Worship Each Week
Rising Servants: From Rights to Responsibilities
Saturday, October 31, 5 pm Online
Sunday, November 1, 9 am - Sanctuary
REGION SIX LIKELY TO BEGIN MITIGATION MEASURES: As positivity case rate rises above 8% threshold, it is likely that additional mitigation measures will be placed on Macon County and the Region Six area. We will abide by any and all public health rules and regulations at all times. At this time, the likely measure will be a reduction of group gathering size from 50 persons to 25 persons or 25% of room capacity, whichever is smaller. Our 25% sanctuary capacity is 32 persons, so our number is 25 persons maximum. Since resuming in-person services, we have not been above 25 persons. In-person worship services will be suspended if a positive case of COVID-19 is announced, or further mitigations reduce our capacity to gather to 10 persons or less.
solar panel installation on sanctuary roof.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT OUR SOLAR INSTALLATION:
Number of Panels: 183 (129 on Education wing, 54 on Sanctuary)
System Size (DC): 65.7
Expected First Year Production: 86,330 Kwh
SOLAR IS ON!
On a particularly cold and cloudy October day (Wednesday, October 21), with final Ameren meter updates in place, the Solar PV generation system switched to operational. The power collected is not "free," since we are in a power generating purchase agreement with Hawk-Attollo, who installed the equipment at no cost to us. We will see a reduction in our fees and utility taxes first, and the rate is slightly cheaper than grid rates, and will increase slower than anticipated grid rates. We will be able to purchase the system in seven years, at a reduced cost. The system will operate for the next forty years. Plans are being put together for a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held soon.
Grow in Faith
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.

Wednesday Youth Activities
Our youth group are meeting with COVID-19 guidelines in place. They are meeting every other Wednesday, 5 pm to 7 pm. At this time, no food is being served, but snacks brought from home are welcome!
Use Your Gifts
Pray with the Democratic Republic of Congo Sunday,...

Lectionary Selection: Matthew 23:1-12 Prayers for the Democratic Republic of Congo: God of Love, God of Life We first want to remind ourselves of your presence, your love, and praise you for the many signs of hope. In this year of the pandemic is ...

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
  • WHY IS OUR PATCH OPENING SO LATE IN SEASON? COVID-19 and a logistical error in contacting interest made for late delivery.
  • ARE WE EXPECTED TO HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT WITH LESS TIME? No. It will be half the amount of last year due to late arrival.
  • CAN WE LEGALLY OPERATE? Yes. Masks must be worn and hand sanitizer available. Pumpkin patches are allowed under Illinois Department of Health regulations.
  • HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT TO CHARGE? ARE THERE DISCOUNTS? A set of models will be included with delivery disclosing prices, and you simply match a customer's purchase with the model. THERE ARE NO DISCOUNTS, EITHER GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL.
THE PUMPKINS SALES END OCTOBER 31 at 7 pm
The rescheduled pumpkins arrived on Monday, October 19 around 10 am, and were unloaded by our youth group and youth parents at 2 pm.

The youth group has been pricing and sorting the inventory each afternoon, with a majority of pumpkins being priced $15 or less.

This year's sales drive is one week shorter than last year's, and rain has stopped sales two of the first three evenings. As of today, sales were over $500.

Our pumpkin patch will operate Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, weather permitting

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Speak to Pastor Jason or Richard Neeley.
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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The Organization code for Prairie Avenue Christian Church is: BY235.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS DONATION
$35.04 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 July -September 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.
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