Bethel Tabernacle - Elgin Days

Elgin Days 

Elgin Days is the community's festival weekend.

As we see great value in reaching out to Elgin it has become the biggest event of our church calendar equal to VBS. 


Bethel takes this weekend to give back to the community,

Back in 2013 we raised the bar and moved the music and free water from downtown to the church property.

We start the day with a Free Pancake breakfast,  

With this move we were able to add free Air Castles, Freezies, Hot dogs, popcorn, and of course the petting Zoo.

 We provide a free pancake breakfast with usually over 190 - 210 people in attendance.

Jesus said in Matthew 10:42 to give a cup of cold water in His name. 

Matthew 25:35

35 For I was hungry, and you fed Me. I was thirsty, and you gave Me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited Me into your home. 

John 12:32 if we lift Jesus up, He will draw people unto Himself! 




The weekend is topped off with a worship service attended by the three churches here in Elgin, celebrating Christ together.

Bethel's Elgin Days History

In 2003 We started the free Pancake breakfast.  

In 2006 Elgin come to expect to receive cold bottles of water, as we usually give out around 1000 bottles, each with scripture attached.

In 2007 our Worship team set up downtown and was very much appreciated by the community as they heard the The Lord Jesus praised openly.

In 2011 we were blessed to have Fur Fethers and Fins Family Farm join us in our outreach as a petting zoo.

 In 2013 the biggest move was made with the addition of Free Air Castles, freezies, hot dogs,  popcorn, and Thomas the Tank table.  Because of the space we needed to take up we had to move back to the church yard.  It continues to be the biggest outreach for Bethel each year.

In 2015 we were able to expand our activities to include face painting, nail painting and kids tattoos.