cakes, pies, dinners, restaurant gift certificates, etc.
Raffle items will be drawn every 10 minutes during the live auction—you do not have
to be present to win. Raffle tickets for 10 large items will be available for purchase
beginning November 15.
We have a huge goal this year! Please help us to meet this challenge!
EBBC’s A Mission Affair...“Simple & Sweet”
EDISTO ISLAND COMMUNITY CHORUS
Edisto Beach Community Chorus is holding rehearsals at 3pm on Sundays at
EBBC for our performances on Saturday, December 3rd at 3:00 pm and Sunday,
December 4th at 7:00 pm. All are invited to attend—it’s not too late! Invite your
musically inclined friends also as the road to the E.I. Community Chorus Christ-
mas Concert continues rehearsals. It is fun; come join us!
Poinsettias will be offered again this year for you to buy in honor of or in memory of
loved ones. These poinsettias will be used to decorate our church and for you to
take home on Christmas Eve. Pricing has yet to be determined as we are
contacting a few suppliers. You may also complete a poinsettia card (available
once we have pricing) & place both items in the offering plate. You may also
order your poinsettia(s) by calling the office or on our website.
The Floral Committee
The completion of the Temple under King Solomon was a most significant under-
taking and the day of Dedication was one of the signal events in the history of
Israel. The thinking, dreaming, planning, praying that went into the Temple was a
stirring season for the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It brought joy
to hearts and tears to eyes all over Palestine. The dedication events planned by
Solomon captured all of this anticipation and pomp. There were extended times
for worship, sacrifice and celebration. God was praised and the people repeatedly
chorused "He is good, His love endures for ever". At the close of this monumental
undertaking, at the conclusion of all of the songs sung to God, Sacrifices made for
God and prayers prayed to God, in the quiet of the evening, God appeared to
Solomon....and gave His response to all that had taken place. First, God said,
"I've heard your prayer". We need reminding that He hears, He truly hears and
this is why we continue to offer our prayers, because we know He hears. And
then God said, "I like this place and I am going to show up regularly" (ok that's a
loose translation of 2 Chronicles 7:12, but it is accurate). That's the good news,
the thing they longed to hear, the thing we long to hear. God the Father declaring,
"I hear you, I will be with you" And then the sobering part of God's words to Solo-
mon. God says, "there may be problems in the future, there will surely be
difficulties encountered by you". Solomon did not want to hear that, not on this
day, a day of dedication and hope and promise. But God could see down the
road, could see difficulties that would come in spite of His answering prayer, in
spite of his promised presence and in spite of the spectacular building in which
they now worshipped. And God's prescription for that day, His prescription for any
who encounter days of difficulty, is this. "if my people, who are called by my
name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their
wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal
their land". 2 Chronicles 7:14
He will heal and He does forgive... when we humble
ourselves and pray, and seek his face and turn from our
May we all pursue the health and healing that God is bringing
as we respond consistent with his prescription for our lives.
Save the Dates:
December 7 (at 4:30 pm) —Tree Trimming
December 3—Edisto Island Community Chorus @ 3:00 pm
December 4—Edisto Island Community Chorus @ 7:00 pm
December 15—A Mission Affair…”Simple & Sweet” — from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
You will have to look a little closer for the small things. Start your list of weird and unusual
things to be thankful for. Start today and finish on Christmas Day. It will deepen your apprecia-
tion for a God who provides all of your needs. James 1:17 (NIV) “Every good and perfect gift
is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like
shifting shadows.” Look for the gifts.
Vicki Heath is the national director of First
Place 4 Health, author of Don’t quit Get Fit
and Wellness Journey of a Lifetime.
Benefits of a Thankful Heart, continued…