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PASTOR'S CORNER
What are the most important things in your life? Where do you devote your time, energy, and resources? When we look at these things, we see very clearly what our priorities are. This Sunday we will continue our sermon series Enough: Finding Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity. True joy doesn't come from what we have, but who we are and what we share. We will be studying Jesus' parable in Luke 12:13-21 with the theme Cultivating Contentment. I hope you'll join us for worship this Sunday!

On November 1, we will wrap up our Enough series as we will talk about what it means to be Defined by Generosity. This is also All Saints Day, a day in which we honor in both services the members of our church who have gone on to glory over the last year. We will also celebrate our Commitment Sunday, and bring our 2021 Commitments to help fund ministries at Elm Springs UMC. Our Finance Team is actively preparing our 2021 ESUMC Ministry Funding Plan. To help us plan with integrity, we will be asking each of you to fill out a Commitment Card with your estimate of giving and return it to the church. You'll receive these cards in the mail next week, and we will have extras available on campus, as well. I hope you will prayerfully consider supporting the ministries God has planned for ESUMC next year and in the years to come. Your gifts help connect people to the transforming work of Jesus Christ! That's something to be grateful for. 

Something else to be grateful for: We've hired a new Youth and Communications Coordinator. Brooke Hobbs will be joining our ministry team on November 23! Brooke is incredibly gifted in both relationships with young people and communication, and she will be an incredible asset to the ministries of Elm Springs UMC. She brings other talents such as music and graphic design, and she is excited to meet our youth and help them grow in their faith in Christ. On November 1, we will have a time of welcome for Brooke between services. If you have students in 6-12th grade, or if you just want to say hi, I hope you'll stick around after parking lot worship, or come by before Sanctuary worship to meet her.

My prayers are with you!
Pastor Jennie
CHECK OUT WHAT'S COMING UP:
Did you miss this week's Wednesday Word?
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Here's how you can help:  
1. Donate candy! Candy can be dropped off at the church in the tub outside by the front doors anytime until October 28th.
2. Decorate a Trunk! We need 15 trunks for this event. Come up with your best Halloween theme and join us!

If you would like to decorate your trunk or participate in our drive through trunk or treat contact Denise Crutchfield at kids@elmsprings.church or 479-841-9747.
**NEW** Click here for ESUMC October Calendar
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STUDENT MINISTRIES
ELM SPRINGS KIDS
(PRE-K - 5TH)
Special takeout Sunday School Boxes have been made for each child. Please call the office and arrange for your pickup as they will be ready next week.
Church 479 248 1290
 
ELM SPRINGS YOUTH
 (6TH - 12TH GRADE)

October 25 - Preparing for Trunk or Treat, please meet at the church from 12-2pm. Bring a lunch, water and a mask. Snacks will be provided.

October 31 - Drive Thru Trunk or Treat
Here's how you can help:
2 - 4pm: Setup
4 - 6pm: Trunk or Treat
Don't forget to tell us if you would like to do a Trunk! Drop off candy donations anytime in the green bucket under the breezeway!

November 1 - Come meet our new Youth Coordinator, Brooke Hobbs! 10-11am, between services. Then stay for Skating @ Springdale Roller City, 1:00-4:00 PM. Bring a mask.  

November 8 - Craft Day for Youth Bazaar, 1:00-2:00 PM.

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

Denise Crutchfield
479-841-1549
Curriculum Coordinator
Kids@elmsprings.church

See you Sunday!

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP

Prayers for Darren Cross, health concerns
Prayers for Michele VanDerHoef, health concerns
Prayers for Amy Dodson, seeking employment

 Did you know you can give online?
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:10/18/20
Giving 
General Fund           $ 3,095.95
Designated Funds    $ 333.51 (Including Soul Food $125 and ATAP $190.51) 
Total Given for Live Streaming $3,100
Attendance 
 9 AM - 54
11AM - 38
 
Thank you for your faithful support!
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