Englewood strives to offer the same invitation Christ offered – “Whosoever will may come.” Therefore we welcome all who wish to join us on our faith journey as we embrace diversity including gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.
Englewood receives outstanding community service award from Missouri Association for Community Action.
Prayer & Meditation Labyrinth
Englewood members volunteer at Hillcrest Thrift Store during our Mission Trip to Kansas City.
Caring Englewood volunteers serve in our community.
Our breezeway offers a welcoming link to the sanctuary, church offices, memorial garden and meditation labyrinth.
Members of the Englewood sewing group make blankets for hospice patients and items for new mothers.
Loving adults teach our youth and children about our faith.

From the Pastors

From Dream to Dream Come True

Recently Pastor Mark Buhlig shared thoughts about a future in which the people of God at Englewood will build on the work of those who have come before us by 1) consolidating into one building on our church campus, 2) expanding our food pantry through the origination of a nonprofit, and 3) transforming our grounds into a life-sustaining community garden.

Right now, this is just a dream inspired by what members have shared about their vision for Englewood's future. To begin moving from dream to reality, we will start with community conversations so that all who would like to help shape Englewood's future can participate.

In December you will receive a vision paper describing the three elements proposed above, which will be the starting point for our conversations.

From January through March, we begin a study of the book Starting a Nonprofit at Your Church, by Joy Skjegstad, which is designed to take congregations like ours through the process of discerning whether a nonprofit is right for them and, if so, how it should function.

This will be a time to consider the use of our buildings as well. For some, change is exciting; for some, change is frightening. But we can't avoid change. As with the seasons, change is inevitable. We can, however, thoughtfully and prayerfully manage change and, together, we will do just that.

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Food Pantry News

Our food pantry continues to be
very busy and donations are
always welcome!

We are a small congregation,
with an average of around 50 people in services on Sunday mornings.
Yet the generosity and lovingkindness
of our church members
reaches so many people in need.

We are grateful to all of the individuals and organizations who contribute to this vital ministry throughout the year.
If you would like to support
the food pantry, please
contact the church office.

In 2013, we served 776 families, consisting of 2,156 individuals.

Below are the monthly
totals for last year:
• Jan: 54 families, 151 individuals
• Feb: 29 families, 62 individuals
• Mar: 52 families, 124 individuals
• Apr: 50 families, 133 individuals
• May: 52 families, 142 individuals
• June: 70 families, 186 individuals
• July: 45 families, 130 individuals
• Aug: 67 families, 194 individuals
• Septr: 61 families, 172 individuals
• Octr: 113 families, 313 individuals
• Nov: 84 families, 290 individuals
• Dec: 89 families, 259 individuals

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Englewood News

December 3
Christmas Party

Join us in the conference room at 5:30PM, for a business meeting and potluck supper, and stick around for our church Christmas party with lots of games, goodies, and music.

December 7
Service of Remembrance

The holidays are a time of family and fun. Yet, for many, the season is also a time of grief and loneliness. If you or people you know are struggling with loss, join us at 2:00PM, as we remember loved ones and take solace in God's promise that the light will never be overcome by darkness.

December 11
Golden Oaks Christmas Store

Please bring items that are new or gently used for students to select as gifts for their family members and join Englewood volunteers to help children select and wrap gifts at Golden Oaks from 9:00AM to noon. Please keep items small enough to be carried on the bus.

December 14
Christmas Caroling

Come lift your voice in songs of good cheer as we visit our neighbors and Englewood members who are in nursing homes or are unable to attend church this Advent season. We'll gather at church at 4:00PM, and carpool together.

December 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
On this special night before Christmas, join us at 6:00PM, as we celebrate the birth of the Christ child, the coming of the Prince of Peace, the hope and light of the world, God with us!

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