Eden Westside News

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

Recording Artist Ddendyl Hoyt in Concert
Join Us TONIGHT, 6pm @ 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)

F.A.I.T.H. Riders / Zaxby’s Fundraiser Night
Come join us for dinner on August 15th from 5pm – 8pm at Pell City Zaxby’s

Lord, Move that Mountain Retreat
Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg
September 18—21, Final Payments are due TODAY

Revelation Walk Script Reading
Sunday, August 27th @ 3pm, Fellowship Hall at Eden Campus

Special Friends Ministry Needs Help!
Special friends is in need of someone who can assist in class and more
Importantly ride the bus. Contact Pat Shipp at 205-296-4891

SIMPLIFYING YOUR FAMILY
Join us for this 4 Part Series Beginning Sunday, September 3rd
With humor and a passion for the family,
Dr. Chris Crain will share four biblical concepts to simplify your family.

MIC / Membership Information Class
MIC Class will be held at the Eden Campus on August 13th, 12:30 – 3:00pm
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: 8/7– 8/13
Don Morris 515-4065 / 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 – August 10, 2017

Jacky Connell-w50w50A Note From Your Pastor –

August 10, 2017

Hello, Eden Westside Baptist Church Family,

What a blessing it is to be back home with all of you! As you all know, we have been in the land of Haiti and God moved in a very special way during our time there. We had 16 team members with us and I am so proud of each of them. They represented our church family and Christ in a very excellent manner. God used them in a wonderful, wonderful way in ministering to the people of Haiti. The people of Haiti love the people of Eden Westside Baptist Church. I am so thankful we get to be a part of what God is doing in the Haiti people. I want to thank God for Dr. Kevin Blackwell who stood in the gap on Sunday. I heard that his message was incredible. Thank God for the Worship team and all the beautiful music and worship on Sunday night. We have such a great team of people that minister to us through songs and worship. I want to thank them for that. I also want to welcome our new member, Cheyenne Moore.

Wednesday night service was wonderful! We had a great crowd and it was a wonderful Bible Study. I was encouraged to see all the people, even though school started this week, who came to church on Wednesday night and engaged in Bible Study. It was a blessing to see what God did on Wednesday night.

This coming Sunday is going to be a BIG, BIG, BIG, did I say BIG, day!! Sunday morning I going to bring the first message of a three part series on Strongholds in your life. I encourage to come and bring friend. Ddendyl Hoyt will be with us Sunday morning and in concert Sunday night! We will also be having baptism. It is going to be a great day in the life of Eden Westside Baptist. I look forward to seeing you and meeting your new friend.
God is at work at Eden Westside Baptist Church.

God bless you,
Bro. Jacky

Eden Westside News

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

Lamplighter’s Meeting
August 8th @ 10:30
Eden Campus Fellowship Hall

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

Faith Riders
Come join Faith Riders at Zaxby’s
August 15th @ 5pm

Lord, Move that Mountain Retreat
Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg
September 18—21
Final Payments are due by August 13th
205-338-7711 ext. 222

Revelation Walk Script Reading
Sunday, August 27th @ 3pm, Fellowship Hall at Eden Campus

Special Friends Ministry Needs Help!
Special friends is in need of someone who can assist in class and more importantly ride the bus. Also, someone capable of lifting approx. 90lbs.
Contact Pat Shipp at 205-296-4891

MIC / Membership Information Class
MIC Class will be held at the Eden Campus on August 13th, 12:30 – 3:00pm
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: 7/31– 8/6
Joel Masters 405-1575 / Danny Newton 405-7228

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.

Eden Westside News

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

Happy 30th Anniversary Bro. Jacky


Please join us TONIGHT as we celebrate Bro. Jacky & Mrs. Denise
At 5:01pm in the Sanctuary of the Eden Campus
NO DU Classes
There will be light refreshments served in the Fellowship Hall following the service

River Campus 5th Sunday Potluck Lunch
Today, July 30th
Bring enough food for you and your family to have lunch together immediately following the 11:00am worship

Lamplighter’s Meeting
August 8th @ 10:30
Eden Campus Fellowship Hall

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

MIC / Membership Information Class
MIC Class will be held at the Eden Campus on August 13th, 12:30 – 3:00pm
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: 7/31– 8/6
Joel Masters 405-1575 / Danny Newton 405-7228

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 – July 27, 2017

Jacky Connell-w50w50A Note From Your Pastor –

July 27, 2017

Hello, Eden Westside Baptist Church Family,

What a joy it is to be a part of what I consider to be an exciting, wonderful, blessed place called Eden Westside Baptist Church and the Eden Westside Family. We are a family that God has brought together and we are so blessed of our Father to be able to serve Him together here at Eden Westside. We want to welcome our newest members, Izzack Davis and Zakk Jones. For 30 years, God has allowed me the privilege of being able to serve with this church family and I am so thankful. I believe the BEST is yet to come!

As we look forward to the future here at Eden Westside, summer and vacations are winding down and school is about to start. I believe right now is a time when we can all just focus in on being a part of what God is doing here at Eden Westside. So let’s start this Sunday with a commitment to be attend faithfully and be involved in our Life Discovery/ Small Groups. I really want to challenge you to get engaged and get involved in those small groups. I believe you will find that you will build incredible relationships with other people. There will be many, many, many blessings for you and your family as you connect in Life Discover/Small Groups. It is a place for us to build the community of the family of God. I challenge you to make that a priority in your life to come and be faithfully to that. Let me remind you how to grow to a Life Discovery/Small Group: Pray, Invite Someone, Show Up Yourself and Be Friendly.

Next week we have a BIG deal! Tuesday at 4:29 AM there will be a team of 16 of us meeting in the parking lot heading to the land of Haiti. We will have the privilege of being a part of a preaching crusade, our team will be doing Vacation Bible School and Sports Camps. Please be in much for prayer for us as we are your missionaries to the land of Haiti.
This coming Sunday, I am looking forward to what God is going to do in the worship services. It is going to be a great day in the house of the Lord. I look forward to seeing you and meeting your new friend.
God is at work at Eden Westside Baptist Church.

God bless you,
Bro. Jacky

P.S. Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 13, 2017! The Voice Season 6 contestant, Ddendyl Hoyt will be in concert at Eden Westside Baptist Church during our evening service! You are not going to want to miss this! It will be a great night of Worship!

IF Jesus is the answer IF Hell is real IF A choice is demanded THEN WHAT SHOULD OUR CHURCH BE DOING? Harvest Prayer Time 3rd Sunday nights

Harvest Prayer Time

Where do we begin… Bro Jacky has been burdened and called by Jesus to set aside a service every third Sunday to pray for one thing specific: to cry out in prayer for the lost of our region.  As we are praying heavily for Jesus, our FATHER, to search our soul of unconfessed sin so we don’t have any thing between us and The God of the Universe, and we are crying out for God to reach those in need of salvation….. a homeless man walks into our church doors, after walking back and forth and states “I’m homeless and need someone to talk to” and GAVE HIS LIFE TO JESUS!  You have not because you ask not!!  Pastor followed in obedience to what he was called to do and GOD SHOWED UP IN A HUGE WAY!

Harvest Prayer Time

IF Jesus is the answer IF Hell is real IF A choice is demanded THEN WHAT SHOULD OUR CHURCH BE DOING? Harvest Prayer Time 3rd Sunday nights

If you missed this special Harvest Prayer Time service, you can begin praying right now for anyone that you know that is lost and does not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.  Also, plan to join us for our next third Sunday night Harvest Prayer Time service which will be Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

You do not have to be a member of Eden Westside Baptist Church to attend this event.  If your church does not have a Sunday night service, please feel free to join us.

Let’s see what God is going to continue to do with our collective prayers!

Eden Westside News

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

Attention College Students
New Location For Life Discovery!
Join Brother Benny, Mrs. Connie and the Creswell’s at Revelation Cafe’ at 9:35.

TONIGHT!! July 16
Harvest Prayer Time

Let’s come together on the 3rd Sunday Night of each month
To pray for the lost in our families, our community and our region.

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 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
River Campus Wednesday, July 19
No MIC Class held at the Eden Campus in August
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: 7/17– 7/23
Nathan Lane 812-4536 / Bill Ayres 473-4569

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 – 7/13/2017

Jacky Connell-w50w50A Note From Your Pastor –

July 13, 2017

Hello, Eden Westside Baptist Church Family,

God has blessed us with another wonderful week! Sunday was a great day in the house of the Lord. God moved in a special way. We want to welcome our new members, Casey Kemp, David Wadsworth and Jessica Steward.  Wednesday night we wrapped up our study on spiritual gifts by taking the Spiritual Gift Survey. We had a phenomenal crowd! It was a great night.

Now give me your FULL ATTENTION…

This Sunday Night we will be turning the Sanctuary into a House of Prayer for the lost in our region!I ask that you join me Sunday night at 6:01 PM in the Sanctuary in lifting up the lost. Church, if we will do this I believe we could see a revival that would greatly impact this region!

I look forward to seeing you and your new friend on Sunday. To God be the glory, great things He is doing!

God is at work at Eden Westside Baptist Church.

God bless you,
Bro. Jacky

Eden Westside News

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

Attention College Students
New Location For Life Discovery!
Join Brother Benny, Mrs. Connie and the Creswell’s at Revelation Cafe’ at 9:35.

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

Lamplighter’s Meeting
Tuesday, July 11th at 10:30am
Eden Campus

Fasting and Prayer
Please join our finance team as we fast and pray on July 14th during the noon hour for the finances of our church. The Sanctuary of the Eden Campus will be open for you to come or if you are unable to join us on the campus we encourage you to participate where you are.

Sunday, July 16
Harvest Prayer Time

Let’s come together on the 3rd Sunday Night of each month
To pray for the lost in our families, our community and our region.

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 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
River Campus Wednesday, July 19
No MIC Class held at the Eden Campus in August
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: 7/10– 7/16
Mickey Pinson 369-9083 / Don Morris 515-4065 / Gene Castleberry 640-7740

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.

Harvest Prayer Time

IF Jesus is the answer
IF Hell is real
IF A choice is demanded

THEN WHAT SHOULD OUR CHURCH BE DOING?

Let’s come together on the 3rd Sunday Night of each month
To pray for the lost in our families, our community and our region.

IF Jesus is the answer IF Hell is real IF A choice is demanded THEN WHAT SHOULD OUR CHURCH BE DOING? Harvest Prayer Time 3rd Sunday nights

Join Us

Sunday, July 16
Harvest Prayer Time

A Note From The Pastor – July 6, 2017

Jacky Connell-w50w50A Note From Your Pastor – July 6, 2017

Hello, Eden Westside Baptist Church Family,

Sunday was another GREAT day in the house of God. I was excited about the crowd that was here in both services on July 4th weekend. We want to welcome our new members, Matt and Brittany Washington. It is exciting to see how God is moving and working in our young adults and our church as a whole. To God be the glory! Great things he is doing!

Looking at where we are as a church, one of the things that I really want share with you is a reminder to each and every one of our members of how blessed we are. Please, please, please don’t take God’s blessings for granted! We are a blessed church! We are a church I truly believe that the hand of God is upon. Ladies and gentlemen, we all need to be focused and faithful and supportive of what God is doing in this great ministry. So as we think about where we are and where we are headed, I believe the best is in store for us. God has great plans for Eden Westside Baptist Church!

By the way, I am sure that you have noticed in the 8:10 AM service we are doing a lot of Southern Gospel music and people are absolutely, thoroughly enjoying that music style. Then at 11 AM we are doing a little more modern contemporary flavor of music. Do you know what is happening here at Eden Westside? People are staying for both sets of music. People are coming to the 8:10 AM service and then staying for the music in the 11 AM service. It is amazing to me how many people are enjoying both venues of music and WOW, I have been encouraged to see people plugging in to both services. Now mind you, they aren’t staying for the preaching of the second service but they are staying for the music. That is always exciting to see people enjoying both types of music here at Eden Westside. I want to say thank God for Bro. Randy and his leadership here. God is using him in a mighty, mighty way. If you get a chance to encourage Bro. Randy, let him know how much you appreciate all the music. It is hard work but he is working hard and being obedient to the Lord. Thank God, we are truly blessed to have leaders serving here and at the River Campus that provide for us great music, great leadership and great teaching. To God be the glory, great things He is doing!

Now, Sunday, July 16 is a BIG, BIG, BIG night here at Eden Westside Baptist Church. God has laid on my heart to declare the 3rd Sunday night of every month to be a prayer night here at the Eden Campus. We have one focus, we will be praying for the lost in our region. Can you imagine what God will do, as we all come together collectively lifting our voices in prayer for the lost of the region. Church, it is very possible we could see a mighty move of God. We could see revival and a great move of God in the harvest of souls. Join me on Sunday, July 16, 2016, at 6 PM in the Sanctuary for Harvest Prayer Time.

Look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

God is at work at Eden Westside Baptist Church.

God bless you,
Bro. Jacky

Eden Westside News

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

7 Dangerous D’s
This Sunday, July 2
8:00 am (Eden Campus) and 11:00 am (Both Campuses)

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

Happy 4th of July

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

Lamplighter’s Meeting
Tuesday, July 11th at 10:30am
Eden Campus

River Campus Outreach Visitation
Sunday, July 23
Visits from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Refreshments Afterwards
Plan to help us go door-to-door to promote VBS

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
To volunteer, please contact LeighAnne at ext. 242 or Warren/Barbara Lovvorn

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
Call church office 205.338.7711 to RSVP

Deacons on Call: 7/3– 7/9
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 – June 29th, 2017

Jacky Connell-w50w50A Note From Your Pastor – June 29, 2017

Hello Eden Westside Baptist Church Family,

God has blessed us with another wonderful week! As I reflect back on last Sunday, the word is WOW! We had a great, great, great day at Eden Westside. Sunday morning service was wonderful. The songs, the singing, the spirit of the church congregation was vibrant and lively. We want to welcome our new members, Cody McVey and Zane and Kayla Calhoun. It was a great Sunday morning. Then Sunday night was as promised “A Night of Laughter”. Dr. Dennis Swanberg knocked it out of the park. We all laughed and had fun. The church was packed. It was fantastic! Dr. Dennis Swanberg wants to come back. What do you think?

Wednesday night, we had a jammed packed Bible study! There was a great spirit. I hope and pray that you are a constant faithful part of all the great things God is doing here at Eden Westside. I hope you that you are engaging in ministry, serving God and having fun doing it. We get to do this together! WOW! What a blessing that is!

I ask every Wednesday night, “How do you grow a Life Discovery?” I want to remind you that Life Discovery is a focal point of our ministry. I believe Small Groups work. You can be part of a Small Group and be a part of growing a Small Group by doing those things I talk about on Wednesday night. How do you grow a Life Discovery class: PRAY, INVITE SOMEONE, SHOW UP YOURSELF and BE FRIENDLY. Those four things will work anywhere in the world if we will do those four things. Let’s all join in together. Let’s pray, let’s invite someone, let’s show up ourselves and let’s be friendly to those that are coming.

I look forward to seeing you and the person you invite to Life Discovery this coming Sunday at Eden Westside. We are One Church, Two Locations!

God is at work at Eden Westside Baptist Church.

God bless you,
Bro. Jacky

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.

A Note From The Pastor – June 22, 2017

Jacky Connell-w50w50A Note From Your Pastor – June 22, 2017

Hello Eden Westside Baptist Church Family,

Each one of us as a member of Eden Westside Baptist Church have been given an opportunity to join together in the accomplishment of the Embrace the Vision commitment with the purpose of retiring our debt. This coming Sunday during the two morning worship services there will be a designated time for all of us to come to the altar and present our commitment to the Lord Jesus. I am praying that our altar will be filled up with people that have prayed over and designated financial giving above their tithes to eliminate the church debt.

Can you imagine what it would be like at Eden Westside Baptist Church debt free? God has blessed us with millions of dollars in land and facilities. Over the years many people, some who are in Heaven now, have given sacrificially above their tithes to bring our debt down to $450,000. Now is your time! I am expecting each member of Eden Westside Baptist Church to sacrificially participate. As the Senior Pastor, I am genuinely asking you as a member of Eden Westside Baptist Church to make a commitment. We have said all along “Not equal giving but equal sacrifice”. You can sacrifice something for the greater good of accomplishing this goal. I am asking as your Senior Pastor to lock arms with me and my family to seeing this debt eliminated. Can you imagine the liberating moment when the balance of Eden Westside Baptist Church is $0.00? Together we can see this goal achieved! It is your time, members of Eden Westside Baptist to be a part of something great! Me and my wife will meet you at the altar Sunday morning as we present our commitment card.

To God be the glory! Great things He has done, great things He is doing and great things He will do!

God is at work at Eden Westside Baptist Church.

God bless you,
Bro. Jacky

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

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