Planned Phone Outage at the church May 24, 9 AM.
The phone systems at Ebenezer will be taken offline for an upgrade at 9 AM on May 24. During this time, 540.659.1349 and all direct dial lines will be unavaialble. If you have an emergency, you may call 540.657.1684. Calls to this number will be answered by the main office and will not be able to be transferred. We expect all service to be restored by noon. Our data systems will remain online, so feel free to use email during this time.
We appreciate everyone's patience as we upgrade our systems so we may be able to better serve our community.
Regular mission trips to Sierra Leone, Africa occur each year as well as other specific collections and fundraisers. Details will be available here when information is available.
Located in Sierra Leone, Africa, the Child Rescue Centre (CRC) is supported by eight United Methodist Churches, including Ebenezer.
The CRC's mission is to provide for the spiritual, intellectual, physical and social needs of children and youth who have become victims of neglect, abuse, poverty, hunger, culture, war and corrupt political systems. The primary goal is to provide food, shelter, clothing, health care, education and skills training for orphans, street children, school dropouts and children and youth in extremely difficult socio-economic circumstances. More information about the CRC can be found at helpingchildrenworldwide.org.
Sponsoring a child from the CRC is easy and rewarding. Just print the form and mail it to the address at the bottom of the form. Sponsorships can be paid three ways, either: $25 monthly, $75 quarterly, or $300 annually. Visit helpingchildrenworldwide for more information.
Help raise awareness and foster personal connection by writing to children at the CRC. Contact Ellen Benjamin at 540.720.0074 for more information.
Through working with the Child Rescue Centre in Bo, Sierra Leone, we became acutely aware of the intense need for healthcare services for children and other members of the Bo community, especially those with no ability to pay for treatment. Helping Children Worldwide received a significant matching grant in 2005 to establish a hospital near the Child Rescue Centre complex. This hospital provides primary care for children and adults and provides services that address the highest child and maternal mortality rates in the world.