Worship Each Week & Daily Prayer
Descent Into the Story
Saturday, February 13, 5 pm - Online
Sunday, February 14, 9 am
LENTEN SERMON WORSHIP SERIES BEGINS FEBRUARY 20
Fed up with judgmental, closed-minded, doom-and-gloom religion? So are we. Join us as we explore the loving, open-minded, hope-filled religion that we strive for. Our new series What's Wrong with Religion? Lessons No One Told You About Faith begins February 20 and continues each week through March 28.
Grow in Faith
through listening, paying attention, and reading 5 verses a day
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.
New Times New Wineskins

Friday February 19 6:30 PM Meet and Greet - come online and catch up with women from across the Region who you have not seen in awhile. 7:00 PM Bible Study - led by Rev. Melissa Ebken 8:00 New Time, New Wineskins - keynote by Rev.

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YOUTH NEWS
Camp Walter Scott Summer Camp Schedule
May 28-31 Memorial Day Family Camp
June 6-12 Camp Acts (Service Week)
June 13-16 Grandparents & Me (Grandparents & K to 5th Grade
June 16-19 Beginners (K to 3rd Grade)
June 20-26 CYF (9th to 12 Grade)
July 11-17 Chi Rho (6th to 8th Grade)
July 18-24 JYF (3rd to 5th Grade)
TBD - Post High (Young Adults ages 19 to 30)
September 3-6 Labor Day Family Camp

Camp dates subject to change. Visit www.campwalterscott.org for the final schedule, up-to-date information, registration details, and updates regarding COVID-19
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MEMBERSHIP/BAPTISM CANDIDACY CLASS TO BEGIN SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 7 PM
Considering membership with Prairie Avenue? Desiring baptism? Both membership and baptismal candidates are encouraged to attend a six-week class led by Pastor Jason beginning on Sunday, February 21, at 7 pm.
Use Your Gifts by sharing five acts of love and kindness each week
TRAINING CLASS TO BEGIN
Prairie Avenue Christian Church became a Stephen Ministries congregation in 2017. Beginning on Sunday, February 28, at 10:30 am in the Sunshine Classroom, we will offer the training course. This training will be led by Pastor Jason, a trained Stephen Leader, and will include a variety of topics such as listening, Christian assertiveness, maintaining boundaries in caregiving, and grief.

Think and pray about this opportunity. If you decide you would like to be a Stephen Minister, please contact Pastor Jason to talk about how you can get started. You will also grow spiritually when you serve as a Stephen Minister. When God calls you to service, he also gives you the faith and the gifts you need to do his will.
Pray with Fiji, February 14, 2021 - Global Ministries

Lectionary Selection: Mark 9:2-9 Prayers for Fiji Jesus experiences a transfiguration before his Disciples to essentially become more than human while from above a voice proclaims his identity. The Disciples present become fixated on the physical ...

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DETROIT MISSION TRIP OPPORTUNITIES
July 27-August 1
August 1-5
SLAM (Service, Learning, Advocacy, and Missions) is offering an opportunity to make a difference in people's lives!

The group is organizing two mission trips to Detroit. The purpose is to assist people with home repairs and improvements and yard work. We are partnering with Rippling Hope Ministry.

Rippling Hope Ministry was founded in 2011 by Carl and Robin Zerwick. Carl is a Disciples of Christ minister. This missional ministry has helped over 2500 homeowners in the painting of homes and garages, new handicap ramps, installed or repaired door locks, built new or repair porches and stairs, boarding up abandoned homes, and cleaned unkempt lots.

The workday begins with an assignment and providing the necessary materials and tools needed for the project. Work begins no later than 9 am and concludes between 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Following supper, participants can relax or socialize in Detroit. Devotions conclude the day.

The cost is $180 per person. Meals and lodgings provided. No skills are required, and you are not expected to provide tools or equipment. Minors can attend with adult supervision.

Scholarships are available. The registration deadline is April 1.

Contact Bill Kerns at 217-824-8181 for questions.
Give Regularly through five acts of generosity each month
God's Pantry: Feeding Neighbors in Parkersburg, West...

By: Jennifer Allen ​God sent the message: feed the masses. ​In the community surrounding First Christian Church of Parkersburg, West Virginia, the number of unhoused and underfed...

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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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What is the Disciples Mission Fund?

Every day, Disciples answer the call to be a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. In the Preamble to the Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we accept our mission of witness and service to all people in the name of...

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The Organization code for Prairie Avenue Christian Church is: BY235.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS DONATION
$33.99 was raised by 14 households who have linked their Kroger customer reward cards to support Prairie Avenue Christian Church. The quarterly contribution is for shopping at Kroger during October - December 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.
Share Your Faith through inviting 5 people to church this year
In Other News
"I think we've got to make our connections, we've got to make the ways in which we gather essential, a priority, and then do the learning, get equipped, overcome, and take on our identity so that we can overcome the destruction that has prevented us from honoring God." - Rev. Yvonne Gilmore

General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens invites you to imagine a future church as she talks with Interim Administrative Secretary of the National Convocation, Rev. Yvonne Gilmore.