Weekly Announcements

Submit New Announcement

1/29/2012 Announcements


Sunday 1/29 - ACYF
The Bible Class will meet at 3:30 at the High School  today for ACYF in Tremont.

Monday 1/30 - Sis Mabel Getz’s Funeral
            Visitation for Sis. Mabel Getz is today from 1:00 to 4:00 and her funeral will be Monday at 10:00.

Saturday 2/12 - All-Church Potluck and Family Sing
The annual All-Church Potluck and Family Sing will be Sunday, Feb. 12, 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 proper amount of meat, please sign up by Wed., Feb. 8.

Saturday 3/24 - Men’s Seminar
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Men's Seminar has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 24th.  This seminar is for all men in the church high school age and older, members and friends alike.  You can access information about this seminar and other scheduled spiritual teaching events on the Roanoke church website by clicking on Ministries and then clicking on Roanoke 2012 Spiritual Teaching Plan.  Any questions should be directed to Bro. Tim Hohulin.

Financial Reports and Schedule Cards
The annual financial reports and the Schedule Cards will be available in the north hall today and next Sunday. 

Reminders:

Bro Rich Knepp - Cards and notes of encouragement can be sent to Bro. Rich and Sis. Janet at University of Chicago Bernard Mitchell Hospital, 6 NW – Richard Knepp, 5841 S. Maryland Ave. MC 6041, Chicago, IL  60637-1470.  A greeting card schedule has been organized for Bro. Rich Knepp.  A signup sheet is on the women’s bulletin board for anyone interested in sending a note of encouragement.

Winter Small Group Bible Studies - “Identifying and Developing Your Spiritual Gifts
     Our small group Bible studies have been a blessing and learning experience. To keep us all growing and in the Word, a winter/spring session on “Identifying and Developing Your Spiritual Gifts” is being planned. Each member and friend of our Roanoke church is again encouraged to participate. The session will begin on February 17 with a one evening teaching seminar by Bro. Kevin Knapp and will be followed up by 3 sessions of small group studies, with each session lasting approximately 1hrour and 15 minutes. You may sign up on the bulletin board in the back hall or by e-mailing Brock Gerber.    bjgerber@mediacombb.net
     Additional Small Group Studies
     We are again offering the studies that we have done in the past, if there are enough that sign up. The additional studies will start after the Spiritual gifts study and are: James, Titus, Philippians, Biblical Financial Study By Crown Financial, and Spiritual Headship for men.  


Church website information: roanokeacchurch.org
     Church directory changes should be sent to:   rac_directory@frontier.com
     2012 Spiritual Teachings Schedule:  http://roanokeacchurch.org/Documents/Spiritual%20Teaching.pdf
     Fellowship Hall Reservations may be viewed on the church website.  Reservations can be made at: FellowshipHall@roanokeacchurch.org or call Bro. Mike and Sis. Nancy Hoffman.
     World Relief winter work projects in Cullman, Alabama (south of Athens) and Bastrop, Texas:  http://www.acworldrelief.org/winter-work-projects-2012/

1/15/2012 Announcements


1/15/2012 Announcements
 
Wednesday 1/18 - Minister Ballots
     Minister ballots are due on Wednesday the 18th.

Wednesday 1/18 - Student Activities
     ACTIVE - The ACTIVE boys will meet this Wednesday night  during church.  Boys should meet in the Bible Class room to do their project.
     High School - Our high school Youth Group will meet this Wednesday nigh at 7 PM at Bro. Scott and Sis. Bev Luginbuhls house.

Saturday 1/21 - Testimonies at 7:00 PM
     Lord willing, we are planning to hear the testimonies of Heidi Bradle, Brooke Marcille, and Lauren Schroeder

Sunday 1/22 - Baptisms

Assistant Coordinator for the Material Aid and Distribution Center
     The Material Aid and Distribution Center in Goodfield is seeking a Brother to volunteer for the position of Assistant Coordinator. This position consists of assisting the Lead Coordinator in managing the distribution of food, clothing, furniture, medical equipment, etc. If you are interested in more information of this important work, please contact our church representative, Bro. Rick Gerber.

Rice Pilaf Food Kits
     The Goodfield Distribution Center now has the capability to make Rice Pilaf kits for those in need.  This activity would be great Sunday School students with adult supervision or other groups.  Within the next few months, the Distribution Center plans to also make this activity feasible at off site locations. If you are interested in helping in this way, please contact Bro. Rick Gerber.

Winter Small Group Bible Studies - “Identifying and Developing Your Spiritual Gifts
     Our small group Bible studies have been a blessing and learning experience. To keep us all growing and in the Word, a winter/spring session on “Identifying and Developing Your Spiritual Gifts” is being planned. Each member and friend of our Roanoke church is again encouraged to participate. The session will begin on February 17 with a one evening teaching seminar by Bro. Kevin Knapp and will be followed up by 3 sessions of small group studies, with each session lasting approximately 1hrour and 15 minutes. You may sign up on the bulletin board in the back hall or by e-mailing Brock Gerber.    bjgerber@mediacombb.net
     Additional Small Group Studies
     We are again offering the studies that we have done in the past, if there are enough that sign up. The additional studies will start after the Spiritual gifts study and are: James, Titus, Philippians, Biblical Financial Study By Crown Financial, and Spiritual Headship for men.  

Bro. Rich Knapp
     A greeting card schedule has been organized for Bro. Rich Knepp.  A signup sheet is on the women’s bulletin board for anyone interested in sending a note of encouragement.  Information is attached.
                                   
Food Donations for Baptisms
     There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for food donations for the baptisms on Sun. Jan. 22nd.



Reminders:
Bro Rich Knepp Update - Cards and notes of encouragement can be sent to Bro. Rich and Sis. Janet at University of Chicago Bernard Mitchell Hospital, 6 NW – Richard Knepp, 5841 S. Maryland Ave. MC 6041, Chicago, IL  60637-1470

Fellowship Hall Reservations - For your convenience, a calendar showing the dates the Fellowship Hall is reserved has been added to the church website.  It currently shows all reservations for the 2012 calendar year with just the word “RESERVED”.  We hope that this will be useful to you if you are planning an event and want to know whether or not the Fellowship Hall is available.  To request a reservation or for more information you can either send an email to FellowshipHall@roanokeacchurch.org or call Bro. Mike and Sis. Nancy Hoffman.

Prairie Choristers/Youth Choir - The Prairie Choristers and the Youth Choir will begin practicing soon.  Lord willing, they plan to sing at the Easter Morning Service and the National Day of Prayer Service (Thursday, May 3).  If you have been thinking about singing with either group, now would be a good time to begin.  Please send an email to Phil Hodel at plhodel@gmail.com
     YOUTH CHOIR - is open to members and friends from 3rd grade to Senior in High School. Practices are held on Sunday mornings at 9:30.
     PRAIRIE CHORISTERS - is open to all members and converts. Practices are held Wednesday evenings after church and end at 9:45.

Church website information: roanokeacchurch.org
     Church directory changes should be sent to:   rac_directory@frontier.com
     2012 Spiritual Teachings Schedule:  http://roanokeacchurch.org/Documents/Spiritual%20Teaching.pdf
     World Relief winter work projects in Cullman, Alabama (south of Athens) and Bastrop, Texas:  http://www.acworldrelief.org/winter-work-projects-2012/

1/8/2012 Announcements


1/8/2012 Announcements
 
      Saturday 1/14 - ICC/BU Young Group  Benefit at 6:00 at Morton Fellowship Hall
      ICC/BU Young Group plans to go to Bastrop, Texas over our spring break to help with the World Relief project there. To raise funds for this trip and other expenses, they plan to have a benefit dinner on Saturday, January 14th. It is to begin at 6:00 at the Morton Fellowship Hall.

      Saturday 1/14- A Historical Perspective on the Doctrines of Arminianism and Calvinism at 7:00 at Country Side
      Bro. Fred Witzig from our Washington Church will be with us on Saturday evening, January 14th at 7:00.  He will be giving a 2 hour presentation on the historical perspective on the doctrines of Arminianism and Calvinism.  While many of you may not be familiar with these terms, they are associated with the doctrines of free will, predestination and eternal security.  This presentation will be held at the Country Side School.

      Fellowship Hall Reservations
      For your convenience, a calendar showing the dates the Fellowship Hall is reserved has been added to the church website.  It currently shows all reservations for the 2012 calendar year with just the word “RESERVED”.  We hope that this will be useful to you if you are planning an event and want to know whether or not the Fellowship Hall is available.  To request a reservation or for more information you can either send an email to FellowshipHall@roanokeacchurch.org or call Bro. Mike and Sis. Nancy Hoffman.

      Food Donations for Baptisms
      There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for food donations for the baptisms on Sun. Jan. 22nd.

      Bro Rich Knepp Update
      Bro. Curt Knepp plans to go to Chicago tomorrow to donate the stem cells for Bro. Rich Knepp’s transplant.  Please pray for him and that the donation will be successful.  Lord willing, Bro. Rich plans to be admitted mid week for five days of intense chemo to prepare for the transplant which is planned for the following week.  We certainly lift Bro. Rich and Sis. Janet up in prayer and pray for a miracle of healing if it is the Lord’s will.  Bro. Rich & Sis. Janet will be in Chicago for a couple of months and while we will be separated by miles we will be united in Spirit as they make this journey over the next couple months.  Cards and notes of encouragement can be sent to him at University of Chicago Bernard Mitchell Hospital, 6 NW – Richard Knepp, 5841 S. Maryland Ave. MC 6041, Chicago, IL  60637-1470
.
      Prairie Choristers/Youth Choir
      The Prairie Choristers and the Youth Choir will begin practicing soon.  Lord willing, they plan to sing at the Easter Morning Service and the National Day of Prayer Service (Thursday, May 3).  If you have been thinking about singing with either group, now would be a good time to begin.  Please send an email to Phil Hodel at plhodel@gmail.com
                                      YOUTH CHOIR - is open to members and friends from 3rd grade to Senior in High School. Practices are held on Sunday mornings at 9:30.
                                      PRAIRIE CHORISTERS - is open to all members and converts. Practices are held Wednesday evenings after church and end at 9:45.

Reminders:
      Saturday 1/21 - Testimonies at 7:00 PM
      Lord willing, we are planning to hear the testimonies of Heidi Bradle, Brooke Marcille, and Lauren Schroeder

      Sunday 1/21 - Baptisms

      Church website information: roanokeacchurch.org
      Church directory changes should be sent to:   rac_directory@frontier.com
      2012 Spiritual Teachings Schedule:  http://roanokeacchurch.org/Documents/Spiritual%20Teaching.pdf
World Relief winter work projects in Cullman, Alabama (south of Athens) and Bastrop, Texas:  http://www.acworldrelief.org/winter-work-projects-2012/

1/1/2012 Announcements


1/1/2012 Announcements

 
●      The fellowship hall has purchased some new chairs to replace the older, brown, light weight folding chairs.  If you would like to have the brown folding chairs, please go to the fellowship hall immediately following Sunday afternoon services.  There will be trustees at the fellowship hall to assist you.  Donations are always appreciated, but not necessary.

●      Recognizing the desire of the congregation and wanting to encourage continued spiritual growth through both formal and informal teaching of biblical truths and principles applicable to our daily living; we have developed a 2012 Plan for Spiritual Teaching.  Copies of the 2012 schedule of spiritual teaching are available in the north hall.  We encourage everyone to pick one up and mark your calendars

●      Helping Hands, formerly referred to as World Relief Sewing will meet Tues. Jan. 3, 9:00-3:00.  The name has been changed to reflect the expanded amount of activity this group does.

●      Our high school Youth Group will be meeting this Wednesday at 7:00 PM at Bro. Scott and Sis. Bev Luginbuhl’s home.  The group will be starting a monthly Bible Study and the study guide will be handed our that evening.  If there is anyone who will not be able to attend that evening but would like a study guide book, they can contact Bro. Scott Luginbuhl or Bro. Dave Leman.

●      Following the expression of support from the congregation, we would like to proceed in seeking God’s direction in selecting an additional minister for our congregation.  This week a letter will be sent to each home along with nominating ballots for each member of that household.  If you are aware of anyone who is or will be leaving for the South and will not be home to receive the letter this week please notify Bro. Tom and include the address where the letter can be sent.  We will have a short exhortation this Wednesday evening reflecting on some scriptures regarding this step.  This is an important step for the Church and it is essential that we spend time with the Lord seeking His direction and will.  May His will be done.

●      In preparing to send the letters out, we are reminded of the need to be sure that any changes to the Church Directory are made.  If you have any changes, please see that the change request card is completed and placed in the box near the North Hall bulletin board or send the change by email to rac_directory@frontier.com

●      When we scheduled Bro. Fred Witzig’s presentation on the historical perspective on the doctrines of Arminianism and Calvinism I failed to check the availability of the Fellowship Hall.  The Fellowship Hall has already been reserved so we are planning to have the presentation at the Country Side School on January 14th at 7:00.  The school is located about 6 miles south of Roanoke.  You turn south on Seventh Street and take County Road 1700 to Route 24.  Cross Route 24 and continue for about two miles and it is on the right side of the road.

●      Lord willing, we are planning to hear the testimonies of Heidi Bradle, Brooke Marcille, and Lauren Schroeder on Saturday, January 21st @ 7:00 with baptisms on Sunday, January 22nd.


Reminders:

●      Bro. Fred Witzig from our Washington Church will be with us on Saturday evening, January 14th at 7:00.  He will be giving a 2 hour presentation on the historical perspective on the doctrines of Arminianism and Calvinism.  While many of you may not be familiar with these terms, they are associated with the doctrines of free will, predestination and eternal security.  This presentation will be held at the Country Side School

●      World Relief has two winter work projects beginning in January.  They are located in Cullman, Alabama (south of Athens) and Bastrop, Texas.  Additional information is available on the bulletin board or on the World Relief website.

●      The new church website is: roanokeacchurch.org