Encounter Christian Center 2003-2020

our response to covid-19

For the continued safety and well-being of our members, ECC will not be holding in-person services or events until further notice due to the spread of COVID-19. We believe these decisions honor the governmental authorities God has put over us.

How Do We Worship?

On Sundays at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM, we are gathering for  livestreamed worship services. During production of our services, we will adhere to the CDC’s recommendation of avoiding groups of more than 10 people.  Our eGroups and other ministries will be meeting via video conference.

What Should I Do During This Time?

  1. Do Not Surrender to Fear - 2 Timothy 1:12, “I know who I have believed and am persuaded that he will guard what I have entrusted to him till the end”
  2. Show Respect for Our Government Leaders - Romans 13:1, Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
  3. Develop Your Own Spirituality - Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
  4. Look for Opportunities to Help - Proverbs 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Romans 15:1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.


Stay Healthy and Informed

The CDC is the leading national public-health organization in the U.S. and has up-to-date info on COVID-19 
The MDH is the state department responsible for public heath in Maryland.
SMCHD is responsible for protecting and promoting the health of St. Mary’s County.
WHO is the United Nations' agency for global public health.