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September 26, 2023 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Signs of life and growth

A couple of Sundays ago, my worship time was interrupted by the sound of a child loudly speaking in the fellowship area. I went out to investigate and found a young boy running around and shouting. I told him that he needed to quiet down, that it was time to worship God. Soon enough, the adult responsible for him came out and pulled him into the service....Keep Reading

Posted in: Church life Tags: Hospitality, growth, Proverbs

November 29, 2016 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

A home for the homeless

For the past eight years, my wife Michele and I have been licensed foster parents. We began this journey by taking in one teenage girl at a time for as long as DCF would keep them with us, and as the needs of our children increased, we eventually transitioned into becoming an emergency placement home, providing a home for a night, a weekend, or sometimes as long as a week to a child of any age who had been removed from their home for abuse, neglect, or during a time of transition. Like any ministry or service, it is not always easy, often disruptive and stressful, but also very rewarding and transformative, not just for us but for our children as well. Given that background, I was intrigued when an online article came across my screen this morning entitled “Why you should let complete strangers stay in your home.”...Keep Reading

Posted in: Discipleship Tags: Discipleship, Hospitality