ECC Midweek Update – August 12, 2020

Contend for the Faith

Take a look at this weeks update as Pastor Dan talks about the warning and challenge from Jude 3 to contend for the faith. Click here to watch.

“Contend for The Faith” Commitment

I invite you to read the following passage of scripture and pray about how God is asking you to step out in obedience and contend for the faith that Jude speaks of in Jude 3. “I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.”

Jude 20-23 – 20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. 22 Be merciful to those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

In continued prayer and reflection, review and complete the following statements.

I commit to “contend for the faith” (Jude 3) in this season alongside others from ECC in two ways.


I will specifically be a part of “building up our faith” (Share Life) by…

  • As you pray about this step of commitment. Think about “building up our faith” as…
    • A personal commitment that strengthens the body of Christ. (Not in isolation.)
    • A sacrificial commitment that builds your devotion to Jesus Christ.
    • A disciplined commitment that stretches your faith.

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I will specifically “show mercy to others”, (Share Christ) by…

  • As you pray about this step of commitment. Think about “showing mercy to others” as…
    • A personal commitment that demonstrates your faith to others.
    • A sacrificial commitment that humbly loves others in faith.
    • A disciplined commitment that communicates the truth of God to others.

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Bring your completed sheet to our Sunday morning worship service.

August 7, 2020

2nd Saturday Ministry

DivorceCare

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. ECC is offering this 13 week class beginning Wednesday, August 26 at 6pm. If you are interested, register at the Kiosk or call the church office, 937.456.5507.

Property Team Work Nights

Monday, August 10 & 17, 6-9pm

We will be working in the storage building to install new racks and to clean out and rearrange items. Contact Steve McCloud or Dean Weller for more info.

Men’s Ministry – Trap Shooting

Sunday, August 23rd

  • 2:30pm at Middletown Sportsmen’s Club
  • Leave the church at 1:45pm
  • $12 per person for 50 clays
  • Bring your own shotgun, ammunition, safety glasses and hearing protection

Visit the kiosk Sunday for more information or to register.

Contend for the Faith

As we prepare for worship this coming Sunday, I’d like each of us to spend some time with the Lord and complete our “Contend for the Faith” commitments. I encourage you to:

I look forward to our time of worship and sharing on Sunday and an praying with you and for you.

Sharing Life and Sharing Christ,

Pastor Dan

 

 

ECC Midweek Update – August 5

Contend for the Faith

Take a look at this weeks update as Pastor Dan talks about the warning and challenge from Jude 3 to contend for the faith. Click here to watch.

http://eatoncommunitychurch.org/media/ecc-midweek-update

“Contend for The Faith” Commitment

I invite you to read the following passage of scripture and pray about how God is asking you to step out in obedience and contend for the faith that Jude speaks of in Jude 3. “I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.”

Jude 20-23 – 20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. 22 Be merciful to those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.

In continued prayer and reflection, review and complete the following statements.

I commit to “contend for the faith” (Jude 3) in this season alongside others from ECC in two ways.


I will specifically be a part of “building up our faith” (Share Life) by…

  • As you pray about this step of commitment. Think about “building up our faith” as…
    • A personal commitment that strengthens the body of Christ. (Not in isolation.)
    • A sacrificial commitment that builds your devotion to Jesus Christ.
    • A disciplined commitment that stretches your faith.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I will specifically “show mercy to others”, (Share Christ) by…

  • As you pray about this step of commitment. Think about “showing mercy to others” as…
    • A personal commitment that demonstrates your faith to others.
    • A sacrificial commitment that humbly loves others in faith.
    • A disciplined commitment that communicates the truth of God to others.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bring your completed sheet to our Sunday morning worship service.

Mask Policy at ECC

We have received questions regarding the mask policy mandated by the Ohio Department of Health. For clarification we would like to share a few things about how we will function while this order is in place. Our compliance statement reads:

In light of the Ohio Department of Health facial mask order, we are asking that all those participating in our Worship service and Sunday morning classes wear a mask upon entering the building, with the exception of children under the age of 10 and those with medical conditions that exempt them from this requirement. We also ask that you continue to allow proper social distancing. Masks will be available for any who needs one.

Therefore,

  • Any person who is unable to wear a mask because of a medical condition is still permitted to attend worship services and classes without a mask.
  • Children under the age of 10 are not required to wear a mask in the church building.
  • We are asking all other individuals to show care and respect by wearing a facial mask.
  • Social distancing is encouraged in all settings.

Thank you for understanding. We look forward to lifting this policy as soon as we are able. Please feel free to contact the church office if you have any questions.

Sharing Life, Sharing Christ,

Pastor Dan

July 31, 2020

DivorceCare

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. ECC is offering this 13 week class beginning Wednesday, August 26 at 6pm. If you are interested, register at the Kiosk starting Sunday or call the church office.

2nd Saturday Ministry

  • August 8th
  • Meet at 8:30am in the ECC parking lot
  • Help with Senior home repair projects locally for those in need
  • Questions – Keith Reese, 2ndsaturday@eatoncommunitychurch.org

Face Masks

In light of the Ohio Department of Health facial mask order, we are asking all those participating in our Worship Services and Sunday morning classes wear a mask upon entering the building, with the exception of children under 10 and those with medical conditions that exempt them from this requirement. We also ask that you continue to allow proper social distancing.  Masks are available for any who may need one.

 

ECC Midweek Update

Watch this week’s midweek video update with Miss Coleen. Click here.

July 24, 2020

Promise keepers

Men’s Ministry: Promise Keepers

All men are invited to join us for Promise Keeper’s 2020 Virtual Conference (the stadium event has been postponed until 2021). We will watch pre-recorded guest speakers and have discussion.  Lunch will be  provided. Please register at the kiosk to attend.

School Supply Drive

Once Around Shop will be providing school supplies to students in need. Donation of the following supplies would be appreciated:

  • Fiskar pointed scissor
  • Colored pencils (12 count)
  • Loose leaf paper: wide & college rule

Items can be placed in the tub outside the office. Thank you!

covid-19 upDATE: Face Masks

Dick Mitchell, ECC’s Elder Chairman, and Pastor Josh give updated information concerning Gov. Dewine’s order to wear face masks.

Watch Video

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at the church.

Midweek Update (July 22)

Pastor Josh shares about livestreaming, and ways to be creative in the church.

Watch Here

July 17, 2020

Thank you to all those who helped July 11 for 2nd Saturday!

Men’s Ministry: Promise Keepers

Saturday, Aug 1 from 10am – 1pm

All men are invited to join us for Promise Keeper’s 2020 Virtual Conference (the stadium event has been postponed until 2021). We will listen to pre-recorded guest speakers and have discussion.  Lunch will be  provided. Please register at the kiosk  to attend.

Preteen Retreat: July 24-25

  • For Kids entering Grades 6-7
  • Sunday, July 19 is the last day to register.
  • See flyer for details or contact Miss Coleen.

Youth Work Days

  • Thursday, July 23
  • Friday, July 24
  • Saturday, July 25

The goal of these days is to raise  money for Eternal Families Tanzania. Students will be weeding, washing windows, trimming hedges, painting and more. Donations are accepted for any work done.

Please consider partnering with us to give to this incredible ministry, and help us build homes for children and their parents. If you have a project, please contact Becky Duncan at the church office or through email: becky.duncan@eatoncommunitychurch.org.

Projects are first come, first serve. If our project list is full, you will also be put on a wait list and we will do our best to work you in.

School Supply Drive

Once Around Shop will be providing school supplies to students in need. Donation of the following supplies would be appreciated:

  • Fiskar pointed scissor
  • Colored pencils (12 count)
  • Loose leaf paper: wide & college rule

Items can be placed in the tub outside the office. Thank you!

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.

2nd Quarter 2020 12 month running total