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9/26/21 Announcements

 September’s Collection- Sunday School Fund

 Sunday 9/26

  • Creating Connections - There will be a meeting for adult mentors in the Creating Connections program after morning church today. Please meet in the Bible Class room after this service.

  • Results of Moving Forward Survey - will be given after a shortened second service.

 

Wednesday 9/29

  • HOPE Welcome Night at 6:00  - at Brett & Laura’s home

  • ACTIVE Welcome Night at 7:00 - at Landon and Katie’s home 

 

Sunday 10/3

  • October Prayer Gathering at 9:00 in the Intermediate Sunday School room - All are welcome

 

Wednesday 10/6 Presentations at Church

  • State of the Home

  • Church Remodeling Project

 

Sunday 11/7 - Bible Class Mission Trip Harvest Dinner at the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 - Please contact Sis. Mandy Yordy at 309-678-5484 or smyordy98@gmail.com, by 10/24 to reserve your tickets/tables.  Thank you for your support!

 

Saturday 11/20 - Testimonies - Ethan Hodel and Natalie Hodel

 

The HarvestCall Missionary Support/Prayer cards -  update packs are on the bulletin board shelf in the north hall, or pick up a complete set of cards if you don’t have one yet. Thanks for praying.

 

Other Ways to Serve

  • Necha Jording has worked at our nursing home for 21 years full time. Her daughter Andrea has been diagnosed with NMO which is where the immune system damages the spinal cord and the spinal cord and the nerves to the eyes. Please pray for her, her children, and her family. If you feel led to help Andrea, the website to do so is https://gofund.me/4b61b09c  If you would like to send encouragement in another form please send to Andrea Jording in care of Necha Jording, P.O. Box 81, Secor, IL 61771. For additional information, contact Sis. Penny Maher. 

  • Job Opening at the AC Bookstore in Goodfield  -  They are looking for an assistant store manager for 1-2 mornings per week. Please contact Sis. Rachel Schrock:  rschrock@onwardmedia.org

  • Wichita, KS Bolstering - If you (and your family) feel God calling you to use your gifts and talents to serve in the Wichita congregation or would like more information, please talk with your local elder and then contact, Sis. Amber Miller at amiller@harvestcall.org or 765.250.4295 (ext. 108).

  • Loving Shepherd Ministries will be hosting a meal and charity auction for the vulnerable children of Haiti, Ethiopia, and the United States on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Five Points Washington. The meal and Silent Auction start at 5:30PM with the Live Auction starting at 6:30PM. This year, we will have a special emphasis on helping children impacted by the Haiti earthquake. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Brittany Schwind at brittany.schwind@gmail.com or 309-678-8205. The auction is a wonderful evening of fellowship and enjoyment while raising much needed funds to help the world’s most vulnerable children. And, this year, anyone who comes to the Auction for the first time will have their total auction bill matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous donor to help even more children. There will be free childcare provided, so couples with young children are encouraged to attend.

9/19/21 Announcements

September’s Collection- Sunday School Fund

Sunday 9/19

  • ACYF day in Congerville for the Bible Class 

  • Adult Bible Class - College age and up are invited - we would love to have you. We will be meeting weekly at 9:45 in the Adult Bible class room. If you have questions, please contact brothers: Kevin Fischer, Luke Fischer, Ray Blunier

  • Prairie Chorister/Men’s Group Signup Due - Bro. Phil Hodel would like to assess the interest in a Prairie Chorister Christmas program including a men's singing group. Prairie Chorister practices would be held following Wednesday night church, and men's group practices would be held during Sunday church lunch time. Both groups are open to all. If you would like to sing in either or both of these groups, please send an email to plhodel@gmail.com  Please send an email even if you have sung with either group before, as he is trying to re-organize the email groups.

 

Sunday 9/26 - Results of Moving Forward Survey - will be given after a shortened second service.

 

Sunday 11/7 - Bible Class Mission Trip Harvest Dinner at the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 - Save the date. More information will follow in the weeks ahead.  

 

Saturday 11/20 - Testimonies - Ethan Hodel and Natalie Hodel

 

Convert - Wyatt Gerber (Bro. Corey and Sis. Gini)

 

Birth - Isabel Rose Fehr (daughter of Justin and Kerri) was born on Sept. 10th

 

Lost and Found - A Toyota Avalon key fob with another key attached was left at Lady’s Night.  It is on the women’s bulletin board. 

 

The HarvestCall Missionary Support/Prayer cards -  update packs are on the bulletin board shelf in the north hall. Please update your missionary cards or pick up a complete set of cards if you don’t have one yet. Thanks for praying for the HarvestCall missionaries! 

 

Other Ways to Serve

  • Job Opening at the AC Bookstore in Goodfield  -  They are looking for an assistant store manager for 1-2 mornings per week. Please contact Sis. Rachel Schrock:  rschrock@onwardmedia.org

  • Wichita, KS Bolstering - If you (and your family) feel God calling you to use your gifts and talents to serve in the Wichita congregation or would like more information, please talk with your local elder and then contact, Sis. Amber Miller at amiller@harvestcall.org or 765.250.4295 (ext. 108).

  • Loving Shepherd Ministries will be hosting a meal and charity auction for the vulnerable children of Haiti, Ethiopia, and the United States on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Five Points Washington. The meal and Silent Auction start at 5:30PM with the Live Auction starting at 6:30PM. This year, we will have a special emphasis on helping children impacted by the Haiti earthquake. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Brittany Schwind at brittany.schwind@gmail.com or 309-678-8205. The auction is a wonderful evening of fellowship and enjoyment while raising much needed funds to help the world’s most vulnerable children. And, this year, anyone who comes to the Auction for the first time will have their total auction bill matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous donor to help even more children. There will be free childcare provided, so couples with young children are encouraged to attend.

9/12/21 Announcements

September’s Collection- Sunday School Fund

 

Friday 9/17 - Ladies' Night - Love Without Limits - Join us for an evening with the ladies of Roanoke church as we hear testimonies of loving a prodigal child, loving through divorce, and loving through pornography addiction, all by the power of God's unfailing love. This will be at the fellowship hall from 6:45-8:45. Please sign up on the signup sheet on the bulletin board or RSVP to katieisaia28@gmail.com. Thankfully looking forward to spending an evening together again.

 

Sunday 9/19

  • ACYF day in Congerville for the Bible Class -  If parents did not receive an email for this, please contact Bro. Eric or Sis. Jodi Hoffman. For all the parents, please encourage your students to attend and be involved in our church activities!

  • Adult Bible Class - Adult Bible class will be starting and we are looking forward to a great year! College age and up are invited - we would love to have you. We will be meeting weekly at 9:45 in the Adult Bible class room. If you have questions, please contact brothers: Kevin Fischer, Luke Fischer, Ray Blunier

 

Sunday 9/26 - Results of Moving Forward Survey - will be given after a shortened second service.

 

Sunday 11/7 - Bible Class Mission Trip Harvest Dinner at the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 - Save the date. More information will follow in the weeks ahead.  

 

Convert - Gabby Yordy (daughter of Bro. Scott and Sis. Mandy)

 

Prairie Chorister/Men’s Group - Bro. Phil Hodel would like to assess the interest in a Prairie Chorister Christmas program including a men's singing group. Prairie Chorister practices would be held following Wednesday night church, and men's group practices would be held during Sunday church lunch time. Both groups are open to all. If you would like to sing in either or both of these groups, please send an email to plhodel@gmail.com, no later than next Sunday, September 19. Please send an email even if you have sung with either group before, as he is trying to re-organize the email groups.

 

Other Ways to Serve

  • Loving Shepherd Ministries will be hosting a meal and charity auction for the vulnerable children of Haiti, Ethiopia, and the United States on Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Five Points Washington. The meal and Silent Auction start at 5:30PM with the Live Auction starting at 6:30PM. This year, we will have a special emphasis on helping children impacted by the Haiti earthquake. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Brittany Schwind at brittany.schwind@gmail.com or 309-678-8205. The auction is a wonderful evening of fellowship and enjoyment while raising much needed funds to help the world’s most vulnerable children. And, this year, anyone who comes to the Auction for the first time will have their total auction bill matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous donor to help even more children. There will be free childcare provided, so couples with young children are encouraged to attend.

 

9/5/21 Announcements

September’s Collection- Sunday School Fund

Sunday 9/5 - Peoria Rescue Mission Services -  we will leave from the West parking lot at 7:15. Any questions, please contact Bro. Tim Martin.

 

Friday 9/17 - Ladies' Night - Love Without Limits - Join us for an evening with the ladies of Roanoke church as we hear testimonies of loving a prodigal child, loving through divorce, and loving through pornography addiction, all by the power of God's unfailing love. This will be at the fellowship hall from 6:45-8:45. Please sign up on the signup sheet on the bulletin board or RSVP to katieisaia28@gmail.com. Thankfully looking forward to spending an evening together again.

 

Sunday 9/19 - ACYF day in Congerville for the Bible Class -  If parents did not receive an email for this, please contact Bro. Eric or Sis. Jodi Hoffman. For all the parents, please encourage your students to attend and be involved in our church activities!

 

Sunday 11/7 - Bible Class Mission Trip Harvest Dinner at the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 - Save the date. More information will follow in the weeks ahead.  

 

COVID Update

With COVID increasing in our area, we encourage anyone who is not feeling well to please stay home.  Our Governor mandated that masks be worn indoors in public places. We acknowledge we are to obey our governmental authorities as explained in Romans 13 and I Peter 2 except where they are asking us to do something specifically against Scripture. So how does this mandate impact us?  Thankfully because of the religious freedom we enjoy, churches are treated differently. While Illinois strongly encourages churches to follow the IDPH guidelines, we are not mandated.  In light of this, people will differ in their interpretation of what this means to respect authority.  Romans 14 speaks about individual convictions and we are not to judge each other.  There will be some of us who have a conviction to wear masks and some of us who will not. There will be some of us who will shake hands and some of us who will not.  Romans 14:17 states:   “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink (or in this case masks, or shaking hands) but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”  Because we are followers of Jesus, He calls us to a relationship beyond just respect.  Let’s remember the greatest commandment:

Matthew 22: 37-40 …..Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

John 13:34-35  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.


8/29/21 Announcements

 August’s Collection- HarvestCall Servant Fund 

Special HarvestCall Disaster Fund Collection for August

 

Sunday 8/29

  • Sunday School Starts at 9:45 -  The 3 year olds thru 2nd grade meet in their classrooms and the 3rd grade on up meet in the big assembly room. Kids should be downstairs by 9:45. After the morning service, parents should pick up their younger children from their classroom. The Sunday School thanks you all for your prayers and support!

  • Junior/Senior Mission Trip Meeting with Parents and Students in the Bible Class Room at 11:00

 

Thursday 9/2

  • Helping Hands from 9:00 - 3:00 - All are welcome! 

  • AC Central App will be Updated - Anyone using AC Central will need to update the app on their devices  to continue using the app.

 

Sunday 9/5 - Peoria Rescue Mission Services -  we will leave from the West parking lot at 7:15. Any questions, please contact Bro. Tim Martin.

 

Friday 9/17 - Ladies' Night - Love Without Limits - Join us for an evening with the ladies of Roanoke church as we hear testimonies of loving a prodigal child, loving through divorce, and loving through pornography addiction, all by the power of God's unfailing love. This will be at the fellowship hall from 6:45-8:45. Please sign up on the signup sheet on the bulletin board or RSVP to katieisaia28@gmail.com. Thankfully looking forward to spending an evening together again.

 

Engagement  - Sis. Joy Hinrichsen (Bro. Mark and Sis. Sue) to Bro. Andrew Walker (Stewart and Dawn of Rantoul). Joy and Anderew both attend the Champaign church. 

 

Note of Thanks

  • From the Nursing Home - The nursing home would like to thank each one that participated in the Homecoming Benefit this year.  All those who donated auction items, helped at the fish fry and supported our events, contributed to another successful fundraiser.  God bless you for sharing your time and resources with the home!

  • From Bro. Randy and Sis. Carol Feucht - It is such a blessing to be a part of such a loving, kind, and praying church.  During this journey we are on we have had peaceful, calm attitudes thanks to all your prayers and support!  We love you all and appreciate it all so much.  May you all be blessed and continue to work together for our Lord. 

 

Other Ways to Serve

  • Berean Bible Studies - a new batch of Bible studies are in the back hall that need grading. 

  • Thursday 9/2 - Heartline/Heart House Annual Spaghetti Supper - At Crosspoint Community Church from 3:30-7:00  

8/22/21 Announcements

 August’s Collection- HarvestCall Servant Fund 

 

Special HarvestCall Disaster Fund Collection for August - The massive earthquake in southern Haiti devastated tens of thousands of homes, wrecked businesses, flattened churches, and battered Hospital Lumiere’s campus.  Our desire is to assist the hurting, directly through our ministries in Haiti, and also by funding other organizations that specialize in disaster relief.  Please prayerfully consider a financial donation as the Lord leads. 

 

Friday 8/27 - Saturday 8/28 Nursing Home’s Homecoming Benefit Weekend - A drive thru fish fry will be held on the 27th from 4:30pm - 7:00pm.  Each meal is $10 and includes Fried Fish, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Rye Bread, & a Chocolate Chip Cookie

  • The need for cookies for the Nursing Home’s drive thru Fish Fry has been filled!  The cookies should be dropped off at the Nursing Home on Thursday before 4:30. Thank you so much for your support.

 

Sunday 8/29 -Sunday School Starts at 9:45 -  The 3 year olds thru 2nd grade meet in their classrooms and the 3rd grade on up meet in the big assembly room. Kids should be downstairs by 9:45. The Sunday School thanks you all for your prayers and support!

 

Moving Forward Update

     The number or surveys turned in was amazing and was significantly higher than any Sunday School election.  The level of sharing exceeded anything we have ever seen at church or our work situations. As we read through the responses, we were encouraged and feel like we have a better understanding of the heart of the church.  There is a strong feeling of appreciation and love in our church family and a clear indication that our church family is very special to all. 

     We ask for your patience as we process all the information (approximately a 100 pages of thoughts and ideas).  Developing a plan takes time and needs to be coordinated with many aspects of our church (e.g., Nursing Home Sunday services, youth choir, our surrounding A.C. churches, etc.)  Our goal is to have a summary to present to the church around the end of September.  

 

 

Other Ways to Serve

  • Berean Bible Studies - a new batch of Bible studies are in the back hall that need grading. 

  • Thursday 9/2 - Heartline/Heart House Annual Spaghetti Supper - At Crosspoint Community Church from 3:30-7:00  To volunteer contact Brandi Gerber at brandi@hearlineandhearthouse.org

 

Note of Thanks - From the family of Tammy Kennell:  We would like to thank you for the outpouring of love and support for Tammy during this difficult time.  She received many cards, gifts, and flowers to celebrate her 40th birthday.  As her cancer journey progressed, they continued to arrive, along with encouraging notes and assurances of prayer for her.  We as a family were strengthened by these and are blessed to see the love of Christ radiate from your church. 


8/15/21 Announcements

 August’s Collection- HarvestCall Servant Fund  

Sunday 8/15 - Visiting Minister - Bro. Matthew Kaisner (Fairbury) plans to be with us. 

 

General Conference Recording - The general conference talks are now available on AC Central (under “Events”).  Because the talks are readily available, they will not be played on Wednesday evening.

 

Friday 8/27 - Saturday 8/28 Nursing Home’s Homecoming Benefit Weekend - A drive thru fish fry will be held on the 27th from 4:30pm - 7:00pm.  Each meal is $10 and includes Fried Fish, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Rye Bread, & a Chocolate Chip Cookie

  • Anyone willing to donate homemade cookies for the fish fry can add their name to the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board outside the dining room.

  • If you would like to donate an auction item for the benefit, please deliver it to the nursing home by Friday, August 6th, or call the home to make other arrangements.

 

Friday 9/17- Save the Date for Ladies' Night - "Love Without Limits", 6:45-8:45 pm. More details will follow.

 

Other Ways to Serve

  • Thursday 9/2 - Heartline/Heart House Annual Spaghetti Supper - At Crosspoint Community Church from 3:30-7:00  To volunteer contact Brandi Gerber at brandi@hearlineandhearthouse.org

8/8/21 Announcements

 August’s Collection- HarvestCall Servant Fund 

 

Friday 8/27 - Saturday 8/28 Nursing Home’s Homecoming Benefit Weekend - A drive thru fish fry will be held on the 27th from 4:30pm - 7:00pm.  Each meal is $10 and includes Fried Fish, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Rye Bread, & a Chocolate Chip Cookie

  • Anyone willing to donate homemade cookies for the fish fry can add their name to the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board outside the dining room.

  • If you would like to donate an auction item for the benefit, please deliver it to the nursing home by Friday, August 6th, or call the home to make other arrangements.

 

New and Returning Student Welcome

  • Sunday 8/15 at the Bloomington Church - A pizza dinner will begin at 4:00 at the Bloomington church, and parents are encouraged to attend! Students and their families are also invited to attend Bloomington church at 9:15 that morning. 

  • Sunday 8/22 at the Champaign Church - Church begins at 9:45 am followed by the picnic at 4:00 pm. We would appreciate RSVP by August 15th if possible: uiucyg@gmail.com 

 

Friday 9/17- Save the Date for Ladies' Night - "Love Without Limits", 6:45-8:45 pm. More details will follow.


8/1/21 Announcements

 August’s Collection- HarvestCall Servant Fund - With 45 missionary brothers and sisters serving, our financial commitment to our brethren is approximately a million dollars. Those serving as well as HarvestCall express gratitude for your support.

 

Sunday 8/1 - Today is the Final Day for the Following Items:

  • Church Input on Moving Forward - The entire church is encouraged to share your thoughts.  Please complete the form online today since it will be removed Sunday evening: http://www.roanokeacchurch.org/pages/survey/  If you prefer to write out your answers you can pick up a form in the back hall and then place it in the designated box. If you have any questions, please contact Bro. Bill Leman. We hope to have a summary to the church before the end of the month. 

  • 3 year old Sunday School Class - The signup sheet for the 3 year old Sunday School class is up on the bulletin board for kids who will be 3 by September 1st.

 

Tuesday 8/3 - Friday 8/6 - Church Conference in Rittman - Your prayers are much appreciated. The elders will be meeting 8/3-8/5.  The elder/minister meeting will be on 8/5 and the general conference will be on 8/6.

 

Wednesday 8/4 - An Evening of Song Worship  - Congregational singing begins at 7:15 p.m. The Prairie Choristers will be singing, and there will be some congregational singing with the choir.

 

Friday 8/27 - Saturday 8/28 Nursing Home’s Homecoming Benefit Weekend - A drive thru fish fry will be held on the 27th from 4:30pm - 7:00pm.  Each meal is $10 and includes Fried Fish, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Rye Bread, & a Chocolate Chip Cookie

  • Anyone willing to donate homemade cookies for the fish fry can add their name to the sign-up sheet located on the bulletin board outside the dining room.

  • If you would like to donate an auction item for the benefit, please deliver it to the nursing home by Friday, August 6th, or call the home to make other arrangements.

 

 

New and Returning Student Welcome

  • Sunday 8/15 at the Bloomington Church - A pizza dinner will begin at 4:00 at the Bloomington church, and parents are encouraged to attend! Students and their families are also invited to attend Bloomington church at 9:15 that morning. 

  • Sunday 8/22 at the Champaign Church - Church begins at 9:45 am followed by the picnic at 4:00 pm. We would appreciate RSVP by August 15th if possible: uiucyg@gmail.com 


7/25/21 Announcements

 July’s Collection- Nursing Home 

 

Sunday 7/25

  • Stollers Last Sunday

 

Sunday 8/1

  • Due Date for Getting Church Input on Moving Forward - the entire church (members, friends, and Bible Class students) are encouraged to share their thoughts.  You can complete a form online: http://www.roanokeacchurch.org/pages/survey/  If you prefer to write out your answers you can pick up a form in the back hall and then place it in the designated box. If you have any questions, please contact Bro. Bill Leman. 

 

Tuesday 8/3 - Friday 8/6 - Church Conference in Rittman - Your prayers are much appreciated. The elders will be meeting 8/3-8/5.  The elder/minister meeting will be on 8/5 and the general conference will be on 8/6.

 

Wednesday 8/4 - An Evening of Song Worship  - Congregational singing begins at 7:15 p.m. The Prairie Choristers will be singing, and there will be some congregational singing with the choir.

 

New and Returning Student Welcome

  • Sunday 8/15 at the Bloomington Church - A pizza dinner will begin at 4:00 at the Bloomington church, and parents are encouraged to attend! Students and their families are also invited to attend Bloomington church at 9:15 that morning. 

  • Sunday 8/22 at the Champaign Church - Church begins at 9:45 am followed by the picnic at 4:00 pm. We would appreciate RSVP by August 15th if possible: uiucyg@gmail.com 

 

3 year old Sunday School Class - The signup sheet for the 3 year old Sunday School class is up on the bulletin board for kids who will be 3 by September 1st.

 

Lost and Found - The lost and found shelves are getting full, so please check them to see if any items belong to you.

 

Other Ways to Serve and Learn

  • Gateway Woods Auction on 8/7- This year will be a hybrid in-person/online auction. If you desire to donate items for the auction we will get them out to Gateway for you or there is an Amazon Wishlist if you would rather purchase and ship straight to campus. As always we need prayer and volunteers as well so feel free to sign up!  Please contact Bro. Dustin or Sis. Mandy Hodel for information.

  • Nursing Home Staffing Needs:

    • CNAs and Nurses

    • Activity Aids Needed - The Home is looking for activity aides to assist residents with a variety of scheduled activities.