May 13, 2022

Property Team Spring Clean-up Work Day

Saturday, May 14th, 9am – Noon

Help needed to clean-up the current mulch, install new church signs and replace damaged ceiling tiles. Lunch provided.

Calling all ladies, 7th grade and up, to the first quarterly Sisters Gathering! Please register by May 19th.

Summer Spiritual Spectacular

June 20-24, 2022

An exciting week for kids AND grown-ups. It’s similar to a VBS but there’s some special things that aren’t your “usual” VBS. It’s where adults come to have fun too. During that week, we make new friends, laugh, eat lots of goodies, and get to know each other better. What better way to experience BEING the Body of Christ! If you would like to be a part of making this week happen, contact Miss Coleen for more information or see the flyer in the bulletin this Sunday.

Our year-long focus is a collective journey of what it means to follow Jesus, be changed by Jesus, and be committed to the mission of Jesus every day. (Matthew 4:19) Throughout this year we will tell stories, share testimonies, engage in conversations, and participate in biblical teaching to learn and live in greater ways as disciples of Jesus. We seek to be disciples of Jesus in every place, every relationship and in every circumstance in our everyday lives. It is how we will carry out or mission to “Share Life and Share Christ”. 

Matthew 4:19 (NIV84) – “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”

May 6, 2022

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

Dale Sink will share how Christ has impacted his life. All men are welcome. Invite a friend or family member.

Fabric Needed

Do you have unused fabric around the house? Sisters Ministry would love to put it to good use! We will be creating drawstring bags to be filled with personal hygiene items for the Preble County Domestic Violence Women’s Shelter. You may drop your donation in the designated box in the Gathering Area or contact Jennifer Sinks at (937)467-1185 for pick up.

One Service Schedule

· June 5

· July 3

· August 7

· August 14

· August 21 (Church Picnic)

· August 28

· September 4

One Service Sundays are at 10am.

Pastor Dan’s Sabbatical Dates

Monday, May 16 – Saturday, August 6

April 29, 2022

Conversation with Elders

Sunday, May 1st at 6pm in the Gathering Area

Some of the topics include:

  • 1st Quarter Financial update
  • By-laws revision update
  • Pastor Dan’s Sabbatical

Summer Spiritual Spectacular Orientation

Monday, May 2 from 6-8pm in Rm 101

Find out the details and information for serving at SSS. If you are serving Onsite during SSS, be at this orientation or Wednesday, June 1. Contact Coleen if you have questions.

Property Team Spring Clean-up Work Day

Saturday, May 14th, 9am – Noon

Help needed to clean-up the current mulch, install new church signs and replace damaged ceiling tiles. Lunch provided. Sign-up at the Kiosk on Sunday.

April 22, 2022

Mission & Outreach 2nd Quarter Project

Ukraine Relief

Donations will be sent to Romanian organizations to help Urkrainian refugees. You may give on Sunday morning by listing “Ukraine” on your envelope or online by checking “Ukraine Relief” on Simple-Give.

IF: Table

Thursday, April 28th, 6pm at Carla Clark’s house

2675 New Market Banta Rd., West Alexandria

IF:Table strives to build friendships and community. We’ll gather for snacks, break into table groups, and use conversation cards to facilitate discussion.

Summer Spiritual Spectacular Orientation

Monday, May 2 from 6-8pm in Rm 101

Find out the details and information for serving at SSS. If you are serving Onsite during SSS, be at this orientation or Wednesday, June 1. Contact Coleen if you have questions.

April 15, 2022

Good Friday Service

April 15th at 7pm

We will commemorate the Crucifixion of Jesus as we reflect on His seven last sayings from the cross.

Getting to Know ECC

Sunday, April 24th at Noon in the Gathering Area

A short gathering and lunch for those new to ECC and interested in learning more about our church. 

RSVP by Sunday, April 17 to Dee, Dee.carver@eatoncommunitychurch.org or 937-456-5507.

CPR Training

Saturday, April 30th, 10am-Noon in the Great Room

Training is open to all. There is no fee unless you want certification. The certification test is immediately following the training. Cost is $17. Stop by the Kiosk for info and to register.

Last day to resister is April 24th.

Sisters Gathering

Saturday, May 21st from 9:30am – 12:30pm in the Gathering Area

All Women and Youth Girls are invited. Registration link coming soon.

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.

Summer Spiritual Spectacular

June 20-24, 2022

Maybe you remember it…singing songs, gobbling up yummy snacks, contests, games and so much more.  Vacation Bible School has been part of life for many children growing up and maybe it was part of yours too!  Researchers tell us that many kids who give their lives to Christ do so in a Vacation Bible School or Christian Camp experience.  What we love about it is that every part of the experience is designed not just for unsaved kids, but to take kids who already know Jesus to new heights in their walk with Him!

Here at ECC, we call it the SUMMER SPIRITUAL SPECTACULAR and it’s one exciting week for kids AND grown-ups.  It’s similar to a VBS but there’s some special things that aren’t your “usual” VBS.   It’s actually where adults come to have fun.  During that week, we let our hair down, make new friends, laugh, eat lots of goodies, and get to know each other better.   What better way to experience BEING the Body of Christ!

                So if you are not yet a part of things, here’s a few unique ways to be involved. 

  • Be an actor in a mini-skit (some non-speaking, some speaking)
  • Be an EXTRA in the movie! (Friday evening, April 29, banquet scene)
  • Be a drummer in the BAND
  • Teach sword techniques to kids
  • Be the “MYSTERY SNEAK” (adults only)
  • Help plan ancient Rome decorations
  • Teach Drums/Percussion to kids

There are other ways – some of the “normal” ones you might think about.  But consider jumping in – be a part of making a difference! 

Contact Miss Coleen, misscoleen@eatoncommunitychurch.org for more information or to volunteer.

June 13 – 17 – Decoration and Set Up Week

April 8, 2022

Holy Week Worship

Beginning with Palm Sunday, April 10th, we will remember and commemorate the final days, events, and words of Jesus leading up to his death and resurrection.

Palm Sunday – April 10th at 8:45am and 10:45am

We will remember the procession of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey.

Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) – April 14th at 6:30pm

This time of worship observes the acts of Jesus and the disciples in the Upper Room. We will worship through a meal commemorating the Last Supper, follow the example of Jesus through foot washing, and remember Jesus’ sacrifice by taking communion.

Good Friday – April 15th at 7pm

We will commemorate the Crucifixion of Jesus as we reflect on His seven last sayings from the cross.

Easter Sunday – April 17th at 8:45am and 10:45am

Celebration of Jesus Christ our risen Savior.

Getting to Know ECC

Sunday, April 24th, Noon in the Gathering Area

A short gathering and lunch for those new to ECC and interested in learning more about our church. RSVP by Sunday, April 17th to Dee, dee.carver@eatoncommunitychurch.org or 937-456-5507.

Mission & Outreach 2nd Quarter Project

Ukraine Relief

Donations will be sent to Romanian organizations to help Urkrainian refugees. You may give on Sunday morning by listing “Ukraine” on your envelope or online by checking “Ukraine Relief” on Simple-Give.

We will not meet for ETCH Wednesday, April 13th.

April 1, 2022

Saturday, April 2nd, 8-9am in Rm 101. Doors open at 7:30am.

Elder Jim Betar will be sharing how God’s mercy has been poured out on his life. All men are welcome. Bring a family member or friend.

Membership Meeting

Sunday, April 3rd immediately following the 10am Service

The purpose of the Membership Meeting is to approve the Elders’ recommended changes to selected terminology to ECC’s By-laws for the purpose of 501c3 tax exemption.

Membership Meetings are open to the entire congregation. Members are eligible to vote.

Holy Week Worship

Beginning with Palm Sunday, April 10th, we will remember and commemorate the final days, events, and words of Jesus leading up to his death and resurrection.

Palm Sunday – April 10th at 8:45am and 10:45am

We will remember the procession of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey.

Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) – April 14th at 6:30pm

This time of worship observes the acts of Jesus and the disciples in the Upper Room. We will worship through a meal commemorating the Last Supper, follow the example of Jesus through foot washing, and remember Jesus’ sacrifice by taking communion.

Good Friday – April 15th at 7pm

We will commemorate the Crucifixion of Jesus as we reflect on His seven last sayings from the cross.

Easter Sunday – April 17th at 8:45am and 10:45am

Celebration of Jesus Christ our risen Savior.

March 25, 2022

Mission & Outreach 1st Quarter Project

Eternal Family Tanzania

The goal is to raise $30,000 to purchase a tractor and plow.

Mission & Outreach is challenging us to raise $30,000 by Sunday, March 27th through monetary donations by listing “Eternal Families – Farm” on our giving envelopes on Sunday morning, or give online and check  the box “Eternal Families Farm” on Simple-Give.

Donations of metal given to Junk for Jesus will also fund the project.

$18,615.00 has been given as of Sunday, March 20th.

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, April 2, 8-9am in Rm 101. Doors open at 7:30am

Elder Jim Betar will be sharing how God’s mercy has been poured out on his life. All men are welcome. Bring a family member or friend.

March 18, 2022

ECC Students

are looking for work opportunities to earn money towards the upcoming Challenge Conference in July. Contact Pastor Josh or Becky Duncan for information.

Mission & Outreach 1st Quarter Project

Eternal Families Tanzania Farm

The goal is to raise $30,000 to purchase a tractor and plow. EFT has 68 acres and will grow crops and   vegetables to feed the 112 children in the orphanage, plus provide opportunities for the community to raise food as well.  Mission & Outreach is challenging us to raise the $30,000 by March 27th through monetary donations by listing “Eternal Families – Farm” on our giving envelopes on Sunday morning, or giving online and checking the box “Eternal Families Farm” on SimpleGive. Donations of unwanted metal given to Junk for Jesus will also fund the project. Stop by the Kiosk for more information.

$9,080.00 has been collected as of Sunday, March 13th.

Wednesday, March 23rd

A time for all generations to enjoy a meal and learn together.

  • Dinner served from 5:30-6:16pm
  • Classes begin at 6:30pm
  • Meal cost: suggested donation of $3

March 23 Menu: Taco Bar, salad bar; Kids choice: Hot dog

We are offering 2 electives for Spring.

“Beyond Sunday” or “Parenting.”  No registration required.

Mark Your Calendar

Holy Week Services

April 14 – Maundy Thursday, 6:30pm

April 15 – Good Friday, 7pm

April 17 – Easter, 8:45am & 10:45am