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PASTOR'S CORNER
Friends,
I want to share some news with you regarding our in-person worship services. The Elm Springs UMC Leadership Board met this week and made some  exciting decisions. 
  • We will resume indoor worship at 11am beginning October 4, 2020. A couple of things to note: We will also continue our Parking Lot Service at 9am for the foreseeable future, so you will have two on-campus worship options. Our indoor worship will look a little different in order to maintain safe conditions. While the conference has no longer restricted gatherings to a specific number in attendance, masks and distancing will be mandatory at all times. Other guidelines will be sent out via email and Facebook as that date gets closer. We will need volunteers to help greet, take temperatures, and pass out masks for this added service, so if you are willing to serve in that way, please email office@elmsprings.church. 
  • We are upgrading the media in our Sanctuary to include Livestreaming capabilities. Not only will this allow those of you who are still worshiping at home to be connected to those of us in our Sanctuary, but it is also a vital evangelism tool for the future. If you would like to give toward this effort, please let us know by marking your envelope or check "Livestream." We have a generous donor willing to match any gifts given to make this happen.
Please be in prayer for our church. Your Leadership Team has been faithfully working to make sure we connect with as many people as we can throughout the COVID-19 crisis. We've also been thinking of creative ways to continue to reach our community with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and that includes each of you. Stay encouraged! God is doing a new thing. 

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Jennie
CHECK OUT WHAT'S COMING UP:
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Elm Springs Service Day!
Community Food Distribution
Looking for a way to serve? 
Elm Springs is partnering with the Neighborhood Church of Bentonville and Hope Food Distribution to provide meals for approx. 400 families.

Where: ESUMC Parking Lot
When: Join us Saturday, September 26 from 7:45 - 1pm.
What: We need at least 20 volunteers (ages 10 and up) from ESUMC to help set up and distribute food.
Please call the church (479-258-1290) or email office@elmsprings.church and let us know that you can come and help. This is a great community service!
Help Elm Springs earn a Free YouTube Channel!

We only need 4 more subscribers on YouTube to be eligible for a FREE YouTube channel. This will enable us to livestream our services when we get back in the Sanctuary. If you haven't subscribed, click the link below and hit "subscribe."

 

Click Here to Subscribe Now!

We are upgrading the Sanctuary media equipment to allow for live streaming of our services! We have a generous donor who has agreed to match any funds given to help make this upgrade possible. If you would like to give toward this new ministry, please mark your envelope or check "live stream."
Thank you for helping make this happen!
STUDENT MINISTRIES
ELM SPRINGS KIDS
(PRE-K - 5TH)
We want to thank all of the kids who are participating on the Sunday morning worship through song! If you are not receiving a link to practice ahead of time, please email kids@elmsprings.church to let us know!
Watch for the next exciting announcement for kids night on October 11th at the ESUMC.
 
ELM SPRINGS YOUTH
 (6TH - 12TH GRADE)
2 Opportunities to Serve!
1. UMW Garage Sale this Saturday. If you want to add funds to your youth account, please come and donate your time from 7:45am - 2pm
2. Elm Springs Service Day next Saturday (Sept. 26th) from 8:45am  - 1pm. This is a great chance for community service hours. We are partnering with Neighborhood Church and Hope Distribution truck to provide food for local families. We are expecting 400-450 people to come and get food.

ES Youth Group will be meeting on Sept 20 and Sept 27th,
from 6-7pm in the parking lot!

Please remember to bring items for the community love baskets, and we hope to have enough to make the baskets to be delivered!

 
ADULT DISCIPLESHIP
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BIBLE STUDY ON THE LAWN
Starting this Sunday at 6pm

Pastor Jennie will be leading an outdoor small group study starting this Sunday, 9/13. The study is called Gospel Discipleship, and is based on a book written by one of our Arkansas pastors, Dr. Michelle Morris. Dr. Morris has taken a deep dive into the discipleship styles of our four gospel writers: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. This study will help us identify our congregational "type" and our personal/individual styles of discipleship. Child care is available. 

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

...Pray without ceasing.
David and Mary Pat  Meyers for his comfort in his rehab facility
LaDena Downum, current Covid 19, Fires, and Political issue
John and Lynda Belvedresi, Pray for peace for John and his family
Tommy Turentine, Pray for health
Myrna Carlton, Unspoken prayers
Crabtree Family, Unspoken prayers
John and Barbara Salama, health and job concerns
Eric Cabledue, Pray for personal requests
Krista Cannon, Pray for family

It is with great sadness we announce that Jean Fisher, sister of Jerry Kever and Martha Rakes, has passed away. Please be in prayer for her family.

Hello Church Family!
We have so many yard sale donations that the storage container is full-to-burstin’! To help make more room, Elm Springs United Methodist Women will host a ONE DAY OUTSIDE SALE on Saturday, September 19, from 8 until 2. We will be selling “the big stuff” that is taking up so much room in the container – and maybe some small stuff too. You never know!  We would deeply appreciate some help in setting up and working the sale on Friday, Sept. 18 from 9-12 and Saturday, Sept. 19, from 8-2pm. Please call Mary Zimmerman at 479-601-1398 or email mary.zimmerman58@outlook.com for more information and to volunteer! Bless y’all!
Did you know you can give online?
Ways to Give:
Online: Click here to give your tithes and offerings online, secured by Vanco.
Mail: Mail your contributions to Elm Springs UMC, P.O. Box 8, Elm Springs, AR 72728.
In Person: There will be someone in the office Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10am-2pm. 
Automated Clearing House (ACH): Automatic payments from your bank or through ESUMC, secured by Vanco. To find out more, call 479-248-1290.


Giving 
09/13  General Fund          $5,757.50
09/13  Designated Funds    $503.49



Attendance 
09/13   65 including 3 visitors!
Thank you for supporting the ministries of ESUMC!
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