Worship This Weekend
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Our scripture passage this Sunday is Mark 12:41-44 and Rev. Jim Warren's sermon is entitled, "Everything We Have."   About the passage, Jim says, " This is the story of the widow who put two copper coins into the offering, and she gave more than the rich people who put in far more than she did. Our lives are to be marked by a similar generous willingness to give of everything we have."  Jim will preach at both the 9:00 traditional service and the 10:15 One and All progressive service.   
Immediately following the first service (so, please come early if you are attending One and All), we will have a farewell reception for Wally Calvert, our custodian, who is moving away soon.  Please come to the reception to express your appreciation and wish him well.  Wally's last day is November 18. 
A prayerful gift of music will be presented by the Chancel Choir at the 9:00 service, and the One and All Band will add some pep to our 10:15 service.  Come to Fellowship Hall for a light breakfast, coffee, and progressive worship.
We collect the Thanksgiving Offering this Sunday and next.
An important (and fun and delicious!) event is coming up next Sunday after the One and All service, and all are invited.  Please sign up for Celebration Sunday when you are at church this weekend. 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
No food this month!   Items we bring in November are for the Regional Alternative School.  Needed items include: shampoo and conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, hand lotion, Chapstick, and diapers.  Thank you! 
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  
10:00 a.m.       Farewell Reception for  
                            Wally Calvert (in the
10:00 a.m.       Sunday School for All
                            Ages (Various locations)
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall   
5:00 p.m.          Youth Group for grades
                               3-12 walking to Labyrinth
                               at Wesley UMC   
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:   Richard Alderman 
PRAYER FOCUS: Gratitude for our veterans  
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Mary Moran 
AFTERCARE:   Gene Fowler, Kaleigh Menken, Dorothy Sallee
TREATMENT: Sharon Warren
CURSILLO:  Emily Mejia is attending this weekend.

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:  George Davis
Child Care: 
·        Trish Logan
·        Stephanie Reed
·        9:00 Kathy Dailey, Valerie Fisher
·        10:15 Matt Nichols, Ted Logan
Jr. Deacons: 
·        Tyler Chapman
·        Rebekah Warren
·        Gary Thompson
·        Ryan Newton
·        John Hensley
·        Nancy Trefzger
Homebound Elders:  
·        Gregg Kiesewetter
·        Leslie Frizzell
Fellowship Host:  Tamara Shields
Fill Candles:  Marla McElroy
·        Ron & Nancy Gramley
·        Jim & Carolyn Hepperly
Information Center:  Mary Helen Haskell       
Scripture:  James Nussbaum                   
Sound Tech:  James Nussbaum
Time for Children:  Heather Damery             
Video Tech:  Chip Jamerson
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Kim Cox
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - Mark 12:41-44
"Everything We Have"
This is the story of the widow who put two copper coins into the offering, and she gave more than the rich people who put in far more than she did. Our lives are to be marked by a similar generous willingness to give of everything we have.
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up for upcoming events:
  • Wednesday Supper Club THIS Wednesday, November 14 at Monicals on Eldorado Rd.  Indicate number attending on an attendance pad or let the office know (829-9327) by Monday, November 12, at 2:00 p.m.  Please note we are meeting the 2nd Wednesday instead of the 3rd due to Thanksgiving.
  • Celebration Sunday All-Church Event November 18 at FCC 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. RSVP by November 13. Fellowship and a catered meal.  Sign up by November 13 at Information Center or by calling church office.
  • D W M CHRISTMAS SOCIAL December 6 at Westminster Village .   Arrive 11:45-11:55 a.m.; meal served at 12:00 noon.   Cost $10.00 (pay on arrival).    Space is limited to 40 participants and carpooling is encouraged.  Please sign up at the Information Center by December 2.
Drop off your donation for the Start Fresh winter clothing drive, or pick up a flyer to learn more.  A collection tote and flyers are at the Information Center.
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.
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
Sunday School classes and Youth Group will meet this Sunday.  Youth Group will be for 3rd through 12th graders, and will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m.  We will meet at FCC then walk together to Wesley United Methodist Church where we will use their prayer labyrinth.  Afterward, we will return to FCC for ice cream!
Note:  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 is studying Hebrews.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!
Mark Your Calendar:
  • Recognition of and Goodbye to Wally Calvert this Sunday
  • Thanksgiving Offering November 11 and 18
  • Wednesday Supper Club November 14 at Monicals on Eldorado Rd.
  • Celebration Sunday All-Church Event November 18 at FCC 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Sign up at Information Center this Sunday or by calling church office by November 13.
  • Abundant Life Meal November 25.  See Julie Robinson to help serve in this worthy ministry.
  • Disciples Women's Ministries Christmas Social December 6.  See information in "Reminders" section to the left.
  • Annual Tasting Party December 9 at 10:00 a.m.  Details to follow.

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