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Pastoral Team:
Rosanna McFadden
Elizabeth Kelsey


We worship at:
60455 CR 113
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-875-7800
Fax: 574-875-7885

Sunday Worship
9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m.
Church School
11:00 a.m.
Visitors welcome!
All times are
Eastern Time.

   

History of Creekside Church
and the former Elkhart City COB
The Seventh Day Adventist Church on CR 10 on the north side of Elkhart became the temporary location of the Elkhart City congregation in November of 2001.
Photo: Gary Arnold/creeksideconnected.com

FINAL DAYS

In April 2001, the Seventh Day Adventist church met and approved the use of their facility for a six-month trial period with weekly rent of $300.

The deal to sell the Elkhart City building fell through when the Greater Wayside church failed to come up with the ernest money required. Another church, Agape Missionary Baptist Church finally bought the building in November of 2001. The purchase price for the building, parking lot, and lots across the street was $255,000. The closing was set for November 9 and occupancy for November 24.

"Rooted in God, Growing in Jesus, Bearing Fruit in the Spirit" was accepted as the church's vision statement to be the guide for each Commission. These were top priorities for the congregation under each focus:

Rooted in God - (1) small groups, (2) Bible study, (3) spiritual development/prayer/meditation, (4) building intentional relationships,

Growing in Jesus - (1) Regular emphasis on mission and vision in worship, (2) vibrant education, emphasis on study and application, (3) understand membership and importance of sacraments, (4) Renew hymnal and blended music, (5) involve youth and older adults in worship,

Bearing Fruit in the Spirit -(1) Communication to all church members twice a week (PhoneTree), (2) attract five new families and youth in the coming year, (3) all members learn the meaning of hospitality, (4) one all-church activity a quarter, (5) every age group involved in service projects.

The last service of the Elkhart City Church of the Brethren in its building at 248 W Wolf Avenue was held on November 18, 2001. Following the morning worship and Sunday school, a catered lunch was provided. In the afternoon several people spoke about their memories and their connections to Elkhart City.

 

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