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Worship at Evergreen

Guest Preaching Series

This fall, we are excited to welcome two incredibly gifted speakers to Evergreen! Rev. Dr. Mary Hulst and Pastor Rich Ferreira will each be teaching at Evergreen for several weeks in the next few months. Pastor Mary is the University Pastor at Calvin University and will teach out of the book of Philippians on six Sundays this fall. Rich is the Director of GTI Tours and will be teaching on the geography, life, and locations of Jesus on three Sundays. We look forward to the new insights and perspectives that Mary and Rich will provide. Come check them out!

Rev. Dr. Mary S. Hulst has served as University Pastor since 2009. Before coming to Calvin College, she spent eight years serving as the senior pastor at Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids before leaving to pursue a PhD in communication ethics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her bachelor’s degree is in classical studies from Calvin College, and her master of divinity was granted by Calvin Theological Seminary. Dr. Hulst taught for one year in the Communications Arts and Sciences Department at Calvin College and then for two years at Calvin Theological Seminary, as Assistant Professor of Preaching, where she still teaches on occasion.

Message: "The Hardest Move"• Pastor Mary Hulst • Philippians 2:1-11

The scripture talks a lot about humility and being humble. Why do we hate 'being humbled' but are called to 'be humble'? Join us this Sunday as Rev. Mary Hulst is back to discuss what the difference is between those two concepts and why they matter!

Join us for church outdoors at Evergreen at 10AM!

If you are unable to join us, you can use this link to join us virtually through Zoom. We are using the same link each week: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86799658645

We are so thankful that we have been able to worship outdoors with you for the last 12 weeks! We only have 6 more outdoor services left, and we are incredibly excited to be able to hear Rev. Mary Hulst and Rich Feirrera speak to us for our last 6 weeks of services outdoors! We have been blessed by some incredible weather for the last 12 weeks! If the weather becomes a bit trickier in September and October, we encourage you to join us on Zoom.

We are excited to announce that we are making plans to begin indoor, in-person gatherings on November 1. As we continue to gather information about the strategies and policies that are working in schools, these next few weeks will allow us time to prepare a safe, convenient, and impactful worship experience for you!

We are so thankful for the work our staff and our community has put in to help us be the church in all of it’s many forms for the last few months, and we continue to be excited to worship with you on Sundays!

Can't make church at 10AM?

Welcome to our guided worship collection. In these links, you will find songs, scripture, and a message from current weeks, and also weeks past. All of this content will be matched up with the worship that we will be doing together on Sunday mornings. We understand that gathering together at a certain time, whether that be in person or on Zoom, isn't always realistic for everyone, but we also believe in the importance of participating in worship regularly and consistently. We hope that this provides a space for you to worship God regularly and consistently in the times we can't be gathered together.

Are you looking for ways to connect gospel stories with your kids at a time when normal childhood programming isn't available? Check out our family activity guide, which has simple and easy activities that make it easy to communicate the truths of the gospels to your kids!

Giving at Evergreen

Evergreen is working hard to continue to care well for our church and our community. Like many businesses, families, and organizations, the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus put churches in a difficult financial situation. If you would like to give financially in the weeks in which we are unable to gather, you can do so by clicking this button:

4 Corners Offering

This fall, we are partnering with Kids Coalition Against Hunger for our corners offering. Kids Coalition Against Hunger is an organization that looks to fight against child hunger both locally, nationally, and globally. After our pop can drive, we are now back to collecting money on Sunday mornings to help purchase supplies to pack meals this fall. We are continuing conversations with Kids Coalition Against Hunger to find out how we can safely and appropriately continue to participate in both financial and meal-packing support this fall.

Kids Ministries Now Available

We are excited to add some children's programming to our outdoor services! We will be dismissing children ages two to second grade after singing to join us in the backyard of Evergreen for a lesson, small discussion, and activity! You'll be able to pick your child up from next to the Gaga Ball Pit after the service.

Welcome New Members

Professions of Faith

Baptism

Evergreen Small Groups

We all walk through life yearning to be known, valued, and loved. By spending time with people who are willing to get to know us deeply and purposefully, we allow those relationships to create radical growth and change in our faith. Evergreen has several small group opportunities to explore this fall! If you are interested in any of these in-person or online communities, click the link below.

Evergreen Conversations

Check out these Spotify podcasts by clicking the buttons below:

We are excited to begin offering Recovery services at Evergreen again! We will be meeting outdoors at Evergreen every Sunday evening at 6:15pm. Bring your own chair, snack and beverage. Bridge to Life groups and 12-Step meetings are back to meeting onsite at Evergreen as well. Click the buttons below if you need to be connected to a group. You can contact tom@egm.org with any questions.

Community Resources

Check out our Community Resource Guide below.

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