Speak Out!


OUR MISSION: TO PROCLAIM + EMBODY
THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE CITY + THE WORLD

Speak Out! is the storytelling magazine of Eastbrook Church.



Everybody loves a good story. If you sit with a child to read a story to them, watch out! You may find yourself being asked to read it again and again and again. If you open your house for a movie night on Friday, you will likely have a big group of friends show up to hang out and watch a story unfold on the screen. When you visit family over the holidays, if one of the “older generation” starts to tell about times gone by, regardless of their age, many people will likely gather around to listen, ask questions, and find out more. Why? It is because everybody loves a good story.

Psalm 107:2 says, “Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.” These words rise up near the beginning of a powerful song of praise and celebration, remembering the goodness and love of God to His people. Another translation of that same verse says, “Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out!”


There are a lot of things we can speak out about in our world today. One thing we must do as a church is to speak out about how we have experienced the good work of God in our lives. This gives us the opportunity to remember that God is at work all around us, both individually and in our life together as the church. Speaking out about God’s work in our lives gives us a chance to enter into worship as we say together: ‘it is good to live life with a God like that!’

So, as you read the following issues of our storytelling magazine, Speak Out!, celebrate with me the stories of how God is at work. And at the same time, think about how you, too, can speak out about the love and goodness of God!

Pastor Matt Erickson





CURRENT ISSUE: Summer 2022

The tenth issue of Speak Out! focuses on the theme of hospitality, inspired by the Old Testament story from 2 Samuel 9.


King David extends radical hospitality to Mephibosheth, the son of his best friend Jonathan, telling him, “you will always have a seat at my table” (vs.7). We are reminded that our King welcomes everyone to His table, providing hospitality to nourish us all physically and spiritually despite our outward differences. Our team was inspired by a video from Faith Church in Indiana — click here to watch for yourself!


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GOD STORY: OKUMU, YUDAH TADEO

Meet Okumu, Eastbrook's City Ministry Manager, who came to our city along his journey of ministry to God.

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MAKING SPACE

This past year, the people of Eastbrook responded in a beautiful way to God's love by making space at their own tables for new friends from Afghanistan.

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GET TO KNOW AN EASTBROOKER

Introducing Liz Hacker, who has been a part of Eastbrook since she was born 22 year ago, and has grown into a faithful community servant and advocate for fellow students with disabilities.

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PRESENT IN SPIRIT

Allen Hardrick's story is one of faith and fellowship, regardless of whether he preached from his front porch or watched services online from his bed.

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ARCHIVE

Issue 9: Be the Light

Fall 2017


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Issue 8: Reaching Out

Fall 2016


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Issue 7: Envisioning Vocation

Summer 2016


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Issue 6: Beauty from Brokenness

Spring 2016


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Issue 5: Telling Our Stories

Winter 2015/2016


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Issue 4

Fall 2015


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Issue 3

Summer 2015


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Issue 2

Spring 2015


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Issue 1

Winter 2014/2015


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OUR TEAM:

Liz Carver
Director, Communication & Creative
lcarver@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220 x211


Rachel Shuster
Specialist, Web & Digital Media
rshuster@eastbrook.org
414.228.5220 x232




QUICKLINKS:

Interested in Contributing?

Contact Rachel Shuster, the editor of Speak Out!, to get involved as a writer, artist, photographer, or proofreader.


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Dive deeper into individual articles from past issues of Speak Out! by visiting our blog archive.


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Is God at work in your life? Connect with us to discuss sharing your story with the Eastbrook community.


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