This Week at ECC

Cancellations and Postponements:
Women’s Hike for tomorrow, 8/17, has been cancelled.

Labor Day Picnic, sponsored by Young Families and
Children’s Ministries has been postponed. Stay tuned for
another date.

This Week

Sunday, 8/18
The Pastor’s Summer Study, 9-10 AM, Hospitality Room.
A Biblical View of Breaking News — It will be a title ripped from
the headlines. Pastor Matt is back. The class will
discuss immigration and violence in recent

Monday, 8/19
Quilting Ministry, 8 AM – 3 PM, Fellowship Hall. Come work
on quilting projects with the quilting ministry, stay as long as
you can. Newcomers welcome! Contact Jan Waniga at
413-348-6737, or at

Tuesday, 8/20
Days for Girls, 6 p.m. Bring a brown bag dinner. If you can
cut fabric or use a sewing machine, come and help girls be
able to attend school every day it is open. Let us know if you
have a sewing machine you can bring. Please sign-up in the
lobby so we can be prepared for you or email Lisa Oh at

Thursday, 8/22
Senior Drop In and Bible Study 9 AM – 2 PM,
Fellowship Hall. All of those folks over 55 years of age from
the surrounding communities are invited to join with others for
bible study at 9:30 a.m., followed by puzzle time, dominoes,
chair massage, and tai chi, or simply relax over a cup of
coffee/tea with incredible pastries.

Coming Up

Saturday, 9/14
Giant Mum Sale to Benefit ACTS. The Annual Giant Mum
Sale to benefit Action Centered Tutoring Services is
coming! You may place a preorder for mums in Fellowship Hall
on Sunday, Sept. 1 and Sept. 8. Mums may be picked up in
Fellowship Hall on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Friday, 9/20 – Sunday, 9/22
Women’s Fall Retreat at Pilgrim Pines! $195 for a weekend
of community. Register online now (try to do so before August
25). Brochures are in the foyer. Ask a friend to join you. It is
worth the time and sacrifice to attend. Once you have
registered online, please sign up the “Yes, I am Going” retreat
clipboard so we can coordinate rides.
Family Ministries

Friday, 8/23 – Sunday 8/25
Father/Child Retreat, Next Weekend! Calling all Fathers! If
you have a child in 2nd-8th grade, this is for you! Please join
Pastor Tim and Nate on the Father/Child retreat at Pilgrim
Pines. This will be a great time to connect with other ECC
fathers/children and an AWESOME time to have valuable oneon-
one time with your child. Go to for
more info and to register (registration closes August 21).

Sunday, 8/25
Family fun at the Apple Place, 6:30 p.m. (540 Somers Rd, East
Longmeadow, MA 01028). Hey Families. This has been such a
great time this summer, so please come and join your ECC
Family for Ice Cream and great fellowship. ALL of ECC is
invited! Last time at least 50 people came, ranging in ages of
kids from 1 to 92!

Saturday, 8/31
Men’s Breakfast and Hike, 7 a.m. For our third breakfast and
hike, we are meeting at Ried’s Corner in Hampden followed by
a hike to Goat Rock. Come enjoy the food, exercise,
conversation and God’s creation! All men are welcome.

Yooth Stuph

Hi League!
Tuesday, 8/20 6-9 p.m. HL is heading to the Lussier’s house at
119 Meadowbrook Ave in West Springfield. Meet at church for a
ride at 5:30, or at the house at 6, then pick-up is 9 at the house
or 9:30 at church. Bring $2 for dinner and a good time!

Wednesday, 8/21 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. JV’s is heading to Sonny’s
Place in Somers, CT! Bring $20 for activities. We need at least
15 people, so don’t hesitate to bring your friends!

Bless a Child
The Childrens Ministries is looking for enthusiastic volunteers
who would love to help children grow in their faith by being
involved in the DIG IN kid’s program. Volunteers can be ages
12+ and the commitment is around 8 weeks a year.
Please contact Jenn Montoya for more info at, or put a welcome card with your
information in the offering.

Meet our Leadership Team
Pam LeClair – Chair
Dave Carlson – Vice-chair
Sue Hawkes
Duong Hoang
Pastor Matt Marzluft
Rose Scott
Scott Smith

Office Contacts

Calendar items and general office help. Tue-Fri, 10-3 pm
Aneida Molina is there to assist you! (413) – 782 – 5212, or

Would you like to tell the congregation something
important? Got an event coming up? Not a problem!

Simply email your item of congregational news with the date,
time, place, and details. Any description is fine (we might edit
for length). Send it to Susanne Hart at The deadline for that week
is Wednesday noon for both the Friday Connect and the
Sunday bulletin.

Office Hours
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – 10:30 Worship

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