This week we will be joined by Angelique (Angee) Byrd, Associate Regional Minister of Communications, CCIW (Disciples of Christ), who will speak at both the 9:00 a.m. traditional and 10:15 a.m. progressive services. She will tell us her Life Giving Life Changing Story. The scripture is Matthew 5:14-16.
The Chancel Choir will be joined by Debbie Schultz on clarinet for a Gift of Music at the 9:00 a.m. service. Later the One and All Band will sing and play some favorites at the 10:15 a.m. service in Fellowship Hall. Come enjoy a complimentary light breakfast as you worship at that service. Or, gather with others in the centrum after the first service for some donut holes and hot coffee.
Next week Rev. Jim Warren will resume the Lenten sermon series, Giving It Up and Taking It On.
Gifts for Another Table:
This is the last Sunday to bring items for Center for Hope food pantry. Please help close this month out with a generous donation. In April we will collect 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
9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in the
Worship and Wonder in
after Time for
Sunday School for Adults
(Conference Room and
One and All Progressive
Service (Fellowship Hall)
CARD SHOWER: Glenn & Betty Metz
Victims of worldwide violence and natural disasters
AFTERCARE: Marilyn Kopp
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
Don Gottselig, Forrest Kaufman, Sharon Warren
HAPPY 90+ BIRTHDAY:
- Wendell Maney turns 91 today, March 31
- Suzanne Summers will be 90 on April 2
- Alma Samuels will be 93 on April 6
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!
- 9:00 Justin & Kim Cox
- 10:15 James & Libby Nussbaum
- Ryan Newton
- Gary Thompson
- Tamara Shields
- David Bradbury
- John Hensley
- Nancy Trefzger
- Mark & Michelle Gramley
- Rita Fisher
Time for Children:
- 9:00 Susan Cleaver
- 10:15 Marla McElroy
Worship & Wonder Greeter:
Angee Byrd, Associate Regional Minister of Communications for The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in IL and WI, will share her story during both worship services.
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.
Pick up a flier at the FCC Info Desk for the April 1 fundraiser at Portillo's for INtegRIty Counseling. Show it when you order, and Portillo's will donate 20% back to INtegRIty!
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.
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.
"Check In" on Facebook while you are at church.
Ministry Quick Links
Also find us on
See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities.
Sunday School for Children and Youth, and Youth Groups, are on break this Sunday, and will resume April 7. Enjoy your Spring Break!
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.
Mark your calendars:
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at
noon on Wednesdays. The group will be studying Luke 19:1-10 this Wednesday. Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study. All are welcome!
- 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.; Worship at 6:30 p.m., all in Fellowship
- 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
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.