Weekly Announcements

You may submit new announcements to announcement@roanokeacchurch.org.

12/16/18 Announcements

Sunday 12/16
·       Family Hymn Sing at the Home at 1:30
·       2019 Information Changes and Updates - To be completed by today.
·       Church Phone Directory - If you have any updates you may either fill out the form online (http://www.roanokeacchurch.org/directoryUpdate.asp), send an email (DirectoryUpdates@roanokeacchurch.org), or fill out a paper form in the North hall and drop it in the box near the bulletin board.
·       One Call Now - To update any information on the OneCallNow system used for weekly announcements and church notifications, or to be added to the Prayer Request email list, please contact Sis. Jenell Hodel at cjhodel@gmail.com
·       Dinner List - If anyone wishes to add or remove their name please contact Bro. Don or Sis. Colleen Leman
·       All Church Rotating Potluck - If you were signed up for this year’s potluck you will automatically be included for 2019.  If you have any additions or deletions to the existing list, please note them on the sheet posted in the back hall and on the women’s bulletin board.  All are welcome to participate.

Wednesday 12/19 - Back to Bethlehem at 7:30 - A program celebrating the birth of our Lord, "Back to Bethlehem," will be presented on Wednesday night, December 19, at 7:30 p.m.  All are welcome and encouraged to bring friends and neighbors.

Tuesday 12/25 - Christmas Day Services at 9:45 - there will be no Wednesday evening services on the 26th

Sunday 12/30 - Sending Service for the Lemans at 12:00

Monday 12/31 - New Year’s Eve Service at 7:15 - there will be no Wednesday evening services on the 2nd

Thursday 1/3 - Helping Hands from 9:00 - 3:00

Nursing Home - There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for individual birthday cakes and cookies for the nursing home for 2019. This is a great way for you to support the Home from your own home.

Assistant Funeral Coordinator -  We need a volunteer to fill the job of assistant funeral coordinator. The job is two year commitment. The second year you would move to the head funeral coordinator position. Please contact one of the trustees if you feel moved to accept this position.

AC Central Update- Changes to AC Central continue in the effort to get the live streaming service to be more reliable.  In addition to the streaming server changes that were announced last week, there is now an update to the AC Central app in the Google Play Store.  This affects Android users only and includes a new audio player which should dramatically reduce the number of stream drops.  Please make sure your app is up-to-date on your device. If you are running an iOS device (Apple), there are no changes or updates at this time. If you are streaming through the Roanoke Church or AC Central websites (i.e. not through an app), there are no changes that need to be made. As a general rule, regardless of the operating system is a good idea to make sure the app is always up-to-date.  The developers work on the AC Central app every week and will release an update when they have a batch of improvements or fixes to push through. This is still not expected to be cure-all, fix-all for the streaming issues.  But it should dramatically improve the Android user experience.  If you still experience streaming issues, please let Bros. Matt Leman or Byron Gerber know so that the issues can be documented and sent back to AC Central for their troubleshooting purposes.

12/9/18 Announcements


Sunday 12/9 - Sunday School Christmas Program at 12:00 - The Sunday School and Bible Class students will present a program celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus.

Monday 12/10 - Carol Whitten’s Funeral at 10:00 - Visitation is Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 and then from 9:00 - 9:45 prior to the funeral service.

Tuesday 12/11 - Helping Hands will meet 9:00 - 3:00 - Lunch will be provided by the committee. Emphasis for the day will be on decorating bags for the Haiti project, finishing comforters and other small projects. All are invited.

Wednesday 12/12
·       Deadline to Join the Roanoke Haiti Work Team - The Roanoke church has another opportunity to support the Lord’s work in Haiti with this season's construction team. The dates for the upcoming work team are February 15-22, 2018. If you are interested in going on the work team please contact Bro. Jonathan Hodel by Dec 12th.
·       Youth Activities
o  Bible Class - Random Acts of Kindness at 6:15 - Students should meet at the Fellowship Hall pizza and random acts of kindness. The activities will be completed by 8:30.
o   ACTIVE will Meet in the Bible Class Room at 7:30
o   HOPE Christmas Party will be at Bro. Brett Hodel’s at 7:15
o   Scripture Memory Class Should Arrive at the Nursing Home Lobby at 6:45

Wednesday 12/19 - Back to Bethlehem at 7:30 - A program celebrating the birth of our Lord, "Back to Bethlehem," will be presented on Wednesday night, December 19, at 7:30 p.m.  All are welcome and encouraged to bring friends and neighbors.

Sunday 12/30 - Sending Service for the Lemans at 12:00

Saturday 1/12 - Save the Date - for a morning ladies’ coffee for the women of the Roanoke Church.  More details will follow

2019 Information Changes and Updates - To be completed by Sunday 12/16
  • Church Phone Directory - If you have any updates you may either fill out the form online (http://www.roanokeacchurch.org/directoryUpdate.asp), send an email (DirectoryUpdates@roanokeacchurch.org), or fill out a paper form in the North hall and drop it in the box near the bulletin board.
  • One Call Now - To update any information on the OneCallNow system used for weekly announcements and church notifications, or to be added to the Prayer Request email list, please contact Sis. Jenell Hodel at cjhodel@gmail.com
  • Dinner List - If anyone wishes to add or remove their name please contact Bro. Don or Sis. Colleen Leman
  • All Church Rotating Potluck - If you were signed up for this year’s potluck you will automatically be included for 2019.  If you have any additions or deletions to the existing list, please note them on the sheet posted in the back hall and on the women’s bulletin board.  All are welcome to participate.

Nursing Home - There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for individual birthday cakes and cookies for the nursing home for 2019. This is a great way for you to support the Home from your own home.

Assistant Funeral Coordinator -  We need a volunteer to fill the job of assistant funeral coordinator. The job is two year commitment. The second year you would move to the head funeral coordinator position. Please contact one of the trustees if you feel moved to accept this position.

Ben Mangold e-mail Correction - The correct address is benjaminmmangold@mail.com.  (its "mail" not gmail)

AC Central - We understand there have been issues in the past couple of weeks with listening to live services through AC Central or the Roanoke Church website.  The streaming service will show us Offline when we actually are streaming from the church.  This is not isolated to the Roanoke church.  When this happens, every single church in the AC Central dropdown list is shown as offline.  We apologize for the inconvenience and frustrations this has caused and we thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue. We have started to make some changes and have changed over to a – hopefully – more reliable streaming server.  Please bear in mind that this is not expected to fix all streaming problems. There are multiple parts to this offline issue and this fixes one of them. We are still working with the AC Central team on the others and will continue to make changes per their recommendations. If you still experience issues, please let Bros. Matt Leman or Byron Gerber know so that the issues can be documented and sent back to AC Central for their troubleshooting purposes.

12/2/18 Announcements


Sunday 12/2
  • Maintenance Fund Collection - The maintenance fund covers the day-to-day operational costs of our church, including:
    • -wages for cleaning, maintenance and lawn care
    • -utilities (electric/gas, phone, internet etc)
    • -general maintenance & repairs to the church building & grounds
Our church is getting older, and the annual church operating expenses now total approx. $125,000. To ensure we have sufficient funds to keep the church open and in good condition, we are again suggesting a donation of $350 per member. We know that some will give more and we appreciate that. In addition, we ask that everyone (young and old, members and friends that attend) to try to give something to support this fund and the Roanoke Church.
  • “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him, male and female created He them”. Gen 1:27 - On Sunday afternoon (12/2) we will have a focused message on “God’s Design in Gender Distinction  (Embracing/Utilizing our Gender Differences)” 
  • All Church Christmas Caroling at 4:00 at the Fellowship Hall

Wednesday 12/5 - Annual Business Meeting at 7:15 at Church

Thursday 12/6 - Helping Hands will meet 9:00 - 3:00 - Lunch will be provided by the committee. Emphasis for the day will be on decorating bags for the Haiti project, finishing comforters and other small projects. All are invited.

Sunday 12/9 - Sunday School Christmas Program at 12:00 - The Sunday School and Bible Class students will present a program celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus.

Wednesday 12/12
  • Deadline to Join the Roanoke Haiti Work Team - The Roanoke church has another opportunity to support the Lord’s work in Haiti with this season's construction team. The dates for the upcoming work team are February 15-22, 2018. If you are interested in going on the work team please contact Bro. Jonathan Hodel by Dec 12th.
  • Youth Activities
    • Bible Class - Random Acts of Kindness at 6:15 - Students should meet at the Fellowship Hall pizza and random acts of kindness.  The activities will be completed by 8:30.
    • Scripture Memory Class Christmas Party at the Nursing Home at 7:15
2019 Information Changes and Updates - To be completed by Sunday 12/16
  • Church Phone Directory - If you have any updates you may either fill out the form online (http://www.roanokeacchurch.org/directoryUpdate.asp), send an email (DirectoryUpdates@roanokeacchurch.org), or fill out a paper form in the North hall and drop it in the box near the bulletin board.
  • One Call Now - To update any information on the OneCallNow system used for weekly announcements and church notifications, or to be added to the Prayer Request email list, please contact Sis. Jenell Hodel at cjhodel@gmail.com
  • Dinner List - If anyone wishes to add or remove their name please contact Bro. Don or Sis. Colleen Leman
  • All Church Rotating Potluck - If you were signed up for this year’s potluck you will automatically be included for 2019.  If you have any additions or deletions to the existing list, please note them on the sheet posted in the back hall and on the women’s bulletin board.  All are welcome to participate.

Nursing Home - There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for individual birthday cakes and cookies for the nursing home for 2019. This is a great way for you to support the Home from your own home.

Assistant Funeral Coordinator -  We need a volunteer to fill the job of assistant funeral coordinator. The job is two year commitment. The second year you would move to the head funeral coordinator position. Please contact one of the trustees if you feel moved to accept this position.

HarvestCall’s Winter Rebuilding Ministry will be in Hardin County, Texas - Forty volunteers are needed each week through March 29, 2019. Online registration is required for team members at www.harvestcall.org