New Members Class
Pastor John will offer a new members class on Saturday, April 22 at 8a in the Church Board room. This class is a great place to explore the core beliefs of Eden Church and to determine if church membership is right for you. The class is for people certain to join the church as well as for people who like Eden church but want to understand what membership is about. If you are interested in coming, please let pastor John know at 618-410-4007 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staying in Touch with our Missionaries
We have mission partners in south Asia. Through the gift of technology, you can connect with them, send, and receive text messages or even make audio or video calls to offer your prayers and support. Would you like to connect with them? If so, let Pastor John know at email@example.com or in the office at (618) 656-4330 and he will share with you how to make that happen.
Get Your Cinnamon Rolls!
The youth are selling semi-homemade cinnamon rolls to raise funds to get them to camp and Belize this summer. The great thing about these rolls is that they can remain frozen until you are ready to eat them! We would love for you to place an order for some and share this information with friends and family. We have multiple ways you can order: Roll Order Form or the church office at 656-4330
- Click on the link to take you to an online order form to pay by credit card Cinnamon
- Contact Erin Swank via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Place an order with one of the students going on a trip
- Or stop by the Fellowship Lobby on a Sunday morning during March
They come in the following quantities: 1 dozen (12) or 1/2 dozen (6). We are asking for a minimum donation of $18 for a dozen and $12 for 1/2 dozen, but we will gladly accept a larger donation. Then please put Saturday, April 1, from 11a-12:30p on your calendar to come to pick up your cinnamon rolls at the church. If you are unable to do so, please let us know ahead of time because of limited freezer space.
As always, thank you! We are so grateful that you are choosing to support the spiritual lives of our young people.
Ambassador Help Needed
Would you be surprised to learn that on a recent Monday evening, from 5:30-8:30, Eden had about 138 visitors in the building for various meetings and practices? This number didn’t include the Council that was meeting or the prayer group. Would you be surprised to learn that on a recent Thursday evening, there were about 65 visitors for meetings? Yes, Eden is a busy place seven days a week! Are you wondering why this information matters? Here is the answer. Eden’s Ambassador Team needs more help welcoming visitors, answering questions, and directing groups to their meeting place. If you have a couple of hours a month to be at church and would like to interact with people, we have a spot for you to serve. Please contact Cyndy Schiber at 618-444-5790 for more information or to volunteer.
Invitation To a Men’s Event at Trailhead Church. Friday March 31 at 7:00p.
All men ages 18 and over are invited to watch the film “The Heart of Man” at Trailhead Church 131 Hillsboro Ave, Edwardsville. Friday, March 31 at 7:00p.
This is a timeless tale of a father’s relentless pursuit of his son – interwoven with interviews of top thought-leaders with a Gospel response to a man’s brokenness, identity, and shame.
“The Heart of Man” is a retelling of the parable of the Prodigal Son, interwoven with true testimonials of personal and sexual brokenness. Narrative storytelling and documentary filmmaking are combined to reveal the compassionate heart of God the Father for His sons and daughters, illuminating an age-old truth, shame is not a barrier to God’s love, but a bridge to absolute transformation, victory, freedom, and hope.
The movie is 75 minutes long and will be followed by a 30-minute discussion. The film is rated PG-13 and makes many references to sexual brokenness and abuse, so this event is recommended for men age 18 and up. A movie trailer can be found at https://heartofmanmovie.com. RSVP to Fred Heepke at 618-304-0928 or Pastor John at the church office.
Adult Sunday School Class – The Book of Haggai
In the Book of Haggai, God promises His people that “I am with you always…Do not fear” as they set out to rebuild the temple. It’s still His promise to us as we build His church all over the earth. As we study the Book of Haggai, we will be reminded that God has given us a purpose to be part of the most magnificent building project imaginable, the church. Please join us on Sundays at 10:30a in Fellowship Hall to learn that God has given us everything we need, and we have nothing to fear. He is powerful. He is present. And He will build and bless His church.
Constitution Class by Tad Armstrong
Tad Armstrong is going to offer a monthly Constitution Class at Eden Church. This class will start on Thursday, January 5th at 7p in the Church Fellowship Hall. The class will fall on the first Thursday of each month going forward you will need to sign up to attend the event. This lets Tad know how many copies to make so everyone can have the material needed each night.
If you have any questions, contact Pastor John at 656-4330 or at email@example.com. If you want to sign up someone else for the class, just email him their name and let him know and he can add them.
Are you looking for a way to give back to the seniors in our community?
Eden Village Retirement Center needs Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and will cover the cost for you to attend classes to receive the necessary certification. If you would like to learn more, call Sara McMahan at (618) 205-4640, Susan Gibbear at (618) 205-4609, or Shelby Redmon at (618) 205-4610. They
also need individuals to fill maintenance positions.
Visit Eden Village Retirement Center’s website at www.edenvillage.org to view all open positions.