Friday, May 22, 2015

What's Happening at ECV

Discerning the voice
of God
We continue this week exploring what it means to follow Jesus in the vision He has given to ECV, this time as people who discern the voice of God through listening and earnest dialogue. What does it look like to be people who discern the voice of God in our everyday lives? Where might we be surprised to find that God is already speaking? This Sunday, Matt Croasmun invites us to consider the possibility that God is at work all around us—even or especially in the places we least expect—and to be prepared to follow God's voice into surprising places.

Neighborhood Clean-up
5/23 9am-2pm 

The Dwight/Kensington neighborhood is hosting a large clean-up on Saturday, May 23rd, from 9am-2pm starting at 230 Edgewood Ave. This is a great and accessible way to serve the neighborhood and to engage with the New Haven Neighborhood Challenge if you have not done so already. Plus, there's food! Play and listen at the clean-up, and then spend on something nearby. If you have any questions, email

Sundays 8am @ Trinity Lutheran Church

If you are looking for a way to respond to God's call to empathy and sacrificial service, Agape would be a great place to start. Agape is a ministry to the homeless where housed and unhoused people meet to worship. God has been doing some pretty amazing things in and through this community, and it's been a powerful place for people from all walks of life. Each Sunday, we gather in a circle for worship, and then we have a conversation about a particular passage in scripture, followed by prayer and a meal. People bring stories and testimonies of what God has done in their lives, and those of us who come have learned a lot about God's character from the things people have shared about their lives. For more information on how to get involved, email Tina or Eoin.

Following Jesus as a Secular Progressive

The video is up!
If you were unable to attend 'Following Jesus as a Secular Progressive' back in April, now is your chance to see what people are talking about. As ECV explores its call to discern the voice of God through listening and earnest dialogue, we want to be aware of how we can listen to and love our neighbors. Last week in her talk, Asha urged us to seek out others stories and to see where our stories overlap with theirs. It is our hope that this conversation will help us build bridges across the lines of religion as we listen deeply to one another. Watch the video here.

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