Current Serving Opportunities

CWS/Lancaster

CWS is committed to showing welcome to refugees, immigrants, asylum-seekers and other uprooted people within the United States, who are seeking safety and the opportunity to rebuild their lives. To help ensure direct-aid needs for families are being met during COVID-19, you can:

Align life Ministries

ECC is now a temporary donation spot for Align Life Ministries. If you would like to help support local families, we are collecting the following supplies:

  • Similac Advance or Similac Sensitive, powder, 12.4 oz cans
  • Baby Wipes –that are 70-80ish in count, rather than quantities of 150 or 300
  • large diapers – sizes 4,5 and 6

ECC remains closed, but you can drop off supplies inside the main front doors on Monday-Thursday, between 8-4, in the box labeled ALIGN.

Click HERE for more information on Align and how they are handling COVID-19.

ECC help fund: Covid-19 relief

This pandemic has affected our church family in various ways. Some have experienced employment layoffs, salary freezes, changes in health, and unexpected bills which has all created a significant financial hardship. As a way of mutually caring for one another in our church family, We have established this fund to assist with these needs. All contributions are tax-deductible and will solely be used for Covid-19 relief efforts within our church family.

Please click HERE to be directed to our giving webpage, and select "Help Fund Covid-19 Relief" to give to the ECC Help Fund.

OnFire Youth Ministry

OnFire Youth Ministry is providing meals to families in need every Wednesday. You can serve by providing food, and donating financially. You can also serve by helping to distribute meals from 9:30 - 12:30. If interested, please call 717-866-8830 and ask for Terran, or email her directly at terran@onfireyouthministry.org

Wellspan

Follow the link to see a list of supplies that could be donated to WellSpan.

**There is a significant need for facemasks.** There are specs provided on how to make them. https://www.wellspan.org/coronavirus/i-want-to-help/

Cocalico School disctrict

 Cocalico School District will be distributing breakfast and lunch foods for FREE to any child under the age of 18. Drive-thru service will be offered at all 3 elementary schools from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. We are advising individuals interested in serving this cause to donate money to the Cocalico Family Fund. Donations can be earmarked for specific causes and sent to Cocalico School District Central Office (800 S. 4th St., Denver, PA 17517) or online at www.cocalicoeducationfoundation.org.

Ephrata Area Social Services

Financial contributions needed. Food donations are not accepted at this time for concern for contaminated food, so food is needing to be purchased to continue supply families in need. Also, there is a need for help to sort and package food for families. If you would like to be a driver for their Meals on Wheels program, you can call 717-733-4846.

Meals On Wheels

A variety of volunteer opportunities from kitchen aide, to food delivery. Also take notice of their "wish-list" of products that you can supply, such as coolers, ice packs and sandwich bags. Click link for further details. https://www.ephrataareasocialservices.org/meals-on-wheels

Steven's Fire Company Facebook Page

Free "grab-and-go" lunches and dinners are available to families in need. Please follow link to Stevens Fire Co. Facebook page for details. Please contact Fire Chief Chad Weaver if you would like to financially donate.