Thursday, August 28, 2008

We are Preparing for Gustav

Many of us learned a couple of years ago that these pesky little hurricanes can put a serious crimp in your life.  One of the core principles of what we are attempting to live out in Ekklesia is the idea of really living life together as a family.  Part of being a family is being sure that everyone is taken care of in difficult times.  So we want to make sure all of our ducks are in a row for the hurricane that is potentially going to come our way.  If you can please take the time to read respond to the following:

1) We will meet this Sunday Night unless the hurricane arrives a day earlier than predicted.  It shouldn't be here until Monday, so plan on coming out on sunday Night

2) We would like you "ekklesiers" to let us know whether you will be in town as well as some other pivotal information.  PLEASE FILL IN THE FORM BELOW AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR PLANS ARE.  (if you have problem with this link just cut and paste the address below the hurricane preparedness guide at the bottom of the email)  You can also find this same form to fill out on our webpage

3) During hurricanes it is often easier to phone long distance than locally.  It is recommended that you have long distance contact that you can leave information with.  We have a ministry contact that has volunteered to be that contact person for Ekklesia.  This means that if the hurricane hits and local calls are difficult then anyone from Ekklesia who would like to let everyone know they are ok, or  that they have pressing needs can leave a message with the following contact. 
Mark Gallagher
Christian Student fellowship
Indiana State University (812)-232-6853

4) Here are some other links to material that might be helpful to you.  It will help to get you prepared if the hurricane comes this way.
MEMA's Gustav Preparation Letter
Hurricane Preparedness Guide


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sign Up for Small Groups!

We will be starting a number of small groups in September for those of you that would like to connect on another level with the Ekklesia family.  If you have not had a chance to sign up before just fill in the form below and we will contact you with more details.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"Taking Care of God's Creation" by Colbey Sparkman

We finally retrieved the sermon that Colbey offered us a few weeks ago regarding our role in taking care of God's earth.  If you have not listened to it yet (or are not subscribed to the podcast feed through itunes) you can listen to the sermon here

We would like to hear from you about the subject.  If you have been finding new ways to include creation care into you spiritual life we would like hear about it.   Just use the comments link with this entry to let us know what you are doing, why you are doing it, and what it has meant to you.