Monday, December 31, 2012

Was it all a dream?

Was it all a dream? Or did all the incredible things really happen in 2012? Let me pinch myself. Ouch! Yes, it must have been real.
Let me sit down and ponder for a moment. Each one of us is a gift from God to the Resurrection Center. Each one of us has provided a blessing in countless ways. It's more than a "Good" thing - it's a God thing.
Some good starts were: Church established as an authorized church in the city of Springfield as a subsidiary of a 501(c)(3) corporation (EP-2061). Bank account open. In May, a building for lease was acquired. It only got better.
Here is a partial list of God given victories in 2012
  • January 1, 2012 - Just a regular start to an unkown victorious year.
  • February 12, Pastors ordained
  • March 2 Web site erected.
  • March 15 2012, church telephone # online
  • March 25 - First radio broadcast
  • April 1 - Blog and twitter feed estabilished
  • April 14 - Participation in feature length Christmas Movie for television, DVD, & online
  • April 22 - Resurrection Center invited to participate in Springfield Community Festival
  • May 6 - First service at 1157 Main Street
  • May 24 - 1st regular service on Channel 12 Comcast
  • June 9 - Apostle conducts first Resurrection Center wedding.
  • June 10 - Apostle speaks for 1st time at Resurrecton Center (Cindy & Hector)
  • July 15 - 1st regular monthly potluck
  • August 4 - Pastor Jose conducts 1st wedding (Erica & Elmer)
  • Sept 1 - Riverfront cleanup featured locally on NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox & Republican
  • November 28 - Pastora Lourdes speaks 1st time at Resurrection Center
  • November 2012 - Food drive for Springfield Rescue Mission
  • November 2012 - Apostle & Pastora visit for 2 weeks.
  • November 2012 - Apostle's book published & released
  • December 2012 - Toys For Tots drive - Marines telephone call with appreciation
  • December 16 - Resurrection Center hosts for 1st time the 3rd Springfield Community Festival
  • December 19 - New Discipleship class announced on radio show
  • December 26 - Initiate campaign to reach 7 states of New York and New England
Springfield is just starting to get to know the Resurrection Center. Here is how they have heard about us.
  • WWLP - 22 News
  • CBS 3 Springfield
  • Fox 6 - WGGB
  • ABC 40 - WGGB
  • Masslive.com
  • Republican newspaper
  • Reminder Newspaper
  • WLCQ - 99.7 "The Q"
  • Channel 12, Comcast
  • FOCUS Springfield
  • Blog Talk Radio
  • Post cards distribution
  • Facebook, Twitter, Blogger

This is what I scraped off the top of my shiny head so I know I must have missed mentioning a lot of other God given victorious accomplishments. Remind us so that we can share with others. it's time to wish blessings to all and give praise to the Lord for making all victories possible.
2012 was also a year of understanding. The destinations we ask for is not what is important. It is the journey that God takes us to get to that destination and in His own time.
God bless you all & have a happy new year ~ David Ewen, Resurrection Cetner

Closing out 2012 with Eternity http://tobtr.com/s/4204361

Closing out 2012 with Eternity http://tobtr.com/s/4204361

Video - December 30th's Service

God bless you.  This is the video of the very last Resurrection Center Service of the year 2012.   Remember the victories of 2012 and celebrate the future victories of 2013.    We lift up our Pastors in praise, respect, and love. ~ David Ewen

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Don't be silly

Let everyone know that we close out the year with our pre-New Year celebration at the Resurrection Center at 4:00 PM at 1597 Allen Street. Join us for a very special celebration and Word from Pastors Jose & Melly Martinez. You won't want to miss the last Service of 2012. It would be silly to stay home. Wouldn't it?
Check us out ...
(1) Subscribe to our blog: http://rescentspring.blogspot.com

(2) Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/rescentspring

(3) Join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/update_security_info.php?wizard=1#!/pages/Resurrection-Center/219571461495697

(4) Catch up on our videos: http://www.youtube.com/studio88epn

(5) Discover the Bible: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourworlddiscovered
(6) Check out our web site: http://www.resurrectionspringfield.org
(7) Call us any time: (413) 342-0354
(8) Send us an email: ResCentspring@gmail.com
(9) Visit us Wednesdays 7PM & Sundays 4PM @ 1597 Allen Street, Springfield, MA

~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

* NEW * Part 5, Living The Good Life"


The broadcast today, now available online, is part 5 called “LIFE” from the radio show "Your World Discovered"

The Pastors of the Resurrection Center in Springfield have demonstrated the need to read the bible. I truly agree and have committed to help myself along with others to attend to that effort using the radio show "Your World Discovered".

Learn more about the Resurrection Center by going to www.ResurrectionSpringfield.org

The radio show "Your World Discovered" reaches an audience in the 7 states of New York and New England.

The seven parts of the series "Living The Good Life" are
(1) Faith, (2) Salvation, (3) Love, (4) Forgiveness, (5) Life,  (6) Heaven, and (7) Eternity.

The broadcast today, now available online, is part 5 called “LIFE”


~ David Ewen

Friday, December 28, 2012

Forgiveness, Part 4, "Living The Good Life


The latest broadcast for Living The Good Life, Part 4 "Forgiveness" is now available online.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourworlddiscovered/2012/12/28/living-the-good-life-part-4-forgiveness

Previous shows are below.

The Pastors of the Resurrection Center in Springfield have demonstrated the need to read the bible. I truley agree and have committed to help myself along with others to attend to that effort using the radio show "Your World Discovered".

This show is shared in the 7 states of New York and New England.

The seven parts are (links to previous shows listed)

Part 1. Faith - Listen herehttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourworlddiscovered/2012/12/25/living-the-good-life-part-1-faith
                                   
Part 2. Salvation - Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourworlddiscovered/2012/12/26/living-the-good-life-part-2-salvation 
                               
Part 3. Love - Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourworlddiscovered/2012/12/27/living-the-good-life-part-3-love
           
Part 4 - Forgiveness - Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourworlddiscovered/2012/12/28/living-the-good-life-part-4-forgiveness
             
Part 5 - Life
 
Part 6 - Heaven
 
Part 7 - Eternity

~ David Ewen

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Love, Part 3, "Living The Good Life" radio show

Hello everyone,
Part 3 of "Living The Good Life" has been broadcasted and is now being shared here.
The Pastors of the Resurrection Center in Springfield have demonstrated the need to read the bible. I truley agree and have committed to help myself along with others to attend to that effort using the radio show "Your World Discovered". This show is shared in the 7 states of New York and New England.

This radio show is on the TuneIn app and iTunes. You can listen on your cell phone, tablet computer, and lap top.
This seven part series of "Living The Good Life" covers bible readings on the following topics and available links are shown below. Today's broadcast was part 3 "Love". The links to the two previous shows are below and are part 1, "Faith" and part 2, "Salvation

Part 1. Faith - Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourworlddiscovered/2012/12/25/living-the-good-life-part-1-faith

Part 2. Salvation - Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourworlddiscovered/2012/12/26/living-the-good-life-part-2-salvation

Part 3. Love - Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourworlddiscovered/2012/12/27/living-the-good-life-part-3-love

Part 4. Forgiveness

Part 5. Life

Part 6. Heaven

Part 7. Eternity

~ David Ewen

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Living The Good Life, Part 2, Salvation

Part two of the seven part radio broadcast series "Living The Good Life" is now available online. Part two reflects on "Salvation".
                                    
The Pastors of the Resurrection Center in Springfield have demonstrated the need to read the bible. I truley agree and have committed to help myself along with others to attend to that effort using the radio show "Your World Discovered".
                                      
This radio show is on the TuneIn app and iTunes. You can listen on your cell phone, tablet computer, and lap top.
                                            
This seven part series covers bible readings on the following topics and available links are shown:

1. Faith - Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourworlddiscovered/2012/12/25/living-the-good-life-part-1-faith
                                                                                     
2. Salvation - Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/yourworlddiscovered/2012/12/26/living-the-good-life-part-2-salvation
                                                            
3. Love
4. Forgiveness
5. Life
6. Heaven
7. Eternity

~ David Ewen

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Listening To The Bible on Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone.
The Pastors have demonstrated the need to read the bible. I truley agree and have committed to help myself along with others to attend to that effort using my radio show.
The radio show called "Your World Discovered" is a seven part series on christian leving and serve as a reflection on scripture through bible verse readings. You can listen to it on your cell phone, tablet computer, and laptop. Learn more at our newly developed web site www.YourWorldDiscovered.com
There are three easy ways to get the show.
(2) Download the TuneIn app (www.TuneIn.com) and search for Your World Discovered
(3) Access show on iTunes and search for Your World Discovered
 This seven part series covers the following:
1 - Faith
2 - Salvation
3 - Love
4 - Forgiveness
5 - Life
6 - Heaven
7 - Eternity
Today's broadcast reflected on scriptures based on faith.
 
~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

Monday, December 24, 2012

News to get ready for 2013

Merry Christmas:
Here is all the news to get you ready for 2013.
A recent radio show featured Haabiba Whitney who talked about the new Discipleship class. She was great. You can check it out on www.BlogTalkRadio.com/ResCentSpring
The Discipleship Class will begin on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:45PM at 1597 Allen Street, Springfield, MA
A new bible reading reflection will be done online on radio at www.BlogTalkRadio.com. The first one had a Christmas message at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/YourWorldDiscovered
If you missed any previous emails, the information can be found on our Blog http://ResCentSpring.BlogSpot.com You can also check out our twitter page http://Twitter.com/ResCentSpring
~ David Ewen

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Don't Forget !

Wednesdays meetings are now at 1597 Allen Street, Springfield at 6:45PM.   The calendar has the address for this coming Friday night (December 28).     Enjoy this Christmas message (audio)   http://blogtalk.vo.llnwd.net/o23/show/4/174/show_4174465.mp3

~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Message

Hello all,
 
Join us Sunday at 4:00 for our pre-Christmas service at 1597 Allen Street, Springfield, MA.
 
 
The radio shows for Resurrection Center and Your World Discovered are on iTunes and the TuneIn app for your cell phone and tablet computer.
 
~ David Ewen

Friday, December 21, 2012

Resurrecti​on Center featured in Laugh Medicine 2

The Resurrection Center is featured in the very funny comedy film Laugh Medicine 2. Here is the link to the 15 minute movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4t9_xpxmbs&feature=youtu.be

Let me know what you think. ~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center 

Monday, December 17, 2012

News and Notes

It's been a busy month, so I thought it a good idea to keep everyone up to date.

The United States Marine Corp called me last week to thank everyone who contributed to the Toys For Tots toy drive.

A new Discipleship Class begins soon.   The twelve-week course begins Wednesday, January 16 - all are welcome.

On Wednesday at 11:30, Haabiba Whitney will be on my radio show to talk about the Discipleship class (www.BlogTalkRadio.com/ResCentSpring)

Wednesday meetings are now at 1597 Allen Street in Springfield starting at 6:45PM

On Friday, December 21, come to the meeting.  Maria and  I welcome you all to our house at 88 Appleton Street

Join us this Sunday at 4PM for the special - before-Christmas service.    A week later well have the before-New Years service.  

SUMMARY
WED DEC 19 @ 11:30 AM www.BlogTalkRadio.com/ResCentSpring
WED DEC 19 @ 6:45 PM - 1597 Allen Street
FRI DEC 21 @ 7:00 PM - 88 Appleton Street
SUN DEC 23 @ 4:00 PM - 1597 Allen Street

More to come ...

~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

Sunday, December 16, 2012

You know you want more. Yes you do

My goal with the Springfield Community Festival was to bring new people to the Resurrection Center to see the fun, joy, and excitement we have when praising Jesus. Mission Accomplished. There was laughter, singing, lot's of eating, and people meeting new friends. I truly enjoyed seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter and conversaton. Yes, that's the Resurrection Center that I know. It's par tof what we are all about.
Thanks to all who came to the Springfield Rescue Mission. (video links below) Also, thanks go to the Republican Newspaper who was onsite conducting interviews and taking pictures. This will be the second featured story in the Republican for this event. This 2nd article should be out on Monday morning or the Wednesday Neighborhood secton. Look for it at your newstand.
The evening started out with a moment of silence for the victims in Newtown, CT. After a beautiful recital from children of the church, we showed the feature movie. The evening closed out with a nice dinner at the church.
Here is the movie: http://youtu.be/YwdPycyoIRY
Again, thank you all who came. Please share this email with everyone you know and everyone you don't know.
You know you want more. Yes you do.
~ David Ewen

Friday, December 14, 2012

Prayers for Connecticut - Sandy Hook Elementary School - Newtown, CT

oday our thoughts are with the families affected by the tragic events Sandy Hook Elementary School located in Newtown in our neighboring state of Connecticut.   NBC News and The Associated Press are reporting 26-27 dead with at least 18 children. (numbers may change).  Connecticut Governor received a call from the President Obama.  LIVE VIDEO at http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/State-Police-Responding-to-Shooting-at-School-Police--183498401.html

I am reminded of Romans 8:26-28 "In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words. All of our thoughts are known to God. He can understand what is in the mind of the Spirit, as the Spirit prays for God’s people. We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose"

Please lift up the families in prayer affected by today's events.  ~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

Monday, December 10, 2012

Last Sunday

Hello everyone,
Before we get to the service from last Sunday, I just wanted to say thanks to all who contributed to the Toys For Tots donation. I'll be hauling all donations to the Channel 22, WWLP News studio today from 9am-10am.
Join us on Sunday, December 16 (seating at 3:30) for the Springfield Community Festival with free food, free movie, and lots of other activities. It would be so silly to miss it. Why would you? Tell friends and family.
 
The link below is the service from Sunday, December 9th.
Subscribe to our blog and follow us on twitter by going to www.ResurrectionSpringfield.org
~ David Ewen

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thank You & More Updates

Thank you to those who contributed to toy drive for the Toys For Tots campaign supporting children in need this Christmas season.  Attached is the recording of the radio show that includes the Resurrection Center participation in the program and reason for support.  (The show can also be found here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rescentspring/2012/12/05/resurrection-center-updates)   On Monday, December 10, I will be hauling the collection to the 22 News Studio for WWLP,  the major broadcaster in the Springfield, MA area.    This is part of the continued effort to promote the fastest growing church in New England.    

On Friday the Republican Newspaper called me by Saturday, the Resurrection Center was in the newspaper as host of the 3rd Springfield Community Festival.   This is the first time the event is being held at the Resurrection Center.  The article is here: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/12/springfield_communtiy_festival.html

We missed seeing some familiar faces and hope you are doing well.   We are thinking of you and hope to see you on December 16 at the Springfield Community Festival for free food, free movies, and lots of other activities.   You won't want to miss it.  Come join us and bring friends and family.    

Check out our calendar and subscribe to our blog and follow us on twitter by going to our web site: http://www.resurrectionspringfield.org/

~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

Coming in one week

Coming in one week  http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/12/springfield_communtiy_festival.html#incart_river

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December 5 Radio Show: http://tobtr.com/s/4109763

Listen to our latest radio show

December 5 Radio Show: http://tobtr.com/s/4109763

December Newsletter




How fast is the fastest growing church in New England you ask?    Well, for starters, the Resurrection Center has already been featured on television locally on ABC, FOX, CBS,  NBC, and the Republican Newspaper.   

The Resurrection Center has done a lot in the Springfield Community already.  We were seen on TV during the Riverfront clean up behind the Basketball Hall of Fame.    We donated food to the Springfield Rescue Mission.     

We toured Friends of the Homeless as a mission to understand how we can provide support in the future.    Yes, Springfield is getting to know the Resurrection Center.

Before Comcast went off the air on Channel 12, we had a regular TV show that is returning to TV in January.    The broadcast will go beyond Springfield. 

We are conducting our first annual Toys For Tots on Sunday, December 9th. Bring a new unwrapped toy for collection on Sunday December 9th.  You’ll see the collection box at 1597 Allen Street, Springfield on Sunday at 4PM

The Resurrection Center radio show returns.  EPN News is producing the nonprofit channel on Blog Talk Radio and can be heard any day and any time at www.ResurrectionSpringfield.org 

Books and albums are being produced.   Pastor Jose Martinez came out with the 2nd release of Radical: A True Life Story,  The Apostle came out with his book.   David Ewen released a true story that occurred one day in August that had a huge impact on his life.   The Resurrection Center participated in a movie that will be shown at the church service on December 16th.  You won't want to miss it.

Here is what is happening the next four Sundays at 1597 Allen Street, Springfield, MA - Bring a friend or family member.
•December 9 - Collecting Toys For Tots (new unwrapped toy)
•December 16 - Movie Night & Christmas Celebration Dinner
•December 23 - Pre-Christmas Service
•December 30 - Pre-New Year’s Celebration

Subscribe to our blog and follow us on Twitter by going to www.ResurrectionSpringfield.org
Join us every Sunday at 4:00 PM at 1597 Allen Street in Springfield for our Weekly Open House.    December 16 is our big dinner and movie night with author discussions and lots of music.   You won’t want to miss it.   

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Can You Believe It? It's Amazing!

Can you believe it? It's amazing! We have a packed December coming up. You are invited to bring guests to all of our special open house events. It would be so silly to miss them. Share this email.
We are conducting our first annual Toys For Tots on Sunday, December 9th. Bring a new unwrapped toy for collection on Sunday December 9th.
Here is what is happening the next four Sundays at 1597 Allen Street, Springfield, MA - Bring a friend or family member.
  • December 9 - Collecting Toys For Tots (new unwrapped toy)
  • December 16 - Movie Night & Christmas Celebration Dinner
  • December 23 - Pre-Christmas Service
  • December 30 - Pre-New Years Celebration
We truly miss seeing everyone. It's Christmas so come and enjoy the church family fun.
  • Learn more at our web site: http://www.resurrectionspringfield.org/
  • Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/ResCentSpring
  • Subscribe to our Blog: http://ResCentSpring.BlogSpot.com
  • Calendar on Web Site: http://www.resurrectionspringfield.org/
  • Dress For Success: http://kelvinprojects.spreadshirt.com/
  • Call or text us any time: (413) 342-0354
  • Forward this email to share with others. ~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

    What Happened?

    So what did the Pastors and Apostle do this past Friday night ?? Well, I wonder what they are up to ! Take a look in this two part special edition.
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Join us today at our Open House today at 4:00 pm at 1597 Allen Street, Springfield.
  • Learn more at our web site: http://www.resurrectionspringfield.org/
  • Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/ResCentSpring
  • Subscribe to our Blog: http://ResCentSpring.BlogSpot.com
  • Calendar on Web Site: http://www.resurrectionspringfield.org/
  • Dress For Success: http://kelvinprojects.spreadshirt.com/
  • Call or text us any time: (413) 342-0354
  • Forward this email to share with others.
    ~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

    Monday, November 26, 2012

    God at the Resurrection Center

    God bless everyone,

    God was at the Resurrection Center on Sunday.  You could feel His presence.    If you want to watch what you felt, here is the link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhltfVoBsGU&feature=share&list=UUlE9qTzWhshyp3BszUU5GZQ

    Apostle Enrique Narvaez released his book " Cuando Dios Te Llama".  Here is a short video. 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gibGQkYEbIQ&list=UUlE9qTzWhshyp3BszUU5GZQ&index=2&feature=plcp

    "Radical: A True Life Story" by Pastor Jose Martinez is also available  http://josemartinez.webs.com/

    "Miracle Highway To Heaven" is available  http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Highway-Heaven-With-Jesus/dp/1479203130/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353955100&sr=8-1&keywords=Miracle+Highway+to+Heaven+With+Jesus

    ~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

    Apostle Enrique Narvaez today at 4:00

    Join us today, Sunday, November 25 at 4:00 to meet our special guest Apostle Enrique Narvaez who will share the Word along with his wife Pastor Lourdes Narvaez.  You can find the Resurrection Center at 1597 Allen Street, Springfield, MA 01108 and don't forget to bring friends and family.

    Here's what you can expect in the coming weeks at the Resurrection Center.
    <> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r102Q-fFdo0&feature=youtu.be

    Don't forget to subscribe to our blog or follow us on twitter.
    <> Blog =  http://ResCentSpring.BlogSpot.com
    <> Twitter = http://Twitter.com/ResCentSpring

    It's easy to reach the Resurrection Center
    <> Web = http://www.ResurrectionSpringfield.org
    <> Email = ResCentSpring@gmail.com
    <> Phone = (413) 342-0354



    ~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

    Saturday, November 24, 2012

    Welcome Back !

    Welcome back from a good Thanksgiving celebration. Do you want more excitement and celebration?   Of course you do !
    Join us Sunday at 4PM for a powerful message. Don't miss the message to give you answers and inspiration. We are at 1597 Allen Street, Springfield.
    The picture attached is Maria and I delivering the food donation from the Resurrection Center. I picked up a Turkey before going over to the Springfield Rescue Mission. Later that day, we visited the Friends of The Homeless to represent the Resurrection Center.
    The Apostle's latest book is available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon. See link.
    Subsribe to our blog and follow us on Twitter to get all the news from the Resurrection Center.http://www.resurrectionspringfield.org/
    ~ David Ewen

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    Happy Thanksgiving

    From the Resurrection Center to your peaceful home with family and friends ...

    All of us wish you to enjoy the warm feeling of family and friends this Thanksgiving.   All of us have a lot to be thankful for.  As said in 1st Corinthians 16:34  "Give thanks to the Lord because he is good.    His faithful love will last forever" and hopefully my translation is correct "Den gracias al SeƱor, porque El es bueno; Porque para siempre es Su misericordia.
    "

    God bless you ~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

    Monday, November 19, 2012

    Did You Miss It? It Happened on Sunday, November 18


    God bless you.  On November 18, 2012, the Resurrection Center had a special Open House event.    Apostle Enrique Narvaez and his wife Pastor Lourdes Cabrerara Narvaez came to Springfield, Massachusetts to visit the Resurrection Center. Sit down to watch this video so that you can pay close attention to the message from both videos.  After watching forward this email to others.

    (1) Pastor Lourdes Cabrerara Narvaez at Resurrection Center - Nov 18, 2012

    (2) Apostle Enrique Narvaez at Resurrection Center - November 18, 2012

    Do you want to learn more about the Resurrection Center? 
       

    ~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

    Jessica shares love and feels at home.

    After tonight's miracle of service, some people left the church changed.   Jessica Sanchez asked that this message be shared with everyone.

    " I would like to say that I love all of you..I feel at home when I'm around you all! I'm so happy I have a new family..and incredible pastors..this is where we belong goodnight! GOD bless you all! "

    Do you have a message to share with everyone?  Let us know and we'll send it along.  

    Don't forget to subscribe to our blog and follow us on Twitter by going to our web site www.ResurrectionSpringfield.org.

    Feel free to share our messages with anyone and invite them to come next Sunday at 4.

    ~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

    Huge Open House Event With Special Guests and Lots of Food

    Today at 4PM there will be a huge open house event with special guests and lots of food. If you are looking for a positive exciting change to your life and improvement in everything you do, you will want to come. Don't miss this exciting opportunity. Ignore distractoins and make plans to come. Invite all your family and friends. Come to the Resurrection Center at 1597 Allen Street in Springfield, MA. Click Here for directions.
    Check out our blog, see updates on our calendar, photos, videos, and follow us on Twitter by going to our web site www.ResurrectionSpringfield.org
    ~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center

    Friday, November 16, 2012

    Mission Accomplished - We Are Blessed

    May God continue to bless the Resurrection Center.     The power and strength of emotion from the blessings received today is exhausting.   I start by saying "Mission accomplished".  

    To everyone who contributed to the Food Drive, the Springfield Rescue Mission give true honest thanks to the entire Resurrection Center.  Because of your way of thinking of others, many in need will have the same warm Thanksgiving dinner like you.   The boxes of food were hauled on schedule to the Springfield Rescue Mission on Bliss Street at 3PM and were received with Joy.  It was awesome to see the smiles.  My wife Maria and I toured the dining area and the kitchen area where all the food is prepared.    We got to see the preparation for the big day and talked with many of the volunteers.   We were so excited to be there.     So many volunteers of the Springfield Rescue Mission have put in their own personal time.  They demonstrated the appreciation of the Resurrection Center's contribution that makes their time worth while.    They see the good in Springfield.

    But that was later in the day ...  So much happened earlier today.

    In advance of the Resurrection Center's effort this January to support the needs of the homeless during the cold season, Maria and I represented the Resurrection Center as we participated in an hour tour of Friends of The Homeless on Worthington Street.   We arrived at noon and were met by Kathy Tobin, formally of WGGB, ABC 40 News,  and now the director of program development at the facility.   She gave us a tour of the 24x7 homeless support and recovery facility that opened 2 years ago.   We were exposed to a team of people who strive to restore dignity to anyone who walks through their doors.     I had the opportunity to speak with a member of the board of directors overseeing the tour.    Maria and I almost cried many times.   Yes, it was truly a very intense emotional experience.    We were among homeless in the dining area and the common area outside.   Many had smiles as hope and dignity were being restored.    We saw the restoration happening in front of us before our very eyes.     Although much success has been received, they ask for our help with donations and volunteerism.  Their hands are open and reaching out to us.   Today,  Maria and I served as sort of a an exploratory team bringing back tissues for the tears in our eyes asking for support this Winter as the Friends of the Homeless on Worthington Street thank us in advance for our help.

    But that wasn't the very first start of the day.   This morning, I made breakfast for my wife Maria.  It was suppose to be normal day.    I didn't know what today would be like.  It started almost like a normal day, but it wasn't to be.    I told someone today that my uncle once told me to listen to the whispers from God.    I heard those whispers.    When the Lord says "Thank you", it feels so good, yet I am unable to explain the power of what is felt.    The feeling is in your heart and your mind becomes more aware of what is truly real.  This is the true feeling of a blessing.

    As I sit and write this email, tears of joy and amazement stream down my eyes as a I find a tissue.   We are so blessed to do so much good for the need of others.  

    The day is almost over and I'll be attending church this evening.   Someone will ask me ... "How was your day?".  -- While thinking of the answer, I will look back at the Miracles God has shown me today and feel the warmth of Love.  --   What happened today is far beyond normal understanding - but I will answer the person -- ... "It was a good day".   

    And so on a day, the week before Thanksgiving  .... with this I say ... Mission Accomplished.

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    ~ David Ewen, Resurrection Center


     

    Blessings For Springfield at Sunday's Open House

    Join us at our special event "Blessings For Springfield" this Sunday at 4PM.   On Sunday we have special guests to welcome and lots and lots of food.   You won't want to miss out.  Remember, it's this  Sunday at 4PM at 1597 Allen Street, Springfield, MA.    Come with an appetite and enjoy!    Get to know us more by looking at our updated web site http://www.ResurrectionSpringfield.org

    The Resurrection Center is teamed with volunteers supporting all kinds of events.   Here is a quick peak into the future for November, December, and next year (2013):
    • November: Food Drive - working with Springfield Rescue Mission
    • December: Toys-4-Tots - working with Springfield Police & State Police
    • January:    Care Package Donation for the Friends of the Homeless Springfield
    • February:  Be Loved & Saved - working with Yellow Cab & Bars
    • March:     Support Red Cross of Pioneer Valley w/blood drive, volunteer, donation
    • April:      Springfield Community Festival / Food donation for Easter (Springfield Rescue Mission)
    • May:       Spiritual Retreat in Berkshires (You will be blessed)
    • June:     Children Summer Safety with Springfield City Hall
    • July:      Celebrating America's Independence
    • August:  Helping Children & Families Get Ready For School
    • September:  Annual "September To Remember" - Riverfront Cleanup
    • October: Springfield Community Festival
    • November: Food Drive - working with Springfield Rescue Mission
    • December: Toys-4-Tots - working with Springfield Police & State Police
    It won't stop there.   We will be doing so many more activities.   Participate, volunteer, and join in.   You'll be glad you did.   

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    There is so much going on, my head is spinning ~ David Ewen, Resurrection Springfield