Announcements at the January 17th Service

Picture1PASTOR OMAN WILL BE ON VACATION JANUARY 19-31. If pastoral assistance is needed, please call: Rev. James Lehmann (church: 217-694-4156; cell: 217-417-4156), or Rev Cinday Bisser (church: 217-694-4156; cell: 920-979-5673)

LIFETREE CAFÉ EXPLORES TAKING GOD TO WORK. How God feels about your job will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the café and at Thursday at 11:30 am at Candlewood.

The program, titled “Taking God to Work: How to See the Spiritual Significance in What You Do,” features a filmed interview Doug Sherman, co-author of “Your Work Matters to God.”

During the interview, Sherman explores whether certain jobs allow people to connect with God more easily through their everyday work.

“When we think of some jobs as being spiritual and some not, we are missing the fact that God cares about our physical needs, our emotional needs, and our spiritual needs,” Sherman says. “While pastors may help us with our spiritual needs, the rest of us are focused on helping meet people’s emotional and physical needs with our work. God cares just as much about our physical needs as our spiritual needs.”

THE SUNDAY MORNING CLASS IS STUDYING JAMES. We always review, so feel free to join the class at any time. We meet upstairs.

THE WEDNESDAY 12:30 BIBLE STUDY is studying 1 Corinthians. This is a great time to join the study! Come with ideas and a desire to learn more about the Lord and to grow in faith!

50+ VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER: Don’t feel like being part of the crowd at dinner on Valentine’s Day?  Then join with friends for a Valentine’s Day dinner on Sunday, Feb 14 at 4pm hosted by the New Beginnings Social Outreach Team.  We are serving smoked pork tenderloin, cheesy potatoes, green beans, salad, dessert and drinks catered by Bourbon Smoke BBQ, Jason Ishcomer.  Price is $10 per couple/$5 for single.  Tickets will be available after church starting Jan 10 for our congregation and available to the community starting January 28.  Advanced ticket sales only due to limited seating.

HELPING HANDS UPDATE: We are continuing to collect items for the health kits, and food and clothing items for Helping Hands.  Helping Hands will need spring clothing now. Containers for these items are under the coat rack.  Thank you Doug Bosworth for taking the clothing collected in December on the drop off day.  Thank you to everyone that took a Christmas toy tag from our tree and brought in toys.  We were able to make 10 health kits from the items brought in and thanks to everyone that donated items.

A DIAPER DRIVE will be conducted in January by The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, in partnership with WDWS,. Diaper drives help babies in need because many low income parents struggle to afford diapers. The diaper drive will be held: Thursday, January 21st, 2016, 8am-6pm. Diapers (any size) can be dropped at two drive-through locations: Champaign-Urbana Public Health District 201 W. Kenyon Rd., Champaign; WDWS 2301 S. Neil St., Champaign.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY will be offered at First Baptist Church beginning on January 20 at 6:30 pm. First Baptist will offer scholarships to those who cannot afford the cost of the course materials. Please have interested people email, call or visit the church website for more information or to register: 217/586-3304;

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, January 10th was 70. The total offering for January 10th was $1,374.50.

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