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Making Outreach a Priority by Natalie Trout by Camilla Sauder

When I moved to Fort Wayne in 2008, I was excited to find an apartment downtown.  I thought downtown living would be fun.  My apartment had a great view of the city, and I was only a few blocks away from The Rescue Mission.  I was pumped about volunteering there and how convenient it…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries
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 call.  "Oh, hi," I…

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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…

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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…

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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 (regular…

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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 friends and…

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 don't. Why?  God is always…

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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…

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