This Week at EWHBC               October 16,  2015

The Pastor's Weekly Message


On this Sunday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network, a documentary will air entitled "BELIEF,"and I encourage you to watch this 7-night series as it will talk about faith as practiced through the world.

As believers in Christ Jesus, it is important for us to understand what we believe and how this compares and contrasts to what others believe.  During each night of the BELIEF documentary (Oct. 18th-24th), there will be 3-4 personal stories of believers, told through their own eyes and lives. Viewers will get to see what makes people of faith so strong; how belief systems are distinct; how faith can be a tool of healing and peacemaking; and the basic humanity that binds us together. 

But what is it that we as Baptists believe?  Among the core elements of our faith, we believe that:
  • Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith. 
  • There is one God who reveals himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that the committed individual Christian can and should approach God directly.
  • The local church is the fundamental unit of mission and decision-making in denominational life and that the church partakes of two ordinances: Believers' Baptism and The Lord's Supper.
  • We have been called to be Christ's witnesses for justice and wholeness within a broken society and to make disciples of all people.
  • Jesus Christ will come again to judge the nations and that there will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust - the just for blessedness and reward.
Peace and Blessings,
Pastor Kip Banks, Sr.
Back to School Book Drive
EWHBC is sponsoring a used books, CDs, and DVDs drive in support of local Washington, D.C. public schools.  All donated items help raise funds for parent engagement programs in D.C. public schools.

This Sunday, Oct. 18th  is the last day to make a donation.

Prayer Conference Call
Please join us for our daily (Monday-Friday) prayer conference call. These 10-minute calls are a great way to start your day and include a daily scripture lesson.  Please join us at (641-715-3272; access code: 732413#
Underground Railroad Trip
Join the children and youth of EWHBC  tomorrow, Saturday, October 17th on a hike on the Underground Railroad at the Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Silver Spring, MD.  Meet at the Stone Barn in the park by 945 a.m. for the 10 a.m. tour.  All ages welcome!!!
Come One!  Come All!  Let's Celebrate Fall!
EWHBC 's annuual Harvest Festival is 
Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
 in Fountain Hall.   Join us for games, food, apple and pumpkin decorating, and bible lesson.  Appropriate costumes are welcome! All are welcome!

Events This Week

MEN'S KINGDOM MAN BIBLE STUDY - Sat., Oct. 17 - 8:00 a.m.

STEWARDSHIP & FINANCE MTG. -  Sat., Oct. 17 - 10:oo a.m.

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TRIP - Sat., Oct. 17 - 10:00a.m.

HILLCREST COMMUNITY DAY (Hillcrest Rec. Center, EWHBC Choir Singing) - Sat., Oct. 17 - 11:00a.m.

GREGORY LIBRARY FLEA MKT. (On EWHBC parking lot) - Sat., Oct. 17 - 9:00a.m.
WOMEN'S WEEK BIBLE STUDY  - Wed., Oct. 21 - 7:00 p.m.

CLOTHES CLOSET - Thu., Oct. 22 - 10:00 a.m.

CHURCH COUNCIL MTG - Thu., Oct. 22 - 7:00 p.m.

WOMEN'S PRAYER BREAKFAST - Sat., Oct. 23 - 9:00 a.m.
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