Join the "Good Life" ONLINE Bible Study!
Starting this Sunday, March 10 and running through April 20.
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The Book of Joel written centuries ago overlaps with our modern lives in significant ways: the shared experience of loss and trauma which the Old Testament prophet Joel recorded as the locusts. Today, we know about the locusts of life. As in Joel’s day we, too, wish for the good life as we desire community, seek to believe in a gracious God, experience spiritual renewal, live authentically, and be a blessing to others. Join in community to reflect on our journey to find the "Good Life" using Jaco Hamman's new book The Millennial Narrative: Sharing a Good Life with the Next Generation. Participate every week or chime in when you can!
Mark your calendars now for April 14, 11 am and our Holy Week Festival!
This Palm Sunday, join us after worship for lunch and a fascinating journey through Holy Week. Walk with your family through interactive stations tracing Jesus' footsteps during this most Sacred Week! Parade through the streets of Jerusalem, wash the feet of the disciples, walk with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, sit with the disciples in the Upper Room, and fall on your knees with Mary at the Cross on Good Friday. You don't want to miss this special event!
SOUL FOOD - "Soul Food and the Good Life”
In response to the “locusts” in life of loss, the prophet Joel encourages the people to gather and build community. What better way to build community than through food. Our intent is to create a table on Maundy Thursday around the deep sharing that takes place through the simple practice of a recipe exchange.
Search your recipes for one that is special to you and not too difficult to make.
Reflect on the history of the recipe and those who first used or created the recipe!
Copy and bring the recipe to church or send us the recipe (email@example.com). Include your name and a brief history of the recipe.
On March 24 and March 31 we will have a recipe exchange during church. Individuals will leave a recipe and select a recipe of another person.
On or before Maundy Thursday (April 18), prepare the recipe you received.
Offer a prayer for the individuals and family connected to that recipe.
Maundy Thursday, 6 pm: On this holy night, we gather for “soul food” - one community, eating together the dishes that have been prepared. During this dinner, people are invited to share stories and reflect prompted by the recipes. All individuals are invited and encouraged to attend regardless of whether they participated in the creation of the “soul food.”
Pastor John is looking for three people to join him and people from other churches as we look at this missional question: “what would your church risk if you could not fail?” It involves a Friday night and Saturday commitment in the relaxing setting of NaCoMe. If you are feeling led to respond, speak to John Hilley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Save the Date for our annual EBPC Christmas concert!
Join us Sunday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m. as we host a jazz-inspired Christmas concert led by our fabulous EBPC Music Director, Nate Strasser. Festive refreshments will be served afterwards. Selections will include traditional Christmas hymns, new favorites and the always, popular requests and sing-along songs. This concert was a huge hit last year, please join us again! Everyone is welcome to please invite your friends and family.
Men, mark your calendars for our next fellowship event on Sunday, November 11. We’ll head out to “Sunday Night Soul at the 5 Spot” hosted by Jason Eskridge (a -2-time Music in the Grove performer). We will car pool to East Nashville, grab a quick dinner near the venue, and then enjoy some great live music starting at 6:00 pm. Please contact Brian Telford at email@example.com for more information.
Get ready to let the good times roll! Next week is our annual Mardi Gras Celebration & Pancake Brunch on Sunday, February 11th at 10 a.m. This fantastic event loved by all will feature jazz music during the worship service that begins at 10 am and will be followed by a pancake brunch with special toppings galore. This is a celebration you don't want to miss! All preschool families and church members are invited!
Here's our line-up for this year's Music in the Grove! Many of our performers have an EBPC connection so let's have a big turnout to support them!
2 p.m. The Next Door Boys: a local band of middle schoolers - several of them attended EBPC as preschoolers and are members of the church!
3 p.m. Mr. Steve, the Music Man: a perennial family favorite performer who plays at many venues around town including Live on the Green and more!
4 p.m. Nate Strasser and band: A favorite Music Director and amazing musician with his friends will have the crowd groovin' all day!
5 p.m. Ben Glover: two-time Grammy award winning songwriter and producer who has penned more than 35 #1 hits in multiple genres of music and was named ASCAP’s Christian songwriter of the year in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016. Glover wrote the hit country songs, "Hard to Love" by Lee Brice and "Love Don't Run" by Steve Holy along with numerous hits in Christian music including “Flawless” and “Greater” by MercyMe, “Write Your Story” by Francesca Battistelli, and Mandisa’s songs ”Stronger" and “Overcomer,” the latter of which won a Grammy award.
Additionally, Sky Studios will be on hand for a musical petting zoo, there will be inflatables and food trucks! Ride your bikes, bring your hammocks and chairs and money for the delicious eats from our local food trucks!
Mark your calendars now for our 3rd Annual Music in the Grove concert on September 4th!
Friday Aug. 25th from 5-7pm the East Brentwood Presbyterian Youth and adult chaperones will be available to babysit your kids while you enjoy a couple hours of down time. Cost is $5 a child or $15 max/family. We will provide outdoor playtime as well as crafts and pizza for $5 a family. RSVP here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0545a9ac28a75-parents.
Please join Louis and Erin Morrow for an event to benefit our upcoming Music in the Grove. The event will take place at their home 9444 Norwood Drive Brentwood from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, August 11th. Beer sampling brewed by our very own Ed Vasilevskis, light appetizers and bingo with prizes! For this fun night complete with food, beverages and prizes, we are asking a suggested donation of $25.00 per person. We hope you can make it! Bring your friends and join us for a great night!
We would like to know how many people to expect so please RSVP. But don't let that stop you from coming if you don't! All are welcome!
Date: 08/11/2017 (Fri.)
Time: 7:00pm - 10:30pm CDT
Please RSVP here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea8a92baaf94-endofsummer