New Ebenezer Retreat Center Day Camp - Ebenezer TREASURES!
July 14-18, 2014 8:30 - 4:00. For registration form click here.
Ebenezer ALIVE! Education Program
Available September thru May - School groups can choose a Monday thru Wednesday or Wednesday thru Friday. Register early to secure the date. For more information click here.
Servant Work Camp
New Ebenezer Retreat Center
Mission Trip Opportunities
Available during spring and fall breaks and all summer. Your group will provide service to elderly, disabled and those in need in our community.
New Ebenezer provides all materials needed and you provide the labor, smiling faces and transportation to the work site. Projects consist of yard work, mowing, raking and trimming, out door painting and minor repairs to steps, porches and handicap ramps. Working with Habitat for Humanity, Manna House, Mission on the Move and Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center (a therapeutic horse farm) are also included.
You will have many opportunities for your group to serve others and grow in faith.
These mission weeks are customized for middle, high school and college age groups depending on abilities.
One day is scheduled as a half day working and the afternoon is free for you to visit historic Savannah, GA, Tybee Beach or Hilton Head Island, SC. The historic Jerusalem Lutheran Church and the Georgia Salzburger Society Museum are also nearby.
Basketball, volleyball, tennis, walking trails, a fishing lake and a pool are available when you return each day. Evening Bible study can be provided or you are free to do your own. Canoeing on the Ebenezer Creek is also available if requested in advance.
Matthew 25:40 "The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
2015 Handbell Festival
Feb. 20-21, 2015 - Clinician is Cathy Moklebust
Feb. 27-28, 2015 - Clinician is Bill Alexander
Cathy Moklebust has developed and directed handbell music programs since 1983, and has played bells since childhood. With her dynamic, positive approach and skilled conducting, she is in national demand as a handbell clinician and festival conductor. As one of today's most popular handbell music composers, she has numerous published compositions and arrangements to her credit, many of them reaching bestseller status. Her music has been described as "pure joy to ring and listen to, having a uniquely delightful sense of melodic and rhythmic interaction, with elegant form and style." She has been commissioned to write music for festivals and other events, as well as for many individual handbell ensembles, including seven for the Raleigh Ringers. Cathy has been the recipient of the Donald E. Allured Composition Award, the 2005 "Composer of the Year" award from Jeffers Handbell Supply, and has won an ASCAP Writer's Award every year since 2001. In 2007 she was a guest conductor for the National Residential Ringing Week at Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK.
Bill Alexander is in high demand throughout the world as a handbell clinician and massed-ringing conductor with a reputation for musicality and outright fun. He has been the director of handbells at First United Methodist Church in Duluth, Minnesota for the past 32 years. His program there includes ringers of all ages and ability levels in five choirs, including the ensemble Strikepoint, which has toured extensively throughout Hawaii, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, England, Scotland, Wales, and most regions of the continental United States. Bill is a former officer of the Handbell Musicians of America, and a charter member of ICPHS, the International Community & Professional Handbell Society. In his non handbell life, Bill is a high school band director for Duluth's Marshall School, an independent college preparatory school where his bands consistently earn praise and superior ratings for their musicianship, energy, and professionalism.