Live Stream of Sunday Morning Service

Dear ERCC Family and Friends,

At this time, we plan to have a Sunday morning service at 10:00 am.  However, due to COVID-19, we will also offer live streaming of the service via FaceBook on internet for those at “High Risk” or uncomfortable attending in person at this time.

Details about the live streaming option will be posted here soon.

For those attending in person, please note we will NOT have Sunday School, Junior Church, Wee Church, or a nursery.  Children can remain with you in the sanctuary during the service.  Also, there not be any Sunday Evening services.

 If you have any questions, you can send an email by clicking HERE.

Any changes to our plan will be posted on the website, emailed, and texted as soon as possible.


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Annual Chili Cookoff, January 26th

chili15The annual ERCC Chili Cookoff will take place on Sunday, January 26th, at 6:00 pm.  Cost to enter the contest is free!  Cost to eat the chili is free!  Cost to vote for your favorite Chili(s) is just 25 cents per vote, and you can buy as many votes as you want (even for your own chili 🙂

ticket-hiVote money will support youth trips, such as the Christ in Youth conventions, in 2020.

If you ‘d like to compete for the Best Chili in ERCC, you can signup on the clipboard in the church foyer.

Let’s get a big crowd of chili connoisseurs together to enjoy some traditional, hot, and/or unusual chili and support our youth!

Christmas Caroling – Dec 18th

caroling2Join us on December 18th at 6:45 pm for some Christmas Caroling!

We’ll car pool to the homes of some folks who aren’t able to get out much and bring some Christmas spirit to them before returning to the church for some refreshments.

Christmas Shoe Boxes Collection: Ends November 24th (a.m.)

shoeboxpicERCC is participating in “Operation Christmas Child” which is sponsored by the international relief fund Samaritan’s Purse.  To make the local dropoff date, we need your shoe boxes, wrapped and filled with toys dropped off in the ERCC foyer not later than:

 Sunday Morning, November 24th

You can use a regular shoe box, a plastic box, or one of the free red & green plastic boxes we have available for you in the foyer.  If you have any questions, contact Wendy Gideon (email her HERE).

How to Pack a Shoebox

  1. Shoeboxpre-printed-shoebox

    Use an empty cardboard or plastic shoebox (average size). You can wrap the box, lid separately, but wrapping is not required.

  2. Boy or Girl

    Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Download and print the appropriate boy/girl label. Mark the correct age category and tape the label to the top of your box.

  3. Fill With Gifts

    Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child (see Gift Suggestions).

  4. Include $9 Donation Per Box

    Help cover shipping and other costs related to delivering your shoeboxes to children overseas by donating $9 for each gift you prepare. You can give online to discover the destination of your box! Or, you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on the memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the items inside your shoebox. If you are preparing multiple gifts, please make one combined donation.
    Note: “Follow Your Box” is only available through online giving.

  5. Pray

    Ask God to use your gifts to show His love to the child who will receive your shoebox.

  6. Drop Off

    Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and bring it to ERCC not-later-than Sunday Morning, November 24th.

shoebox

Gift Suggestions

 

  • Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
  • School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
  • Non-Liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
  • Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
  • A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.
  • Do Not Include: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

If you have any questions, contact Wendy Gideon (email her HERE).  Merry Christmas!

Men’s Fellowship Dinner, Friday Oct 11th

Friday, October 11th, 7:00 pm
ERCC Fellowship Hall

ERCC men will gather for a meal and fellowship at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 11.  We’ll be having steak, so we need a head count!  Bring a dessert and some money to help pay for the meal. Sign up on the clipboard outside the auditorium or let Phillip know if you’ll be attending this fall event.