CHILDREN’S OFFERING January’s children’s offering totaled $322. This money will be divided among the six school districts within ARC and given to school guidance counselors to help with any immediate needs students in their district may have. Our February offering will bless Mongu Evangelical Youth Drop-in Center -SIM where they provide biblical teaching for youth in Zambia. This remote area has deep traditions of witchcraft and animistic practices. The Mongue Evangelical Youth Center teaches young people biblical truths so they can stand strong against temptations. Just $50 sends 10 youth to camp!
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING OFFERING will be received Sunday, February 3 at the Worship Center doors at the close of the service. The Sr High Youth Group will join with other youth around the nation to care for people in their local communities who are hungry and in need. Each dollar received will benefit the Rock County Foodshelf.
KITCHEN CONVERSATION The Property Team will facilitate a conversation on Tuesday, January 22, 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall to discuss the need for renovating the kitchen. Anyone interested is invited to attend.
A combined meeting with the Tech Team, Praise Team, and Staff will be Sunday, January 20, 6 PM in the Commons. We will discuss scheduling, training, practices, and responsibilities. This will be a round-table discussion to share broad thoughts, ideas and wishes about how we can all use our time and talents in support of the ARC ministry.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GATHERING (All youth Grades 6-8) Join us in the Commons on January 20, 6-8 PM for an ARC Chopped Kitchen Competition. Teams will get creative as they cook up something special for our judges. But wait, there is a twist! It’s sure to get a little crazy but will be a lot of fun for everyone – except maybe the judges. Each student is asked to bring one item for the Chopped Kitchen Pantry. Snacks will be provided. Whose dish will reign supreme? You won’t know unless you join us!
The Consistory is excited to introduce Katrina Hart as our new Worship Leader.
Although Katrina graduated with a degree in worship from Nebraska Christian College, Katrina would say she has been leading worship since she was 19. “I have had a passion for music for as long as I remember and an even bigger passion for Jesus.” Since graduating in 2013, Katrina has served in a couple of churches as the worship leader, most recently at the Rescue Church in Flandreau, South Dakota.
Katrina and her husband, Mitchell, live in Pipestone. They have two children, Finnian, who went to be with the Lord shortly after birth, and Jude who is four months.
PIZZA RANCH TIP NIGHT All are invited to a Pizza Ranch Tip Night on Monday, January 7, 5-8 PM at the Luverne Pizza Ranch hosted by the Teunissen family. A percentage of sales for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery will help cover expenses for a Mexico mission trip in January for Lauree, Alyssa, Cassidy, and Ethan Teunissen.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM Please join us on Sunday, December 16 at 6:00 PM in the Worship Center as children age 3 through Grade 5 present the message of Christmas in word and song!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY There is a wonderful opportunity available for you to assist with the ministry of ARC. We are currently in need of people to operate the projection screen during worship services and also to do screen set-up. Training is provided; commitment of approximately once per month. If you have questions or would like to job shadow for a week to see what it all involves, please contact Arlin Sandbulte or Erin Jacobsma.
Join us for a Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship Service on Monday, December 24, 5:00 PM. Offering received will be for Missions.