Youth Activities

Vacation Bible Experience 2023Sunday School meets every Sunday at 9:45 AM.

The Reason, the EOCC Youth Group, meets from 5 - 7 pm on Sundays in Fellowship Hall.  Doors open at 4 for those who want to talk, play games, practice with the praise band, or just hang out!

The Reason is encouraging the whole community to get involved with our Roadside Clean Up on Sunday, April 21st from 3 - 5 pm!  The more people who help, the more roads we can cover!  Come help us beautify our town! People with pickup trucks would be especially helpful! Prizes will be given for the largest piece of trash found and the most unusual.  We will meet back at the church at 5 pm for Pizza and devotions and finish at 6 pm.

The Reason, along with others willing to help, is offering their services to the community for the week of June 24th - 29th to help those who may be looking for help with painting, yard work, cleaning, repairs, landscaping and other projects. See the Youth Projects page or download a form and return it to EOCC by May 5.


Submitted by Doug Fogg, Youth Ministry Director


Spring is always a busy time for the youth of our church and community, and this year is no exception! We finished up winter with the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Variety Show on March 16th as well as the Easter Eggstravaganza on the 17th to finish up the winter season, and a great time was had by all! On Easter Sunday, we will serve Easter Dinner to our homeless and needy brothers and sisters at Columbia Street Baptist Church in Bangor.

On April 13th, 14 of us will travel to Portland’s Merrill Auditorium for the Broadway National Tour of “Jesus Christ, Superstar," Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1971 Rock Opera of the last days of Jesus, as seen through the perspective of Judas Iscariot.

Our annual Roadside Trash Clean-up in conjunction with Earth Day will take place on Sunday, April 21st, starting at 3pm. We encourage any and all to join us! The more people available, the more roads of our community that we will be able to cover!

In April we will also begin a study of the Bible book of Daniel. Given that Daniel was probably a teenager when he was exiled to Assyria, having to live his faith in a society hostile towards it, we thought this would be an excellent study to inform our own efforts to live our faith in our modern society!

Upcoming Events/SAVE THE DATES!

June 23rd - 29th: Mission Week: Again, the more help we have, the more work we will be able to do! See Doug if you are available to help for any or all days of the week! Applications for work to be done will be  available starting April 1st.

June 30th: Columbia Street Baptist Church at noon: The Reason will prepare and serve dinner for our needy and homeless brothers and sisters.

July 17th-19th: Vacation Bible Experience (VBX): For all children entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. The theme this year will be “Christmas In July” and will feature a look at how the teachings of Jesus are very different from society’s expectations! Again, this will be musically based and will end with an afternoon  concert of wonderful featured and original music!

July19th: Community Outdoor Barbecue and Concert featuring area praise bands. Don’t miss this  wonderful opportunity for music and fellowship with other churches and community members!

July 21st-27th: Camp Winniaugwaumauk: Congregational Church Camp (Sleepover) for Children entering grades 6 - 12. This is a fun, faith building experience on beautiful Walker Pond in Brooksville, Maine. See Doug or Andrea Philbrick-Cooper ASAP for more information!

August 14th - 17th: SoulFest: Members of the Reason, families, and anyone else in the Church has the opportunity to attend this 3-Day Christian Rock Festival and Greenfield, Massachusetts. See Doug for more details.

August 21st and; 22nd: Undefeated Concerts: This 3-member Christian Rock band, featuring siblings Meredith, Lis, and Christian Dunckle, will be returning to East Orrington Congregational Church for an acoustic coffee-shop style concert on Wednesday, August 21st after Vespers, and for a full rock concert on Thursday, August 22nd at 7 pm. They will be fresh off the stage at SoulFest, and we look forward to hosting them once again! All are welcome!

"Exciting news, everyone! 🌟 Are you ready for an unforgettable experience filled with faith, fun, and fellowship? Join us at our Christian Camp, CAMP WINNIE, where lifelong friendships are forged, and hearts are filled with joy. July 21-27 GRADES: 5TH -12TH. 

Immerse yourself in a week brimming with opportunities for growth, learning, and connection. From uplifting worship sessions to thrilling outdoor activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. And let us not forget the highlight of the week - our famous Talent Show and skits, where talents shine and laughter abound!

Do not miss this incredible opportunity to deepen your faith and create lasting memories. For more information or to secure your spot, give us a call at the office at 207-825-3404. The cost is only $250.00 for the entire week, and scholarships are available for those in need. Please call this week if interested. You do not have to be a member of this church or any church to go and safely have fun. 

Come join us for a week of spiritual renewal, laughter, and adventure. We cannot wait to welcome you to our Christian Camp family!" 🏕️🙏🎉

Safe Sanctuary

If you would like to volunteer to work with our youth, please contact Doug Fogg at (919) 217-5922 or or call the
church office to set up another training in the future.

Camp Winniagwamauk

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