Eden Westside News

Here are a few announcements to take note of what’s happening around the Eden Westside Baptist Church campuses:

River Campus Outreach
2:00 PM until 4:00 PM Today, June 26th

A Night Of Laughter
Dennis Swanburg “The Swan” TONIGHT, June 25th at 6pm
Join us for a night of side splitting laughter and soul building message

Book Sale
Tonight, After PM Service in the Library of Bldg. A
$5.00 for a bag of books

Power of Prayer
Come join us on Thursday Mornings at 8:00am
In the Sanctuary at the Eden Campus for prayer (Everyone Welcome)

VBS theme is “Victory”
Mark Your Calendars for July 24th – 28th at our next VBS at our Leeds River Campus from 6pm – 8:30pm. VBS is open to all children ages 4 through 8th graders – Register online at www.edenwestside.org

Job Opening: Kitchen Ministry Director
Would you like to be a part of a ministry that not only cooks
for our church family, but also ministers with meals to many
groups of our community?

Then Eden Westside Eden Campus is on a search for YOU to lead a team as our Kitchen Ministry Director. We are looking for a strong Christian leader, with great organizational and people skills. For more information contact Beth Cooper at the Church office at (205)338-7711 ext 222 Email Resumes to Bethcooper@edenwestside.org
The deadline for application is June 26th.

MIC / Membership Information Class
Held on the 1st Wednesday every month at the Eden Campus and the
3rd Wednesday every month at the River Campus from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Deacons on Call: 6/26– 7/2
Danny Newton 405-7228 / Alan Davis 699-8677

Check our website often for news, updates and events and please LIKE US on Facebook! For more information about any of these events, please feel free to call the church office at 205.338.7711.

Young Adult Ministry roofs Veteran's house Pell City Alabama

On Celebration Sunday, Eden Westside Baptist Partied Like It Wasn’t Raining Buckets

On Celebration Sunday, Eden Westside Baptist Partied Like It Wasn’t Raining Buckets:  The people of Eden Westside Baptist Church work a lot. We work hard to keep our grounds looking nice, and we work at making our guests feel warm and welcome. We work hard to support our missions, including local missions like helping St. Clair’s needy veterans, and global missions like our mission trips to Haiti. We work to give our children great programs like Vacation Bible School and AWANA, and we work to feed the hungry right here in St. Clair County through our food pantry ministry.

Young Adult Ministry roofs Veteran's house Pell City Alabama

But every once in awhile, even the most diligent of God’s workers need to take some time off to celebrate! It’s important to take stock of what God is doing through our efforts and to praise and thank Him for what He has blessed our church to accomplish over the past year.

That’s exactly what Celebration Sunday was all about. Members of Eden Westside spent the entire day focusing on God’s spectacular achievements here for the church year 2016-17. This celebration helps us to be sure we’re giving God ALL the glory for His amazing works, and also helps rejuvenate our members and prepare them for the work that lies ahead in 2017-18.

Eden Westside Baptist Church Children's Ministry in Pell City Alabama collects 300 bags to deliver to Haitian children on mission trip

In spite of the rain, EWBC members enjoyed a relaxed and jovial church service, complete with a video highlighting some of the mind-boggling accomplishments God achieved here over the past year. Some of the most notable reasons to celebrate include:

 

  • We have almost paid off our debt through the Embrace the Vision campaign! A whopping $1.5 million of the original $1.9 million debt is paid off — leaving just $450,000 to go. After this debt is paid off, we can begin collecting the money necessary to complete the Kids of the Kingdom building. We’re almost there!
  • A newly renovated children’s center was unveiled on Celebration Sunday.
  • We’ve made renovations to the sanctuary and foyer of our Eden Campus, including new paint, flooring and carpeting, lighting and more.
  • The Lord is moving powerfully through our youth department, as our young people dedicate their time and efforts to the Lord through opportunities like Missions Week, FUGE Camp, and student-led worship. Our youth department ministers to kids in more than 20 area schools!
  • Our Upward Sports program reaches hundreds of children and their families each year, most of which do not have church homes, and many of whom have never heard the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • In less than three years, our Leeds River Campus (under the loving guidance of Rick and Cindy Ernest) has become self-supportive. Planning for a new renovation for the children’s department is underway, and the campus is already reaching our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters through a special service that provides earphones and English to Spanish translators, so Hispanic speakers can hear and receive the Gospel right alongside our English speaking members.

Brother Jacky also spoke about what God has done here at Eden Westside this year, and what the Lord has in store for the year to come. He talked about:

  • 133 new church members, plus 16 new members at the River Campus, and 85 who joined through belief in the Lord Jesus and baptism! That’s 149 new members of EWBC, ya’ll!
  • Since 2013, we’ve sent more than 60 people to Haiti, including teams to help build the new medical clinic in Savon Carrie. The clinic had its very first successful surgery this year! This is in addition to the many souls saved and lives changed through our mission to the precious Haitian people.
  • In part thanks to a brand new website and social media accounts, Eden Westside is now reaching people from Washington State to the nation of Germany! The Revelation Walk commercial on our YouTube channel has been viewed more than 51,000 times, and our team is busy producing other productions.
  • We just commissioned over 100 teachers to serve in our Life Discovery classes for the coming year. The tremendous growth in our church and small groups is largely due to our powerful prayer meetings, which we started in January. EWBC’s devoted staff and loving members meet each Thursday morning at 8 a.m. to pray for our church and that we are able to reach the lost and those in our communities who need a church home. God is hearing AND ANSWERING our prayers!

After the service, everyone headed to the top of Revelation Mountain for a picnic. Unfortunately, our annual Old Timers versus Young Guns softball game was rained out. Pastor is fairly confident that the Lord allowed the rain so the younger men wouldn’t have to be embarrassed by their inaptitude at bat and around the bases.

But whatever the reason, the rain didn’t damper our spirits. Members and guests enjoyed free barbecue sandwiches and hotdogs, tables loaded with some of the South’s finest desserts, and tons of good fun. Folks socialized, joked and laughed, and many people got to know new faces and friends that they ordinarily don’t get to see.

Doesn’t this sound exciting? Join us at Eden Westside this Sunday, and become a part of what God’s building here. Then you can celebrate with us on Celebration Sunday next year!

Eden Westside Baptist Church is one church – two locations:  Eden Campus and Leeds River Campus.  For more information, please contact us at 205.338.7711.

Leeds River Campus Ladies LD Missions Project - Our RC Ladies Life Discovery Small Group participates in a monthly missions project at St. Martin's in the

Leeds River Campus Ladies LD Missions Project

Leeds River Campus Ladies LD Missions Project:  Our River Campus Ladies Life Discovery Small Group participates in a monthly missions project at St. Martin’s in the Pines Assisted Living Facility.

Leeds River Campus Ladies LD Missions Project - Our RC Ladies Life Discovery Small Group participates in a monthly missions project at St. Martin's in the

Each second Sunday at 2:00 PM, our ladies meet at one of the cottages at St. Martin’s and spend an hour or so, just loving some some of these senior ladies.  Their goal is to minister to ladies in assisted living who do not have regular family visits and feel basically alone.

This group brings a craft or something to do, assist the senior ladies with the craft, talk, laugh and sing to them and sing with them.  Sometimes, they sing old hymns that they are familiar with and sometimes the ladies sing along.

Leeds River Campus Ladies LD Missions Project - Our RC Ladies Life Discovery Small Group participates in a monthly missions project at St. Martin's in the

This month, this team met for lunch together after morning worship and then headed on over to St. Martin’s.  They took Christian coloring sheets and colors/markers for the ladies to color.  Also, one of the ladies at the facility had a Connect4 game that she recently got and was excited about so this ministry team played the game, too.

Everyone had a great time building relationships with each other and ministering to senior adult ladies at St. Martin’s in the Pines.  If you are not already participating in a missions project at Eden Westside Baptist Church, please talk to your Life Discovery teacher or our Missions Minister, Bro. Scotty Pinson.

Eden Westside News

Here are a few announcements to take note of what’s happening around the Eden Westside Baptist Church campuses:

Student & Parent Information Meeting
TODAY @ 4:00 PM in the student worship center
This will include information on all trips and events for the summer.
This is a requirement for all X-Fuge campers.

“Lord, Move that Mountain Retreat”
Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Trip / September 18-21
There is more information in the foyer or call Beth Cooper at 205-338-7711 ext: 222.

Lamplighters Meeting
Tuesday, June 13th at 10:30
Fellowship Hall @ Eden Campus

Power of Prayer
Come join us on Thursday Mornings at 8:00am
In the Sanctuary at the Eden Campus for prayer (Everyone Welcome)

A Night Of Laughter
Dennis Swanburg “The Swan” on Sunday, June 25th at 6pm
Join us for a night of side splitting laughter and soul building message

VBS theme is “Victory”
A very special thank you to all who have served unselfishly during our recent VBS week
here at our Eden Campus! You made a huge impact in the lives of many precious kids!
Mark Your Calendars for July 24th – 28th at our next VBS at our River Campus from
6pm – 8:30pm. VBS is open to all children ages 4 through 8th graders
Register online at www.edenwestside.org

MIC / Membership Information Class
Held on the 1st Wednesday every month at the Eden Campus and the
3rd Wednesday every month at the River Campus from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Deacons on Call: 6/12– 6/18
Joel Masters 405-1575 / Alan Davis 699-8677 / Mark Perry 699-2240

Check our website often for news, updates and events and please LIKE US on Facebook!
For more information about any of these events, please feel free to call the church office at 205.338.7711.

A Note From The Pastor – June 1, 2017

Jacky Connell-w50w50A Note From Your Pastor – June 1, 2017

Hello, Eden Westside Baptist Church Family,

Last Sunday was an UNBELIEVABLE day in the house of the Lord. It was Memorial Day weekend and we had a blessed day together. We want to welcome our new member, Rhonda Shiflett. There was such a great spirit Sunday morning and Sunday night. WOW! We celebrated our children. Baby dedication, AWANA awards and Kindergarten Promotion. It was a great day. When I left here Sunday, I was refreshed and renewed knowing that God had been with us that day.

Wednesday night we had a PHENOMENAL crowd. We are blessed with so many people that are hungry to learn and grow. It is so encouraging for our church family to show they want to learn, be faithful and committed to God. It encourages me and I know it encourages all of you as you come and participate in Bible study on Wednesday nights. Being apart of seeing your brothers and sisters growing with you. Praise God for that!

If you have been around Eden Westside any this week you will have noticed A LOT of work going on. A LOT! Mission week has been going on. So many renovations going on! Not only at the Eden campus but also at the River Campus. To God be the glory. I can not wait until Sunday to see the reveal of all the renovations in building B, building D, the Preschool department, Children’s Worship. So many things WONDERFUL things are happening around Eden Westside. I am telling you if I weren’t a member I would join right now!

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday when we celebrate the great things God has done and God is doing at Eden Westside. You don’t want to miss Sunday!

God is at work at Eden Westside Baptist Church.

God bless you,
Bro. Jacky

P. S. Sunday is Celebration Sunday. We will have a picnic on the mountain and the famous softball game between the Old Timers and Young Guys! Come bring your chairs and join us for wonderful time.

A Few Announcements

Here are a few announcements to take note of what’s happening around the Eden Westside Baptist Church campuses:

Power of Prayer
Come join us on Thursday Mornings at 8:00am
In the Sanctuary at the Eden Campus for prayer (Everyone Welcome)

MISSION WEEK 2017
May 31st – June 2nd
Contact Bro. Scotty Pinson for
additional information or to sign up

A Night Of Laughter
Dennis Swanburg “The Swan”
Join us for a night of side splitting laughter
and soul building message on Sunday, June 25th at 6pm
Eden Campus

Celebration Sunday
Church Picnic & Annual Softball Game
Sunday, June 4th 2017 after 11am Service on Revelation Mountain Eden Campus
NO PM SERVICES

“Lord, Move that Mountain Retreat”
Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Trip / September 18-21
There is more information in the foyer or call Beth Cooper at 205-338-7711 ext:222.

Do or someone you know have a passion for serving others in ministry?
We are currently searching for the perfect fit for our full time
Director of Recreation Ministry! We need a dedicated, hardworking, compassionate, organized leader to join our team. If this is YOU, please send your resume to bethcooper@edenwestside.org or call 205-338-7711 ext. 222
Join us in prayer as we search for God’s chosen minister.

The Next MIC / Membership Information Class
June 7th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Eden Campus)

Deacons on Call: 5/29– 6/4
Johnny Thompson 566-1631 / Perry Poe 405-4659

Check our website often for news, updates and events and please LIKE US on Facebook!
For more information about any of these events, please feel free to call the church office at 205.338.7711.

A Note From The Pastor – May 25, 2017

Jacky Connell-w50w50A Note From Your Pastor – May 25, 2017

Hello, Eden Westside Baptist Church Family,

This week I just want to start off by praising God for all the great things that happened among God’s people here last Sunday. God moved in a WONDERFUL way. We want to welcome all the new members, Benny and Connie Bowman, Paul and Rebecca Yates and David Hayes. Sunday night was a great time of being together as we commissioned all of Life Discovery teachers. It is exciting to see how many people are plugged in and serving God here at Eden Westside.

I want to encourage you to be praying for me as we approach this Sunday. We are still in the teaching series, 7 Dangerous D’s. I look forward to seeing you and your new friend on Sunday.

A couple of things that we need to be praying about as a church, most all of you know Pat Shipp. He had surgery this morning and received his kidney! We are praying for Pat and I hope you will continue to pray that all will go well for him. He is a wonderful servant of the Lord so please continue to lift him up.

Also, we have a VERY SPECIAL Sunday coming up on June 4th, Celebration Sunday! God has been so good to Eden Westside Baptist Church. We want to celebrate all that God has done and is doing in this great church. We are going to have a special service on Sunday and then all go up on the mountain. We will have a picnic and get ready for the famous softball game between the Old Guys and Young Guns. Please lift up the young guys. They are going to need a lot of encouragement as they feel the agony of defeat of again this year. We will not have services that night, but it is going to be a jam packed day full of fun and excitement! We encourage to come and be apart of Celebration Sunday!

God bless you and I love you. Thank you for giving me the privilege of being your Pastor.

God is at work at Eden Westside Baptist Church.

God bless you,
Bro. Jacky

Eden Westside Welcomes Christian Comedian, Speaker, and Author Dennis "The Swan" Swanberg Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM at our Eden Campus | 205.338.7711

Eden Westside Welcomes Christian Comedian, Speaker, and Author Dennis “The Swan” Swanberg with a Night of Laughter

Press Release For Immediate Release:  Eden Westside Welcomes Christian Comedian, Speaker, and Author Dennis “The Swan” Swanberg to present a Night of Laughter at Eden Westside Baptist Church.

Pell City, AL — Do you ever sit in a church service wondering, “How can the redeemed of the Almighty manage to keep such sour faces?” If you want to see the Christian walk kicked into overdrive with the joy of the Lord, then you can’t miss Dennis Swanberg’s event at Eden Westside Baptist Church!

Dennis “The Swan” Swanberg will perform live at EWBC on Sunday, June 25, 2017 during the 6 p.m. service at their Eden Campus. His brand of winning souls includes slapstick humor and clean, family fun. Dubbed “America’s Minister of Encouragement,” Swanberg’s message delivers a healthy, happy dose of hope, faith, and Godly love.

Christian Comedian, Speaker, and Author Dennis “The Swan” Swanberg

Swanberg is an accomplished speaker, entertainer, and writer. Author of books like Planting Shade Trees and Man Code, his mission is to “encourage the downtrodden, build up the faithful, and lift up Christian leaders through a … ministry of encouragement.”

Eden Westside Welcomes Christian Comedian, Speaker, and Author Dennis "The Swan" Swanberg Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM at our Eden Campus | 205.338.7711

 

What do folks say about Swanberg’s ministry and performances? Gil Stricklin of Marketplace Chaplains wrote, “[My wife] and I have heard you at least a dozen times over the last many years however, you raised the bar of higher communication when you stood before our group at The Gathering at The Cove in recent days. God used you in a marvelous way, and every word was both entertaining and inspirational.”

A Night of Laughter with Dennis Swanberg

A representative of The Catherine Foundation wrote, “Dennis Swanberg was wonderful. He is always a joy to hear. During the hard times it is great to hear people laugh and really enjoy being at a fundraising. I would recommend Dr. Swanberg to anyone who wants to encourage and uplift their donors.”

Christian Comedian, Speaker, and Author Dennis “The Swan” Swanberg

Turn your spiritual frown upside down. Visit us at EWBC for this one-night-only performance by the one-and-only Dennis Swanberg on Sunday night, June 25!

Eden Westside Baptist Church Eden Campus is located at 223 Wolf Creek Road North, Pell City, Alabama  35125.  For more information, please call our church office at 205.338.7711.

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Eden Westside Baptist Church Lord, Move That Mountain Retreat 2017 Pigeon Forge - Gatlinburg, TN September 18-21, 2017 Register Now | 205.338.7711

Lord Move That Mountain Retreat 2017

Eden Westside Baptist Church Lord Move That Mountain Retreat 2017 :  Is there any better way to celebrate the end of summer heat than heading to the Smokey Mountains in the Fall? Crisp, clean air. Vivid fall colors. A flurry of harvest festivals and decorations … they’re all waiting for you in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!

Eden Westside Baptist Church Lord, Move That Mountain Retreat 2017 Pigeon Forge - Gatlinburg, TN  September 18-21, 2017 Register Now | 205.338.7711

But nobody wants to go it alone. That’s why Eden Westside’s congregation all pile up in a bus each September and share the cool glory of fall with Wilburn & Wilburn founder Jonathan Wilburn, Bro. Jacky Connell, and, of course, the amazing members of Eden Westside and their special guests.

Lord Move That Mountain Retreat 2017

Lord, Move That Mountain Retreat is an annual trip to the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area, and this year’s trip is scheduled for September 18-21, right about the time the amazing fall leaves hit full color. The trip includes a luxury charter bus from Pell City to the Country Cascades Hotel and back, plus three nights’ lodging there.

Each morning begins with a special prayer breakfast, led by our own pastor Jacky Connell and gospel singer Jonathan Wilburn. Rumor has it that Jonathan also provides guests with an incredible variety of ways to sing the Volunteer’s fight song, Rocky Top on the rides there and back!

The trip price also includes dinner on two of the three nights there. The first included dinner is at the Bull Fish Grill, a legendary eatery in Pigeon Forge known for fabulous steaks and seafood, as well as the rustic mountaineer atmosphere. Stone floors and a gigantic fireplace dominate this lodge-like dining room, while guests enjoy specialties like Low Country Shrimp and Grits, and of course, their signature Barbecue Baby Back Ribs.

Lord Move That Mountain Retreat 2017

The second included dinner is more than just a meal! Dixie Stampede Dinner is Dolly Parton’s own answer to dinner theater. Enjoy your home-cooked meal while the talented cast treats you to rootin’ tootin’ horse stunts, musical productions, comedy routines, and more, complete with very special effects, including breathtaking pyrotechnics. All this entertainment is bound to leave you famished, which assures you’re going to enjoy the generous four-course dinner you’re served up with during the show.

You’ll also get to enjoy a totally clean, family-friendly variety show at Country Tonight Theater, as well as a trip to the infamous Dollywood Theme Park. Country Tonight Theater is a modern-day variety show, complete with dancing acts, all clean comedy routines, live music, and more.

Lord Move That Mountain Retreat 2017

And everyone knows about Dollywood Theme Park, the down-home amusement park with as many attractions for the grown folks as there is for the kiddos. Dollywood is a 150-acre theme park that features over 40 rides, 15 different one-of-a-kind shows, Southern entertainment like dancing, 4 different festivals, and a lot more fun than you can shake a stick at.

The trip prices are based on room occupancy. For a single, the total cost is $531. It’s $398 for a double, $353 for a triple, and $331 for rooms shared by four people. We’ll need your $100 deposit by June 11 to reserve your spot. Please call Eden Westside’s business office to reserve your spot: 205-338-7711, extension 222.

We look forward to seeing you there, Partners!

Lord, Move that Mountain Retreat Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg September 18—21, 2017 with Eden Westside Baptist Church Pell City AL | 205.338.7711

A Few Announcements

Here are a few announcements to take note of what’s happening around the Eden Westside Baptist Church campuses:

Power of Prayer
Come join us on Thursday Mornings at 8:00am
In the Sanctuary at the Eden Campus for prayer (Everyone Welcome)

Baby Dedication
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Contact Paulette Bowman for more information.

MISSION WEEK 2017
May 31st – June 2nd
Contact Bro. Scotty Pinson for additional information or to sign up

Vacation Bible School
Eden Campus: June 5-9, 2017
River Campus: July 24-28, 2017
6:00pm – 8:30pm

Celebration Sunday
Church Picnic & Annual Softball Game
Sunday, June 4th 2017 after 11am Service on Revelation Mountain
NO PM SERVICES

A Night Of Laughter
Dennis Swanburg “The Swan”
Join us for a night of side splitting laughter and soul building message on Sunday, June 25th at 6pm

“Lord, Move that Mountain Retreat”
Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Trip / September 18-21
There is more information in the foyer or call Beth Cooper at 205-338-7711 ext:222.

The Next MIC / Membership Information Class
June 7th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Eden Campus)
May 21st, 12:30pm – 3:00pm (Eden Campus)

Deacons on Call:  5/22– 5/28
Danny Newton 405-7228 / Don Morris 205-515-4065

Check our website often for news, updates and events and please LIKE US on Facebook!
For more information about any of these events, please feel free to call the church office at 205.338.7711.

A Note From The Pastor – May 18th, 2017

Jacky Connell-w50w50A Note From Your Pastor – May 18, 2017

Hello, Eden Westside Baptist Church Family,

What a wonderful and glorious week we have had with the Lord! Sunday was OUTSTANDING! I was back in the pulpit and God moved and worked in a special way. It was a FANTASTIC Sunday! Isn’t God great! He is so good to us. I want to welcome our new members, Anthony Alverson, Jason and Aryel Crain. I am so thankful for Jonathan Wilburn and his family being here with us. We had a great time with him. Sunday night the Mother’s Day Concert was wonderful. I just can’t say enough about last Sunday. It was a blessing to be part of Eden Westside Baptist Church last Sunday.

Are you ready, this Sunday will be here before we know it! I am SO EXCITED about this coming Sunday! I am still teaching through the series 7 Dangerous D’s and you don’t want to miss this Sunday! I challenge you to be here and I also challenge you to bring a visitor with you. Let’s get aggressive with that Church. Let’s invite our family, friends and coworkers. Let’s put forth a special effort this Sunday to have a church full of new people that will be under the teaching and preaching of the anointed Word of God.

Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

God is at work at Eden Westside Baptist Church.

God bless you,
Bro. Jacky

Eden Westside Baptist Church wishes you a happy Mother's Day! To celebrate this year, our Creative Ministry Team will provide a photo of you & your Mom

Happy Mother’s Day

Eden Westside Baptist Church would like to wish you a happy Mother’s Day!  To celebrate our Moms this year, our Creative Ministry Team is providing an opportunity for you to have a photo of you and your Mother, or if you are a Mother to get a photo of you and your children.

Nicole Carlisle and our Creative Ministry Team will be stationed right in the front door or the children’s building to capture your photo at the Eden Campus and Dona Bonnett will be stationed at the River Campus to capture photos out front.

Photo opportunities will be available at the following times:

  • a few minutes before Life Discovery
  • in between Life Discovery and Worship

All digital photos will be uploaded to Facebook sometime on Monday so you can access and enjoy your Mother’s Day photo.  Please feel free to Like, Comment and Share your photo.

Eden Westside Baptist Church wishes you a happy Mother's Day! To celebrate this year, our Creative Ministry Team will provide a photo of you & your Mom

Other highlights at Eden Westside on Mother’s Day:

  • Jonathan Wilburn will be singing at both am services
  • Brother Jacky will continue the 7 Dangerous D’s
  • Mother’s Day Concert at 6:00 PM with Jonathan Wilburn

You will not want to miss a single minute of celebration with your Mom on Mother’s Day this year at Eden Westside Baptist Church.  See you there!

 

A Note From The Pastor – May 12, 2017

Jacky Connell-w50w50A Note From Your Pastor – May 12, 2017

Hello, Eden Westside Baptist Church Family,

WOW! Last weekend, I spent Sunday in UAB hospital. Needles, nurses, doctors and all that stuff. Panic city!! Unbelievable! I do want to say praise God for all the people that stood in the gap. Thank God for Brother Stephen and Brother Rick who took the reigns of the AM and PM services. I am excited about the four people that joined our church family and I want to welcome Teresa Shirley, Kayla South, Renee Callahan and Breanna Callahan. It was a wonderful day at Eden Westside and I am not sure what kind of day it was at UAB Hospital. I am back in the grove and feeling better. Thank God for all of you who prayed, called, text and encouraged. I appreciate your concern. I feel better and I am looking forward to this coming Sunday.

Sunday is going to be a GREAT day! We are going to pick up right where we left off on the 7 Dangerous D’s. You don’t want to miss Sunday morning! It is going to be a great day in the house of the Lord.

We have a special guest coming Sunday, Jonathan Wilburn. He will be with us Sunday morning to sing a couple of songs. Then Sunday night he is doing a Mother’s Day Concert! It is going to be a glorious night!
I look forward to seeing you and your new friend this Sunday at the EXCITING Eden Westside Baptist Church!

God is at work at Eden Westside Baptist Church.

God bless you,
Bro. Jacky

Celebration Sunday & Annual Church Picnic on Sunday, June 4, 2017 immediately after the 11:00 AM service on Revelation Mountain at our Eden Campus

Celebration Sunday & Annual Church Picnic 2017

Celebration Sunday & Annual Church Picnic 2017:  Do you ever walk through the busy halls of Eden Westside Baptist Church and wish you had more time to get to know these folks? Aside from saying, “hello” and maybe giving them a hug or how-ya-doing, most of us are too busy rushing to class or service or home that we don’t really get the time we’d like to sit down and chat with our church family.

But that’s not the case on June 4!

Directly after morning services, members of both campuses head up to the top of Eden Westside’s Revelation Mountain at the Eden Campus for lunch, fellowship, and the roughest, toughest softball game the Southern Baptist Convention allows!

Celebration Sunday & Annual Church Picnic on Sunday, June 4, 2017 immediately after the 11:00 AM service on Revelation Mountain at our Eden Campus

Bring your favorite dessert and something to sip on (something to drink, that is), a few chairs, and meet us right after the 11 a.m. service. The church will provide the meal — barbecue sandwiches and hot dogs with chips — as well as entertainment. Enjoy our talented Eden Westside musicians as they perform for the crowd while the kiddos head for the games and inflatables.

Celebration Sunday & Annual Church Picnic 2017

This year’s picnic isn’t just any old church picnic. The whole day is a huge CELEBRATION! Our church has successfully completed the third phase of our “Embrace the Vision” campaign, paying off almost all of our debt! We’re getting ready to kick off a new Embrace the Vision campaign, which should seal the deal and pay off our debt completely.

Celebration Sunday & Annual Church Picnic 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Celebration Time: 8:10 AM (Eden Campus) and 11:00 AM (Both Campuses)
Picnic & Afternoon Activities: Immediately following 11:00 AM Worship
Location: Revelation Mountain at Eden Campus
No PM Service or Discipleship U

Join us as we celebrate all of our successes — including the big reveal of our newly renovated Preschool and Children’s departments, the astounding growth and development of our River Campus, as well as a celebration of our Life Discovery classes, church membership growth, and many other fantastic accomplishes across our ministry.

Celebration Sunday & Annual Church Picnic 2017

Softball players, listen up!  Team captains of the softball teams will enlist their own players.  Bro. Jacky takes this very seriously, so if you have an interest in playing, please let us know.

There will be no evening services following the picnic. All Discovery U classes and evening worship services are cancelled for the evening.

Don’t forget to bring a comfortable change of clothes when you head to church that morning so you can relax and enjoy the afternoon.

For more information about this event, please call our church office at 205.338.7711.

A Note From The Pastor – May 4, 2017

Jacky Connell-w50w50A Note From Your Pastor – May 4, 2017

Hello, Eden Westside Baptist Church Family,

How exciting it is to be a part of a church family where God is at work doing AMAZING things! Last Sunday was phenomenal! We were able to see new faces, visitors everywhere, decisions that were made and 18 Baptisms!!! I want to welcome our new members, Patrick Taylor and Katelyn McMorris. Both campuses are buzzing with excitement of what God is up to in our church. Yea! It is great to be part of this wonderful ministry here at Eden Westside. I know you feel the same way.

When we think about what God is up to we have to give Him praise for what He has done, but also we are looking forward what He will do. This weekend is a BIG weekend! Saturday, Special Friends Walk & Roll and Hot Dogs, Handlebars & Hot Rods will be going on. You don’t want to miss these great events. Make sure you bracket out some time to stop by and see all that is going on. I invite to come by. (Especially look at my hot rod, and vote for my hot rod as the most classic hot rod here at Eden Westside!)

Sunday morning, is going to be a great Sunday morning. We are in a new teaching series, 7 Dangerous D’s, and I am so looking forward to this coming Sunday. I look forward to seeing you and your friend this Sunday. Make sure you introduce me to your friend!
God is at work at Eden Westside Baptist Church.

God bless you,
Bro. Jacky

P.S. Wednesday night Bible Study was INCREDIBLE!!
We started a brand NEW Bible study and it was a wonderful night. If you missed it, I hope you will make plans to be with us next Wednesday night.

A Note From The Pastor – April 30, 2017

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Hello, Eden Westside Baptist Church Family,

What an EXCITING God we serve! He is wonderful. He loves us with an unconditional love and His grace is amazing. I am thankful we serve a God like that. Praise God for last Sunday, Bro. Stephen did an outstanding job bringing the message while I was out of the pulpit. I want to welcome our new members, Anna Brasher, April and Allen Evans, Grayson Tray, Joe Karr, Kelly Dove and Joshua Singleton. We are so blessed each and every week with lives being changed and God is drawing people to come and be a part of the wonderful fellowship of Eden Westside Baptist Church.

Wednesday night, we finished the study of the book of 1st Corinthians! I am happy to announce to all of you next Wednesday night we will be studying, Serving Successfully! This is the Bible study that speaks on discovering your spiritual gifts and how to use those gifts in the body of Christ to build up the body and glorify God! I encourage you to come and learn with us. I know it is summer and everybody has a million things going on but let’s keep Bible study a priority in our lives!

This coming Sunday we will be starting a BRAND NEW series, 7 Dangerous D’s. I am so excited! I invite you to come with your Bible, your pads, your pens and your FRIENDS and be a part of this wonderful journey we are going to be taking here at Eden Westside. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Please be praying for me, that God will give me clarity and direction to bring the messages that He has inspired in my heart. Please continue to pray for our church, as God continues to bless us, that we will be a church that is faithful, committed and determined to finish the race the God has set before us.
I look forward to seeing you and your friend on Sunday!

God is at work at Eden Westside Baptist Church.

God bless you,
Bro. Jacky

A Few Announcements

Here are a few announcements to take note of what’s happening around the Eden Westside Baptist Church campuses:

Special Friends 3k, 5, 1-Mile Fun Run
Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Eden Campus
Register online at www.edenwestside.org or Call Sherry at 205.338.7711 extension 239

Hot Dogs, Handlebars and Hot Rods
Saturday, May 6th @ 11am – 3pm
Free hot dogs! Bicycle riding course, Motorcycle and Car Show.  To register your Motorcycle or Hot Rod go to www.edenwestside.org

Donations Needed!! Children’s Ministry is in need of donations to purchase 6 new bicycles as prizes for Hotdogs, Handlebars & Hotrods.

Power of Prayer
Come join us on Thursday Mornings at 8:00am in the Sanctuary at the Eden Campus for prayer (Everyone Welcome)

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Our goal is $3000, we have multiple ways that you can give (Tithe envelope, little church in the foyer or through the Children’s department) all of the SBC’s North American Mission efforts are funded through this offering. Let’s work TOGETHER FOR HIS KINGDOM!

“Lord, Move that Mountain Retreat”  Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Trip
September 18-21, 2017  |  There is more information in the foyer or call Beth Cooper at 205-338-7711 ext:222.

Special Friends Ministry
Special Friends Ministry is looking for 1 or 2 people to commit to 3 months of helping in the classroom. Someone to help teach, pass out snacks and general duties to minister to our Special Friends. Contact Pat Shipp 205-296-4891 for more information.

All High School and College Seniors
Graduation Recognition Service – Sunday, May 21, 2017 in 11:00am Service
Please Contact Brother Stephen at  stephenjohnson@edenwestside.org or call the church office if you plan to participate

The Next MIC / Membership Information Class
May 3rd, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Eden Campus)
May 21st, 12:30pm – 3:00pm (Eden Campus)

Deacons on Call:  5/1– 5/7
Mark Perry 699-2240 / Mickey Pinson 369-9083

Check our website often for news, updates and events and please LIKE US on Facebook!

For more information about any of these events, please feel free to call the church office at 205.338.7711.

Sermon Series: The Seven Dangerous D's | Eden Westside Baptist Church Pell City Alabama #ChristianMentor

7 Dangerous D’s

The Seven Dangerous D’s

Maybe you’ve heard about the 7 Deadly Sins; how the sins of pride, coveting, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and slothfulness are lethal to the Christian life. The Bible doesn’t even mention “seven deadly sins” specifically, though the scriptures do warn us to avoid all of those sins.

Sermon Series: The Seven Dangerous D's | Eden Westside Baptist Church Pell City Alabama #ChristianMentor
Some early church members even believed that these seven sins were unforgivable! We know that all sins are forgivable through the blood of Jesus Christ (“… John [The Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.’ ” – John 1:29).

7 Dangerous D’s

Or, you might recognize the 7 Deadly Sins from the movie Se7en, starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt. In that creepy flick, the characters played by Freeman and Pitt chased a serial killer who killed his victims because each one represented one of the seven deadly sins.

Sermon Series: The Seven Dangerous D's | Eden Westside Baptist Church Pell City Alabama #ChristianMentor

But have you ever thought about what causes people to fall into one or more of these sins? Have you considered what causes people to become prideful or lustful or gluttonous? Of course, we all sin, because we are born of flesh, and without the Spirit of God, the flesh naturally sins. But what if you knew the danger points to avoid so that you can keep from straying into Deadly Sin territory in the first place?

7 Dangerous D’s

Pastor Jacky Connell is starting a new sermon series, beginning Sunday, May ?, entitled the Seven Dangerous D’s. In this series, you’ll learn what dangerous triggers to avoid to help keep you from getting mired into sin and despair.

You’ll also learn how the Amazing Grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, can wash all your sins away and give you new hope and life everlasting. (“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16)

7 Dangerous D’s

Join us at Eden Westside Baptist Church, April 30 through June 11, to hear Bro. Jacky talk about …

1. The Danger of Darkness
2. The Danger of Deception
3. The Danger of Defilement
4. The Danger of Doubt
5. The Danger of Discouragement
6. The Danger of Discontentment
7. The Danger of Division and Discord

If you can’t attend in person, please join us online, here at EdenWestside.org. We look forward to seeing you there and learning what God has revealed to Bro. Jacky about how we can stay away from these scary, deadly sins.

#7DangerousDs     #ChristianMentoring     #LivingWell

 

A Few Announcements

Here are a few announcements to take note of what’s happening around the Eden Westside Baptist Church campuses:

Special Friends 3k, 5, 1-Mile Fun Run
Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Eden Campus
Register online at www.edenwestside.org or
Call Sherry at 205.338.7711 extension 239

Hot Dogs, Handlebars and Hot Rods
Saturday, May 6th @ 11am – 3pm
Eden Campus
Free hot dogs! Bicycle riding course, Motorcycle and Car Show
To register your Motorcycle or Hot Rod go to www.edenwestside.org

Donations Needed!!
Children’s Ministry is in need of donations to purchase
6 new bicycles as prizes for Hotdogs, Handlebars & Hotrods.

Power of Prayer
Come join us on Thursday Mornings at 8:00am
In the Sanctuary at the Eden Campus for prayer (Everyone Welcome)

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Our goal is $3000, we have multiple ways that you can give
(Tithe envelope, little church in the foyer or through the Children’s department)
all of the SBC’s North American Mission efforts are funded through this offering.
Let’s work TOGETHER FOR HIS KINGDOM!

River Campus 5th Sunday Fellowship Lunch
Sunday, April 30, 2017. Begins after Morning Worship and
River Campus Outreach Visitation from 2:00-4:00 PM
Please check with Bro. Rick or Cindy on food items to bring

All High School and College Seniors
Graduation Recognition Service
Sunday, May 21, 2017 in 11:00am Service
Please Contact Brother Stephen if you plan to participate
stephenjohnson@edenwestside.org or call the church office

The Next MIC / Membership Information Class
May 3rd, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Eden Campus)
May 17th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (River Campus)

Creek Bank Festival River Campus Outreach
Saturday, May 20, 2017: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(Vendor Tent Must be Set Up by 9:00 AM)
This will be our River Campus Outreach event for May
Please plan on signing up for a time to work the RC Vendor Booth
and be a part of this exciting community outreach opportunity!

“Lord, Move that Mountain Retreat”
Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Trip
September 18-21, 2017
There is more information in the foyer or
call Beth Cooper at 205-338-7711 ext:222.

Deacons on Call:  4/24– 4/30
Johnny Thompson 566-1631 / Perry Poe 405-4659

Check our website often for news, updates and events and please LIKE US on Facebook!

For more information about any of these events, please feel free to call the church office at 205.338.7711.