Words of Welcome

Welcome! Thank you for visiting Ebenezer United Methodist Church’s website. Ebenezer UMC’s mission is to create opportunities and spaces for renewal to all by the power of the Holy Spirit. I hope that as you browse our website you will find Ebenezer to be a place where you can find renewal. We hope you will join us this week in worship and discover how God is moving in our midst. Ebenezer Church is conveniently located 3/4 mile south of US-64 and just over 10 miles from Apex, Pittsboro, and Chapel Hill. With our property touching Jordan Lake State Park, you will get a true sense of sanctuary and retreat as soon as you step onto the church grounds. Rev. Shay Hall May God bless you where you are and carry you forward in your life journey. Peace in Christ, Rev. Shay Hall

Latest News and Updates

Build BirdHouse

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Title: Build BirdHouse
Location: Ebenezer UMC
Link out: Click here
Description: Bring a child to Ebenezer and build a Bluebird House
Start Time: 10:00am
Date: 2014-04-05

Spring Barbequed Chicken Plate Fundraiser

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Title: Spring  Barbequed Chicken Plate Fundraiser
Location: Ebenezer United Methodist Church
Link out: Click here
Start Time: 10:00 am
Date: May 16
End Time: 2:00 pm

Creating Spaces for All

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Last Saturday was a beautiful late spring day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and a light breeze was blowing. What better conditions could there be to gather in the beauty of Ebenezer’s churchyard and help children build bluebird houses?

Over 50 people gathered together to (unknowingly) help Ebenezer UMC fulfill it’s vision statement. Ebenezer’s vision is to create opportunities and spaces for renewal to all by the power of the Holy Spirit. This vision was fulfilled last Saturday in two ways.

First, the church provided an opportunity and a space for families to work together to build something. It was a joy watching parents teaching their kids how to swing a hammer, hold a nail and marvel at what they created together. After the houses were built, hot dogs were consumed and the children ran out into the yard to play while the adults met one another and talked and laughed together. It was a wonderful time of renewal for each individual, as well as for families that might not get to spend as much time together as they would like.

I was surprised by the second way we lived into the vision statement last week. You see, the vision statement is meant to be inclusive: “renewal to ALL.” When we crafted this statement, we had in mind the young and old, rich and poor, churched and unchurched, Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, and more. What we didn’t consider was human and animal. But last Saturday we created spaces for renewal to all, even bluebirds!

God’s plan from the beginning of creation was for humanity to be caretakers over the earth, to tend to the land and care for the animals. We are responsible for this world and all the creatures in it. Ebenezer’s land borders Jordan Lake State Park. You feel as if you are in the middle of God’s Creation when you stand in the yard of our church. There’s something special about singing hymns in worship and looking out the old glass windows at birds singing along from the trees outside. So, yes, Ebenezer UMC creates opportunities and spaces for renewal to all (even the birds) by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Memorial Candle Display on Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Title: Memorial Candle Display on Mother’s Day
Location: Ebenezer UMC Worship Service
Description: Ebenezer UMC ceremonially lights memorial candles for display on Mother’s Day in honor or in memory of any family member or friend you wish. The candles are $5 each with the proceeds going to the Chatham County Relay for Life for cancer research. We have envelopes available in the church. Please enclose your check or cash and place the envelope in our offering plate by 5/6/12.
Start Date: 2012-05-01
End Date: 2012-05-13

Build a Bluebird house

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Title: Build a Bluebird house
Location: Ebenezer Church picnic shelter
Link out: Click here
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2012-05-12
End Time: 12:00

Ebenezer Homecoming

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Title: Ebenezer Homecoming
Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2012-05-06
End Time: 12:00