Winter Fitness Classes – "Exercise is the chief source of improvement in our faculties." - Hugh Blair - Join us in improving our faculties every Sunday, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; and on Wednesdays, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Our instructor is Michael Acham, Certified Personal Trainer. Classes are sponsored by our Parish Nurse Team. FMI, contact Betsy Johnson, Parish Nurse, at 301-672-9257. Learn more about our trainer at http://colosseumgym.com/blog/?p=18
Mid-Week Prayer Service – Everyone is invited to join us on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Wills Chapel. You will not want to miss these studies of important truths as we continue to prepare for our Savior's soon return.
What's Happening This Week: December 30: Small Group gatherings (Ordinance of Humility)
December 31: End of the Year Program (No 1st Service; Sabbath School begins at 11:00 a.m.)
Havilah Orphanage Thanks You! Thank you for all of your help in collecting shoes for the Havilah Orphanage in Tanzania, East Africa. We collected over 24,360 pairs of shoes. The children have benefited greatly from your gift of shoes. The Kick-Off for the next Shoe Drive is January 14, so bring your gently-used shoes (men’s, women’s, and children’s) and tie them together. Thank you again, Frazier Mathis
2012 Devotional Books are available to order at a special price for a limited time only. Order forms are available at the Welcome Center or FMI, contact Steve Vanderhorst. Don’t miss these special prices for a significant savings on each book purchased.
Want to Know Your Sabbath School Lesson In Detail? – Get it first-hand ever Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. Our special conference call number is: 1-661-673-8600, Participant Access Code is: 1092788#. Call in and discuss the HIGHLIGHTS of the upcoming SS Lesson! Our teleconferences are one hour in length and ALL CHURCH MEMBERS who wish an in-depth look at your SS Lesson are invited to call in and participate! Please be sure to identify yourself when you call in! You can call in and just listen, if you’d like.
Women's Ministry Book Club - Ladies, our next meeting will be in January 2012. We will be discussing A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller. The Lord is my shepherd...." The words of this famous psalm have brought comfort to many - but what impact do they have on an actual shepherd? Best selling author and shepherd Phillip Keller draws on his firsthand experience to lead and prod listeners to the greenest pastures of discovery and coolest waters of fulfillment hidden in the psalm. This lively devotional commentary will show you how to experience Psalm 23 in a new way. See with the eyes, touch with the hands, and feel with the heart of our Lord - the Great Shepherd. Meeting details will be forthcoming or see Lynette Yancey, Shelley Nurse, or Vanessa Hooks.
Take That Step of Faith! - Enroll your child in our school, GEORGE E. PETERS Elementary School. It is the Christian School That Can Make A Difference! Currently, we are enrolling students in the PETERS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (ages 3-4) and the Elementary/Middle school (Grades K-8). The classes are filling up, but we still have room for your child. Feel free to download your application packet directly from the website at www.gepeters.org.
Attention, All Brinklow Seniors 55+ and those with physical Challenges - Autumn Has Arrived and Brinklow Youth Ministries wants to help you and your neighbors! Do you or your neighbor have a yard full of leaves that needs to be raked? Would you like assistance in organizing your books or cd/record collection? Are you tired of fretting over your floors that are in need of moping or shelves that need dusting? Well fret no more! Your Brinklow Youth are ready to assist with simple household and yard chores. FMI, contact Janelle Phillip at email@example.com or Terrell Glover at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-878-8430. Remember: Helping Others Through Service is a powerful way to witness - So tell a friend!
It's All About Our Youth!!! – Did you know? The Lower Division of our Sabbath School has prepared inspirational teaching for YOUR child and children of all ages each Sabbath? Prepared just for their delicate ages are lessons they will not soon forget! Please feel free to bring your children at 9:30 a.m. EACH Sabbath.
Get On Pastor's Calendar - To schedule an appointment with Pastors Medley, Wimbish, or Fielder; please contact the Church Office via telephone, 301-924-3044, or by email at email@example.com.
Submit Your Bulletin Announcements! – All bulletin announcements should be submitted ONLY by phone or email. Send email to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Announcements via telephone may be left on mailbox #1 at the church office, 301-924-3044. Thank you for your cooperation.
Get the Message(s) - The Emmanuel SDA Church is working towards upgrading our church's communications to an integrated All-In-One Message Service, so that members can receive pertinent information as either a text message, an email or as a voice-mail message on their mobile or land line phone, To facilitate this, we need your correct information. Unless you’ve done so electronically in the past month, complete the "Contact Information Form" at the Emmanuel website - http://www.emmanueladventist.org/article.php?id=53&search=contact – and indicate where you would prefer your message to be sent. Your name plus all 3 items of information are needed - your land line phone #; cell phone #; and your email address. The information that you submit will be confidential.
Golden Opportunity - All through the year 2011, church members are asked to pray together (to be part of 100,000 praying daily, in faith) for revival and evangelism for the Seventh-day Adventist church. To register and be part of this amazing and wonderful group, just click on the link below. Let's ask God to help us pray God-sized prayers of faith. The goal can be reached as we pass this on to as many others as possible. The Prayer Warrior's registration is: http://host.propheciesdecoded.com/preparation
Brinklow Launches "Project 66" - Project 66 is a church-based initiative encouraging faithfulness and benevolence. Spearheaded by the stewardship department, Project 66 can be used as a guide in your Christian walk. Learn more.
Distribution of The Great Controversy Books - All church members are invited to contact Clive Cameron for copies of this book to be distributed to their friends, families, co-workers, neighbors, business partners, etc. Supplies are ready to go. FMI, call 410-245-7771 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do You Have a Testimony? - If you would like to share a personal testimony during the 8:30 or 11:00 a.m. worship service about how the Lord has blessed you financially or through your time, talent, and faithful tithing, let us know. Contact Joyce Harris, Stewardship Ministry member, at email@example.com or 301-204-5805.
True Gift Literature – True Gift is sponsoring a give-away of truth-filled literature plus "Are the Dead Really Dead" (a flyer) and "A Love Stronger than Death" (a magazine). FMI, contact Stewart Hill at 301-741-2920 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Carla Ansley at 202-841-7372 or email@example.com.
Do You Have a Prayer Request? - Submit your request at Brinklow's website. Just click "Submit a Prayer Request" under the "New to EBC" drop-down tab. Or, click this link. www.emmanueladventist.org/prayer.php