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God Story: Racine King

God Story: Racine King

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A Story of Faith, Food and Finding Joy Through Suffering As told to Ruth Thompson Carver | Photography by Rachel Radewahn “We had collard greens and cornbread and fried fish…”  Racine Addison King was talking about what was on the menu at Forest Haven......

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A Sister is Born for Adversity

A Sister is Born for Adversity

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So, what happens after someone tells their God Story at Eastbrook? For Tricia Schmidt and Alexandra Thiessen, it was through telling their stories at different services last year that a truly special link was formed, and a spiritual friendship forged. Both women suffer from......

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Who Will Go?

Who Will Go?

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by Lisa Jurgens and Haley Quinn This past summer, Eastbrook field workers returned home from all over the world! Whether home from East Africa, China, Asia or the Middle East, coming home means refreshment, recon- nection and recharge. It was in this spirit that......

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Turning Points

Turning Points

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by Sameh Atef I grew up in a Christian family in Minia, in northern Egypt. I am the second of four brothers. My parents raised us, all the time telling us that there is a place called heaven, and place called hell. They encouraged......

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God Story: Ced Jaggard

God Story: Ced Jaggard

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A Centennial Celebration! November 25, 2015 marked the 100th birthday of one of Eastbrook Church’s original members, Cedric Jaggard! Cedric Holman Jaggard was born on Thanksgiving Day in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, the first of two sons.  His family later moved to Montclair, NJ......

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Walking Together with God

Walking Together with God

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by Caitlin Gent  |    Photography by Anna Mayer Fred and Gini Schneider, who are charter members of Eastbrook, recently celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary. Both Fred and Gini have been active servants at Eastbrook and elsewhere for many years. They led a Couples......

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From the Front Row

From the Front Row

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by Jay Wriedt It is no secret that being in the front row is the best place to be. Whether it’s a sport’s game, a theatre performance, or your child’s kindergarten play, the front row is not only ideal, but the placement changes your......

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By Faith: Abbey's Story

By Faith: Abbey’s Story

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by Abbey Gottinger I grew up on the east side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I was home-schooled until high school along with my two brothers and three sisters. When I was in 9th grade, I attended Riverside University High School. Needless to say going from......

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SpeakOut!

Psalm 107:2 says, “Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out!”

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. Our quarterly magazine gives us the opportunity to remember that God is at work all around us, both individually, and in our life together as a church. Speaking out about God’s work in our lives gives us a chance to say together: “it is good to live life with a God like that!”

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