July/August Eblast

Praying that this edition of the July/August Eblast finds everyone doing well.  Sorry I didn’t get an eblast out in July but I was out of town for 2 ½ weeks and I am just getting back on my feet after getting caught up, somewhat, at work..

Emmanuel’s Family Day 2016:  Our annual family day was a tremendous success and mega thanks to all who attended, participated, cooked, planned, and had anything to do with its success.  Thanks to Cedric and Annie Pelt and their team for their herculean efforts as first time chairpersons.  Also a big shout out to Wes and Rebekkah Harris for picking up the ball in Cedric and Annie’s absence.

Let’s congratulate the Women’s Ministry for a very successful school supply drive and having the Ronald McDonald mobile at the Family Day for the first time.  Special thanks to Georgette Mack and Jennifer Rivers for their hard work with the school supplies and Ronald McDonald.  We had 46 students to sign up for school supplies, but we served 119 students, what a blessing!  Thank you to our North and South campus congregants for your donations to the cause. Because of you, our students were well prepared for the first day of school.
DARE Conference is coming August 20th:  The second annual Dare Conference at Emmanuel on August 20th from 11:00-2:30 will dare you to Pray, Fellowship, and Serve in this Upcoming school year. You will also have an opportunity to meet other believers from your area as we worship God through teaching and music. Please visit Dareministries.com for answers to other questions you may have.

Eric Coleman: Grace Bible Church
Eric Cartier: Rocky Mountain Calvary
Brandon Anderson: Grace Bible Church

Mario Powell: Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church
Andrew Smith: Highlands Ranch Baptist

KBGF Follow Up (Aligned for Greater):  For those of us who were not able to attend the KBGF Conference in Houston in June, our team led by Minister Deborah Clayton put together a 3 night recap of the proceedings.  Wednesday night, August 10 culminated several tremendously enlightening sessions on leadership and moving toward greater.  Now it’s time to put it to action.

You may be asking, “What is as Sheepfold Ministry?” A Sheepfold is comprised of a number of tribes, and a tribe is an organization of small groups (40-50 members) of saved individuals who are growing in Christ. It is designed to help EMBC members stay connected to one another and the church through prayer, worship, witnessing, ministry and fellowship.  The Sheepfold Ministry creates an atmosphere of belonging, where a member feels important and vital to the church, and also feel a sense of concern and love for their well-being.

What is the purpose of the Sheepfold Ministry?  The purpose is to assist the pastor in establishing and maintaining a spiritual covering over the flock of EMBC and return all lost sheep back to the fold.  The Sheepfold Ministry encourages communication between our members, their families and the church and helps keep continual contact with all members who are sick, shut-in, absent from worship, etc.

To ensure the church office, our deacons, and ministers have accurate contact information to implement our Sheepfold Ministry, during August, after each service, we are asking each member to stop by the sign-up table and provide your current address, phone number, and email address.  We need this information to make sure you are included in the appropriate tribe as we kick off this ministry.  We will also be at the South campus this Sunday requesting sign-ups.

GIRL SCOUTS:  Girl Scout Troop 922 is starting back up after a summer break and will be looking for YOU at their first meeting on August 20th at 10:30.  Grades K-12 are welcome to participate.  For more information contact Alecia Mathis at scouting@godiswithus.org.

Thanks for your generous Spirit: God loves a cheerful giver!  Recently the South Campus has received several donations to include a brand new 40 inch television, DVR, and tables.  A congregation member has also purchased a new cross for the chapel at the north campus.  We thank you again for blessing us as God continues to bless you.

Intercessory Prayer:  Are you in need of prayer?  There are many opportunities to join the “E” for intercessory prayer.Did you know we still have intercessory prayer Monday-Friday mornings from 5:30am to 5:45am and then on Sunday mornings at 6:30 at the North Campus and 9:00 at the South Campus.  Everyone needs prayer including YOU!  Join us as our ministerial team prays for our members, the sick and shut-in, people on our prayer list, and more.  If you have a prayer request, please call the office at (719) 635-4865 and leave your requested information.  The prayer line number is (302) 202-1110, and the six digit code is 727362.  We need your help interceding!

August Men’s Retreat at Highlands Presbyterian Retreat Center: The first weekend in August each year Zion Baptist Church sponsors a Men’s Retreat and Emmanuel has been a regular participant for years.  This year we had 9 men who went to the mountain top and had a blessed time in the Lord.  Fourteen churches from Colorado Springs to Denver were represented this year and OUR pastor provided the “The Conclusion of the Matter” message this year.  What a joyous time we all had and we look forward to doing it again next year.  The 2017 dates are August 4 & 5, so men let’s see if we can fill both vans and then some next year.  For more information you can contact Rev. Solomon Moore or Deacon Clinton Napoleon.

Financial Stewardship Training (Dave Ramsey):  Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how to manage money God’s way and bring freedom and peace to your financial life! The class is (9) weeks long, from 7 pm until 8:30 pm on Friday’s beginning September 9. You can either sign up at the reception desk or give Sister Kim Fly-Finch a call at (719) 635-4865 x121. If you desire more information, contact Sister Betty Shepard (Stewardship Ministry) – (719) 598-6043 or email Betty_Shepard @msn.com

Fence Installation:  Fence installation is now complete, and thanks to a generous donor we are now the proud owners of a golf cart to help transport congregants to and from the far reaches of our campus.

PRAYER BREAKFAST:  Are you ready for Victory?  Come out on Saturday September 24, 2016 for our Prayer Breakfast from 8:00 to 11:00.  The prayer breakfast is sponsored by the Consecrated Women, but it’s not just for women. Everyone is invited.  The theme is “Prayer Changes Things” 2 Chronicles 7:14.  The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youth.  Please stop by the reception desk to register.

53RD CHURCH ANNIVERSARY:On September 18th Emmanuel will celebrate 53 years of serving you and the Colorado Springs community.  This is a date change from September 11th.  Sister Laura Brooks is our chairperson this year, so please be willing to assist her if asked.  We will have two services and our guest speaker will be Pastor Chris Parks of the Greater Community Missionary Baptist Church of St. Roberts, Missouri. Cake and punch will be served after the 10:45 service.

Scholarship Ministry:  College and Vocational Students, September 11th is the deadline to submit your application for the undergraduate and graduate stipend of $750.  Applications can be found on The “E” website.  Please see Sister Karen F. Hughes for more information.

Holiday and Office Closure:  Monday, September 5th is Labor Day, the office will be closed, and there are no evening activities.  Enjoy the holiday weekend, and be safe in all your activities.

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