Partnership with Miller Elementary
ECC is entering our 13th 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.
Miller Spring Carnival and Pancake Breakfast
ECC will be partnering with Miller Elementary School and Bauer Community Center to host our annual Spring Carnival/Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9. This fun event will take place at Miller from 9:30 to 11AM with the egg hunt taking place at 11AM. We are looking for teams of people to help with carnival games and the pancake breakfast. We are also looking for individuals/groups/families that will commit to stuffing 4 dozen (or more!) Easter eggs for us. Please sign up here. ECC families are welcome to attend this fun event!
Volunteer at Miller Elementary School for 2021-2022
We’re so excited that ECC volunteers are able to go back into Miller Elementary School 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 also will be able to begin our monthly family dinners at Miller beginning September 14. 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. At this time we are serving it as a drive thru/carry out option due to the COVID 19 restrictions. Our serving time is 5:30-6:30pm. We serve meals every Thursday that Bauer Community Center is open throughout the year.
If you are interested in helping serve, please email Ronda.
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! Check back for opportunities to help next year.
2021 Christmas Outreach
It is our tradition to help families during the Christmas season. Our goal is to raise $5,000 by December 5th. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor a Child for School Uniforms
Each year, ECC helps families identified by Miller in purchasing clothing compliant with the school dress code. A $40 donation per child is recommended, but any amount is great! ECC sponsors approximately 40 children each year.
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. Check out our video recap from Summer XP 2019 here.
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!
Monthly Birthday Cookies
School children love to bring in treats for their birthdays to share with their class, but this is not possible for many children at Miller. Each month, ECC volunteers bake cookies for each of the 20 classrooms at Miller. This allows all of the children to celebrate birthdays with their classes, even if they are unable to bring in treats themselves.
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 from 1:30-3:30pm
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.