Partnership with Miller Elementary
ECC is entering our 16th year in partnership with Miller Elementary School and God is at work! We are so blessed to be a part of the school’s journey towards success. God has led us each step of the way, revealing what we are to do and when! We have so many opportunities to get involved in this amazing ministry. We know that life is full, so we have opportunities to volunteer one time, occasionally, and even weekly!
For more information on any of these opportunities, please email Ronda Ooms.
It is our tradition to help families in need during the Christmas season. This year, ECC will once again be helping some of our Afterschool JAM families. JAM, which stands for Jesus and Me, is our afterschool ministry for Miller School students. We have raised $2,620 of our $8,000 goal. Our deadline is December 3, which is only two weeks away. The money raised will be used for the Christmas Outreach party and year-round outreach ministries. Please make checks payable to ECC with Christmas Outreach in the memo section or you can give online and select the Christmas Outreach link on our giving portal. We ask that you give towards this effort over and above your regular giving if possible. In the next week or so we will be asking for volunteers for our party for the families on December 2, so please watch your email for those needs. Please contact Ronda at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Volunteer at Miller Elementary School for 2022-2023
We’re so excited that ECC volunteers are able to be back at Miller Elementary School again this year! There are a variety of ways that we are able to help including in a classroom, the library, at lunch or recess, or several other areas. We begin our monthly family dinners at Miller beginning in September. We will need a team of at least 10 people to help the meals go smoothly.
If you are interested in volunteering at Miller, please sign up below and Ronda will be in touch with you to discuss what might be the best fit might be for you!
Bauer Community Center Meals
Every Thursday evening, ECC congregants, gather at Bauer Community Center to put together a hot meal for families in the Lafayette area. We are now serving in the gym so that those who come can sit down, enjoy their meal, and talk with others. Our serving time is 5:30-6:00pm. We serve meals every Thursday that Bauer Community Center is open throughout the year.
If you are interested in helping serve, please email Ronda or use the form below.
2023 Christmas Outreach
It is our tradition to help families during the Christmas season. This money will be used towards Christmas and to bless families throughout the entire year. Please make your checks payable to ECC with Christmas Outreach in the memo portion. We ask that you give towards this effort above your regular giving if at all possible. Please contact Ronda with any questions at 474-4842 or email@example.com.
Miller Back to School Carnival
ECC co-hosts an annual Back to School Carnival with Bauer Community Center at Miller Elementary School. It is a fun way to bless Miller families and their neighbors as they celebrate and prepare for the start of the new school year!
Miller Spring Carnival and Pancake Breakfast
ECC partners with Miller Elementary School and Bauer Community Center to host our annual Spring Carnival/Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt each spring. We have breakfast, carnival games, and an egg hunt.
Our VBS meets at Miller School the first full week of June each year. There are so many ways to be involved at Summer XP.
The second Tuesday of most months, we host a family meal at Miller. This is a great way to build community and encourage families to get involved. Volunteers help with food prep, serving, and clean up.
Interested individuals come in to help the librarian with any needs that she has. Days and times are flexible to fit your schedule!
Approximately four times a year, ECC provides encouragement for the wonderful and hardworking staff at Miller Elementary School. We are looking for creative people with the gift of encouragement to help!
During the school year, each Thursday from 3:00-5:30pm our team meets with 15 children from Miller. We work on community building and various character traits using Bible-based activities.
Thursdays at 3:00pm
Our team packs 100 backpacks with food for the weekend for children in need.
Volunteers are matched with a child who is recommended by teachers. Adult and child meet weekly for one hour during the lunch period between 11:00am-1:00pm.
Read to Succeed
Through United Way's Read to Succeed program, volunteers serve at Miller, committing to one hour per week, tutoring students with reading activities during the morning hours.
Bauer Community Center Meal
Thursday nights at 5:30pm
330 Fountain St., Lafayette, IN
Friends of ECC meet at the Bauer Community Center to spend time with the youth, children and their families and to serve a hot meal. To volunteer, or for more information, email Ronda Ooms.