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 Acts 6:1-7.  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 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:
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
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 
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:    Syria and Turkey 
CARD SHOWER :  Bill LaBounty 
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Kopp
  • Adam Jacobs (Army)
  • Harley Scott (Phillis' niece/Navy, VA)
Duke & Marilyn Kopp
HAPPY 90+BIRTHDAY: 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!
Building Lock-up:  Mike Robinson
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Michelle Kiesewetter
·          9:00 Michelle Kiesewetter, Robyn Loftin
·          10:15 Peg Larson, Jim Underhill
Jr. Deacons:  Carter Kiesewetter, Drew Logan
Drivers:  Art Taylor, Deanne Bryant, Ralph Lehmann
Elders:  Camille Taylor, Art Taylor
Visiting Elders:  Art Taylor, Camille Taylor
Coffee Fellowship:  Robyn Loftin, Holly Rocke
Fill Candles:  Marla McElroy
Greeters:  Brian Metz, Austin Metz, Doug & Stephanie Reed
Info Desk:  Pete Whitmer
Livestreaming Tech:  Dave Phillis
Scripture:  Emily Mejia
Sound Tech:  Dave Phillis
Time for Children:  Linda Lehmann
Video Tech:  Austin Metz
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Corin Chapman
Pulpit:  Jim Warren
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.      
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 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
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 18, 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 (this Sunday) for grades K-12.  Please have your signed permission slip and meet at FCC at 5:00 p.m.
Job Opportunity

SEXTONFCC 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 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 The Messenger.

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 December 1
Music Sunday and Caroling  December 8

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