Throughout the Bible, God gave people new names to describe the new things he was going to do in and through them. God changed a person’s name to instill a new vision for that person’s life or a new role God wanted him/her to play in his Kingdom. Our modern term for a change in […]
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The circumstances seem all wrong to celebrate Christmas this year. The pandemic is overwhelming. Our country and the world are in an uproar. The economy is in shambles. Relationships are suffering. We can’t make plans to go where we want to go or be with loved ones we want to be with. It’s all wrong. […]
When did the word “mission” become an adjective??! The word “missional” arose to describe the heart and the lifestyle of people who want to reflect the heart of Jesus. People who truly embody the mission and the message of Jesus have a missional heart. People with a missional heart love Jesus; they love one another; […]
These days, we are never more than a click away from the latest unsettling headlines. Natural Disasters, Struggling Economy, Pandemic Fear, Racial Injustice, Political Unrest, Crumbling Marriages and Families. In the midst of these overwhelming challenges, it is easy to despair. We need hope- real hope- that can sustain us when everything else around us […]
If you need a reminder to lift your eyes, and nourish your soul with a hope and love that will never fail you – here it is. “The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food […]
It happens so subtly. Passion and purpose are gradually replaced by patterns and preferences. It happened to the church in Ephesus. They worked hard and endured hardships without growing weary. But they no longer loved God or others as they first had. So, Jesus told them through the vision He gave the Apostle John, “Repent. […]
On May 12, our Children’s and Youth Ministries came together and led worship, sharing all that they have learned this year! It was an awesome service, with singing, dancing, testimony, crafts, activities, and more! Check out the video!
Beginning June 30, we will move both services to 10:00am. The traditional service will be held in the air-conditioned chapel and the contemporary service will be held in the sanctuary. The move will help facilitate fellowship as both services will release about the same time. There will be refreshments provided each week as we take […]
It may not feel like it, but summer is coming up fast! That means it’s camp time. There are camps available this summer through both Rock Mountain and YoungLife. Find out more about Rock Mountain Bible Camps here. Find out more about High School YoungLife Camp here. Find out more about Middle School WyldLife Camp […]
On March 1, 4 different churches came together to host one big night of praise and worship for our King! It was a blessing to us to worship together with an extended time of music, prayer, and Scripture.
On Sunday, February 10, 11 people were commissioned to Kenya for a multi-week mission trip. Here is a small sample of their pictures and stories from all the relationships they built! Day 1 Today was a recovery day- busy, but no work. We went to the Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Center, both of which […]
The mission of Red Letter Challenge (RLC) is to help people live more like Jesus. Sadly, when people think of Jesus-followers it is a far cry from who Jesus actually is. After all that Jesus has done for us, we cannot be content with the picture and representation that we are sharing. We must change […]
We had an amazing time in Colorado Springs for the 2019 ECO National Gathering! It was a time of worship, prayer, fellowship, encouragement, and teaching with other ministry leaders. ECO recorded all of the main sessions, so you can be blessed by the teaching that happened there as well! Check out all the videos and […]
At the beginning of a new year, we make all sorts of plans to improve our lives. At the end of his life, the teacher of Ecclesiastes sat back and took stock of his days. As he reflected on the mysteries, questions, and struggles in life, his conclusion was that the things we pursue are […]
Beginning June 24, we will move both services to 10:00am. The traditional service will be held in the air-conditioned chapel and the contemporary service will be held in the sanctuary. The move will help facilitate fellowship as both services will release about the same time. There will be refreshments provided each week as we take […]
We celebrated our pastors (Jan and Tim Devine) as they have completed 20 years of ministry here at FPC:E! The video below is a “thank you” we put together highlighting some moments from their time here.
IF FLOURISHING CHURCHES are led by FLOURISHING LEADERS who are themselves FLOURISHING DISCIPLES THEN The goal for every single one of us at FPC:E should be to become flourishing disciples of Jesus Christ! What does “flourishing” mean in our context? And what does a flourishing disciple look like? The Sermon on the Mount is one […]
On Monday, June 26, 7 people headed to Kenya for a multi-week mission trip. Check back here often for updates about their work in Kenya as we receive pictures, video, and stories! Arriving in Kenya “Arrived safe and sound. Today is a regroup day after the long trip. We’ll do some sight-seeing and start working […]
There is something so real about the Psalms. Nothing is off limits. It’s almost as if the psalmist stepped into our minds and then wrote 150 songs of prayer and praise to reflect what he had seen. Joy and Lament Righteous Indignation and Repentance Revenge and Compassion Fear and Trust Doubt and Worship Athanasius, a […]
Beginning June 25, we will move both services to 10:00am. The traditional service will be held in the air-conditioned chapel and the contemporary service will be held in the sanctuary. The move will help facilitate fellowship as both services will release about the same time. There will be refreshments provided each week as we take […]
The 2017 ECO National Gathering was held from January 24-26 in Grenville, SC. It was a time of equipping, fellowship, worship, and encouragement for the leaders of our denomination. The conference theme was Entrusted based 2 Timothy 2:2. Elder Art Davis, Connecting Ministries coordinator Sharon Early, Pastors Jan and Tim Devine, Elder Chris Loughridge and […]
Belief requires Response. For the seven weeks following Easter, we are going to focus on portions of the Gospel of Luke that prepare us to respond in love and gratitude by serving our Risen Savior with our lips and our lives. Small groups will be studying Scripture based on the sermon series as well. Join […]
Our Lenten small group study and sermon series will be focused on the last words of Jesus from the cross. We will hear and study the example that Jesus set as the ultimate servant-leader, showing strength in humbling himself in obedience to God to the point of death, even death on a cross. Join us […]
Sermon Series: Jan. 8- Feb. 26 In the midst of breathtaking change and volatility all around us, Paul’s letter to the Colossians encourages us to continue in the faith, established and firm, unmoving from the hope held out in the gospel (Colossians 1:23). In a world that has reduced Jesus to a good man, a […]
Advent Preaching Series- FORETOLD: The Birth Prophecies of the Messiah Throughout the Old Testament, we see glimpses of Jesus. God speaks through his prophets of the coming Messiah, as his people wait with expectancy for their king. God promises a savior and our God is faithful, as we see the fulfillment of all his promises […]
On September 10, Rev. Chris Walker, Evangelism Coach, spent the day with us, speaking about how evangelism has become a normal part of his life; he explored ways in which we could make it a normal part of our lives as well. Being at the conference was a great blessing, however, if you were unable […]
FALL PREACHING SERIES– THE OLD TESTAMENT BOOK OF NEHEMIAH After 70 years of captivity in Babylon, God’s people were allowed to return to Jerusalem to rebuild their city that lay in ruins. Great time, energy, and resources went into rebuilding the temple, the walls of the city, and the houses. But it was not enough […]
Our regular worship time for the contemporary service is changing! Beginning on Sep. 18, the early service will begin at 9:00AM! We are shifting the time in order to ease our transition time between services as volunteers and musicians break down from the first service and prepare for the second service. The traditional service time […]
What happens when you take 18 FPC:E kids and a few Jumpstart3, Seeds Family Worship, and Go Fish songs to a nursing home?… something wonderful. On June 12, kids from FPC:E traveled to Hilltop Nursing Home to spread the Word of God through music and movement. The kids danced and sang to several of the […]
On June 5, we kick off our summer sermon series. This year, we will be studying Paul’s letter to the churches of Galatia. In his letter, the Apostle Paul calls the Church to deep and abiding faith in the liberating gospel of grace. This grace does not give us license to live recklessly, but instead […]
Beginning June 26, we will move both services to 10:00am. The traditional service will be held in the air-conditioned chapel and the contemporary service will be held in the sanctuary. The move will help facilitate fellowship as both services will release about the same time. There will be refreshments provided each week as we take […]
Following our Lenten small group study, When God’s People Pray, we spent the next 40 days intentionally trying to deepen our prayer lives. The congregation was provided with a resource to help them pray as individuals and corporately for the church. We culminated this season on Pentecost with a special worship service containing 40 minutes […]
On Saturday, April 30, 30+ elders and ministers from area ECO churches gathered at FPC:E for an opportunity to live into the purpose of Mission Affinity Groups (MAGs). We spent time in fellowship, worship, prayer, equipping/training, and celebrating how God is at work in and through our congregations. Each Session also set at least one […]
Our church-wide Lenten study this year was When God’s People Pray by Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. As a followup to the study, a group from FPC:E and New Life Ministries took a bus trip to NYC on April 19 to visit the Brooklyn Tabernacle for their Tuesday evening prayer service. It was […]
On April 10, our kids shared all that they have been learning on their Route 66 trip through the books of the Bible! We celebrated Scripture, music, three baptisms, and two confirmations!
Last Fall, we transformed our extra space between buildings into a quiet prayer garden. At our Fall Kickoff, we wrote the names of people we were praying for, that they would come to saving faith in Christ. We populated the garden with these rocks and continue to pray for these people. On March 8, 2016, […]
Earlier this year, the women of FPC:E met for the 2nd Annual IF:Endicott retreat. It was a weekend of worship, praise, prayer, fellowship, and teaching. The women who attended explored the question: What if we lived like Jesus? We joined women from around the country and the world registered in large and small groups as […]
The 2016 ECO National Gathering was held from January 26-28 in Newport Beach, CA. It was a time of equipping, fellowship, worship, and encouragement for the leaders of our denomination. The conference theme was Strive: Press On Toward the Goal, based on Philippians 3:14. Elder Art Davis, Connecting Ministries coordinator Sharon Early, Pastors Jan and […]