Worship Each Week
Leading to the Promise: Fulfilling the Mission
Saturday October 10 Online
Sunday, October 11, 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
The solar PV equipment will be officially connected to the grid on Friday, October 16 at 8 am. The final wiring phase of this project will take approximately 2 hours to complete, with power shutdown during the process. Plans are being put together for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held soon.
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!
Do you have 20 minutes? - Christian Church (Disciples of ...

Twenty minutes is all it takes to choose your own adventure in this new Bible-study tool, A Parallel Journey. Different demographic profiles are included that present you, the learner, with a variety of different decisions and what the outcome...

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Use Your Gifts
Pray with Japan Sunday, October 11, 2020

Lectionary Selection: Philippians 4:1-9 Loving God, in the midst of the long-lasting pandemic we pray for the people of the world, especially those who are most vulnerable, those who are grieving, those who have lost jobs, or hope for the future.

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Give Regularly
2020 Reconciliation Offering Update
Prairie Avenue has not collected this offering for many years. Your generous support towards anti-racism/pro-reconciliation efforts will assist to ensure the human dignity of every child, to ensure all have access to Christ’s abundance, to fully flourish in education, and financial stability, and friendships across God’s human diversity. Won’t you join the chorus in shouting out Hosanna, Hosanna blessed are we who come in the name of the Lord. Thank you for your generosity. We have collected $150. OUR GOAL IS $200
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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  • 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.
Saturday, October 17
Once again the yard facing 22nd street will be transformed into a pumpkin patch to raise funds for youth ministry and Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity.

Pumpkins will arrive by truck on Saturday October 17, 2020 at 4 pm. We will need a crew to unload the truck. We also need wagons on hand for customers to use as shopping carts.

Our pumpkin patch will operate Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, beginning October 17 through October 31.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Speak to Pastor Jason or Richard Neeley.
For instructions in registering your Kroger Rewards Card, Click Here.

The Organization code for Prairie Avenue Christian Church is: BY235.
$29.64 was raised by 13 households who have linked their Kroger customer reward cards to support Prairie Avenue Christian Church. The quarterly contribution is for shopping at Kroger during April-June, 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.
You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/37-6056944 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Prairie Avenue Christian Church.
Share Your Faith
Regional Assembly 2020: FREE - Sat. Oct. 17, 10 am-Noon

Registration for Regional Assembly 2020 is now open. We invite you to celebrate ministry with us during these unprecedented times by Zoom and YouTube. Please click the registration button to the right and begin your registration. All registrants...

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