June 4, 2021 – Updated

Saturday, June 4 – Doors open at 7:30am. Breakfast at 8am. Brian Duncan, ECC Director of Worship Arts, will share his faith story.

Saturday, June 12 at 10am

Join us for a time of fellowship, food and more. Register online, at the Info Desk or call Dee in the office, 937-456-5507.

Summer Spiritual Spectacular

There are ways you can help if you are unable to attend SSS:

  • Provide food for people who come straight from work. (See Carla Clark)
  • Bring ice in coolers on Tuesday (Is your name on your cooler?)
  • Pray for specific SSS needs (we have a list of specific needs we can send by email – just ask Miss Coleen for it!)

Thank you! 

Adopt An Island

The Property Team is inviting families, Life Groups and Ministry Teams to help in the care and maintenance of the parking lot islands that have mulch. If you are interested in helping with this ongoing project, call the office, 937-456-5507 or email Tami Webb, ctwebb5163@outlook.com by Friday, June 11th.

Some guidelines we’re asking you to follow:

  • Need to put down a pre-emergent like Preen for weed control prior to putting down mulch
  • Property Team will provide mulch
  • Must be kept weed free for the season
  • No perennials
  • Minimum care is to lay down mulch and keep weeded
  • Would like each island to have a homemade sign to identify who adopted the island.  Should say something like: “Adopted by the Denlinger Family” or “Adopted by the BASICS group”.

Midweek Update – JUne 2, 2021

Pastor Dan shares about entering a new season.

May 28, 2021

Summer Spiritual Spectacular

Registration

Parents can register children entering K-7th grade on our website or by picking up forms at the SSS Kiosk.

Snacks

Items Needed:

  • white powered donuts
  • pretzels (large bags)
  • plain potato chips (large bags)
  • teddy grams
  • gold fish crackers

If you would like to donate any of these items, please place them in the tub in the Gathering Area marked “SSS Snacks.” Thank you!

Like to Cook?

During SSS, many people come straight from work to serve. We try to provide food for them so they don’t spend the evening hungry. If you would be willing to provide sandwiches, salad, a casserole or some other goodies for any night or nights during June 21-25, contact Carla Clark, cjclarkcrew@gmail.com, complete this form, or sign-up at the SSS kiosk.

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, June 5, Rm 101. Doors open at 7:30am. Breakfast served at 8am.

All men are invited to this time of food and fellowship. Brian Duncan, ECC Director of Worship Arts, will be sharing his faith story.

Adopt an Island

The Property Team is inviting families, Life Groups and Ministry Teams to help in the care and maintenance of the parking lot islands that have mulch. If you are interested in helping with this ongoing project, call the office, 937-456-5507 or email Tami Webb, ctwebb5163@outlook.com by Friday, June 11th.

Some guidelines we’re asking you to follow:

  • Need to put down a pre-emergent like Preen for weed control prior to putting down mulch
  • Mulch must come from Brubaker Grain (black mulch) so all mulch matches
  • Must be kept weed free for the season
  • No perennials
  • Minimum care is to lay down mulch and keep weeded
  • Would like each island to have a homemade sign to identify who adopted the island.  Should say something like: “Adopted by the Denlinger Family” or “Adopted by the BASICS group”.

Dodgeball Tournament

Wednesday, June 9th at 6pm

ECC Students are hosting a dodgeball tournament for ages 11 and older. No prizes…other than bragging rights. It will be a fun night of energy and dodging dodgeballs.

More info and registration on our website.

May 21, 2021

Mask Policy

In assessing the current climate regarding COVID statistics and health professional recommendations, ECC elders have decided to remove any mask requirements for gatherings in our facility. Please remember that staying home when you are sick and maintaining strong hygiene habits continue to help us all stay healthy. As always, we continue to ask you to show respect and care toward each person’s choice knowing our circumstances are unique.

Dodgeball Tournament

Wednesday, June 9, 6pm

ECC Students are hosting a dodgeball tournament for ages 11 and older. No prizes…other than bragging rights, but it will be a fun night full of energy and dodging dodgeballs.

You can register as a single player to be placed on a team OR you can register as a captain for a team of 5.

More info and registration on our website.

Women’s Brunch

Saturday, June 12, 10am in Rm 101

All ladies (7th grade and older) are invited to join us for this time of connection, food and fun.

Registration is appreciated.

Midweek Update 5.19.21

This video was recorded in March, but was never posted…

Miss Coleen shares about our motivation for worship and our expectations for Sundays.

May 14, 2021

  June 21-25

The little one knelt at the altar.  “What did you come for?”, a grown-up asked her.  Her answer simple and pure – “I love Disney World more than I love Jesus!”   This child had been learning all week about putting God first in her life and now she saw that her greatest love was not Jesus, but a theme park on an earth that would pass away.  It’s not that this child would never go to Disney again or that she wouldn’t enjoy it anymore.  She would.  But it now had the right priority in her life – Jesus came first!

       At the SUMMER SPIRITUAL SPECTACULAR, we’re challenging our kids to make a decision similar to that – giving everything in our lives to God.  In a world that is focused on getting as much as we can for ourselves, we want to teach our kids to give all we have to God – to give Him our possessions, our dreams, our activities, our schedules, our friendships, our family – to give God everything.  To go “ALL IN” with God.  To SURRENDER…That’s actually what it means to be a follower of Christ.

      So where do you fit in?  It would be easy to brush this off and point to your many other activities.  But consider giving some of your time this summer to be a part of changing children’s lives – perhaps even changing a child’s eternity.  There are over 150 ways to help in SSS. It’s also a great way to get to know other people in the church and build friendships while making a difference.  Come join us in taking a “POLAR PLUNGE: GOING ALL IN WITH GOD!”.

Ladies Bible Study

Wednesday’s 10am, Rm 101

All ladies are invited to watch and study Season 2 of The Chosen with us. Contact – Linda Blough, 937-456-4934.

Graduation Sunday

Sunday, June 6, at the 10:45am Worship Celebration

High School grads have been contacted by Pastor Josh. If you have a post-high school graduate you would like recognized in the bulletin, please contact the church office by Tuesday, June 1st.

May 7, 2021

2nd Saturday

Saturday, May 8 – Meet at ECC at 8:45am. Finish at Noon.

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.

Blood Drive

Thursday, May 13, 12-6pm, ECC

Every 2 seconds, someone in the US needs blood. Be someone’s hero – Donate Blood. Schedule your appointment: 937-461-3220 or donortime.com.

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.