Worship This Weekend
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Rev. Jim Warren returns and will preach this Sunday, our first Stewardship Sunday of the fall.  Come to either the 9:00 a.m. traditional or 10:15 progressive One and All service to hear the wise words of his sermon entitled, "Extravagant Generosity: Ministry Flows from the Heart," referencing 1 Timothy 6:17-19 The scripture passage talks about "the life that is truly life," which flows from doing good deeds and sharing generously and willingly. The sermon will emphasize what we are doing that brings us the life that is truly life.
Come for the message, and for the music.  At the 9:00 service we will worship along with the Chancel Choir and will be recipients of another wonderful gift of music.  At the 10:15 service, along with a band, we are blessed to have delicious breakfast goods and coffee with all the fixin's . If you haven't attended lately, come and find a unique experience including upbeat music and creative, inspiring prayer stations.   
A message about Gifts for Another Table:
October is the month we collect items for the Salvation Army.  Non-perishable food items needed include boxed rice dinners, pasta and sauce, potato dinners with sauce, Hamburger Helper, instant mashed potatoes, and canned vegetables and fruit.  
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Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                         Worship and Wonder for children
                             age 4 through 2nd grade

                             (begins after Time for Children) 

10:15 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults  
                             (Sunshine Class) and for  

10:15 a.m.       One and All Progressive
                              Worship in Fellowship Hall    
No Youth Group this Sunday  
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Dave Dungan 
PRAYER FOCUS:  Victims of Las Vegas Shooting



HOSPICE: Linda Harweger, Virginia Warren


AFTERCARE: Betty Brandt, Myra Komnick, Marilyn Kopp, Kaleigh Menken


WEDDING: Emily Schultz and Max Cassidy were married on September 30th in Missouri. Parents of the bride are John & Debbie Schultz


SYMPATHY: to Martha Hunter and family on the October 4 death of her brother, Eugene Hunter.

Serving this Sunday 

Please note:  This is current data as of Friday Email publishing date.  If you know of changes to your own duties, please continue as you have planned.   Thank you!

Acolytes:  George Davis, Vincent Pozo
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Corin Chapman
Deacons:   9:00 Vicki Hall, Ted Logan
10:15Peg Larson, Libby Nussbaum
Jr. Deacons:  Bryce Reed, Bren Reed
Drivers:  Rich Crusius, Gary Thompson
Elders:   Marla McElroy, May Jackson
Homebound Elders:  John Hensley, Susan Cleaver
Fellowship Hosts:  Betty Steinlicht, Susan Hinrichsen
Fill Candles:   Connie Rapp
Greeters:  Justin & Kim Cox, Doug & Stephanie Reed
Information Center Host:  Shelley Hunt
Recycle:   Hank & Linda Sur
Scripture:   Heather Damery
Sound Techs:  Brian Metz, Austin Metz
Time for Children:  Heather Damery
Video Tech:  Todd Chapman
Worship & Wonder Greeter:   Chip Jamerson
Pulpit:   Jim Warren; I Timothy 6:17-19
"Extravagant Generosity:  Ministry Flows from the Heart"

Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up at the Information Center for the October 29 and November 12 Discernment Meetings. The Trustees have been reflecting on our church and the larger church in this day and age. Now they are bringing what they have learned and discussed to the congregation. Plan to come to be a part of the discussion sessions and share your dreams for our church
(each meeting is from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.).  

Bring a new or gently used donation for the Start Fresh ministry.  Items to bring for this men's prison clothing ministry include coats, scarves, hats, and gloves. 

Bring a travel-size item for Operation Santa (a Disciples Women's effort) for military men and women and leave it in the designated area near the Information Center.  See The Messenger for details.

Sign up at the Information Center for the Tuesday, October 24, Blood Drive.  The drive is from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Major Hall.  You may also sign up by calling the church office at 309 829-9327.
Check In on Facebook while you are at church.  And at the One and All service feel free to use your device for social media, to share photos and thoughts about your worship experience as it happens.  

Make a new friend!  Greet a visitor.  Show folks around and help them with questions they might have.  Invite them to worship and/or to share fellowship over a cup of coffee or breakfast treat.  The bulletin is a great source of information for visitors, as is the Information Center.  Let's be a welcoming church!   

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Youth News

Sunday School for children and youth meets this Sunday. 

Regarding Youth Group:  Please note that there will only be a meal at Youth Group on the first Sunday of the month.  Could you help provide a meal?  If you are willing to join with another family in providing/preparing a meal, please contact Holly Irvin at hirvin@blmfcc.org. 
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying 1 Thessalonians.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!

Christmas Musical Rehearsals: If you would like to sing with the Chancel Choir for just the Christmas musical, we will rehearse 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Mission Trip to St. Louis October 20-22.  RSVP to Holly Irvin by October 15!  
Heritage Sunday October 22
Discernment Sessions October 29 and November 12.  See The Messenger for details. 

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
Keep praying for God's vision for us!
 -- Jim Warren, in The Messenger

401 W. Jefferson St.
Bloomington, IL  61701
  (309) 829-9327

  To contact Jenifer Petri about Church Communications, email her at Info@blmfcc.org or call 309 533-4912