Worship This Weekend
On this World Communion Sunday, Rev. Jim Warren's will talk to us about Matthew 9:10-13, with the theme, "Eating a Real Meal in a Fast Food World."   About his sermon, Jim says, "The table invites us to dine with Jesus. The meal we have in Christ's presence stands in vivid contrast to the hurried, junk food meals we often have. This sermon will invite us to be intentional in sitting at table with our Lord." 
Come hear him preach at the 9:00 traditional service or at the 10:15 progressive One and All service.   
The Gift of Music for the traditional 9:00 a.m. service will be presented by Cameron Kidd, soloist.  At the One and All service at 10:15 a.m., the band will be playing some favorites.  We will have coffee and an array of pastries prepared for you.  Find it all in Fellowship Hall.   
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!  This capability is still in its testing stage, so please be patient with any glitches.  We welcome critiques and praise!  Be sure to tell your friends! 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
It's a new month!  Thank you for your contributions of non-food items in September.  We switch gears for October and collect food items for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.  Items needed are 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.
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Art Headley Visitation
11:00 a.m.            Art Headley Funeral
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 
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:   Boys & Girls Club
CARD SHOWER :  Hazel Kuhn    
  • Rob Blessing
  • Bob Goodall
  • Dennis Huber
  • Myra Komnick  
  • Leonard Maupin
  • Kaleigh Menken
  • Betty Metz
Hal Jennings (Heritage Healthcare, Blm.)
  • Carolyn Headley on the September 29 death of her husband, Arthur
  • Linda Metz family and friends on the October 3 death of her father, Fred Pezold, from Walshville, IL

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!
Acolyte: George Davis
Building Lock-up:  Chip Jamerson
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Naomi Kosier
·          9:00 Michelle Kiesewetter, Jim Underhill
·          10:15 Scott & Valerie Fisher
Jr. Deacons:  Mason Janvrin, Logan Janvrin
Drivers:  Rich Crusius, Gary Thompson
Elders:  Nancy Trefzger, Tamara Shields
Visiting Elders:  Marla McElroy, Mike Robinson
Coffee Fellowship:  Nancy Guither
Fill Candles:  Marla McElroy
Greeters:   Rich & Sherry Erickson, Kathy & John Dailey 
Info Desk:  Betty Steinlicht
Livestreaming Tech:  Dave Phillis
Scripture: Heather Damery
Sound Tech:  Brian Metz
Time for Children: Heather Damery 
Video Tech:  Nate Damery
One and All Video Tech:  Chip Jamerson 
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Sue Bandy
Pulpit:  Jim Warren, Matthew 9:10-13
"Eating a Real Meal in a Fast Food World"
The table invites us to dine with Jesus. The meal we have in Christ's presence stands in vivid contrast to the hurried, junk food meals we often have. This sermon will invite us to be intentional in sitting at table with our Lord.
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign Up for Third Thursday Food and Fellowship, which will meet at 5:00 p.m. at Tony's Restaurant on South Main in Bloomington on Thursday, October 17. Be sure to indicate how many are attending on the attendance pad (right-most column) or call the church office by 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 15.
Sign up for the Fall Blood Drive (Tuesday, October 22, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.). There is a great need for donors, so please consider signing up soon at the Info Desk, or by calling Maggie at the church office or answering Pete Whitmer with a YES when he calls.   

Drop off a Donation of Halloween Candy for the Downtown Trick or Treat event, which FCC is participating in.  A container will be located at the Info Desk for the candy until the October 25 event.  Also consider participating by doing a "Trunk or Treat" in our parking lot!  Julie Robinson has the details.  
Drop off a Donation of Laundry Detergent for the Regional Alternative School.  They have made a special request, and Reach Out will deliver what we can collect for RAS, our neighbors to the south.  You may leave your detergent donation at the Info Desk.  Thank you!  
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!  
Support Operation Santa! The ladies of the Disciples Women's Ministries have been sewing Christmas Stockings to send to our Military.  We need help in filling these with requested items.  They would like black crew socks and 4"-7" beef jerky sticks. We will be collecting these items through October 20.  Thank you for your donations.
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. 
October 4, 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

Youth Group Bonfire October 20 for grades K-12.  Sign up by October 13 by letting Holly Irvin know!
Job Opportunity

SEXTON:  FCC is seeking a person for flexible hours as needed, including some weekends. Work entails room set-up, take-down, light cleaning, restocking supplies, occasional monitoring of building, and seasonal tasks. Candidate will be flexible, organized, and able to prioritize tasks. Needs to be a team player and to become familiar with all areas of the building.
To apply submit credentials and work history to FCC, 401 W. Jefferson, Bloomington, IL 61701 or submit online to office@blmfcc.org  Deadline to apply October 31, 2019

Please share this opportunity with someone you know who might be interested.
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!

Fundraising by Reach Out will take place this Sunday.  Storage totes and other items from previous Block Parties will be available for purchase in Major Hall, with donations going to the purchase of supplies for Bent and Sheridan schools. Also, red insulated FCC cups will be for sale for $10 in the Centrum. After our current supply is sold, orders will be taken.
Reconciliation Offering will be received this  Sunday. The money collected supports the pro-reconciliation/anti-racism work of the Church.
2019 Stewardship Campaign begins this  Sunday, October 6. Find more information in The Messenger.

Abundant Life Church Meal will be served on October 20 at noon.  Sign up to help at the Info Desk.

Blood Drive October 22.  Sign up at the Info Desk.

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
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.

October is

Please show our ministers how much we appreciate them

Ideas: cards, snacks, maybe even a gift card and anything you can think of -- serious or funny

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