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The Ephesian
Ephesus Baptist Church (919) 489-4483
Calendar of Events
in the Church…
Every Sunday
9:45 am Sunday School
11:00 am Worship
June 1
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Worship
Rev. Virginia Taylor
June 2
6:30 pm Pastor Search
June 3
9:00am Breakfast Bob Evans
June 4
No Services
June 8
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Worship
Dr. Ron Cumbie
June 11
5:30 pm Church Council
6:30 pm Church Conference
June 15
Father”s Day
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Worship
Dr. Harry Byrd
June 18
No Services
June 22
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Worship
June 23
4:00pm IFC Kitchen
June 25
No Services
June 30
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Worship
Father’s Day
June 15, 2014
June 2014 Volume 6, Issue 6
From Ephesus Baptist Church
Dr. John Saunders, Director of
Missions for the Yates Baptist
Dr. Saunders’ sermon on May 18
was titled, “Gospel Partners”,
from Philippians I:3-7, & 18.
Summary: The Yates Baptist
Association (YBA) recognizes that
it has an identity problem. “Who
are we and what are we trying to
He goes on to say that YBA, of
which Ephesus is a member, are
the people around us, not the
staff or the building. We are
gospel partners of the
Association, which was created
by area Baptist churches in 1948.
Dr. Saunders put forward the
idea that we are God’s partners.
We get the word “participation”
from the Greek
word “fellowship”.
The church
should be made up of partners, not
members. The deeper meaning of
partnership is to participate in “the
success of the business”. Dr.
Saunders asks, “How can we help
churches to accomplish partnership?”
The YBA membership has diverse
languages, cultures, economic
backgrounds, and worship styles.
Mission partners include a Nepali
church in Durham; campus missions;
Senior Adult Health Fairs; prison
ministry; Lanai, Hawaii mission; and a
medical clinic in Guatemala. Differences
don’t matter. Dr. Saunders quotes:”What
does matter? Just that in every way,
whether out of false motives or true,
Christ is proclaimed.” (Philippians I:18).
We have in common a
relationship with Jesus Christ because
of the grace of God that binds us
together, grace given to us because
of Jesus. We are partners because of
the cooperative work in missions and
ministry. The population in our area is
400,000 and 75% do not attend a
church. The Vision for YBA is, “A
kingdom focused on partnership so we
can transform people’s lives.” We need
to discover the physical needs of people
in a changing world. This would help the
church to reach out to the 75%. We
need to re-think who we are and
determine priorities to see the direction
we should take and identify areas that
need to hear the gospel.
Ephesus Baptist Church, Con’t
Emerson & Dorcas Byrd and family sang to the congregation on
Mother’s Day.
New shades in Sanctuary
Beautiful Flowers for a Beautiful Mother’s Day
The wonderful smell of roses
Through the test of time, Ephesus Baptist Church still stands.
Food Pantry
June is our last month for supplying
the Associational Food Pantry. Please
bring in non-perishable items like
peanut butter, rice and beans and
leave in the marked box in the
hallway. Thank you for helping feed
those in need in our community.
Financial Status
2014 Contributions
Regular Budget
F. Bassett Offering
Mothers’ Day
TOTAL to Date 2014
+ non-cash $833.81
Mabel King 18th
Madison Williams 22nd
Faye Bassett Offering
For Associational
Our Goal: $500.00
We Exceeded Our
Operation Christmas Child
We need your Shoe Boxes!
Our Goal: $500.00
Our Vision: To send 100 Boxes
Ephesus Baptist Church has been very generous in donating to the Shoebox
Project in past years. This year, Priscilla Dennison has been able to purchase
items in bulk to save money. A donation fund has been set up (Christmas
Child Mailing Fund) for the shipping cost which is $7.00 per box. We will be
promoting the Shoebox Fund during the summer months and will begin packing
the boxes in August. We need lightly scented soap (such as Dial) and Aim or
Colgate toothpaste.
Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland ,
Ohio .
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the
most requested column I've ever written.”
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short – enjoy it.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save
it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or
didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need
42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."
Taken From the Internet
Please Pray for the Pastor Search Team
“If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ,
if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if
any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete
by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit
and purpose.” Philippians 2:1-2 NIV
Dear Lord, Your servant Paul wrote eloquently. As we read his
words all these centuries later as we gather in fellowship and
worship we know we are united in Christ. We ask You to bless
the Pastor Search Team with oneness in spirit and purpose and
may they feel comfort in Your love, Amen
Ephesus Baptist Church
2025 Ephesus Church Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517-2354
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About Our Church
We celebrate more than
a century of ministering
to proclaim Jesus Christ
to all people. We
believe that the Bible
was written by men
divinely inspired and is
to be interpreted under
the Lordship of Jesus
Christ. We seek to
demonstrate our faith in
our daily lives.
We are partners with
Yates Baptist
Association, the NC
Baptist State
Convention and the
Southern Baptist
Convention, as well as
the Cooperative Baptist
All are welcome!