The Eve Before Christmas Eve

Our tradition at SECF is to have our Christmas celebration on December 23rd with a candlelight carol service.  It’s become the highlight of our church calendar with many first-time visitors attending.  Along with some great Christmas baking, great Christmas carolling and great Christmas atmosphere, a clear gospel message is presented each year to many who rarely attend church the rest …

It’s the End of the World! … And I Feel Fine …

The place: Şirinçe.  60,000 people were expected to descend upon this little village in the mountains close to us in Ephesus.  Why?  Some people influenced by predictions of the end of the world and the Mayan calendar were convinced that the positive energy of Şirinçe would save it on the final day when the world would end.  Hoards were expected. …