Elim's newsletter is called "the Messenger" and is published approximately 4 times a year. Click on the links below to see what has been going on at Elim and what you might want to get involved in.
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CHRISTMAS LOVE TREE IS HAPPENING, BUT DIFFERENTLY
Elim is committed to hosting another Christmas Love Tree this year as the need is still there, maybe more than ever. In order to ease the process of purchasing and distributing gifts in this time of Covid19 organizers are changing how the Love Tree will look.
Elim members will be invited to sign up to purchase gift cards. (We will also accept cash donations to go towards the purchase of gifts cards.) The gifts cards and donations will need to be back to the church a little earlier than normal this year so we can provide the recipients their gift cards in time for them to purchase gifts with the cards and have them ready for Christmas.
SIGN UP TO PURCHASE A GIFT CARD
The gift card list will be available on an online sign up (link above).
Cash donations will also be accepted so the organizers can purchase requested gift cards. Be sure to note on your check that it is for the Christmas Love Tree.
When purchasing gift cards we would like the amounts on each card to be $25 or less (and please indicate the amount on the card when turning it in). If you’d like to spend more than $25, please purchase multiple cards. This will allow us to have flexibility in how we distribute the gift cards.
RETURN GIFT CARDS BY DECEMBER 1
Return your gift cards by dropping them in the mailbox at Elim (next to the lower entrance door).
Elim's Phased Reopening Plan
1. After 14 consecutive days of reduced positive cases in St. Louis
County, Elim would go to the next phase.
2. After 14 consecutive days of increased positive cases in St. Louis
County, Elim would go back to previous phase.
3. During phases 1-5, masks and social distancing would be mandatory.
4. Groups would be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing all areas
used. The entire building would not be open to these groups, just teh
area they need for their activities.
PHASE 1: Building access limited to specific work and ministry prep/planning; arranged with the office or Church Council.
PHASE 2: Building use expands to use for small groups of 12 or fewer (Church Council meetings, committee meetings, line dancing, Bible Study, etc.); arranged with the office or Church Council.
PHASE 3: Building use expands to allow for group activities of 25 or less. Restrictions on singing, communion, and other activities as necessary.
PHASE 4: Building use expands to worship services (group size dependent on social distancing). Restrictions on activities as necessary.
PHASE 5: Building use expands to after worship fellowship (no food/drink).
PHASE 6: Building use expands to coffee hour and after worship fellowship, meals, whatever.
Throughout, Elim will follow the advice of the Minnesota Department of Health recommendations and guidelines.