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.

Weekly Bulletin and Current Announcements

The Active Aging Group will be traveling to Chapel Hill to the Morehead Planetarium on Tuesday, August 6. The group will see the program, Carolina Skies: Lunar Landing Edition, which not only demonstrates the positions of the stars and planets in our sky but also includes a special observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing and the role the Planetarium played in training the astronauts. The show runs from 1:30 until 2:30 pm. The cost of the trip including van ride and show is $20.00. Prior to the show, the group will go to Mama Dip’s for lunch at 11:15 am. The van will depart from the church at 10:15 and return around 3:30 pm. Deadline for signing up will be July 23. You may sign up by checking the appropriate space on the bulletin insert and indicating how many tickets you wish to reserve or by calling the church office. Checks should be made out to the church with Active Aging Trip on the memo line of your check. If you have questions please contact Ted Henson, Jean Toms, Patty Welborn or Howard Welborn.

​CHARLOTTE HAWKINS-BROWN HISTORICAL SITE AND MUSEUM Trip: SATURDAY, JULY 27 AT 10:00 AM. LUNCH TOGETHER AT CIAO’S RESTAURANT AFTERWARD! Sign-up on the insert for a FREE tour of this site in Sedalia, just past the Stoney Creek area. While it is so close, it has a history that is so important to our area and this legendary educator and person, Charlotte Hawkins-Brown. We need a minimum of 10 people.

Annual School Supply Collection to Help Our Local Schools: During the month of July we will be collecting school supply items for our local elementary schools in need. Did you know that with budget cuts to our education programs, teachers spend an average of $1,000 a year on supplies for their classroom? They need help from the community. Please check out the school supply sales now going on and pick up notebooks, paper, pencils, glue and glue sticks, crayons, and more! Boxes will be in the narthex and atrium to place the items in. Thanks for your help!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game! Let’s go to the Greensboro Grasshopper’s Interfaith Night on Monday, July 29. The game starts at 7:00 pm. Gates open at 6 pm and we have the opportunity to display a church banner and join in on the Pregame parade at 6:30. If we can gather a group of 20 or more the tickets are $8 each.  Let Sharon Wheeler know if you and your family are interested in going to the game at wheeler.sharon04@gmail.com or call the church office.  Also look for sign ups in the bulletin! 

Chat and Chow will meet next at Crazy Mexico on Webb Avenue in Burlington on Friday, July 19 at 5:30 pm. Please sign up on the insert or contact the church office if you would like to attend. If you sign up and find you can no longer come, please call the church office to cancel your reservation.

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.

Help Our Furry Friends: Bring in cat or dog food to help two local non-profit groups feed hungry animals. The food will be divided between the Humane Society of Alamance County (HSAC) and Animal Resource Friends (located in Mebane). HSAC needs food for foster animals as well as their “No More Empty Bowls” program that provides food to families to care for their pets. Animal Resource Friends provides monthly distribution of pet food to families to care for their pets. Both groups have additional programs and services. So, help our furry family members in need! We will be collecting food June 2 – July 28. For questions or more information, please contact Racheal Stimpson at 540-998-9459 or rstimpso@vt.edu.

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.