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Evergreen Connection Blog

October 21, 2021

Good afternoon, friends! Last night at youth group we spent the evening finishing up the 1st chapter of Jonah. We compared and contrasted the life of Jonah with the life of Jesus. The contrasting event that was discovered consisted of Jonah having an “Eeyore” response to the sailors when asked who he was, whereas Jesus […]

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October 20, 2021

Hey friends, this is Matt Arnett. One thing I will be doing is sending out the previews and recaps in my new role! A little preview for tomorrow night – we will be finishing up Jonah chapter 1. We will be in verses 7-17. It is fascinating to see the difference between Jonah and Jesus. […]

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October 14, 2021

Last night at youth group we spent the evening tacking the first 6 verses of Jonah chapter 1. We read that Jonah, as a prophet, hears the voice of the Lord and is told to arise and go to Nineveh who has done evil in His sight. This is how many of the other minor […]

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Cozy Quarters

It’s 2:57pm and I am only now starting this update. Normally I try to finish it by noon. Mercy, how time does fly, especially Tuesdays. One of the items that needed extra attention today was making office space arrangements for our newest staff member, Matt Arnett.  If you haven’t heard, Sunday night the congregation approved […]

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October 12, 2021

High School Hang Details for this Week We are going to do something a little bit different for High School Hang this week. Instead of staying at the church the whole evening, we’re going to take the group to the Sauvie Island Pumpkin Patch to do the Corn Maze at Night (we’ll probably do a […]

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October 7, 2021

Last night we started our series in the book of JONAH! We did an overview of the book, reading through each of the chapters and pausing to reflect, citing our observations and questions that came up from every chapter. It was really cool to see the students dive deep (pun-intended) into a biblical story that […]

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September 30, 2021

Last Wednesday we had our parent night at youth group that was aimed at getting to know Matt Arnett, the proposed candidate for a year long youth ministry internship that will, Lord willingly, turn into a pastoral position overseeing the youth group. We spent the evening worshipping together, and getting to know Matt Arnett through […]

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Pastoral Storm Warning

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” (Hebrews 12:1) Last night I was watching Monday night football when suddenly the game disappeared and in […]

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September 23, 2021

Last night was ENCOURAGING! There were over 100 students and staff gathered from four different churches to worship Jesus, and to pray for our schools. We spent time doing “battle” on our knees, asking that God would pour out blessing on schools, their faculty, and student bodies. Then, we spent more time asking that the […]

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