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Sonshine Preschool

We at ECC are very proud to serve Tucson’s Eastside families by providing the highest quality Christian based early childhood education. Sonshine Preschool is one of the preeminent preschools on the Eastside of Tucson. Sonshine Preschool is an outreach ministry of ECC which has been lovingly serving children and families for over 33 years.  For more information jump to our Sonshine Preschool page, visit us on the web at sonshineprek.org or call for a tour at (520) 885-1045.

Henry Elementary School

Henry is a local school 3 blocks from ECC. We are partnering with Henry to better serve families on the Eastside of Tucson. In the Fall, we help families in need with Thanksgiving food boxes and Christmas gifts for children. We also make lunch periodically for the faculty to honor their important contribution to the lives of children.

Refugees

As a congregation we often help to serve refugees as well as immigrants on a case by case basis. As of late we often find ourselves helping Guatemalan refugees who have fled violence and oppression and have come the United States seeking asylum. We provide basic necessities as we are able such as housing, food, clothes, furniture, transportation, etc.

Sanctuary Movement

We are a ‘Sanctuary Supporting Congregation’, we are a member of the Sanctuary Movement which seeks to provide support for those who are facing unjust deportation. For more information on this network of congregations you can visit this website.

Islamic Center of Tucson

We often partner together with the Islamic Center of Tucson for interfaith and unity focused events. If you are interesting in learning more about this or have questions send us an email or give us a call!

GLOBAL


Mission Work Around The World

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Theresa

Eastside Covenant Church supports mission work all over the world.

Ecuador Mission

We support two long term missionaries in Ecuador, Cheryll and her husband Moises who server as pastors of the 25th Street Covenant Church in Guayaquil. Moises preaches and cared administrative responsibilities, along with his work as a contract civil engineer. Cheryll led the church Bible study, the Covenant Women’s Bible study, and team-taught the 6-8 year old Sunday school class. She also taught piano, guitar and bass lessons at church, and served as the “technical director” of the worship team. Cheryll was a board member of “Science and Fatih”, one of three Covenant schools in Guayaquil. For the last two years, she also served as secretary of their school district.

Romania 

We support RomTrain Ministries which provides assistance of all sorts to people in need in Romania, especially those who are marginalized and impoverished. While we support this organization financially our primary method of support is by sending one of our own, C. Ray Denogean who travels to Romania frequently to help build buildings such as orphanages, schools, and spaces of worship. He has made several trips and continues to be a bridge between our congregation and the people of Romania.

Congo Kids

The Democratic Republic of Congo is rich in natural resources, which has led to many violent struggles over land. More than 700,000 people have been affected by the recent conflict in the Congo. The rebel group, M23, threatens the eastern portion of the nation and invaded the city of Goma in November 2012. Today, as many as 140,000 have been displaced and are living in refugee camps in deplorable conditions. Our two sponsored children live in the northwest corner, yet these are the struggles that crippled the nation’s economic advancement.

The Covenant Church has been serving the Congo for over 80 years. There are hundreds of Covenant Churches and schools and hospitals planted to serve this nation, deemed the poorest nation on earth. This Fall, we are joining World Vision to “adopt” children, providing educational resources, medical supplies, and hygiene options that will improve their lives. By adopt, we mean sponsor a child at the rate of $40 per month. This sponsorship not only empowers the child, but helps the family which in turn benefits the entire village.  Join us as we take small steps to change one corner of the world!