Beth Eden Baptist Church


Dr. Craig M. Jenkins, Pastor

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Pastor's Letter.....




                                                                    
                                                            email: pastor@bethedenbaptistchurch.org





                                                           


 
                                                                                        
OFFICE OF THE PASTOR 


                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

November 11, 2021



Dear Church Family,

With each passing day, I recognize how blessed I am. With each passing day, I realize that we serve a wonderful, marvelous, and majestic God. With each passing day, I find out that the word of God is true…new mercies are every morning. If you don’t know by now, God is faithful! Great is thy faithfulness! It is because of the grace of God, that I have been able to experience a glorious week of learning and spiritual growth!

This week I have been blessed to attend the Ellison - Jones Convocation, which met on the campus of Virginia Union University, in Richmond, Virginia. It was at the School of Theology where I received my theological education. The convocation is named after John Marcus Ellison, the first Black president of V.U.U., and Dr. Miles Jerome Jones who was the homiletics (preaching) professor at the seminary. My week has been so spiritually refreshing. Over the last twenty months or so, with the pandemic and the effects of it in our society, I realized that this time of spiritual reflection is something I really, really needed. To God be the glory! I heard some anointed teaching, preaching, and singing. Again, I say that I was spiritually blessed and reenergized. It is my prayer to always remember my call as a pastor in preaching “righteous rebellion,” preaching “authentic reconciliation,” and focusing on “communal revival.” I thank you as a congregation for understanding the needs I have in becoming a more effective pastor. Therefore, keep me ever before the Lord in prayer. Spiritual refreshment is one of the keys to effective ministry. Below are some pictures I took of the week.

On this day, I salute all of our Veterans who have served, and now serve this country in protecting our shores. Whatever branch of the Armed Forces you served, you served with honor and dignity. God is praised for your dedication. Thank you for the commitment in providing this country with the assurance of safety and care.

Don’t forget to participate in the “Soles for Souls” effort. Bring new or gently used shoes to the church, so they can be distributed to those in need. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Church family, though at this time we are not at full strength regarding our church activities, I ask that you remain prayerful that eventually we can resume more in-person ministries in our church building. Please remember that service begins exactly at 11:00 A.M. This is because our service is a live broadcast for our YouTube and Facebook platforms. The service time is for approximately one hour.

1)Please arrive early (as soon as 10:00 A.M.) so you may have your temperature checked, before entry in the sanctuary. 2) Please remember you can give electronically. Givelify, Zelle, and through your banking institution, are ways of honoring God through giving. You can also give in-person. 3) Again, the worship service will be LIVE FOR those who view our ministry on YouTube and Facebook. Worship will promptly begin at 11:00 A.M. Remember the ministry of Beth Eden Baptist Church, is seen across the world by those who tune into our service by social media.

PUT ON A SMILE!

A teacher asked the children in her Sunday School class, "If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would I get into heaven?"
 

"NO!" the children all answered.

 "If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy, would I get into heaven?"

 Again, the answer was "NO!"

 "Well," she continued, "then how can I get to heaven?"

 In the back of the room, a five-year-old boy shouted out, "You gotta be dead!"

 

Love ya,

Pastor Jenkins

 

 

                          I hope to see you in worship on Sunday, at Beth Eden!

 


 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH @11:00am IN THE SANCTUARY.......



11121 S. LOOMIS ST, CHICAGO

 


Our Worship Service will be live streamed on our Facebook and/or YouTube channel every Sunday at 11:00 am. For YouTube or Facebook, type in the search engine Beth Eden Baptist Church

Chicago.



Love ya,

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