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Worship Attitudes: Eagerly Expectant

by Sam Ward

Have you ever waited expectantly for news from the doctor?  How about an adoption agency?  That's where I am right now, waiting constantly for the phone to ring.  When it does, I jump. "Hello?"  But instead of the doctor or the adoption agency, it's a business…

Posted in: Worship Arts Ministry

Even Before I Ask

by Marilyn Miller

If I told you my story, it would include multiple challenges my family has faced throughout a 14 year period of time. We often found ourselves in deep waters and sometimes numbed by pain and blinded by grief. One child was diagnosed with a disability and underwent two complicated surgeries early…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

Tyler Merritt is coming to ECC!

by Erin Stringer

Tyler Merritt, from The Gospel Project, will be joining us to share the Crucifixion and Resurrection Story Easter weekend [Saturday at 5:00, Sunday at 9:00 and 10:30]. This will be an incredible experience for our ECC children. Tyler’s voice has shared God's Word to our kids for the past…

Posted in: General, Family Ministries, Children's Ministries

You Might Be Religious If…

by Dennis Miller

You Might Be Religious If . . . You care more about the RULES than meeting NEEDS of people. You MAJOR on the MINORS, caring more about what people think of you than what God thinks of you. You love to be RECOGNIZED as important. You have very little POSITIVE input into the lives…

Posted in: General, Worship Arts Ministry

Community is Key

by Camilla Sauder

I like to think I can do it all on my own. As a 35-year-old single woman, I have done a lot on my own. I rearrange furniture by myself. I replace lightbulbs. I pay the bills. I moved to Africa for a year, and I consider myself to be rather independent. But the truth is, I can’t do…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

Holy Week 2016

by Erin Stringer

March 19-27, 2016 Palm Sunday (options): Saturday 5:00 pm (regular nursery and children's programming provided) Saturday 6:30 pm (no nursery or children's programming) Sunday, 9:00 am (regular nursery and children's programming provided) Sunday 10:30 am…

Posted in: General, Worship Arts Ministry

IF:  Table

by Christy Cabe

Last night I did the Cupid Shuffle with my IF: Table. Like stood up, turned on music and danced The Cupid Shuffle with ladies who just months ago we were strangers to me. I love our IF:Table. We formed in May 2015 and we’ve met diligently every month. We’ve turned into dear…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

3 Worship Attitudes: Desperately Dependent

by Sam Ward

Last week, I finished teaching a CORE class call "True Worship" with the challenge to hold fast until the day we are numbered with the worshipers of God in heaven.  Until then, we can experience God's Holy Spirit every day.  But let's be honest. We don't.  I…

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IF:Gathering 2016

by Erin Stringer

If God is real, then what? IF exists to help women realize that God has given you a purpose. We collectively have a God‐given purpose but the way that plays out in each of our lives is unique. "If God is real, then what?" This theme of the IF:GATHERING is a challenge for women to…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

Israel Trips 2016

by Erin Stringer

I have read the Bible since I was a child but there was nothing so powerful for me than when I walked the places Jesus walked.  It is powerful, moving, and awe-inspiring.  I came home reading the Bible with eyes open and a heart connected like never before. - 2015 Israel trip…

Posted in: General, Educational Trips