I am thankful for the beautiful snow, but I missed gathering in the parking lot with you this last Sunday. Thankfully, the weather looks great for this weekend, and we will be back worshiping the parking lot at 11am. It's hard to believe this is the last Sunday before Christmas! This Sunday we will do a special Lessons and Carols. Join us for a service of some of our favorite Advent and Christmas songs, as we hear the story and the promises of God's salvation as written in scripture.
We will finally be able to celebrate our new members this Sunday, as well! If you are interested in becoming a part of Elm Springs UMC, we would love to have you. Email Pastor Jennie at email@example.com to find out how!
Covid Worship Update:
On Monday, Bishop Mueller 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.
Advent/Christmas Eve Schedule:
December 20, 11am: Lessons and Carols
Mark your calendars for worship through scripture and song
December 24, 5pm: Christmas Eve Candelight in the Lot
A night of Carols, Communion, and Candlelight
See you Sunday as we continue our journey through Advent toward the Light!