Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What's Happening at ECV

Living out the Vision at ECV 

Last Sunday, Josh began a two week series on the vision God is giving the Elm City Vineyard in this upcoming season. He shared about ECV's values of Courage and Emotional Health and how we can walk them out by changing how we relate to fear and worry through Jesus. Next Sunday, we will look at Reconciling Communities in New Haven and the Activity of God. Join us as we explore how this vision invites us to live differently with God's help.

Building Update

As Josh mentioned last Sunday, ECV is on the move. Literally. In the past two weeks, we found out that United Church on the Green, the church we have rented our building from for the last seven years needs more space and time in their church building.
Unfortunately, some of that time conflicts with our Sunday gathering.  This means that the staff, elders, and other leaders in the church are praying and searching for a new physical space for ECV.

We are committed to finding a great space for our growing number of adults and children. We anticipate changes will happen relatively soon, and we will keep you all updated on how the search is going. Until then, we will see you at our normal location! If you have any thoughts or ideas, please e-mail Heidi, the chair of the Board, or Josh. We'd love your input in this process. 

Prophecy Group 

7:00-9:00 pm
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
36 Tilton Street, Apt D

This summer, on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays there is a gathering at Jane and Eric Jeuland's for anyone who wants to practice hearing from God for one another and to process the experience of participating in prophetic ministry together. If you have been intrigued by the prayer call during ECV's Sunday gathering or if you wonder about the possibility of hearing from God, then this is a great group for you. Weather permitting, we'll meet in the back yard.

Fruitvale Station 

Thursday 8pm
47 Dyer St. New Haven

If you have been watching the news, then you know of the tragic and frustrating events in Ferguson, MO.  Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot six times and killed by a white police officer. This is one of many similar incidents this summer and in the last decade where unarmed black men have been killed by the police. As the Elm City Vineyard, we pray for peace every week because we are committed to see God bring it to the city of New Haven and beyond. This Thursday, we have an opportunity to get more exposure to the issue of police brutality and to process together through prayer and discussion as we watch Fruitvale Station, a powerful movie that came out last year about another unarmed black man, Oscar Grant, who was shot by the police in Oakland, CA.

No comments: