Ebenezer United Methodist Church
Founded 1838 - Sharing God's Love Through Service
Our Food Pantry is a community food pantry primarily serving our neighbors in Westmoreland County who are in need of nourishment. We serve with compassion and even more importantly, with love, to express the living word of God through service. We welcome everyone with Christian fellowship as well as with coffee, juice and a light breakfast. If you want to be truly blessed, we invite you to join us the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. either to be served or as a volunteer. If you would like to help please contact our coordinator, Ben Hudson.
United Methodist Women (UMW)
Our United Methodist Women are focused on praising God and sharing their time, talents, and gifts to help those in need and those who are going through difficult times. They typically meet at the home of Mary Virginia and Rebecca Gillions (UMW President) at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Women of all ages are invited.
United Methodist Men (UMM)
Our United Methodist Men are a core group of men focused on fellowship, spiritual growth and meeting needs of the local community. Our men sponsor a number of fund raising activities that provide an opportunity for wonderful fellowship, outstanding food and an opportunity to benefit needy individuals in our area. Our men meet ever second Sunday of the month at 8:00 a.m. for a delicious breakfast followed by discussions and decisions regarding local projects. Bruce Beahm is the UMM president. Men of all ages, including our youngsters, are invited.
Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry
Prayers & Squares Quilt Ministry is an interfaith outreach ministry that combines the gift of a lap-size hand-tied quilt with the gift of prayer for someone in need. The prayer quilts are made from squares of material that are sewn together and have knots tied into the quilt. The quilts are made with love by members of our congregation. During our worship service, members of our congregation kneel at the altar rail and tie knots into the quilt representing prayers, love, and concern for the recipient. Although the essence of this ministry is in the prayers, we find that the quilts brighten many lives and are used to cover the individual that requested the quilt with prayers. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Linda Fallin.
Our Evangelism Ministry is focused on reaching out to others to teach them about Christian beliefs, help them grow in their relationship with Christ and enable them to share Christ's love with others. If you are interested in helping bring others to Christ, contact our Evangelism Ministry coordinator Fran Taylor.
Our Missions Ministry is focused on local, national and foreign humanitarian efforts helping those with special needs and those who are poor and disadvantaged. In addition to helping those of all ages in need, our committee also supports efforts that concentrate on infants, children and health care. If you would like to participate, please contact Ciindy Flickinger.
The purpose of our Music Ministry is to spread God's word through music with a spirit of inspiration and service. Our Abundant Joy Choir, led by Bobbie Bauldock, praises God through more traditional music and practices at 7:00 p.m. at Ebenezer every Wednesday evening. Our Praise Team, led by Cindy Flickinger and Vicky Clarke, praises God through more contemporary music and practices at 7:00 p.m. at Ebenezer every Tuesday evening. We invite you to join us during our worship service to enjoy our music and, even better, to become actively involved in our Music Ministry.
Second Mile Giving
In the United Methodist Church, the "first mile" is for local churches to fulfill their basic conference and benevolence commitments. However, Matthew 5:41 tells us that "whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two." This scripture says that just meeting required commitments is not enough. God expects us to go beyond these commitments and that is why Ebenezer established "Second Mile Giving" for helping those in need. Since then, our church has grown in terms of membership, fellowship, giving, and most important of all, helping those in need.
Whether or not you are a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, we invite you to participate in our ministries. While our goal is to reach out to help others, those reaching out are truly the ones that are blessed.