Category: Events
May 12, 2016 by Ronnie Rothe



Friday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 5th is Elkhorn Days. Elkhorn Days has been a tradition in Elkhorn for over 60 years. For 3 days every June, Elkhorn celebrates our growing community with many activities: an Annual Art Show, Pancake Feed, Parade Down Main Street, Family Festival in the Park, Spectacular Fireworks Display, a talent show, and Car Show…to name a few.


Five years ago was the first time Relevant was part of Elkhorn Days. That year, we handed out free bottles of water during the “Family Festival in the Park” on Saturday afternoon. Sadly, we realized that there weren’t many families at all in the park that day for a number of reasons: there were more vendors selling items than fun activities for kids, and every activity was extremely expensive so families didn’t stick around. We believed this weekend should bring the community together, so we chose to do something about it…


Over the past few years, we’ve worked hard with the Elkhorn Days planning committee to recreate the “Family Fun Festival”. We told them we would bring in more fun activities for kids (and volunteers to work them) in addition to the current vendors, and we created a way to make all the activities available at one low price by purchasing wristbands, instead of paying for everything individually. Two years ago, we made everything COMPLETELY FREE! Our efforts have paid off. The last 4 years have been huge successes. The Family Fun Festival was more filled with families than ever before, and the families in our community were able to have a fun day together without breaking the bank. I’m so proud of our church! View photos from last year


THIS YEAR, we’re sponsoring “Relevant’s Family Fun Festival” on Saturday, June 4 from 12:00-4:00pm, and, once again, we’re making it completely free to the public. Families can come and enjoy games, inflatables, and more…for no cost.


We love Elkhorn. We believe God has placed Relevant in this community for a reason. That is why we are part of this awesome weekend. We want to be a small blessing for the people in our community who attend Elkhorn Days. A few of us CAN’T pull this off. It will take ALL of us. We need ALL of Relevant to get behind this by committing to volunteer for ONE HOUR that day. Would you be willing to be one of those people? If you would like to be a part of this, please sign up as soon as possible.


Creating a better community together,


Pastor Ronnie



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May 2, 2016 by Kris Ballard

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This letter was sent to us last year, our inaugural year for Vacation Bible School. Such a powerful story of how God transforms lives during this week for our children.


Relevant VBS Volunteers,


          I just had to write and tell you all thank you. I know this past week at VBS has meant many very late and stressful nights, busy days, time off work, time away from your children, and busy, hot, chaotic days with 100 young children! I’m sure most of the week seemed like it was filled with the logistics of organizing, controlling the kids, and getting snacks and crafts ready.  You may not ever know the eternal impact your time singing, chasing, crafting, and being silly with these kids has had.


          I can tell you that for my little girl, this week was absolutely life-transforming. Nola has never opened up and talked to me about her days anywhere – daycare, preschool, first grade, none of it. Every night she wanted to talk about what she learned at VBS. She wanted to dance to the music and talk about her friends. Every day, she talks about the Fruit of the Spirit and tries to apply them in her life. As a little girl who suffers from severe anxiety, she has never spent much of her time at home happy and joyful. I can’t even tell you the difference we have seen in her since she started learning about the Fruit of the Spirit – she is intentional about putting them to practice, she is so much happier, her anxiety has decreased and she is so much more at peace with all of us in her family and herself. This morning she was so proud to tell me that she could recite all of the Fruit from memory. ☺


          But the most amazing result was that Nola told us she asked Jesus to be the Forgiver of her sins and the Leader of her life. We are so, so excited and grateful and excited for her and thankful to all of you!


Love & blessings to you all,

Ginger Cowles



Nola (pictured on bottom right)



Vacation Bible School will be held June 6—10 from 9 am to noon, at Community of Grace in Elkhorn. Cost is $25 per child; $100 max/family and scholarships are available. Sign up online by May 22. Register by May 13 and receive a FREE t-shirt! Sign up here!

March 12, 2011 by Ronnie Rothe

Don’t forget to spring your clocks forward tonight for daylight savings.  You would hate to forget and miss worship service tomorrow.  The bad news is we lose an hour.  The good news is we get longer days.

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June 22, 2009 by Ronnie Rothe

If you want to meet other people at Relevant, start some friendships, and have a great time… there are 2 things happening this week to make that possible. 

FRIDAY NIGHT is for the boys!  We are going to play Texas Hold’em @ 7pm.  The only thing it costs you is $5 toward pizza and pop.  Men…don’t miss getting your butts kicked in poker by the pastor.

SUNDAY NIGHT is for the ladies.  We are going to the Cheesecake Factor at Westroads @ 7:30pm.  We will be meeting in the foyer so that we can all get a table together. 

Don’t waste the weekend away.  Come hang out and get to know others at Relevant.  For more info and directions on these two events, go to the events page.

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May 26, 2009 by Ronnie Rothe

This Sunday at 11:30am is Picnic in the Park @ Relevant.  I know we can all think of 10 excuses not to go, so we have come up with the “Top 10 Reasons You Should Come to Picnic in the Park”

10. Is anything better really happening at 11:30am on a Sunday?

9. You need some sun on those legs

8. It will be fun to watch other people’s kids fall down the slide

7. There’s nothing better than free food

6. You need more laughter in your life, and you can bet that there will be a lot of laughter there

5. Kickball was fun in elementary school, but it is even more fun when you are a slow adult

4. You can get out of mowing the lawn

3. You can make fun of other adults playing kickball

2. Potato Salad and baked beans…a heavenly combination

and the #1 reason you should come to Picnic in the Park this Sunday at 11:30am…

1. You are going to make some new friends!!!

We want to make it easy for you to connect with other at Relevant.  This is a great way.  Relevant will provide the dogs and drinks, we just ask that you bring a side dish to share.  For directions to the park, visit the “Events” page.  See you in the Park!!!

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