Worship This Weekend
The title of this Sunday's sermon is, "Gifted to Serve," and in exploring our Analyze Staffing Needs church priority, Rev. Jim Warren will talk about
. About the sermon, he says, "The early church chose seven individuals to assist with its ministry. The church selects individuals to equip it for ministry, and some of these individuals become staff."
Come hear Jim preach at the 9:00 a.m. traditional service or at the 10:15 a.m. progressive One and All service.
We will receive a beautiful Gift of Music by the Chancel Choir at the traditional 9:00 a.m. service. At the One and All service at 10:15 a.m., you can experience a unique service complete with a band, prayer stations, a complimentary breakfast, and excellent teaching, all in Fellowship Hall.
Can't attend either service this Sunday? Tune in on Facebook (go to our
), or on our website (
) 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!
Gifts for Another Table:
This week we continue to collect food items for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Thank you for your generosity! Won't you bring a few of these items? 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
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
Reminder: Please let the church office know if you know of someone who needs a call or is in the hospital.
Syria and Turkey
: Bill LaBounty
AWAITING SURGERY: Bettie Schultz
Harold Goyen, Marilyn Kopp
- Adam Jacobs (Army)
- Harley Scott (Phillis' niece/Navy, VA)
TO BE VISITED THIS WEEK BY THE ELDERS:
Duke & Marilyn Kopp
Gene Ressler will be 90 on October 22
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!
Trish Logan, Michelle Kiesewetter
9:00 Michelle Kiesewetter, Robyn Loftin
10:15 Peg Larson, Jim Underhill
Carter Kiesewetter, Drew Logan
Art Taylor, Deanne Bryant, Ralph Lehmann
Camille Taylor, Art Taylor
Art Taylor, Camille Taylor
Robyn Loftin, Holly Rocke
Brian Metz, Austin Metz, Doug & Stephanie Reed
Time for Children:
Worship & Wonder Greeter:
Things to Do While
You Are at Church
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.
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.
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 until 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.
FCC Vision and Mission Statements
To be a growing church who welcomes all, grows spiritually, and serves others.
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.
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.
Ministry Quick Links
Also find us on
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 (this Sunday) for grades K-12. Please have your signed permission slip and meet at FCC at 5:00 p.m.
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
. Deadline to apply is 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!
2019 Stewardship Campaign
continues. Find more information in
Abundant Life Church Meal will be served this Sunday,
October 20, at noon.
Blood Drive October 22. Sign up at the Info Desk.
Downtown Bloomington Association Trunk-or-Treat Friday, October 25, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in our parking lot. All are welcome to set up your own trunk. If you can't make it, you may drop off candy at the Info Desk. Thank you!
Heritage Sunday October 27
All Saints' Sunday November 3
Small Groups' Celebration November 17
Hanging of the Green
Music Sunday and Caroling
Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls. Opportunities to be involved in our community...
MINISTER APPRECIATION MONTH
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