This Sunday is the first we will be joined by Rev. Patti Case (see her bio in
and in the bulletins on Sunday morning). We will have Patti with us through Labor Day weekend, as she is helping us out as Interim Minister as Jim Warren's leave of absence comes to an end. She will preach on
at both the 9:00 a.m traditional service and the 10:15 a.m. progressive service (One and All) this Sunday. The sermon will be the first in a series. The series name is, "So You Think You Want to Get Dusty for Jesus?" and the sermon title this Sunday is, "Hit the Road, Church."
We will be blessed with a Gift of Music at the 9:00 a.m. service -- a duet by Claire and Carolyn Stucky. At the 10:15 a.m. One and All service you can hear upbeat praise music by the band while you enjoy a complimentary light breakfast.
Important note for everyone:
When you get to church, find Vision and Mission Statements outlined in the 9:00 a.m. bulletin. They have been modified since announced on July 14 because of your input. We will vote on them Sunday morning at a Congregational Meeting directly after the 9:00 service, so if you plan to attend the One and All service, stop by the sanctuary around 10:00 before you go to Fellowship Hall.
Gifts for Another Table:
We continue to collect for the Home Sweet Home Mission! Won't you bring a couple of items each Sunday for this worthy ministry? 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.
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
9:00 a.m. to noon School Kit Assembly
in Major Hall
9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in the
Sunday School for Adults
One and All Progressive
Service (Fellowship Hall)
: Vision and Mission Statements
JIM WARREN and FAMILY during his leave of absence
Forrest Kaufman, Paula Robb
AFTERCARE: Drew Bohlmann
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Kopp
90+ BIRTHDAY: Happy birthday to Harold Goyen, who turns 94 on August 15.
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!
Trish Logan, Jenny Henneberg
· 9:00 Juan & Emily Mejia
· 10:15 Drew & Jenny Henneberg
Sadie Newton, Averie Kiesewetter
Rich Crusius, Gary Thompson
Art & Camille Taylor
Tamara Shields, Nancy Trefzger
Ron & Nancy Gramley
Mary Helen Haskell
Nancy Pool, Luke Pool
Time for Children:
Worship Leader: Marla McElroy
Patti Case, Interim Minister, Luke 10:1-11
Things to Do While
You Are at Church
Pick Up an Updated Directory. Newly-printed Member Directories are available at Info Desk for those desiring an update. Update includes edits members made at the Info Desk a few weeks ago.
Drop Off School Supplies and Other Items for School Children.
Reach Out is collecting supplies for Sheridan School and Bent School. 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 men's new undershirts, socks, and underwear. A tote is located by the Info Desk. Contact Julie Robinson with questions. Her email:
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.
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.
Ministry Quick Links
Also find us on
Want to help
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 Family" 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 or problems with the meal website? Contact Kathy Smalley at 309-
824-2839 or email@example.com.
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.
August 18 we will have the
Blessing of the Backpacks.
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at
noon on Wednesdays. In Jim Warren's absence, Patti Case leads the group, which studies the scripture for the upcoming Sunday. Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study. All are welcome!
Congregational Meeting to vote on Vision and Mission Statements this Sunday,
August 11, at 10:00 a.m.
at both services. A great opportunity for children to invite their friends to FCC!
Children's Worship and Wonder Brunch
Sunday, August 18, at 10:15 a.m. in Major Hall for those who attend or are interested in any way in this ministry. Find details in the next Messenger and please RSVP.
Worship in the Park September 8. Details soon!
Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls. Opportunities to be involved in our community...