6-4-17: A Pentecost Tune-Up


The church is not merely a building or a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  The church is not a social club or a school of moral training.  The church founded by Jesus Christ is the Spirit-breathed and Spirit-sustained body of Christ on the earth.  We are reminded on Pentecost that human effort alone does not keep the church afloat above the turbulent waters of indifference and death. The church remains buoyant by the presence of God’s very Spirit.  On Pentecost Sunday, we are all allowed to be a little Pentecostal, so grab your tambourine and feel free to let loose with an enthusiastic “hallelujah” or two!

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Reverend Rodrick Echols Pastor "Reverend (Rod)rick Echols is originally from Memphis, graduated from Brown University, and holds a Master of Divinity from Boston University. In his professional life, he has held development roles with several prominent institutions, including UC San Diego, Brown University, United Way, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His specialties include pastoral care, leadership development, communication, fundraising, and counseling. Reverend Rod has served in various capacities in a number of churches, including Youth Pastor, Interim Minister, and most recently Pastor of Congregational Development before joining us here at NCC! His faith is strong. He listens and communicates well. He is a quality preacher and brings a passion for social justice. He also seeks to provide space for young people to gather and connect. Rev. Rod is a young, spirited pastor who speaks from the heart."