The Active Aging Group plans to travel to the Barn Dinner Theater in Greensboro on Sunday, September 17 to have lunch and see the play, Nunsense. The play features our own Gretchen Bruesehoff Wiles. The group will carpool from the church parking lot after the worship service. Tickets for the meal and show are $54.00 and must be purchased in advance. If you would like to go please sign up either on the bulletin insert or by calling the office by Monday, August 21. Please keep in mind that if you sign up you are telling the church to purchase a ticket for you and you will need to reimburse the church for your ticket. You may write the check to Elon Community Church and put Active Aging on the memo line.
Torch Deadline: This is just a friendly reminder that the deadline for the September issue of the Torch is on Saturday, August 19. Please submit any articles or photos you may have by this date. Your cooperation is appreciated!
Girl Scouts at ECC: Troop 2896 meets at ECC every other Monday during the school year, 6:00-7:15 pm. They currently have openings for 2nd through 5th grade girls. If you are interested in signing your daughter up or would like more information, please contact Shawnya Toole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benevolence Farm Fall CSA: Receive a box of vegetables each week fresh from the farm for 12 weeks. Pick up here at the church! The Fall subscription runs from Sept. 19—Dec. 5. $180 Half Share (1-2 People) or $300 Full Share (3-4 People). Invite a friend and get $10 off both shares! Visit www.benevolencefarm.org/get-involved/csa/ to sign up!
Chat and Chow in August: Chat and Chow will have their next gathering at Da Vinci’s Table on S. Church Street in Burlington on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Sign up on the insert or call the church office if you plan to attend. Please remember that if you sign up and find you cannot make it, please call the church to cancel your reservation. See Margaret McTaggart with questions.
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunities Coming Up! We have work days scheduled September 9, September 16, September 20, September 22, and October 7, from 8 am – 11:30 am. You must be 16 to volunteer. Only two volunteers are needed for each date. Please sign up on the insert in the bulletin if you are interested in volunteering for any particular dates and you will be e-mailed a waiver. See Ralph Waller or Howard Welborn for more information.
OUR Farmers’ Market continues its 10th season on Thursdays! Our Market will continue regular hours of 3:00-6:30 pm each Thursday. Make sure to join us! We have welcomed back many of our vendors, along with a couple of new vendors. Fresh and local produce, meats, baked goods, and handmade crafts will all be available on our front lawn! Help us spread the word and invite your family, neighbors and friends!
ONLINE GIVING IS NOW 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.
COME SHARE:2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 2:00 PM, AND 4TH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7:00 PM IN THE LIBRARY. How do we get a chance to share about our losses and the pain of losing special people in our lives? We have had many loved ones pass from our midst and we need a safe place to share the feelings and maybe just stories of what we are experiencing. Pastor Randy will lead this group and you are invited to attend no matter how long it has been or who it is, just let this be a time to… Come Share. No sign-up necessary.
Annual Football Sunday Luncheon: Football Sunday is on August 20 after worship for the Elon University team. Meat, pasta,
potatoes, and drinks will be provided. Vegetables and desserts are needed. Please bring a generous dish. They love our food! We need a count of our church members that will attend and what you are planning to bring. Please sign up on the insert in the or call the church office.
Church World Service School and Health Kits: During the month of August the Women's Ministries are collecting the items listed below for school kits which are needed by Church World Service to provide children in impoverished schools, refugee camps, and victims of natural or human-made disasters the items they need for learning. During 2016, there were many floods and hurricanes throughout the world, impacting Haiti, Myanmar and United States. Hurricane Matthew, for example, arrived in the US on October 4 and was one of the worst storms in the past decade. North Carolina was especially hit hard. Your generosity provided 80 school kits of the 3000 that were sent to communities affected by Hurricane Matthew. This year CWS is also asking for donations for hygiene kits for families living in poverty or that have been forced from their homes; as these items can mean the difference between sickness and health. If we have sufficient items or cash donated, the church may qualify for a matching grant from the UCC Disaster Ministries. School items: 70-count spiral notebooks, 12" ruler. 6 pencils, large eraser, hand-held pencil sharpener, box of 24 crayons, rounded tip scissors. Hygiene items: hand towel (15"x28"), washcloth, wide-tooth comb, fingernail clippers, bath-size bar of soap in wrapper, toothbrush in package, 10 band-aids. The items can be left in the box in the narthex. Checks designated "school or hygiene kits" will be used to purchase cloth or plastic bags. Thank you for your compassion in making a difference in God's families in need.
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.