Worship Each Week
Triple Crown: Joy & Love to God, Neighbor, and Ourselves
Saturday, October 24 Online
Sunday, October 25, 9 am - Sanctuary
solar panel installation on sanctuary roof.
Number of Panels: 183 (129 on Education wing, 54 on Sanctuary)
System Size (DC): 65.7
Expected First Year Production: 86,330 Kwh
On a particularly cold and cloudy October day (Wednesday, October 21), with final Ameren meter updates in place, the Solar PV generation system switched to operational. The power collected is not "free," since we are in a power generating purchase agreement with Hawk-Attollo, who installed the equipment at no cost to us. We will see a reduction in our fees and utility taxes first, and the rate is slightly cheaper than grid rates, and will increase slower than anticipated grid rates. We will be able to purchase the system in seven years, at a reduced cost. The system will operate for the next forty years. Plans are being put together for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held soon.
The life and health of the church is dependent on the commitments and responsibilities of its members. When everyone sees themselves as needed, responsible, and contributing, then amazing transformations can happen. The call to faithful service is not always easy to respond to, but all things are possible when we realize how much God loves us and trusts the church to care for the world.
Grow in Faith
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.

Wednesday Youth Activities
Our youth group are meeting with COVID-19 guidelines in place. They are meeting every other Wednesday, 5 pm to 7 pm. At this time, no food is being served, but snacks brought from home are welcome!
Use Your Gifts
Pray with Guatemala, Sunday, October 25, 2020

Lectionary Selection: Matthew 22:34-46 We pray the one who was a martyr for the living and loving, raise people up in prayer at our Eucharistic table for the body and blood of creation and its guardians, so that the body and blood may be the cup...

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Give Regularly
  • WHY IS OUR PATCH OPENING SO LATE IN SEASON? COVID-19 and a logistical error in contacting interest made for late delivery.
  • ARE WE EXPECTED TO HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT WITH LESS TIME? No. It will be half the amount of last year due to late arrival.
  • CAN WE LEGALLY OPERATE? Yes. Masks must be worn and hand sanitizer available. Pumpkin patches are allowed under Illinois Department of Health regulations.
  • HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT TO CHARGE? ARE THERE DISCOUNTS? A set of models will be included with delivery disclosing prices, and you simply match a customer's purchase with the model. THERE ARE NO DISCOUNTS, EITHER GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL.
The rescheduled pumpkins arrived on Monday, October 19 around 10 am, and were unloaded by our youth group and youth parents at 2 pm.

The youth group has been pricing and sorting the inventory each afternoon, with a majority of pumpkins being priced $15 or less.

This year's sales drive is one week shorter than last year's, and rain has stopped sales two of the first three evenings. As of Wednesday, sales were over $100 since Monday afternoon.

Our pumpkin patch will operate Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, weather permitting

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Speak to Pastor Jason or Richard Neeley.
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.
$35.04 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 July -September 2020.

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.
Share Your Faith
Christian Church - Illinois & Wisconsin Regional Assembly - Highlights & News
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois & Wisconsin held their regional assembly online last Saturday, October 17. In official business, Pastor Jason Butterick, who has been serving as an at-large member of the Regional Church Council, was elected as Regional Church Council Secretary. The regional assembly also recognized Rev. Scott Woolridge, who is retiring as associate regional minister this year.
Regional Assembly 2020

2020 CCIW Regional Assembly Overview We're all in this together! At the beginning of 2020, we had hopes for a Regional Assembly in Bloomington where we would gather and learn to share our own stories of faith with each other--remembering the ways ...

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