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PASTOR'S CORNER
Elm Springs friends and family,
Week two of Advent takes us to Matthew’s gospel. If you want to read ahead, look at Matthew 1-2 for the story of Jesus’ birth and infancy. This week we are in the parking lot only again at 11am. We had an excellent turn out last week and I hope to see you all again this week, as well. 

Don’t forget to add our Christmas Eve 5pm Parking Lot Service to your calendar! Bring your family and friends and join us for a short service of carole's,communion and candlelight on the eve of Christ’s birth. 

Membership Sunday:
On December 13 we will be celebrating new members in our congregation. If you would like to become part of Elm Springs UMC community, please let us know! If that date doesn't work for you, we will celebrate your membership another Sunday! Email me at pastor@elmsprings.church. We believe God is working in us and through us at Elm Springs, and we invite you to share your gifts with us and be a part of it!

2021 Commitment Cards:
If you have turned in your 2021 Commitment Card, thank you! We have over $108,000 committed to 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.


I thank God for each of you!
Pastor Jennie
CHECK OUT WHAT'S COMING UP:
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Use our ESUMC Reverse Advent Calendar to help restock our Soul Food Pantry for the New Year!
Check out this easy way to support ESUMC! Mary Palmer will be selling gift cards on Sunday mornings between services. You can also order via email for pickup by clicking on our catalog and following the instructions provided there.
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)
Virtual Christmas Story ! We are preparing for a virtual Christmas story...We will take pictures and short video clips this Sunday after church
Please plan to stay a few minutes and get your child dressed in a nativity  costume for a quick picture. If you are not attending this Sunday you can text or e-mail a horizontal picture of your child in his/her nativity outfit and we will insert the picture into the virtual video.
Hope to see you this Sunday!

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


 
ELM SPRINGS YOUTH
 (6TH - 12TH GRADE)
 

Get Ready! We are preparing for a virtual Christmas story...If you would like your child to participate (kids and youth), Please contact Denise Crutchfield by December 3rd.. Be on the lookout for details, there is a part for everyone.

Please text, email or call Brooke if you have any questions.-

Brooke Hobbs
501-209-1271
Youth and Communications coordinator
youth@elmsprings.church

See you Sunday!

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP

 

Prayers for Melissa Plichta and her family, passing of her sister in law
Prayers for  Amy Ramirez fighting Covid 19
Prayers for Diana Nelson (Tim's Mom) Fell and broke her wrist
Prayers for Barbara and John Salamas for financial, job and disability
Prayers for Larry Lowman who has cancer
Prayers for the Beverly Jansky family
Prayers for Eric Cabledue praises  for new job!

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:11/29/20
Giving 
General Fund: $3,973.00
Designated Funds:  ($125.00 for Soul Food and $200.00 for ATAP)
2021 Commitment Cards received: 14; Amount Committed for 2021: $108,000
 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.
Attendance 
Combined Parking Lot Service 81 
Thank you for your faithful support!
Not ready for in-person worship? Worship with us on Facebook at 11 this week!!


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