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Evergreen Connection Blog

Bigger Than Expected

It’s not often that people walk into our sanctuary and say, “Wow, what’s going on in here!?” But last weekend, that was the common reaction. The front of the auditorium was an unmistakable construction zone, complete with scaffolding, new framing and a couple kinds of insulation on many of the walls. A number of people […]

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June 6, 2019

Last night we took a break from our normal routine and watched “The Case for Christ” together! If you haven’t seen it, or read the book, it’s a story about an investigative journalist who tries disprove the resurrection of Jesus Christ (the lynchpin of the Christian faith). While investigating, he asks many scholars tough questions […]

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An Opportunity to Help Our Missionaries the Philippes

Johny and Rosadite our some of our national missionaries who we support in Haiti. They work in several ministries of Vision d’Antioche, a Haitian mission organization which supports the mission of evangelical Haitian churches. We don’t get to hear from them as often as some of our other missionaries, so we were excited when Johny recently […]

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May 30, 2019

Last night we joined up with the Laurelwood Baptist Church and the Journey Church youth groups for a joint night of worship, and fellowship. We started by spending some time talking about how, although we attend different churches, we all worship one God. Our God is the one that unifies us as His church, not […]

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Beautiful Things

God is still making beautiful things. Recently I was invited to attend a baptism at Open House Ministries in downtown Vancouver. I very much enjoy baptisms so I happily agreed to go. I wasn’t prepared though for what I would witness that day two weeks ago. What I saw was beautiful. I saw beautiful things. […]

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May 23, 2019

Middle School: This week, the middle school crew wrapped up the series called “I’m Gifted” in which they talked about how God gives spiritual gifts to His people for the purpose of impacting other people’s lives. They discussed the importance of partnering with Jesus, and partnering with other Christ followers in order to serve one […]

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May 17, 2019

Middle School: This week, the middle school crew continued talking about spiritual gifts, this week focusing on how to develop our spiritual giftings. Ryan Donovan led the group through 1 Peter 4:10-11, which talks about using our spiritual gifts to serve one another! That’s why we’re given giftings, and that’s why we want to develop them […]

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A Service of Grief

Immediately below this post you will find a list of prayer items from our church body and missionaries. As always, the goal is for our church family to labor together in prayer for one another. But sending this list is the easy part. Laboring well in prayer is anything but. One important field of prayer […]

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May 9, 2019

Middle School: The middle school group has started a new 3-week series in which they’ll be exploring the topic of Spiritual Gifts – what they are, why God gives them, and how we know which gifting God has given us. In starting off, the students looked at Romans 12:3-8, in which Paul tells us that […]

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