Worship This Weekend
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Thanks to all who participated in last weekend's Faith, Fellowship, and Flip Flops event -- it was a great success!

Jim Warren will take a break
from preaching this Sunday, and we are honored to have a guest preacher, Joe Culpepper.  Many of you may know or remember Joe, as he and his wife, Ellen, served at Centennial Christian Church in the not-too-distant past.  Joe's sermon will be called, "Out of the Slimy Pit," and it references Psalm 40:1-8.

Joe will preach at both services.  We will have great worship music Sunday, with a gift presented by a men's ensemble at the 9:00 traditional service and some favorite praise music at the 10:15 One and All progressive service, presented by the One and All band.  

Between services we always have coffee and doughnut holes in the Centrum, and you can find a few other breakfast items in One and All.  Grab a friend, make a new friend, come worship! 
A message about Gifts for Another Table:
Let's continue to generously support Home Sweet Home Ministries this Sunday. During the month of August, our gifts will be given to The Boys & Girls Club.  Suggestions of needed items are:  tall white kitchen garbage bags, 55-gallon garbage bags, toilet paper, latex gloves, band aids of all sizes, ziplock bags (sandwich, quart, gallon), and quality ice cube trays.         
                                                                - Pete Whitmer
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Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in

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

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

CARD SHOWER:  Roberta Blomgren

PRAYER FOCUS:  Individual and family vacations and time of renewal
HOSPICE : Darlene Bethel, Roger Harweger, Virginia Warren
AFTERCARE : Rita Bell, Kaylee Menken
BIRTH: Andie Quinn, daughter of Drew & Jenny Henneberg and sister of Charleigh, was born July 26
JOY:  Happy 90th Birthday to Helen Fry this Sunday! 


  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:  Ellie Chapman, Maddie Chapman
Child Care:  Logan family
Deacons:  9:00 Justin & Kim Cox
10:15Brian Metz,James Nussbaum
Jr. Deacons:  Mason Janvrin, Abby Logan
Driver:  Frank Lipscomb
Elders:  Susan Cleaver, John Hensley
Homebound Elders: Beverly & Al Leight
Fellowship Host:  Nancy Pool
Fill Candles:  Ryan Newton
Greeters:  Brian Metz, Austin Metz, Mark & Michelle Gramley
Information Center Host:  Susan Chaney
Scripture:  Marla McElroy
Sound Tech:  Dave Phillis 
Time for Children:  Holly Irvin
Video Tech:  Todd Chapman
Pulpit:  Joe Culpepper, Psalm 40:1-8, "Out of the Slimy Pit"


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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.    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!
Open House: 
The congregation is invited to attend Phyllis L. Miller's 90th birthday open house this 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.

Mark Your Calendars:
  • Blessing of the Backpacks August 13
  • Worship in the Park on September 10,
    Bring a dish to share. Fried chicken, paper products, and water will be provided.
    PLAN TO STAY AND PLAY SOFTBALL OR BEANBAG TOSS!!! FUN FOR EVERYONE. Sign up at the Info Center. Come join the fun!
  • Promotion Sunday September 17
  • Heritage Sunday October 22
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!

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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