NEW NEWS OR SPECIAL EVENTS:
2018 Prayer Conference
Make plans now to attend our 2018 State Prayer Conference. The dates are January 18 & 19. It is being held at the New Life Church of God in Benton. The guest speaker is Clayton Watson, Administrative Bishop of Minnesota.
IL COG Women's Conference
Our annual Conference is scheduled for March 16 & 17 at the Glad Tidings Church in Decatur. The cost is $60 plus hotel cost. You must have your deposit ready and let Teresa Smithey know by February 18 if you would like to purchase a T-shirt specially designed for this conference (for an additional $15), otherwise you must let her know by February 25. Registration forms and additional information will be coming soon.
REGULAR WEEKLY OR MONTHLY EVENTS:
The nursery (located down the long hallway) is available for children from birth—5 years. 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
If you have family, friends, or co-workers who are not saved, I encourage you to continue praying and working with them with intentionality. Write their name (first name only) on a sheet of paper and have it placed on our prayer wall in the foyer. Take a string from the foyer that you can use as a reminder to pray for them. Please only place one name per card, but you can place as many cards on the board as you like.
Feeding the Homeless
We are scheduled to provide lunches for the homeless on the 2nd and 4th Mondays. During these winter months, we will be making the lunches on Sundays after the morning worship services. The next date is January 21.
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 January 16.
Women’s Sewing/Crafting Group
We are taking a few weeks off. Keep watching the bulletin and/or church calendar to see when we will meet next.
Wednesday Bible Study
We are trying something different this Wednesday. We will have soup and sandwiches prepared for you to eat during our Bible study. The food will be ready at 6:45 p.m. so we can still begin our Bible study promptly at 7:00.
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, February 4, at 7:30 a.m. Bring a friend with you.
This group, for ages 50 and up, normally meets monthly on the 2nd Saturday of the month. 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. For more information see Mike or Penny Stawski.
God’s Mighty Single Men & Women of Faith
We are taking the winter months off. Stay tuned after the beginning of the year to see when we will have our next meeting.
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.
- Please keep Teresa Smithey's mother and the rest of her family in prayer. Last week was the funeral for the second brother her mother has lost in less than 6 weeks.
- Pray for continued healing for Ray Carlton after fracturing his back.
- Continue to pray for quick and complete healing for Janet Mattox as she recovers from recent surgery.
- Continue to pray for Jim Hambleton, as he still has much healing to do. He is home, but he has to have a nurse come in daily to give him medicine intravenously for 4 to 6 more weeks.
- Continue to pray for Terry Gravely for complete healing and that she can be back at church soon.
- Continue to pray for 13 year old Trent as he continues chemotherapy.
- Continue to pray for Mary Saunders after her moving to a retirement center in Rantoul, that she will feel at home there.
- 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!
- Scott Clinton
- Ron Morrow
- Brad Main
- Josh Steinlicht
- Byron Hulme
- Garrett Tolley
- Emilee Frankhauser
- Briana Spinks
- Trevor Howe
- Harley Smith
- Wynn Burroughs
- Jakob Stroud
- Dondré Anderson
- Mary Saunders
- Ray and Maxine Carlton
- Cate Booth
- Walter Mack