Missions

Reaching beyond the local congregation for the purpose of fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) is of paramount importance to us. We partner with mission agencies, send out our own people, and connect with indigenous peoples all over the world to accomplish this end. Listed below are our current and retired missionaries, our local mission efforts and special missions ministries within East Glenville Community Church. All are examples of how we reach out to our community and world with the love of Christ.
John and Melinda Bernard. Serving with United World Mission (UWM). John has an administrative role as the director of UWM. They are located in South Carolina.  More about the Bernards and UWM.
Nathan Caldwell. Serving with Camps International. Nate organizes and leads camp programs and training programs in Mexico.. More about Nathan Caldwell and CI.
Sharon Carlson. Serving with International Accelerated Missions (IAM).  Sharon has an administrative role as Overseer and Vice President of IAM.  She is located in Bern, New York. More about Sharon Carlson and IAM.
Alex and Laura Crum. “Serving with SIL’s Language Technology division which is tasked with creating the necessary fonts, software, and training materials necessary to aid Bible Translators complete their work.” More about the Crums and SIL
Glen and Beverly Ewart. Serving as a Campus Minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF). Glen works on the campuses of Clarkson University & SUNY Potsdam. They are located in Potsdam, New York. *More about the Ewart’s and IVCF. More about the Ewarts and IVCF.
Paul and Nanette Holt. Serving with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF).  Paul works with international students at SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University. They are located in Potsdam, New York. More about the Holts and IVCF.
John and Gail Morris. Serving with Acts One Eight (AOE). They are located in Colorado. More about the Morrises and AOE.
Matt and Nicole Paschall. Serving with United World Missions (UWM). They are serving in Budapest, Hungary. More about the Paschalls and UWM.
Cherie and Rick Vedder. Serving with Youth For Christ (YFC). Cherie coordinates the after school clubs for youth in the city of Schenectady, NY. They are located in Alplaus, New York. More about the Vedders and YFC.
Gordon and Sarah Williams. Serving with the SIL Global Diaspora, which works with language communities worldwide to build their capacity for sustainable language development by means of research, translation, training and materials development. More about SIL.
Mark and Rae Wilson. Serving with Serving In Mission (SIM) and its ministry to the Maninka people in Guinea, Africa. The Wilsons are currently serving stateside while Mark receives medical treatment. More about the Wilsons and SIM.

Special Ministries Within EGCC

  • The Diaconate Board is responsible for ministries that enable the congregation to reach out to people in need in our church and community.
Assistance is provided for people who need transportation to our Sunday morning worship service, special services, Wednesday Night Program, or even doctor’s appointments.
 
Volunteers are organized to provide a dinner meals for a family with an illness or special circumstance.
 
On the last Friday of every month volunteers serve the dinner meal at the Schenectady City Mission. Also, on the fourth Sunday evening of each month the Diaconate organizes a worship service.
 
On the 5th Sunday of the month (4 or 5 times a year), the Diaconate arranges a Sunday afternoon worship time, including music, prayer and a short devotional at Baptist Health Nursing Center. The service runs from 3:00-3:30 pm, with about 30-45 minutes before and after needed for transportation. We would love to have more volunteers to help as transporters.
 
Urgent prayer requests can be called into the church office where they are passed on to the Emergency Prayer Chain, pastors and staff. If you are not currently on a prayer chain but would like to be added, please call the church office.
Alex and Laura Crum. “Serving with SIL’s Language Technology division which is tasked with creating the necessary fonts, software, and training materials necessary to aid Bible Translators complete their work.” More about the Crums and SIL