Pastor Hagen's Message to the Congregation, 11/2/2020




Christmas Love Tree

Each Christmas Elim invites members to share names of people they believe could use a little extra Christmas cheer.  They are then invited to buy presents for the people which are given out prior to Christmas morning.  For obvious reasons this process cannot happen this year.  So we are changing the process.

Like before, members are asked to submit names of persons, or families to Deb W. by Nov. 15.  Also, you are also asked to provide what store these people would like to get a gift card to.  Instead of buying individual gifts, Elim will provide the family a gift card to a store in enough time for the family to go out and purchase gifts themselves, or so they can give the gift card on Christmas morning.

Members can also purchase gift cards by going to "SignUpGenius", after Nov. 15.  The gift card list will also be posted on Elim's Website and on FaceBook.  Cash donations can be made toward the purchas of gift cards.  Please mark you donation "For Christmas Love Tree".  If you choose to purchase the gift cards yourself, please make them for $25.00 or less.  If you want to donate more than $25, please purchase more than one.  This will allow more flexibility in distributing the cards.  You can donate your gift cards by dropping them off in the Elim mail slot by the lower level entry door by Dec. 1.


New challenges breeds new answers and so the Love Tree will go on.  Please have your suggestions in soon.  Thank you. 


Remember, Live Victoriously,


Pastor Jim Hagen




P.S.    Thank you for keeping Elim in your prayers and continuing to financially support Elim's ministry.  Please consider joining others who have found the blessing of using electronic giving.  If it were not safe and convenient, I personally would not be using it.  If you would like to try electronic giving you can click HERE where you can give a one time or repeating donation, or you can scan the QR code. 


God bless you this week and remember, God is with us!


Pastor Hagen's Messages

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November 8, 2020
Pastor Hagen speaks on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18  There is Hope in Christ. 

  • YouTube

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 
A Bible Study on Mark 12.

  • YouTube

Sunday, November 15, 2020
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11  "Why are we here, at this time?"


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