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The Story of Giuseppe the Central African Pigmy One day, a long time ago, on his way to China, Marco Polo stopped in Central Africa to rest. He had some extra time on his hands, so he decided to take the scenic route. While he was there, he met pygmies from the Gbutee...

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Time to Move

I will admit to being a techie. I like “tech stuff.” Consequently, I have something on my wrist that barely qualifies as a watch. Oh, it does keep time. And if I push the right buttons it will even show me what the time is (which is important to someone...

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Family Ministry 2017

The family and the church are most powerful when their influence is combined and aligned. -Reggie Joiner Parenting in today’s world is a challenging task. The parts of Emmanuel that focus on kids and students have always considered parents as partners in...

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A Chicago Outreach Reflection

18,000 Pounds of Cabbage! About halfway through our week in the city, our two serving teams met at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD). After sharing a deep dish pizza supper in the parking lot, we checked in at the lobby. We got our orientation and...

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Impact Video | Germany Outreach 2017

It's exciting to witness followers of Christ step into a lost world for the reason of bringing God's truth and love. Check out how that practically unfolded for our Germany Outreach in this quick video recap. For more outreach information go to...

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Doodling During the Sermon

I love to draw and record what I hear in notes and doodles! Recently I invited the congregation to doodle, draw and write notes while I preached. Of course this could be an excuse for some to draw random stick people, play X and O's or to write...

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Chicago ’17 Team Preparing to Go

On Sunday, June 11, our Sr High Chicago team had an evening together preparing for our upcoming serving outreach to Chicago. We did some team building, reviewed some material on stereotypes, studied what it means to be a servant, we began our team covenant that will...

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Grad Supper

Congratulations High School Graduates! On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, graduates, parents and youthleaders met at The Old Spaghetti Factory at the Forks. It's a big moment for the grads and parents alike. (Whether you could make it to the supper or not, as a church...

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Bible Chunks

Scripture reading is important for our growth and faith in Jesus! Here is a plan you can use to help you read more! Pray. Read. Write something down! Read the Chunks in any order. If you miss a day, just start again!   OT Chunks Genesis 1 Genesis 2 Genesis 3...

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A Journey Through Bulimia

On Thursday, March 16, Sarah Neufeld shared with our Sr High group about her journey through bulimia. Click here to see Kent's sketch notes from her talk. Click here to visit Sarah's blog and read about her story. Below are notes and questions that we discussed at...

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AIM Parenting Seminar

In March, Kent Martens taught a 90-minute parenting seminar. This seminar was designed to inspire and encourage an intentional and joyful approach to raising kids that follow Jesus. Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD...

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Five Helpful Symbols to Explain the Gospel

In our High School class, we have been tracking with the Emmanuel sermon series Devoted: Patterns for Grace Living. This includes disciplines that are part of showing our devotion to God. These habits and actions of obedience also help us grow in our devotion to God....

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