C.A.R.E. – is having an open house event to show off their new facilities at 1601 2nd Street on December 2 from 4:30-5:15 (just before the Christmas parade).  Feel free to stop by and see our new space, learn more about CARE or just grab some free hot chocolate. Next Sunday we are collecting peanut butter and jelly for  Escalon’s C.A.R.E program. Please put your donations on the table in the foyer for collection on December 3, 2017.

If you are interested in joining our church or would like to learn more about what it means to be a member, please contact Pastor Dave, or the church office (838-7223).


 HELPING HANDS MINISTRY:Joanne Van Gorkum 209 838-2549

The Helping Hands Ministry was established to help provide meals to those who have a need, from caring for a new baby to recovering from surgery. This also includes your neighbors and friends who are not members of ECRC. Please do not hesitate to mention a need to the coordinator listed above.


PRAYER CHAIN:Marge Prins: 522-6960/Lori Prins: 402-1482 or email:

These are the contact emails and numbers if you would like to be added to the email list for our Prayer Chain or advise of a prayer request





The Ripon Oratorio Society will be celebrating the Christmas season with the 72nd presentation of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.



An update from the Bethany Christian Services Guild meeting– We are asking for donations of hand-made items suitable for sale at our Christmas Boutique.  We have tables available for vendors to rent.  Poinsettia order forms will be available soon too.  Please contact any Guild member or call the Bethany office at 522-5121.  Mark the December 2 Christmas Boutique down on your calendars today!