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.
2014 Handbell Festival
Feb. 14-15, 2014 - Advanced - Clinician is Tim Waugh
Feb. 21-22, 2014 - Intermediate - Clinician is John Behnke
Tim Waugh is an internationally acclaimed, conductor, composer and performance arts educator. He is well known in many performance mediums, including handbell, choral, church music and musical theatre. Early in his career he became noted for his work in conducting and teaching children and youth and he is excited to continue those pursuits working with children of all ages! In the Fall of 2011, Tim accepted the position of Assistant to the Director of music ministries at First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC. He is the director of Handbell Musicians for the church, where he directs multiple handbell choirs. Additionally, he is the Artistic Director and Conductor of one of the newest community bell choirs, Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble. He is often on the road conducting or teaching at one of over 20 festivals and workshops he does each year.
Dr. John Behnke is Music Editor for Handbell Musicians of America. He is also Professor of Music at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin where he teaches organ, directs The Alleluia Ringers, Concordia's touring handbell choir, and the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble. He is a frequent handbell clinician, festival director and organ recitalist. He enjoys composing and arranging having hadbell, choral and organ compositions in print with seventeen different publishers in the United States, Germany and Taiwan and has received an ASCAP Composers Award every year since 1998.
Two sessions: May 27 – June 7 and July 8 – 19. Each lesson from 10:00 am to 12:15 pm.
Servant Work Camp Program
Opportunities for youth and young adults to spend time serving others. Available during fall or spring breaks and throughout the summer.
Summer Day Camp
July 22 – 26, 2013
Open to Boys and Girls - Ages 6-12
Lunch and snacks provided each day. Enjoy fun activities and educational programs each day. Sports, Bible study, art, music and swimming!!!
$135.00 cost includes lunch, all materials and instruction, camp T-shirt and snacks.
For more information and to register please contact the retreat center office at 754-9242 or email at email@example.com.
Adult Group Visit
New Ebenezer Retreat Center
Invites you to bring your Adult Group for a visit!
A great place to visit year round!
Bring your group for a 3 night 4 day excursion. Your accommodations at New Ebenezer will be in comfortable private cottages that have two twin beds per room with a private bath. Cottages include a common living area and small kitchen.
- Experience first hand the history of Lutherans in the south, visit Historic Jerusalem Lutheran Church & the Ga. Salzburger Society Museum.
- Visit the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.
- Spend time in historic Savannah, GA - The Savannah Visitors Center, Old Fort Jackson, carriage or shuttle tours of historic downtown Savannah.
- Have dinner at the famous Pirates House, Paula Deen's Lady & Sons, or Johnny Harris Restaurant in Savannah.
- Visit shops and enjoy the views on River Street.
- Attend a show at the Savannah Theatre.
- Enjoy the grounds at the retreat center, the nature trails, fishing lake, pool, tennis courts, basketball, horseshoes and shuffleboard at the Retreat Center or relax in the front porch rocking chairs.
Our staff will accompany you on all trips. $375.00 per person includes 3 nights lodging (double occupancy), 9 meals and all tours and shows. Call for availability.