ELDORA—(1)We were again blessed as our VBS (May 29-June 1) went very well this year. Everyone had a great time. “Thor” and “Captain America” closed our program with a great performance and Gospel message! (2)On June 10 we ordained Nick Adkins and his wife, Brandi, as deacon and deaconess. We had a pot-luck luncheon afterward. (3)Not much going on at the church in July. With people traveling it’s a great time to bring the Gospel to distant relatives and friends. Some friends and relatives come to visit their families in GA, and we are blessed by their fellowship when they come to visit nearby! (4)July is a month of clean-up and further repairs on our building and grounds. Progress has been made on the buildings that were damaged by the vandals, but it is a slow process with insurance – as some of you might know! Nevertheless, God is so Good – and we ARE making progress! (5)Our bus has been repaired and is ready for Children and Youth Services beginning on Wednesdays after school starts.
FRIENDSHIP—(July 8th)Friendship Singers & Friends [w/Boiled Peanuts & Watermelon] (July 15th)Bill Coen, [w/Homemade Ice Cream] (July 22nd)Men of Praise, [w/Favorite Dessert]
NEW LIFE—(1)On Sunday, July 1st, We will celebrate the 4th of July early. The Choir will be sharing the A Patriotic Musical: God Bless the USA, led by Minister of Music, Rusty Rushing at 10:30 AM. An All-American Picnic will follow with grilled hot dogs and assorted salads and deserts. There will be a giant waterslide for all ages, indoor and outdoor games, a pie eating contest, a watermelon cutting and a corn hole tournament. (2)Youth Camp will be held at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center again this year from July 2nd-5th. The theme this year will be Discovering Firsthand Faith! Youth Pastor, Daniel Sanford, Debbie Daughtry, and David and Sabrina Koneman will be leading our youth. (3)The Ladies Morning Out is at 9:00 AM on Saturday, 7/14/18, at the Gathering. Come and join us for great food, wonderful fellowship, and hilarious fun. (4)The Father-Son Fishing Tournament will be on Friday evening, 7/27/18, and Saturday morning, 7/28/18. There will be prizes for the largest fish caught, and for the team that has the greatest weight of fish all according to the stated rules. We will close the day with a great fish fry with all the trimmings at 6:00 PM. (5)Other Special Sundays: Felix Luera will be ordained as Deacon on Sunday, 7/8/18, in the 11:00 AM Service. The Men’s Prayer Breakfast is Sunday, 7/1/5/18, at 8:00 AM.
STATESBORO FBC—(1) FBC Kidz Ministry Family Mission event to Fresh Air Home on Tybee—July 21st. (2)Thankful for a great VBS that enrolled a total of 776 with 32 salvations.
EMIT GROVE—We have information from the Children’s Home in Baxley about this year’s Truck Loading. Items requested of ORBA include mixed veggies, Rice-A-Roni, canned chicken, liquid dish detergent and Au Gratin potatoes. Gift cards are always welcome. Our Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and the association appreciate your generosity for this worthy ministry. Collection dates are July 12 & 13 from 9 am until 12 noon at Emit Grove.