Worship This Weekend
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It will be a very exciting Sunday at FCC!   In our, "You Asked for It -- Again!" sermon series Rev. Jim Warren will answer another question at both services.  The topic this week is, "How Can I Believe Everything in the Bible?"  Elaborating, Jim says:  "Do we have to believe everything in the Bible?  What do we have to believe in and about the Bible to be a Christian?"  Scripture is                 II Timothy 3:16-17

As always, we will have great music at both services.  Lou Ann Fillingham, our organist, returns this Sunday to help us worship at 9:00 in the sanctuary at the traditional service.  And the gift of music will be a delightful medley by Holly Irvin on flute.  Come to the 10:15 progressive service in Fellowship Hall to hear the One and All Band while you worship and enjoy a light breakfast.

This Sunday brings the FREE and much-anticipated  
Faith, Fellowship, and Flip Flops event!  It starts with
lunch in Major Hall at 11:30, so stay after worship for a great meal and then some activities.  If you attend first service, you won't be bored waiting for lunch!  Gather in the Centrum at 10:00 a.m. for some riveting trivia about a variety of things, including some never-before-revealed facts about your church staff.  The trivia runs from 10:00 to about 11:30. 

Please bring a side dish for lunch and make sure to get your raffle ticket when you go through the serving line.  You could win a popcorn machine!  After lunch there will be volleyball and children's games outdoors, and bingo with fabulous prizes in Major Hall.  It's all FREE!

A message about Gifts for Another Table for July:
Let's continue to generously support Home Sweet Home Ministries. Suggestions of non-perishable food items to bring with you to church during July are: boxed rice dinners, pasta & sauce, potato dinners & sauce, Hamburger Helper, instant mashed potatoes, and canned vegetables and fruit.           
                                                                - Pete Whitmer
Don't Miss It

Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in

10:15 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults
                             (Sunshine Class)

10:00 a.m.       Trivia in the Centrum

10:15 a.m.       One and All Progressive
in Fellowship Hall 

11:30 a.m         Faith, Fellowship, and Flip Flops
                               Lunch in Major Hall 
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Darlene Bethel

PRAYER FOCUS:  Summer Camps




HOSPICE: Darlene Bethel, Roger Harweger, Virginia Warren




JOYS: Happy 90th Birthday to Phyllis L. Miller on July 26, Happy 90th Birthday to Darlene Bethel on July 27, and Happy 96th Birthday to Virginia Warren on July 29.


  Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Bring a donation for, or sign up to volunteer at, the annual Block Party .  Items needed include cakes, 
cookies, school supplies, and money to cover school kits and miscellaneous expenses.  Volunteers are needed for various roles at the event.  Sign up or donate at the Information Center. 

Bring your Box Tops for Education for Bent School. 
Place them in the Disciples Women's Ministries mailbox near the office and they will be taken to the school by May Jackson.  Thank you!
Check In on Facebook while you are at church (top right button on Facebook app news feed).  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.  Show folks around and help them with questions they might have -- you might even invite them to Faith, Fellowship, and Flip Flops, which will be a super way to break the ice!  There is no need for visitors to bring a side dish.  The bulletin is a great source of information for visitors, as is the Information Center.  Let's be a welcoming church!    

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:  Carson Damery, Campbell Damery
Child Care:  Logan family
Deacons:  9:00 Martin & Sue Ross
10:15 Ryan Newton, Robyn Loftin
Jr. Deacons:  Madison Varner, Jaden Eft
Driver:  Darrell Arvik
Elders: Beverly & Al Leight
Homebound Elders: Camille & Art Taylor
Fellowship Host:  Susan Cleaver
Fill Candles:  Ryan Newton
Greeters:  Art & Camille Taylor; Bill, Susan, and Tom Chaney
Information Center Host:  Pat Bozarth
Scripture:  Darrell Arvik
Sound Tech:  James Nussbaum
Time for Children:  Tamara Shields
Video Tech:  Nate Damery
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - II Timothy 3:16-17
"You Asked for it Again:  How Can I Believe Everything in the Bible?"
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Youth News

Youth Groups and Sunday School are on break for the summer.
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  The group is studying the New Testament letters of the Apostle Paul and is currently in Ephesians.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!  Class meets August 9, 16, and 23 to study Philippians.  A great opportunity to learn about the first Christian communities!
Faith, Fellowship, & Flipflops:  Sunday, July 23, at 11:30 a.m.  Food, bingo, volleyball, and children's games.  Don't miss it!  There will be great fellowship and valuable prizes!  See Messenger, bulletin, and Facebook for details , and see schedule to the left. 

Open House: 

The congregation is invited to attend Phyllis L. Miller's 90th birthday open house on Sunday, July 30, from 2 to 4:00 p.m. at Eastland Suites Conference Center. 


Disciples Women's Ministries meets Thursday, August 3, at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.     Brenda Phillis will present "Anna and Delilah" (Women of the Bible).  All are welcome.

Annual Block Party
will take place on August 12 from 9:00 a.m. until noon at FCC.  
Where to Park??

Please remember to park, if you are able, in
the Pantagraph lot or in our parking lot catty-corner from the church to the northwest.  This will leave available the north church parking lot for visitors and those who need to park close. 

Thank you!


Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
Whatever your path to God, follow it often.  You'll find that the God whom you seek is already with you.  Stay true to God's way, and you will know God.
-- Rev. Jim Warren
   (in The Messenger) 

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Bloomington, IL  61701
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