About The Ekklesia in Harlan
At The Ekklesia in Harlan, our focus is on our community. We have a strong desire to reach out to our town with the pure gospel of Jesus Christ and serve our neighbors by allowing the love and grace of God to minister through us.
In 1984, a small group of believers came together to form a new church in Harlan. They called their congregation Sunrise Chapel Mennonite Church and built a beautiful building north of Harlan on Spencerville Road.
As the years went by, God did wonderful things in their midst. Growing, expanding, and equipping them for the purposes He had for them both then and now.
On February 27th of 2014, the congregation purchased the former Harlan Elementary School with intentions both to relocate the church and also to establish the Christian Community Center of Harlan. Along with that move, they also changed the name of their church to 'The Ekklesia in Harlan'.
Although The Ekklesia in Harlan is no longer affiliated with the Mennonite denomination, we still greatly value and appreciate our heritage.
And that brings us to where we are today... we invite you to come and join us and be part of our history!
About our Services
We would love to have you join us for one of our services! Below is a list of our regularly scheduled services throughout the week and a little information about what to expect at each one...
Sunday School - 9:00am
Our Sunday School hour is divided into classes specifically for each member of the family. We have children's classes for Pre-School, 3-4 year olds, Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, as well as a Junior High class, a Senior High class, and adult classes. We also have a "Praise, Prayer, and Prophetic" time during the 9:00 hour.
Sunday Morning Worship Service - 9:45am
At The Ekklesia in Harlan, you can expect an excellent time of praise and worship followed by biblically sound preaching that will strengthen your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. During this service, we have the Little Lambs Children's Class available for children ages 1-6.
Sunday Evening Service - 6:00pm
Sunday evening services are also very special. These services are typically used for special speakers, hymn sings or guest singing groups, presentations from our Youth Group, and even family game nights.
Wednesday Evening Service - 7:00pm
Wednesday evenings are our Bible Study/Small Group sessions. Groups of men, women, the college and career age group, youth, and children meet together to fellowship and grow in the Word of God.