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10/28/18 Announcements


Wednesday 10/31 - “If God is Love...Why is There Hell” by Bro. Matt Kaufmann (Bloomington)  mkaufmann@accounseling.org - This is the first in a three part Bible study series on Apologetics (giving a defense of the Christian Faith).  On Nov. 7th Bro. Brian Sutter will be speaking on the topic of "If God is Good…Why is There Pain and Suffering?  On Nov. 14th Bro. Matt Feucht will be speaking on the topic of "Christianity vs. Other Religions…How do They Compare?''  We live in a complex world were many people deny the existence of God.  In an effort to equip the church to be able to respond to those who doubt we encourage all to attend and for families to bring their junior high and high school students to these bible studies.

Thursday 11/1 - Helping Hands 9:00 – 3:00 -  Please bring your lunch. We will be packing some school bags for Mexico along with knotting comforters, decorating Sunday school bags and additional organizing tasks. We are still in need of one or more sisters to serve on the organizing committee. Contact Sis. Carol Luginbuhl or Sis. Martha Braker with any questions.

Sunday 11/4 - The Fall ACYF Program in Bloomington at 6PM  -   Students and teachers should meet at the high school parking lot at 4:45PM.  All are welcome to attend.  Thanks for your prayers and support for our Bible Class students and teachers!

Friday 11/9 - HarvestCall Benefit Auction for Hospital Lumiere 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 visit the HarvestCall website.

Saturday 11/10 - Testimonies of Jim and Julie Tibbs at 6:45 - with baptisms planned for  Sunday

Sunday 11/11-  Annual Family Thanksgiving Hymn Sing - For scheduling purposes, we want you to be aware that the Annual Thanksgiving Hymn Sing has been moved from the Sunday before Thanksgiving to the 11th for this year.

Saturday 2/2/19 - Conference for Mothers - We would like to extend an invitation to the mothers of Morton, Washington, and Roanoke congregations for an afternoon conference, "Imitating Christ as we Balance the Roles of Motherhood" on February 2, 2019. Husbands are then invited for dinner and an evening program.  For more details and to register please visit the website, www.balancemc.weebly.com . If you have any questions please contact Sis. Susan Bertschi.


Thank You – A thank you note from the Blue Star Mothers is on the bulletin board. 

10/21/18 Announcements

Wednesday 10/24 - Memorandum, Brief Update on Sunday School Election Format, Member Meeting

Sunday 10/28 - Services at Peoria Rescue Mission -  We will meet in the West parking lot and leave at 7:15.  The service will start at 8, with plenty of time to return for our morning service.  If anyone is willing to come along and play the piano, or help singing, please contact brothers: Jonathan Hodel or Tim Martin.

Sunday 11/4 - The Fall ACYF Program in Bloomington at 6PM  -   Students and teachers should meet at the high school parking lot at 4:45PM.  All are welcome to attend.  Thanks for your prayers and support for our Bible Class students and teachers!

Friday 11/9 - HarvestCall Benefit Auction for Hospital Lumiere 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 visit the HarvestCall website.

Saturday 11/10 - Testimonies of Jim and Julie Tibbs at 6:45 - with baptisms planned for  Sunday

Sunday 11/11-  Annual Family Thanksgiving Hymn Sing - For scheduling purposes, we want you to be aware that the Annual Thanksgiving Hymn Sing has been moved from the Sunday before Thanksgiving to the 11th for this year.


Saturday 2/2/19 - Conference for Mother’s - We would like to extend an invitation to the mothers of Morton, Washington, and Roanoke congregations for an afternoon conference, "Imitating Christ as we Balance the Roles of Motherhood" on February 2, 2019. Husbands are then invited for dinner and an evening program.  For more details and to register please visit the website, www.balancemc.weebly.com . If you have any questions please contact Sis. Susan Bertschi.

10/14/18 Announcements

Sunday 10/14 - Collection for the Nursing Home

Wednesday 10/17
  • Scripture Memory Class
  • HOPE & ACTIVE at Bro. Jonathan Hodel’s Home at 7:00
  • WOW at the Martin’s Home at 7:00

Thursday 10/18 - Midwest Food Bank 6:30-8:30 - It's Roanoke's turn to volunteer.  With the recent hurricanes, there is extra need for volunteers to help with disaster relief boxes along with other projects.

Sunday 10/28 - Services at Peoria Rescue Mission -  The service is at 8 AM - allowing plenty of time to get back for our morning service. We are seeking help playing the piano and singing.  If interested, please contact brothers Jonathan Hodel or Tim Martin.

Friday 11/9 - HarvestCall Benefit Auction for Hospital Lumiere 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 visit the HarvestCall website.

Sunday 11/11 – Annual Family Thanksgiving Hymn Sing – For scheduling purposes, we want you to be aware that the Annual Thanksgiving Hymn Sing has been moved from the Sunday before Thanksgiving to the 11th for this year.

Ladies’ Bible Small Group Bible Study - Many of you ladies are involved in the small group Bible studies that have formed from the result of our first Ladies' Day. If there are any of you that are not currently in one, and would like to be, please contact Sis. Jill Sauder at jsauder72@gmail.com. Please specify whether you prefer to meet during the day or in the evening.  

10/7/18 Announcements


Sunday 10/7
  • Last Day to Sign up for the All Church Small Group Bible Study - The Sermon on the Mount - You may sign up for the small group Bible study by completing a form located in the North Hall or by calling or e-mailing Bro. Jeremy Knepp.     
  • Last Day for College Care Packages - As a church body we would like to remember our college student’s by praying for them, encouraging them and sending them a small care package.  If you would like to participate,  you can pick up a colored envelope from the back hall bulletin board regarding your college students name and information.  Please send out the package the month of October.

Wednesday 10/10 - Annual Nursing Home Presentation at the Fellowship Hall at 7:15

Friday 10/12 - Loving Shepherd Ministries Benefit - LSM will be hosting a meal and charity auction for the vulnerable children of Haiti and Ethiopia at Five Points in Washington.  The meal and Silent Auction start at 5:30PM with the Live Auction starting at 6:30PM. The auction is a wonderful evening of fellowship and enjoyment while raising much needed funds to help the world’s most vulnerable children. There will be free childcare provided, so couples with young children are encouraged to attend.

Sunday 10/28 - Services at Peoria Rescue Mission -  The service is at 8 AM, allowing plenty of time to get back for our morning service. We are seeking help playing the piano and singing.  If interested, please contact brothers Jonathan Hodel or Tim Martin.

Friday 11/9 - HarvestCall Benefit Auction for Hospital Lumiere 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 visit the HarvestCall website.

HarvestCall’s 2nd Annual Missions Conference will be in Roanoke on Saturday, July 20, 2019

Ladies’ Bible Small Group Bible Study - Many of you ladies are involved in the small group Bible studies that have formed from the result of our first Ladies' Day. If there are any of you that are not currently in one, and would like to be, please contact Sis. Jill Sauder at jsauder72@gmail.com. Please specify whether you prefer to meet during the day or in the evening.  

Nursing Home Openings - We have a full time housekeeping position available and we are also looking for nurses to work PRN for all shifts.  If anyone is interested, they can contact the Home or see Brother Nate or Sister Penny for more information.