Author: Gary Clemmer

June 24th, 2016

Kingdom Come Series begins this Sunday

This Sunday begins our new series, Kingdom Come. Each week we are exploring a theme present in God’s reign in Heaven that we are called to live out here on earth (Beauty, Rest, Peace, Communion, Creativity and Celebration.)  During this six-week summer experience, we will participate in some new forms of large group worship beyond […]

Read More
January 9th, 2015

Reasons to be Thankful at the Start of the New Year

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a restful, meaningful Christmas season.  The year is already off to a fast start.  Here are some things we can thank God for, and keep asking God for… together. END OF YEAR GIVING Thanks to many people who contributed, we had a sizable giving “bump” in the last […]

Read More
December 21st, 2014

Ecclesia Has a Financial Deficit – What Exactly Does That Mean?

Most of us know that you can’t spend more money than your income, and if you do, you either deplete your savings, go into debt, or go broke.  If spending doesn’t decrease, or income doesn’t increase, all three could happen. Ecclesia isn’t in debt.  And we have some savings too.  That’s the good news.  The […]

Read More
December 18th, 2014

Lead Pastor Search is Underway!

Since June, Pastor Paul Murphy has been our Interim Lead Pastor, and in my last post I wrote about some of the good work that has happened during this time.  We’ve designed and deployed ministry Lead Teams, revised the wording of our mission statement and learned how to communicate better between the Board, Staff and […]

Read More
December 17th, 2014

A Year in Review

Christmas is almost here!  As usual, it’s sneaking up on me, even amid all of the Christmas planning, events, parties, shopping, and snow (well…okay, rain).  In spite of all of the busyness, it feels good to be here at this point in the year.  I’m looking forward to the “Y’all Tide” Christmas services this Sunday, […]

Read More
June 16th, 2014

Welcome Paul Murphy!

Last week the Board of Elders unanimously approved the recommendation from the Transition Team to hire an Intentional Interim Pastor and have decided to bring Paul Murphy on, in this capacity, as our new Interim Lead Pastor. Paul, as you may know, was intially hired as our pastoral consultant, and after working with him, the Board […]

Read More