Worship This Weekend
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On this Palm Sunday we will explore God's Will and Jesus' Example.  Attend the 9:00 traditional or 10:15 progressive One and All service and hear Rev. Jim Warren's sermon on Philippians 2:1-11.  About the passage and sermon, Jim says, "This passage encourages us to have the same mind as Jesus Christ, and it describes what a life patterned on Jesus looks like. Our lives are to conform to Jesus' humble, loving example." 

The Chancel Choir is working on wonderful music to enhance our worship experience at the 9:00 service    At the 10:15 service, the One and All band will be playing favorite numbers.  Come for a unique service, complete with a very special time for prayer and a nice spread of light breakfast foods, complimentary as always!

   food_drive_girl.jpg   Gifts for Another Table:
If you have not participated in "Gifts for Another Table" this month, please do so by bringing the following items this Sunday to help Home Sweet Home Mission:  
boxed rice dinners, pasta & sauce, potato dinners & sauce, Hamburger Helper, instant mashed potatoes, and canned fruits & vegetables.  In April we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Boys & Girls Club. 
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  
No Youth Group  
Prayer Concerns



Harold Goyen, Marilyn Thompson , Virginia Warren

Sharon Warren

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!
Acolytes:  --
Child Care:  Trish Logan, James Nussbaum
Deacons:   9:00 John & Kathy Dailey   10:15 Pat & Jenny Lawler
Jr. Deacons:  Drew Logan, Austin Metz
Drivers:  Frank Lipscomb, Rich Crusius
Elders:   Joe and Sue Bandy 
Homebound Elders:  Sue & Joe Bandy
Fellowship Host:   Nancy Pool
Fill Candles:  Connie Rapp
Greeters:  Bill, Susan, and Tom Chaney; Art & Camille Taylor
Information Center Host:   Martha Hunter  
Scripture:  Todd Chapman               
Time for Children:  Tamara Shields               
Sound Techs:  Brian Metz, Austin Metz       Video Tech:  Todd Chapman
Worship & Wonder Greeter:   Jenny Hall
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - Philippians 2:1-11  God's Will and Jesus' Example
This passage encourages us to have the same mind as Jesus Christ, and it describes what a life patterned on Jesus looks like.  Our lives are to conform to Jesus' humble, loving example.
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. 

Sign up at the Information Center to bake for the Block Party Bake Sale.

Sign up at the Information Center for the April 8 Discernment Meeting
(more info in the Upcoming section to the right).

Sign up at the Information Center for the April 17 Blood Drive
at FCC, which will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Major 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 jerobinson21409@yahoo.com .

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 www.blmfcc.com for information regarding cancellations.  

Children and Youth Sunday School will combine this Sunday for crafts and games.  Youth Group will not meet this Sunday (Palm Sunday).  The above plans are the same for next weekend (Easter).

Events coming up for all grades:
  • April 15 Swim Party at Four Seasons from 2:00 to 4:30
  • May 20 Cookout at Maxwell Park
  • July 22-28 Mission Trip to St. Louis
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 II Peter.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!
Pastors' Class
  Baptism will take place on Easter Sunday.

Discernment Meeting (Part 3) on April 8 from 11:30 to 1:30.  Lunch and discussion. 
Lunch will be provided in Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m.  
followed by a brief review of where we've been and a discussion of where we are going next. Please plan to attend and participate in this important dialogue. Indicate your attendance by signing up at the Information Center,
calling the church office,
or through Facebook or
our website.

Bake Sale Signups begin this Sunday for May event benefitting Westside Block Party.

Disciples Womens Ministries
meets Thursday, April 5,
at 1:00 p.m. in the
Conference Room. 
See form at bottom of Friday Email for Easter Lily Donation, or find one Sunday in the bulletin.

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
Let's keep asking what God's stone_balance_sand.jpg vision for our church is. Let's keep seeking God's will for us. Let's be willing to change to become the church God wants us to be.

-- Jim Warren

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

If you would like to provide a lily for the Sanctuary on Easter, please complete and return this form to the Church Office along with $12.

Name: _____________________________

Given In honor or memory of (circle choice):
__ In lieu of a lily, I would like my donation to be given to the Easter Offering.