Torch Deadline: The deadline for the November issues of The Torch is on Friday, October 19. Please submit any articles and photos you might have by this date.
Town of Elon and Elon Community Church Trunk or Treat and Halloween Party: This year our Trunk or Treat and Halloween Party will grow a little larger. We are sharing this event with the Elon Police Department. The event will begin on Sunday, October 28 at 5 pm. There will be trunks in our parking lot along with trunks along the street in the town of Elon (if we get enough trunks). Area businesses will also give out candy. This event will be carefully monitored by the Police Department and all trunks will need to be registered with the Town of Elon. You can register your trunk online at https://tinyurl.com/ycr93fbu or call the Elon Police Department at (336)584-1301. We will be offering our hot dog dinner and games in the Community Life Center with the Elon Softball team helping us out once again. This will be a much larger event than we are used to handling. If you are willing to help us with the dinner and some of the logistics, please sign up on the bulletin insert.
Reinventing Power: a film of hope and promise in the midst of the climate crisis. Please join us on Tuesday, October 23, at 6:30 pm, for a vegetarian potluck supper and this 50-minute film from the Sierra Club. Bring a dish to share, and come to ECC Community Life Center to view this inspiring film. You'll see and hear stories of people and communities from across our country (including two from eastern North Carolina) who have been transformed by their involvement in the development of clean, renewable energy projects. It's the necessary flip side of stopping the burning of fossil fuels. It's an exciting vision of the future, and it's happening now! There will be some time for discussion afterward. Everyone is welcome, even if you aren't able to bring food to share. Please let us know you're coming by filling out the insert or by calling the church office (336) 584-0391, so we'll be able to set up accordingly. Note that if you normally attend the Justice and Witness meetings, this is substituting as our meeting for the month of October.
Chat and Chow: The next gathering of Chat and Chow will take place on Friday, October 19, at Columbian Cravings on Huffman Mill Road in Burlington at 5:30 pm. Please sign up on the insert or call the church office if you plan to attend. If you sign up and can no longer make it, please remember to cancel your reservation. See Margaret McTaggart with any questions.
PECAN ORDER FORM: It's pecan time again! The Women’s Fellowship will be taking orders now through Sunday, October 21. We expect pecan delivery to be sometime during the first two weeks of November, in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas baking and gifting. They are fresh from this year's crop. Plain pecan halves cost $13 per 1 pound bag. Double Dipped Chocolate pecans will be $14 per 14 oz. box. And we are again offering a foursome, that comes with a variety of pecans for $20. These make wonderful gifts for the holiday season. Orders may be placed using this form in the bulletin, by contacting any member of Women's Fellowship, or by calling Kay Elder or Jean Toms.
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 Allied Churches' Good Shepard Kitchen. Also on the first Sunday of each month, donations may be made to our church's Good Samaritan Fund.