Tuesday, December 2, 2014

What's Happening at ECV

Advent is here! Advent is an ancient tradition marking anticipation around Christ's coming in advance of Christmas. At ECV, we are celebrating this season with a new teaching series called "Surprised by a God who Draws Near." Jesus' birth - God entering the world as a human - was and is still a surprising event. Using Luke's narrative about Jesus' birth, we will consider how God enjoys surprising us with His goodness and closeness even in dark times, even when we least expect it. Please join us for this new series on Sunday and invite friends!

Responding to Ferguson
And Series Wrap-Up
Tonight & Friday

Last Sunday, Josh concluded our "Jesus in All Tribes" series by looking at the transformation of Paul, the hope that comes from Jesus' intervention, and how that intervention can restore communities today. Listen to past talks here. Josh also mentioned opportunities to process what that restoration will look like in light of recent events in Ferguson, MO.Tonight at 7pm, 12/2, the "Learn and Practice" HG (560 Norton Pkwy) will be a place of processing and sharing. Friday, 12/5, Josh and Tina will open up their home (66 Kensington St.) at7:30 to discuss some concrete next steps for ECV. Everyone is welcome to join!

Sum of All Parts: A Night of Art
Saturday Dec 6th @ FSUMC
7pm doors, 7:30 program

To celebrate our new location, ECV has called on the many artists among us to display a number of recent visual art pieces and to share performances. This will take place in First and Summerfield's sanctuary on Saturday, Dec 6th, at 7pm when doors open. Light refreshments, art on display and performances, ranging from singer-songwriter to spoken word will begin at 7:30.

Artists include: Dymin Bradley, Eoin Burke, Tracie Cheng, Wes Chavis, Alysia Harris, Marilyn Murray, Tina Colon, Tamera Lanae, Sarah Toth, Jessy Griswold, Everett Washington, Margo Virzera and more!

Holiday Craft Fair
Sunday 6-7pm, Trinity Hall (downstairs!)

In addition to having festive fondue downstairs after service to kickoff our Advent season and to enjoy our new space together, ECV Sprouts is having a Christmas Fairdownstairs to raise money to help sub-Saharan refugees in Morocco this winter. The children have been working hard on making festive ornaments that can be yours for a donation. There will also be a bake sale with lots of yummy goodies to enjoy. Bring a few dollars on Sunday to support our Sprouts as they learn about helping those in need.

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