80 Homes of EFCA Congregants Destroyed in CA Fires

Eighty homes of EFCA congregants were destroyed by the fire in Paradise, leaving just two families from Paradise EFC with homes to which to return. Eighty families displaced and facing the prospect of a nearly impossible rebuild. Still, by the grace of God, all the congregants’ lives were spared. From the ashes, God has provided hope.

As you read this, Crisis Response and the EFCA Western District are collaborating to mobilize response efforts in Paradise. Our ReachGlobal Crisis Response team is currently on the ground, responding to this horrific loss of life and property in Northern California. Along with the physical restoration, the team is focusing specifically on trauma care—providing support, counseling and love to those who experienced this disaster firsthand.

To support the EFCA Crisis Response go here.

This is Us

We are the church, whether we are gathered or scattered--each one of us, a part of the body of Christ, wherever we go, whatever we do.

So, where can you find us, and what are we doing?

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This last weekend (Nov. 10-11) we had a baptism celebration. One person getting baptised was John Nicholson and he wanted to be baptised by his Student Ministry Leader, Chad Peterson. Helping others grow isn’t about being a perfect leader, it’s about letting our perfect Heavenly Father work through you.

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How can you help feed the hungry? One way is to do what Five Oakers have been doing for years: by filling a bag of groceries to provide a Thanksgiving dinner to people served by Union Gospel Mission. You generously provided 300 Bags this year! Oh, and some of you also volunteered at UGM to sort food, register families to receive the food, and distribute food.