Join us for the Mommy & Me playgroup (no cost) on Tuesday, July 14, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Paradise Island. We will play games, make a craft, and sing songs celebrating summer. Activities are designed for ages 0-4, but older siblings are welcome. The last half-hour is a time for moms to connect and the kids to enjoy a snack (please bring your own).
Calling all couples and singles who are interested in growing in their relationships with each other—God’s way! If your relationships are stuck and you find that you are repeating the same old patterns, then How We Love is the study for you! Register online and join us for a 10-week relationship workshop starting Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 145/146.
This week on the blog, Pastor Jay writes about the recent Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage. He reiterates what the Bible says about this topic and urges Christians not to respond with fear but as good citizens and good neighbors—with “love speech” and with the understanding that the gospel of Jesus Christ has not changed. To read the full post, visit blog.efccl.org—and check back each week on Friday for another new post from Pastor Jay.
We love to celebrate baptisms in our church family! If you are interested in taking this important step of obedience on Sunday, August 9, get information online and register for a baptism class on July 12 at 10:45 a.m. (Room 234) or July 19 at 9 a.m. (Room 235).
Young adults (ages 18-24), join us for Voices, a three-part summer series led by Chuck Beckler. This study addresses theological, philosophical and historical voices—from the secular to eternal, the cacophony is often overwhelming. The Bridge meets from 7-9 p.m. on Sundays and Tuesdays; get location details at www.efccl.org/thebridge.
Get an “all expenses paid trip” to Israel on Sunday, July 19! Pastor Jay and those who went on this year’s tour of Israel will share photos from their trip, along with personal stories, Pastor Jay’s knowledge of the country and its history, and testimonies of how God was at work through this trip. No registration is necessary; join us in the Worship Center from 6 to 8 p.m.
This summer, we are hosting a free soccer clinic for children (ages 9-13) on Fridays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Led by Sara Cobler, this clinic will introduce children to practical soccer skills as well as biblical values and truths. Join us this Friday in the Activity Center or contact Pastor Steve Yeschek for more information.
We are starting a new 8-week anger management class on Tuesday nights, beginning June 23 at 7 p.m. In a small group setting, learn to understand and manage your anger as you explore triggers for anger, how to manage conflict, and how to diffuse anger by managing stress. The class is free to attend; sign up online.
All are welcome to join us for a Summer Singers rehearsal this Wednesday, July 1, starting at 7 p.m. in the Choir Suite (lower level). This is a great way to try choir without a long-term commitment. We will be singing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” during the combined 9 a.m. service on Sunday, July 5. Come and make a joyful noise!