Don't be late!

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend. If your clocks don't adjust on their own, but sure to move them ahead an hour before you go to bed Saturday night.  Don't worry, the coffee will be ready when you get to church Sunday morning!

Worship This Weekend
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On the fourth Sunday of Lent Jim Warren will preach on God's Will and God's Wisdom, making reference to 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Paul writes that many regard the message of Jesus Christ as "foolishness." To those who believe, however, it is power and wisdom.

Come to either (or both) the 9:00 traditional or 10:15 progressive service. Enjoy a gift of music by the chancel choir at the earlier service.  Or tap your toes to a live worship band at the later service (in Fellowship Hall, complete with complimentary light breakfast).  

   food_drive_girl.jpg   Gifts for Another Table:
Non-perishable food items brought to church during March will be given to Home Sweet Home Mission.  Suggestions are:  boxed rice dinners, pasta & sauce, potato dinners & sauce, Hamburger Helper, instant mashed potatoes, and canned fruits & vegetables.
Sermon Topics/Schedule for Lent 


Holy Week See below for complete schedule 

Don't Miss It

Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                        Worship and Wonder will  
                              meet directly after Time for
10:15 am.        Sunday School for Youth,  
                              Children, and Adults
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall  
4:30 to 7:00 p.m.   Youth Group Grades 3-12 
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:   Harry and Bettie Schultz

PRAYER FOCUS : April 8 Discernment Meeting

Harold Goyen, Marilyn Thompson , Virginia Warren

Sharon Warren

Richard Malone

AFTERCARE : Betty Beer, Bob Corbett , Dave Eyman, John Lindenbaum, Peggy O'Neal

: Happy 91st Birthday to Joseph Violano on March 14th 

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.   Thank you!
Acolyte:  Jeremiah Hall
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Amy Nichols
Deacons:   9:00 Dan & Amy Naughton   10:15 Brian Metz, Ted Logan
Jr. Deacons:  Bryce Reed, Teagan Gramley
Drivers:  Darrell Arvik, Ryan Newton
Elders:    Susan Cleaver, John Hensley
Homebound Elders:  Beverly & Al Leight
Fellowship Host:  Doug Reed
Fill Candles:  Connie Rapp
Greeters:  May Jackson, Rick Erickson, Shirley Wotherspoon
Information Center Host: Susan Hinrichsen  
Scripture:  Nate Damery        Time for Children:  Matt Chapman               
Sound Tech:  Dave Phillis       Video Tech:  James Nussbaum
Worship & Wonder Greeter:   Ryan Newton
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - I Corin.  1:18-25       God's Will and God's Wisdom
To those who believe, the message of Jesus Christ is power and wisdom. 
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

       Sign up   at the Information Center to donate a dessert for the March 29 Maundy Thursday meal.  The service will be at Centennial Christian Church (6:00 p.m. meal, service at 7:00 p.m.). Questions?  Please contact Vicki Hall. 

Talk to Mike or Julie Robinson about the Appalachian Mission Trip or an opportunity to help prepare/serve portions of a monthly meal at Abundant Life Church.  You may also contact them at 309-838-4335 or .

Check In on Facebook while you are at church. 
And at the One and All service feel free to use your device for social media, to share photos and thoughts about your worship experience as it happens.  

Make a new friend!  Greet a visitor. We are seeing more and more visitors lately and they seem to love a friendly greeting.  Show folks around and help them with questions they might have.  Invite them to worship and/or to share fellowship over a cup of coffee or breakfast treat.  The bulletin is a great source of information for visitors, as is the Information Center.  Let's be a welcoming church!   
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Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, please listen to WJBC, check our Facebook page, or go to the church website calendar of events at for information regarding cancellations.  

Children and Youth Sunday School meet this Sunday.   
Youth Group will meet and serve a meal at Home Sweet Home Mission this Sunday evening.  See bulletin and Messenger for details.

Events coming up for all grades:
  • April 15 Swim Party
  • May 20 Cookout at Maxwell Park
Regarding Youth Group:  Please note that there will only be a meal at Youth Group on the first Sunday of the month.

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying 1 Peter.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!
Appalachia Mission Trip
summer mission trip fundraiser at Gill Street Bar and Grill on March 20 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. The trip will take place June 23-29, working with Christian Appalachian Project in eastern Kentucky.  Click here for more info about the fundraiser.   

Pastors' Class
A class for 6th graders preparing for baptism will be held on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. for two more weeks in the Founders' Room.   Lunch will be provided.  Baptism will take place on Easter Sunday.

Myrtle "Mickey" Armstrong will be celebrating her 100th birthday March 10, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., at Luther Oaks (601 Lutz Road, Bloomington). Mickey requests no presents -- only your presence.

Wednesday Supper Club
March 21, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Tony's on South Main

Discernment Meeting (Part 3) on April 8 from 11:30 to 1:30.  Lunch and discussion. 

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
Even when the way seems darkest, scraps of light shine all around us...
Be a collector of light and find your way through the shadows  
that surround you.

-- Jim Warren

401 W. Jefferson St.
Bloomington, IL  61701
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