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12/8/19 Announcements

Sunday 12/8
  • The Sunday School Christmas Program at 12:00
  • 2020 Update for Church Phone Directory - If you have any updates (including e-mail and phone numbers) 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.  
  • 2020 Update for Church Dinner List - If you want your name added or taken off the dinner list, please contact Bro. Harold or Sis. Judy Sauder 
  • 2020 Update for Rotating Potluck - Today is the Final Date for Signup - Enjoy dinner and fellowship just 4 times a year with a different combination of people each time. If you are already participating you will automatically be included next year. For additional information, please contact Bro. Church/Sis. Rita Hodel and Bro. Norm/Sis. Kathy Knapp. 
  • Maintenance Fund Collection - The maintenance fund covers the day-to-day operational costs of our church

Wednesday 12/11 
  • Bible Class will meet at the Fellowship Hall at 6:15 pm for Random Acts of Kindness
  • SMC Christmas Party the Nursing Home at 6:45
  • ACTIVE Christmas Charity Gift Shopping
  • HOPE Christmas Party at Isaia’s 6:15 - 8:30

Wednesday 12/18 - “Is There Room” at 7:30  - an evening Christmas program of worship music and readings.  Included will be music from the Youth and Men's Choirs and the Prairie Choristers, as well as congregational singing. All are welcome and encouraged to invite friends and neighbors.

Christmas Cards for those on the Mission Field - boxes have been placed in the back hall if you would like your Christmas Card mailed to the Leman family and Sis. Rachel Fehr.

HarvestCall’s 2020 Winter Rebuilding Ministry in Texas from 1/5/20-3/27/20 - Skilled tradesmen AND unskilled workers are needed, as are those with a passion to share the gospel with those we serve. Register online at www.harvestcall.org

The Goodfield Distribution Center - needs an assistant coordinator. Please see Bro. Matt Sauder for more information.

12/1/19 Announcements

Sunday 12/1
  • Brothers Prayer Gathering in the Intermediate SS Room at 9:15
  • Church Christmas Caroling and Supper at 4:00 -  everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Maintenance Fund Collection

Monday 12/2 - Bloodmobile at the Roanoke Methodist Church from 12:30-5:00  

Wednesday 12/4 - Business Meeting - The minutes from last year will be emailed out on Monday along with a sample 2020 ballot for trustees.

Thursday 12/5 - Helping Hands from 9:00-3:00 - This month is our annual Christmas Lunch which will be provided and all are welcome! 

Sunday 12/8 - The Sunday School Christmas Program at 12:00

Wednesday 12/11 
  • Bible Class will meet at the Fellowship Hall at 6:15 pm for Random Acts of Kindness
  • SMC Christmas Party the Nursing Home
  • ACTIVE Christmas Party
  • HOPE Christmas Party

Wednesday 12/18 - “Is There Room” at 7:30  - an evening Christmas program of worship music and readings.  Included will be music from the Youth and Men's Choirs and the Prairie Choristers, as well as congregational singing. All are welcome and encouraged to invite friends and neighbors.

Christmas Cards for those on the Mission Field - boxes have been placed in the back hall if you would like your Christmas Card mailed to the Leman family and Sis. Rachel Fehr.

HarvestCall’s 2020 Winter Rebuilding Ministry in Texas from 1/5/20-3/27/20 - Skilled tradesmen AND unskilled workers are needed, as are those with a passion to share the gospel with those we serve. Register online at www.harvestcall.org

Rotating Potluck Signup - Would you like to get to know your church family better? A great way to do this is to participate in rotating potluck. Enjoy dinner and fellowship just 4 times a year with a different combination of people each time. Please sign up on the bulletin board before December 8th. If you are already participating you will automatically be included next year. For additional information, please contact Bro. Church/Sis. Rita Hodel and Bro. Norm/Sis. Kathy Knapp. 

The Goodfield Distribution Center - needs an assistant coordinator. Please see Bro. Matt Sauder for more information.

Welcome - Justin and Kerri Fehr and their children Lincoln and Adler. 

11/24/19 Announcements

Sunday 11/24 - Creating Connections Meeting in the Bible Class Room after Church - There is a meeting for adults participating in the Creating Connections. If you are unable to attend, contact Sis. April to get your materials.

Thursday 11/28 - Thanksgiving Day Service at 9:45 - All are invited to come to the service and lift our voices in praise: “Our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.” (I Chron 29:13). The song leaders have prepared a selection of hymns we will sing during the service. 

Sunday 12/1
  • Maintenance Fund Collection
  • Brothers Prayer Gathering in the Intermediate SS Room at 9:15
  • Church Christmas Caroling and Supper at 4:00 -  everyone is welcome to attend. If you are able to come, please sign up today or Thursday on the bulletin board and indicate how many people will be singing and how many people will be eating. If you are able to bring a side dish or help with the meal, please sign up using the Sign-Up Genius link that was sent out.

Monday 12/2 - Bloodmobile at the Roanoke Methodist Church from 12:30-5:00 -  It's our church's turn to provide food for the bloodmobile canteen on Monday, December 2.  There is a sign up sheet on the women's bulletin board for those who are able and want to donate food.  Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve our community. 

Wednesday 12/4 - Business Meeting

Saturday 1/11 - Birthday Celebration - Save the date to celebrate! Ladies’ Coffee, 9:00-11:00 AM. Details to follow.

Christmas Cards for those on the Mission Field - boxes have been placed in the back hall if you would like your Christmas Card mailed to the Leman family and Sis. Rachel Fehr.

HarvestCall’s 2020 Winter Rebuilding Ministry in Texas from 1/5/20-3/27/20 - Skilled tradesmen AND unskilled workers are needed, as are those with a passion to share the gospel with those we serve. Register online at www.harvestcall.org

Rotating Potluck Signup - Would you like to get to know your church family better? A great way to do this is to participate in rotating potluck. Enjoy dinner and fellowship just 4 times a year with a different combination of people each time. Please sign up on the bulletin board before December 8th. If you are already participating you will automatically be included next year.

11/17/19 Announcements

Sunday 11/17
  • Family Hymn Sing at the Home at 1:30
  • Family Hymn Sing at the Gridley Church at 6:30

Monday 11/18 - Funeral for Roger Herbst at 10:00

Wednesday 11/20
  • WOW at the Martin’s at 7:00
  • ACTIVE
  • HOPE - will meet in the church kitchen
  • SMC

Thursday 11/28 - Thanksgiving Day Service at 9:45 - There will be no Wed. evening service 

Sunday 12/1 Church Christmas Caroling and Supper at 4:00 - Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are able to come, please sign up on the bulletin board and indicate how many people will be singing and how many people will be eating. If you are able to bring a side dish or help with the meal, please sign up using the Sign-Up Genius link that was sent out.

Monday 12/2 - Bloodmobile - It's our church's turn to provide food for the bloodmobile canteen on Monday, December 2.  There is a sign up sheet on the women's bulletin board for those who are able and want to donate food.  Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve our community. 

Wednesday 12/4 - Business Meeting

Saturday 1/11 - Birthday Celebration - Save the date to celebrate! Ladies’ Coffee, 9:00-11:00 AM. Details to follow.

Goodfield Distribution Center - Effective January 1, 2020, the Goodfield Distribution Center is discontinuing its furniture distribution effort. Any questions concerning furniture and/or mattress distribution should be directed to Bro. Matt Sauder. Also, there is a great need for clothing, shoes, pillows, and bed sheets to send overseas, they are running low.

Cakes for the Home - There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for those who wish to donate cakes to the Nursing Home during the year 2020.

Christmas Cards for those on the Mission Field - boxes have been placed in the back hall if you would like your Christmas Card mailed to the Leman family and Sis. Rachel Fehr.

HarvestCall’s 2020 Winter Rebuilding Ministry will be in Orange County, Texas - Forty volunteers are needed each week starting January 5, 2020 and continuing through March 27, 2020. 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 the gospel with those we serve. Online registration is required for team members and opens at noon Central time Monday, November 18 at www.harvestcall.org

Rotating Potluck Signup - Would you like to get to know your church family better? A great way to do this is to participate in rotating potluck. Enjoy dinner and fellowship just 4 times a year with a different combination of people each time. Please sign up on the bulletin board before December 8th. If you are already participating you will automatically be included next year.

11/10/19 Announcements

Sunday 11/10
  • The Bible Class Singing Practice at Noon-  Students are to meet in the Bible Class room to practice for the Harvest Dinner. Bro. Phil would really appreciate all the High School students to be there as this is one of the last times he will have to practice.
  • Pizza Dinner and Thanksgiving Hymn Sing at Church at 5:30 -  We will be sharing a meal together starting at 5:30 pm before the singing. We will be serving pizza so please sign up if you are planning to attend and note how many people will be eating. You can access the sign up for pizza & additional food items on PerfectPotluck.com. Here is the link to the sign up:  https://perfectpotluck.com/DNFK2187  Contact Sis. Marjorie or Susan Bertschi with any questions. Thank you!

Wednesday 11/13 - Bible Class Students at the Fellowhsip Hall at 7:00 PM -There will be set up and singing practice for the Harvest Dinner 

Saturday 11/16 - Harvest Dinner at the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 - For additional information, contact sisters Jennifer Feucht or Lynne Hodel 

Sunday 11/17 - Family Hymn Sing at the Gridley Church at 6:30

Sunday 12/1 Church Christmas Caroling and Supper at 4:00 - Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are able to come, please sign up on the bulletin board and indicate how many people will be singing and how many people will be eating. If you are able to bring a side dish or help with the meal, please sign up using the Sign-Up Genius link that was sent out.

Cookies and Cake for the Home - There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for those who wish to donate cookies or cakes to the Nursing Home during the year 2020.

11/3/19 Announcements

Sunday 11/3
  • Collection for HarvestCall
  • ACYF Evening in Elgin - The Bible class plans to leave around 2:15 pm from the High School, eat supper on the way, and be back around 10. We realize this will be a late Sunday night, but if you have High School students, please encourage them to go!

Wednesday - 11/6
  • WOW at the Martin’s at 7:00
  • SMC at 7:15
  • ACTIVE at 7:15
  • HOPE at the Fellowship Hall

Thursday 11/7 - Helping Hands is from 9:00-3:00 - All are welcome.

Friday 11/8 - Hospital Lumiere Benefit Auction 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.

Saturday 11/9
  • Sis. Helen Brown’s Funeral at 10:00 - visitation is on Thursday from 4:00-7:00 at from 9:00-9:45 on Saturday.
  • ACTIVE Boys Leaf Raking - If you or someone you know would like your yard raked, please contact Sis. Katie Isaia (309-339-7074, katieisaia28@gmail.com) by Thursday.

Sunday 11/10 - Pizza Dinner and Thanksgiving Hymn Sing at Church at 5:30 - There is an online sign up.  We will be sharing a meal together starting at 5:30 pm before the singing. We will be serving pizza so please sign up if you are planning to attend and note how many people will be eating. You can access the sign up for pizza & additional food items on PerfectPotluck.com. Here is the link to the sign up:  https://perfectpotluck.com/DNFK2187  Contact Sis. Marjorie or Susan Bertschi with any questions. Thank you!

Wednesday 11/13 - Bible Class Students at the Fellowhsip Hall at 7:00 PM -There will be set up and and singing practice for the Harvest Dinner 

Saturday 11/16 - Harvest Dinner at the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 - The Bible Class will be hosting a dinner to raise funds for their work trip to Jamaica next spring. If you would like to support them please make your reservations by today 11/3. A minimum donation of $40 per person will be collected the night of the dinner. Table reservations for groups of eight may be made. Contact sisters Jennifer Feucht or Lynne Hodel 

Sunday 11/17 - Family Hymn Sing at the Gridley Church at 6:30

Cookies and Cake for the Home - There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for those who wish to donate cookies or cakes to the Nursing Home during the year 2020.

10/27/19 Announcments


Sunday 10/27 - Peoria Rescue Mission Services - We plan to leave from the church parking lot (west side) at 7:15.  The service starts at 8 AM, allowing time to get back in time for our regular morning services.  If you have questions, please ask Bros. Tim Martin or Jonathan Hodel.

Thursday 10/31 - Annual Harvest Party at the Fellowship Hall from 7:00 - 8:30 - - The Roanoke Young Group would like to invite all Sunday School students 3 year olds through 8th grade to the annual Harvest Party! There will be games, singing, and snacks! Each student is to bring 1 pound of individually wrapped candy.  We will mix them all and give everyone a pound of assorted candies to take home. Hope to see all there! 

Sunday 11/3 - ACYF Evening in Elgin - The Bible class plans to leave around 3 pm from the High School, eat supper on the way, and be back around 10. We realize this will be a late Sunday night, but if you have High School students, please encourage them to go!

Friday 11/8 - Hospital Lumiere Benefit Auction 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, see the announcement on the church bulletin board or visit the HarvestCall website. For additional information, contact Bro. Rich Bertschi (309) 440-8012 or lemangm@mtco.com.

Sunday 11/10 - Pizza Dinner and Thanksgiving Hymn Sing at Church at 5:30 - There is an online sign up.  We will be sharing a meal together starting at 5:30 pm before the singing. We will be serving pizza so please sign up if you are planning to attend and note how many people will be eating. You can access the sign up for pizza & additional food items on PerfectPotluck.com. Here is the link to the sign up: www.PerfectPotluck.com/DNFK2187. Contact Sis. Marjorie or Susan Bertschi with any questions. Thank you!

Sunday 11/17 - Family Hymn Sing at the Gridley Church at 6:30

Saturday 11/16 - Harvest Dinner -  The Bible Class will be hosting a dinner to raise funds for their work trip to Jamaica next spring. If you would like to support them please make your reservations as soon as possible. A minimum donation of $40 per person will be collected the night of the dinner. Table reservations for groups of eight may be made. Contact sisters Jennifer Feucht or Lynne Hodel 

Victory Home Care Job Openings - Victory Home Care has an immediate need for home caregivers.  Daytime and overnight shifts are available.  If you are interested, please see Bro. Nate or call the office (309-242-5316).

Creating Connections - A New Initiative for the Bible Class and Church - The Bible Class will be starting a new program called Creating Connections which is modeled after a program that was started in the Morton Church. Basically, a high school student will be matched with a member of the church (aka Faith Friend).  To start off with, they will meet one on one, once a month, from January through May. A few ideas for meeting are; going on a walk/bike ride, out to eat, or work on a project.  Any members wanting to participate should contact Sis. April Hartter by next Sunday, October 27th.  We will have a meeting on October 27th to go over the details with the Bible Class students during Sunday School (parents are welcome).  There will be a detailed meeting for the Faith Friends later in November. Any questions, please contact sisters April Hartter, Gini Gerber, and Jodi Hoffman.

Contact Information - Bro. Frank’s home phone/landline is not working.  If you need to contact him, please use his cell phone: 309-657-2809 or e-mail: fsauder@gmail 

10/20/19 Announcements


Sunday 10/20
·      Brothers’ Prayer Gathering at 9:15 in the S.S. Intermediate Room
·       Family Hymn Sing at the Home at 1:30

Wednesday 10/23 - Memorandum - Bro. Kent Heimer/Tayor, MO (kenth@heimerconstruction.com) plans to be with us.

Friday 10/25 - Nursing Home Community Campfire at 6:00  - Everyone is invited to a community campfire with singing and s'mores on the front porch of the Home 

Saturday 10/26 - Loaves and Fish - The Bible class is scheduled to help serve lunch at Loaves and Fish at the 1st United Methodist Church in Peoria. They will meet at the High School parking lot at 8:30 am and will return around 2:00.

Sunday 10/27 - Peoria Rescue Mission Services -  We are looking for some singing help.  The service starts at 8 AM, allowing time to get back in time for our regular morning services.  If you have questions, please ask Bros. Tim Martin or Jonathan Hodel.

Thursday 10/31 - Annual Harvest Party at the Fellowship Hall from 7:00 - 8:30 - - The Roanoke Young Group would like to invite all Sunday School students 3 year olds through 8th grade to the annual Harvest Party! There will be games, singing, and snacks! Each student is to bring 1 pound of individually wrapped candy.  We will mix them all and give everyone a pound of assorted candies to take home. Hope to see all there! 

Sunday 11/3 - ACYF Evening in Elgin - The Bible class plans to leave around 3 pm from the High School, eat supper on the way, and be back around 10. We realize this will be a late Sunday night, but if you have High School students, please encourage them to go!

Friday 11/8 - Hospital Lumiere Benefit Auction 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, see the announcement on the church bulletin board or visit the HarvestCall website. For additional information, contact Bro. Rich Bertschi (309) 440-8012 or lemangm@mtco.com.

Saturday 11/16 - Harvest Dinner -  The Bible Class will be hosting a dinner to raise funds for their work trip to Jamaica next spring. If you would like to support them please make your reservations as soon as possible. A minimum donation of $40 per person will be collected the night of the dinner. Table reservations for groups of eight may be made. Contact sisters Jennifer Feucht or Lynne Hodel 

Victory Home Care Job Openings - Victory Home Care has an immediate need for home caregivers.  Daytime and overnight shifts are available.  If you are interested, please see Bro. Nate or call the office (309-242-5316).

Creating Connections - A New Initiative for the Bible Class and Church - The Bible Class will be starting a new program called Creating Connections which is modeled after a program that was started in the Morton Church. Basically, a high school student will be matched with a member of the church (aka Faith Friend).  To start off with, they will meet one on one, once a month, from January through May. A few ideas for meeting are; going on a walk/bike ride, out to eat, or work on a project.  Any members wanting to participate should contact Sis. April Hartter by next Sunday, October 27th.  We will have a meeting on October 27th to go over the details with the Bible Class students during Sunday School (parents are welcome).  There will be a detailed meeting for the Faith Friends later inNovember. Any questions, please contact sisters April Hartter, Gini Gerber, and Jodi Hoffman.