Worship Each Week
Learning to Love Your Enemies
September 5 & 6 Online
Sunday, September 6, 9 am - Sanctuary
Grow in Faith
The Book of Daniel
Wednesday, September 9, 6 pm - Parlor
You may obtain a copy of the book through online or local retail book shops, but purchasing the book is not necessary to join the class.

To register for the class, click here.
Daniel and Revelation tend to be regarded either as books of historical foresight or theological insight.

Genesis 1-3 presents a theology of human and cosmic origins. Likewise, apocalyptic texts such as Daniel and Revelation offer a theological account of human and cosmic destiny. In both cases, the authors use existing ideas to convey distinctive theological convictions.

The figure of Daniel appears prior to the setting of the biblical book of Daniel. Apocalypses of the historical type are usually dated to that time when their predictions become inaccurate and stereotypical. Using this standard, most scholars date Daniel to about the year 165 B.C.

The narratives of Daniel 1-6 are different in many respects from the apocalyptic materials found in chapters 7-12. The visions of Daniel center on the figure of Antiochus IV, who prohibited Jewish practice and desecrated the Jewish temple. The author(s) of Daniel anticipated a soon-coming vindication of Israel and the resurrection of the most righteous and the most wicked.
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
God's Shalom: Justice and Wholeness in Today's World...

David Anderson Hooker, is Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peace building at the University of Notre Dame's Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, an integral unit of the Keough School of Global...

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Water the Plants prayer initiative - New Church Ministry

Water the Plants is a church-wide initiative that is bringing together 1000 intercessors to pray for the leaders and congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) New Church Movement. The challenges of starting a church are unique....

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2020 Green Team Summit

Join Faith in Place September 13-17th for the first-ever virtual Green Team Summit!

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Pray with Indonesia Sunday, September 6, 2020

Lectionary Selection: Exodus 12:1-14 God of Life and Healer of All, in this time of plague, we pray your protection for the people of Indonesia, for those crowded in city slums and unable to escape the virus; for those who must expose themselves...

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Give Regularly
Fundraiser Food | Nelson's Catering | Springfield IL

Pickup Date: 9/25/20 Pickup location: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Decatur Pickup time: 4:00-6:00p Grilled 1/2 Chicken Dinner, sides include: mashed potatoes & gravy and southern style green beans. Comes complete with roll & butter and all...

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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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The Story of Georgia Black Farmers Who Grow EE Pecans

When you own the land you farm, you decide what to plant, when to harvest, and which maintenance methods to use. More importantly, you're the one who controls your own livelihood. For Black farmers in the United States, land ownership is tied to...

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COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold at home and around the world. Many of us have been practicing social distancing in our own homes and neighborhoods, knowing that when we stay home, we can save lives. On a global scale, the pandemic...

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For instructions in registering your Kroger Rewards Card, Click Here.

The Organization code for Prairie Avenue Christian Church is: BY235.
$29.64 was raised by 13 households who have linked their Kroger customer reward cards to support Prairie Avenue Christian Church. The quarterly contribution is for shopping at Kroger during April-June, 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
Regional Assembly 2020

Registration for Regional Assembly 2020 is now open. We invite you to celebrate ministry with us during these unprecedented times by Zoom and YouTube. Please click the registration button to the right and begin your registration. All registrants...

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