February 3, 2023

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

Buck Combs will be sharing the difference Christ has made in his life. All men are invited for food and fellowship. Bring a friend or family member.

Special Night of Worship

Sunday, February 5 at 6:30pm. Prayer & Anointing Service

ECC Women’s and Girls’ Retreat

  • February 17-19
  • For ages 7th grade – adult
  • Walnuts Ridge Retreat Center – Morgantown, IN
  • Cost: $120

A time of renewal, rest, and relationship.  The theme for the weekend is Identity in Christ. The content of the weekend will be effective for all of these ages and will create an environment where we can “pass on a spiritual heritage.”  We encourage grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and daughters to attend together. We see this as an opportunity to join in with our goal to be Everyday Disciple-Makers.

More information visit: https://eatoncommunitychurch.org/women-and-girls-spring-retreat

WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ SPRING RETREAT

By 2026, our church will follow a pattern of spiritual formation in one another that brings hope to broken lives where individuals and families pass on a spiritual heritage.

ecc vISION

The vision of ECC is designed by both our past (the qualities and gifts God has used to shape this local church), and looks toward our future as we build, create and find unique ways to continue what God has already started in our local church ministry. One way this vision is playing out is taking place on February 17-19th in the form of a Women’s and Girls’ Spring Retreat.

WHAT IS THIS RETREAT?

This weekend will be a time of renewal, rest, and relationship. The theme for the weekend is Identity in Christ, and we’ll be looking in depth at what (or who) is shaping us, and asking the question, “Who should be shaping us?” Through interactions that cross generations, we’ll be able to build into each other’s lives and learn from each other at a very basic level what it means to find ourselves in Christ.

WHO IS IT FOR?

This retreat is for any female in 7th grade through adult. The content of the weekend will be effective for all of these ages, and will create an environment where we can “pass on a spiritual heritage”. We encourage Grandmothers, mothers, sisters and daughters to attend together. 

WHY ARE WE DOING IT?

As stated above, two aspects of our vision “follow a pattern of spiritual formation” and “pass on a spiritual heritage” led us to the opportunity we’re presenting all women at ECC with this weekend. Couple that with our theme for the year: Everyday Disciple Makers, and it’s easy to see what we’re trying to accomplish this weekend. We want to see women of all ages, sharing life together while they’re sharing Christ together. We want to create atmospheres where we can share our stories of what God has done and is doing in our lives. And what better place to do it than in the beautiful setting of Brown County, Indiana!

WHAT ARE THE DETAILS?

DATES: February 17-19
We will be leaving in waves (depending on work schedules) from ECC on Friday. And arriving back at ECC on Sunday around 3pm.

COST: $120 covers food and lodging and a long-sleeve t-shirt
There will be 2 meals (one on the way down and one on the travel back) you’ll need to pay for – suggested $20

LOCATION: Walnut Ridge Retreat Center, Morgantown, IN.

AGES: 7th Grade-Adult

More information visit: https://eatoncommunitychurch.org/women-and-girls-spring-retreat

And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at the church office.

REGISTER HERE

January 20, 2023

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18-20

Sunday, January 22nd, 8:45am to 9:45am in Rm 101

Read the book of Ruth and we will discuss together. We can’t wait to see you! If you’re running behind, come anyway! Breakfast and childcare provided.

Membership Class

In a low-commitment culture, there is something powerful about making a commitment to Christ and His people by belonging to a local church. A deeply rooted community of believers who are on-mission together is something we want FOR YOU and it exists beyond our four walls on Sunday morning. We believe church is not a building…but a family. And you’re invited.

This class will be held on Sundays, January 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 11:30am – 2pm and will include lunch each week. If needed, childcare is provided. Please contact Dee, dee.carver@eatoncommunitychurch.org to register or for more information.

2022 Giving Statements were mailed and emailed this week to all those with offering numbers.

January 13, 2023

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18-20

Membership Class

In a low-commitment culture, there is something powerful about making a commitment to Christ and His people by belonging to a local church. A deeply rooted community of believers who are on-mission together is something we want FOR YOU and it exists beyond our four walls on Sunday morning. We believe church is not a building…but a family. And you’re invited.

This class will be held on Sunday’s, January 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 11:30am – 2pm and will include lunch each week. If needed, childcare is provided. Please contact Dee, dee.carver@eatoncommunitychurch.org to register or for more information.

Etch Winter 2023 Classes

Classes and start dates:

  • Beyond Sunday – No registration required
  • The Problems, Perils & Pitfalls of Peter Pan Christianity – Jan 25
  • Women’s Study: All Things New – Jan 25
  • To register or go to our website, eatoncommunitychurch.org.

Sunday, January 22nd, 8:45am to 9:45am in Rm 101

Breakfast and childcare provided.

Read the book of Ruth and we will discuss together. We can’t wait to see you! If you’re running behind, come anyway!

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.

January 6, 2023

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am      with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18-20

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

Rick Springer will share his testimony. All men are invited for food and fellowship. Bring a friend or family member.

Etch Winter 2023 Classes

Classes and start dates:

  • Etch Knights Club – Jan 11
  • Beyond Sunday – Jan 11
  • Going Public with Your Faith – Jan 11
  • The Problems, Perils & Pitfalls of Peter Pan Christianity – Jan 25
  • Women’s Study: All Things New – Jan 25
  • To register or go to our website, eatoncommunitychurch.org.

Weather Closing Information

If Sunday services or Etch is cancelled, notification will be made by:

  • Text
  • LifeShare
  • TV Channel 7-WHIO

Ministry specific events or meetings will be decided by the chairperson or leader. Notice of cancellation of any events other than Sunday morning or Etch will be by Text or LifeShare.   

December 30, 2022

Etch Winter 2023 Classes

Classes and start dates:

  • Etch Knights Club –  Jan 11
  • Beyond Sunday – Jan 11
  • Going Public with Your Faith – Jan 11
  • The Problems, Perils & Pitfalls of Peter Pan Christianity –  Jan 25
  • Women’s Study: All Things New – Jan 25
  • To register or go to our website, eatoncommunitychurch.org.

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

Rick Springer will share his testimony. All men are invited for food and fellowship and are encouraged to bring a friend or family member.

December 24, 2022

The Christmas Eve service planned for this evening has been canceled due to road conditions and low temperatures.

December 23, 2022

New Worship Format

The Elders and Pastor Dan have made a decision on the proposal presented in November. We will move forward with this new format of one Sunday Morning Worship Gathering at 10am, beginning January 1, 2023. This decision was made with much prayer and discussion as well as input from our church body. We believe coming together as one body and worshiping in unity and faith will strengthen us to carry out our mission to Share Life and Share Christ.

End of the Year Gifts to the Church

Please have all end-of-the-year gifts to the church by Sunday, Dec 25 (or SimpleGive by Tuesday, Dec 27) or to the Church office by Wednesday, Dec 28 to be included on your 2022 Giving Statement. Thank you for your generous living!

Etch Winter 2023 Classes

Classes and start dates:

  • Etch Knights Club –  Jan 11
  • Beyond Sunday – Jan 11
  • Going Public with Your Faith – Jan 25
  • The Problems, Perils & Pitfalls of Peter Pan Christianity –  Jan 25
  • Women’s Study: All Things New – Jan 25 
  • To register or go to our website, eatoncommunitychurch.org.

December 16, 2022

Mission & Outreach’s Birthright Christmas Project

1 Samuel 1:27 records Hannah’s request to the Lord…“For This Child I Have Prayed…”

This Christmas season, join us in celebrating LIFE and honoring the Giver of Life by visiting “Hannah’s Tree” in the Resource Center.

To support Birthright,  you can:

  • Select a tag from the tree and purchase the specific item listed.
  • Pick up a Baby Theme Bag for multiple items needed to complete Baby Layettes. The layettes will be distributed by Birthright.
  • Give $ in monetary envelopes. Please do not give through the ECC offering.

Your support is greatly appreciated by Birthright as they encourage life in our community.

End of the Year Gifts to the Church

Please have all end-of-the-year gifts to the church by Sunday, Dec 25 (or SimpleGive by Tuesday, Dec 27) or to the Church office by Wednesday, Dec 28 to be included on your 2022 Giving Statement. Thank you for your generous living!

New Worship Format

The Elders and Pastor Dan have made a decision on the proposal presented in November. We will move forward with this new format of one Sunday Morning Worship Gathering at 10am, beginning January 1, 2023. This decision was made with much prayer and discussion as well as input from our church body. We believe coming together as one body and worshiping in unity and faith will strengthen us to carry out our mission to Share Life and Share Christ.

December 9, 2022

New Worship Format

The Elders and Pastor Dan have made a decision on the proposal presented in November. We will move forward with this new format of one Sunday Morning Worship Gathering at 10am, beginning January 1, 2023. This decision was made with much prayer and discussion as well as input from our church body. We believe coming together as one body and worshiping in unity and faith will strengthen us to carry out our mission to Share Life and Share Christ.

Paul in Ephesians address the church about God’s purposes. He says in chapter 4 verses 1 thru 6: “1) As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2) Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3) Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4) There is one body and one Spirit- just as you were called to one hope when you were called- 5) one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6) one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

This is the desire of your leadership. Thank you all for your help in making this decision. If you have questions, please feel free to speak to one of the elders or pastors.

Mission & Outreach’s Birthright Christmas Project

1 Samuel 1:27 records Hannah’s request to the Lord… “For This Child I Have Prayed…”

This Christmas season, join us in celebrating LIFE and honoring the Giver of Life by visiting “Hannah’s Tree” in the Resource Center.

To support Birthright,  you can:

  • Select a tag from the tree and purchase the specific item listed.
  • Pick up a Baby Theme Bag for multiple items needed to complete Baby Layettes. The layettes will be distributed by Birthright.
  • Give $ in monetary envelopes. Please do not give through the ECC offering.

Your support is greatly appreciated by Birthright as they encourage life in our community.