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May 9, 2017 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

What were you created to do?

What were you created for? What is the work that energizes you, that gives you life, that makes you sing? And are you doing that work? Or have you even figured out what that work is?...Keep Reading

Posted in: Service Tags: Discipleship, Service

October 20, 2015 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

The challenge of anonymity

I want you to try an experiment this week. In the spirit of Jesus’ words in Matthew 6, do something anonymously for another person. Give a gift, send a note, do an act of service, or find some other way of blessing another person. But don’t tell anyone that you did it ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Service Tags: Giving, Anonymity

September 8, 2015 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

The great things God does when churches serve together

This past weekend, our church joined with three other churches to worship and serve together. On Saturday, thanks in part to the leadership of our own Jesse Christophel and Sarah McCoy, a team from NewLife worked hard alongside individuals from other churches to clear brush and poison ivy, kill weeds, and beautify the exterior of Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in the north end of Hartford. On Sunday, during our time of worship, we were able to hear from the principal of Simpson-Waverly School, the other school our churches served at, as well as the family resource coordinator from MLK, about the great difference all the painting, repairs, and landscaping had accomplished....Keep Reading

Posted in: Service Tags: Service, Unity

March 24, 2015 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

If you don't help, who will?

A couple of weeks ago, I read an excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” which he delivered a day before he was assassinated. In that speech, he references Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan, and says something that could be quite the paradigm shift for some of us: The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But then the good Samaritan came by, and he reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’ ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Service Tags: Good Samaritan, Mercy

May 27, 2014 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Honoring those who lay down their lives for others

This past Sunday, I preached from Philippians 2 about how Paul held up not only Jesus and himself, but also Timothy and Epaphroditus to the Philippian church as models of humility and service. In his attempts to get the Philippian church to lay down their self-centeredness and be willing to humbly serve each other and look to the interests of the other, even at the risk of their own life, he points out these men as examples to follow. Paul‘s focus was obviously on the church, but I found it timely that I was delivering such a sermon on Memorial Day weekend....Keep Reading

Posted in: Service Tags: Service, Memorial Day

October 1, 2013 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

What difference could we make?

Earlier this week, I met with the other Wethersfield pastors who had worked with me on the community worship service at Cove Park two Sundays ago. One of the questions we discussed was ‘œwhere do we go from here?‘ Certainly the opportunity to worship together as the larger body of Christ was a special, unique experience, one that many people have expressed interest in repeating next year (or even next month!). But as we talked, it became clear that if we were to repeat such a gathering of believers next year, why not put just as much effort into organizing those believers into an army of servants that could bless and serve our community in tangible ways? After all, if true revival results in the church reaching out in evangelism and social ministry, then it would be wrong to keep the focus on simply gathering together and not also on sending us out....Keep Reading

Posted in: Service Tags: Service, Wethersfield

August 6, 2013 by Jessica Wojcik 0 comments

Guest blogger: Jessica Wojcik

If you would have asked me a month ago who Thomas Hooker was, I would not have been able to tell you. I grew up in Connecticut, attended public school here and spent numerous afternoons downtown in our state capital and yet the name would not have rung a bell to me. However after spending four and a half days living and serving in the City of Hartford, I can now tell you that Thomas Hooker was a reverend who had a vision for Hartford to be a ‘œCity on a Hill‘ where God would be glorified. And as a member of The Hartford Project this year, I was able to witness firsthand a portion of his vision come to pass, as God was certainly glorified in our capital city! Imagine with me if you will 250 teenagers from all over the state and region coming together to serve and love the people of Hartford, all in the name of Jesus....Keep Reading

Posted in: Service Tags: Service, Hartford Project

July 16, 2013 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

How has God gifted you?

I‘ll never forget how I went about choosing my college major. I was sitting down to take my SAT‘s in high school, and part of the introductory portion required me to fill out what areas of study I would be interested in pursuing in college. I went down the list and crossed off everything that I did not want to study, and was left with psychology. That sounded pretty interesting, so just like that, psychology became my major. I will also never forget how I discovered what my heart really wanted to do. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Service Tags: NewLife, Service