Bulletin for September 24, 2017

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NEXT Sunday is Missions Sunday. We will be taking up our Annual Special Contribution for Missions so come prepared to glorify God with our sacrifice for His Mission. We will have special guest Sasha Telyatnikov joining us at both our services to encourage and inspire us with God is doing in the country of Ukraine. 

NEXT Sunday is Missions Sunday. We will be taking up our Annual Special Contribution for Missions so come prepared to glorify God with our sacrifice for His Mission. We will have special guest Sasha Telyatnikov joining us at both our services to encourage and inspire us with God is doing in the country of Ukraine. 

House Churches will continue to meet while our church building undergoes a remodel, most groups meet on Wednesday evenings. If you're interested in joining a House Church that meets in your neighborhood please email champaignchurch@gmail.com 

House Churches will continue to meet while our church building undergoes a remodel, most groups meet on Wednesday evenings. If you're interested in joining a House Church that meets in your neighborhood please email champaignchurch@gmail.com 

Hello ladies! As you know, Early Bird registration for the Women's Retreat has ended so registration has increased by $15 (not too bad!)  We only have about 100 spots left for the Women's Retreat, but all registration will close Sunday, September 24th at 11:59pm.  It's a special treat, and maybe a once-in-a-lifetime treat, to have our speakers Geri Laing and Elizabeth Laing Thompson, both accomplished authors and a spiritual mother/daughter duo worthy of imitation.  It will be an injection of faith and point us all toward God for sure. Don't miss out--register ASAP at www.chicagochurch.org! Also, there is still space to sign up for the painting class ($18) led by the very talented Ivy Brog--space is limited so hurry if interested! The link is on the website to sign-up.   Looking forward to a great time together!

Hello ladies!

As you know, Early Bird registration for the Women's Retreat has ended so registration has increased by $15 (not too bad!) 

We only have about 100 spots left for the Women's Retreat, but all registration will close Sunday, September 24th at 11:59pm. 

It's a special treat, and maybe a once-in-a-lifetime treat, to have our speakers Geri Laing and Elizabeth Laing Thompson, both accomplished authors and a spiritual mother/daughter duo worthy of imitation.  It will be an injection of faith and point us all toward God for sure. Don't miss out--register ASAP at www.chicagochurch.org!

Also, there is still space to sign up for the painting class ($18) led by the very talented Ivy Brog--space is limited so hurry if interested! The link is on the website to sign-up.

 

Looking forward to a great time together!

The 2017 Midwest Women's Retreat is just around the corner, and we are looking for women from all our midwest churches who would like to join us in making a joyful noise to the Lord this fall.  Please take just a few seconds and use this online form to sign up for the women's retreat choir. And new this year, we're also looking for experienced instrumentalists in the hopes of forming an all-women's worship band to play at the retreat.  Questions? Call or text Lara Jenkins at (708) 828-5272, or send an email to mslaraj@yahoo.com. Sign up for the women's retreat choir or band here: https://goo.gl/forms/IhBNeAItAkJ2L8zf2
The 2017 Midwest Women's Retreat is just around the corner, and we are looking for women from all our midwest churches who would like to join us in making a joyful noise to the Lord this fall. 

Please take just a few seconds and use this online form to sign up for the women's retreat choir. And new this year, we're also looking for experienced instrumentalists in the hopes of forming an all-women's worship band to play at the retreat. 

Questions? Call or text Lara Jenkins at (708) 828-5272, or send an email to mslaraj@yahoo.com.

Sign up for the women's retreat choir or band here: https://goo.gl/forms/IhBNeAItAkJ2L8zf2

Once again we will be holding our annual Fall outdoor movie night. Again this year the Reynolds have offered to host it at their home at 4901 Willow Rd. (also known as 4901 County Rd. 1400 East) Urbana. The movie will start at dusk on Saturday September 30th 

Once again we will be holding our annual Fall outdoor movie night. Again this year the Reynolds have offered to host it at their home at 4901 Willow Rd. (also known as 4901 County Rd. 1400 East) Urbana. The movie will start at dusk on Saturday September 30th 

The following Prayer request comes from our brothers and sisters in Guatemala ...  "A few weeks ago we were asked to de-occupy the Church building.  After several attempts to renovate the contract the owner delayed this until we were notify that he sold the building to another person.  The rent went up high and we are in the middle of finding solutions, since the current rent is not affordable.   We don´t have a place to move yet, we are looking for other places already.  Unfortunately similar buildings with the same dimensions are extremely expensive, even more than the increased rent we are asked to pay now.  That´s why we believe the dates are good, but we don´t know where or how we will be by that time.  Please pray for the Church in Guatemala and for HOPE Guatemala that God can show us where He wants us to be.  And please pray that we can find a place to meet all together soon.  If we don´t find it, we will have to set HOPE offices in a place and the Church building in a different one."  They need your prayers for God to lead them to a better meeting space to house not only the church, but also the dental and medical clinics! Steve Martin also adds to this prayer request ... This loss, although material, adds to the stress already experienced by the church this year thus far. Added to this is the fact they had 7 deaths in the congretion; 2 of which as a result of an act of murder.  The last 2 left two families with a wife and 3 children each without a husband and father. One, Marita was/is the church custodian. At each brigade Ive been to she was always running around smiling, very busy cleaning and responding to any need that might arise. At this past brigade I would see her working, then in tears...it was heartbreaking. The other family left a wife and 3 children as well, but in this situation the wife has never had any type of employment.  In speaking with Alex at the brigade on Sunday, he said he felt so weary as a result of these losses

The following Prayer request comes from our brothers and sisters in Guatemala ... 

"A few weeks ago we were asked to de-occupy the Church building.  After several attempts to renovate the contract the owner delayed this until we were notify that he sold the building to another person.  The rent went up high and we are in the middle of finding solutions, since the current rent is not affordable.  

We don´t have a place to move yet, we are looking for other places already.  Unfortunately similar buildings with the same dimensions are extremely expensive, even more than the increased rent we are asked to pay now.  That´s why we believe the dates are good, but we don´t know where or how we will be by that time. 

Please pray for the Church in Guatemala and for HOPE Guatemala that God can show us where He wants us to be.  And please pray that we can find a place to meet all together soon.  If we don´t find it, we will have to set HOPE offices in a place and the Church building in a different one." 

They need your prayers for God to lead them to a better meeting space to house not only the church, but also the dental and medical clinics!

Steve Martin also adds to this prayer request ...

This loss, although material, adds to the stress already experienced by the church this year thus far. Added to this is the fact they had 7 deaths in the congretion; 2 of which as a result of an act of murder. 

The last 2 left two families with a wife and 3 children each without a husband and father. One, Marita was/is the church custodian. At each brigade Ive been to she was always running around smiling, very busy cleaning and responding to any need that might arise. At this past brigade I would see her working, then in tears...it was heartbreaking.

The other family left a wife and 3 children as well, but in this situation the wife has never had any type of employment. 

In speaking with Alex at the brigade on Sunday, he said he felt so weary as a result of these losses

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