Bulletin Announcements and upcoming events


  • Registration: Online registration for your child, Preschool–6th grade, runs from May 12 – June 10.
  • Volunteers: We need YOU! VBS is still looking for volunteers! Fill out your volunteer form NOW and drop it off at the main information center in the basket provided. 
  • Donations: VBS still needs your help through the donations of supplies. Stop by the VBS table in the youth center and sign up to bring in a supply needed to help make VBS week happen. Donations need to be returned Sunday, June 4, and perishable items by Sunday, June 11.  
  • Prayers: Please continue to pray for the VBS program – the volunteers, the children, the families represented, and the committee. Thank you for partnering with us to make this a successful week.
  • VBS Committee: Contact Becky Schaafsma, Sarah Campbell, Jenny Harris, Heather Yonker, Kim Hospes, and Laura Visser with any questions. 


If you had your photos taken (or submitted a photo) for our new church directory, your book will be available to pick up today in the church office after each morning service. Please stop in and check your name off the list to receive your directory. If you did not have your photo taken but would like a directory, you may purchase one for $5.00 in the office.


You can pick up or drop off Elim Military HOPE Packs flyers and envelopes at the tables on the east or west side of the gym, using the marked box. If you haven’t participated yet, please pick up a flyer and envelope on one of the tables and be sure to fill out the flyer completely, so Elim adults and American soldiers will get your message of encouragement, along with a professionally-
assembled pack of snacks, protein bars, and other essentials. The Military HOPE Packs drive closes on Memorial Day weekend, next Sunday. Thank you!


If you have any sturdy boxes – sweater size and larger – that you would be willing to donate to the prayer shawl ministry, please drop them off in the church office or give to Sandy Huizenga. Thank you!


  • Free the Girls Bra Drive: We will again be collecting gently-used or new bras (any size or kind) for Free the Girls to help trafficking survivors. Please clean out your drawers or tell your friends to save them. Kristi DeJager will collect them in a basket at the entryway to church on Sunday, May 21, at the morning services, or you can get the bras to Linda Schutt, Chris Otte, Kristi DeJager, or Jan Kamp. You can also call them and they will pick them up, since we won’t have a collection area due to construction. Thanks for helping!
  • Orphan Ministry Auction – Save the Date! We will be having the Orphan Ministry Dinner and Auction on Saturday, October 14, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm at the Southwest Chicago Christian School in Tinley Park. If you have any items that you would like to donate, please contact someone from the Orphan Ministry task force. Mark your calendar!


YOUTH GROUP (High School):

Our final youth service and  LOFT meeting of the year will be held on Sunday, May 21, from 6:00-9:00 pm at church.

This Week's Messages: May 21

Sunday. May 21: 
8:30  & 10:45 am: 
Disability Sunday
 "The Body of Christ"
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
Pastor Derek Buikema

6:00 pm: 
Youth Service
 "Who is God? Who am I? Now What?"
Pastor Derek Buikema

This Week's Volunteer Schedule: May 21


Sunday, May 21:
Infant 8:30: Ali Stuursma, Deb Verhagen
Toddler 8:30: Dawn Kamp, Lori Matthuis
Infant 10:45: Lisa Thomson, Rita Miltzow
Toddler 10:45: Lindsey Jutzi, Lisa & Tori Iwema
6:00: Sherry & Jackie Huttenga
*Infant nursery will be held in the youth center
*Toddler nursery will be held in the music room.