Posts from October 2017

All Saints Day

John Wesley, founder of Methodist movement, celebrated All Saints Day, calling it a “festival I truly love.” November 1 is All Saints Day, a sometimes-overlooked holy day in United Methodist congregations. It is not nearly as well known as the day before, All Hallows’ (Saints’) Eve, better known as Halloween, but is far more important…

Western Douglas County Food Basket Drive

As in years past, Elkhorn Hills UMC will be participating in the Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce Food Basket Drive.  Click on the link to learn more. Again this year the Mission Committee is asking for non-perishable food donations for the food baskets that are put together and delivered to the less fortunate families…

Trunk or Treat 2017

Trunk or Treat 2017 was AWESOME!  The perfect weather on Wednesday night brought over 200 children, parents, grandparents, staff and volunteers to the Elkhorn Hills parking lot for the festivities.  The chili supper in the Family Life Center was convenient and delicious, too.   The parking lot was well organized with lots of decorated trunks for…

Justice For Our Neighbors

JFON embraces immigrants: Justice for Our Neighbors, a ministry of The United Methodist Church, helps low-income immigrants and refugees navigate the complex U.S. legal system. National JFON executive director Rob Rutland-Brown writes that the group is “guided by a vision that all immigrants should be warmly welcomed in the United States by caring and compassionate…

October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Gratitude can be shown in simple ways Service as a pastor extends far beyond the sermon delivered each Sunday. Indeed, most pastors work far beyond a 40-hour work week as they prepare the weekly message, plan out the worship service, lead Bible studies, visit the sick and handle everything from making repairs in the church…

Love Graffiti

Elkhorn Hills Preschool learned about “Love Graffiti” during chapel this week.  The scripture verse from Colossians 3:12-17 reinforces this message. Graf*fi*ti:  graffiti are writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed, without permission, on a wall or other surface in a public place. Most of the time, graffiti doesn’t share love, however, it can and that…