TORCH DEADLINE: The deadline for the March issue of the Torch is Wednesday, February 19! Please submit any articles and photos you may have for the upcoming Torch by this date. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Biscuits and Popcorn: A Climate Mobilization Film Festival, at Elon Community UCC, Saturday, February 29, 9 am until noon. It is sponsored by the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ, but is open to any church, group, or person who is interested. Twelve presenters from both UCC congregations and NC faith-based environmental organizations will be offering 5-minute film and slide presentations on Creation justice initiatives. The topics will include solar installations, permaculture, zero church waste, sustainable/sacred church land use, church farms, and the link between racial equity and the environment. These will be followed by a presenters' panel discussion and Q&A. Come, eat, watch, learn, fellowship, and discover new ways to engage your church in love of, and justice for, all of God’s Creation. If you have any questions, text or call Rev. Randy Orwig at 336-214-1304 or David Andes at 336-269-4126.
Chili and Bingo Night: Our annual Chili and Bingo Night with the Elon University students will be held on Tuesday, February 18 starting at 6:30 pm. What does it cost? A can or two of non-perishable food that will be donated to the Salvation Army’s food pantry. However, chili is needed to feed this crowd. Bring your award winning chili and you just might get an prize for it! There will be a chili cook off and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. If you do not cook chili, desserts are needed also. Let the office know what you plan to bring or sign up on the bulletin insert. Come out, have a good time, win a prize with an awesome bingo card and enjoy our neighbors at Elon University.
Chat and Chowwill meet next at Mosca’s Italian Restaurant off S. Church Street in Burlington on Friday, February 21 at 5:30 pm. Please sign up on the insert if you plan to attend. If you make a reservation and find you cannot attend, please let the church office know.
Resolve to Recycle Through ECC: We collect foam products for recycling! Bring in foam cups, plates, takeout containers, egg cartons, meat trays, and foam used to package electronics (no packing peanuts). The foam must bear the #6 symbol and be clean and dry. Put it in the box located in the big storage room just inside the CLC to the left. The foam will be transported to DART in Randleman for recycling. Let’s keep that foam out of the landfill! We collect CFLs and all types of batteries for recycling! Put them under the mailboxes in the downstairs hallway of the old building (across from the library). We collect electronics for recycling! Bring your
computers and peripherals, TVs, stereo equipment, electronic games and toys, phones, digital cameras, cables, small household appliances, etc. These go in or by the closet on the left just as you come into the downstairs hallway of the old building from the parking lot between the church and Pandora's Pies. Bring nothing heavier than 20 pounds, please. We’ll take them to the Guilford County Prison Farm to be recycled.
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.
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.