Announcements for the week of Aug. 25, 2019

THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE is responsible for seeking out members of the congregation to serve on the Leadership Team. We are in need of three members of the Congregation to serve on the Nominating Committee this year. If you are interested in serving, please contact Jeremy Jessup at 621-9344 or

FALL 2019 B.O.B. We are making plans for the fall B.O.B. After School program. The starting date will be September 11 from 3:15 – 4:45 (1:15 – 4:45 early dismissal days), the time will stay the same as previous years. We again will provide snack, Bible study, games and other activities plus outings at our program.
If you are interested in working with the B.O.B. (Better Off Believing) program this year contact Cheryl Heinold. We have a great time interacting with the kids each week.

B.O.B. will be planting seeds again this winter so if you have any 2 inches flower containers you would be able to donate please talk to Cheryl Heinold.

FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH MEN’S LUNCH GROUP will meet Monday, Sept. 2 at 11:00am at the Mahomet Family Restaurant.

LADIES FIRST FRIDAY LUNCH will meet on Friday, Sept. 6 at 11:30am at the Hot Wok.

GREAT RIVER MISSION DISTRICT During the Great Rivers Mission District meeting, held at Lutheran Week, Pastor Waktola Dufera of Life Stream Oromo Evangelical Church (an NALC CGS Ministry partner) spoke to the group about their dire need for financial aid. We at New Beginnings currently sponsors them with monthly donations of 1% of our congregational giving. Their congregation consists almost exclusively of Oromo Christian immigrants from Ethiopia. The Oromo are churchless & have space-hopped no fewer than four times. They have an opportunity to purchase a church building in which to worship but despite being able to maintain a mortgage, have been unable to raise the total amount for the down payment required by the lending institution. While New Beginnings cannot sponsor the fund gap entirely, the church council made the call to appropriate $2000 of the congregations’ reserves to LSOE to give assistance, effective immediately. Through Sunday, September 28th, additional donations will be collected to send to LSOE to help with the building acquisition. If you would like to help, please write LSOE as the designee in your contributions. Contact Rachel Busch Jones for more information.

THE WALK FOR WATER will be on October 5 at the River Bend Forest Preserve starting with check-in/registration at 9am. The walk will start at 10am and lunch will be served at approx. 11:30 either at the pavilion at River Bend or at the church, depending on the weather. We will need volunteer help with registration and with the meal. Bourbon Smoke BBQ will be providing the meat and there will be chips, drinks and cookies.
Register your team or individuals at or look for the link on NBLC website. T-shirts will be available for purchase at the time of registration. Let’s work together by asking friends, family, co-workers, employers and businesses to support our efforts to raise money for this worthwhile event.

CHILDCARE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The MOMs group I (Melissa Hunsinger) have been apart of for 3 years now is in search of volunteers. Here is the information with all the details, please prayfully consider if you would be able to volunteer your time to help out for this wonderful organization. Please let me know if you have any questions or would be interested in volunteering or contact Kasey Klein (our childcare coordinator) directly- her information is listed below. Thank you!
1ST AND 3RD THURSDAY* OF EVERY MONTH @ GRACE CHURCH 800 WEST OAK ST, MAHOMET Mahomet MOMS is looking for childcare volunteers to care for children (babies to pre-K) during our meetings. Volunteer time is 8:45 am – 11:15 am. Please contact Kasey Klein at with any interest or questions.

ATTENDANCE for Sunday, August 25th was 71. The offering for August 11, 2019 was $3,523.00, August 18 was $1,202.05, August 25 was $2,901.00

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