Worship This Weekend
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Continuing our "You Asked for It -- Again!" series, this Sunday's topic asks "What Do I Believe?"  Rev. Jim Warren will preach at both services, referencing Romans 8:28.  Jim says the following about the sermon: 
You've asked me to talk about what I believe and why. You've also asked about my favorite Bible story and verse, and my favorite theologian. Has any of this changed and, if so, why?

At the 9:00 traditional service we will have a beautiful gift of music, "Grace Alone," presented by a trio (Linda Lehmann, Marla McElroy, and Holly Irvin).  The One and All Band at our 10:15 progressive service will have toe-tapping, worship-inspiring tunes for you.  Come grab a light breakfast in Fellowship Hall just after ten and get ready for this unique worship experience.

Worship and Wonder starts this week for children age 4 through 2nd grade!  Children will leave the sanctuary with the program leaders after Children's Time in the 9:00 service.  Volunteer helpers are still needed, so please contact Holly Irvin (hirvin@blmfc.org) if you are willing. 
A message about Gifts for Another Table:
During the month of August, our gifts are being collected for The Boys & Girls Club.  Suggestions of needed items are:  tall white kitchen garbage bags, 55-gallon garbage bags, toilet paper, latex gloves, band aids of all sizes, ziplock bags (sandwich, quart, gallon), and quality ice cube trays.         
                                                                - Pete Whitmer
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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)

10:15 a.m.       One and All Progressive
in Fellowship Hall   
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Robert Corbett

PRAYER FOCUS :  Pro-reconciliation/anti-racism; love wins




HOSPICE: Darlene Bethel, Virginia Warren


SHRINERS, ST. LOUIS: Taylor Gramley




OSF ST. JOSEPH: Erma McDaniel


AFTERCARE: Deb Bomeli, Max Chapman, Art Gregg, Kaleigh Menken



SYMPATHY to Randy (Connie) Crill on the August 8th death of his brother, Robert Crill, in Texas
  Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Bring a start-of-the-school-year photo of your child for a bulletin board being put assembled by Holly Irvin, if you wish to have your child included.  You may give it to Holly or place it in her mailbox outside the office, or you may email it to hirvin@blmfcc.org

Bring your Box Tops for Education for Bent School. 
Place them in the Disciples Women's Ministries mailbox near the office and they will be taken to the school by May Jackson.  Thank you!
Check In on Facebook while you are at church (top right button on Facebook app news feed).  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!    

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:  Evelyn Kosier, Clark Kosier
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Heather Damery
Deacons:   9:00 Brian Metz, Ted Logan
10:15 Peg Larson, Ryan Newton
Jr. Deacons:  Bryce Reed, Bren Reed
Driver:  Gary Thompson
Elders: Chip Jamerson, Marla McElroy
Homebound Elders: Naomi Kosier, Kathie Chapman
Fellowship Host:  Julie Robinson
Fill Candles:  Becky White
Greeters:  Alan & Kathie Chapman, Vicki Hall
Information Center Host:  Jan Dyer
Recycle:   Given Harper
Scripture:   Sue Brumme
Sound Tech:   James Nussbaum
Time for Children:  Linda Lehmann
Video Tech:  Nate Damery
Pulpit:    Jim Warren - Romans 8:28
"You Asked for it Again:  What Do I Believe?"

August 18, 2017  
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Youth News

Worship and Wonder begins this Sunday.  For more info about this program, for age 4 through 2nd grade, go to the link below.

Youth Groups and Sunday School for children and youth begin September 17. 

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  The group is studying the New Testament letters of the Apostle Paul.    Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!  Class meets August 23 to study Philippians.  A great opportunity to learn about the first Christian communities!
Mark Your Calendars:
  • Chancel Choir Rehearsals begin August 30
  • Hand Bell Choir Rehearsals begin September 6
  • Worship in the Park 10:00 a.m. on September 10 at Fairview Park Pavilion:
    Bring a dish to share. Fried chicken, paper products, and water will be provided.
    PLAN TO STAY AND PLAY SOFTBALL OR BEANBAG TOSS!!! FUN FOR EVERYONE. Sign up at the Info Center. Come join the fun!  For those not coming to Worship in the Park, there will be worship at FCC from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
  • Promotion Sunday September 17
  • Mission Trip to St. Louis October 20-22
  • Heritage Sunday October 22
Where to Park??

Please remember to park, if you are able, in
the Pantagraph lot or in our parking lot catty-corner from the church to the northwest.  This will leave available the north church parking lot for visitors and those who need to park close. 

Thank you!


Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
We need to pray for our church, its leaders, and one another as we seek God's will for our future together.
-- Rev. Jim Warren
   (in The Messenger) 

401 W. Jefferson St.
Bloomington, IL  61701
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  To contact Jenifer Petri about Church Communications, email her at Info@blmfcc.org or call 309 533-4912