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Evergreen Connection Blog

Blood Brotherhood

It just dawned on me church family: We’re blood brothers (or brother and sister)! When we’re washed in the shed blood of Jesus, we’re brought into God’s family. We’re siblings and there’s not a thing that can change that! Not distance, not change in ministry, not lack of communication, nothing! Similar to how nothing can […]

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April 20, 2021

MS Overnighter Further Details: Details for the upcoming Middle School Overnighter, along with sign-up are are at the Evergreen website here! The event is FREE in cost, and we will provide dinner on Friday night, along with breakfast in the morning. We will be asking the students to wear masks during the majority of our […]

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Launching a Lead Pastor

I am looking at one the green response cards we have in the sanctuary chair pockets and it is dated May 24, 2015. It was the first time Matt Daniells had ever been in Evergreen’s building. He, Annette and their four kids (at the time) were here on their first candidating visit and he left […]

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April 13, 2021

First off, a couple of housekeeping items. I am postponing the HS Hang this month until Friday, May 7th because I will be unavailable this Friday, along with many of our youth staff. I’m so sorry about that! MS Overnighter Further Details: Secondly, details for the upcoming Middle School Overnighter, along with sign up are […]

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Children’s Ministry Co-op

I got to have my 4-year-old niece sit with me a few weeks ago during the church service. I loved watching her listen to Pastor Toby, and field the questions that his sermon created in her. I love getting to answer her questions, and help her make sense of God. I love the conversations with her as […]

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April 1, 2021

Last night we continued our time through the Sermon on the Mount in a series entitled: True Disciples. Jesus started addressing the Law by starting with the topic of Anger, and last night we carried on looking at Matthew 5:27-32 in which Jesus addresses the topics of Adultery, Lust, and Divorce. Obviously these are heavy […]

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Sharing Christ’s Passion

The week leading up to Easter is traditionally called Passion Week and I hope to share a word that will sharpen your readiness to meet the living Christ during this greatest of all holy days. As I began to write, I realized that I did not know with certainty how and why this title came […]

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March 25, 2021

Last night we spent our time together looking at Matthew 5:21-26 in which Jesus teaches about anger. In verses 17-20, Jesus sets the stage for what he’s about to do by telling his audience that he has come not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it. The law is God’s very heart – it’s […]

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March 18, 2021

Last night we looked at Matthew 5:13-16, in which Jesus says that His disciples are the Salt and Light of the world. This passage, in my mind, is part of the Jesus’ intro to the sermon on the mount in which He is calling His followers to be completely different from the world around them. […]

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