September 23, 2018
Prayer Concerns: Dora Lee Claus, Stacey Helms, Betty Hoover, Richard Kindle, Harold & Shirley Loyd, Don Martin, Mary Wintjen, Dick Laingor (Ann Ferguson’s cousin), Mike Waid (Friend of Karl Benjamin),
Elders will meet Tuesday, Sept 25, 6:30.
Kids Connection for grades K-5th will begin Wed, Oct 3. Forms need returned to the church office asap.
Youth News Sept 23: Middle school will wrap up their series “Vital” while High School will begin a new series called “Subject to Change”. Bring a friend and clothes that can get wet!
Next Sunday, Sept 30, is a 5th Sunday; however, we will have our regular schedule of 8:00 and 10:30 worship along with 9:15 Sunday School.
Contact Kay Sealock if you can help prepare and/or serve the Republican Dinner at Crossroads on Thurs, Oct 18.
Children First needs 1 gallon plastic milk/water jugs for a project. You can bring your empty, rinsed jugs to the admin building. The lids are not necessary.
FINANCIAL PEACE CLASSES
Do you want to start the New Year with Financial Peace? We are pleased to announce that Tammi Koltveit and Jill Moss will be offering Financial Peace University (FPU). This is a 9-class program, each class lasting 45 minutes. The first class will begin Wednesday, October 10th. Classes will be held in the long room starting at 6:30. Child care will be provided. With this class, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. For more info, contact Tammi if you have questions, would like additional info and to sign up. She can be reached at or 217-370-6194.
At Orange Conference-we discussed what it meant to build a ‘safe place’ in the church for our kiddos to feel! Can you believe that something as little as a rug or a couch can make a difference?
Kids sit at a desk all week at school with their feet on the floor and hands on their lap. We want them to be able to ‘unload’ and relax on Sunday morning and get comfortable so that we can grow in our relationships with each other & with God! Sunday School and Kids Connection both put a heavy focus on connecting with each other and real-life scenarios that sometimes require real life, and sometimes difficult, conversations! We are working on purchasing comfortable rugs, pillows, and futon couches for the older Sunday School classroom & Kids Connection classrooms!
We have chosen what we think will be a great fit! If you are wanting to contribute to the children’s ministry, but not sure where it is needed-we would be grateful for your support. You can memo your check in the offering, or you can bring your donation to the admin building. This is very important for the growth of our kids & the ‘Orange’ aspect! We are excited! Thank you for your love!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
As in past years, we will be supporting the Operation Christmas Child again this year. Watch for more information in the coming weeks.
The National Collection Week is November 12–19, 2018. The Outreach Committee would like all shoeboxes to be turned in by October 28th. We do have the shoeboxes available. The church will be covering the cost of the shipping.
It is our plan to support different or additional International outreach opportunities for the coming years. With this goal in mind, if you heart leads you to give towards an international outreach, could you please just mark your giving as such rather than specifically to “Operation Christmas Child”.
We will continue to provide information as to the opportunities throughout the community for those interested in supporting the Operation Christmas Child, but as a church, we may not be collecting the shoeboxes in the coming years.