Worship This Weekend
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It's Youth Sunday!  This service, taking place during the 9:00 a.m. slot in the sanctuary, is an energetic, inspiring annual tradition.  With the music and messages the youth are planning, it will be fabulous once again this year.  The theme is #Trending and we will learn about what is on the hearts of our young people.   
At 10:15 a.m., the One and All service will include a sermon by Rev. Jim Warren ("Giving Up Busyness and Taking on Sabbath"), and music by the One and All Band.  As always, a light breakfast will await those who attend.   
About the current sermon series, Giving It Up and Taking It On: "Two of the traditional Lenten disciplines are giving up something we've been doing and taking on something new. I will encourage our congregation to engage in these two disciplines, but on a deeper level. I will invite individuals to give up and take on things that God wants us to give up and take on, not just during the 40 days of Lent, but forever. We'll look at giving up grudges, apathy, selfishness, fear, and death, and taking on forgiveness, compassion, generosity, trust, and life."    -- Jim Warren 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Thank you for bringing items for Center for Hope Ministries!  Let's keep helping!  Still 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. Thank you!
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.         Youth Sunday worship in
                            the Sanctuary                
                         Worship and Wonder will
                            not meet 
10:00 a.m         Sunday School for Adults
                            (Conference Room and
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  
                            K-12 (Altitude)  
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Barbara Thatcher  
PRAYER FOCUS :   Youth in today's world
OSF St. JOSEPH: Marilyn Kopp  
AFTERCARE: Steve Bozarth   
TREATMENT: Don Gottselig, Forrest Kaufman, Sharon Warren
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
  • Zoe Iutzi turns 99 on March 20
  • Charles Ridenour turns 92 on March 21

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:  George Davis
Child Care: 
·          Trish Logan
·          Rich & Karen Crusius
·          9:00 Youth
·          10:15 Carrie Chapman, Matt Davis
Jr. Deacons:  Youth
·          Gary Thompson
·          Frank Lipscomb
Elders:  Youth
Homebound Elders:  
·          Camille Taylor
·          Art Taylor
Coffee Fellowship:  Nancy Pool
Fill Candles:  Ryan Newton
Greeters:  Youth
Info Desk:  Leslie Frizzell
Scripture:  Youth
Sound Tech:  Brian Metz
Time for Children:  Youth           
Video Tech:  Austin Metz
Pulpit:  "Youth Sunday"; in One and All, Jim Warren - Luke 4:42-44 "Giving Up Busyness and Taking on Sabbath"
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up for Wednesday Supper Club, which will meet March 20 at Tony's Diner on South Main in Bloomington at 5:00 p.m.  RSVP by indicating how many will attend on a Sunday attendance pad, or by calling the church office (309-829-9327) by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 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 Info Desk for another warm greeting and more information.

"Check In" on Facebook while you are at church. 
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
It is Youth Sunday!  There will be Sunday School this Sunday. 

At Youth Group in the evening, the Youth will celebrate Youth Sunday by going to Altitude Trampoline Park. at 5:00 p.m. (meet there). A parent will need to sign a waiver, either in advance or online at Altitude: altitudebloomington.pfestore.com
/waiver/. Grades K-2 must bring a parent.  Cost is $10 per person (FCC will pay $5 of the $15 charge for one hour).

Camp Registration is open for all 2019 camps.  See the bulletin or Messenger for information.

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 John 5:1-9.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

  • March 20 Wednesday Supper Club
  • March 24 Blanket Sunday
  • April 6 Spring Cleanup of FCC grounds beginning at 9:00 a.m.
  • 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 12:10 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church
  • April 21 Easter Services at 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

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