Sunday, August 9, 2020

"Peace In The Midst  Of Your Storm"

Scripture Text: Hebrews 6:16-19


Pastor's Letter




My brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of November 3rd, which is the voting date to select the individual who will fulfill the office of President of the United States.  This election is so important for all citizens of this country.  You must exercise your right to vote.  There are political moves being done, that may challenge the opportunity of exercising your right.  Because of the pandemic, some of you may be hesitant to go to the polling booth on that day.  So, you may consider mail-in voting.  The following information comes from https://www.elections.il.gov/

Some information found on the website…Voting by mail is an option for voters to cast their ballot prior to Election Day. Voters can request a vote by mail ballot through the mail or in person.

 1. The first day to file an application for a vote by mail ballot with the Election Authority is 6/16/2020.

 2. All requests by mail must be received by the Election Authority by 10/29/2020.

 3. All in-person early voting requests must be made by 11/2/2020.

4. Additional provisions and requirements apply to Military and Overseas Citizens.

Please, exercise your right to vote.  Your vote does count!
 
I love each of you.  Let us continue to pray for one another and pray for the ministry of Beth Eden Baptist Church.



Pastor Jenkins


 
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.  1st Corinthians 2:9

August 5, 2020

 

Dear Church Family,

 
Blessings are extended to you this day.  God is praised for allowing us this wonderful time to praise and thank God for another day.  It is my prayer that you are maintaining the safety precautions: wearing face masks, washing hands, and following the social distancing guidelines.  The only way we can fight this coronavirus is to make sure that we do our part to prevent the disease from spreading.  As we protect ourselves, let us protect others.

I ask that you pray for the Chicago Public Schools.  A decision was made to begin this school year with remote learning, instead of hybrid or in-person instruction.  Pray for the teachers as they adapt to presenting lessons remotely.  Let us pray for the children as they make adjustment to learning in a different way.  Let us pray that the parents understand their role because they are so integral to their child’s learning success.  Teacher, parents, and administrators must work together.

Beth Eden’s leadership team continues to meet, with the hope of having concrete guidelines pertaining to when we can reopen our doors at 11121 S. Loomis.  To be effective in this endeavor, we really need to hear from you.  Most of you should have received a survey request from Survey Monkey.  This survey was prepared by the leadership team to get a pulse of how you feel regarding reopening.  I thank those of you who responded to the survey.  There are still others who have not done so.  Please check your email or junk mail to find this survey.  For those who have not responded, there will be another email coming forth soon.

Church family, I along with our entire ministries of Beth Eden, thank you so much for the gifts you give supporting our ministry.  Your giving allows us to take care of our stewardship responsibilities.  Thank you for the tithes and offerings given!  A songwriter penned, You can’t beat God giving.  No matter how you try.  For just as sure as you are living, the Lord is in heaven on high.  The more you give, the more He gives to you.  Just keep on giving, because it’s really true, you can’t beat God giving, no matter how you try.  Again, thank you for honoring God in your giving.  Believe me, your giving is not taken for granted.


My brothers and sisters, during this time of challenge, I want you to remain spiritually strong.  And I believe that your strength comes when you embrace the word of God in your heart.  I will be extending the invitation for Bible study to our entire congregation using Zoom.  I do not want you to miss out on study that will help you doing this time of challenge or trial.  It is my conviction that God’s word will help you maintain strength.  If your schedule is free on Wednesdays, I will be teaching at 12 Noon & 7:30 P.M.  Scripture reminds us in Nehemiah 8:10 that the “joy of the Lord is our strength.”

Don’t forget Sunday’s worship beginning at 9:00 A.M.  The phone number is 1-712-775-7035 (code) 709315#.  It is important to know where the mute button is on your phone, and to use it during the worship.  Let us do our best to block out all outside noises, as we worship together.


There is still time to complete Census 2020. Sixty-two percent of the nation has completed the survey.  Because of COVID-19, persons have until September 30th to respond.  The 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.  For information regarding the census, go to https://2020census.gov/en/what-is-2020-census.html

            

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Beth Eden Baptist Church

11121 S. Loomis St.

Chicago, IL. 60643

           773-233-6953

 


8am & 11am--Sunday Morning Service



9:30am---Sunday School

All Men's Class Available



Wednesday Bible Study

12 Noon & 7:30pm



11121 S. Loomis St., Chicago, IL. 60643


Church Office--773-233-6953


Sunday Morning Worship



Sunday, August 9th  @9 am

we will have Worship Service on the prayer line

(712) 775-7035 Access Code is 709315# 



At 11 AM  join us on Beth Eden's FaceBook page where a Message of encouragement will also be shared.



Sunday school on Zoom!


Women's Class Sat. @ 7PM

Men's Class Sun. @ 10:15 AM

Teen Class Sun. @ 10:30AM

Young Adult Sun. @ 11:00AM (Free Conference Call)

Pre-Teen Sun. @ 12:00PM


Please Call Church Office For More Informaation

(773) 233-6953


Please pass on the word!

DUE TO THE EXECUTIVE ORDER OF ILLINOIS GOVERNOR J.B. PRITZKER ON MARCH 20, 2020, WE AS A CHURCH MUST SUSPEND OUR CHURCH ACTIVITIES IMMEDIATELY. THE EXECUTIVE ORDER HAS NOW GONE INTO PHASE 4 BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO USE OUR FACEBOOK SITE, OUR CHURCH WEBSITE, AND OTHER FORMS OF COMMUNICATION TO KEEP YOU INFORMED ON THE LATEST INFORMATION TILL FURTHER NOTICE........KEEP THE FAITH!, PASTOR JENKINS.

"Eye hath not seen, nor ear hear, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."

1 Corinthians 2:9

"A body is made up of many parts, and each of them has its own use.  That's how it is with us.  There are many of us, but we each are part of the body of Christ, as well as part of one another."

Romans 12:4-5 (CEV)


 

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Dr. Craig M. Jenkins, Pastor