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 Combined Worship at 10:00 am - October 30, 2016

A congregational town hall meeting will be held Sunday, October 30, at 8:30 am, preceded by breakfast at 8:00 am and followed by a combined worship at 10:00 am.
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Post Thumbnail of Chili and Soup Cook-Off - November 5, 2016

Save-the-Date for our 1st Chili/Soup Cook-Off on Saturday, November 5th. A freewill offering will be collected and proceeds will go towards the HACAP Backpack Meals Program.
All are welcome to come and sample as many of the entries as you wish and then have bowl of your favorite from 5:00-6:30 pm.
If you …

Post Thumbnail of Volunteer for Sunday Evening Meals Program -November 6, 2016

Volunteers are needed for the Sunday Evening Meals Program (SEMP) on Sunday, November 6, from 4:15-6:15 pm at First Presbyterian in Cedar Rapids. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Tracy Hilbert or look for the sign-up sheet at the welcome center.
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Post Thumbnail of Olivet Thanksgiving Dinner Mission

Echo Hill has adopted 8 families for Thanksgiving this year. There are two ways for you to consider participating in this mission. First, bring your change and dollars to Noisy Sunday on October 30th. We will be using the offering to purchase each family a turkey for Thanksgiving. Second, starting …

Post Thumbnail of How Are We Helping Olivet and Marion Cares?

How we are helping Olivet? This year, Echo Hill is helping Olivet with a couple holiday missions. First, we’re helping with Thanksgiving Dinner Mission and second we are helping with a Mitten and Hat tree. We will not be participating in the Angel Tree this year due to complications experienced …

Post Thumbnail of STEW and WEY Schedule - Supper Together at Echo on Wednesdays

Welcome to STEW (Supper Together at Echo on Wednesdays).
We meet the first three Wednesdays of every month at 5:45 pm in Fellowship Hall and then encourage you to use the remaining Wednesdays for family time! Food is served from 5:45 to 6:30 pm.
WEY (Wednesday Evening Youth) meets from 6:30 to 7:30 …

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Son-Day Fun-Day Schedule
All times are from 9:45-10:45 am unless noted.
We meet in Room 129.
Open to three-year-olds (with parent) through 8th grade.
Older students are welcome to be helpers.
October 30 – No Son-Day Fun-Day
November 6
November 13
November 20
November 27 – No Son-Day Fun-Day due to Thanksgiving week
December 4
December 11 – No Son-Day Fun-Day
December …

Post Thumbnail of A Note From Nathan - Week of October 23, 2016

Last weekend, I attended a “slow church” retreat presented by the Presbytery of East Iowa. On Friday and Saturday, we shared a wide-ranging conversation about how to grow deeper in connection to our communities. I had read the book on which the retreat is based, and I was very excited …

Post Thumbnail of Christian Education Updates - Week of October 23, 2016

STEW and WEY do NOT meet this week. STEW will wrap up at the end of November, so plan on joining us for our next one on November 2. WEY will continue through May depending on our student’s schedules. If you haven’t joined us yet for STEW, come check us …