Family

September 6th, 2017

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

This past Sunday after the Ecclesia service we handed out prayer cards as part of our Collaborative Church series. These cards are a guide for us to pray through the spiritual gifts listed in Ephesians 4 and an invitation for us to grow in these gifts as individuals and as a community. I thought I’d […]

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April 12th, 2017

There Will Always Be Three Brothers

During our Shaped by Suffering series in this Lent season Derek Johnson shares a personal story from earlier this year: David Eagleman, writer and neuroscientist, once stated, “There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, […]

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September 8th, 2016

Fostering a Loving Heart

This post was submitted by “Raquel” (an Ecclesian and foster mother) in response to the conclusion of our sermon series The Others. One of the hardest parts of fostering/adopting is reconciliation with the birth family. Whether your child is reunified with that family or officially becomes part of yours, you have to emotionally and mentally […]

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November 22nd, 2015

Adoption and Foster Care

Sunday we celebrated Part II of Family Sunday with another round of Child dedications and the announcement of two more births.  On Adoption Sunday, we invited two new friends to share with us at Ecclesia, Sergey Pokrovskiy and Rodrigo de la Sotta. Sergey lives with his wife and daughter in Ryazan, Russia where he serves as a […]

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August 20th, 2015

Tales from a Parking Lot

Landing a new job. Birth of a child. Wedding day. There are obvious events in our lives when we celebrate what God is doing. However, our eternal, omniscient Lord is present in every aspect of our lives. Even at the most mundane of activities, our God is there. Making toast, talking to satellite providers, parking […]

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