Worship This Weekend
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Our second Stewardship Sunday will focus on relationships.  Rev. Holly Irvin will preach at both services on Deuteronomy 6:4-6 and John 13:34-35.  The sermon title is, "Extravagant Generosity:  Relationships are Matters of the Heart."   This sermon celebrates those we love and their positive influence in our lives.
For the 9:00 traditional service the Chancel Choir is preparing a beautiful anthem.  The 10:15 progressive service's One and All Band will be rockin' the house as usual.  Don't miss either service, or both!  Hungry on a Sunday morning?  There will be donut holes and coffee in the Centrum during fellowship time, and a few more items to choose from at the 10:15 One and All service .   
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.  
Don't Miss It

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    
5 to 6:30 p.m.   Youth Group (Grades 3-12) 
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Dave Eyman 
PRAYER FOCUS:   Extravagant Generosity



HOSPICE: Linda Harweger, Virginia Warren


OSF ST. JOSEPH: Kaleigh Menken


JOYS: Happy 90th Birthday to Betty Beer on October 19

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:  Ellie Chapman, Maddie Chapman
Child Care:  Logan family
Deacons:   9:00 Dan & Amy Naughton 10:15 James or Libby Nussbaum,
Tom Crutchley                        Jr. Deacons:  Mason Janvrin, Logan Janvrin
Driver:  Frank Lipscomb
Elders: Kathie Chapman, Naomi Kosier
Homebound Elders:  Joe & Sue Bandy
Fellowship Hosts:  John & Kathy Dailey
Fill Candles:  Connie Rapp
Greeters:  John & Kathy Dailey, Alan & Kathie Chapman
Information Center Host:  Martha Hunter
Recycle:   Hank & Linda Sur                         Scripture:  Emily Mejia
Sound Tech:   James Nussbaum                  Video Tech:  Austin Metz
Time for Children:  Holly Irvin
Worship & Wonder Greeter:   Naomi Kosier
Worship Leader:   Faith Russell
Pulpit:    Holly Irvin - Deuteronomy 6:4-6, John 13:34-35
"Extravagant Generosity:  Relationships are Matters of 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.).   
Fill out a TLC for FCC slip (see article above).
Sign up for the Wednesday Supper Club October 18 meeting at Garden of Paradise at 5:30.  To attend, note number attending on a Sunday attendance pad.  Or you may phone the FCC office at 309 829-9327 by 4:15 on Monday, October 16.    
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 6:00 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, and Youth Group, meet this Sunday. 

Regarding Youth Group:  Please note that there will only be a meal at Youth Group on the first Sunday of the month. 

Upcoming:  October 29 at 5:30 p.m. Bonfire at the Eft (Kim Cox's parents) home.
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying II 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 this Sunday, 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...
For a congregation to be transformed and transforming,
and to be the
church God wants it to be, it needs to surround everything it does with prayer.
 -- Jim Warren, in The Messenger

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