Sun Catchers Campaign: As followers of Jesus, we are called each day to love, to heal, and to work for justice. It is in this spirit that we pursue our campaign to put 60 more solar panels on the roof of the CLC. Join us with your donations in this ministry to praise God for creation and to preserve life on earth. Make checks out to ECC, and put Solar Panel Fund in the memo. There are donation tables located at the front entrance to the sanctuary and in the CLC atrium. You can also donate by credit card on the ECC website. Thank you for caring and sharing.
Pet A Puppy Day: SUNDAY MAY 6, 2-4 PM. Last year was such a success and very therapeutic for the students preparing for Final exams. It is a simple gathering and a great chance to share with the students. Ten Thousand Villages will stay in our CLC for the students to do some shopping as well. What you need to do: Mark your calendars, bring your dogs, and donate cookies! Sign up on the insert if you plan to attend and if you can donate cookies.
THIRD PHASE IN COMMUNITY BUILDING: MOVING TOWARD ACTION: Continues on Thursday evening, April 26, 6 pm at Beverly Hills UCC, 715 N Church Street, Burlington. This last phase of the gathering is now open to those in the learning phase and to other members who are dedicated to faithfully working against racism in our community. We will be meeting to set goals for significant ways to change racist practices and build a more inclusion for Alamance County. This is a very important phase as we try to real conversations leading with goals set for real actions. This phase will meet consecutive Thursdays through April. Now is the time to get involved!
JUSTICE AND WITNESS LEARNING GROUP will meet Tuesday, April 24, at 7:00 pm in the CLC Classroom to discuss the presentation that Stan Meiburg led last week entitled, “The Future of Environmental Protection.” Mr. Meiburg was the acting deputy administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency from 2014-2017. All are invited to attend!
Chat and Chow will meet next at 5:30 pm on Friday, May 11 at Red Bowl Asian Restaurant in Alamance Crossing. Please sign up on the insert if you plan to attend. If you sign up and end up not being able to come, please let the church office know. See Margaret
McTaggart with any questions.
Soaring High Book Club: The fourth Monday comes early this month, so mark your calendars for April 23, when the Soaring High Book Club will meet in the church library at 7 PM. Carolyn Catalano has graciously agreed to lead our discussion of J.D. Vance's book "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.” The author, a former Marine and Yale Law School graduate, grew up in a poor Rust Belt town among colorful kinfolk transported from the hills of Kentucky. His personal story shows us how upward mobility really feels. This enlightening book is soon to be a major motion picture directed by Ron Howard. [Epilogue: Vance recently moved back to Columbus from California to launch Our Ohio Renewal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing high-quality employment and educational opportunities to Ohioans and addressing Ohio’s destructive opioid crisis.] Please contact Carolyn Catalano or Katherine Floyd if you have questions about our upcoming meeting.
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 Allied Churches' Good Shepard Kitchen. Also on the first Sunday of each month, donations may be made to our church's Good Samaritan Fund.