Worship This Weekend
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Let's resume our "You Asked for It -- Again!" series this Sunday.  We welcome Rev. Jim Warren back and look forward to his sermon, "Who's Left?"   Jim says, "Paul clearly states that we're not to associate with anyone who is 'immoral,' not in the outside world and certainly not in the church. How does this apply to FCC in this day and time?"  He will reference the Bible passage 1 Corinthians 5:9-13, as well as a couple of others from the Gospel.

Bring your children, and have them bring their school backpacks!  This Sunday we will have our annual  "Blessing of the Backpacks" event in both services.  Children will receive a keepsake as the school year is kicked off with a special blessing.

Music will not disappoint Sunday.  Come hear a couple of very special gifts of music at our 9:00 a.m. traditional service.  The One and All Band is preparing a few of your favorite tunes for the 10:15 progressive service in Fellowship Hall. 

Hungry on Sunday mornings?  A simple offering of donut holes and coffee will await you in the centrum; in Fellowship Hall we have a few more items to choose from and you can enjoy them starting a little after 10:00 as you settle in for the One and All service. 
A message about Gifts for Another Table:
During the month of August, our gifts will be given to 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 to noon    19th Annual Block Party


9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in

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:  Paul and Marilyn Cope

PRAYER FOCUS :   Back to School




HOSPICE: Darlene Bethel, Roger Harweger, Virginia Warren


AFTERCARE: Kaleigh Menken, Neil Sallee, Sherry Blessing-Varner


JOYS: Happy 92nd Birthday to Harold Goyen on August 15th and Happy 90th to Hazel Kuhn on August 19th;  Noelle Harper married Daniel Bruce on July 29th in East Glacier, Montana. Parents of the bride are Given and Jean Harper.

  Things to Do While
You Are at Church

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:   Charlie Campos
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Kim Cox
Deacons:   9:00 Martin & Sue Ross
10:15James or Libby Nussbaum, Tom Crutchley
Jr. Deacons:  Teagan Gramley, Seth Newton
Driver:  Ryan Newton
Elders:   Naomi Kosier, Kathie Chapman
Homebound Elders: Sue & Joe Bandy
Fellowship Host:  Bill Robitske
Fill Candles:   Becky White
Greeters:  Nate & Heather Damery, John & Kathy Dailey
Information Center Host:  Karen Crusius
Recycle:   Given Harper
Scripture:   Ryan Newton
Sound Techs:  Austin Metz, Brian Metz
Time for Children:  Matt Chapman
Video Tech:  James Nussbaum
Pulpit:   Jim Warren -- I Corinthians 5:9-13
"You Asked for it Again:  Who's Left?"

August 11, 2017  
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Youth News

Youth Groups and Sunday School are on break for the summer.

Worship and Wonder begins next Sunday, August 20.  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 16 and 23 to study Philippians.  A great opportunity to learn about the first Christian communities!
Blessing of the Backpacks this Sunday, August 13.  Bring backpacks to church!

Mark Your Calendars:

  • Worship & Wonder meets next Sunday
  • Chancel Choir Rehearsals begin August 30
  • Hand Bell Choir Rehearsals begin September 6
  • Worship in the Park at 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!
  • 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) 

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Bloomington, IL  61701
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