Worship This Weekend
This Sunday is Bible Sunday, when our third-graders will receive a Bible!  Come to the 9:00 a.m. traditional service in the sanctuary or the 10:15 a.m. progressive One and All service in Fellowship Hall to help them celebrate this milestone.  The sermon this Sunday at both services will be entitled, "Best Practices for Thankfulness."  Thankfulness is a way of life that needs to be cultivated.  This sermon will look at some of the "best practices" for developing a more thankful life. Read the scripture:  Isaiah 12 
At the traditional service, the Gift of Music will be presented by the talented Chancel Choir.  For t he One and All service, the band is planning a great lineup. Come worship at this progressive service and enjoy a complimentary light breakfast as you do.   
Can't attend either service this Sunday?  Tune in on Facebook (go to our Facebook Page), or on our website ( www.blmfcc.com) to see a live stream!  You can watch the 9:00 a.m. service and worship along with those at FCC Sunday morning.  Be sure to tell your friends! 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
This month we continue to collect food items for the Center for Hope Food Pantry.  Let's keep the momentum going with items like rice and rice dinners, potato dinners, pasta of any kind, pasta sauce, Hamburger Helper, dinner meals, cereal, mashed/boxed potatoes, and canned fruits and vegetables. Especially appreciated is peanut butter. 
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.           Traditional Worship in  
                            the Sanctuary and  
                          Worship & Wonder (begins
                            after Time for Children) 
10:15 a.m.         Sunday School for Adults,  
                             Youth, and Children 
10:15 a.m.         One and All Progressive
                              Worship in Fellowship Hall
11:15 a.m.          Small Groups' Celebration
                              in Major Hall 
Prayer Concerns
Reminder: Please let the church office know if you know of someone who needs a call or is in the hospital.
PRAYER FOCUS: Third-graders receiving Bibles this Sunday 
  • Justin Cox
  • Richard Malone
  • Marcia Christensen
  • Madonna Courtright
  • Gilbert Kopp
  • Connie Rapp 
  • Harold Goyen
  • Marilyn Kopp
SYMPATHY TO:  Camille and Art Taylor family on the November 10 death of her sister's (Carmelita Brown's) husband, Charles Brown, of Clearwater, FL  
  • Adam Jacobs (Army)
  • Harley Scott (Phillis' niece/Navy, VA)
  • Myrna Cable
  • Niola Daily
  • Carol Kline
CARD SHOWER:   Mary Lou Mercier 

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.   Please make sure the office is aware of changes.  Thank you!
Acolytes:  Kosiers
Building Lock-up:  Chip Jamerson
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Janet Frizzell
·          9:00 Juan & Emily Mejia
·          10:15 Peg Larson, James Nussbaum
Jr. Deacons:  Lydia Warren, Maddie Chapman
Drivers: Gary Thompson, Ralph Lehmann 
Elders:  Leslie Frizzell, Bill Robitske
Visiting Elders:  John Dailey, Jill West
Coffee Fellowship:  Nancy Pool
Fill Candles:  Deb Bomeli
Greeters:  Jim & Carolyn Hepperly
Info Desk:  Kathy Dailey
Livestreaming Tech:  Dave Phillis
Scripture: James Nussbaum 
Sound Tech:  Dave Phillis
Time for Children:  Tamara Shields
Video Tech:  Todd Chapman
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Kim Cox
Pulpit:  Jim Warren
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Visit the Info Desk to find out more about or drop off a donation for the Share the Warmth Collection, and to pick up a need slip from the Adopt-a-Family Tree.  See details in The Messenger.
Sign up for the Third Thursday Food and Fellowship, coming up November 21 at 12:30 p.m. at Outback Steakhouse.   Note number coming on Sunday attendance pad in far right column, OR phone the office BEFORE 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 19. 
Sit Toward the Front at the 9:00 a.m. Service.  Please move up a few rows or move from the back area to the front area so that the viewers on our livestreaming broadcast can see that we have good attendance!  Let's show them how excited we are to be at FCC and maybe they will join us!  
Drop off Caps and Lids at the church office counter.   Disciples Women's Ministries is collecting caps and lids of (almost) all types in coordination with St. Luke Union Church. The caps can be donated at the FCC office counter (look for a container) and will be upcycled into a bench with the help of Green Tree Plastics. Types of caps accepted include caps from medicine bottles, milk jugs, detergent, hair spray, toothpaste, deodorant, apple sauce pouches, drink bottles, spray paint, ointment tubes, baby food, and shampoo/conditioner. Also, lids from cottage cheese containers, mayonnaise jars, yogurt, peanut butter jars, ice cream buckets, cool whip containers, coffee cans, cream cheese containers, margarine containers, and Pringles are acceptable. All caps and lids must be Recycle #2, 4, or 5.    
Drop Off School Supplies and other items for school children. Reach Out is collecting supplies for Sheridan School and Bent School.  Teachers have requested a number of specific items.  Please find a detailed list of needed items at the Info Desk.  Some examples:  Ziploc gallon bags, paper towels, plastic shoeboxes, glue sticks, tissues, pens, and Playdoh.  Also, gently used tennis shoes, coats, clothes for kids to change into in case of accidents, and new boys' and girls' underwear are needed.
Pick Up a Third Thursday Food and Fellowship Schedule at the Info Desk.  
Volunteer to Help Around FCC.  Find signup sheets at the Info Desk.   
Drop off your Box Tops for Education in the Disciples Women's Ministries mailbox outside the church office door.  
Make a new friend!  Greet a visitor. Greet someone another member has greeted!  Several contacts truly make a person feel welcome.  A great resource for helping a visitor is the bulletin, and you can also walk them to the Info Desk for another warm greeting,  more information, and a welcome gift! 

"Check In" on Facebook while you are at church. 
November 15, 2019 
In This Issue
Office Hours

The church office is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the exception of Mondays, when the office closes at 3:00 p.m. instead.  The office is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. daily.    
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
Worship & Wonder and Sunday School for Children meet this Sunday. 

Sunday School Classrooms:
1st grade -- nursery
Grades 2-5 -- room 122
Grades 6-12 -- room 109

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  Jim Warren leads the group, which studies the scripture for the upcoming Sunday.   Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!
Small Groups' Celebration this Sunday.  You are welcome even if you did not RSVP.

Third Thursday Food and Fellowship November 21 at 12:30 p.m. at Outback Steakhouse.

Hanging of the Green December 1
Music Sunday and Caroling  December 8

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
The One and All Song Lineup
for November 17

Because of Your Love
Your Everlasting Love
Give Me Your Eyes
Remind Me Who I Am
Your Grace is Enough 

FCC Vision and Mission Statements
Vision: To be a growing church who welcomes all, grows spiritually, and serves others.
Mission: To invite and welcome all to the Lord's Table, to strengthen our spirituality with God and one another through prayer, worship, study, and fellowship, and to serve our community with compassion.

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