Worship This Weekend
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YOU are being appreciated this Sunday at both services.  Well, we hope you usually feel appreciated, but we will attempt to show you how much with special worship services devoted to thanking you for using the gifts that God gave you.  Each person will be celebrated!  So come and relax, worship, attend the 10:00 Congregational Meeting, and enjoy a cookie or two in the centrum after the meeting.
Rev. Jim Warren will preach at both the 9:00 a.m. and progressive 10:15 a.m. services.  His sermon, Using Our Gifts, will take a close look at 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 About his message, Jim says, "We honor our church volunteers today and celebrate the gifts they share with the church. All gifts are from the Holy Spirit and are to be used for the common good."  
As always, we will have exceptional music at both services, including a few pieces by the Handbell Choir at the 9:00 a.m. service.
The Congregational Meeting is important and we hope all will attend.  Gather at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary and help elect the future lay leaders for our church.  The nominating committee has worked hard to gather the nominees.   
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
In May we are collecting items for our neighbor, the Regional Alternative School. Please bring the items they depend on each day: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, hand lotion, Chapstick, and diapers. Bring a few next week if you can! Thank you!
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.          Traditional Worship in the
                         Worship and Wonder in
                            Room 128 after Time for  
10:00 a.m.        Congregational Meeting in  
                            the Sanctuary, followed by
                            cookies in the Centrum 
10:00 a.m         Sunday School for Adults
                            (Conference Room and
10:15 a.m.        One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall)  
5:00 p.m.           Youth Group for Grades  
                             K-12, celebrating the end
                             of the year 

Prayer Concerns
CARD SHOWER:  Jan Violano       
PRAYER FOCUS :   Gratitude for our volunteers   
TREATMENT: Don Gottselig, Forrest Kaufman, Paula Robb, Sharon Warren
AFTERCARE: Patt Lee, Mary Lou Mercier HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
CONGRATULATIONS to Katie Lane and John Ziomek on their April 25 wedding
to Art and Camille Taylor on the birth of new grandson, Daniel Cooper Stewart, born April 19. Parents are Kim and Rich Stewart.   

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:  Khloe Nussbaum 
Child Care:
  • Trish Logan
  • Michelle Kiesewetter
  • 9:00 Kathy Dailey, Valerie Fisher
  • 10:15 Pat and Jenny Lawler
Jr. Deacons:
  • Averie Kiesewetter
  • Bethany Warren
  • Ryan Newton
  • Gary Thompson
  • John Dailey
  • Susan Cleaver
Homebound Elders:
  • Leslie Frizzell
  • Gregg Kiesewetter
Coffee Fellowship: Bill Robitske/volunteer Celebration Cookies  
Fill Candles: Marla McElroy
Greeters: Youth
Info Desk: Doug Reed 
Scripture: Jen Petri 
Sound Tech: James Nussbaum 
Time for Children: Holly Irvin 
Video Tech: Austin Metz 
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Bethany Warren 
Jim Warren - 1 Corinthians 12:4-11  Using Our Gifts 
"We honor our church volunteers today and celebrate the gifts they share with the church. All gifts are from the Holy Spirit and are to be used for the common good.
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up at the Info Desk for the Disciples Women's Ministries Thursday, May 2 event, "Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft: All the latest information by Greg Leipold, Normal Police Department CSO." The session, in Fellowship Hall, starts at 11:00 a.m., with lunch at noon. Limited to 80 participants.  Deadline to sign up is 10:30 a.m. this Sunday.
Sign up for Wednesday Supper Club , which will meet May 8 instead of May 17 at Vicki Hall's home, at 5:00 p.m. See your bulletin for details. To attend : Note number attending on your attendance pad, or call the FCC Office ( 829-9327) before NOON, Friday, May 3.  
Learn about and indicate interest in a Small Group Study.  Visit the Info Desk and see information about a once per month, Wednesday afternoon, study at the Thompson home You may also contact Patty at 217-719-0094 to find out more.
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. 
April 26, 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.
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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,  meet this Sunday!  Youth Group will be for grades K-12, who will celebrate the end of the season with pizza and a game or two of Sardines!

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 Luke 24:28-35 this Wednesday.   Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

Congregational Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Sunday this Sunday, April 28

Administrative Professionals' Day: Tuesday, April 30 (celebrating a little late)

Disciples Women's Ministries: This Thursday, May 2 (see Reminders section to the left)
Wednesday Supper Club : May 8 instead of May 17 at Vicki Hall's home, at 5:00 p.m. (see Reminders section to the left)
Mother's Day is May 12. We will honor all mothers. Please submit your photos by emailing them to Jen at info@blmfcc.org (if you need a new or different photo).

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!

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