Elim Extra for December 10, 2023

Pastor’s Reflection

At worship this Sunday, we will be talking about how God provides what we need when we follow our vocation to “be the church.” Last Sunday, Joan shared that our church furnace is getting old and dysfunctional, and there is a bid on the table to replace it with a new furnace which would last us many years. Members, please come to church on December 17th to cast your vote for this major expenditure. Your earmarked financial contributions toward this purpose are also most welcome! 

Big thanks to Steve Munson and the church council for all their research during this process.  How fortunate we are to have a Restoration Fund to provide for our church and ensure warmth in our sacred space. From revelation to invitation, from provision to proclamation, God acts in the world to warm our hearts during Advent. I look forward to sharing a cozy candlelit Christmas Eve with you on December 24th at 5 PM!

with love, Pastor Chelsea

Christmas Eve services this year will be at 10 AM and 5 PM.

Caroling Update: We are going to be delivering Christmas cookies to some of our homebound members who are living in group residences. Baskets will be assembled on Saturday morning, December 16th at church. Please join us in a car caravan after worship on Sunday December 17th to make the deliveries! People who like to sing are encouraged to join in. Thanks to Deanna for coordinating!

Big thanks to the folks contributing to Elim’s meal for Family Promise in December: Kay, Gloria, Joan D, Peggy, Lucille, Joan T, and also thanks to all who have supported this ministry (Pam, Jennifer, Leslie and Cindy, Bonnie, Rosemary, and others). Please check out the link to learn more about this great program in Ogden:


A new Bible Study on First Corinthians has begun at Elim on Tuesdays at 6 PM in the Fishbowl room, led by Pastor Steve and Lynn Tharpe of First Baptist Church. All are welcome!

Giving Tree: Please bring new winter clothes for clients of the Rescue Mission and Lantern House. Gifts will be delivered in January!

 All are welcome on Sundays at 9 AM for Bible study. This week’s book study assignment: read chapter 4 and 5 of Leading Faithful Innovation.