Worship This Weekend
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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.
food_drive_girl.jpg 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
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.          Traditional Worship in the
                         Worship and Wonder in
                            Room 128 after Time for  
10:00 a.m         Sunday School for Adults
                            (Conference Room and
10:15 a.m.        One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall) 
                       No Youth Group 
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Glenn & Betty Metz   
PRAYER FOCUS : Victims of worldwide violence and natural disasters  
AFTERCARE: Marilyn Kopp   
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
TREATMENT: Don Gottselig, Forrest Kaufman, Sharon Warren
  • 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!

Acolyte:  Khloe Nussbaum
Child Care:
  • Trish Logan
  • Kim Cox
  • 9:00 Justin & Kim Cox
  • 10:15 James & Libby Nussbaum
Jr. Deacons:
  • Brennon Reed
  • Austin Metz
  • Ryan Newton
  • Gary Thompson
  • Tamara Shields
  • David Bradbury
Homebound Elders:
  • John Hensley
  • Nancy Trefzger
Coffee Fellowship: Doug Reed
Fill Candles: Ryan Newton
  • Mark & Michelle Gramley
  • Rita Fisher
Info Desk: Nancy Guither
Scripture: Marla McElroy 
Sound Tech: James Nussbaum
Time for Children: Heather Damery  
Video Tech: Todd Chapman
Worship Leader:
  • 9:00 Susan Cleaver
  • 10:15 Marla McElroy
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Chip Jamerson
Pulpit: Matthew 5:14-16
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. 
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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, 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.
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!

Mark your calendars:
  • 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 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

  To contact Jenifer Petri about Church Communications, email her at Info@blmfcc.org or call 309 533-4912