Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel
Sunday, July 22, 2018
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Baptism in the Sound 2017

Baptism in the Sound 2017

July 30 was a special time after worship for three people who welcomed Jesus Christ into their lives and were baptized in his waters in the sound behind the chapel. Approximately 50 people witnessed this blessed sacrament, performed by The Reverend Dale Riddle who also officiated at our first baptism in the sound in 2007.

Easter 2017

Easter 2017

2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the first Easter Sunrise Service on the beach. It has been held annually since 1967 near the Crews Avenue access. More than 750 people worshipped with us at the crack of dawn. And more than 1200 affiliates in total joined us for worship at all three services!
 
Jake, Rob and Marianne Orr made the cross and put it up for the first time in 2007 so this marks its 10th anniversary. This year Wayne Reynolds, Frank and Haynes Sherron, Eddie Hatch, and Caleb Thornton put it up. Wayne, Jeff Price, Chance McGee and Eddie Hatch took it down.
Easter Egg Hunt 2017

Easter Egg Hunt 2017

The 47th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel took place on April 15, 2017.
The Easter Bunny passed out treats and two special guests told the story of the true meaning of Easter. 
Intergenerational Cornhole Tournament July 2017

Intergenerational Cornhole Tournament July 2017

The Summer Youth Program sponsored EAMC's first intergenerational cornhole tournament in July. Twenty teams of all different ages competed-- couples, parents and their children, and friends. Some folks just came to watch but a good time was had by all...even when the tournament lasted past dusk and the finals were pretty much played in the dark! Thanks to everyone who donated cornhole sets and food for our cookout. And thanks to Rick Stidley, our chef!
Let it Snow! January 2018

Let it Snow! January 2018

January 4, 2018 - The overnight snow was beautiful but conditions were treacherous as an underlying layer of ice had formed before the snow began to fall. And, of course, the roads in our little isolated corner of paradise -- even though plowed-- took longer to thaw than other areas with more traffic. The stretch from Topsail Beach to Surf City was rutted between frozen snow and ice, resembling the dirt roads of old traversed by covered wagons. It was slow going. And life, too, slowed down with temps in the teens and 20s. BUT God had a plan and by January 9, 2018, the snow for the most part was gone and temperatures soared into the 50s and 60s and life was back to normal in paradise. 
 
Enjoy these images taken by affiliates Frank Sherron, Debo Bell, Janine Stidley and Michelle Reynolds!
Miss Mildred Turns 100! January 2017

Miss Mildred Turns 100! January 2017

Happy Birthday, Miss Mildred!

The Chapel's beloved Mildred Wilson celebrated her 100th birthday on January 17, 2017. Mildred was

honored by the chapel and her family Saturday afternoon January 14th at a reception held in the

Assembly Building in Topsail Beach. About 250 friends and family were present to honor our dear friend.

 

Mildred served as EAMC Treasurer for 25 years, helped start the Friday morning Women's Bible study,

attended Sunday School, and served on various chapel committees. 

 

Known for her hugs and kisses, Mildred has been an encourager to all who know her. EAMC continues

to be blessed by this great woman.

Operation Christmas Child 2017

Operation Christmas Child 2017

Thirty-seven EAMC affiliates helped prepare 83,000 Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoeboxes for delivery to Ghana and Belize when they traveled to the Samaritan's Purse warehouse in Charlotte for two days in December 2017. This was our 9th OCC mission trip.
 
Many thanks to our 32 returning affiliates and five first-timers-- Terri Hall, Bobbie Sue Wilcox, Laura Ormond, and Mary Ann and Herb Crenshaw-- who generously gave up time during the holidays to participate in this mission trip! We had a wonderful time being together, as usual, working on this project and enjoying a delicious Italian dinner the first night. We worked hard, had fun, got silly, and learned some creative ideas for shoebox items for future years. 
 
Unfortunately, the warehouse was almost through packing for the season so our three-day work schedule was cut in half. We were sorry to miss another night in Charlotte and a dessert party at the Ormond's, plus more of the fellowship and intrinsic rewards we receive from packing those precious boxes. 
 
If you're interested in joining OCC in 2018, please contact Debo Bell or Mary Eberhardt.
Our Guatemala Mission 2017

Our Guatemala Mission 2017

Members of the EAMC Away Missions Committee traveled to the Western Highlands of Guatemala in February 2017 to pave the way for a future mission trip that would serve the indigenous people near the remote villages of Chocolá and Xojolá.

Rick Benton and Jim King, along with Ken Sides, pastor of Old Dock United Methodist Church, Old Dock, N.C., arrived in Chocolá with a team from Roanoke Valley Medical Mission, Roanoke, Va. The medical team engaged in surgical and clinical procedures at Hospital Santa Fe de Cristo to treat the local Maya and Ladino people.

The EAMC team visited the hospital and also traveled to Xojolá, just a few miles away but a 30-minute ride uphill by bus, to visit the medical clinic, library and Christian church.

For the impoverished residents of this area, medical care is a precious commodity. Founded 12 years ago, Hospital Santa Fe has only two operating rooms and eight beds to serve 50,000 people within a 10-mile radius. Doctors see 8000 patients and perform 385 surgeries annually. In 2014 EAMC affiliates generously supported the installation of a clean water system at the hospital.

Jim and Dianne Thompson, from Asheville, N.C., have been serving Chocolá and Xojola for more than 15 years through Boca Costa Medical Mission (BCMM), which they founded. BCMM is a recipient of previous support from EAMC and Old Dock UMC. The nonprofit's website describes the Boca Costa area as “one of the poorest in Guatemala. It has one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates.”

Rick, Jim and Ken learned that there is much to be done of a non-medical nature that could support the work of the doctors and improve the living conditions and, therefore, the health of the local population. They traveled to the city of Antigua to talk with the Thompsons about the logistics of a non-medical mission trip.

The Missions Committee is traveling back to Guatemala July 14-23, to undertake several projects that will bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the villagers and improve their quality of life. For more information, click here.

To see photos of and learn about the July mission trip, visit our blog.

Summer Youth Program 2017

Summer Youth Program 2017

We are committed to making your and your children's visit to Topsail Island a great experience.
We have activities for youth from ages 6 through 18.
If you are planning a visit to the island be sure to stop by and join in on the fun, June 12-August 11!
 
Find more info under our Summer Youth Program tab. Click here
The Parsonage Gets a Facelift 2017

The Parsonage Gets a Facelift 2017

The EAMC parsonage enjoyed by our guest ministers and their families got a much-needed interior facelift from March-May 2017.
 
·      New flooring was installed throughout the house.
·      Two bedrooms and two baths were freshly painted.
·      A new stove and dishwasher now grace the kitchen.
·      New mattresses and colorful bedding freshen up the bedrooms.
·      The master bedroom sports a smart new black furniture suite.
·      Bathrooms feature new towel racks, mirrors and light fixtures.
·      Decorative touches including new artwork give the house real flair!

 

Many thanks to the contractors, and dedicated EAMC volunteers who worked so tirelessly to make these upgrades happen. Our guest ministers thank you, too!