2016 August 21 Announcements

For the remainder of the month we will be collecting for Gateway Woods Children’s home in Leo IN. We are thankful for this wonderful ministry where many hurting children are taught about Jesus Christ. You can also still donate to the Childrens homes in Jamaica as well. Just mark it clearly in the memo section of your checks.

The Home in Eureka has a need for CNA's on all shifts. We would encourage anyone who feels a desire to serve our seniors to contact the Home to explore the opportunities available. The Home strives to provide “loving care in the Spirit of Christ” and is continually seeking individuals who will share in this mission. You can download an application  from their website or contact the Home directly. Thanks for your consideration in supporting the Home in this special role.

Volunteers are needed at the home for filing in the therapy department 2 days a week for approximately 2 hours and also to help deliver the residents mail, every Monday and 1st, 3rd, 5th Tuesday. Information will be posted on bulletin board.

Another Goodfield work trip is being planned to visit Bro. Kurt and Sis. Joan Plattner’s family in Haiti. The purpose is twofold: 1. To support Kurt and Joan’s family with Christian love and fellowship, and 2. To help with Hospital Lumiere renovations/upgrades. Both skilled and unskilled labor is needed. This trip is open to all members and friends (young and old J) of the Goodfield church, and will take place sometime in January or February 2017. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity. If you are interested, or have further questions, please contact Bro. Mike Grimm at mikeg@lighthousegm.com, or 309-696¬-6611. Thanks for your continued prayers and support for all 3 of our Goodfield church missionary families.

The general conference talks are available on AC Central for anyone to listen to. We plan to have a church family update next Sunday morning.

Five years ago, we initiated an organized Local Outreach effort to provide our congregation with increased opportunities to provide individual volunteer services and support to area charitable organizations. Brother Denny Blunier was asked to initiate and organize this effort. As has been reported in our annual business meetings, many local area opportunities to serve and support individuals and organization needs have been established and Goodfield congregation contact people for these services and organizations and been established (these are published in the Church Directory).

Brother Denny has requested that a replacement be established for him and a transition of responsibilities. Our experience during these initial years also recognizes some organizational process changes that Local Outreach, the ministers and trustees support; which will help us provide faster, more efficient response to our community needs.

Sister Dawn Maloney will be replacing Bro. Denny with a transition of responsibility by year end. Sister Dawn’s work, experience and compassion provide us with a special spiritual gift of “unique¬ in¬depth” knowledge of the needs and workings of our area.

As an identified organizational change, Brother Nate Wigand will provide oversight of the Local Outreach efforts.... (similar to his role in the Charity Committee) which will allow us faster responses and improved correlation on some projects.

For the balance of the year, any potential Local Outreach inquiries or opportunities can be directed to either Sister Dawn or Brother D

Brother Denny would like to take this opportunity to publicly provide a heartfelt “thank you “ to the Goodfield congregation for the support given to Local Outreach during this time......the financial contributions, the spiritual based loving responses to calls for help, and especially the volunteer time and expenses that have been provided these past five years. Going forward, as the Lord allows, the opportunities will be frequent and many needs will be critical to our area......Brother Denny considers it a “special privilege “to be involved in this effort and plans to continue participating as opportunities come forward.

The Silver Lining has been featuring special topical sections with submissions from our readers. You are encouraged to contribute. The next topic is: What spiritual questions have co-workers, classmates, or neighbors asked, and how have you answered them?

Please send your contributions (length: no more than 600 words) answering that question to editor@acsilverlining.org by Sept. 20, 2016. For questions or assistance, contact Sis. Katy Frantz at frantz.katy@gmail.com

Please consider helping to make this upcoming section of the Silver Lining a blessing to our readers.

The Hospital Lumiere Auction will be held at 4:30 pm on Friday November 11, 2016 at the Five Points Center in Washington, Illinois.  Please contact Bro. Greg or Sis. Jill Wagner with any questions.

 Auction items are needed - some suggestions include:

·         Toys – motorized toys, Lego, dolls, games

·         Gift baskets – cleaning supplies, kitchen items, car care, soaps & lotions, games and toys

·         Electronics – iPads, cameras, headphones, GPS,  Kindles

·         Tools – power tools, tool sets, lawn and garden tools

·         Recreational equipment – games, camping and sporting equipment

·         Vacation packages – week or weekend get-a-way at a condo or vacation cottage

·         Services – donating labor or services, painting, babysitting, cleaning or yard work

·         Food items – cookies, pies, candy, cakes, specialty items, rolls

·         Dinners – a nice meal, luncheon, evening or outing

·         Admission passes – to parks, museums or events

·         Gift certificates – for restaurants, retailers, services

·         Cash donations - to offset costs and purchase auction items are also appreciated

(We are asking that all items be new or handmade. Collectibles do not sell well at this auction)