Our congregation is active and involved in the Elkhorn and surrounding communities. Here’s a peek at what some of our members have been doing.
Congratulations to the DC West School District for being selected as a Blue Ribbon School. Read the article and see great pictures on the DC West Community School website. Elkhorn Hills UMC member Connie Rance, and others, accepted the Blue Ribbon School Award on behalf of the school in a ceremony in Washington D.C. Click on this link to read the Douglas County Post Gazette article, “DC West celebrates being a Blue Ribbon School.”
The GRACE adult Sunday school class served a meal at the Open Door Mission. After serving, a bunch of us went to UpStream and enjoyed dinner together.
The Elkhorn Hills Preschool program had a special Thanksgiving Day meal. So many things to be thankful for at Elkhorn Hills Preschool. Happy Thanksgiving to all of our amazing families!
The Waterloo Public Library hosted October contests and a Halloween Party. Elkhorn Hills UMC member Cheryl Robinson was one of the judges for the costume contest. Click here to the read the Waterloo Library article in the Douglas County Post Gazette.
The Elkhorn High School Advance team took 2nd place at the Omaha Bryan Quiz Bowl on November 14th, where 15 teams competed. Elkhorn Hills UMC member Sierra Cammack was one of the four team members.
The Concordia Jr. High Musical, School House Rock Live! Jr. was performed on November 15th. Elkhorn Hills UMC member Bailey Klanderud was a member of the cast.
The 2015 Fall Sports State Qualifiers were acknowledged in the Douglas County Post Gazette November 24th edition. Pictures of the following teams were included:
- Elkhorn South High School Volleyball team qualified for the Class B State Tournament. Head Coach Brianna Ritter is an Elkhorn Hills UMC member.
- The Elkhorn High School Boys Tennis team finished as the 2015 Class B State Runner-up with a score of 41. The team includes Haydn Muir (3rd place #1 Singles) and Coach Jon Holtz, who are Elkhorn Hills UMC members.
- The Elkhorn South Boys Tennis team finished fourth in the Class B State Tournament with a score of 30.5. The team includes Jon Fink (3rd place #2 singles), Ben Fink (4th place, #1 doubles), and Seth Fink (runner up #2 doubles) who are Elkhorn Hills UMC members.
- The 2015 Elkhorn South softball team finished as the Class B State Runner-up for the second year in a row. The team is coached by Elkhorn Hills UMC members Liz Hullinger and Erin Hullinger.