Emerald Isle Baptist Church
News from the Pews
A WORD FROM DORLA
“I’m HUNGRY!” my little ones cried to me. “I’m HUNGRY!” my teenagers whined to me. “I’m HUNGRY!” my husband shouted at me. Now, I know they had just had a full meal just a few hours before, but their stomachs thought differently. The rumblings and grumblings of their tummies erased the memory of that PB&J, those tacos, and the fried chicken they had gobbled up a little bit ago. In their heart of hearts, they also knew they would eat again…and soon. Do they even know what true hunger is, anyway? The kind of hunger that leaves you faint? The kind of hunger that leaves you lethargic, nauseated, and weak? The kind of hunger that bloats your belly and clouds your mind? I don’t. I don’t know that kind of hunger, but I can help do something about those that do. Each month EIBC assists at the Hem of His Garment when the NC Food Bank delivers healthy and plentiful food to those who are TRULY hungry in our community. We provide a free breakfast biscuit, fresh fruit, coffee, and water to the patrons who receive the deliveries and the volunteers who organize and distribute it. Our volunteers help unload the truck, count the cans, crates, and bags of fresh and frozen meats and vegetables, and box it up for each family who waits for their delivery. We are thanked over and over again by grateful moms and dads, retired folks, veterans, and the disabled. To see the smiles on their faces and to know that they will eat healthy meals is all the thanks we need. So, the next time you see “Meal Ministry at the Food Bank” in the bulletin or on the church calendar, please join us in serving those in need. It’s another way to be the hands and feet of Jesus!
Youth Beach Fellowship
All youth are invited to share in fellowship at the beach each Wednesday morning at 11:00. Weather permitting, we will hang out in the sun, swim (if safe,) pass out water bottles to visitors and families, pick up trash, etc. Bring your own bagged lunch to the Western Regional Access, and JOIN THE FUN!
Important Upcoming Dates:
July 4- Office Closed
July 7- VBS Hotdog Cookout 5:30 PM
July 8-11 Vacation Bible School 9 AM -12 PM
July 9-Young Women’s Bible Study 7 PM
July 11- Just Three Old Men Gospel Gathering 6:30 PM
July 18- Hand Made’ns 1 PM
July 20- Men’s Prayer Breakfast 8:30 AM
July 22-Meal Ministry at the Food Bank 6:30 AM
“Neighbors with Needles” has been renamed! This sewing ministry is busy cutting fabric and patterns, and sewing dresses to put into the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in December. Last year they sewed and donated over 400 dresses! They meet every second Thursday of each month at 1 PM in the fellowship hall. Please see Della Abrams if you would like to join this ministry: 252-567-8919.
Monday, July 8-Thursday, July 11
*Family kick-off cookout Sun., July 7, 5 PM
*Contact Stella to volunteer
*Share the dates with family and friends!
Bible Studies for July
Young Women @ 7 PM on the second Tuesday of June, July, and August
@ 6 PM