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Evergreen Connection Blog

Helping Our Sister’s Family

Five minutes ago I answered the door to a mother of two squirrely boys and two grandmother types who came with her. Mom spoke very limited English and it took a while to figure out what she was looking for. “I have appointment for a week,” she kept repeating. I finally understood that she was […]

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Green VBS

Ask me for one word to describe this year’s VBS and I would likely choose the word green. I don’t mean green in the sense of environmentally friendly, although we do recycle the children each day. I mean green in the sense of inexperienced. This year we have an exceptionally high number of leaders filling […]

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July 18, 2019

Last night marked the end of our regular youth group meetings for the Summer. With VBS next week, and then the Peru Trip (with 11 of our students), we’ll be taking a break from youth group for the remainder of the Summer. That being said, please continue checking your email for periodic updates/announcements of informal […]

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Water or Wilt

On my first day back from two weeks of vacation, I walked into my office and saw a sobering sight. The Silver Bay Aglaonema that was vibrant and healthy when I left now looks like the plague hit it.  Half the leaves are withered and dead and the rest are well on their way. I […]

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A Hearing Heart and a Helping Hand

All our pastors are out of the office for most of this week, so below is a post from a few summers ago, but which is still pertinent to today! King Solomon is famously known as the wisest man who ever lived. Wiser even than Ethan, Heman, Calcol and Darda, (1 Kings 4:31) the ancient […]

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Vacation Bible School

It’s that time of year again! Craft supplies are covering the counters, loud rambunctious music is being practiced, the puppets are coming out of their cupboards and brightly colored decorations are getting prepared. VBS is right around the corner. VBS is always one of my favorite weeks of the summer. We fill the church with […]

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June 27, 2019

Well… we tried! As many of you know, last night we had planned on doing Ultimate Frisbee at the park for the evening. I held on to hope that we would be able to play and that the imminent storm warning was case of mistaken weather pattern… boy was I wrong. We played for about […]

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Taking Up the Cause of the Fatherless

Earlier today I was daydreaming about tonight. I was looking ahead to this evening when Vienna (our oldest child) and Lincoln (our 2nd oldest) will play for Columbia Little League as All-Stars. Lincoln had his first game on Saturday while Vienna had hers yesterday. Not only did they make the all-star team, but they both started […]

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June 20, 2019

Last night we spent some time enjoying the nice weather, and then we spent time worshipping the Lord together. I called last night “senior night” because we had our seniors come and share with the group some encouragements (and we celebrated them, too)! We only had two of our seniors that were able to make […]

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Passing Your Finals

People of the book know the verse by heart: “Count it all joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” (James 1:5) Life is like school with no summer vacation – a constant string of tests. Oh, there are breaks, of course; […]

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