Worship This Weekend
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We continue to pray for Jim and Sharon Warren and family.  Rev. John Libert will preach this Sunday, All Saints Sunday, on which we honor those who have passed away in the past year.  His sermon title is, "Do This, Remembering."   The scripture passages he will reference are Mark 10:35-45 and 1 John 3:16-18.   
At the 9:00 service the Chancel Choir will present a wonderful gift of music.   At the 10:15 progressive One and All service, Alex will be with the band again, and this is her last time with us before she moves to the west coast to continue her music career.  Come say, "Goodbye," and worship with breakfast in hand.  The coffee will be hot and fresh!    
As Daylight Saving Time is ending, be sure to turn your clocks back before bed Saturday! 
A message about Gifts for Another Table:
November is the month we collect items for the Regional Alternative School.   Needs include:  Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Toothpaste, Lotion, Chapstick,  and Diapers. "Believing that all students are capable of change, the mission of RAS is to provide students with high quality, innovative, and relevant education, in a safe and positive learning environment that allows all students to identify their goals to achieve personal success. This mission is obtained through partnering with parents/guardians and the community to prove academic, vocational, and technical opportunities."  
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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    
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.   Youth Group Grades K-12
                                        begins with dinner together
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Helen & Harold Goyen 
PRAYER FOCUS:  The Warren Family
HOSPICE : Virginia Warren
AFTERCARE : Niola Daily
SYMPATHY to Helen Joyce Barclay and family on the October 31st death of her cousin, Dorothy Kurth Baar in Scottsdale, AZ.
JOYS : Happy 91st Birthday to Marlyn Mahannah on November 6th.

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  10:15 Peg Larson, Amy Nichols
Jr. Deacons:  Aleea Cleaver, Bekah Warren
Driver:  --
Elders:   Brenda Phillis, David Bradbury
Homebound Elders:  Patti & Chip Jamerson
Fellowship Host:  Teri Arvik
Fill Candles:   Ryan Newton
Greeters:  Jim & Carolyn Hepperly, Ron & Nancy Gramley
Information Center Host:  Cindy Rousey
Scripture:   James Nussbaum
Sound Techs:  Brian Metz, Austin Metz         
Time for Children:  Matt Chapman
Video Tech:  Nate Damery
Worship & Wonder Greeter:   Ryan Newton
Worship Leader:   Kathy Smalley
Pulpit:   John Libert -- "Do This, Remembering" 
Mark 10:35-45, I John 3:16-18  
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up at the Information Center for the November 12 Discernment Meeting. The Trustees have been reflecting on our church and the larger church in this day and age, and they shared their findings in the October 29 session.  Plan to come be a part of the November 12 discussion session and share your dreams for our church ( 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Major Hall).   
Sign up for the Disciples Women's Ministry December meeting at the Information Center.  See The Messenger for details.   
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.

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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move your clocks back Saturday before you go to bed so you arrive at church at the correct time! 

Youth News

Sunday School for children  meets this Sunday.  Youth Group for grades K-12 meets from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, beginning with a meal. We will prepare for the upcoming hanging of the greens.

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

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.

Rock Painting Class November 10 in the Onward Classroom 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Watch for more details.  

Final Discernment Session November 12.  See The Messenger for details.  
Disciples Women's Ministries  December 7 

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
We need to look to our future and ask what is God's vision for our church.
 -- Jim Warren, in The Messenger

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