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What do we want to be known for in our city and community? This is something we’ve been thinking a lot about. We are excited to tell you about something that is coming up, something that is going to be awesome for Eastern Hills and for our community. It’s called #foraurora and it’s going to happen the week of June 4-9, 2018. This will be an all church service and giving opportunity. We will work with partner ministries, other local ministries, and ministries whose impact is felt all around the world.

We would love to have 100% participation from our church. If you can’t serve, you can give, if you can’t give, you can serve. We’ll have family friendly activities that everyone can participate in. We’ll have something every night of the week, we’ll have prayer walks each day. We want our presence as a church to be felt in Aurora.

So why #foraurora? So often people think of churches and what they are against. They have rules against this and rules against that, and often they are known by what they are against.

Here at Eastern Hills we want to be known by what we are for and we are #foraurora. We want our community to be better because of Eastern Hills. We want people to know that we are #foraurora. Why the hashtag? We want it to get out on social media, we want people to see and know what we are doing, we want to inspire others to be #foraurora in their own lives.

We are so excited for this amazing week we are planning, if you would like to serve in a leadership role that week please contact Kendal Hommes and mark your calendars because this is a week you aren’t going to want to miss.

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When the Switch Flips

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I’m a slow learner...really. I always have been. My peers in school would grab a new concept quickly and it seemed like their ability to excel in school was second nature to them, while I was overwhelmed and confused. I spent hours getting C’s and they would spend a few minutes and get an A. There has been a benefit though...even though it takes me longer to learn something, once the switch flips it sticks. Whatever the subject was, whoever the character we were studying; I can remember concepts from Middle School like I’m still in the room when the switch flipped.

Maybe you aren’t a slow learner in school, maybe it all came really easy (I’m married to one of those!), but there are other areas in our lives where switches get flipped too. Easter creates a unique moment for lots of people who never come to church or who only come a couple times a year. For them it’s not about hearing some new argument or the best song they’ve ever sung, it’s about God flipping their switch. I can remember significant moments in my spiritual life where God has flipped a switch of understanding or experience that takes me to another level of understanding or depth in my walk with Him.

It can be easy to prioritize our own traditions on weekends like this one and forget that God is going to flip the switch for a lot of people and if we’re willing to flex just a little, that group can be even bigger. I want to say a huge thank you to all of you who are coming on Saturday night, serving at some point throughout the weekend or even parking in the overflow lot. Your commitment to our community is what allows us to reach more people and see God flip the switches of a lot of people and families over the next few days.

Let’s pray together that the thousands upon thousands God will bring can have the kind of connection to our community and the resurrection that empowers an echo for years to come.

Grace and peace,


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