Worship This Weekend
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"Did You Hear the One About the Lousy Farmer?"
  This Sunday Rev. Jim Warren will tell us the parable of the sower in our "Did You Hear the One About..." sermon series.  The scripture passage is Matthew 13:3-9.  
The farmer seems to sow his seeds carelessly. His seeds land everywhere, but only some fall where they are able to grow. What does this tell us about how God spreads God's love?
Jim will be preaching at both our traditional service at 9:00 a.m. and our progressive service at 10:15 a.m.  Music will be inspiring at both services.  Of note is that our new band member (vocalist and guitarist), Mitchell, will be performing for the first time with the One and All band.  Let's all attend and give him a warm, lively welcome!
Don't forget!  As always you can enjoy fellowship and donut holes in the Centrum after the first service, and a light breakfast in Fellowship Hall during the 10:15 One and All service.   
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
In the month of July we are collecting items for the Regional Alternative School.  Suggestions are: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, lotion, Chapstick, diapers
Don't Miss It

Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend

9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                        Worship and Wonder is on
                               a break for the summer 
10:15 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall    
Prayer Concerns

Card Shower:  Jim Defenbaugh        
St. Francis, Peoria :  Sue Brumme
Advocate BroMenn: John Trefzger          
OSF St. Joseph: Kaleigh Menken      
Aftercare : Rita Hensley, Hazel Kuhn, Peggy O'Neal, Connie Rapp, Sid & Mary Smart, Pam Yerkes

Hospice : Harold & Helen Goyen, Virginia Warren
Treatment: Mary Moran, Sharon Warren                                   

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!
Acolytes:  Josie Jamerson, Lucy Jamerson
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Abby Logan
Deacons:   9:00 Matt Nichols, Brian Metz
10:15 Pat & Jenny Lawler
Jr. Deacons:  Jaci Cox, Austin Metz
Drivers:  Frank Lipscomb, Ralph Lehmann
Elders:   Camille & Art Taylor
Homebound Elders:  Joe & Sue Bandy
Fellowship Host:  Susan Cleaver      
Fill Candles:  Becky White
Greeters:  Pete Whitmer, Cindy Rousey
Information Center:  Mary Ellen Gottselig      
Scripture:   Todd Chapman                   
Time for Children:  Matt Chapman
Sound Tech:   Brian Metz                          
Video Tech:  Austin Metz
Pulpit:   Jim Warren -- Matthew 13:3-9
"Did You Hear the One About ... the Lousy Farmer?"
The farmer seems to sow his seeds carelessly.  His seeds land everywhere, but only some fall where they are able to grow.  What does this tell us about how God spreads God's love? 
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Support the 2018 Block Party
4 School Kits by signing up and getting details at the Information Center.  Also support the block party by purchasing a Block Party T-shirt and by dropping new toothpaste and toothbrushes at the Information Center (ask your dentist when you go for a cleaning!); also, bottled water is needed for the event so please bring and drop off a donation.  Thank you!

OR, Support the 2018 Block Party by signing up at the Information Center to bake cookies for the lunches served that day (August 4) or a cake or two for the cake walk, also taking place during the event. 
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 have been increasing.  Keep up the great work!

Make a new friend!  Greet a visitor. Offer a kind word and share a bulletin.  Answer questions and walk them to the Information Center where a variety of information can be obtained.  Show new or frequent visitors how warm and inviting FCC can be.  
July 20, 2018 
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Camp schedules.

Children and Youth Sunday School and Youth Groups are on Summer break!   
Special event this summer:

July 22-28 Mission Trip to St. Louis

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  The group is studying I Maccabees.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

Block Party
Saturday, August 4, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Blessing of the Backpacks  
Students, please bring your backpacks with you to church on August 12.

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

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