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Evergreen Connection Blog

February 7, 2019

Middle School: The middle school group started up another three week series this Wednesday, and they’ll be focusing on the book of Genesis as “the beginning of the story of the Bible.” This week, Ryan Westbrook taught the students about about Adam’s descendants, and how one of those descendants would one day be Jesus. This […]

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Flowers From a Friend For a Friend

“I like that this church is smaller.” This is one of the common statements I hear from newcomers when I ask what made them decide to visit. That always makes me laugh (internally) because I’ve spent the last decade adjusting to Evergreen being notably bigger. But I believe we see the same value: We like a place where […]

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January 31, 2019

Last night was awesome! We joined up with two other youth groups (Laurelwood Baptist Church and Journey Community Church) and had a joint youth group worship night. Most of the musicians were students, which was really encouraging to see. The youth groups all came together during the night to pray for one and other, and […]

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Responding to Social Sin

Yesterday I received an email from an EBC member informing me of something taking place at the Vancouver Community Library. The event is entitled “Drag Queen Story Time” and it is for “babies and toddlers, preschoolers, kids, families.” In checking, I found out that it is in fact a story time led by a man acting and […]

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Jesus People are People People

Americans tend to be protective when it comes to our privacy, independence, and peace and quiet.  We highly value our space and most need alone time in order to recharge. The American Church tends to produce American Christians: Christians that enjoy going to a weekly worship gathering, slipping out shortly after the service in order […]

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January 17, 2019

Middle School This week the middle school students continued on their short “God Is” series, focusing on the justice and the mercy of God. The students explored a very familiar passage, John 3:16-21, in which Jesus talks about His purpose and summarizes the good news of the gospel. Ryan Donovan talked with the students about […]

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Safe Park Update

December marked the one-year anniversary of our involvement with SafePark. While not perfect, it was a year of mostly reminders that this is a worthwhile ministry and EBC was wise to get involved. For those of you who aren’t familiar with SafePark, it is a program designed “for those who are working to stabilize their […]

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January 10, 2019

Last night we started off with our new youth group format, breaking up the middle school group and the high school group for different teaching times. I’m happy to report that, in general, it went really well! I’ll break up my summary of youth group into two (brief) sections below: Middle School The middle school […]

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Wrestling With an Inconvenient Truth

Two minutes ago, a police vehicle pulled someone over just across from the church. One minute ago, an ambulance sped by with siren blaring and lights flashing. And every seven seconds, there is a long beep coming from our fire panel that I suspect has something to do with the work Century Link is doing on the […]

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January 3, 2019

Last night we had a really wonderful time together celebrating Christmas! The students made team “gingerbread” houses. They were only allowed to use one hand, so everything had to be done by teamwork. It was awesome! Then, we did our annual “Impenetrable Gift” game, as well as our White Elephant gift exchange. There was certainly […]

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