Chat and Chow will meet next at Ciao’s Italian American Restaurant in Stoney Creek at 5:30 pm on Friday, June 21. Please sign up on the insert in the bulletin if you plan to attend. If you sign up and find you cannot make it, please be sure to cancel your reservation. Call the church office with any questions.
Active Aging to visit Bathabara: Come join us on Thursday, June 6 as we visit Bathabara the 1753 original Moravian birthplace of Winston-Salem. Enjoy a guided tour of the Gemeinhaus, the oldest church with-attached-residence in the United States. Walk within the restored 1756 reconstructed French and Indian War Pallisade and the 1754 colonial village. The cost of the van will be $20 per person (seats 14). To reserve your seat, please check the insert in the bulletin and write the check to the church with the words Active Aging on the subject line. Deadline for registration is May 21. On the day of the trip, an additional $5.00 will be collected prior to departure to pay for the guided tour. We will have lunch at Mama Zoe’s in Bathabara. The van will leave the church at 9:00 am and return at approximately 4:00 pm. Please be aware that this trip does require some walking on unlevel ground.
To Mars and Beyond—Vacation Bible School 2019: Our Vacation Bible School will begin this year on Sunday, June 23 with a family kick off night in the Community Life Center. We will introduce the theme and one of the stories and get us in the mood for the next three evenings. Monday June 24 thru Wednesday June 26 we will meet in the evenings, starting with a light meal and then continuing with our story, craft, science project and recreation each evening for children ages Pre-K to rising 5th graders. What do we need to make this happen? We need you, the members of Elon Community Church to help us out. We need to staff the kitchen for meal preparation. There will be those who are needed to lead the children from one location to another, and there are those who are needed to lead the classes. If you are willing to help in any of these capacities, please let Sharon Wheeler know as soon as possible.
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.