Christmas at Elgin Covenant

Be sure you check back for updates on our Advent and Christmas observances and celebrations. During the busy month that lies ahead, our Wednesday dinners will not be meeting. They will resume in January. Here is a calendar of what we can look forward to as we celebrate the season.

Santa Lucia Coffee Open House

Saturday, December 1, 9 – 11 AM, in the fellowship hall. This annual event features traditional Scandinavian and holiday breakfast treats.

Advent Communion

Sunday worship, 10:30 AM, includes our communion service for the month on December 2nd.

Christmas Choir Program

On Sunday morning December 16 at 10:30 AM, the choir will be featured with a program of anthems and hymns from various traditions to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Night of Christmas Carols

Join us on the evening of December 16 and 6 PM for a singalong of Christmas carols and music. A dessert fellowship will follow, hosted by our Women Minsitries.

Christmas Services: No Two Alike!

Sunday Morning, December 23rd, 10:30 AM.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 7:00 PM.

Julotta, a celebration of the dawning of our salvation, Christmas Morning, 6:00 AM.

Sunday December 30th, Christmastide, 10:30 AM.

A Way In

We have a ramp and a new door to provide entry into the church for anyone bound to wheel-chairs or who have problems with curbs and steps. The door was used by the public for the first time at our Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, November 21. While the entrance is now usable the project is incomplete; the finished entrance will feature an automatic push-button door-opener, and a canopy.
With this new entrance, installed in November 2012, wheelchair users have entry into the church.

The ramped entrance provides access to the sanctuary, church offices, library, conference room, and wheel-chair accessible restroom. Accessibility features within the church include the accessible restroom and also a chair-lift to the second floor which has the fellowship hall, kitchen, and the nursery/toddler care classroom.

Our hope is that all who come will find that nothing hinders their welcome in the house of God. This includes those many community service organizations and recovery groups that use our facility on a regular basis. Perhaps this ramped entrance will allow for new or continued participation that the curbs and steps previously excluded. This is a happy addition to our facility and what we can provide to our guests and visitors, to our members, and to our community.

Work in Progress

The wheel-chair ramp approved by the congregation toward the end of September is now under construction. While some cosmetic features may need to wait, we are hoping to have a fully usable wheel-chair entrance by Thanksgiving. Our service for Thanksgiving takes place on Wednesday, November 21, at 7 PM.

The path has been dug. In this photograph you can see the height of the curb which will be cut away and sloped for wheel-chair use.