Worship This Weekend
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Rev. Jim Warren's sermon this Sunday is entitled, "It's OK to Doubt," and he will preach at both
the 9:00 a.m. traditional service in the sanctuary and the 10:15 a.m. progressive service in Fellowship Hall.  The scripture passage is John 20:24-29 and about the sermon Jim says, "This is the story of Thomas wanting more proof before he'll believe Jesus is alive. Like Thomas, we have our doubts and questions about our faith, and that's okay."   
We are honoring graduates this Sunday.  Congratulations to:
  • Cassidy Fisher - Illinois State University Bachelor of Science in Art Technology
  • Andrew Gray - Normal Community West High School
  • Matthew West - Illinois State University Master of Science in Information Systems
Once again our gift of music at the 9:00 a.m. service will be a solo.  This time Keara Corbett will be singing.  At the 10:15 a.m. One and All service you'll hear the One and All Band play.  You may choose to partake in a light breakfast as you worship.   
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Remember that this week and next we are collecting items for our neighbor, the Regional Alternative School. Please bring a few of the items they depend on each day: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, hand lotion, Chapstick, and diapers. Thank you!
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.          Traditional Worship in the
10:00 a.m         Sunday School for Adults
                            (Conference Room and
10:15 a.m.        One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall)  

Prayer Concerns
PRAYER FOCUS : Graduates
ADVOCATE BROMENN : William Etchinson
OSF ST. JOSEPH : Cecil Mott

  • Judy Brady
  • Richard Brandt
  • Jim Fry
  • Peggy Gregg
  • John Hensley
  • Hal Jennings
  • Carol Kline
  • Marilyn Kopp
  • Peggy Penn
  • Mary Smart
  • Don Gottselig
  • Forrest Kaufman
  • Paula Robb
HOSPICE:  Harold Goyen

CONGRATULATIONS to Kristen Mahannah and Tad Goldner on their wedding yesterday
HAPPY 90+ BIRTHDAY: Carol Kline will be 96 on May 23 

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!

Child Care:  Trish Logan, Jenny Henneberg
·          9:00 Chip & Patti Jamerson
·          10:15 Chip & Patti Jamerson
Jr. Deacons:  Jaden Eft, Lydia Warren
Drivers:  Ryan Newton, Ralph Lehmann
Elders:  Beverly & Al Leight
Homebound Elders:  Art & Camille Taylor
Coffee Fellowship:  Nancy Guither
Fill Candles:  Mark Gramley
Greeters:  Jim & Carolyn Hepperly
Info Desk:  Pete Whitmer
Scripture:  Patty Thompson
Sound Tech:  James Nussbaum
Time for Children:  Tamara Shields
Video Tech: 
Nate Damery 
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - John 20:24-29
"It's OK to Doubt"
This is the story of Thomas wanting more proof before he'll believe Jesus is alive. Like Thomas, we have our doubts and questions about our faith, and that's okay.
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Church Directory Updates: Please visit the Info Desk during the month of May to make sure the information we have for you in the directory is correct.

Drop Off School Supplies and Other Items.   
No Block Party this year, but Reach Out will be collecting supplies for Bent School.  Please consider purchasing school supplies and bringing them to the tote by the Info Desk. Also, gently used tennis shoes, coats, clothes for kids to change into in case of accidents, and new boys' and girls' underwear are needed.
Volunteer to Help Around FCC.  Find signup sheets at the Info Desk.   
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. 
May 17, 2019 
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Office Hours

The church office is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the exception of Mondays, when the office closes at 3:00 p.m. instead.  The office is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. daily.
The church office will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.
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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 for the summer.

Worship and Wonder has stopped meeting regularly for the school year. Watch for more information about summer sessions once per month.

VBS is coming up June 2-6.  Time to register to participate or volunteer!  See info below.
Camp Registration is open for all 2019 camps.  See the bulletin or Messenger for information.

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  The group will be studying Matthew 28:16-20 this Wednesday.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

VBS June 2-6 at St. Luke Union Church.  We need four adult and four  youth crew leaders. Also, this year every participant will get a VBS t-shirt and CD!  See the FCC Facebook page for a link to sign up to participate or volunteer.

June 9:  Pentecost
June 16:  Father's Day
June 23:  Silver & Gold Sunday

General Assembly July 20-24 in Des Moines, IA. See your bulletin for more information and to register.

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!

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Bloomington, IL  61701
  (309) 829-9327

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