Worship This Weekend
Welcome to worship at First Christian Church!  Whether you choose to attend the 9:00 a.m. traditional service in the sanctuary, or the 10:15 a.m. progressive One and All service in Fellowship Hall, you can be assured of a music-filled, engaging worship experience.  Our pastor, Rev. Jim Warren, is preparing a sermon entitled, "Sacred Space," which will examine the church priority of Property Use.  Read the scripture here:  Psalm 132:13-18.     
This Sunday we celebrate our long-term members with a Heritage Sunday recognition and cake reception.  Those honored are 50+ year members of First Christian Church, Second Christian Church, Third Christian Church, Stanford Christian Church, or University Christian Church.
The prelude and Gift of Music will be presented by the Handbell Choir at the traditional 9:00 a.m. service.  At the One and All service at 10:15 a.m., our band will not disappoint!  Worship, pray, and enjoy a light breakfast at this unique service.    
Can't attend either service this Sunday?  Tune in on Facebook (go to our Facebook Page), or on our website ( www.blmfcc.com) to see a live stream!  You can watch the 9:00 a.m. service and worship along with those at FCC Sunday morning!  We welcome critiques and praise.  Be sure to tell your friends! 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
This week we conclude our month's collection of food items for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Next month we collect the same types of items for the Center for Hope Food Pantry.  Thank you for your generosity!  Won't you bring a few items each week?  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.
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.           Traditional Worship in  
                            the Sanctuary and  
                          Worship & Wonder (begins
                            after Time for Children) 
10:15 a.m.         Sunday School for Adults,  
                             Youth, and Children 
10:15 a.m.         One and All Progressive
                              Worship in Fellowship Hall 
Prayer Concerns
Reminder: Please let the church office know if you know of someone who needs a call or is in the hospital.
PRAYER FOCUS:    Heritage Members 
CARD SHOWER :  Harold Goyen  
OSF ST. JOSEPH: Paula Robb
AWAITING SURGERY:  Bettie Schultz 
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Kopp
*      Adam Jacobs (Army)
*      Harley Scott (Phillis' niece/Navy, VA)
  • Helen Joyce Barclay
  • Alma Samuels

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: Ellie Chapman
Building Lock-up:  Bill Robitske
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Marcia Christensen
·          9:00 Robyn Loftin, Holly Rocke
·          10:15 Pat & Jenny Lawler
Jr. Deacons:  Austin Metz, Gabe Warren
Drivers: Ryan Newton, Gary Thompson 
Elders:  Valerie Fisher, Scott Fisher
Visiting Elders:  Karen Crusius, Rich Crusius
Coffee Fellowship:   Heritage Sunday 
Fill Candles:  Marla McElroy
Greeters:  Art & Camille Taylor, Betty Steinlicht
Info Desk:  Sharron Wright
Livestreaming Tech:  Dave Phillis
Scripture:  Bob Trefzger
Sound Tech:  James Nussbaum
Time for Children:  Patty Thompson
Video Tech:  James Nussbaum
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Karen Crusius
Pulpit:  Jim Warren
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sit Toward the Front at the 9:00 a.m. Service.  Please move up a few rows or move from the back area to the front area so that the viewers on our livestreaming broadcast can see that we have good attendance!  Let's show them how excited we are to be at FCC and maybe they will join us!  
Drop off Caps and Lids at the church office counter.   Disciples Women's Ministries is collecting caps and lids of (almost) all types in coordination with St. Luke Union Church. The caps can be donated at the FCC office counter (look for a container) and will be upcycled into a bench with the help of Green Tree Plastics. Types of caps accepted include caps from medicine bottles, milk jugs, detergent, hair spray, toothpaste, deodorant, apple sauce pouches, drink bottles, spray paint, ointment tubes, baby food, and shampoo/conditioner. Also, lids from cottage cheese containers, mayonnaise jars, yogurt, peanut butter jars, ice cream buckets, cool whip containers, coffee cans, cream cheese containers, margarine containers, and Pringles are acceptable. All caps and lids must be Recycle #2, 4, or 5.    
Drop Off School Supplies and Other Items for School Children. Reach Out is collecting supplies for Sheridan School and Bent School Teachers have requested a number of specific items.  Please find a detailed list of needed items at the Info Desk.  Some examples:  Ziploc gallon bags, paper towels, plastic shoeboxes, glue sticks, tissues, pens, and Playdoh.  Also, gently used tennis shoes, coats, clothes for kids to change into in case of accidents, and new boys' and girls' underwear are needed.
Pick Up a Third Thursday Food and Fellowship Schedule at the Info Desk.  
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,  more information, and a welcome gift! 

"Check In" on Facebook while you are at church. 
FCC Vision and Mission Statements
Vision: To be a growing church who welcomes all, grows spiritually, and serves others.
Mission: To invite and welcome all to the Lord's Table, to strengthen our spirituality with God and one another through prayer, worship, study, and fellowship, and to serve our community with compassion.
October 25, 2019 
In This Issue
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.    
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
Worship & Wonder and Sunday School for Children meet this Sunday. 

Sunday School Classrooms:
1st grade -- nursery
Grades 2-5 -- room 122
Grades 6-12 -- room 109

Young Adult Small Group will have its first gathering this Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Fusion Brew, 503 S. Main St. in Normal. Grades 8-12 are welcome and will select a study topic and regular meeting time and place. This will be a youth-directed gathering of prayerful fellowship and spiritual growth. Facilitators: Stephanie Kiesewetter and Bill Robitske

Youth Group November 10 meeting will be for grades K-12.  Shopping for Advent Glove Tree will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bring $5 for shopping. Pizza will be provided. Gloves will be donated to the Regional Alternative School. 
Job Opportunity

SEXTONFCC is seeking a person for flexible hours as needed, including some weekends. Work entails room set-up, take-down, light cleaning, restocking supplies, occasional monitoring of building, and seasonal tasks. Candidate will be flexible, organized, and able to prioritize tasks. Needs to be a team player and to become familiar with all areas of the building  
To apply submit credentials and work history to FCC, 401 W. Jefferson, Bloomington, IL 61701 or submit online to office@blmfcc.orgDeadline to apply is October 31, 2019

Please share this opportunity with someone you know who might be interested.
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  Jim Warren leads the group, which studies the scripture for the upcoming Sunday.   Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!
Downtown Bloomington Association Trunk-or-Treat tonight, October 25, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in our parking lot. All are welcome to set up your own trunk.

Heritage Sunday October 27

All Saints' Sunday November 3

Small Groups' Celebration November 17

Hanging of the Green December 1
Music Sunday and Caroling  December 8

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
October is

Please show our ministers how much we appreciate them

Ideas: cards, snacks, maybe even a gift card and anything you can think of -- serious or funny

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