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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 […]

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February 15th, 2016

February 2016 Town Hall

At our regular Town Hall forums the church leadership gives an update on the state of things and in turn Ecclesians ask questions, raise concerns and share their opinions. The February 2016 Town Hall covered: Elder Nominations How to Join a Lead Team Census Presentation 2016 Points of Emphasis Q & A Watch the whole […]

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January 21st, 2016

#Unusual Sunday

On Sunday February 14,  Ecclesia will exercise together the practices of incarnation living; proximity, generosity, and bravery.   The challenge of LA Marathon route means there will be NO SERVICE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14. However, it gives us the opportunity to do something different as a church that is still consistent with our values of disciple […]

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July 7th, 2015

Welcome Charles McDonald!

We are very happy to welcome Charles McDonald to Ecclesia as interim Worship Director!  While new to the Ecclesia family, his friendship with a few Ecclesians attracted him to apply for this position.  He will lead worship for the first time at Ecclesia this coming Sunday, July 12.  He will also work directly with the Worship […]

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June 21st, 2015

Welcome New Lead Pastor Jon Ritner!

Announcing Jon Ritner as the new Lead Pastor of Ecclesia! [8/25 Update:  Jon & Kristyn have been with us for three Sundays now, and are getting their family settled in LA.  Jon will teach on Sunday September 6 and September 13.] After a leadership search spanning five months and hundreds of candidates, we are excited […]

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May 17th, 2015

Update from the Lead Pastor Interview Team

On the weekend of May 1, we invited Jon Ritner, a candidate for Ecclesia’s next lead pastor, to meet with the interview team, the staff of Ecclesia, our board of elders, several volunteer leaders and others who were able to chat with him and his wife Kristyn after both of the worship services on Sunday, […]

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March 19th, 2015

Lead Pastor Interview Team Update

Many of you have been asking, and wanted to bring you up to date on where we are in the Lead Pastor search process. The interview team is made up of eight Ecclesians from three different populations of the church. The lay leaders are Staci Armao and Lara Regus, Elders Emeriti (experienced but not currently […]

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January 20th, 2015

January Meeting

Hi Ecclesians, Here’s the update from the Elder Board for the last couple months: We’ve hit on lots of EXCITING discussions such as FICA recommendations, Housing Allowances, Pastor Licensing, and Internal Stewardship controls. That last one is actually fairly important… actually they’re all important, but this one seems worth explaining. The stewardship subcommittee did some […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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