GriefShare Online Support Group

If you are grieving the loss of someone close to you, you can find comfort & support at our new GriefShare Seminar/Online Support Group beginning Tuesday, January 5th. The program is 13 weeks and will meet online via Zoom on Tuesday evenings. The only cost is for the workbook ($15). Sign up at if you are interested.

Your ONLINE GriefShare experience includes three key elements that work together to help you recover from the deep hurt of the loss of a loved one. Your sessions will include a video, group discussion, and your personal workbook.

The first step to joining the January session is to register online before December 15, 2020. You will receive a confirmation within 72 hours and then you go back to your registration and order and pay for your workbook. If you do not receive confirmation, you need to re-register. Registration is more than a one-step process, so please make sure you have completed it fully. Once your payment is received, either via online payment through or by mailing a check to Elk River Church, 143 Dutch Road Charleston, WV 25302. The workbook will be mailed to you once payment is received.

The Zoom App is necessary to participate, along with the GriefShare workbook.

We look forward to participating in your healing journey. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Fields.


Christmas Celebration Service–December 20th!

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with us at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 20th! A message of hope and joy!


NMI Memory Tree Ornaments

NMI Christmas Memory & Honor Tree Ornaments

THE NMI Council has purchased special ornaments to decorate the Memory and Honor Christmas Tree that will be in the foyer. This is a special time to remember friends, family & loved ones who are no longer with us this Christmas Season.

The name of your loved one will be placed on the ornament & hung on the tree throughout the Christmas Season. Following Christmas, your memorial/honor ornament will be returned to you as your own personal keepsake for Christmas 2020. There are 110 ornaments available on a first-come, first-serve basis

Ornaments will be available for a donation of $5.00, with donations going to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Global Fund.

With your support of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, hungry families are gaining access to food. The sick are experiencing healing. Parents are able to provide for their children with dignity. The persecuted are finding safety. Clean water is dramatically decreasing the spread of disease. And people are discovering the love of Christ.

It’s sometimes hard to predict how to best meet specific needs as they arise. Disasters strike without warning. Economies crash. Illness can sweep through an area and devastate communities. It is essential for local churches to be prepared and equipped to act quickly. Your gift of compassion will help churches respond to the greatest needs in their communities when & where urgent needs arise.

You may order your ornaments by sending us a message, emailing,  or by calling the church office at 304-342-6052.


November Crisis Care Kit Item

The Crisis Care Kit Item for November is 2 Large Bars of Soap. Our goal is to collect 200, in order to make up 100 Crisis Care Kits which will be distributed by Nazarene Compassionate Ministries to people in a crisis or in need, wherever the need may be.

Donated items may be brought to the church and placed in the basket below the Missions Bulletin Board in the Main Hall. You may also drop by the church Monday –Friday anytime between 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and bring your donations to the church office.

Thank you for your help!


Winter Coat & Outerwear Drive

Now through December 2nd, we will be collecting gently used winter coats, outerwear, (gloves, toboggans, scarves), new socks, and blankets to help those in need in our community. These items will be distributed on December 5th. Please leave your donations in the boxes located in the ERNC foyer. If you would like to donate money & someone purchase socks or gloves with your donation, please mark your donation as “Coat Drive” Donations can be made on our website. Thank you for your help!