Monday, January 26, 2015

Alert - Blizzard Warning - Be Safe

God Bless You All.   Here are some tips to prepare you for the Blizzard.  

— Freeze plastic bags of ice in the freezer.   Move them to the fridge if you lose power to keep your food cold.
— Ensure you have full tank of gas so that the gas lines don't freeze. It is worth waiting in line at the gas station.
— Buy powdered milk.   Mixed with water you can have mild for children and it won't spoil.
— Be careful walking outside.  The snow will be on top of ice that was formed in previous storms
— If you lose electricity, call Western Mass Electric on your cell phone to get a status and to report an outage.  (413) 785-5871
— If there is a delay in getting your streets plowed (like recently reported for 16 Acres in WGGB 40), call the Springfield DPW (413) 787-6260 or the DPW in your town.
— Keep informed of the weather by downloading the WWLP weather APP.  Search for WWLP WX
David Ewen

Friday, January 2, 2015

Daniel Fast (Complete Information)

Daniel Fast 

Daniel 10:2-3 & 17-19

The Daniel Fast provides a unique opportunity for you to draw near to the Lord through prayer and fasting. May the Lord bless you richly as you hunger for Him!  There are two anchoring scriptures for the Daniel Fast. In Daniel 1 the Prophet ate only vegetables (that would have included fruits) and drank only water. So from these scriptures we get two of the guidelines for the fast:      Only fruits and vegetables & only water for a beverage

Then in Daniel 10 we read that the Prophet ate no meat nor any precious breads or foods and he drank no wine for 21 days. So from this scripture, we get a third guideline:      No sweeteners and no breads

Another important guideline is drawn from Jewish fasting principles, where no leaven is used during the fast. So that’s why yeast, baking powder and the like are not allowed on the Daniel Fast.

Daniel 10:2-3 & 17-19

Daniel 10:2-3   New King James Version (NKJV)
In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.

Daniel 10:17-19   New King James Version (NKJV)

17 For how can this servant of my lord talk with you, my lord? As for me, no strength remains in me now, nor is any breath left in me.”
18 Then again, the one having the likeness of a man touched me and strengthened me. 19 And he said, “O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!”
So when he spoke to me I was strengthened, and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”

Foods to include in your diet during the Daniel Fast

·         All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon
·         All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.
·         All whole grains, including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn.
·         All nuts and seeds, including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including peanut butter.
·         All legumes. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.
·         All quality oils including but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.
·         Beverages: spring water, distilled water or other pure waters.
·         Other: tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.

Foods to avoid on the Daniel Fast

·         All meat and animal products including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.
·         All dairy products including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.

·         All sweeteners including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice.
·         All leavened bread including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.
·         All refined and processed food products including but not limited to artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.
·         All deep fried foods including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.
·         All solid fats including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.
·         Beverages including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

The Pastors would like to take this opportunity to give warm thanks to your love and companionship that you have made to the family of the Resurrection Center.  They give blessings to you, your family, and friends. 

To hear a summary of accomplishments from 2014.   Go here:

KEEP UP TO DATE & INFORMED: This mobile app is new and for the Resurrection Center It can be pinned to your home screen and also accessed on your computer. Save it to the Home Screen of your mobile device and keep up to date with videos, pictures, news, special dates, updates, and contact information about the Resurrection Center

Our updated website makes it easier to access Facebook pictures, Blog news, Twitter feeds, YouTube videos, listen to our radio shows, and buy shirts.  Go to:
Pin the website to your home screen of your cell phone and keep up to date.
God bless you and see you New Years Eve or this Sunday at 12:30.
The Pastors & Leadership Team at Resurrection Center

New Mobile App for Resurrection Center

This mobile app is new and for the Resurrection Center It can be pinned to your home screen and also accessed on your computer. Save it to the Home Screen of your mobile device and keep up to date with videos, pictures, news, special dates, updates, and contact information about the Resurrection Center 

Scan this QR Code and Pin the site to your home screen. 
Or Pin this screen to your mobile device home screen:

Links & Mobile App

Here are all of the links for the Resurrection Center.  A mobile app is used to tie them together.

Phone:                         (413) 342-0354  
Television:                   Channel 12 Springfield – Sundays at 2:00 PM
Mobile App:      

This mobile app is new and for the Resurrection Center It can be pinned to your home screen and also accessed on your computer. Save it to the Home Screen of your mobile device and keep up to date with videos, pictures, news, special dates, updates, and contact information about the Resurrection Center

Scan this QR Code and Pin the site to your home screen. 
Or Pin this screen to your mobile device home screen:

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Resurrection Center Looks Back at 2014

Each year, I take a look back at the events of the past year.   This report is filed and made public at Noon on December 31, 2014. ~ David Ewen

As lengthy as this list of accomplishments are, something may still not be noted here as a success.  The omission is in error as every effort to recognize group and individual success has been made.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Acknowledge a lot of behind the scenes work & commitment from Leaders, Pastors, and Apostles that no one sees except for God.  Much appreciation go to those unseen & unrecognized efforts that helped the Resurrection Center go through another year with success.  Blessings to everyone who contributed to those unnoticed behind the scenes efforts to make the service of the Resurrection Center look like routine.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
21 Day Fast - Daniel Fast (Potluck moved to Jan 26 due to Fast)
Friday, January 10, 2014
First Leadership Meeting of the year - Jeremiah 29:11   (NIV)  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Prophetess Lourdes - Jan 12 to January 27. 
Friday, January 17, 2014
Night of Deliverance
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Conf @ Holyoke w/Apostle Lourdes
Sunday, January 26, 2014
1st potluck of the year
Friday, January 31, 2014
1st Men's Meeting of the year & structured to be last Friday of every moth
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Wednesday Night Cancelled Due to Snow
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Anniversary of Ordination for Pastors
Friday, February 21, 2014
1st Women's Meeting of the year @ Pastor's House
Friday, March 14, 2014
Encounter Night at Jessica's House
Friday, April 18, 2014
Encounter Night at Hector & Cindy's House
Sunday, April 20, 2014
First Fruits
Friday, April 25, 2014
Chris O'Brien Preaches at Pastor Manny's church
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Pastor Manny visits & gives word (Increased Relationship)
Friday, May 09, 2014
Encounter Night @ Dave Duran's House
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Mother's Day with Men Wearing Bow Ties
Friday, May 23, 2014
First Day - Soup Kitchen - Now done monthly - Hosted by RC twice
Saturday, May 24, 2014
New Res Center t-Shirt & Mugs
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Resurrection Center Returns to Channel 12 - Sundays at 2PM
Earlier in the year for June 20 & Youth Event
Tag Sale & Bake Sale at Pastor's House
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Father's Day & Women out did the men
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Leadership Monthly Preaching - Dave, Chris, Haabiba, Wayne, Dwayne, Helen
Friday, June 20, 2014
Break Free To Your Destiny
Friday, July 11, 2014
Soup Kitchen became a regular monthly event
Friday, August 01, 2014
August: Laugh Medicine, Spirit, Last year's Christmas Movie on DVD on Amazon
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Picnic at Look Park in Northampton
Saturday, August 16, 2014
First Annual Youth Event
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Resurrection Center Supports Project Furious @ Red Rose
Saturday, August 30, 2014
3rd Annual Riverfront Cleanup - Example For Other Churches - ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Newspaper
Monday, September 01, 2014
Deaconess Helen:  The Torchlight Ministry of the Pioneer Valley (cards discussed)
Sunday, September 07, 2014
RC Moves to Prime time - 12:30 - first day (service no longer at 4PM)
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Movie Night after church
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Helen - Military Care Package end October/November
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Helen/Yolanda - Financial Fundraiser for Springfield Rescue Mission
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Enfield Movie Theater
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Pastor Appreciation Day (out of town - done week later)
Saturday, November 15, 2014
West Springfield @ RAVE Theater - "Saving Christmas" - Fellowship @ movies
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Thanksgiving Dinner  - Surprise visit from Apostles
Friday, November 28, 2014
Apostles & Pastor Jose & Ruth  - WWLP 22 News after T-Day
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Apostle Gives Word With Intro from Tio Oby (Osvaldo Ortiz)
Monday, December 01, 2014
Wayne/Yolanda/Chris/Haabiba - Christmas Play & Music Presentation
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Start of Helen's Bake Sale
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Springfield Community Festival
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Christmas Dinner, Christmas Play
Friday, December 26, 2014
Pastor Melly to PR - Surprise Visit
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Wrapping it all up

Shared in Prayer for Interceding more than before as we get closer to each other.

Learned more about our Apostles and they learned more about us

We have comforted each other at times of need (not just 1 person)

We have grown with the Word & Discipleship Classes

Our children are more involved than ever before - more family involvement

We have in the 21 Day Daniel Fast

Mia & Sienna - Dancing

Joshua & Jeremiah - Piano, Guitar, voice

Testimony - Tiffany & Mic

Jessica's Kids on Mic (September)

Assisting Roles by non-Leaders
Jovana - Kids, Ruth - Kids, Francisco - Sound, Mic - Signs, Janet Potluck

Youth Participation (Jeremiah, Joshua, Mia, Sienna -- Music/Dance)

Others have helped serve food at Potluck & move chairs & tables

Notable Testimonies
All Leaders opening up more this year than last year

Non-Member (adults) participating & sharing

Youth participating & sharing

Wednesday Nights
Discipleship Class with Haabiba Whitney

Youth Class with Chris O'Brien

Children's Classes

Sundays at Prime Time
Church Service (opening, worship, The Word, Alter Call, Fellowship)

Children's Ministry

Monthly (Sundays)

Movie Night

Monthly (Fridays)
Leadership Meeting

Men's Meeting

Women's Night

Encounter Night

Annual Events
Daniel Fast, First Fruits, Conferences, Riverfront, Youth Event, Picnic (Baptism)

Operation Lost / Operation Found / Ministries  (Evangelism)

Projects that raised Funds
Bake Sale & Tag Sale at Pastor's House

Sold lunch at Conference (saved from buying)

Driven by words of hope: To Uplift the Heart - Youth Event

Financial Donation to Springfield Rescue Mission (Helen/Yolanda)

Helen's Bake Sale for Conference in June 2015

Armageddon by Casino - Project Furious

Unmentioned significant donations that helped the Resurrection Center along the way in 2014.

In 2015
A Renewing - 2 Vow Renewals (Ewen & Apostles)

Continued unnoticed behind the scenes efforts, donations, and gifts to the church

2nd Conference around mid-year

More Fellowship (movies afternoons,)

Growth in Ministries (Men, Women, Youth, Discipleship)

More with Facebook, Twitter, and Blogging (more of the same)

Continued Partnership with Pr. Manny's church.  (Evangelism, Youth)

As Per The Pastor Music Ministry / Evangelism / Greater Interceding

How we started in January
Jeremiah 29:11  (New International Version (NIV)  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".

P.R.A.Y.E.R. = Pray Regularly As Your Everyday Routine

L.O.V.E = Let Our Voices Encourage

Being Together & Bonding More (success)