ECC is thrilled to welcome our new minister, Richard Castleman, and his family! His wife Dana and five children, Michal Kate, Noah, Jack, Emorie, and Elijah will be not only a blessing to our church family, but to southern Illinois as well. Please join us in welcoming the Castlemans!



MOPS – We moms need each other, especially moms of preschoolers! At each meeting there will be time to get to know other moms in an accepting small group atmosphere. Need some inspiration? At every meeting there will be a speaker or video that gives practical tools and insight into the specific things that are important to you. Join us every other Thursday morning at 9:30am. Childcare provided.

Upcoming Events

December 2: Men’s Breakfast Meeting – 8a
December 7: MOPS – 9:30a
December 8: Jermaine Bollinger Christmas Concert, 7p
December 10: TACO Night
December 11: Book Club – 5p at Paula’s
December 14: Christmas Food Basket Delivery/Pick Up
December 15: Senior Christmas Party – 6p
December 16: Women’s Ministry Breakfast – 8a
December 17: Children’s Christmas Program – 10a
December 17: TACO Christmas Party – 5p
December 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – 6p
December 25: Jesus’ Birthday
December 26 Church Office Closed
December 27: No Wednesday Night Activities/Services

Wednesday Night Meals – 5:45p
Wednesday Night Family Bible Study – 6:30p
(No Wednesday night services 12/27)

If you have any questions about these events,
please feel free to call the church office: 618-568-1544


RightNow Media is an online (and app) resource tool that gives you access to thousands of books, Bible studies and videos for adults and kids. ECC has paid for the subscription and it is free to members. Just ask Jerry to email you an invite and you can get started today!

Pocket Full of Love 5K

This year’s Pocket Full of Love 5K was a huge success! Thank you to all our donors, sponsors and participants!