ECC’s building was designed in the 1930s by architect Herbert Brand, who also designed several other churches in central Illinois. Join us on October 8 as we tour some of them, learning more about the architect and how our sister buildings are being used. To RSVP for this event, click here.
Last November when the tornadoes hit our area, Week of Compassion was in touch within days to learn if we had people who had suffered loss. Checks representing “Compassion grants” arrived very quickly. This money was immediately available because we, along with many others, had given to WOC previously. It was available because of consistent, on-going support for WOC. Week of Compassion is supported solely by special gifts and does not receive funding from Disciples Mission Fund. Please consider prayerfully your role in maintaining that consistent, on-going support for this important ministry as we prepare to receive this year’s special offering.
On February 23, Don Tatlock of Church World Service will be our guest speaker to tell the Week of Compassion story. Don has served our church in the mission field in Latin America and in his work at CWS is a close partner with Week of Compassion. This will be his second time as our WOC speaker. He will preach in both services and will join us for lunch at the all-church dinner honoring new members that day.
Mark your calendars for our next Festival Worship Service to be held on Sunday, October 27 at 10:00. This will be a combined service with elements from both our First Light and Traditional Worship Services. There will be no Sunday School on October 27. Following worship, please plan to stay for a catered luncheon in the Parish Hall.
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Make plans to attend our first Blessing of the Animals Service on
Saturday, October 5, beginning at 8:30 AM on the back patio.
Pets of all kinds are welcome to be part of this ancient Christian tradition—as long as they are on leashes or in appropriate carriers. If you cannot transport your pet, you may bring a picture. Light refreshments will be served. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends and neighbors to our church.
The Laity group will be hosting Rev. Dr. Christal Williams, CCIW Assoc. Regional Minister, on Sept. 17, 7:00pm, in the Fireside Lounge at the church for their first regular meeting of the year. Rev. Williams was one of the delegates to the 2012 Woman-to-Woman Worldwide (WWW) trip to China. She will give a presentation about the trip and about our mission work in China.
Woman-to-Woman Worldwide (WWW) is sponsored by the International Disciples Women’s Ministries and administered by the staff of Disciples Women in conjunction with Global Ministries. Woman-to-Woman Worldwide responds to the call for church women to experience solidarity with one another, to affirm the unity of the church in Jesus Christ and to join the common struggle for justice and peace in the world today. These international, ecumenical and personal experiences encourage faithful women to see the world through new eyes and bring that perspective back to their congregation and community.
Laity welcomes interested members of the congregation to join them for this timely view of present day China and our mission work there. Please note your intention to attend on the “Sign-Up Chart” on the narthex table by Sept. 15 so that we may plan for seating and refreshments. Welcome all!
Make plans to attend the all-church Back to School BBQ on Sunday, August 25 beginning at 5:30 in the Parish Hall. Hamburgers and brats will be provided. Please bring a side, salad, or dessert. A sign-up sheet is on the table in the Narthex so we can have a good idea of how many to prepare for. Not only will this be a fun fellowship experience, but it will also be an opportunity to meet the Disciples college students at Eureka College. They will be joining us for dinner. Let’s show them some warm Eureka hospitality as they settle in for the new school year.