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September 15, 2020

Hi Youth Group Parents, Families, and Staff, Here’s a list of upcoming EBC Youth Events: HS Hang – (This) Friday, September 18th from 6:30-10pm AT EBC Service Saturday – Saturday, September 26th meeting at EBC (Stay tuned for more details) Tomorrow we have two things going on in youth ministry at EBC: 1.) Youth Group Study […]

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Pursuing Joy in the Gloom

The sun rose again this morning to reveal the same yellow-gray gloom that has been brooding for just over a week. The smoke from the wildfires combined with the morning fog make for an oppressive atmosphere. Sound is strangely muffled, and the complete stillness is eerie after the raging east winds that ravaged our area. […]

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September 8, 2020

Hi Youth Group Parents, Families, and Staff, Just a quick reminder to say that we have Youth Group Tomorrow Night from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm here at the church. We’ll be starting our four week series on how the Bible deals with Anxiety tomorrow night. It is a series I really hope will be […]

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Did Your Power Go Out? 

A few hours ago, as Pastor Jose and I sat chatting at our desks, without warning the two overhead lights started to flicker. A moment later, I noticed the WIFI had gone out. PJ half-jokingly commented that it was a good thing. I think his point was that we are sometimes too dependent upon technology […]

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September 1, 2020

Hi Youth Group Parents, Families, and Staff, I wanted to send you a quick reminder that we start youth group TOMORROW, along with details about what we’ll be doing this Fall. If you missed my email last week, we’ll be doing a little Kick-Off Luau to get the year going. Here are the details: Youth […]

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A Question on Forgiveness

The sun had not even set last Sunday when I received an excellent question about my sermon on forgiveness. The note essentially asked, “How can you say forgiveness is not the cancellation of consequences and then turn right around and say that part of forgiveness is canceling their debt?” Great question, right? All the more impressive […]

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What is God Up To?

So I don’t want to belabor the point (that’s not true, I actually really do), but God is most definitely on the move! In case you’ve been disconnected these last several weeks, I’ve been pretty psyched to report that God is doing some extraordinary things in and around us! Here’s a few of the ways […]

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August 18, 2020

Hi Youth Group Parents, Families, and Staff, I hope that you’ve been well during this hot month of August! I wanted to throw it out there to everyone that I’m planning on leading a couple of Bible studies on Thursday afternoon at the church for any students that want to join! High School students will […]

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Mission Trip to Triangle Lake

The field at Misty Meadows was rimmed with tents and RVs last weekend as Evergreen held its annual Family Camp in Triangle Lake, Oregon. Many of us wondered in the weeks leading up to it if this long-standing tradition would still happen this year. Many others wondered if it should happen in light of the […]

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No Unwholesome Word

I was at a wedding last Saturday and enjoying conversation with a circle of good friends. Similar circles filled the large pole barn venue till the volume of the collective talking and laughing was full and beautiful. A guy in our circle was regaling us with a thrilling tale from a recent excursion he’d taken […]

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