The Active Aging Group of Elon Community Church will hold a reorganization meeting at the church on Tuesday, January 29 at 11:00 am. It has been nearly three years since our last meeting so we have a few issues that we need to discuss. We also want input about additional activities the group would like to schedule. Please help us prepare for the meeting by indicting in the bulletin that you will be attending. If you have any questions, please contact Ted Henson, Jean Toms or Katherine Floyd.
Valentine Youth Fundraiser Luncheon will be held on Sunday, February 10 following the worship service. The menu will be Chicken Pie, Green Beans, Salad, Rolls, drinks and desserts. There will be a vegetarian option. The cost for the meal is $10 with children 5-12 for $5. Under 5 eat for free. The family price is $25. Sign up on the insert in the bulletin if you plan to attend.
ANNUAL MEETING AND POTLUCK: THIS IS THE OFFICIAL CALL FOR OUR CONGREGATIONAL ANNUAL MEETING ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 27. We will have a potluck just after church on Sunday, January 27 and hold our 2018 Year in Review as well as setting our 2019 Budget. In addition, this year we will have a chance to become a Creation Justice Church. We will get a chance to vote on a statement developed by the Green Church Committee as well. It will be an important day for the church! So, be sure to sign up to tell us what you can bring for the potluck and plan to be a part of the day.
WINTERFAITH LUNCHEONS, JANUARY 9 at 11:45—1:00 PM: This year we are able to return to 3 Wednesdays in January for WINTERFAITH, an exploration of other religions and an Interfaith journey of how we can work together. Look for the three presentations planned in our January 2019 Torch, but save the dates, invite, and plan to attend this wonderful program shared by Elon Community Church and the Truitt Center at Elon University. As it was last year, lunch will be $8 and done by our own Ted’s Catering. Sign up on the insert if you plan to attend.
Chat and Chow will meet next at La Cocina Mexican Restaurant in Holly Hill Mall on Friday, February 19 at 5:30 pm. Please sign up on the insert if you plan to attend. If you sign up and find you cannot make it, please be sure to cancel your reservation. See Margaret McTaggart with any questions.
Have you Noticed? The walls in the Community Life Center were recently painted and they look spectacular. To keep the room looking fresh, please remember that tape, command strips, or any type of adhesive is not allowed on the painted sheetrock walls. Also, gum and glitter are not permitted in the CLC. Thank you for your cooperation!
Plastic Bag Donations: Jessica Frank, who is in one of the Girl Scout troops at the church, is working toward her Gold Award. Her plan is to make blankets for the homeless community in our area out of plastic bags. Jessica needs the church's help in collecting bags as it takes between 500-700 bags to create one blanket. There will be a box stationed outside of Monica's office to leave your bags. These are bags like from the grocery store, Walmart, etc. Please help Jessica out with the wonderful project to help others in our community while re-purposing those bags!
ONLINE GIVING IS AVAILABLE! Click or scan the QR Code on the top right of our website, eloncommunitychurch.org. Or look for the QR Code in the bulletin, Torch and other various church publications! From here you can use a credit card to fulfill pledge obligations or donate to various other funds.
Music Ministry Endowment Fund: Every week ECC is richly blessed with music as an important aspect of our worship. To augment the budgeted funds for these efforts your Music Committee has newly established a Music Ministry Endowment Fund. Your support of this fund may be to: General Needs, Guest Musicians, Choir Soloists, Music Camp, Hand Bell Maintenance, Organ Maintenance, Piano Maintenance, Other ___________. This Endowment Fund is an excellent channel for your expression of love at a time of memorial giving or to honor someone. It provides for beauty long after flowers will have faded. If your heart sings a melody after worship services may it inspire you to remember this newly created way for gift giving and sharing in the splendor of our music.
Organ and Vocal Recital CDs are on sale! You can purchase CDs from the church office during office hours. Proceeds will benefit Elon Community Church’s music Program.
Good Shepherd Kitchen and Good Samaritan Fund
Every Sunday please bring canned foods which will be taken to the Salvation Army Food Pantry. Also on the first Sunday of each month, donations may be made to our church's Good Samaritan Fund.