Worship Each Week & Daily Prayer
We host in-person services on Saturdays at 5 pm,
and Sunday mornings at 8 am and 9:30 am.
Grow in Faith
through listening, paying attention, and reading 5 verses a day
Morning Devotion
Each day, except Sunday, Pastor Jason shares a brief 4-7 minute scripture reading, reflection, response, and prayer. During the season of Lent, Pastor Jason is sharing the gospel of Mark, which will be read through by Easter. We encourage you to read this gospel. The associated devotion is posted to Prairie Avenue's Facebook page.
You may also access it on the church website: prairieavenuechristianchurch.org/daily-devotional. It is posted around 8:20 to 8:30 each morning.
Christian Church in Illinois/Wisconsin Announces 2021 Camp

Memorial Day Weekend Family Camp May Friday 28 - Monday 31 There will not be a potluck during Family Camps this year. See registration form for fees. Camp Acts - Service Week Groups and Individuals are welcome to attend during any portion of the...

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Use Your Gifts by sharing five acts of love and kindness each week
Parking Lot Attendants / Greeters Needed
We need smiling faces and joyful hearts in greeting and security. I need two parking lot attendants to greet our guests and assist them with their entrance. Once service begins, these parking lot attendants will secure all entrances to the building, locking the doors, closing the garage about 15 minutes into the worship services. I would like to have attendants for each service -Saturdays at 5 pm and Sundays at 8 am & 9:30 am. Contact the church office (217-428-3327) if you are interested in helping assist in guest/welcome services.
Music Ensembles To Resume Wednesday, May 5, 7 pm
As we look towards in-person hospitality and activity, we need additional assistants at each of our worship services. I would like to have a music ensemble for each worship service: Saturdays at 5 pm and Sunday mornings at 8 am and 9:30 am. These groups are tentatively called Meadowlands 1, 2, & 3. You will lead the congregation in singing the hymns and leading our expanding list of familiar praise songs and choruses. While the ability to read music is helpful, and holding a musical pitch (no matter what size bucket) is expected, all those willing and able are welcome to join these small ensembles.
Worship Leaders Needed
Our in-person services need worship leaders to assist in speaking the call to worship, invocation prayer, and the call to worship for each of our services: Saturday at 5 pm or Sundays at 8 am or 9:30 am. These materials are prepared each week by Tuesday afternoon, so you do not have to create your own! You can sign up a particular Sunday of the month, a particular time, or which service you already (or will eventually) attend in person. Contact Barb Hodges at 217-620-3268 if you would like to sign up or have questions.
Pray with Indonesia, May 2, 2021 - Global Ministries

Lectionary Selection: John 15:1-8 Prayers for Indonesia O God, be with the people of East Nusa Tenggara Province who were struck by Cyclone Seroja on Easter Sunday; have mercy on those who suffered loss of life, property, and livelihoods....

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Give Regularly through five acts of generosity each month
Empowering Families in Rural Cambodia

Akk Oan, 47, lives with his wife and four children in Ang Village in Battambang province. With no farmland or even a home garden plot, they rely solely on his income from daily wage labor for their food and shelter. Before COVID-19, Oan's two...

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General Fund

Donations given to the Prairie Avenue Christian Church General Fund support the year-round ministries of the church. Your generous support keeps our building, staff, and operations working for the mission of the church. The mission of Prairie...

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Fundraising Project - reFresh Capital Campaign

Announced at the State of the Church address on June 30, 2015, the reFresh capital campaign has two improvement/update priorities: updating HVAC equipment and internet/network accessibility.

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For instructions in registering your Kroger Rewards Card, Click Here.

The Organization code for Prairie Avenue Christian Church is: BY235.
$29.90 was raised by 14 households who have linked their Kroger customer reward cards to support Prairie Avenue Christian Church. The quarterly contribution is for shopping at Kroger during January - March, 2021.

Joining to support the ministries of Prairie Avenue Christian Church is FREE. Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations.
Get Your Disciples Apparel and Gear Here!

Get your Disciples polos, hats, and hoodies in a variety of colors. Order by the 15th to be included in this month's production! 10% of the proceeds benefits the Disciples Mission Fund!

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Prairie Avenue Christian Church is a listed charity with the Smile.Amazon program. Please use smile.amazon.com, and choose Prairie Avenue Christian Church for your generous support. We received$7.39 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between October 1 and December 31, 2020.
Share Your Faith through inviting 5 people to church this year
In Other News
Dear Disciples
April 23, 2021
"Church, this is not about politics, left or right. This is about what is right, and what is wrong. This is about human dignity, human life, human flourishing."

General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens reflects on this week's news of verdicts in the trial of George Floyd's killer, Derek Chauvin.
Regional Church Council + Asian American & Pacific...

Dear Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois and Wisconsin, There is a rising tide of violence and harassment against Asian-Americans and Asian immigrants in our country. We must raise awareness about these incidents,...

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2020 Vision New Church Impact Report - New Church Ministry

Starting new churches and making new disciples has been part of the Disciples tradition from its earliest days. The 2020 Vision's commitment to new faith communities wasn't new for Disciples, but it pushed the Church to go further and more...

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SAVE THE DATE! August 7, 2021 Nothing can separate us from the love of God! #DisciplesConnect2021 Stay tuned to Disciples News Service for details as they become available.