Welcome to Echo Hill!

"Where do I fit in? Or maybe I don’t?" " I’m almost 30 now—when do I start feeling like a grown up?" "Why does everyone look at their phones—and not at me?" "Why did grandpa die and when will he be back?" "Am I a good person? Can I be one?" Life is full of questions...at Echo Hill we have them, too. While we might not have all the answers, we are a community of people, young and old, male and female, working and retired, going to school and still too young to even crawl, talented in many ways, and different in many ways. We get together each Sunday to talk about life, love, family and friendship.


Our minds, our hearts, our ears and our doors are always open to you.
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Post Thumbnail of Echo Hill Picture Directory - Sign-Up Information

We are now in the process of working on a new picture directory. The dates for having your portrait taken are: May 13 through May 17. The hours will be: weekdays – 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm, and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
With your sitting, you will receive a …

Post Thumbnail of A Note From Nathan - Week of April 13, 2014

Last week, I introduced us to Miroslav Volf’s book Exclusion and Embrace. His key idea is that we can relate to each other richly and deeply, without snuffing out each other’s uniqueness in the process. In a world where God has created us as distinct individuals but also calls us …

Post Thumbnail of Christian Education Ramblings - Resurrection Rolls!

Resurrection Rolls are a great way to tell the story of Jesus’ rising from the grave. They are easy to make and super yummy, too!
What you will need:
• 1 package of crescent rolls
• 8 large marshmallows (plus extras to snack on while you’re waiting for the rolls to bake!)
• 3 …

Post Thumbnail of Book Club - April 22, 2014

The book for this month is a library book kit, and is Found On 16th Avenue by Karen Roth. Karen Roth was born in the 16th Ave. district in Cedar Rapids, and this book is set in the old Czech district of Cedar Rapids in 1934, packed with drama and …

Post Thumbnail of Superheroes Wanted - Join the Echo Hill Relay for Life Team!

Be a cancer-fighting superhero – join the Echo Hill Relay for Life team! The Echo Hill Relay for Life team will be taking to the track again this year in the fight against cancer! This year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be Friday, June 6 – Saturday, June …

Post Thumbnail of MVRBC Blood Drive at Echo Hill - May 22, 2014

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will host a blood drive on Thursday, May 22 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm, and needs your help. Your donation is critically needed and one donation can help three patients. Donations to MVRBC go to 80 hospitals in the Midwest. You can sign up for …

Post Thumbnail of A Note From Nathan - Week of April 6, 2014

Building community is a challenging thing – not just because people misbehave (though we do), but because we’re all so different. Churches have struggled with this problem since the beginning, and they’ve tried a variety of strategies to cope with it. The most common approach is to set up clear …