Worship Each Week & Daily Prayer
Elevator Update
The Dover Elevator (1993-2021) is out of service. An estimate for motherboard replacement is about $5,000. Bodine Electric has been here to assess and estimate the necessary electric service work completed to upgrade/modernize the elevator. The trustees already have provided funds for the modernization project. Those with limited mobility are encouraged to connect to worship online.
CHURCH ACTIVITIES: We are monitoring the county situation involving the surge of COVID-19 cases. At this time, we will continue to have in-person as well as online worship. Prairie Avenue Christian Church will abide by State of Illinois law, which currently has a mandatory indoor mask mandate. Masks are encouraged, especially in situations where social distancing is not possible.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: The Dove, Inc. Children's Clothing Room is CLOSED until further notice. Limited community activity is permitted, with COVID-19 guidelines required.
This Week's Prayer Calendar

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Congregations: Tallula Christian Church and First Christian Church of Traverse City, MI

Global Ministries: Morocco
Pray with Morocco, January 23, 2022 - Global Ministries

Lectionary Selection: Luke 4:14-21 Ecumenical Sunday Prayers for Morocco Dear God, We thank you for the gift of time. We begin this year with grateful hearts and humble desires. Through the past year, you have been our protection, provision, joy, ...

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Volcano Eruption and Tsunami in Tonga - Global Ministries

On January 15, 2022, the massive underwater Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano erupted among the islands of Tonga in the south Pacific. The explosion created tsunami waves and a towering plume of ash that enveloped Tonga and spread west toward New ...

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Grow in Faith
through listening, paying attention, and reading 5 verses a day
Morning Devotion
Each weekday (Monday - Friday), Pastor Jason shares a brief 4-7 minute scripture reading, reflection, response, and prayer. 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.

The Cost of Discipleship Book Study
Sunday, January 23
10:45 AM
The discussion group continues to explore the Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, finishing the discussion of chapters 25-26 and beginning chapters 27-32 next week.
Use Your Gifts by sharing five acts of love and kindness each week
Give Regularly through five acts of generosity each month
Stewardship/Finance Updates
2021 Contribution Records: Your contribution record for 2021 will be arriving in your mail next week. Consistent support, in whatever given amount, gives us the ability to provide and present the message and hope of the gospel to others. Those who have not picked up their offering envelopes will also receive them through the mail next week. If you do not currently have envelopes and would like a set, please call the church office at 217-428-3327 to get yours. Thank you!
Thank You for your generosity!
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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The Organization code for Prairie Avenue Christian Church is: BY235.
Kroger Community Rewards Program News
$29.12 was raised by 12 households who have linked their Kroger customer reward cards to support Prairie Avenue Christian Church. The quarterly contribution is for shopping at Kroger during October - December 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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"When you shop for items or gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/37-6056944, AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchases to Prairie Avenue Christian Church at no cost to you!"
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 a $7.56 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between July 1 and September 30, 2021.
Share Your Faith by inviting 5 people to church this year
In Other News
In Memoriam
Terry Lee Ford
October 2, 1952 - December 27, 2021
Memorials to be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center or BSA Hospice of the Southwest TX.

Darlene Ford's address:
3504 Van Tassel Apt. A
Amarillo, TX 79121