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PASTOR'S CORNER
 
Merry Christmas, Elm Springs!
I hope you've made plans join us for Christmas Eve Candlelight in the Lot tomorrow evening at 5pm! We will sing Carols and take Communion together to celebrate Christ's birth. Invite your family and friends to be a part of this safe and meaningful gathering. 

Pastor Jennie

Covid Worship Update: Bishop Mueller has provided an update on our conference COVID guidance in response to the continued growth in numbers. The conference has also provided a COVID Dashboard for each county in AR to determine whether it is safe to gather in person. You can find that tool here. Under these guidelines, we can continue to meet in the parking lot safely, and will do so for the foreseeable future. In case of inclement weather, we will livestream our service to watch at home. 

I want to say thank you for the ways you continue to engage in our current situation. Your calls, notes, emails, comments, likes and shares help us all feel connected to each other. Keep it up! I also want to remind you that even when we don't physically gather, we can still give our tithes and offerings online, by mail, or even drop by the church office during the week. Use the offering time during our worship services to fill out the online form, or write your check, and continue supporting the work God is doing in and through ESUMC.
CHECK OUT WHAT'S COMING UP:
Join us for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service tomorrow at 5 PM in the Parking Lot or on Facebook!
Did you miss this week's Wednesday Word?
Click here to catch up.
**NEW** Click here for ESUMC December Calendar
Help Elm Springs earn a Free YouTube Channel!
We only need 21 more subscribers on YouTube to be eligible for a FREE YouTube channel. This will enable us to use the livestream equipment we are having installed in the Sanctuary.
If you haven't subscribed, click the button below and hit "subscribe."
Click here to subscribe to our Youtube Channel
Use our ESUMC Reverse Advent Calendar to help restock our Soul Food Pantry for the New Year!
Our Soul Food 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
Merry Christmas, ESUMC Families! Did you miss the online Christmas program? Click the link below to watch now! 
ESUMC Kids & Youth Ministries present: A Virtual Christmas Story
ADULT DISCIPLESHIP
  • Prayers for traveling mercies of family and friends
  • Prayers for Ron Moore who has Covid
  • Prayers for John and Barbara Salamas for health and job issues
  • Prayers for Brittany Stedman (granddaughter of Gary and Linda Downum) as she deals with Covid 19 patients. Also pray for Brittany's son for health and healing.
  • Prayers for Jimmy Bersi, brother of Dorothy Kever who has severe gout
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 12/14/20
Giving 
General Fund $13,061
Designated Fund $1,765.55 (including $25 Soul food and $1,740.55 ATAP)
2021 Commitment Cards received: 14
Amount Committed for 2021 : $109,980
 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.
 
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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