Worship This Weekend
FCC Stained Glass
Rev. Jim Warren resumes the Lenten sermon series, Giving It Up and Taking It On,
this Sunday.  We will focus on Giving Up Selfishness and Taking On Generosity as we explore Luke 19:1-10After encountering Jesus, Zacchaeus promises to give away half of his possessions and pay back four times as much as he has defrauded anyone. He is transformed from a greedy tax collector to a generous and giving person. Can we be transformed like Zacchaeus was?    
Our very-talented Chancel Choir will bless us with a Gift of Music at the 9:00 a.m. service.  Afterward, gather with others in the centrum after the first service for some donut holes and hot coffee.  Visit the Info Desk to learn about many opportunities.  
At the 10:15 a.m. One and All service in Fellowship Hall, you can enjoy a complimentary light breakfast as you sing along with the superb One and All band.    
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
It's a new month and we are collecting food for the Salvation Army, which does so much for the community. Could you bring a couple of items each week? 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. Thank you! 
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend

9:00 a.m.          Spring Cleanup of the FCC

9:00 a.m.          Traditional Worship in the
                         Worship and Wonder in
                            Room 128 after Time for  
10:00 a.m.        Coffee Fellowship in the
10:00 a.m         Sunday School for Adults
                            (Conference Room and
10:00 a.m.         Sunday School for Youth
                             and Children 
10:15 a.m.        One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall) 
5:00 p.m.          Youth Group for grades  
                             K-12 in Major Hall  

Prayer Concerns
CARD SHOWER:  Sharon Warren    
PRAYER FOCUS : Generosity
  • Patt Lee
  • Paula Robb
AFTERCARE: Hal Jennings    
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
TREATMENT: Don Gottselig, Forrest Kaufman, Sharon Warren
SYMPATHY TO the family of Robyn Loftin, Holly Rocke, and Ethan Rocke on the April 1 death of Robyn's mother, Paula Loftin, of Bloomington  

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:  Jeremiah Hall
Child Care:
  • Trish Logan
  • Heather Damery
  • 9:00 Chip & Patti Jamerson
  • 10:15 Chip & Patti Jamerson
Jr. Deacons:
  • Tyler Chapman
  • Clark Kosier
  • Gary Thompson
  • Ralph Lehmann
  • John Dailey
  • Naomi Kosier
Homebound Elders:
  • Tamara Shields
  • David Bradbury
Coffee Fellowship: Ron & Nancy Gramley
Fill Candles: Marla McElroy
  • Rick Erickson
  • Shirley Wotherspoon
Info Desk: Vicki Hall
Scripture: Marla McElroy
Sound Tech: Dave Phillis
Time for Children: Camille Taylor  
Video Tech: Nate Damery
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Naomi Kosier
Pulpit: Jim Warren - Luke 19:1-10 "Giving Up Selfishness and Taking on Generosity." After encountering Jesus, Zacchaeus promises to give away half of his possessions and pay back four times as much as he has defrauded anyone. He is transformed from a greedy tax collector to a generous and giving person. Can we be transformed like Zacchaeus was?                                                
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up at the Info Desk for the Disciples Women's Ministries Thursday, May 2 event, "Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft: All the latest information by Greg Liepold, Normal Police Department CSO." The session, in Fellowship Hall, starts at 11:00 a.m., with lunch at noon. Limited to 80 participants. 
Learn about and indicate interest in a Small Group Study.  Visit the Info Desk and see information about a once per month, Wednesday afternoon, study at the Thompson home You may also contact Patty at 217-719-0094 to find out more.
Order an Easter Lily for the Sanctuary.  Find and complete the order form when you sign an attendance pad.
Sign up for the April 16 Blood Drive at the Info Desk.  The drive will be from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Major Hall.  Your donation is very much needed. 
Sign up for the April 17 Wednesday Supper Club, meeting 5:00 p.m. at Applebee's.  Indicate your interest and how many will attend on a Sunday attendance pad.  You may also call the church office by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15.
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 and more information.

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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
Sunday School for Children and Youth, and Youth Groups, meet this Sunday.  Youth Group includes grades K-12 and will begin at 5:00 p.m. in Major Hall.

Camp Registration is open for all 2019 camps.  See the bulletin or Messenger for information.

Note:  Youth Group meetings are from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and guests are invited.  Generally, we will no longer have meals at Youth Group.  Generally, Kids for Christ (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) will only meet on the first Sunday of the month, as per tradition.
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  The group will be studying Matthew 26:36-46 this Wednesday.   Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

Mark your calendars:
  • Tomorrow, Saturday, April 6, Spring Cleanup:  Beginning at 9:00 a.m., we will have an all-church cleanup of the FCC grounds. Contact John Dailey or Doug Reed if you have questions. Please bring gloves, yard tools, and a wheelbarrow if you have one.
  • April 14 Palm Sunday Services at 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
  • April 16 Blood Drive: Mark your calendar now and sign up beginning March 31.
  • April 18
    Maundy Thursday: Meal at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall; Worship at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
  • April 19 Good Friday Worship at 12:10 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church
  • April 21 Easter Services at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 10:15 a.m.
  • April 28 Volunteer Celebration at both services, and Congregational Meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
Want to help the Warrens
by providing a meal?
If you would like to help provide meals for the Warren family,  please follow the steps below:
  • Go to the web site: takethemameal.com
  • Type in "Warren" for the family name
  • The Password: Godisgood
  • Sign up for the time(s) when you would like to supply a meal, and just follow the simple steps for delivery.
Thank you!

401 W. Jefferson St.
Bloomington, IL  61701
  (309) 829-9327

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