Here's how you can be praying for Ecclesia this month:
1. We've officially entered a new phase of life as a church together! This past Saturday, we had our first official worship gathering, and we'll continue to gather weekly from here on out. We're meeting at 6:00 pm on Saturday evenings, and for now we're meeting in homes of our Core Team members. The first gathering was beautiful and meaningful, and we're excited for what's in store next. Praise God!
2. My family and I are also entering into a new phase of life. As you probably know by now, we're expecting our second child in just a couple weeks - and this is my last week before I start a short maternity leave. I'm not taking the full year of maternity leave that is standard in Canada; instead, I'll take mid-September through mid-December away from work, then I'll return part-time in December so we can hit the ground running again full-time in the new year. Jeremy, Norah, and I are so excited to meet our new little guy (yes, we know it's a boy)! So, pray with us for this transition as a family - and pray for our Core Team as they keep the momentum going with Ecclesia.
3. Join us in praying that Ecclesia will continue to live out our vision of adding value to our neighbourhood in Oshawa. We want our little corner of the universe to be better because of what God is doing through us. Of course, we want more people to come along with us and join this new baby church that we've come to love - but more than that, we want to be God's agents of transformation in all the places we live, work, study, and play. The rest is up to God!
Thanks for praying along with us!