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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

11/25/18 Announcements

Monday 11/26 - Health Kit Bags - the Nursing Home and duplex residents will be decorating health kit bags Monday night (tomorrow) at 6:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose room at the Nursing Home. These bags will go to the Sunday School in Haiti - a mission we have been supporting over the past several years. Any others who would like to help out would be most welcome. It provides an opportunity to visit with the Home and Duplex residents.

Wednesday 11/28
  • ACTIVE Boys are to meet at 6:30 at Commerce Bank - they will be shopping for gifts to donate to the Heart House.
  • HOPE Girls will Meet in the HarvestCall Room in the Basement at 7:30
  • Scripture Memory Class will Meet in the Basement

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  - There are  signup sheets for food and help on the bulletin board outside the kitchen. There is also a sign-up sheet for attendance.  There are two spots to fill in, so please be sure to write the number of people singing and eating.

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

Thursday 12/6 - Helping Hands will meet 9:00 - 3:00 - They will be decorating Sunday School bags, organizing projects and knotting comforters.  Lunch will be provided by the committee. All are invited.  It is there goal to complete 1500 bags before our annual HarvestCall family night on Jan 9th.

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 - 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.

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 starting January 6, 2019 and continuing through March 29, 2019. Online registration is required for team members at www.harvestcall.org

11/18/18 Announcements


Sunday 11/18 - Family Hymn Sing at the Home at 1:30

Thursday 11/22 - Thanksgiving Services at Church at 9:45 - there will be no Wed. evening services on 11/21

Sunday 12/2
  • Maintenance Fund Collection
  • “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 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  - There are  signup sheets for food and help on the bulletin board outside the kitchen. There is also a sign-up sheet for attendance.  There are two spots to fill in, so please be sure to write the number of people singing and eating.

Wednesday 12/5 - Annual Business Meeting

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 - Numerous homes will be rebuilt or repaired for disadvantaged people who suffered catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. They are in need of our help to repair and rebuild their homes and lives. Forty volunteers are needed each week starting January 6, 2019 and continuing through March 29, 2019. Please consider giving of your time and talents to minister to those in need.
• Skilled tradesmen AND unskilled workers are needed, as are those with a passion to share their faith with those we serve.
• Online registration is required for team members and opens at noon Central time November 15 at www.harvestcall.org

11/11/18 Announcements


Sunday 11/11
  • Baptismal Service for Jim and Julie Tibbs
  • Annual Family Thanksgiving Hymn Sing - We will be sharing a meal together starting at 5:30 pm before the singing.
Wednesday 11/14 - “Christianity vs. Other Religions...How do they Compare”  by Bro. Matt Feucht -   This is the last of a three part Bible study series on Apologetics (giving a defense of the Christian Faith).  Teenagers are encouraged to attend.  

Saturday 11/17 - Minister’s Retreat at the Goodfield Fellowship Hall - please keep this in your prayers

Sunday 11/18 - Family Hymn Sing at the Home at 1:30

Thursday 11/22 - Thanksgiving Services at Church at 9:45 - there will be no Wed. evening services on 11/21

Sunday 12/2 - All Church Christmas Caroling at 4:00 at the Fellowship Hall  - There are  signup sheets for food and help on the bulletin board outside the kitchen.

Sunday 12/30 - Sending/Support Service for Bro. Fred and Sis. Jodi Leman and Family

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.

Thank You from the Hospital Lumiere Board – We would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2018 benefit auction a success. With your prayers and support and God’s blessings, Hospital Lumiere in Haiti will continue to provide medical care with compassion and Christian love.

HarvestCall’s Winter Rebuilding Ministry will be in Hardin County, Texas - Numerous homes will be rebuilt or repaired for disadvantaged people who suffered catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. They are in need of our help to repair and rebuild their homes and lives. Forty volunteers are needed each week starting January 6, 2019 and continuing through March 29, 2019. Please consider giving of your time and talents to minister to those in need.
• Skilled tradesmen AND unskilled workers are needed, as are those with a passion to share their faith with those we serve.
• Online registration is required for team members and opens at noon Central time November 15 at www.harvestcall.org

11/4/18 Announcements


Sunday 11/4
  • HarvestCall Collection - By working together as a brotherhood through HarvestCall, we can offer assistance and hope by proclaiming Christ and serving others in the U.S., Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica, Europe and other places, striving to see that God is glorified.  Your generosity is important and necessary to meet the needs of the various missions of our brotherhood.  Thank you for your faithful love, prayers, and benevolence.
  • 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!
 Wednesday 11/7
  • "If God is Good…Why is There Pain and Suffering?” by Bro. Brian Sutter (bsutter@accounseling.org)  his is the second of a three part Bible study series on Apologetics (giving a defense of the Christian Faith).  Teenagers are encouraged to attend.  
  • WOW has been Cancelled - so students can attend the Bible Study.
  • ACTIVE will Meet in the Basement
  • HOPE will Meet in the Kitchen
  • Scripture Memory Class
 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. This annual fund-raising auction is a critical part of Hospital Lumiere’s funding and your support is appreciated. For more information, contact Bro. Rich Bertschi or visit the HarvestCall website.

Saturday 11/10
  • ACTIVE Leaf Raking - If you would like your yard raked or know of someone who would appreciate their yard raked, please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board or contact Sis. Katie Isaia at 309-339-7074 or katierose_28@juno.com.
  • Testimonies of Jim and Julie Tibbs at 6:45 - with baptisms planned for  Sunday
Sunday 11/11-  Annual Family Thanksgiving Hymn Sing - We will be sharing a meal together starting at 5:30 pm before the singing. Pizza will be served so please use the the online sign up if you are planning to attend. The link is in the emailed announcements. If you have any questions or are unable to sign up online and are planning to attend, contact sisters Marjorie or Susan Bertschi.
The link for the sign up is www.PerfectPotluck.com/JERJ0412.

Thursday 11/22 - Thanksgiving Services at Church at 9:45 - there will be no Wed. evening services on 11/21

HarvestCall’s Winter Rebuilding Ministry will be in Hardin County, Texas - Numerous homes will be rebuilt or repaired for disadvantaged people who suffered catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. They are in need of our help to repair and rebuild their homes and lives. Forty volunteers are needed each week starting January 6, 2019 and continuing through March 29, 2019. Please consider giving of your time and talents to minister to those in need.
  • Skilled tradesmen AND unskilled workers are needed, as are those with a passion to share their faith with those we serve.
  • Online registration is required for team members and opens at noon Central time November 15 at www.harvestcall.org