Posts from November 2017

Methodist History: The Salvation Army

The red kettles and ringing bells of The Salvation Army are a familiar part of the Christmas season. Less familiar is the story of how this 165-year-old organization traces its roots to a British Methodist preacher who found his calling serving the poor. Methodist History:  The Salvation Army Church historian Dale Patterson says The Salvation…

Congratulations

Goracke Help Award

Congratulations to EHUMC member Kip Meyer for receiving the “Goracke Help Award” at the recent Elkhorn High School football banquet.  Coach Wortman presented the award at the banquet unbeknownst to Kip who was volunteering at the Elkhorn Hills Youth Group that night. About the Goracke Help Award The Goracke Help Award is presented to an…

Mitten Tree

The Elkhorn Hills Youth have set up a Mitten Tree in the narthex again this year.  We will be adopting families in our community again and also providing warm clothing (hats, gloves, mittens, hand warmers, jackets, hoodies, etc.) for Youth Emergency Services.  The congregation is invited to help the families we adopt through our Mitten…

Movie Matinee

Join us Sunday, December 17th at 3:45 pm to see “The Star” at Village Point Movie Theatre.  The Star is a 2017 American computer-animated Christian comedy film directed by Timothy Reckart. Based on the Nativity of Jesus, and off an original idea by Tom Sheridan, the screenplay was written by Carlos Kotkin and Simon Moore.…

Let Us Give Thanks: A Photo Prayer

While November marks a celebration of thanksgiving in the U.S., finding time to thank God is part of our daily discipline as United Methodists. This video meditation features a shortened version of a prayer of thanksgiving. You are encouraged to share or download this video to use in Sunday School classes, before or during worship,…

Teaching Children When You Mean Business

The following Parenting Tip is from the National Center for Biblical Parenting.  Click on the link to subscribe for FREE E-mail tips.  The Elkhorn Hills UMC Adult Education Committee has sponsored parenting classes from the National Center for Biblical Parenting in the past.  A number of their books are available in the Elkhorn Hills UMC…

What does ‘communion of saints’ mean?

Every time Christians say the Apostles’ Creed, we profess belief in the communion of saints.  The term “communion of saints” refers to the whole community of faithful followers of Christ, living and dead, past, present and future. Ask UMC:  What does “Communion of Saints” mean? Rev. Katie Shockley explains, “When we gather in worship, we…