Announcements at the January 31 Service

Picture1LADIES, BE REFRESHED AT LAVENDER SPRINGS SPA RETREAT ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH FROM 9:00-4:30 AT THE CHURCH. Get away from the busyness of life as you relax with friends, share laughter and stories, and spend time with God. Lavender Springs Spa is a relaxing spa-themed retreat for women. It includes worship, Bible study, and time for laughter, as well as time for quiet reflection. We’ll be focusing on the book of Psalms and will be encouraged by God’s faithfulness and love. Registration begins next Sunday. For more information contact Bobbie Schnitkey, 898-0358 or

UNHEALTHY SELF-PERCEPTIONS EXAMINED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ. People’s tendency toward judging themselves harshly will be explored at Lifetree Café on Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the café and Thursday at 1:30 pm in the Pool House at Candlewood.
The program—titled “Why Are You So Hard on Yourself? features a short film in which an FBI sketch artist draws how people describe themselves and then how those same people are described by others. Differences in the descriptions are startling.

“Often, people’s views of themselves are unfairly full of criticism, faults, and imperfections,” said Lifetree Café national director, Craig Cable. “This Lifetree episode examines why this happens and offers practical tips for developing a more positive self-image.”


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.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, January 25th was 71 and total offering was $1482.00.

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