11/9/14 Announcements

Wednesday 11/12 - Topical Bible Study on “God is Worthy of Worship” by Bro. Harvey Kaeb (Gridley) - This study will be followed by “God is Love” by Bro. Jeremiah Psinas (Morton) on 11/19.

Friday 11/14 - The Apostolic Christian World Relief Benefit Auction for Hospital Lumiere - The benefit will be at Five Points. The food court and silent auction start at 4:30. The live auction begins at 7:00.  For more information, or to donate an item or service, contact Bro Rich Bertschi or see the announcement on the church bulletin board.

Saturday 11/15
  • Leaf Raking - The boys in ACTIVE will be raking leaves on Saturday, November 15. Please contact Bro. Tim or Sis. Brittany Schwind if you are interested in getting your lawn raked or if you know of someone who would appreciate this.
  • Penpals for Jesus Seminar - The Pen Pals for Jesus ministry is an opportunity for Sisters to write to women who are currently serving time in Illinois prisons.  This has been a blessing to so many hurting women as well as our sisters who write.  For more information about the Pen Pals for Jesus program, there will be a seminar on Saturday, November 15th in Fairbury from 9 a.m – noon.  This is a wonderful opportunity to hear about the program and testimonies from those involved.  If you would like to attend, please contact Sis. Jenell Hodel.

Friday/Saturday 11/21-22 - The Hope for Haiti Christmas Open House - will be held Friday, 11/21 from 1:00-7:00 PM and Saturday 11/22nd from 9-noon  at the fellowship hall. By purchasing items at this sale you are allowing Haitian women to earn a living with dignity.          Details for the sale are on the bulletin boards. If you have a questions you can contact sisters Lisa Leman, Brenda Martin, or Kim Luginbuhl

Sunday 11/23 - Annual Thanksgiving Hymn Singing at 6:30 at the Fellowship Hall - There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for volunteers and food donations.

Sunday 12/7 - The 15th annual Christmas Caroling and Supper at 4 pm -  Everyone is invited.  If you plan to attend, there is a sign-up sheet on both the north and west bulletin boards.
There is also a sign-up sheet on the west bulletin board for food donations and workers to help with this activity.  If you sign up to bring food, remember also to sign up on the list of those planning to attend.

Sunday 12/14 -  Special Collection - The trustees have decided to replace the church's pneumatic heating and cooling temperature control system with an electronic system.  The current system was installed when the church was built 48 years ago.  It is not working properly, and some replacement parts are no longer available.  The new system will allow for more even heating and cooling in the sanctuary and throughout the church.  Since this improvement will cost approximately $48,000, there will be a special collection on December 14.  If you feel moved to make a donation, please write Building Fund on the memo line of you check.

Support for the Nursing Home - Sign up sheets are on the bulletin board for homemade cookies, and decorated birthday cakes for 2015.  This is a good opportunity to serve the elderly from your own kitchen.  These decorated cakes do NOT have to be professionally done. 

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