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 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.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection: The next collection will be on Saturday morning, October 21, from 8 am to 12 pm at Holly Hill Mall. Check your basement, garage, cabinets, etc. for hazardous chemicals that you would like to get rid of. Bring them to us, and we will take them to the Alamance County collection site for you. Popular disposal items include paints, thinners, and solvents; pesticides and insecticides; household cleaners and disinfectants; auto products such as brake fluids, gas, antifreeze, and motor oil; household batteries and fluorescent tubes; camp and grill propane cylinders. Medical waste and used electronics are not accepted at this collection. For a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items, google “Alamance County household hazardous waste.”
Halloween Party and Trunk or Treat: Our Annual Halloween Party and Trunk or Treat will be held on Sunday, October 29 at
5:30 pm in the Community Life Center and adjacent parking lot. We will have a hot dog supper, games, and hopefully lots of trunks. The Elon Softball Team is once again going to come and join in on the fun. With that said, we need trunks for this fun event. We had prizes last year and we will plan to again this year for our creative trunks. If you are willing to share a trunk for treating this event, sign up on the insert or email Sharon Wheeler at email@example.com.
The Social Justice Work Group announces a special study of the novel by Jodi Picoult, Small, Great Things. We will discuss this book with the help of Ray and Gayle Pollard and Lola Ayers. We are offering two opportunities to address the very important issues in this book: Tuesday, October 24 at either 10:30 am or 7 pm. There will be childcare at the 7 pm gathering and the 10:30 am by request. We are aware that there are 4 available copies of the book at May Library and some that can be borrowed if you are not able to purchase the book or have downloaded on a reading device.
IN RECOGNITON OF THE 500TH YEAR OF THE REFORMATION: Thursday, October 26, at 5:30 pm in the McBride Room, Interfaith Center on Elon University’s Campus. We begin our reflection on the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with students at Elon University addressing the root of reform. The call to reform always comes from experiences of injustice, abuse, corruption, or the need for new practices. On Thursday we will explore modern day experiences of alienation, abuse and the need for nailing our arguments to doors made by Father Peter, campus Priest, in which we can begin to look at what we need for the next 500 years in the Church. This is a time of healing, hope, and bringing together the future of unity in the Spirit. Our speaker for the evening will be Brooke Barnett, Associate Provost at Elon University. Please sign up on the insert. A complimentary taco bar will be served at 5:30 pm, or you can just come for the program starting at 6:00 pm.
Torch Deadline: This is just a friendly reminder that the deadline for the November issue of The Torch is on Thursday, October 19. Please submit any articles or photos you may have by this date. Your cooperation is appreciated!
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.