The Ecclesia Story
Service Times: 4:30pm, Sundays
Location: Northview Community Centre
Imagine, if you will, your heartbeat.
Our hearts are amazing things. These powerful muscles that we depend on completely for us to have life. That steady pulse that allows us to live and work and play. The very heart that is pumping life in your body right now - that’s what God is calling us to be at Ecclesia.
The heart is the muscle that gives life to all parts of our body. It’s the place where our very lifeblood is gathered and sent. In the heart, the cells that give us life are gathered - at least for a moment. And there they receive oxygen and are renewed and refreshed and made useful again.
And then the heart contracts. It beats. When the heart has the most power and puts out the most energy - that’s when it beats. It sends out those life-giving cells - after their moment of rest and refreshment and renewal - to go out throughout the whole body, to the head and the toes and the fingers and everywhere in between. Bringing life.
This is the image that resonates within us at Ecclesia. We want our community of faith to be a living, beating thing, bringing life into all parts of our neighbourhood - all the way from head to toe and everything in between. We long to live into that regular rhythm of Life, with a capital L - coming together to be re-oxygenated with the hope of the Gospel. Each week, we gather and worship and glorify our Creator, to be reenergized and renewed and empowered to live our salvation. And then, each week, we see the power and energy of that sending heart beat. We orient our lives so that we can be a church that sends each of us out into all the arteries and vessels and capillaries of North Oshawa. To all the places we live, work, and play - to go out and share the Life that we experience when we gather, and to invite others to experience that Life with Christ, too. To bring Life and life abundantly into all our spheres of influence, embodying our hope right where we are - living into our heartbeat rhythm.