Sustaining Creation, A Faith Journey: A LENTEN JOURNEY FROM THE CROSS TO NEW LIFE. A Six Week Study on
Thursdays in Lent Feb. 15- March 22, 10:30 am—noon or 6:30—8 pm (includes dinner). We will be led by Rev. Terry Gallagher, an ordained UCC minister, and has been an engineer, plant manager, Pastor, and now public Theologian who will help us understand the Theology of Earth care and the actions we can take to be faithful Christians. You may find that coming together will empower you to practice your faith realizing that the Cross plays a part in what we do! This is an important moment and a perfect chance to grow in this Lenten Season! Our morning session is identical with the evening session, so come when you are able. Attending as many or all the classes will give you a chance to take on 6 activities that we all need to do! There will be shared refreshments at the morning session, a light dinner will provided as well as child-care to insure that all of us can make it out in our busy schedules. Sign-up on the insert.
The Active Aging Group is planning a “Dinner and Play” evening on Friday, March 2. We will meet at the church at 5:45 pm and carpool to a local restaurant for dinner. Then at 8:00 pm we will travel to the Paramount Theater to see “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.” Tickets are $14.00 and must be purchased in advance. The deadline for reserving your ticket is Monday, February 26. You may reserve your ticket by filling out the insert in the bulletin. Remember you are asking the church to pay for your tickets in advance and agreeing to reimburse the church for those tickets. You may write checks to Elon Community Church and putting Active Aging on the memo line. We look forward to seeing you on March 2. If you have questions please contact Ted Henson, Jean Toms or Kathrine Floyd.
Torch Deadline: The deadline for the March issue of The Torch is on Monday, February 19. Please submit any articles and photos you may have by this date. Your cooperation is appreciated.
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.
COME SHARE:2ND AND 4TH WEDNESDAYS OF THE MONTH AT 2:00 PM, AND 3RD 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.
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.