Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What's Happening at ECV

What is Worth Multiplying?
Josh kicked off our new series, "Leaning into the Vision" last Sunday. He talked about the power of vision and the freedom that comes from trusting a vision shared by a living and active God who pursues relationship with us. Listen to the talk here. Next week, Josh will talk about how anything in our life can grow but not everything is worth growing. What in your life is truly worth multiplying? Jesus shares a lot about how His Kingdom - a world of beauty, goodness, and healing, grows and multiplies through our lives. Come Sunday to check out how we can be part of that story of growth that lasts.
Following Jesus as a Secular Progressive

Can a non-religious person follow Jesus? What would it look like to build a life around following Jesus? This moderated dialogue between two friends—secular author and USA Today columnist, Tom Krattenmaker, and Christian author and speaker, Tony Kriz—aims to break down divisions that make Jesus the exclusive property of religious folks and open up space for an "interfaith" conversation about what it might look like to cultivate a flourishing life shaped by Jesus. The event is Monday, April 27th, 7:30pm in Linsly-Chittenden Hall - Room 102 (63 High St). Reserve your free tickets here.
New Haven Neighborhood challenge

Ready for a challenge? The New Haven Neighborhood Challenge is an ECV effort that comes from the call to Open Our Eyes. As we have seen more from God, our call to go out into the city has gotten clearer and stronger. Every month, ECV will go into a neighborhood in New Haven to play - hang out and have fun in the selected neighborhood; spend - use our money to invest in the neighborhood from groceries, haircuts, and laundry; and listen - to hear someone's story. This month's neighborhood is Dwight/Kensington. The goal is for every one in our community to do all three actions - play, spend, and listen - during the month of April! Get involved! Share this as a HG, invite people on the community list, and have fun getting to know more of our great city.
Lent 2015 Survey
We want your feedback!

This Lent, our theme was 'A Costly Love.' It was a full season that offered many different ways to get involved. As our church grows in what kind of activities we do alongside Sunday services, we want to learn how to improve on offering ECVers meaningful opportunities to connect and grow with God and with one another. Part of doing this will involve regular rhythms of hearing from the church that ask for information and evaluation. Please take the time to fill out this survey. It will take around 10-15 minutes to complete, and it will be extraordinarily helpful to the staff at ECV. Also, if you had a special experience during lent that you would like to share, you can email that to

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