Hola!  Come join us this summer for an amazing experience of sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of a unique culture at Passport to Peru VBS, where kids discover how much God loves the world.  The dates are July 24 – 28, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  Passport to Peru is a whole new environment filled with incredible Bible-learning adventures, cultural experiences, team-building games, unique treats, and cool crafts.


Look for pre-registration forms in July church bulletins.


Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to come and join in the fun.


We hope to see you there!  Larry McKenney, Education Committee Chairman




I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! This August, I am very blessed to be going on a mission trip to Guatemala with Master Provisions and Ten Fe (both local non-profits). For the months of June and July, I will be collecting hygiene products to take on the trip with us and distribute in Santiago, Guatemala. We especially need feminine products, but here is a full list:

Body Soap
Deodorant (no aerosols please)

If you would like to donate, there will be a cardboard box in the church! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you very much!             Lindsey Snider



… to  parents Chalice Huff and Alex Lopez  and grandmother Laura Lopez upon the birth May 19, 2017 of Carter Javier Lopez!


… to Jason Adam Byrd, son of Jerry and Linda Byrd, upon his graduation from Command Staff and General College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS.

(home address: Major J. Adam Byrd 221 Pope Ave. Fort Leavenworth, KS. 66027)


… to Emily Martin upon her graduation from IUPUI with a Masters Degree in Philanthropic Studies.


… to Daniel Martin upon his graduation from Transylvania  University with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science.


… to parents Kyle and Elizabeth Durham and grandparents Ron & Dottie Durham upon the birth of Max Alexander Durham June 17, 2017!




During the Elders’ meetings, discussion has been held about what we can do to fulfill the purpose of the Elders as the spiritual leaders of our church family.  We know that there are those who have concerns in their lives and are often in need of someone with whom to talk.  We are willing to be a “listening ear,” prayer partner or whatever you may need.  We take communion to our homebound members once a month but are willing and able to do it more frequently if needed.  Discussion was held about being available immediately after church for anyone who may want to talk, but we decided to just offer this to anyone as requested.  Also, we have been told that the hospitals are not always notifying the church when a member is admitted.  Please let us know if you or a loved one is in the hospital.  We’re always willing to come visit.  Here are the current elders

Teri Ellis

Barry Knapp

Tim Krueger

Steff Pallan (chair)

Ki Ransdell

Lucy Riffle

Tom Rouse

Ken Rowland

Pat Slater

As always, Charlie is also here to assist you at any time.






The CWF had their spring luncheon on June 20.  General meetings will begin again on September 19, at 11 am at the church.  All women of the church are invited to attend.  If you need a ride, please contact me, and I will arrange one for you.  Our meetings consist of a business meeting, lunch with conversation, and a short program.  Bring your own lunch; dessert is provided.


On August 15, at 11 am, there will be an executive board meeting to plan for the new year.


Hope to see you in September!  Lynn Mays, President



Committee News      

The Worship Committee continues to review the responsibilities listed in the church By-Laws to discern the meaning of “worship” for the members and life of ECC.  The committee continues to work closely with Charlie. When Charlie and Jennifer were celebrating the graduations of Emily and Daniel, Jeff Childers was asked to fill the pulpit again.  Again, Jeff wowed us with his knowledge and interpretation of The Word.  Worship and Wonder still needs additional greeters.  If anyone is interested in working in this ministry, please see either Gayle Knapp or Teri Ellis.  We pray for each member of ECC and we ask that you pray for the Worship Committee.


P.S. GREETERS for Sunday morning are needed July-August.  Please sign up on bulletin board outside Charlie’s office.  Thank you.





(Fleece for cutting will be available soon!)







September 8th:  Lawn chair Movie Night      (Movie TBA, suggestions welcomed by Fellowship Committee)


September 24:   Football Tailgate Party!  Look for more info to come!


October 29:  Trunk or Treat / Chili Cook-off!  Look for more info to come!



A riddle often seen on church signs asks an important question:

CH __ __ CH


U R missed when you are not involved in the ongoing life of Erlanger Christian Church!  The Church Life (Evangelism) Committee has met recently and identified and implemented ways to ways reach out to & re-connect with church members!  If you have suggestions and/or want to be involved in this committee, please contact Gayle Knapp, Pat Slater or Charlie Martin


Invite someone you know to join you at church on Sunday!  Let your Facebook Friends know you go to Erlanger Christian Church on Sundays at 10:30 and Why!



We want to thank everyone for all the prayers and expressions of support. 

We truly felt comfort through your caring.” Lynn and Dottie


 “Thank you for your  prayers, cards and calls.  This meant a lot to me. I feel truly blessed.”  Marjorie

“Thanks to Charlie for his visit,  your prayers, cards and calls.”  Marjorie


“John and I want to thank the church family for all the love and support you have shown us during my surgery and recovery.  Prayers, cards, flowers, visits, food, and friendship were all very much appreciated.  Thank you.”  Lynn and John Mays



… to all who helped with this year’s Rummage Sale which raised over $800 for the youth fund!  … to the Fellowship Committee for providing special gifts and goodies for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day … to all those who help with youth group meals and activities … and to the faithful newsletter crew!


Please keep in your prayers:

Lynn Mays (kidney transplant recipient 5/23)

Dottie Durham (kidney transplant donor (5/23)

Family of Kathy Terry whose mother, Nannie Burchett died May 11, 2017

Family of Ray Furnish who died June 7, 2017





1         Sue Hutcheson                                                                                    8          Paul & Nancy Trammell

3         Patsy Potts                                                                                          9          Mike & Shirly Chaney

5         Daren Wert                                                                                         13        William & Martha Harris

6         Linda Byrd                                                                                         16        Joe & Amber Sandusky

8         Mandy Weidner                                                                                  21        Greg & Jessica Pass

11        Mike Finley, Steff Pallan, Chloe McCauley                                       28        Chuck & Judy Weidner

15        Madeline Harmon                                                                               31        Jim & Nancy Viox

16        James Viox

17        Jay Pettit

18        Jayne Lewis, Grace Ransdell, Gavin Von Handorf

19        Debbie Krueger, Larry McKenney

20        Jigi Emmons

21        Bryan Roberts, Grant Turner

22        Joseph Wert

24        Ella Viox, Brenda Hamilton

26        Pete Strange

28        Leslie Cooper

29        Kristene Ehme



2          Luke Dehner                                                                           8          Doug & Debbie Roberts

3          Logan Dehner                                                            9          Jim & Taylor Woodrum

4          Karen Wilder                                                              16        Ron & Debra Kramer

8          Nick Nieporte                                                                         20        Chris & Christian Craddock

9          Betsy Nieporte                                                            21        Jay & Portia Leftin

10        Ki Ransdell                                                                 22        Andy & Karen Wilder

11        Betty Lou Wert                                                           25        Ival & Pat Acra

13        Roberta Plummer, Tony Weidner, Andy Wilder        26        David & Jan Ransdell

14        Judy Weidner

19        Abraham Cammack

21        Jordyn Zumbiel, Joseph Henry Sandusky

22        Stacey Cammack

23        Ruth Chesnut, Michelle Ehme Hufford, Rev. Jim Potts

25        J.J. Santos

26        Ken Rowland

28        Ally Kramer

29        Kathy Terry

31        Tom Rouse