• Theme for October: CELEBRATE
  • October 12th . 8:30 am
  • October 19 . 10:00 -2:00 pm . Sign up to help set up
  • Sundays 9:00 am . Wednesdays 6:30 pm


Sunday's Message
October 13, 2019




In Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” young Ebenezer Scrooge weeps alone at his school at Christmas because no family members came to get him for the holidays.  This was a startling to me as a child because I loved being with family at Christmas.

In “Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean” the lonely Bean sends Christmas cards to himself.  When the cards arrive he happily strings them up in his apartment.  Although we laugh at him, we feel sadness because of the challenge of loneliness.

As we enter the holiday season, make friends.  If you don’t have family, let our church be your family.  If you don’t have friends, take the initiative and reach out to others.  Put in the effort now to keep from having lonely holidays.


Jesus is our ultimate friend, but he can use you to make friends who are flesh-and-blood on the planet right now.  People need your love.

Sunday I’m preaching on “Celebrate with Others” from Exodus 23:14-20 about the various feasts which God commanded Israel to have yearly.  God loves a good celebration, but he wants us to celebrate in such a way that we won’t regret our actions the next morning or on Judgement Day.  And he wants us to celebrate with others.

We’re going to celebrate Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with our Fall Festival.  We’ll have games, classic cars, face painting, craft tables, community booths and hot dogs.  Please bring lots of friends.  Setup is Friday, October 18, from 11:00 till 4:00.  We’d love for you to help us get ready for the festival.

Also, sign up to help with our Live Nativity December 13-15, 7:00 till 9:00 wherein we’ll celebrate the greatest birth in history.

Women, don’t forget that this Saturday at 8:30 is the Women’s Breakfast.

Finally, we have some Celebrations of Life scheduled.  We’ll celebrate Kathy Cooley’s life this Saturday at noon.  We’ll celebrate Jim Moore’s life November 9, at 2:00.  We weep with the loved ones left behind, but rejoice with these dear saints who’re now enjoying Jesus’ tangible presence in a perfect place.

Please join us at church each Sunday for Bible Study at 9:00 and worship at 10:30 so we can celebrate God’s grace together.

Jim Meek


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Sundays 9:00 am
Bible Study for Adults, Youth & Children

Sundays 10:30 am
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Sundays 11:00 am
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Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Bible Study for Adults, Youth & Children

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5:30 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Bible Study Groups

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  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

New Adult Study

The Bible is complicated! Some parts can be understood by children, other parts can challenge brilliant scholars throughout the ages. This means that a person can study the Bible his whole life and still find new and wonderful treasures in its depths. Also, archaeology is constantly giving us new Biblical insights.

The Bible is not a good luck charm. It must be studied and applied appropriately. It's been inappropriately used to justify things such as slavery and polygamy!

Please join us this Wednesday, October 2, from 6:30 till 7:30 p.m. in Suite E for "How to Study the Bible." It will be wonderful for the new Christian and for the most seasoned veteran of Bible interpretation. Invite people who need Jesus as well. At the same time we have awesome classes for youths, children and preschoolers. If you have any questions, just call me.

With love in Christ,
Dr. Jim Meek

Ladies Breakfast

October 12, 2019
8:30 am
Fellowship Hall

Come and Enjoy the Food & Fellowship!

Invite Your Fiends . . .


Fall Festival

October 19
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join in the fun! ECBC Fall Festival is coming! Saturday, October 19th from 10am to 2pm. We will have games, classic cars, hot dogs, caramel apples, face painting, apple bobbing, photo booth, craft tables and more!

Community vendors participating- Metro Fire, Medi Test Group, Sacramento Voter Registration, Acres of Hope, Sacramento Life Center and Way Ministries. We need all the help we can get to make this event an success. If you are interested please contact Cheyenne Rienks or Jafet Estevez.

Set up is Saturday, October 18 from 11:00 am—4:00 pm.

Please donate prizes for the children (ages 1 - 16). If you are willing to help as an interpreter, please, speak with Jafet. Every year we have people from the middle eastern and Deaf community attend which we would like to reach better.

  October 2019  
Upcoming Events


Mission Hispana Bible Study & Worship
9:30 AM
9:30 Bible Study 10:30 Worship & Fellowship
Mongolian Worship
12:30 PM
Chapel 12:30 - 2:30 pm


Mission Hispania Bible Study
7:00 PM
Mondays Suite B
Christian Hispana Bible Study
7:00 PM
Mondays Chapel 7:00 - 9:30 pm
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