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2/17/19 Announcements


Sunday 2/17
  • Family Hymn Sing at the Home at 1:30
  • Faith Community Nursing - We would like to invite nurses and all other medical providers to an informational meeting after church in the dining room.  Topics such as the AED machine, emergency response and Faith Community Nursing within our congregation will be reviewed.

Wednesday 2/20
  • Scripture Memory Class
  • ACTIVE - will be going to the Midwest Food Bank
  • HOPE will Meet in the Fellowship Hall

Saturday 2/23 - Bible Class Loaves and Fishes - The Bible Class will have the opportunity to help prepare and serve a meal to a number of Peoria’s homeless and less fortunate individuals and families at the First United Methodist Church’s Loaves and Fishes program in downtown Peoria.  The group will meet to leave at the High School parking lot at 8:30AM and students will be home between 2:00 and 2:30 PM.

Sunday 2/24 - Collection for LifePoints - We have been blessed by the support and love of the brotherhood since 1971 when the agency started services. We depend on this support to allow us to serve as God would have us to serve, and to be obedient to His call and His Word. We are moved daily by the love, support, prayers and donations from the brotherhood.

Saturday 3/2 - The Annual Sunday School Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser  - will be at the Fellowship Hall from 4:00-6:30.  Dine in or carry out is available. There is a sign up sheet posted on the bulletin board for food donations. Thank you for your willingness to help.

Saturday 4/6 -  2019 Midwest Food Bank Gala Dinner and Auction at the Normal Facility
  • The Roanoke committee is currently seeking homemade items, themed dinners or events, and business products or services as auction items. Cash donations can be used by the committee to purchase items for the gala or as Benefit sponsorships.
  • Tickets to the event are also available for $50 per person. Tables of up to 8 seats may be reserved for groups. Deadline for donations and tickets is March 1st.
  • Please contact  Bro. Jon or Sis. Jill Fehr for ticket reservations or donations.
    • Jon Fehr 309-275-4573(c) jonfehr@lemanauto.com
    • Jill Fehr 309-261-4711(c) jfehr@eureka.edu

April 13-14 - Sister Heart weekend Hosted by the Champaign Church - Sister Heart is a weekend of singing and recording songs and sweet Christian fellowship among women of the Apostolic Christian Church. The registration form is included in the emailed announcements (see below), and registration is due by March 22. Please contact Sis. Lydia Bertschi if you have any questions

May 25-27 - ALive 2019 (formerly TN Sing) - The theme for the weekend is “All Things New.”  If you are interested in going, please contact Bro. Jonathan and Sis. Megan Hodel

Pray For:
  • Peace in Haiti and for those who have been impacted by the unrest: missionaries, work teams who are trying to get out, Haitians….and also remember our Roanoke Team who had to cancel their trip.
  • 2/20 - our youth activities this evening (SMC, ACTIVE, HOPE) that God would use it to touch the lives of our students.
  • 2/23 - the Bible Class serving at Loaves and Fishes.  Pray that this experience would impact their lives and they would grow in compassion

Praise and Thanks
  • Bro. Richard Burton’s condition has improved and he could be discharged from the hospital.
  • Bro. Brad’s Healing - Thank you all for the cards, gifts, and many prayers.  I had an X-ray on Thursday, and have been cleared to work without restrictions.  The paralysis remains, but the doctor is confident my arm will be fully restored over time.  Jesus said it’s more blessed to give than receive, and it’s been humbling to be on the receiving end of your love.  As an usher, I’m privileged to greet all of you during the door rotation at church, and I love and appreciate each one.  I’m so thankful to be a part of this church family.  Please remember to praise and thank God for listening and answering your prayers in such a wonderful way.  Thank you and God bless!

2/10/19 Announcements


Sunday 2/10
  • The Annual All-Church Potluck and Family Hymn Sing at 4:30 -  Meat and table service will be provided.  Please bring a covered dish.  A donation to cover the cost of the fried chicken will be accepted at the potluck."
  • ACYF Program in Bradford at 6:00 PM -  The Bible Class will meet to leave from the High School parking lot at 4:15PM.

Wednesday 2/13
  • The Extra Step - Part 4 of the Sermon on the Mount Series - Matt 5:38-48 (Bro. Ryan Hoerr/Princeville, ryan@hoerrmachinery.com) - Memory Verse: “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”  Matthew 5:44
  • WOW will Meet at Beers at 7:00

Friday 2/15 - Roanoke Haiti Work Team Leaves for Haiti

Sunday 2/17 - Faith Community Nursing - We would like to invite nurses and all other medical providers to an informational meeting after church in the dining room.  Topics such as the AED machine, emergency response and Faith Community Nursing within our congregation will be reviewed.

Saturday 2/23 - Bible Class Loaves and Fishes - The Bible Class will have the opportunity to help prepare and serve a meal to a number of Peoria’s homeless and less fortunate individuals and families at the First United Methodist Church’s Loaves and Fishes program in downtown Peoria.  The group will meet to leave at the High School parking lot at 8:30AM and students will be home between 2:00 and 2:30 PM.

Sunday 2/24 - Collection for LifePoints - We have been blessed by the support and love of the brotherhood since 1971 when the agency started services. We depend on this support to allow us to serve as God would have us to serve, and to be obedient to His call and His Word. We are moved daily by the love, support, prayers and donations from the brotherhood. For additional information see the attachment below


Saturday 3/2 - The Annual Sunday School Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser  - will be at the Fellowship Hall from 4:00-6:30.  Dine in or carry out is available. There is a sign up sheet posted on the bulletin board for food donations. Thank you for your willingness to help.

Saturday 4/6 -  2019 Midwest Food Bank Gala Dinner and Auction at the Normal Facility
  • The Roanoke committee is currently seeking homemade items, themed dinners or events, and business products or services as auction items. Cash donations can be used by the committee to purchase items for the gala or as Benefit sponsorships.
  • Tickets to the event are also available for $50 per person. Tables of up to 8 seats may be reserved for groups. Deadline for donations and tickets is March 1st.
  • Please contact  Bro. Jon or Sis. Jill Fehr for ticket reservations or donations.
    • Jon Fehr 309-275-4573(c) jonfehr@lemanauto.com
    • Jill Fehr 309-261-4711(c) jfehr@eureka.edu

Sat-Sun 4/13-14 - Sister Heart weekend Hosted by the Champaign Church - Sister Heart is a weekend of singing and recording songs and sweet Christian fellowship among women of the Apostolic Christian Church. The registration form is included in the emailed announcements (see below), and registration is due by March 22. Please contact Sis. Lydia Bertschi if you have any questions.

May 25-27 - ALive 2019 (formerly TN Sing) - The theme for the weekend is “All Things New.”  If you are interested in going, please contact Bro. Jonathan and Sis. Megan Hodel


Pray For:
  • Bro. Richard Burton who is in ICU at St. Joseph.
  • 2/10 - ACYF in Bradford that the young people would have willing hearts to praise God through songs.
  • 2/13 - WOW this evening that God would use it to touch the lives of our students.
  • 2/13 - The evening Bible Study on “The Extra Step” given by Ryan Hoerr.
  • 2/7 - the Helping Hands program that God would bless the work done that it may be glorifying to Him.
  • 2/15 - the Roanoke Haiti work team.  Pray for safety, that God would be glorified through this trip and the Haitian people would be blessed.

2/3/19 Announcements



Sunday 2/3 - HarvestCall Mission Fund Collection

Wednesday 2/6
  • Scripture Memory Class
  • ACTIVE will Meet in the Bible Class Room
  • HOPE will Meet in the Church Kitchen
Thursday 2/7 - Helping Hands from 9:00-3:00 - All are welcome.  There is something for everyone.  Come enjoy our remodeled room & warm fellowship while helping others.

Saturday 2/9 – The Bible Class Ski Trip (weather permitting)  - Seats are still available for anyone who would like to join the Bible Class.  We plan on leaving at 6:00 am and will return around 9:30 pm. Please contact Bro. Eric or Sis. Jodi Hoffman with any questions or to reserve a seat.

Wednesday 2/13
  • The Extra Step - Part 4 of the Sermon on the Mount Series - Matt 5:38-48 (Bro. Ryan Hoerr/Princeville, ryan@hoerrmachinery.com) - Memory Verse: “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”  Matthew 5:44
  • WOW will Meet at Beers at 7:00

Sunday 2/10
  • The Annual All-Church Potluck and Family Hymn Sing at 4:30 -  at the Fellowship Hall.  Meat and table service will be provided.  A donation to cover the cost of the meat will be accepted.  Please bring a covered dish. Sign up sheets are posted in the north hall and by the ladies restroom for those attending. To order the correct amount of meat, please sign up by Wed., Feb 6
  • ACYF Program in Bradford at 6:00 PM -  The Bible Class will meet to leave from the High School parking lot at 4:15PM.

Sunday 2/17 - Faith Community Nursing - We would like to invite nurses and all other medical providers to an informational meeting after church in the dining room.  Topics such as the AED machine, emergency response and Faith Community Nursing within our congregation will be reviewed.

Saturday 2/23 - Bible Class Loaves and Fishes - The Bible Class will have the opportunity to help prepare and serve a meal to a number of Peoria’s homeless and less fortunate individuals and families at the First United Methodist Church’s Loaves and Fishes program in downtown Peoria.  The group will meet to leave at the High School parking lot at 8:30AM and students will be home between 2:00 and 2:30 PM.

Saturday 4/6 -  2019 Midwest Food Bank Gala Dinner and Auction at the Normal Facility
  • The Roanoke committee is currently seeking homemade items, themed dinners or events, and business products or services as auction items. Cash donations can be used by the committee to purchase items for the gala or as Benefit sponsorships.
  • Tickets to the event are also available for $50 per person. Tables of up to 8 seats may be reserved for groups. Deadline for donations and tickets is March 1st.
  • Please contact  Bro. Jon or Sis. Jill Fehr for ticket reservations or donations.
    • Jon Fehr 309-275-4573(c) jonfehr@lemanauto.com
    • Jill Fehr 309-261-4711(c) jfehr@eureka.edu

Updating of the Funeral Committee Group Lists -. The 2018 list is on the North Hall bulletin board. You can add your name or cross it off if you want to be removed. You can also email changes to Sis. Bev Bertschi (bevbertschi@gmail.com).
Communicating with our Missionaries - there is a signup sheet on the bulletin board to help us stay connected with those on the mission field.

Church Website - We have launched a new website design for the Roanoke church.  It matches the national design and should be a lot more friendly to use on your mobile device.  The address is the same: www.roanokeacchurch.org  Please take a look at it and let us know if you have any suggestions for additional pages, forms, information, etc. to make it more useful and relevant for everyone. If you encounter issue with the new design loading, you may consider deleting cookies and browsing history from your browser.

2018 Financial Reports - were sent out through One Call Now this past week.  They can also be viewed on the church bulletin board.

2019 Schedule Cards - are available at the north hall bulletin board.


Welcome Alex Martin - Alex is a convert from Washington church.  He is the son of Bro. Todd and Sis Joy Martin. He works at Lawnscapes and has become really close friends with everyone there and it is his desire to make Roanoke his church. 

Pray For:
  • Sis Jane Schumacher who is at the Eureka Home recovering from a fall.
  • Sis Vi Hinthorne and Janet, whose son/brother from Georgia passed away.
  • Bro. Richard Burton who is at St. Joseph with pneumonia and congestive heart failure.
  • 2/6 - our church youth activities (SMC, HOPE and ACTIVE) this evening that God would use these avenues to touch the lives of our children.
  • 2/7 - the Helping Hands program that God would bless the work done that it may be glorifying to Him.
  • 2/9 -  safety and Godly fellowship on the Bible Class ski trip.  Pray for strengthened relationships and that they can be edifying and last a lifetime.
  • 2/9 - the Illinois Minister Meeting in Fairbury that Godly wisdom and brotherly love may thrive