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."
The Thirteenth Annual New Ebenezer Handbell Festival
February 16th & 17th, 2018 - Advanced Festival Featuring - David M. Harris
David M. Harris has been the director of The Raleigh Ringers since January 1990, when he was instrumental in the Formation of the group. David studied music while e a rning a degree in computer science at Pennsylvania State University and received private instruction in conducting from Dr.Williams A. Payn of Bucknell University. David was the director of the handbell program at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church, and has served Handbell Musicians of America ( formerly the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers AGEHR) as North Carolina State Chairman and as Area III Treasurer.
February 23rd & 24th, 2018 - Intermediate Festival Featuring - Kevin McChesney
Kevin McChesney graduated with highest honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BMus in Composition and Theory. A composer and arranger of handbell music, Kevin currently has over 450 titles in print and is one of the very few musicians who makes handbells a full‑time vocation. He has won numerous awards for his work, including American Guild of English Handbell Ringers Composition Contests and Jeffers Composer of the Year. Kevin was a church music director in Methodist and Presbyterian churches for twelve years. For five years, he was also accompanist and co‑director for the vocal music department at Air Academy High School, where he co‑directed a major production each fall season for eleven years. Kevin is currently the handbell editor for Jeffers Handbell Supply and the RingingWord catalog. He directs an auditioned community handbell choir, the Pikes Peak Ringers. He is also co‑founder of the Solo To Ensemble Project, STEP, and authors a quarterly newsletter containing instruction and information for handbell programs, the Handbell Classroom. He is in demand throughout the handbell world as a workshop clinician and festival conductor. Kevin lives in Colorado Springs, CO, with his wife Tracy and their cats, Belle and Grace Note.