Summer at Elgin Covenant Church

Vacation Bible School July 7-11

We are blessed to have Child Evangelism Fellowship joining us for our sixth year in a row in our Backyard Club Vacation Bible School. It will be held from 10-11:30 AM at the home of Pastor Jonathan and Amy Wilson, 17 North Commonwealth, in Elgin. You may show up, or you may call ahead and let us know you are coming, (224) 276-1889. Adults are invited to stay and fellowship together. Come any day or every day, we look forward to seeing you. You may be confident that your hosts and every teacher and coach for the children are fully vetted for with background checks either through Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) or through our church.

The CEF team will be working with primary-grade children through sixth grade (completed). We also invite pre-reading pre-schoolers as well, who work with Sue Gould, a certified teacher in early childhood education.

Summer Events

Psalm 121 states that God neither slumbers nor sleeps. We are praying for and looking forward to God’s movement in our church and community with a fresh outpouring of the Spirit, even over the summer months. As with many churches many of our programs do go on hiatus for the summer months. It is a practical matter as people take vacations and travel. Our adult Sunday School (9:15) is on break, and our choir’s last Sunday is June 1.

But God does not take a vacation. Every Sunday at 10:30 we expect to encounter God in new and meaningful ways in our worship and preaching. We also keep our schedule of communion every first Sunday of the month. We remain focused on ministry to children and families, if in different ways.

Over the summer children are given activity sheets during the service, and most Sundays will still feature a brief “Kids for Christ” message. Nursery care is provided throughout the summer. Children’s Church will resume in September. July 7-11, pre-readers and primary-grade kids are invited to Vacation Bible School.

We are also taking advantage of the summer slow-down in programs to renovate our restrooms. As you can see while our ministries take a different form over the summer, we are not “dormant,” and our God is neither slumbering nor sleeping.