Rick’s Reflection’s- 1/10/2016

In our experience it has seemed that people make changes for a number of reasons.  Major change though has very few triggers.  A recent crisis can lead to a major change as does the burden of the status quo.  When you can’t stand it any longer you change.  A third trigger is the introduction of … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s- 1/3/2016

Today we are blessed to have our dear friend and former preacher Gary Cornwell filling the pulpit.  Gary and Debbie served here at Eastview faithfully for 14 years and made a significant impact on our church family and faith culture.  I am sure his message will be one of clarity and challenge.  Give him a … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s- 12/27/2015

Have you ever wondered, What Does Jesus Want for Christmas? John Piper gives us the following to consider. He suggests we can see the answer in Jesus’ prayers. “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s- 12/20/2015

This year we have been focusing on our Christmas “Giving Tree” project toward Open Arms Ministry and the work being done there by Marty & Shelia Corey, Nancy Dameron and their staff. Thank you for encouraging them in this way. There is a much more significant way Christ followers can get involved in the lives … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s- 12/13/2015

As we approach our Christmas celebrations this year it will be very different for many of our church family. We have had another group of brothers and sisters join the ranks of those of us who have lost a loved one. Earlier this week Raendra Cummings, daughter of Glenn and Donna Tow shared some thoughts … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 12/6/2015

Today we are blessed to have Marty and Shelia Corey back home with us sharing about their significant work at Open Arms. Please take time to give them a personal word of thanks and encouragement and take some time to look at the material they are providing. As we think about ministering to children and … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 11/29/2015

Allow me to brag a little on our fellowship team.  Last Sunday we enjoyed a tremendous feast and a great time of fellowship as we celebrated Thanksgiving together as a church family.  The food was tremendous and the time to visit was encouraging.  Like many family celebrations there were some people missing.  We have several … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 11/22/2015

Last week I had the privilege of hearing from a Christian business leader who shared his passion for living an impacting life.  The most important thing I heard was his commitment to “start each day counting your blessings and then committing to making a difference with the day we are given.” No wonder they are … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflection’s 11/15/2015

As we continue with our series of messages focused on Growing as a Christ Follower I am reminded that we must acknowledge that we could never make the appropriate progress without giving complete control of our lives over to Christ. James Merritt once said, “You will never be all you ought to be, need to … [Read more…]

Rick’s Reflections- 11/8/2015

Over the past several months we have experienced a decline in our weekly offerings and to some extent in our attendance.  Financially   lower offerings leads to budget cuts and emotionally smaller     attendance creates gaps in the fellowship and encouragement of the body.  Together they lessen the impact we can make for the glory … [Read more…]