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

March 11, 2022

Guys’ Spring Retreat

A Men’s and Youth Ministry Event: March 18th -20th

Walnut Ridge, Brown County, IN

Cost: $100 includes food and lodging

Fellowship, food, hiking, canoeing, and much more.

Register on our website, eatoncommunitychurch.org.

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.

$6,410.00 has been collected as of Sunday, March 6th.

Parent Forum: March 16th

Meal at 5:30pm. Class at 6:30pm.

A time to speak openly about struggles of Christian parenting.  This will be a time of questions and discussion.  What are you concerned about as parents? There will be a 5-week parenting elective at ETCH beginning March 23rd as a follow-up to this forum.

Knight’s Club and a class for students will be offered during the Forum.

Meal cost: suggested donation of $3.

March 16 Menu: BBQ Chicken sandwich, baked beans, salad bar

Kids choice: Mac-n-cheese and ham, carrots/dip

March 4, 2022

Women of Worth – IF:Gathering Simulcast

WOW is excited to host IF:2022, a two day event where women all over the world gather together, get equipped, and discover the next step in their calling: to go and make disciples. The event starts Tonight at 6:45pm until around 10:30pm. We gather again Saturday from 10am – 5pm. It’s not too late to join us. Donation of $25 per person.

Saturday, March 5, 8-9am in Rm 101. Doors open at 7:30am.

Dean Weller will be sharing. All men are invited and are encouraged to bring a friend or family member.

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.

$5,085.00 has been collected as of Sunday, February 27th.

Parent Forum (ETCH)

Wednesday, March 16th

Meal at 5:30pm. Class at 6:30pm.

A time to speak openly about struggles of Christian parenting. This will be a time of questions and discussion.  What are you concerned about as parents? There will be a 5-week parenting elective at ETCH beginning March 23rd.

February 18, 2022

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.

Women of Worth

IF:Gathering 2022

WOW is excited to host IF:2022, a two day event where women all over the world gather together, get equipped, and discover the next step in their calling: to go and make disciples. The event will start Friday, March 4th at 6:45pm until around 10:30pm. We’ll return Saturday morning and spend the day together. Register on our website, eatoncommunitychurch.org.

Guys’ Spring Retreat

A Men’s and Youth Ministry Event: March 18th – 20th
  • Walnut Ridge, Brown County, IN
  • Registration begins February 20th
  • $100 includes food and lodging
  • Fellowship, food, hiking, canoeing and much more

The Church Office will be closed Friday, February 25th

February 11, 2022

Getting to Know ECC

Sunday, February 27, Noon, Gathering Area Café

A short gathering and lunch for those new to ECC and interested in learning more about our church. RSVP by Wednesday, February 23 to Joellen, joellen.driggs@eatoncommunitychurch.org or 937-456-5507.

Women of Worth

IF:Gathering Simulcast

WOW is excited to host IF:2022, a two day event where women all over the world gather together, get equipped, and discover the next step in their calling: to go and make disciples. The event will start Friday, March 4th at 6:45pm until around 10:30pm. We’ll return Saturday morning and spend the day together (9:45am – 5pm). Register on our website, eatoncommunitychurch.org.

ECC Students

No DOER Group Sunday, February 13th

Enjoy the game!

February 4, 2022

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”.

January 28, 2022

Saturday, February 5, 8-9am in Rm 101. Doors open at 7:30am.

Elder Jim Betar will share how God’s mercy has been poured out on his life. All men are invited and are encouraged to bring a friend or family member.

The Common Good (Once Around Shop)

Is looking for a part-time, 25 hour per week, Monday – Friday, employee to assist with retail and social service operations. Ideal candidates will have strong computer and interpersonal skills as well as a desire to help people in need.

Job duties include:

  • Data entry of monetary donations
  • Creating and administering content on all social media platforms
  • Assisting with community outreach and networking activities
  • Assist with Food Pantry operations
  • Assist with retail store as needed

To apply, please send a resume to The Common Good, 113 S. Cherry St. Eaton, OH 45320 or email to jmccarty@commongoodpreble.org.

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 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.