During the year 2022, the Emmitsburg Council of Churches (ECC) will proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, share in ecumenical fellowship, and serve the community and world.
In their regular service, sessions, and classes, members of the ECC will proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Gospel (Good News) tells each person of the great love of the messiah Jesus Christ. The ECC members’ ministries are the love of the Christ evident each and every day during the year.
Part of Christ’s active love in the ECC is its fellowship when they share at meetings and in their works. Members often meet and work together to bring about Godly change and witness by showing the love of Christ. In ECC’s bimonthly meetings, they support each other and plan outreach and service activities. Often, members share ideas about ways they all can work together. Members, though different in traditions, are unified in Christ.
Members serve the community through their Christian ministries by sponsoring the Emmitsburg Food Bank; supporting Seton Center programs; administering the Emmitsburg Fire Fund; sponsoring Emmitsburg Community Unity Day; arranging Community Lenten, Easter, and Thanksgiving Services; and encouraging all area churches to participate in the Christmas Tour of Churches. ECC also shines the light of Christ through its foreign mission efforts. Regularly, ECC-sponsored teams travel and work with mission partners in Kenya. In 2021, ECC raised funds, enabling families in Kenya to access clean water.
ECC thanks God for its beloved community and pray that 2022 will be more about pancakes than pandemics; more about health than disease; more about love than hate; and more about life than death. But in all situations, they praise God who wants everyone to experience the sheer joy of following Christ through the Holy Spirit.
To support or join the Emmitsburg Council of Churches, email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail P.O. Box 812, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727.
The ECC supports Seton Center programs: Sr. Martha Beaudoin, Center Director, stands outside the Seton Center.