REGULAR WEEKLY OR MONTHLY EVENTS:
Our nursery is more than a babysitting room. The gospel is taught to the children in an age appropriate way through stories and songs. It is located down the long hallway and is available for children from birth—5 years. You can bring your child back anytime after 9:30 a.m. (The cry room is also available for those who would like to stay with their child.)
Pastor will pray for and dismiss the children to go to Children’s Church after the praise and worship part of the service. Children's Church is for children
beginning at age 4 years.
Today's Children's Church teachers are Jeremy &Manda Harris.
For our children's safety, no child under the age of 18 should be allowed to be out of the sanctuary unless they are with an adult or in Children’s Church/Nursery. Also, children are not allowed in the Cry Room without an adult.
Weekly Prayer Meeting
The church doors are open every Monday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for you to come and pray at your own pace and in your own way. Prayer requests can be placed in the prayer box located at the front of the platform. These requests will be kept in the prayer box for six weeks. Remember, if you want your request or praise report printed in the bulletin you HAVE to sign your name and check the “yes” box.
Praying for the Lost
Don’t forget to pray for salvation for the names posted on the “Prayer Wall” in the foyer. If you have someone you would like the church to help you pray for their salvation, write their first name only and place it on the board.
Feeding the Homeless
We are scheduled to provide lunches for the homeless on the 2nd and 4th Mondays. We usually make these lunches on Sundays after the morning worship services. The next date is August 26.
Intercessory Prayer Meeting
You are invited to join our Intercessory Prayer group meeting where we pray corporately over specific needs and then break away to pray individually in our own way. We meet every other Tuesday at noon. Our next meeting is August 14.
Women’s Sewing / Crafting Group
This branch of our Women’s Ministries meets most Tuesdays around 1 p.m. We make items that we give to others (Widows Ministries Center, Crisis Pregnancy Center, homeless shelter, etc.) No experience is necessary! See Jackie Harris for more information. Also, see the calendar on our website or app or call Jackie) to see if we’ve had to reschedule for some reason.
We have been very busy. We work on Christmas stockings (to give to soldiers, etc.) all year so they are ready when we need them. Some of our past projects include making and sending microwave hot pad bowls and exercise balls to the widows’ home in Tennessee. We made a weighted blanket and lap pad, along with a seatbelt pillow, for a young child. We have been making hand exercise balls. We joined with the Khachaturian Butterfly Club to make over a hundred red, white, and blue exercise balls for the veterans hospital in Danville.
We all look forward to our sewing together; we have a really fun time, and our visit with each other brightens our week. You can join our already really nice group of ladies as we meet most Tuesdays around 1 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study Returns in September
We are taking a few weeks off from our Wednesday night Bible studies, but they will resume after Labor Day on September 5, at 7 p.m. We will be starting a seven-week series on the Fruit of the Spirit. We will deal with why the Fruit of the Spirit is important to you and how it will help you in every relationship in your life.
Holy Grounds Café
This ministry encourages fellowship as we have refreshments such as coffee, danishes, etc. We meet every Sunday morning in the church cafe, beginning at 9:00 and ending at 10:20, just before our morning worship service.
Men, join us for our next monthly Men’s Breakfast, Sunday, September 2, at 7:30 a.m. Bring a friend with you.
This group, for ages 50 and up, meets monthly, normally, on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Typically, one month we meet at the church for a potluck dinner, and the next month we meet for an outing and/or meet at a restaurant. Our next meeting is scheduled for September 8 for a potluck. For more information see Mike or Penny Stawski.
God’s Mighty Single Men & Women of Faith
Our Singles Care Group meetings take place monthly on the fourth Saturday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, see Emma Barron. The next meeting will be on August 25.
Prayer Requests/Praise Reports
We understand that not everyone wants to have their prayer request
printed in the bulletin. Therefore, we will usually only publish your
request if it is written out, you have signed your name, and have checked the “yes” box on the prayer request form in the printed bulletin (or have indicated such through digital means).
These requests will only be listed for six weeks. PLEASE update your request if you would like it to remain longer.
- Continue to keep Penny’s mother, Mary, in prayer. She is now home and is doing better after having a procedure done on her esophagus.
- Please pray for Ernie Saunders. He is scheduled for surgery toward the end of August.
- Debbie Griffet has requested we pray for her cousin, Diane. She has cancer and the doctors can’t do anything for it.
- Continue to be in prayer for Pat Compton. She is home now, but is still weak.
- Please pray Sister Maxine and the rest of Ray Carlton's family after his recent passing.
- Continue to pray for healing for Mary Saunders. She is at CU Rehab in Savoy.
- Please continue to keep John Ziegler in prayer for complete healing.
- Pray for Teresa Smithey’s brother, George. He was exposed to a lot of black mold 1 1/2 years ago and is still having major problems from it. The doctors there have said they don’t know how to treat mold poisoning.
- Continue to pray for 14 year old Trent as he continues chemotherapy.
- Pray for Jay Long concerning the return of the cancer.
- We want to continue to remember (George’s) Joyce Little in our prayers as she waits for God’s timing in healing her body.
Daily Prayer List
The following people need daily prayer until further notice. Please be sure to keep us up-to-date concerning any person you ask to be placed on this list…Thank You!
- Cole Griffet
- Scott Clinton
- Ron Morrow
- Brad Main
- Josh Steinlicht
- Byron Hulme
- Garrett Tolley
- Emilee Frankhauser
- Trevor Howe
- Harley Smith
- Wynn Burroughs
- Dondré Anderson
- Mary Saunders
- Maxine Carlton
- Cate Booth
- Walter Mack