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…

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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…

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…

Scrip News

Thanks to all the loyal supporters of the Scrip Program.  Elkhorn Hills has participated in the program for over 10 years and supported many projects during that time.  Earlier this year, $3,000 was given to Mission Shares, which has been our main focus. Remember, Christmas is right around the corner.  Please consider ordering your gift…

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Contentment of His House

“The chapel was finally at rest. A dark, quiet, peaceful, empty sanctuary. There I was alone in His house. I logged off. I unplugged and sat in an empty church. I listened. I allowed the vast depths of my soul to be exposed. It was just me and Him. Total contentment. “ This is a…

Christmas Cantata Invite 2017

Greetings current choir members & music lovers! All singers and instrumentalists are invited to participate in our annual Christmas Cantata! This year, we will be premiering a new cantata titled “Christmas Is In The Heart: Sharing the Joy of God With Us” arranged by Steven W. Mauldin. Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays evenings during our regularly…

Victory Garden at Elkhorn Hills

At this morning’s service, we learned that after six seasons, Harley V. Dirtflinger, Manger General of the Victory Garden at Elkhorn Hills, has reaped his final harvest.   We are looking for someone to assume the administrative duties of the garden for next season.  The garden provides food, fellowship, education, and enjoyment to those in our…