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8/30/2020 Announcements

 Our Purpose:  To glorify God by loving as Jesus loves.

 

August’s Collection - Servant Fund - (see additional information below) 

 

Sunday 8/30- Conference Summary at the 9:00 Service -  Bros Mike Leman and Frank Sauder.  2020 Virtual Brotherhood Conference is now available.

 

Thursday 9/3 - Helping Hands from 9:00-3:00 - They will also be collecting used eye glasses during the month of September. Place them in baskets located on the tables by each entry. 

 

Friday 9/4 - The 7th and 8th Grade will Sing Outside the Front Lobby of the Home at 6:20 - along with teachers and their wives.  Please RSVP to Bro. Luke or Sis. Allison Fischer

 

Saturday 9/5 - Volunteer Opportunity to Serve Flood Victim - Meet at 9:00 AM at 203 N. Pleasant St in Roanoke to help with boxing and moving items for two flood victims to a neighboring apartment in Roanoke.  These are the same people we helped tear out flood damage items for as they have been living in less than ideal conditions since the flood.  We will be boxing & packing items and moving them across the parking lot to another apartment.  Conditions will be musty and dirty so dress appropriately and bring gloves and have a mask on hand.  If anyone has cardboard boxes that can be used for packaging please bring those along as well.  Please contact Bro. Jonathan Hodel if you have any questions.

 

 

Sunday 9/6 - Sunday School Starts & New Phase of Reopening - Details will be e-mailed out on Thursday. 

 

Sunday 9/20 - ACYF is cancelled.

 

Silver Lining News - If you have information regarding a birth, death, engagement/wedding, illness or special milestone in your family that you would like shared in the Silver Lining, please contact Sis. Barb Schwind or Sis. Judy Sauder. They will try to include your information, as much as is

possible, in the next issue.

 

Position Needed - Executive Director Apostolic Christian LifePoints - Due to the pending retirement in mid-2021 of Bro. Ron Messner, our current Executive Director, Apostolic Christian LifePoints is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director. A position description will be posted soon on AC Central, under the “job postings” section. In addition, the position description will be included in the upcoming Silver Lining editions. Instructions for applying for this position, along with additional information, will be included in both of these locations. We encourage those who have an interest, are qualified, and have a heart for serving the intellectually and developmentally disabled community, to prayerfully consider submitting an expression of interest and resume.

We ask our entire church body to be prayerful as we work through this very important process

involving one of the primary mission activities of our church.

 

COVID Information - Cases of COVID have increased in central Illinois and is present in our central Illinois churches. Masks are encouraged, especially during singing. Fellowship time between services should be done outside as much as possible. If you have COVID, please contact Sis. Megan Hodel.  She will answer any questions you might have. She will keep your name confidential.

8/16/20 Announcements

August’s Collection - Servant Fund - (see additional information below) 

 

Sunday 8/16

  • Baptisms following the 10:30 Service

  • ISU/Heartland Welcome Night - a pizza dinner will begin at 4:00 at the Bloomington church.  Due to the ever changing circumstances, we are asking that only parents and students attend

 

Wednesday 8/19 - Funeral Service for Bro. Willis Knapp - 10:00 at Congerville

 

Nursing Home Homecoming Benefit

  • Friday, August 21, 4:30-7:30 Drive-through Fish Fry. How you can help: Please sign up online https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4daaae22a4fb6-pies to make and cut pies (they are to be brought to the Fellowship Hall for cutting Friday afternoon), drive through and get a meal. Donate to cover food expenses.

  • Friday, August 21, 8:00 a.m.- Saturday, August 22, 4:00 p.m. Online Auction at https://www.32auctions.com/homecomingday2020. How you can help: donate services/items to auction (taking auction items until August 14), bid on items, tell your friends about our online auction. Items that are won will be available for pick-up the following week.

  • Saturday, August 22, 6:00-8:00 - An Evening of Music - featuring the group Roundstone Buskers (an Irish music trio) in the Roanoke park as a way of thanking our community for their support. Kamaela’s Kreamery will be selling ice cream and the Home will be hosting a bake sale and a farmer’s market. How you can help: bake treats for the bake sale and/or bring fresh produce (and have them at the pavilion—not the park building—by 4:30), attend and enjoy the music.

 

Sunday 9/6 - Sunday School Starts (it was originally planned to start on 8/23)

 

Nursing Home Emergency Staffing Plan - a potential need for short term workers -  Woodford County has seen an increase in individuals testing positive for COVID-19 during the past couple of weeks.  Some of the area nursing homes are experiencing staffing issues as their employees must shelter in place for 10 days after they test positive.  As the virus seems to inch closer to our community, we feel that it’s time to start implementing our emergency staffing plan in an effort to be as proactive as we can.  We are reaching out to our church family for help if we experience staffing issues.  We are asking anyone who is willing and able to work at the nursing home temporarily (anywhere from 1 -3 weeks) to please send an email to Bro. Nate at nate@achroanoke.org or call us at 923-2071 and indicate which department you feel you would be able to provide assistance and the times that you would be willing to work.  We are currently not allowed to have volunteers in the facility, so these would be paid positions. The departments we could potentially need help in are: Nursing, CNA’s, Housekeeping, Dietary and Activities.  Please indicate in your email if you have a license or certification in nursing or a food handler’s certificate.  Thank you for considering this.  It is our sincere hope and prayer that we will not have to implement this plan.  Thank you for your continued support and prayers as we continuously look to God for grace and direction.

COVID Considerations - Cases of COVID have increased in central Illinois and is present in our central Illinois churches. Masks are encouraged, especially during singing. Fellowship time between services should be done outside as much as possible. If you have COVID, please contact Sis. Megan Hodel.  She will keep your name confidential, but we need to know the extent of COVID cases in our church as we make plans for our next phase of reopening. 

 

2020 Elder and Brotherhood Conference -  Bro. Frank plans to provide a summary of the conference later in August.  A video replay of the 2020 Virtual Brotherhood Conference is now available.

8/9/20 Announcements

 August’s Collection - Servant Fund - (see additional information below) 

 

Saturday 8/15 - Testimonies at 7:00 - For Ethan Hoffman, Eddie Moser and Joanna Moser. Bro. Brad Eisenman, the elder from Chicago, plans to be with us for the weekend to assist with the testimonies and baptisms.

 

Sunday 8/16

  • Baptisms following the 10:30 Service

  • ISU/Heartland Welcome Night - a pizza dinner will begin at 4:00 at the Bloomington church.  Due to the ever changing circumstances, we are asking that only parents and students attend

 

Nursing Home Homecoming Benefit

  • Friday, August 21, 4:30-7:30 Drive-through Fish Fry. How you can help: Please sign up online https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4daaae22a4fb6-pies to make and cut pies (they are to be brought to the Fellowship Hall for cutting Friday afternoon), drive through and get a meal. Donate to cover food expenses.

  • Friday, August 21, 8:00 a.m.- Saturday, August 22, 4:00 p.m. Online Auction at https://www.32auctions.com/homecomingday2020. How you can help: donate services/items to auction (taking auction items until August 14), bid on items, tell your friends about our online auction. Items that are won will be available for pick-up the following week.

  • Saturday, August 22, 6:00-8:00 - An Evening of Music - featuring the group Roundstone Buskers (an Irish music trio) in the Roanoke park as a way of thanking our community for their support. Kamaela’s Kreamery will be selling ice cream and the Home will be hosting a bake sale. How you can help: bake treats for the bake sale (and have them at the pavilion—not the park building—by 4:30), attend and enjoy the music.

 

Sunday 9/6 - Sunday School Starts (it was originally planned to start on 8/23)

 

COVID Considerations - Cases of COVID have increased in central Illinois and is present in our central Illinois churches. Masks are encouraged, especially during singing. Fellowship time between services should be done outside as much as possible. If you have COVID, please contact Sis. Megan Hode.  She will keep your name confidential, but we need to know the extent of COVID cases in our church as we make plans for our next phase of reopening. If you are tested for COVID-19, the Health department will never leave a recording telling someone they are positive. They will only call and speak directly. 

 

2020 Elder and Brotherhood Conference - The elders express their appreciation for your prayers and support. God was faithful.  Bro. Frank plans to provide a summary of the conference later in August. 

8/2/20 Announcments

Our Vision: A body of believers bound together by our love for Jesus Christ and his Word,
reflecting God’s love, grace and truth

August’s Collection - Servant Fund - The Servant Fund of the Apostolic Christian Church of America provides support for brothers and sisters sent as full-time missionaries by HarvestCall. Using a national fund for missionary support allows those sent to devote their time and attention to their ministry, rather than being required to raise their own funds. Another benefit is that those sent receive a consistent level of support that does not depend on title, size of congregation, or fund-raising abilities. With approximately 50 missionary brothers and sisters currently serving, our financial commitment to our brothers and sisters is around $1,300,000 per year. Servant fund collections have not been sufficient to cover this cost in the past and HarvestCall has used unrestricted funds to make up the difference. Those serving as well as HarvestCall express gratitude for your support of the Servant Fund and the outreaches of the Apostolic Christian Church.

Wednesday 8/5 - Sis. Lois Klotzle’s Funeral at 4:00 CDT - Altadena does not have AC Central.  You can access her funeral service via Zoom at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86059485489?pwd=Yk1vdXQ0V04vY0pOS2hEQzVlZXJUUT09

Thursday 8/6

  • Helping Hands from 9:00-12:00 - all are welcome.
  • Virtual General Conference at 6:00 PM - To watch the conference, pre registration is required at:  https://my.demio.com/ref/YL3JRrX7JTkg9tru  As in the past, the conference will also be made available via AC Central at a later date.

Sunday 8/16 - ISU/Heartland Welcome Night - a pizza dinner will begin at 4:00 at the Bloomington church.  Due to the ever changing circumstances, we are asking that only parents and students attend and ask that you RSVP the number coming from your family to isuyounggroup@gmail.com no later than August 1st. We will inform you with any changes that may come up.

Nursing Home Homecoming Benefit

  • Friday, August 21, 4:30-7:30 Drive-through Fish Fry. How you can help: Please sign up online https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4daaae22a4fb6-pies to make and cut pies (they are to be brought to the Fellowship Hall for cutting Friday afternoon), drive through and get a meal. Donate to cover food expenses.
  • Friday, August 21, 8:00 a.m.- Saturday, August 22, 4:00 p.m. Online Auction at https://www.32auctions.com/homecomingday2020. How you can help: donate services/items to auction (taking auction items until August 14), bid on items, tell your friends about our online auction. Items that are won will be available for pick-up the following week.
  • Saturday, August 22, 6:00-8:00 - An Evening of Music - featuring the group Roundstone Buskers (an Irish music trio) in the Roanoke park as a way of thanking our community for their support. Kamaela’s Kreamery will be selling ice cream and the Home will be hosting a bake sale. How you can help: bake treats for the bake sale (and have them at the pavilion—not the park building—by 4:30), attend and enjoy the music.

3 year old Sunday school sign up- please notify Sis. Allison Fischer at lukenal@live.com or 309-242-7083 to sign up your child for the 3 year old class. 

Prayer - Please keep the Elder Conference in your prayers.  It will be held virtually on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Praise and Thanks - A special thanks to all those who helped Roanoke flood victims by cleaning up and donating. 

Other Ways to Serve - The Midwest Food Bank Virtual Auction will be held Thursday August 6 at 8 AM through Saturday, August 8 at 8 PM featuring over 200 unique items, all to benefit Midwest Food Bank of Normal, IL. Preview the items now at www.2020MFBGala.givesmart.com, and register for the online auction. When you register, you can mark items of interest, and you will receive reminder texts when the auction is about to start, when you are outbid, and when the auction is about to end. Midwest Food Bank appreciates everyone's support!