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PASTOR'S CORNER
Friends,
We will focus on our second Essential Prayer this Sunday: Thanks. When we exercise gratitude, even when we are necessarily feeling particularly thankful, it changes our perspective, it changes our actions, it changes us. I hope you'll join us this Sunday as we look at what it means to "give thanks in all circumstances" (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Two Reminders and an Announcement:
  • Parking Lot Worship is Back! We will resume worship in the parking lot @ 9am, unless it rains. Watch for weather announcements on Facebook and our website. We will continue worshiping in the Sanctuary at 11am.
  • 2021 Commitment Cards: Our ESUMC Finance Team and I are planning our 2021 Ministry budget. Your financial commitments for the coming year are essential to the making of our ministry plan. If you have not filled out your 2021 Commitment card, there's still plenty of time! Prayerfully consider how you might give joyfully and generously next year, and share that commitment with us. Fill out your card online here: https://www.elmsprings.church/2021-commitment-card.html or drop it in the offering box on Sundays.
  • Churchwide Advent Study: I am inviting each of you to be a part of a churchwide Bible study on Sunday mornings at 9:50am called Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes. This study will be led by me, Brandon Williams, Lea Brown, and Ralph Harvey. We will look at how each gospel introduces Jesus to the world. If you have little ones, bring them with you and we will supply busy bags so that no one is excluded. Click here to register. If you want to participate from home via zoom, please indicate that on your registration.
    • When? November 29 - Dec 20 @ 9:50am
    • Who? All are welcome!
I thank God for each of you!
Pastor Jennie
CHECK OUT WHAT'S COMING UP:
Did you miss this week's Wednesday Word?
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**NEW** Click here for ESUMC November Calendar
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We will meet on Monday, November 16 @ 6:30 pm to pack and deliver our Thanksgiving Holiday Boxes! (Masks and Distancing are required.)
Use our ESUMC Reverse Advent Calendar to help restock our Soul Food Pantry for the New Year!
Our Soul Food Pantry pick up ministry is asking for donations of gently used children's books. In addition to providing groceries for school families, we will begin providing books for the kids to read as well. Drop books in the green tub or in the donation station outside the Sanctuary.
Thank you!
STUDENT MINISTRIES
ELM SPRINGS KIDS
(PRE-K - 5TH)

Get Ready! We are doing something exciting for our Christmas Story this year. Start thinking about costumes and what part you can play in our production. Even if you are not able to come to church right now, you will be able to play a part.  Be on the lookout for details, there is a part for everyone.

 
ELM SPRINGS YOUTH
 (6TH - 12TH GRADE)

Get Ready! We are doing something exciting for our Christmas Story this year. Start thinking about costumes and what part you can play in our production. Even if you are not able to come to church right now, you will be able to play a part.  Be on the lookout for details, there is a part for everyone.

November 15th, Today! Working on getting ready for the Christmas Story.  1 -2pm.
Please text, email or call Denise if you have any questions.-

Denise Crutchfield
479-841-9747
Curriculum Coordinator
Kids@elmsprings.church

See you Sunday!

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP
Churchwide Adult Discipleship Opportunity!
During Advent we will be doing an ESUMC churchwide study in the fellowship hall on Sundays at 9:50am. Pastor Jennie, Brandon Williams, and others will lead us in a study called Christmas in the Four Gospel Homes. Join us as we look at Jesus' birth and origin stories as described by each of our four gospels. All are welcome!

Click here to register and save your spot. If you are interested in attending via zoom, please click the link and let us know.

Prayers for Terry Crutchfield for health concerns
Prayers for Denise Crutchfield's friend Esther Price, for comfort and healing
Prayers for Mona Hill for healing and peace
Prayers for Carl Palmer and his family for Covid recovery
Prayers for Christina Boman, Julie Lewis's cousin, for healing
Prayers for Derric Ceola for health
Prayers for Jerry Barnett who fell and broke his hip and has had surgery
Prayers for Ron Moore as he recovers from a stroke

 
 Have you completed your 2021 Commitment Card? 
Fill it out online here or place it in the offering boxes on Sundays.
Call 479-248-1290 with any questions.
Ways to Give:
Online: Click here to give online, secured by Vanco. 
Mail: Elm Springs UMC, P.O. Box 8, Elm Springs, AR 72728.
In Person: On Sundays during worship or during office hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10am-2pm
Automated Clearing House (ACH): Automatic payments from your bank account. To get complete information, please call the church at 479-248-1290 with routing and account numbers. There are no fees incurred by the donor or the church with ACH.


OFFERING AND ATTENDANCE:11/08/20
Giving 
General Fund: $6,910
Designated Funds: $2,920 ($2,030 for Soul Food and $790 for ATAP and $100 for Holiday Boxes)
Attendance 
 9 AM - 38
11AM - 45
Thank you for your faithful support!
Not ready for in-person worship? Worship with us on Facebook at 9 or 11!


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