Compassion

ECC CHRISTMAS TREE PROJECT – A yearly event in November and December to meet the needs of families and individuals in need of help for the holidays to provide Christmas gifts for the Holiday Season. In 2017 we helped 54 families in need with gifts for the holidays, as well as providing holiday meals by sharing the Love of Christ and giving to meet their needs in His Name. Please contact Christine Case at 208-286-0879 ext 11 or Mark Post at ECC for information on the project.

HOLIDAY MEALS MINISTRY – We offer families and individuals help for the holidays by providing meals for those in need for both Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Many of our Small Groups at ECC have adopted a family for the holidays, and much of the help given is in monetary ways so we can give gift cards and a turkey to families for a holiday meal. To donate, please contact Mark Post or Christine Case at ECC or write a check and in the memo line put Holiday Meals Ministry.

WOW MINISTRIES: WOMEN OF WORTH – WOW is our ministry to widows, and Pat Amyx is the contact person for their monthly luncheon meetings and other times of fellowship for women who have lost their spouses. The group also has adopted children from KCCM in India as a special outreach of the group to meet the needs of orphans in India. Contact Pat Amyx at 208-890-6335 or Glennis Thomas in Women’s Ministries.

WIDOWS COMPASSION MISSIONS – If you are interested in helping, or if you know of a widow in need within the ECC Community of Faith, please contact Dave Greer at 208-995-3509.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – Our OCC Compassion Mission Team, in partnership with Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan’s Purse, distributes shoe boxes to be filled for boys and girls in third world countries, and we are also a distribution center for the collection of the boxes in the Treasure Valley (1,365 in 2017). We are privileged as a church family to send these filled boxes around the globe to children who would never hear of Christ and His love except through these gifts. Contact OCC Team Leader Carol Westphal at 925-628-7866, or Mark Post at 208-286-0879 for more information.

IDAHO CHOOSES LIFE – We are privileged to help champion the pro-life movement with our partnership with David Ripley and Idaho Chooses Life. David lobbies for the Right to Life causes with the State Legislature of Idaho, and we host the annual Idaho Chooses Life dinner and auction at ECC in the first week of December (November 30 in 2018). Life is a sacred gift and trust from God, and we partner with David and ICL for the sanctity of life as a creation of God and gift to us. Contact Mark Post at 208-286-0879 for more information on how you can give and support Idaho Chooses Life.

COMPASSION MEALS – The Women’s Ministries of ECC coordinate meals for those who have had surgery and those who have experienced the loss of a loved one and are having a funeral at ECC. If you would like to be part of the team of meal and food providers for this ministry of compassion for those in need, please contact Danielle Bowman at 208-401-5421 or the ECC office at 208-286-0879.

LOCAL MISSIONS/SERVICE TEAMS – We have many local opportunities yearly to serve Jesus in local Hear The Cry and Community Missions. Mike Swafford (208-994-2205) is our liaison between our local missions in the Treasure Valley, and those willing to serve and share compassionately with local mission groups as partners in meeting the real needs of people through their programs. Let Mike know where and when you would like to serve.