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Evergreen Connection

The Idolatry of Happily Ever After

Did you know that I was Prince Charming? Sure, I may have only been an adolescent boy but I was going to grow up to be the one who rescued the Princess and lived happily ever after. Because that’s where I would find complete happiness: in the presence of the most beautiful and flawless woman […]

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God’s Post-Easter Promise

The days of Passion Week are so significant many of them have been given special names: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  I am inclined to think the day after Easter should be designated Meditation Monday.  After this enormous collective outpouring of time and energy it seems we ought to pause and consider what […]

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Make Disciples

“Where are you Jesus? I feel so distant from you!” Have you ever said words similar to these? I know I have. As I prepared for this past week’s Sunday morning marriage class, I was startled with a truth pointed out in Francis and Lisa Chan’s book, “You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of […]

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McMartin’s Latest Blog

It’s a quiet day today in the office of EBC, with Pastor Toby out of the office at the IFCA conference this week in Stevenson, and Pastor Matt out of the office after having added their new baby boy Ezekiel to their family last Friday. Today, please take time to catch up on the latest blog […]

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Planting Seeds

As Christian parents of two young girls, one of the greatest hopes Leanne and I have is that our girls, Mabel (3) and Estelle (1), will embrace Jesus at an early age, and will choose to follow Him all the days of their lives. And so we try our very best to both model Jesus […]

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“I’m (not) Moving to Canada!”

Tis the season for that favorite refrain.  “If so and so becomes President, I’m moving to Canada!”  Every four years we hear that threat from some well-known personality and this year is no exception.  In fact, the front-runners in our current presidential race may well yield a bumper crop of such statements. Declarations like this […]

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Introducing Ryan and Emily Aufenkamp

Last weekend I had the privilege of making an exciting announcement: The Leadership Team is recommending Ryan Aufenkamp to serve at Evergreen as our youth and worship pastor!  Ryan and Emily are an amazing young couple and we are eager for you to begin getting to know them. For all of 2015 and on into […]

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A Fool For Christ

You don’t really know what you have until it is gone.  This familiar axiom is perhaps most true when it comes to people and in the years to come I expect we will feel the loss of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia quite sharply.  For 20 years Justice Scalia has been one of […]

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Picture Takers Wanted

Do you love taking pictures? Do you have a camera of some sort (phone, point and shoot, DSLR, Phantom 3, etc)? We are looking to create a pool of digital pictures from EBC events, ministries, worship services, classes, and anything else EBC-related, that could potentially be used on the EBC Website (which is still a […]

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The Value of the Leadership Retreat

This last weekend, the whole Leadership Team of EBC, along with each of our wives, had the chance to spend the weekend together on a retreat. It would be a fair question to wonder what happens on a Leadership Team Retreat. The short answer is: Lots. But I want to give you a glimpse into […]

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