On January 15 our Wednesday evening Community Gatherings will resume. That night and the following two Wednesdays, January 22 and 29, we invite you to join us for Touchstone Conversations. Each week, using the World Café model for conversations, we will gather around one of our three ECC Touchstones of Welcome, Transformation, and Presence. A touchstone is a quintessential feature of our mission, a standard by which ECC’s future ministry will be evaluated and planned. We really want to hear from you and learn from what you have to say on these things because your voices matter.
For your kids:
This fall, Kids Club at Community Gatherings will be exploring God’s Word in a new and exciting way! We’ll be using the workshop rotation model to take an in-depth look at four different Bible stories between now and Christmas. Our kids will begin in September by spending 4 weeks on the story of creation. From there, we will spend 4 weeks learning about Moses and how he led God’s people out of Egypt. Our next session will focus on the time that Moses and the Israelites spent in the wilderness. As we get close to Christmas, we’ll spend time learning about Jesus’ birth.
The advantage of this teaching style is that our children will spend four weeks in the same story, immersing themselves in different activities that will help them go deeper into God’s Word. Children will be divided into age-based groups, and these groups will learn Bible stories through art, drama, cooking, Lego building, games, and many other creative methods.
We invite children to join us this semester and sign up to be a part of this immersive Bible experience. Students in 4-year-old preschool through 4th grade are welcome to participate! If you’re an adult who has a specific gift or talent you’d like to use in teaching our children, we invite you to join us as well. There are opportunities for adults to be involved all semester or on a limited basis, spending 2-4 weeks teaching a Bible story through a method you are passionate about! To register a child or volunteer as an adult, please contact Kristin Mueller.
Middle School: 5th-8th grade youth group meets Wednesdays, beginning August 21, from 6:30-8:00pm.
High School students are invited to join an adult option above!