October 15, 2021

ECC Membership Meeting

Sunday, October 17 at 2pm in the Great Room

Membership meetings are open to the entire congregation. Members may vote. Reports from: Pastor Dan, the Elder Board and the Finance Team. Also, voting on the 2022 Budget, Elder Board and Finance team members.

Family Worship Night

Wednesday, October 20

Meal served 5:30-6:15pm. Menu: Sub, chips, salad bar. Kids option: Hot dog, chips

Worship at 6:30pm

You are invited to join us for a special Etch Community – Family Night of Worship.

Quarterly Financial Update

Below is a Rolling 12-Month Trend Report which uses the running total of the giving and expenses for the last 12 months plus a graph.  This Trend Report and graph is presented to the congregation quarterly.

October 8, 2021

Conversation with Elders

Sunday, October 10 at 6pm in Rm 101

Some of the topics include:

· Introduction of Elder & Finance Team Candidates

· Review Proposed 2022 Budget

· Updates on other areas of ministry

· Q & A

Membership Meeting

Sunday, October 17 at 2pm in the Great Room

Membership meetings are open to the entire congregation. Members may vote. Reports from: Pastor Dan, the Elder Board and the Finance Team. Also, voting on the 2022 Budget, Elder Board and Finance team members.

Family Night of Worship

Wednesday, October 20. Dinner from 5:30-6:15pm. Worship at 6:30pm.

You are invited to join us for a special Etch Community – Family Night of Worship.

October 1, 2021

Saturday, October 2 from 8-9am. Doors open at 7:30am.

All men are invited for a time of food and fellowship. Greg Brubaker will be sharing how the Lord has impacted his life and faith.

Conversation with Elders

Sunday, October 10, 6pm in Rm 101

Some of the topics include:

· Introduction of Elder & Finance Team Candidates

· Review Proposed 2022 Budget

· Updates on other areas of ministry

· Q & A

Family Worship Night

Wednesday, October 20

Meal: 5:30-6:15pm

Worship: 6:30pm

You are invited to join us for a special Etch Community Family Night of Worship.

Membership Meeting

Sunday, October 17, 2pm in the Great Room

Membership meetings are open to the entire congregation. Members may vote. Reports from Pastor Dan, the Elder Board and the Finance Team. Also, voting on the 2022 Budget, Elder Board and Finance team members.

September 24, 2021

Covenant Membership Class

If you have been a part of the life of ECC and are ready to take the next step of commitment, we invite you    to participate in our Fall Covenant  Membership Class.

Class Schedule:

  • Sunday’s, October 3 & 31, Noon – 2pm
  • Wednesday’s, October 6, 13, 20 & 27, 6:30-8pm

Please contact Dee in the office, 937-456-5507 for more info, to register or if you need childcare.

Saturday, October 2 from 8-9am. Doors open at 7:30am.

All men are invited for a time of food and fellowship. Greg Brubaker will be sharing how the Lord has impacted his life and faith.

Men’s Golf Outing

Sunday, October 24, 1:30pm at Beechwood Golf Course

$25.00 per person

We are partnering with First Church of God and Community of Faith for this event. It’s a 3 man scramble with a member of each church on a team. Sign-up at the Kiosk or with Rudy Roth.

September 17, 2021

Mark Your Calendar

  • Men’s Breakfast – Saturday, October 2 at 8am
  • One Worship Service – Sunday, October 17 at 10am
  • Fall Membership Meeting – Sunday, October 17 at 2pm
  • Men’s Golf Outing – Sunday, October 24 at 1:30pm

Volunteers Needed

Birthright of Eaton is looking for volunteers. If you are interested, contact Cathy, 937-472-0241 or text 937-839-2474.

The Once Around Shop is also looking for volunteers. Contact Jenny, 937-456-6560.

September 10, 2021

2nd Saturday

Saturday, September 11 – Meet at ECC at 8:45am

Help with Senior home repair projects. Questions: Steve Simmons, j.stephen.simmons@gmail.com.

Some of the previous projects:

Saturday, September 4 in Rm 101 from 8-9am. Doors open at 7:30am.

All men are invited for a time of food and fellowship. Walt Locker will be sharing his story of God’s Story in his life.

The Office will be closed Monday, September 6 in Observance of Labor Day.

Covenant Membership Class

If you have been a part of the life of ECC and are ready to take the next step of commitment, we invite you to participate in our Fall Covenant Membership Class.

Class Schedule:

  • Sunday, October 3, Noon – 2pm
  • Wednesday, October 6, 6:30-8pm
  • Wednesday, October 13, 6:30-8pm
  • Wednesday, October 20, 6:30-8pm
  • Wednesday, October 27, 6:30-8pm
  • Sunday, October 31, Noon -2pm

Please contact Dee in the office, 937-456-5507 for more information or to register.

Our next One Worship Service is Sunday, September 19th at 10am. We will have LiveStream.

August 27, 2021

Etch is inter-generational. It’s a time for all ages to interact with one common purpose: Discipleship. Together, we’ll learn, discuss, and experience Christ together. It’s a weekly place for all to Share Life and Share Christ. 

Etch Community Kick-off is September 1 at 5:30pm! Join us for dinner, some fun games, a time of getting to know each other better, and learning more about ETCH Electives.

Fall Electives begin Wednesday, September 8th. Register now.

Saturday, September 4 in Rm 101 from 8-9am. Doors open at 7:30am.

All men are invited for a time of food and fellowship. Walt Locker will be sharing his story of God’s Story in his life.

Covid Update

We have 1 person from the congregation that attended worship and picnic last week that has tested positive for Covid-19 this week. They had limited contact with others on Sunday. We have no other confirmed cases and will continue to provide updates in LifeShare when needed.

Covenant Membership Class

If you have been a part of the life of ECC and are ready to take the next step of commitment, we invite you to participate in our Fall Covenant Membership Class.

Class Schedule:

  • Sunday, October 3, Noon – 2pm
  • Wednesday, October 6, 6:30-8pm
  • Wednesday, October 13, 6:30-8pm
  • Wednesday, October 20, 6:30-8pm
  • Wednesday, October 27, 6:30-8pm
  • Sunday, October 31, Noon -2pm

Please contact Dee in the office, 937-456-5507 for more information or to register.

Our next One Worship Service is Sunday, September 19th at 10am. We will have LiveStream.

August 20, 2021

Etch is inter-generational. It’s a time for all ages to interact with one common purpose: Discipleship. Together, we’ll learn, discuss, and experience Christ together. It’s a weekly place for all to Share Life and Share Christ. 

Etch Launches on September 1 at 5:30pm!

Fall Electives begin Wednesday, September 8th. Register now.

Sr Adult Banquet

Saturday, September 11th. Catered meal at 5:30pm, Great Rm.

Entertainment will be provided by our ECC family.

If you are 70 or over, contact the office, 937-456-5507, with your reservation by Noon on Mon, Aug 23.

If you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend, please let the office know.

Ecc Students: Summer Mission Tour

Over the summer, our student ministry at ECC did an untraditional version of a mission trip. Given the circumstances and challenges presented in planning longer trips, we felt it best to spread out the trip over a month. Each Thursday and Friday of July, beginning with July 8th and 9th, ECC Students traveled to a larger city in the vicinity of Eaton, OH. The result was four two-day trips to four different cities in four weeks. We called it the Summer Mission Tour. And the results were pretty amazing!

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 8-9)

Our task in Indianapolis was to work with an organization called Wheeler Mission who cares for homeless men, women and children and provide meals, shelter, healthcare and opportunities to change their life.

We began on Thursday serving at the Wheeler Mission Store and Donation Center. We separated clothes and home goods – a quick side note here: We threw more away than we saved… if you’re going to give something to a thrift store, please make sure it’s not just trash. It will save the workers a serious amount of time! – We discovered this ministry helps fund much of their ministry, as do donations. Selling one item of clothing provides one meal for a homeless person!

On Friday we were given the pleasure to serve dinner at Wheeler Mission’s Shelter for men. Following that, we held an activity time for the Men’s Residential Shelter where men are trying to get their lives back in order. There was competition, laughter, stories being shared and it was an all-around great time! If you’d like to hear some of the stories, ask a student that went on the trip – I’m sure they’d love to talk to you about it.

Cincinnati, OH (July 15-16)

One of the goals of these trips was to make each city a different type of serving experience, and Cincinnati was quite the experience! It was our privilege to work with Matthew 25: Ministries. Their whole warehouse was dedicated to taking what was useless to us and making it usable for others. Thus, on both Thursday and Friday we spent 9am-4pm (with a lunch break), pairing shoes and sorting feminine hygiene products.

Yes, you heard me correctly. One would think pairing shoes would be quite simple, because don’t all shoes come in pairs? Well, for Matthew 25: Ministries, they often receive shipments of shoes that don’t come with the other pair! And it was our job to find a shoe that matched it as close as possible, thus providing a wearable pair of shoes that are almost alike.

With the other amount of time, we sorted pallets of feminine hygiene products that were unusable in American stores, but were shipped off and later turned into diapers for 3rd world countries! Through these tedious, yet important tasks, we were able to witness how privileged we are in America, and also find God within the mundane. And as you’ll see below, youth tend to make the mundane a little less mundane.

DAYTON, OH (July 22-23)

Our third journey took us not too far down US 35 into Dayton, OH. We worked with a local church, New Hope Church, who does ministry in the Twin Towers district.

We began on Thursday by taking a tour of the whole street block owned by the church, and discovering their heart and passion for the people of their community. Following the tour, we were sent off into the streets and to houses to inviting people to a Family Game Night we were hosting (on behalf of New Hope) at a local park on Friday. Our students, with the help of adult leaders, went door to door inviting hundreds of adults and children to this event. Students were even able to have prayer with some and everywhere they went brought the presence of Jesus along with them.

On Friday, our students and leaders did a spectacular job putting on a carnival (Family Game Night) for close to one hundred people who came to the park. We were able to make connections for these families with New Hope’s pastor, while also providing a free meal (gave away over 150 hotdogs!) and games for the local children. It was quite a successful event!

LOUISVILLE, KY (July 29-30)

The last trip to Louisville, KY was led by Pastor Dan as we worked with Love City, a ministry located in the Portland district of the city. This ministry is located in the heart of one of the roughest neighborhoods in Louisville, but what they’re doing is pretty amazing!

Our students were sectioned into different groups and were able to come alongside Love City. Some helped with property cleanup, others worked in one of Love City’s-owned restaurants (money to support the ministry – and feed people), and still others served in the community garden. Students also participated in a children’s neighborhood summer camp held at Love City’s school.

THANK YOU

None of this would’ve been made possible if it wasn’t for the support of Eaton Community Church. With the amount of donations given to us, most students were able to attend these trips for free! Through your prayers, care, and money our students were able to be the hands and feet of Jesus, while also learning about different cultures and areas surrounding Eaton, OH. Thank you for partnering with us!