Worship This Weekend
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Wrapping up our "Did You Hear the One About..." sermon series before next Sunday's Worship in the Park, this Sunday Rev. Jim Warren will ask, "Did You Hear the One About... Finding Riches?"  In Matthew 13:44-46, two short parables illustrate the shedding
of all that is unnecessary in order to have what is truly necessary and valuable.
Come worship and learn, and also receive a gift of music, Jesus, Savior, Lord, I Adore You, sung by the Chancel Choir at the 9:00 a.m. traditional service.  As always, you can count on toe-tapping music by our band at the 10:15 progressive One and All service in Fellowship Hall.  Enjoy a light breakfast while you worship.  Bring a friend!
Please check your bulletins or The Messenger for details about NEXT Sunday's10:15 Worship in the Park.  Family and friends are welcome!  A brief 9:00 service will be held at FCC for those who prefer. 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Non-perishable food items brought to church during September will be given to Center for Hope Food Pantry. Needed items include: rice & rice dinners, pasta of any kind, pasta sauce, Hamburger Helper, dinner meals, cereal, mashed/ boxed potatoes, and canned vegetables.
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                        Worship and Wonder in
                            Room 128 after Time for  
10:15 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall    
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER: Jim & Helen Fry 
PRAYER FOCUS :  Unemployed and underemployed  
OSF St. JOSEPH: Erma McDaniel

AWAITING TESTS/SURGERY: Sherry-Blessing Varner, Mary Smart, Sharon Warren

AFTERCARE: Richard Brandt, Sue Brumme, Mary Helen Haskell, Myra Komnick, Peggy O'Neal, Patty Schultz, Hunter Trefzger

TREATMENT: Mary Moran, Helen Joyce Barclay
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to John Trefzger who turns 95 on September 4. 

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.   Thank you!
Acolyte: Evelyn Kosier, Given Kosier
Child Care: Trish Logan, Marcia Christensen
Deacons: 9:00 Martin & Sue Ross
10:15 Drew & Jenny Henneberg
Jr. Deacons: Seth Newton, Sadie Newton  
Drivers: Ryan Newton, Gary Thompson
Elders: Leslie Frizzell, Gregg Kiesewetter
Homebound Elders: Mike Robinson, Naomi Kosier
Fellowship Hosts: Ron & Nancy Gramley
Fill Candles: Connie Rapp 
Greeters: Matt & Naomi Kosier, Darrell & Teri Arvik
Information Center: Martha Hunter
Scripture: Kathy Smalley  
Time for Children: Tamara Shields
Sound Tech: Brian Metz 
Video Tech: Todd Chapman
Worship & Wonder Greeter:   Corin Chapman   
Pulpit: Jim Warren - Matthew 13:44-46 ; "Did You Hear the One About ... Finding Riches?" These two short parables illustrate the shedding of all that is unnecessary in order to have what is truly necessary and valuable.
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up for a Prayer Group!  Groups will soon begin meeting during a variety of times/days, so turn in your preferences now.  There are still forms at the Information Center for last-minute signups.  Learn more on the website at www.blmfcc.com 

Pick up a Wednesday Supper Club schedule
at the Information Center.  Signups for the September 19 5:00 meal at Cracker Barrel will be at the Information Center on September 16, or you can indicate your participation on an attendance pad now.

Encourage a friend to write his or her email address on an attendance pad if he or she isn't currently getting emailed newsletters.  There is a new attractive and handy electronic version of The Messenger that your friends might like.

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.  And at the One and All service feel free to use your device for social media, to share photos and thoughts about your worship experience as it happens.  Our Check-Ins continue to increase.  Keep up the great work!
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
Children and Youth Sunday School and Youth Groups are on Summer break!   They will start back up on September 16.   
We will no longer have meals at Youth Groups.  Kids for Christ (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) will only meet on the first Sunday of the month, as per tradition. Meetings are from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and guests are invited.  
The Church Office will be closed glove-flag.jpg Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying 1 Timothy.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!
Handbell Rehearsals begin
September 5.
Disciples Women's Ministries meets September 6.
Worship in the Park
Sunday, September 9,
at Fairview Park
9:00 a.m.  Short, traditional service at church
10:15 a.m.  Service at the park
11:00 a.m.  Potluck lunch
12:00 p.m.  Softball game
Promotion Sunday is September 16 . This is also the first day of Sunday School for Children & Youth, and Youth Group for grades 3-12.

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