January 21, 2022

Summer Spiritual Spectacular

Locations needed for movie filming:

  • a living room open to a kitchen
  • a basement with stone walls

Please contact Miss Coleen if you can help with either of these locations. Thank you!

Luke 3:11

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

The Food Pantry is in need of:

  • Mac & cheese
  • Soup (all kinds) – broths, creams, chunky
  • Canned meat – beef, chicken, ham, spam, tuna

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

Everyday Disciples (2022 Midground Vision) 

Our year-long focus will be a collective journey of what it means to follow Jesus (a decision of the head), be changed by Jesus (transformation of the heart) and be committed to the mission of Jesus (mobilization of the hands) every day. 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”.  

Everyday Disciples Challenge  

  • Everyday disciples take time to show thanksgiving to God for other followers of Christ and personally speak encouragement into their lives. Pray for how can you encourage a fellow believer this week? And then take the time to encourage. 
  • Need: In a time of great criticism, uncertainty, holiday let-down, winter season, other believers need encouragement. 
  • We need to be encouraging one another as fellow believers. 

ECC Students Update

DOer Groups

On January 9th, Doer Groups started back after a brief break for the holiday season. It’s been good being back together and continuing our series called The 3 Laws. DOer Groups has been spending the school year going through Paul’s letter to the Romans, and this Sunday we’ll be concluding Romans 8.

The name DOer Groups is taken from James 1:22
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”

Every Sunday night we gather at 5:30PM for a meal, then around 6PM we spend two hours learning about God’s Word and finding ways to DO it, hence the word DOer Groups. We also find time for an activity, learning through experience, and question and response time. It’s a great night for students who are in 7th-12th grades to grow in their relationship with Jesus and find what it means to follow him.

A Night in Little Italy

On Feb. 12, ECC Students will be hosting a fundraiser called A Night in Little Italy. We turn the Great Room into an Italian restaurant and provide you (and family/friends) with a meal. The meal is served from 4:30-7:30PM. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a host and then seated at table. After this, you will be given a server who will provide you with your meal, drinks, and more for the rest of the meal.

This is a great night to gather with family and friends. It’s an excellent time to see ECC Students at work serving their church. And the proceeds go directly to students to help them attend events within youth ministry. There’s many reasons to come, and we’d love to see you there!

To get a ticket, make sure to stop by the booth in the Gathering Area this Sunday. Adult tickets are $15 and child tickets are $10. Thank you for your support.

What We’ve Been Doing

On December 19th, ECC Students had a Progressive Dinner. We spent the day at three different homes, each host providing us with a portion of a meal (appetizer, salad, main course) finishing with dessert at the church. This is a great night of fellowship, getting to know different adults in the congregation, and most importantly hearing students talk about the significance of Jesus coming to the world.

January 14, 2022

Winter Electives Begin January 19

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

  • Dinner served 5:30-6:15pm
  • Meal costs: suggested donation of $3
  • Classes begin at 6:30pm
  • Register now on our website, eatoncommunitychurch.org.

Everyday Disciples (2022 Midground Vision) 

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

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) 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”.  

Come, follow me,” (following) 

  • A decision of the Head: Have you committed your life to Jesus? Have you turned your heart to follow Him?

and I will make you” (changed) 

  • Transformation of the Heart: Does your life look different? Is your heart different?

“fishers of men” (on Mission) 

  • Mobilization of the Hands: Are you making disciples?

January 7, 2022

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

Elder Kenny Rogers will be sharing how God’s story has intersected his story. All men are invited for a time of food and fellowship and are encouraged to bring a friend or family member.

Winter Electives Begin January 19

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

  • Dinner served 5:30-6:15pm
  • Meal costs: suggested donation of $3
  • Classes begin at 6:30pm

Register now on our website, eatoncommunitychurch.org or stop by the kiosk in the Gathering Area.

If you are a woman interested in being a Disciple Maker to a girl in middle/high school, please join us for an informational meeting on Saturday, Jan 15 from 9:30a to 12p. Please register HERE. Brunch will be provided. If you are unable to attend, please know that more opportunities will be made available to get involved later this year. 

2022 Midground Vision

Our year-long focus will be 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 the 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”. 
This week’s application step is to memorize Matthew 4:19 (NIV84) – “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”

December 31, 2021

Winter Electives begin January 19

Register now on our website, eatoncommunitychurch.org or stop by the kiosk in the Gathering Area.

December 24, 2021

End of the Year Gifts to the Church

Please have all end of the year gifts to the church by Sunday, December 26 (SimpleGive by Monday, December 27) to be included on your 2021 Giving Statement. Thank you for your generous living!

December 17, 2021

Christmas Caroling

Saturday, December 18th, 6-8:30pm

Everyone is invited to join us. We will go caroling and then return to the church for hot chocolate and        Christmas cookies.

End of the Year Gifts to the Church

Please have all end of the year gifts to the church by Sunday, December 26 (SimpleGive by Monday, December 27) to be included on your 2021 Giving Statement. Thank you for your generous living!

Winter Electives Begin January 19

Register now on our website.

December 10, 2021

ECC Cares – Christmas for Local Families

Our church family is gathering gifts for local families to remind them that God loves them, that He sees them and that He is ready to help.

For specific gift ideas or clothing sizes, go to our website under “SERVE” – the list is there or you can click on signupgenius button and sign up for a specific gift. There is also a flyer at the Kiosk in the Gathering Area. Please be sure to mark gifts with Family number, child’s gender and age. Gifts do not need to be wrapped.

You are also welcome to donate funds if you prefer, using SimpleGive or marking your envelope with “ECC Cares”.

All gifts are due Wednesday, December 15.

Thanks for being the hands and feet of Jesus to these children and families!

Kids Nativity Play

Saturday, December 11th at 7pm, ECC

The story of our Savior’s birth told through the eyes of our children. Everyone is welcome!

Christmas Caroling

Saturday, December 18th, 6-8:30pm

Everyone is invited to join us. We will go caroling and then return to the church for hot chocolate and        Christmas cookies. Sign-up at the Children’s Welcome Center or call the office, 937-456-5507.

December 3, 2021

Saturday, December 4 from 8-9am. Doors open at 7:30am.

Elder Mike Cobb will be sharing his story of coming to Christ and how that has impacted his life. All men are welcome to join us for a time of food and fellowship.

ECC Cares: Gift Gathering for Local Families

A mom who lost both husband and son in the past year, two moms who are dealing with cancer, one mom living in a shelter who is trying to emerge out of a painful past – these are just a few of the people to whom we will be showing the love of Christ through the ECC Cares Project. Our church family is gathering gifts for these local families to remind them that God loves them, that He sees them and that He is ready to help.

Gifts for family # 6 are due this Sunday and gifts for all the other families are due Wednesday, December 16. For specific gift ideas or clothing sizes, go to our website under “SERVE” – the list is there or you can click on signupgenius button and sign up for a specific gift. You are also welcome to donate funds if you prefer that, using SimpleGive or marking your envelope with “ECC Cares”.

Thanks for being a part of being the hands and feet of Jesus to these children and families!

Family Christmas Caroling

Saturday, December 18 from 6-8:30pm

Open to kids, families, seniors, teens – everyone including your guests! Join us for old-fashioned Christmas Caroling where we’ll visit people to show them the love of Christ. Singing ability not necessary. Wear heavy coats and hats – we’ll be singing outside. Hop on the bus, church van or drive your own car.

We’ll return to the church afterward for cookies and hot chocolate! PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT by emailing misscoleen@eatoncommunitychurch.org or sign up at the Children’s Welcome Center.

The Church Office will be closed Wednesday, December 8th.

November 26, 2021

ECC Cares

Christmas for Local Families

As a way of expressing God’s love  to those in need, we are adopting some families to help provide gifts for their children. Information on each family is available at the Christmas Kiosk in the Gathering Area. Please bring all gifts by  Sunday, December 15.

Giving Tree gifts (red tags) need to be here no later than December 3.