Midweek Update May 5, 2021

Pastor Josh shares from Galatians 5:13-14. Topics: Freedom, Serving, 2nd Saturday, and Etch.

Galatians 5:13-14
13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

NIV

For more information about 2nd Saturday and other opportunities to serve at ECC, please check out our website.

April 30, 2021

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, May 1st in Room 101

Doors open at 7:30am. Breakfast served at 8am.

All men are invited to join us for a time of food and fellowship.

2nd Saturday

Saturday, May 8 – Meet at ECC at 8:30am

We will help a family with a home remodel project. They obtained guardianship of two children from their extended family and need additional space. Questions: Steve Simmons, j.stephen.simmons@gmail.com.

Children’s Ministry Workshop

How to Lead a Child to Christ

Thursday, May 13, 6:30pm in Rm 101

We will discuss how to know when a child is ready and other salvation related issues for children. This workshop is for parents, Children’s Ministry Teachers and volunteers. RSVP to Miss Coleen.

April 23, 2021

Baptism

Christian baptism is a clear command of Jesus for all believers (Matt 28:19), and offers an opportunity for a new believer to profess faith in Jesus publicly. To discuss baptism with a pastor or for children with  Miss Coleen, please contact the office, 937-456-5507.

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, May 1st in Room 101

Doors open at 7:30am. Breakfast served at 8am.

All men are invited to join us for a time of food and fellowship.

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.

midweek Update – 4.21.2021

Pastor Dan shares a truth about walking in faith.

April 16, 2021

Games, laughter, learning, eating, then…praying…committing…choosing Christ…part of a five-might event for kids and families – the Summer Spiritual Spectacular! On June 21-25, the whole building will be filled with activity directed to grow kids in their relationship with God.

At our last SSS, a young girl felt God tugging on her heart and she responded by giving her life to Jesus. A team of people served snacks, led games, registered kids, taught God’s Word, worked behind the scenes Sharing Life and Sharing Christ with our kids. Generations together impacting children for eternity.

Please consider joining us and be a part of this work of God. Stop by the kiosk on Sunday to ask questions, look at options, and hear about other’s experience in SSS. There are many ways to be involved and there is one that fits how God built you. It’s a great way to get to know other people around the church and have fun as we are serving our God. Come! Join what God is doing!

THANK YOU!!!

FUNDRAISING

When we decided we couldn’t do A Night in Little Italy in February, we were sad. We were sad because it’s such a fun event. It was disappointing because it’s a great night for our church community, and it’s a great way for our youth to serve our church. We were also bummed because it was a good source to help provide funds for students to go on youth events.

We knew nothing could replace ANILI, but we also knew we had to find a way to help students raise money so they could attend trips. On these trips and events our students are encouraged to grow in their relationship with Christ. They draw nearer to each other as brothers and sisters within the church. They also get experiences beyond themselves as they serve different communities around the country.

GENEROUS LIVING

Well, let me just say… when we asked for money, everyone at ECC stepped up in a real big way! Your giving through the Money Wall more than exceeded our expectations, and we’re still seeing green envelopes come in each Sunday! So far, with the support of each of you, we’ve been able to raise over $5,500!

Because of your generous living, we are able to help students attend events at lower costs. We’re able to find creative ways to engage our students in the truths of Jesus Christ. We’re also able to open doors for students who don’t have a relationship with Christ find ways to attend these events!

THANK YOU

So, on behalf of our youth group, I would like to say a big THANK YOU! You (ECC) are truly showing our students what it means to live generously and care for that which is eternal.

April 9, 2021

Spring Session Continues

Wednesday, April 14 – May 5

Dinner starts at 5:30pm and classes begin at 6:30pm

2 adult elective classes:

  • Beyond Sunday – Living What We Believe
  • Jesus and the Movies

Knights club for kids 5 years old – 6th grade continues.

You do not need to register for the adult classes. You do need to register each week on our website for the meal. Register by April 11th for the April 14th meal.

Child Dedication

The purpose of child dedication is to establish the partnership between parents and the church in passing on faith to your children. Dedicating your child to God is a commitment that can be life-changing. If you are interested in learning more, contact Miss Coleen, 937-456-5507, or misscoleen@eatoncommunitychurch.org.

Luke 3:11 – Food Pantry Donations

If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.

The Food Pantry is in need of:

· Biscuit mix (Jiffy)

· Tuna

· Canned mixed vegetables

· Canned soup (All varieties)

Please place all items in the grocery cart in the entryway. Thank you for your generous giving!

April 2, 2021

Good Friday Worship

Tonight at 7pm. Childcare provided.

Easter Worship

Sunday, April 4 at 8:45am and 10:45am

ECC Students – March was Doer Month

The youth of Eaton Community Church spent the month of March serving in different capacities in place of their normal gatherings on Sunday evenings. On March 7th, we served the church by clearing out the items underneath the stage and organizing the barn.

On March 14th, we spent the evening helping Junk for Jesus collect scrap metal to be used for building a home in Tanzania through Eternal Families. We managed to raise $1,371 for home #3!

On March 21st, we spent time making encouragement cards for families and individuals who’ve experienced difficult times in the last year.

On March 28th, we participated in a Prayer Walk at Crystal Lake. Please continue to pray for us as we find ways to serve.

Thanks to your generous giving, we raised over $5,000 through our Money Wall fundraiser. Thank you!!

Welcome to our new Worship and Technical Arts Director – Brian Duncan

We have been on a search to hire a staff member to provide leadership in worship and technical arts for over two years. for the last 6 months, we have been in conversation with Brian Duncan from our congregation to effectively fill these responsibilities. We are excited to announce that the elders have hire Brian to serve in a full-time position as Worship Arts and Technical Director beginning April 1.

Brian and his family have attended ECC for over 11 years and he has served in the Worship Arts Ministry in multiple capacities for about 10 years. For the last year, Brian has been working 10+ hours a week to assist in worship and technical arts leadership. Brian’s staff role will have 3 primary capacities – Leadership of Worship Arts, Leadership of Technical arts (including audio, livestream and video elements), and maintenance (as Rick Springer is retiring). While Brian’s role is not a pastoral role, Brian will serve as a leader and point person in these areas of ministry. He will be equipping others and coordinating teams to serve in these ministry areas as we carry out our mission of “Sharing Life, Sharing Christ.”

We are grateful for Brian’s commitment to the Lord and we welcome him onto our staff in this new adventure in ministry. There has been much time, prayer, and energy put into this decision and we are encouraged to see God working in this way. Welcome Brian!

Holy Week – March 31, 2021

Pastor Dan shares about remembering and reflecting this Holy Week.

March 26, 2021

Membership Class

Sundays, April 11 – May 2 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm and Sunday, May 16 from 12:30 – 3:30pm in Rm 101

Lunch will be provided.

This class is a time for you to learn more about ECC and God’s call upon our church. Upon completion of the class, you will have the opportunity to become a covenant member of ECC.

To register: call the office, 937-456-5507 or email, dee.carver@eatoncommunitychurch.org.

Youth Fundraiser – “Money Wall”

Sunday, March 28th is the last day for the “Money Wall”. The goal is to take at least one envelope and donate that amount to the youth group. Students are available to explain how the donations will be used. They would love to serve you in any way to help earn the money. Just ask! Thank you for your support.

Food Pantry

Current needs:

  • Oatmeal – variety packs
  • Tuna
  • Canned peas, mixed vegetables
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Toilet paper

Please place all items in the grocery cart in the entryway. Thank you for your generous giving!