Worship This Weekend
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Come worship at the 9:00 a.m traditional service or the 10:15 a.m progressive service and hear Rev. Neal Kentch preach.  This will be his final Sunday with us and he will encourage us in his sermon to, "Be Perfect."  The scripture:   Matthew 5:38-48 
  
For the Gift of Music at the 9:00 a.m. service, Claire Stucky will play violin.  At the 10:15 a.m. One and All service the band will be on a break, but we will have lyric videos to lead us in the musical aspect of our worship.  Won't you join us this Sunday in Fellowship Hall?  Coffee and a light breakfast will await you!  
 
On Sunday, August 4, our guest preacher will be Dr. Herb Knudsen.  
   
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
This is the last Sunday we'll collect for the Ministry and More food pantry!  Won't you bring a couple of items to round out our donatio?  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. Especially appreciated are pasta and sauce, peanut better, and mashed/boxed potatoes.  
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
 
Sunday:   
 
9:00 a.m.          Traditional Worship in the
                            Sanctuary  
           
10:00 a.m         Sunday School for Adults
                            (Conference Room)
  
10:15 a.m.        One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall)  
 
Prayer Concerns
   
CARD SHOWER: Mickey Drexler    
 
PRAYER FOCUS : Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)  
 
JIM WARREN and FAMILY during his leave of absence
 
ADVOCATE BROMENN:  Neil Sallee
 
AWAITING TESTS/SURGERY: Richard Malone, Charles Ridenour 
 
TREATMENT: Forrest Kaufman, Paula Robb
   
AFTERCARE:  Carol Kline, Mary Smart
 
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen  
 
90+ BIRTHDAY:  Happy birthday to Helen Fry, who turns 96 on July 30   

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:  Mackenzie Nichols, Kenley Nichols
Building Lock-up:  Chip Jamerson
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Marcia Christensen
Deacons:
·        9:00 Julie Robinson, Carrie Chapman
·        10:15 Julie Robinson, Carrie Chapman
Jr. Deacons:  Carter Kiesewetter, Lydia Warren
Drivers:  Gary Thompson, Ralph Lehmann
Elders:  Marla McElroy, Mike Robinson
Visiting Elders:  Gregg Kiesewetter, Madonna Courtright
Coffee Fellowship:  John & Rita Hensley
Fill Candles:  Becky White
Greeters:  Art & Camille Taylor, Betty Steinlicht
Info Desk:  Ron & Nancy Gramley
Landscaping:  Kim Rott
Scripture: Susan Cleaver  
Sound Tech:  Dave Phillis
Time for Children: Susan Sanders
Video Tech:   James Nussbaum 
Pulpit:  Neal Kentch Matthew 5.38-48  Be Perfect
Reminders
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Drop Off School Supplies and Other Items for School Children. Reach Out is collecting supplies for Sheridan School and Bent School and will put school kits together on August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to noon, or however long it takes.  Please consider purchasing school supplies (1-inch binders, composition notebooks, colored pencils, dry erase markers, glue sticks, graph paper for math) and bringing them to the tote by the Info Desk. Also, gently used tennis shoes, coats, clothes for kids to change into in case of accidents, and new boys' and girls' underwear are needed.
 
Drop Off Items for "Undies Sundays" for men exiting Lincoln Correctional Center.  In partnership with Second Pres Church, we are collecting new men's undershirts, socks, and underwear.  A tote is located by the Info Desk.  Contact Julie Robinson with questions.  Her email:  jerobinson21409@yahoo.com   
 
Talk to Mike Robinson about a Mission Trip to Appalachia August 25-30.   
 
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. 
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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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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.
Questions?  Contact Kathy Smalley at 309- 824-2839 or smallekj@fairpoint.net.
   
See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
   
Worship & Wonder, Sunday School for Children and Youth, and Youth Group, are on break for the summer and will resume in September.

On August 18 we will have the Blessing of the Backpacks. 

Upcoming
 
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  The group studies the scripture for the upcoming Sunday.   Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

Disciples Women's Ministry meets August 1.  See your bulletin for details about this extended meeting and note the correct time of the pre-meeting Operation Santa project (11:00 a.m.).

Blessing of the Backpacks on August 18 at both services.  A great opportunity for children to invite their friends to FCC!

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


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Bloomington, IL  61701
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  To contact Jenifer Petri about Church Communications, email her at Info@blmfcc.org or call 309 533-4912