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East Main St. Christian Church was organized in 1852 under the leadership of a circuit-pastor named Dr. Silas Blount. The church had 18 charter members and met in a barn belonging to William Harmon. In 1854, a “meeting house” was constructed on the east bank of Big Duck Creek. In 1893, the church employed the first resident minister, George W. Alford, and the church grew to a membership of 240. This explosive growth led to the construction of a new church building in 1899 located on the corner of 18th and Main Streets, which is still in use today. Since then the building has been expanded three times – an annex was added onto the sanctuary in 1914, the education building in 1956, and most recently the new addition in 2008. For 164 years, God has blessed the church with faithful people, strong leadership, and a desire to be a living witness for Christ in the world. We celebrate our heritage while looking forward to a future filled with hope and promise. We exist to bring people higher in Christ through worship, deeper in faith through study, and wider in love through mission and service.
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Jan 27, 2018, Trish Carmer, Kevin Antrim and myself Don Watson headed off to the Dominican Republic for a mission trip at a school run by Freedom International. This trip was the 2ndmission trip taken there by our Church, but the first time for me to go on the trip. The faith-based school primarily services children Read more about East Main and the Dominican Republic[…]
You may have noticed Sunday, but the screens looked a little different. That is because the church is moving to another method of delivering information to you on Sunday mornings. Introducing Faithlife.com Faithlife has great tools for you to use throughout your week–including customizable reading plans, prayer tracking, and a calendar. We will be able Read more about What is Faithlife? And why you want it.[…]
As we continue to go through the New Testament, questions come up. Maybe you think of the questions but haven’t been able to catch one of us to answer the question. Perhaps the question you have is one that others have as well. That is the purpose of this post. If you have questions, you Read more about NT Bible Challenge Questions and Answers[…]
Roger is back and recovering well! He came back just in time to go on a journey with us in the New Testament. You are challenged to read the entire New Testament from October 8 through November 18th, 2017. Here are some things to consider: 1. Context is everything It is easy for us to Read more about New Testament Bible Challenge[…]
It has come to my attention that members of our church want to access updates. For those who are not on Facebook, this information is not easy to come by. I will post the latest updates here. Last week, he started having issues breathing. Sunday, he preached the 8:30 service, then went home. Later the Read more about Pastor Rog Update[…]
The winner of the shirt-design contest is Toni Maley. She came up with a fantastic idea of “seeking Him first” (Matthew 6:33). The verse in the NIV says, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” The arrows surrounding the eye (with a cross Read more about New EMSCCHURCH Shirts Available[…]
They’re coming! The Peyton Sisters are making their way to Elwood on September 24th, 2017. We are looking forward to an hour of worship and talent as these two sisters sing God’s praise. One of the things they love most about singing is when they look out and see people raising their hands, worshiping God. Read more about The Peyton Sisters 9-24-17[…]
Two opportunities are coming up for interested women of the church (and friends if you invite them along). First, the Women’s Bible study is starting on September 19, 2017, and will run through the first Monday in December. They will meet weekly at 1 p.m. The study this session is on the book of James. To sign up Read more about Upcoming Women’s Bible Studies![…]
I am excited to announce that our church has a new partner in missions. Menge is the founder of Hope Overflowing, a ministry that is working to counteract hopelessness among orphans and street kids in Ethiopia. Menge works with American parents who want to adopt children from Ethiopia. He was instrumental in helping Wally and Read more about New Missions Partner–Hope Overflowing[…]
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