Series: Revealing Jesus
The word “Advent” means coming, appearing, or revealing. From the early centuries of the church, Christians tied Advent to the second coming of Christ in glory. It wasn’t until the middle ages that Advent was linked to the birth of Jesus. We recognize that today we live in between the first and second coming of Jesus. Sometimes life can be hard and hopeless as the church flounders in a culture in tension with this reality. Like Israel in the Old Testament and the church in the New Testament, we long for God to appear on our behalf and bring salvation on that final day. While Israel would have sung a song in expectation of Christ’s first coming, the church now sings the song in commemoration of that first coming and in expectation of the second coming in the future.
Pastor Jason • December 10 • 9:15 and 11 a.m.
Scripture: Revelation 3:14-22
Message: "Let Them Hear"
Place matters. The letters written in Revelation are to seven churches in what was then Asia Minor—they were written to them, but for us. Understanding these cities to whom the letters were written helps us discover deep meaning for us. While the warning to Laodicea is at times stern and hard-to-hear, becoming familiar with this city clarifies its warnings. Having ears to hear reveals great joy for both our present and future.
“Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” - Rev. 3:22
Series Art: "Rejoice, the Lord is King"
Artist Statement: "As we celebrate the Christmas season, we are reminded of the true meaning of Christmas: a king, born in a manger. God sent his only son to a sinful world so that we may have life. Christmas is a time to remember and celebrate this wonderful gift that has been sent to us. Joy to the world, the Lord has come. Let earth receive her KING!"
Contributing Artists: Evergreen Artists
4 Corners Offering
This series, we're partnering with Eastern Ottawa Young Life Capernaum for our 4 Corners Offering! Young Life Capernaum is an outreach and discipleship ministry for middle school and high school friends (to 26) with diverse abilities - cognitive and intellectual disabilities.
In addition to our 4 Corners Offering partnership with Eastern Ottawa Young Life Capernaum, we have a unique opportunity to host Capernaum club here at Evergreen every other Thursday from 6:45-8 p.m.
We are also looking for small groups willing to feed our leaders before club on Thursday evenings. If you are interested in helping or have questions about Capernaum Club, please email Tiffany Louzon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 Passion Conference is almost here! Would you consider helping “Bridge the Gap”? With your help, we can make the cost of this incredible experience more accessible for young people from Evergreen, GVSU, and our West Michigan community. By partnering with us to “Bridge the Gap,” you’ll be able to pray for, encourage, and support some of our friends as they make their able to pray for, encourage, and support some of our friends as they make their way to Atlanta in a few weeks. Click on the button below or go visit the booth in the courtyard on Sunday morning to give and learn more!
Your financial giving is important to sustain the work that Evergreen is doing to fulfill its mission and Hudsonville and beyond! Learn how you can partner with us by clicking below.
An Update From Council
The administrative council would like to update the Evergreen family on the happenings around our leadership transition. Click below to read the update.
Recovery Services are on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Stay after for community dinner at 6:15 p.m. and Bridge to Life groups at 6:45 p.m.!
Recovery Volunteers Needed!
A support person is needed to assist with Bridge Teens recovery ministry on Sunday nights. If you would like to find out more about this opportunity to serve contact, Pastor Tom in person or at email@example.com.
Recovery ministry is also in need of volunteers to help prepare meals on Sunday nights. This opportunity to serve is not an every-Sunday commitment. If you would like to find out more about participating in this ministry please connect with our recovery intern Rob Janke in person or at rob@egm.
We've partnered with the City of Hudsonville for some fun holiday events--the last one is tonight! Look for us at "That Movie Shindig" with our photobooth and popcorn in Terra Square! You can learn more by clicking the button below.
We are having a winter coat drive for children of Rudyard Elementary School in the U.P. There is a red bin outside of our office here at Evergreen where you can drop off donation items starting this Sunday until December 15th! Items can be brand new or gently used.
As you begin to finalize holiday plans, we invite you to join us on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. as we celebrate all that God has done, is doing, and will do in 2020! As always, friends and family are welcome!
Ladies--it's time to mark your calendars for IF:Gathering 2020! The event will be held March 13th - 14th. More information to come!