THE AUXILIARY OF TWIN LAKES ESTATE & CHRISTMAS SALE: Friday, September 20th, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday, September 21st, 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Held in the Fitness Center of Twin Lakes. Use the Church Street or Westbrook Ave. entrance and follow the signs. Exceptional values in furniture, electronics, small appliances, clothing, linens, kitchen equipment and more. The Swan’s Nest Gift Shop will feature a selection of fine vintage items and other collectibles; many items at half price. There will also be a large inventory of Christmas items from which to choose.
Active Aging trip To National D-Day Memorial: Our Active Aging group will travel to Bedford, Virginia on Tuesday, October 15 for a guided tour of the National D-Day Memorial. The van will leave at 8:45 for the two hour drive to Bedford and the guided tour scheduled for 11:30. We will make one rest stop each way going and coming. The tour will last approximately an hour then the group will have free time to further explore the site. A shuttle has been reserved to assist those who have difficulty walking around the site. The group will leave at 1:30 for lunch at the nearby Freedom Station. This renovated train station was the location where men from Bedford departed to travel to Europe during World War II. The memorial is in Bedford because per capita this town had more men killed during D-Day than any other town in the United States. After lunch the group will return to Elon arriving around 5:00. The cost of the trip is $26.00 which includes the van trip and the guided tour. Deadline for signing up for this trip is September 23. You may sign up by using the bulletin insert or calling the church office. Checks should be made out to Elon Community Church with Active Aging on the memo line. For further information, please contact Ted Henson, Jean Toms, Patty Welborn or Howard Welborn. Mark your calendars now for these future events: Friday, November 8 – Elon University’s production of “Damn Yankees” and dinner at the Mediterranean Grill, Tuesday, December 3 – Christmas Dinner at the Green Valley Grill in Greensboro.
Stand With The Children: The children of this and future generations stand at great risk due to climate change. Many are aware of this, and they are making their voices heard. Plan now, for on Friday, September 20, there will be a global climate strike, demanding that the leaders of our country and other countries take action to stop or slow climate change. Young people and adults will participate in five climate strike rallies in our area:
1) Greensboro, 110 S. Greene Street, 7:00 am
2) Chapel Hill, Peace and Justice Plaza, 179 E. Franklin St., 9:00 am
3) Greensboro, LeBauer Park, 200 N. Davie St., 12:00 pm
4) Raleigh, Halifax Mall, 300 N. Salisbury St, 12:30 pm
5) Pittsboro, Chatham Historic Courthouse, 9 Hillsboro Street., 5:00 pm
Can you attend and support their efforts? Perhaps carpool with friends or family. We are called to advocate for the children. More information is at www.globalclimatestrike.net.
Climate Change, Food, Hunger—the Growing Crisis: The United Nations has issued a report stating that climate change is threatening the world's food supply. In addition, our food production and consumption practices are worsening climate change. On Thursday evening, September 19, at 6:30 in the CLC, we will bring our vegetarian potluck dishes to share. While we all eat together, Giuli Schacht will demonstrate how easy it is to prepare delicious vegetarian dishes from our farmers' market produce. After we eat, we will view a couple of brief videos that will help us gain knowledge and perspective on the interactions between climate and food that are intensifying world hunger. We will identify a variety of things that we can do now to respond to this moral and humanitarian crisis. Sign up on the bulletin insert, or call the church (336-584-0391) to let us know if you plan to attend. Come for the food, fellowship and opportunities to protect life on earth. The time for action is now!
Farmers’ Market NEW PROGRAM HAS BEGUN! You can now call an order in for the products at the Farmers’ Market! We are attempting for the first time to allow you to read the e-mail that comes out on Wednesday each week of the vendors and the products they are bringing. An order will not be guaranteed, but our volunteer shoppers will do their best to purchase the best products you order as they are available. Then, you can drive in during the market to pick them up (and pay then) or we will hold your products till Sunday for you to pick up at church. This is an experimental program that we hope will allow you to use fresh vegetables, fruit, and prepared items from our local vendors. The number to call is 336-214-1304 and either talk to Randy or leave a detailed message of a product and the needed amount. We also need volunteer shoppers! Sign up on the insert or contact RoseAnn McLelland to volunteer at the market by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Chat and Chow will meet next at Tickle My Ribs BBQ on University Drive in Burlington on Friday, September 20 at 5:30 pm. Please sign up on the insert in the bulletin. If you make a reservation and find you cannot attend, please let the church office know.
Please Remember! You cannot block the sprinkler pipes in the closet on the stage when dropping off donations for our annual Secondhand Santa Sale. Thank you for being mindful of this.
Join The Walking Group at ECC: If you would be interested in walking, please come join us at 9 am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Some days we may move outside! Questions? See Sharon!
Have you Noticed? The walls in the Community Life Center were recently painted and they look spectacular. To keep the room looking fresh, please remember that tape, command strips, or any type of adhesive is not allowed on the painted sheetrock walls. Also, gum and glitter are not permitted in the CLC. Thank you for your cooperation!
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.
Salvation Army Food Pantry and Good Samaritan Fund:
Every Sunday please bring canned foods which will be taken to the Salvation Army Food Pantry. Also on the first Sunday of each month, donations may be made to our church's Good Samaritan Fund, which is used to help people in the congregation and surrounding community who have fallen on hard times.