Pastor Jason's Weekly E-Note
May 8, 2020

Dear Prairie Avenue Family,

While regular in-person activities may be unavailable, we are increasing our online opportunities and activities! Progress towards our solar power equipment is happening, and the funding available for Payroll Protection Program has been approved and deposited.

Alpha Film Series Begins Wednesdays, May 13-July 22
6 pm to 7 pm
Expanding gathering opportunities beyond worship has been developing as the timeline for limited gatherings has increased. Starting next Wednesday, we will be sharing the Alpha Film Series. This introduction to the basics of faith was examined by the Golden Circle Discussion Group a few months ago. Over twelve weeks, we will study and discuss questions: "How can I have faith?" "Why and How do I pray?" "Why and How should I read the Bible?" and more.

I would appreciate your RSVP to confirm your interest in joining our study group. You can also view the video and then join the online discussion group here . You will need to download the Google Meet App to join the discussion group.

Coffee Fellowship at 10:30 AM Each Sunday
Starting this Sunday at 10:30 am, I will host an online Coffee hour through Google Meet. All are welcome to join by video or phone. To join click here .

Solar Equipment Installation Update
We were recently informed the installing contractor has been chosen and needs to visit our site next Monday at 8 am. Roy Keith Electric of Farmington, Illinois are extremely knowledgeable and skilled in solar installations. Keirvan Davidson of Hawk-Attollo will be joining the visit.

Payroll Protection Program Update
We have received full funding of our payroll and utility needs through the Payroll Protection Program provided by the Small Business Administration through our banking partner Busey Bank. I would like to thank Tom Reeve, chairman of the trustees for his assistance in getting the necessary paperwork completed.

See you in worship (online!) this weekend!
As a church family, we care for and pray for one another.
 Names in Bold are new or updated concerns.
Peggy Bergen, Jeff Baker (Les Ruffner's friend), Joan and John Doll, Jayson Dudley (Brad Trotter's friend) , Chris & Marion Gardner, David & Janet Geibel, Corbin Henderson, Chase Hendricks, Susie Hendricks, Dane Hodges, Jim & Barbara Kater, Sondra Lehew, Tom Little (Dixie June's Son-in-Law/Linda Little's Husband ) , Elizabeth Long , Joan March (Tonda Atchason’s mother), Kathleen McDaniel (Elizabeth Long’s cousin), Stephanie Pulliam (Tonda Atchason’s friend), Kathy Ray, Tiffany Ray Peacock, Karen Sharp, Amanda Sheperd, Mike & Cheryl Sheumaker, Pamela Smith (Amanda Butterick’s sister), Brad Trotter, Melia Yarnell 

Amanda Butterick , Zachery Hocker, Those who are unemployed, underemployed, furloughed or laid-off by COVID-19.

Long-Term Care
Maxine Henson, Helen Kater, Betty Moore, Maxine Van der Voort
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