This week's installment of our
Stories That Matter
sermon series explores
, and is called, "The One Thing Needful." Rev. Jim Warren will preach at both the 9:00 traditional and 10:15 progressive One and All services. About the sermon, Jim says, "Jesus goes to Martha's and Mary's home, where Martha busies herself in household tasks. Mary sits at Jesus' feet learning from him. Martha complains that Mary isn't helping, but Jesus says that Mary has chosen the better part. Which is it? Being active like Martha or prayerful like Mary?"
For the 9:00 service the chancel choir is preparing a beautiful gift of music. After that service, gather with friends, old and new, in the Centrum for donut holes and cofffee. At 10:15, you can enjoy a complimentary light breakfast in Fellowship Hall while you worship and sing along with the One and All Band.
This Sunday and next, we will collect the Week of Compassion offering. A short video about the important work this Disciples of Christ group does will be presented at both services.
Gifts for Another Table:
The St. Vincent de Paul food pantry is vital in feeding many in our community. We are collecting the following items in February: 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!
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Activities/Events at Our Church
9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in the
Worship and Wonder in
after Time for
Sunday School for Adults
Sunday School for
Children and Youth
One and All Progressive
Service (Fellowship Hall)
Youth Group for grades
CARD SHOWER: Mary Smart
PRAYER FOCUS: Week of Compassion
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
- Dan Cavanaugh
- Jim Fry
- Catherine Lain
- Connie Lindenbaum
- Peggy O'Neal
- Mary Smart
- Carolyn Stucky
Myra Komnick (Evergreen Village), Suzanne Summers (Evergreen Village)
- Forrest Kaufman
- Don Gottselig
- Sharon Warren
- Dianne (Doug) DeFilippo family on the death of her mother, Darlene Bethel
- Harley Scott family on the death of her mother, Patricia "Patee" Frickey of Columbia, S.C. Harley is Brenda Phillis' niece
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!
9:00 Brian Metz, Michelle Kiesewetter
10:15 Matt Davis, Stephanie Reed
Matt & Naomi Kosier
Mary Helen Haskell
Time for Children:
Worship & Wonder Greeter:
Jim Warren - Luke 10:38-42
"The One Thing Needful"
Jesus goes to Martha's and Mary's home, where Martha busies herself in household tasks. Mary sits at Jesus' feet learning from Him. Martha complains Mary isn't helping, but Jesus says Mary has chosen the better part. Which is it? Being active like Martha or prayerful like Mary?
Things to Do While
You Are at Church
Drop off a donation for Bent School,
whose teachers and students are in need of many items. FCC is "adopting" the school through February. See the
Messenger for more information.
Sign up for Wednesday Supper Club, which will meet at 5:00 at Famous Dave's barbecue restaurant on February 20. RSVP by indicating how many will attend on an attendance pad, or by calling the church office at 309-829-9327 by 2:00 Monday, February 18.
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 Information Center for another warm greeting and more information.
"Check In" on Facebook while you are at church.
Ministry Quick Links
Also find us on
Cancellations Due to Weather
See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities.
There will be Sunday School this Sunday. At Youth Group in the evening, the gathering will include 3rd-12th grade.
Camp Registration is open for all 2019 camps. See the bulletin or Messenger for information.
See the bulletin or Messenger for info about an upcoming VBS meeting and the Pastors' Class.
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 studies the scripture for the upcoming Sunday. Next Wednesday the group will be studying Acts 8:26-38. Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study. All are welcome!
Week of Compassion Offering this Sunday and February 24
Wednesday Supper Club on February 20 at Famous Dave's
Mission Trip Meeting February 24 at 10:00 a.m. in the Founders' Room
Upcoming Lent Dates:
- March 6 Ash Wednesday: Meal at 6:00; Worship at 6:30 all in Fellowship Hall
- April 18 Maundy Thursday: Meal at 6:00; Worship at 6:30 all in Fellowship
Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls. Opportunities to be involved in our community...
Want to help
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.