Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What's Happening at ECV

Leaning into the Vision
Why does vision matter? An ancient message in Proverbs, a book famous for its wisdom, says "Without vision, the people perish" (Proverbs 29:18). Vision provides direction, stability, and hope. It is our virtual North Star, a way to be reminded of where we are going no matter where we are. At ECV, our season of transition has given us an exciting opportunity to examine our vision, as a church, and to hone in on how we see God bringing that vision to ECV, our city, and our world. In order for this process to be complete, we need you! indeed, the vision of the church can be found in your life! Come find out how a Josh kicks of the series on Sunday.

Josh's Commissioning
4/10 8pm @ FSUMC

Join us this Friday as we celebrate all that God has done in this year of transition, celebrate God's call to Josh and God's provision of Josh to us as a church and bless him as he continues to walk out this new role as Lead Pastor. It'll be a significant opportunity for us as a community to mark a time when God spoke clearly, provided abundantly, and led us into a tremendous season of fruitfulness.

The event will be a First and Summerfield UMC at 8pm. There will be prayer, worship, scripture reading, stories of God's provision over this past year, and a few words from Josh about where he sees God leading us as a community

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.

Stories from Lent

This Lent, we asked God to be with us as we took a few leaps of faith. We asked God to do one thing in our lives that only He could do, we prayed for God to bless and bring good things to six friends, and we decided to commit to a costly love in our daily lives. How did that go? The staff at ECV would love to hear stories - clear wins, stories in process, and even faith-filled failures. These stories have power as we seek to know more what God is up to in ECV and beyond. Send your stories to

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