July 8, 2022

Upcoming Preaching Series

Everyday Disciples: New Testament Disciples begins this coming Sunday, July 10th with Pastor Martin preaching on John: The Unlikely Disciple.

Pastor Josh will be preaching Sunday, July 24th talking about the Women of Acts and Jim Betar will be wrapping it up on July 31st preaching on Peter. It is going to be a great series!

It was good to hear from our Elders last Sunday and the Women of ECC will be sharing on July 17th as part of the Everyday Disciples emphasis. We are excited to hear more testimonies from our people.

Men’s Ministry Trap Shoot

Sunday, July 10, 2022

  • Carpool from Church at 1:45 PM
  • Shoot starts at 2:30 PM
  • Middletown Sportsman’s Club, 6943 Michael Rd., Middletown, OH 45042, 513-422-5112
  • Bring your shotgun and ammunition
  • Cost $7.00 per round (25 targets)

Sign up at Kiosk Sunday.

WOW – IF:Table

The Women’s Ministry will be hosting an IF:Table on July 12th. IF Table strives to build friendships and community. We’ll gather for snacks, break into table groups, and use conversation cards to facilitate discussion. We are meeting at Carla Clark’s house (2675 New Market Banta Road W. Alexandria, OH 45381) at 6pm until 8pm.

Online Giving

As a reminder, there are multiple ways to give our tithes and offerings to ECC.  In addition to cash and checks in offering envelopes, we offer the convenience of online giving & app giving. SimpleGive is a safe and easy way to honor God with your tithes.  You can access Simple Give through the church website at eatoncommunitychurch.org and click on the “Give” tab at the top of the page. The SimpleGive app can be downloaded on your cell phone by searching SimpleGive in the app store (see Logo). Gifts can be set to automatically give weekly, biweekly, monthly, or a one-time gift. Funds can be directed to General Budget, Luke 3:11, Mission & Outreach, Benevolence, Building, or another special area that is listed in drop-down box. 

We believe that financial transparency builds trust and is a mark of stewardship so we want to take a moment to remind you that there is a small cost for this convenience. Please keep in mind that giving through your bank account (entering your account and routing number) allows your gift to go further, as the processing fees are lower.  

For example:

Bank Account (ACH) – for $100.00 gift, the fee is $1.39

For $1,000.00 gift, the fee is $10.39

Debit or Credit Card – for $100.00 gift, the fee is $2.89

                                    For $1,000.00 gift, the fee is $25.39

You now have the opportunity to help cover the cost of processing when you give. Please know that this is 100% optional, but we appreciate your partnership in making your gift go as far as possible to impact our mission of Sharing Life, Sharing Christ. When you schedule your giving you can choose the “Add Donation” button, then use the dropdown box and choose “Processing Fee”, and add the amount you wish to donate to cover the Processing Fees.

No matter how you choose to give today, we are so grateful for your generosity & faithfulness!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of the Finance Team members.

Finance Team Members:  Therese Betar, Audrey Burton, Nancy Deeter, Regina Hapner, Nancy Miller, and Elaine Wheeler

School Supply Drive

The Common Good/Once Around Shop is collecting school supplies for students in need.

Items needed from ECC:

· Pointed Fiskar Scissors – 35 pair

· Spiral Notebooks: College Ruled – 45

· 24 Count Crayons – 75

Please leave supplies in the tub at the Info Center.

July 1, 2022

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

Lou Driggs will share his faith story. All men are welcome. Invite a friend or family member.

Thank you…

to all those who poured themselves into the ministry of Summer Spiritual Spectacular. So many gave sacrificially, reflecting Christ to the children. The leadership team is grateful to God for you and how you served to make a difference in children’s lives!

June 24, 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.

Sunday, June 26th is the last day to make a donation.

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

Lou Driggs will share his faith story. All men are welcome. Invite a friend or family member.

June 17, 2022

June 20-24, 6:30-9pm

Online registration ends tonight. Parents can register children entering K-7th grade on our website. In person registration starts again Monday evening.

“Men’s Fraternity” Discipleship Group Graduation

Congratulations to Pastor Dan, Jim Derringer, Rick Wappenstein, and Stephen Woods for completing a 24 week men’s small group discipleship course. During these 24 weeks the men participated in learning Biblical principles to become more like Jesus as men of God. They also developed specific plans on how to live those principles out in their family, church, jobs, and community.


From Pastor Josh: Thank you for your prayers. My mom is doing better, but is still in the hospital trying to find the source of the stroke. We would appreciate your continued prayers.

Prayer Request

Please pray for Pastor Josh’s mom, Debbie. She had a stroke earlier today. Pastor Josh is on his way to West Virginia. Please pray for him, his dad and the rest of his family.

June 10, 2022

2nd Saturday

Cancelled – There is no project scheduled for the month of June. Questions: Steve Simmons, j.stephen.simmons@gmail.com.

CAN’T BE INVOLVED THE WEEK OF SSS?  Here are other ways to have an impact:

  • Help during Set UP and Decoration Week, June 13 – 17, between 9 AM and 8 PM
  • Bring food for the volunteers coming straight from work (Contact: Carla Clark)
  • Pray for specific SSS needs (list available)
  • Come join us for Celebration each night starting at 8:10 PM and watch God at work!
  • Come help with clean up Friday night starting around 9 PM. 


If your schedule has changed or God has been whispering in your ear, here are some last-minute ways you can be a part of the SSS ministry:

  • Group leader or assistant or Special needs buddy
  • Keys player in the BAND or singer on the Praise Team
  • Before Care (care of children 5:45-6:15 while we pray and prepare)
  • Help with Registration
  • Teach singing (Monday and Friday) or Teach Drums/Percussion Track
  • Contact Miss Coleen if you would like to help in any of these areas

June 3, 2022

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

Steve Brown will share how the Lord has impacted his life. All men are welcome. Invite a friend or family member.

June 20 -25, 2022

 A child who seldom goes to church got excited about coming to SSS because he heard that we’ll be doing sword-fighting!   That’s part of what SSS is for – to draw children in who don’t know Christ and put them in a place where they can hear the truth of God in powerful and fun ways. It’s also to take kids who are a part of our church family a giant step forward in their walk with God.  

It’s about the kid down the street who has never been to a church before. It’s about the child of one of your relatives who used to go to church but gradually stopped going. It’s about the child who is part of our ministry now but their spiritual life needs a jump-start again. For some children, it changes the course of their lives.  For some children, it changes their eternity!  SO THINK – whom do you know that you could open the door for them to come to SSS?  Because who knows what God might do in their lives as a result?

To share it, you can:

  • Grab some POSTCARDS
  • Take people to our church’s WEBSITE to watch the movie trailer and/or sign up.
  • Put up one of the SSS YARD SIGNS in your yard
  • And PRAY for the lives who could be impacted or changed! 

May 27, 2022

June 20-24, 2022
Register now on our website.

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

Steve Brown will share how the Lord has impacted his life. All men are welcome. Invite a friend or family member.

May 20, 2022

Men’s Ministry Fishing Day

Saturday, May 28

  • Come at daylight or anytime until 4pm
  • Fish Fry at 4pm
  • Local Lake (Info at Kiosk on Sunday)
  • Bring your own lunch
  • Men’s Ministry will host the Fish Fry meal and beverage
  • Sign-up at the Kiosk on Sunday

Dodgeball Tournament

Wednesday, June 8, 6pm

  • Hosted by ECC Student Ministry
  • Players must 12 or older (adults welcome)
  • Great night to get people together, have fun and play dodgeball!
  • More details, recap video from last year and registration on our website

Summer Spiritual Spectacular

June 20-24, 6:30-9pm

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