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Evergreen Connection

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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Options 360 Pregnancy Clinic

Today we want to share a video testimony with you of a young couple who visited Options 360. Options 360 provides ultrasounds, and when this couple saw the pictures and held the picture of their baby in their hands, for the first time they realized he was an actual baby and that their decision had gotten a […]

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Two Seconds That Will Change Your Mind

I know there is no lack of insightful things to read, but a few weeks ago, a brother shared a post I felt was particularly edifying. Since today I lack the time to write something myself, I am glad to share this help with you. Pastor Toby The moment you’re conscious of an unwanted thought […]

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Still Learning to Believe

As a morning person, I am usually the first to arrive at church, and for the first hour of my day I wear my Building Manager hat. All that really means is that I take a quick walk through and around the grounds and building and do whatever is needed. I pick up trash, check […]

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Reverent Fear in the Face of Glory

More than five million people visit the Grand Canyon every year, and last week Kristin and I contributed to that stat. We also immediately understood why it is the second most popular National Park in America. The Big Ditch gets tons of hype and deserves every bit of it. The four-hour drive from Phoenix provided […]

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Grace, Middle Ground and EBC Sound

I must say, I love our diverse congregation. Between three services every weekend, we have a highly visible mixture of young families, singles, and those who’ve been around the block more than a time or two (that’s my slang for you older folks, who, despite your age, have so much life to live and give […]

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Short Term Trip, Long Term Gain

I have a theoretical question for you: What if I told you that a short-term mission team from the church was going to go serve in Kenya (or anywhere else in the world), but this team didn’t have a VBS planned, they had no intention of building a house, or giving medical services to the […]

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Comprehensive Sex Education

The three Rs may have to make room for an S in Washington; as in S is for Sex. A bill moving steadily through our state legislature would add comprehensive sex education as a mandatory part of public education, beginning in kindergarten. There are multiple reasons to oppose this piece of legislation, officially called SB 5395. Beginning instruction in […]

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