Worship This Weekend
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In our Stories That Matter sermon this week, Rev. Jim Warren will explore Acts 8:26-38.  The sermon is called, "Unless Someone Guides Me."  Jim will preach at both the 9:00 traditional and 10:15 progressive One and All services.  About the sermon, Jim says, "Philip comes across a eunuch who is reading from scripture, but the eunuch doesn't understand it. 'How can I,' the eunuch asks, 'unless someone guides me?' Philip then shares the good news with the eunuch, and the eunuch is baptized. This story brings out our responsibility to help one another understand and live the scriptures."
 
Come to the 9:00 service for a gift of music by the chancel choir.  At 10:15, worship and sing along with the One and All Band.  Our lead singer and bass player are away this weekend, so we will be joined by a couple of new-to-FCC musicians.  Come check it out!  Don't forget about Coffee Fellowship around 10:00 in the Centrum and the light breakfast provided for your enjoyment during One and All.   
 
This Sunday we will collect the Week of Compassion offering.   
 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Why not get in the habit of bringing items for the different food pantries? This month we are collecting for St. Vincent de Paul and they need the following items: 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!
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
 
Sunday:   
           
9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in the
                            Sanctuary                
                         Worship and Wonder in
                            Room 128 after Time for  
                            Children     
 
10:00 a.m         Sunday School for Adults
                            (Conference Room and
                             #129)
 
10:00 a.m.        Mission Trip Informational
                            Meeting (Founders'  
                            Room) 
 
10:15 a.m.        Sunday School for  
                            Children and Youth
 
10:15 a.m.        One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall) 
          
5:00 p.m.            Youth Group for grades  
                            3-12 (Major Hall)  
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER: Betty Smiley 
 
PRAYER FOCUS : Continued positive momentum
 
AFTERCARE: Susan Hinrichsen
 
TREATMENT: Don Gottselig, Forrest Kaufman, Sharon Warren
 
NURSING HOMES: Niola Daily (Martin Health Center), Connie Lindenbaum (Welbrook)
 
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
 

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
Child Care: 
·          Trish Logan
·          Jenny Henneberg
Deacons:
·         9:00 Justin & Kim Cox
·         10:15 Pat & Jenny Lawler
Jr. Deacons: 
·          Carson Damery
·          Sadie Newton
Drivers:  
·          Ryan Newton
·          Ralph Lehmann
Elders: 
·          Gregg Kiesewetter
·          Mike Robinson
Homebound Elders:  
·          Deanne Bryant
·          Mike Robinson
Fellowship Hosts:  
·          Betty Steinlicht
·          Susan Hinrichsen
Fill Candles:  Becky White
Greeters:  
·          Renae Hammitt & children, Sam & Josie
·          Pete Whitmer
Information Center:  Nancy Pool 
Scripture:  Emily Mejia
Sound Tech:  Dave Phillis
Time for Children:  
Jim Warren       
Video Tech:  Todd Chapman
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Sue Bandy
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - Acts 8:26-38
"Unless Someone Guides Me"
Philip comes across a eunuch who is reading from scripture, but the eunuch doesn't understand it. "How can I," the eunuch asks, "unless someone guides me?" Philip then shares the good news with the eunuch, and the eunuch is baptized. This story brings out our responsibility to help one another understand and live the scriptures.  

Reminders
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.  
 
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. 
February 22, 2019 
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Cancellations Due to Weather

Please listen to WJBC, check our Facebook page, or go to the church website at www.blmfcc.com for information regarding cancellations.


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 graders, and the youth will make greeting cards for shut-ins, as well as bird feeders to share with the congregation the following Sunday. 

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.

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.
 
Upcoming
 
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 Revelation 3:14-22.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

Week of Compassion Offering this Sunday

Mission Trip Meeting this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in the Founders' Room

Upcoming:
  • March 6 Ash Wednesday: Meal (chili and vegetarian soup) at 6:00 p.m.; Worship at 6:30 p.m.,  all in Fellowship Hall
  • April 6 Spring Cleanup of FCC grounds
  • April 18 Maundy Thursday: Meal at 6:00 p.m.; Worship at 6:30 p.m., all in Fellowship
  • April 19 Good Friday Worship at Second Presbyterian Church
  • April 21 Easter

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