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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

Prioritize: Live a Worthy Life

by Dennis Miller

Ephesians 4 (NIV) 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There…

Posted in: General, Worship Arts Ministry

REACH Trips 2016

by Erin Stringer

REACH 2016 Trips Interested in participating on a mission trip this coming year?  Send inquiries and interest to the trip leaders below.   April 2-8: Holly Hill UB, Florida (Brian Kramer) April 23-30: Food for the Hungry, Nicaragua, Women (Deb Quilhot, Kim Fish) April 16-21:…

Posted in: General, Missions

The Gift of Worship

by Sam Ward

Last night, my daughter was getting ready for bed.  She suddenly said, “Mommy, want to talk to you.  In PRIVATE.” I looked up suddenly.  What was so important and secret that she could only say it in private without her Daddy?  I was concerned.  I…

Posted in: Worship Arts Ministry

A Thanksgiving Dinner

by Christy Cabe

As a blogger for Riley Hospital for Children, where our son received treatment for leukemia as a small child, I’ve been asked to write about a variety of topics. I am so thankful for the oppurtunity writing has given me to share parts of our story as I know it can offer hope and comfort to…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

Disappointing God

by Marilyn Miller

I slowly turned the door knob trying to be as quiet as possible hoping I could sneak in and no one would hear me. But when I pushed the door open, I saw a light on in the kitchen and my mother with a look of both rage and relief on her face. I was a teenager out with the wrong crowd until the…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

5 Ways to Pray for Persecuted Christians

by Sam Ward

This morning, I had a breakfast meeting with a friend.  We talked about our lives at work, as husbands and as fathers.  We also talked about what God was doing in our lives.  There is stress that we are dealing with and we want to be present with our families while doing our best…

Posted in: General, Missions, Worship Arts Ministry

Thankful in All Circumstances - Really?

by Marilyn Miller

When I left him in the exam room, I could hear him chatting and joking with the nurses. Later when I was taken to the recovery room, it was a different story. When my son Steven was 17-years-old, he had 4 wisdom teeth removed. When I arrived in the recovery room, I found him still under the…

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Thoughts for ECC’s Future

by Dennis Miller

Over the last 27 years at ECC, we have worked through six major building programs, and many remodeling projects (The Commons, Cafe, Clubhouse and Children’s Entrance have each been remodeled at least three times). So, now what? What happens next? Although we still have room to build a…

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