50th Anniversary celebrations

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On February 10, 2019, ECCCM celebrated its original founding churches with an intimate gathering at Grace UCC in Newton. This location was significant, as the inaugural founding event was held at Grace UCC on October 12, 1969.

83 persons were in attendance including Mrs. Eulene Shepherd, wife of the late Rev. Banks Shepherd who was instrumental in founding ECCCM, Mrs. Doris Fish, the first Secretary and Executive Director of ECCCM, Thelma Sherrill, ECCCM’s first Assistant Director and Nellie Barringer ECCCM’s first volunteer.

In addition, representatives from the founding churches attended to receive recognitions for their work 50 years earlier.

Current volunteers, Board members, staff and the current Executive Director rounded out those in attendance.

Click below for the photo gallery for images of the event.