Christ calls us to be His hands and feet, from our doorsteps to the ends of the earth. Our Outreach team plans projects and programs to help us make a difference in this hurting world.
Operation Inasmuch is a hands-on service day each summer. We help homeowners in Eureka with projects that they couldn’t do on their own. By the end of the day our bodies are tired, but our spirits soar.
Among the local organizations that receive support through Outreach funds: Common Place, Eureka Food Pantry, Heart House, Maple Lawn, Boy Scouts, Heartline, Lifeline, and Eureka College. Special offerings collected throughout the year for Disciples Mission Fund enable Disciples congregations to share their resources and the good news of Jesus Christ with neighbors near and far.
Special offerings include:
- Week of Compassion—Allows Disciples to pool their resources and brings real relief to countries and communities that are suffering.
- Easter—Sustains Disciples general units, whose work translates our gifts into mission and ministry that changes lives here in Eureka and throughout the world.
- Pentecost—Supports new Disciples faith communities, helping young congregations with all aspects related to the beginning of their life cycle.
- Thanksgiving—Benefits the colleges, universities, and theological institutions that receive funding from Disciples of Christ (including Eureka College).
- Christmas—Assists our Illinois-Wisconsin regional ministry team, helping them provide support to the ECC congregation and others in the region.
- Other special offerings may be conducted on an as-needed basis to aid immediate humanitarian efforts.
Outreach Team meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. If you’re interested in learning more about this team and its mission of service, the ECC office at 467-2369, firstname.lastname@example.org.