News and Needs
Many thanks to the students from Project Impact who joined us during summer 2007. We were blessed by your hard work and service with us this summer.
ALLEY SHEEP and CHURCH PICNIC!
Thanks to those of who joined us on Saturday, May 13, 2006, as we did our Alley Sheep event, followed by our Church picnic. We’re glad you could be a part of the fellowship and hope to see even more people out next time!
Starting Sunday, February 5, 2006, Evanston Baptist Church started meeting for our Sunday services at the historic Fountain Square Building, located at 1601 Sherman Ave in Downtown Evanston. Our church is on the Lower Level. We hope you will be able to join us as we rejoice in the provision of such a great location!
Each summer since we began, EBC has enjoyed a wealth of out-of-state volunteers — an author from Missouri; singles from Mississippi, Tennessee, North Dakota, Kansas, and Texas; summer missionaries from Mississippi and Texas; a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from Oregon; a retired couple from Tennessee; college students from South Carolina; college students fr. We’ve been overwhelmed with their graciousness and sacrifice.
You may have seen some EBC members in matching T-shirts sweeping, raking, and shoveling garbage and trash spilled from the dumpsters in the alleys crisscrossing the block bounded by Clark, Orrington, Church, and Sherman. They’re adding to the health and beauty of Evanston and giving testimony to their glad service as property of the Good Shepherd. For those who ask, there are cards explaining their work as “alley sheep” rather than “alley cats.”
Since EBC doesn’t have its own baptistry, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, a few blocks away, has been gracious to share theirs. Thanks go to Rev. Norwood and his saints for their kind help.
In addition to financial help from the Chicago Metropolitan Baptist Association, the Illinois Baptist State Association, and the Southern Baptist Convention, funding help has flowed from several churches we’d like to thank. First, Christ’s Harvest Church of Wheeling, our sponsoring church, has taken us under their property and liability insurance wing. And then the missions committees of Leavenworth (KS) Baptist Church, Central Baptist Church, Magnolia, Arkansas, Trinity North Baptist Church of Kansas City, and Raytown (MO) First Baptist Church have pitched in with much needed assistance.
Several individuals also make monthly or periodic contributions. Without these and the church and agency support, EBC would be virtually unthinkable.
Our first service was on September 10, 2000, and we now average 50 in attendance. We meet at the YWCA at Church and Ridge. Bible study is at 9:30 and worship at 10:45. We hope you’ll visit and perhaps become a regular at these Sunday morning gatherings.
Evanston Baptist Church is Southern Baptist, one of over 40,000 such churches in America, 200 of which are in the Chicago Metropolitan Baptist Association. If you want to know more about the Southern Baptist Convention, you might go to http:/www.sbc.net.