Worship Each Week & Daily Prayer
Why Not Get Rid of It?
Saturday, February 13, 5 pm
Sunday, February 14, 9 am
and Online
Beginning next weekend (February 27-28), we will 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. This 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.
New Times New Wineskins

Friday February 19 6:30 PM Meet and Greet - come online and catch up with women from across the Region who you have not seen in awhile. 7:00 PM Bible Study - led by Rev. Melissa Ebken 8:00 New Time, New Wineskins - keynote by Rev.

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Considering membership with Prairie Avenue? Desiring baptism? Both membership and baptismal candidates are encouraged to attend a six-week class led by Pastor Jason beginning on Sunday, February 21, at 7 pm.
Use Your Gifts by sharing five acts of love and kindness each week
Prairie Avenue Christian Church became a Stephen Ministries congregation in 2017. Beginning on Sunday, February 28, at 10:30 am in the Sunshine Classroom, we will offer the training course. This training will be led by Pastor Jason, a trained Stephen Leader, and will include a variety of topics such as listening, Christian assertiveness, maintaining boundaries in caregiving, and grief.

Think and pray about this opportunity. If you decide you would like to be a Stephen Minister, please contact Pastor Jason to talk about how you can get started. You will also grow spiritually when you serve as a Stephen Minister. When God calls you to service, he also gives you the faith and the gifts you need to do his will.
Pray with Mexico, February 21, 2021 - Global Ministries

Lectionary Selection: Psalm 25:1-10 Prayers for Mexico God of all people, in this time of cautious hope, we pray for real, systemic change in our justice and immigration system, so that every man, woman, and child from every country and ... Read more

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July 27-August 1
August 1-5
SLAM (Service, Learning, Advocacy, and Missions) is offering an opportunity to make a difference in people's lives!

The group is organizing two mission trips to Detroit. The purpose is to assist people with home repairs and improvements and yard work. We are partnering with Rippling Hope Ministry.

Rippling Hope Ministry was founded in 2011 by Carl and Robin Zerwick. Carl is a Disciples of Christ minister. This missional ministry has helped over 2500 homeowners in the painting of homes and garages, new handicap ramps, installed or repaired door locks, built new or repair porches and stairs, boarding up abandoned homes, and cleaned unkempt lots.

The workday begins with an assignment and providing the necessary materials and tools needed for the project. Work begins no later than 9 am and concludes between 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Following supper, participants can relax or socialize in Detroit. Devotions conclude the day.

The cost is $180 per person. Meals and lodgings provided. No skills are required, and you are not expected to provide tools or equipment. Minors can attend with adult supervision.

Scholarships are available. The registration deadline is April 1.

Contact Bill Kerns at 217-824-8181 for questions.
Give Regularly through five acts of generosity each month
2021 Stewardship Pledges Due FEBRUARY 28
Your pledges to support the ministries and mission of Prairie Avenue Christian Church are important. As stewards, we are called to share generously our tithes and offerings to assist others and share the love of Christ.

You may mail, e-mail, or drop off in-person your pledge card for 2021. We will dedicate these pledges to God's service and for blessing next weekend.
Let Love Grow in Nicaragua

Nobody hungry, nobody thirsty, shade from the sun, shelter from the wind, For the Compassionate One guides them, takes them to the best springs. ~ Isaiah 49:10 Food insecurity. Political unrest. Climate change threatening the viability of crops.. ...

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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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The Organization code for Prairie Avenue Christian Church is: BY235.
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Share Your Faith through inviting 5 people to church this year
In Other News
General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens asks some of the leaders of justice ministries to imagine how we can be emissaries of God's limitless love. Included in the conversation are Rev. Hector Hernandez of the National Benevolent Association; Rev. Brian Frederick-Gray of the Disciples Peace Fellowship; and Rev. Dr. Laurie Feille of Disciples Public Presence, a ministry of the Upper Midwest Region.