Worship This Weekend
FCC Stained Glass
Rev. Patti Case will be preaching from Luke 11 this Sunday as we continue to explore our Vision and Mission Statements.  The sermon title:  Learn from Your Longing.  The scripture:  Luke 11:1-13.   Come hear her sermon at the 9:00 a.m traditional service and the 10:15 a.m. progressive service (One and All).  The sermon will be the third in a series, which she's named, "So You Think You Want to Get Dusty for Jesus?"  
A Gift of Music at the 9:00 a.m. service -- an oboe solo by John Schultz -- will be a very special treat!  Come to the 10:15 a.m. One and All service to worship with an outstanding band, unique prayer stations, meaningful teaching, and a complimentary light breakfast. Why not invite a friend (to either service) THIS Sunday?   
Can't attend either service Sunday?  Tune in on Facebook (go to our Facebook Page), or on our website (www.blmfcc.com) to see a live stream!  You can watch the 9:00 a.m. service and worship along with those at FCC Sunday morning!  This service is still in its testing stage, so please be patient with any glitches.  We welcome critiques and praise!  Tell your friends!    
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Please remember to bring your donation for the Home Sweet Home Mission!  This is the last Sunday we will be collecting for them (next month:  Boys & Girls Club).    Needed by Home Sweet Home 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
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.           Traditional Worship in the
10:00 a.m          Sunday School for Adults
                            (Conference Room)
10:15 a.m.         One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall)   
Prayer Concerns
TREATMENT: Forrest Kaufman, Paula Robb
AFTERCARE : William Etchison, Mary Ellen Gottselig, Kaleigh Menken
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Kopp
JIM WARREN AND FAMILY during his leave of absence
90+ BIRTHDAY: Happy birthday to Helen Joyce Barclay, who will be 98 on August 30.
CARD SHOWER: Gene Fowler          
PRAYER FOCUS: Celebrating our Vision and Mission Statements  

JIM WARREN AND FAMILY during his leave of absence

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:  Ellie Chapman
Building Lock-up:  Doug Reed
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Corin Chapman
·        9:00 Holly Rocke, Jim Underhill
·        10:15 Juan & Emily Mejia
Jr. Deacons:  Tyler Chapman, Austin Metz
Drivers:  Rich Crusius, Ryan Newton
Elders:  Scott & Valerie Fisher
Visiting Elders:  Karen & Rich Crusius
Coffee Fellowship:  Beverly Leight
Fill Candles:  Connie Rapp
Greeters:  Matt & Naomi Kosier, Marla McElroy
Info Desk: Vicki Hall 
Landscaping:  Nancy Pool, Luke Pool
Scripture:  Kathy Smalley
Sound Tech:  Dave Phillis
Time for Children:  Holly Irvin
Video Tech:  Todd Chapman
Pulpit:  Patti Case, Interim Minister
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Indicate Interest in an FCC Movie Night at the Info Desk.  If you would like to go with a group to see the movie, "Overcomer," at 7:10 p.m. this Tuesday, August 27, at Starplex Theater in Normal, indicate so on a signup sheet at the Info Desk.  Call Linda Metz at (309) 287-4478 if you have questions. The Tuesday Small Group invites you to join them.  If you don't know yet but decide at the last minute to go, please do! 
Drop Off School Supplies and Other Items for School Children. Reach Out is collecting supplies for Sheridan School and Bent School Teachers have requested a number of specific items.  Please find a detailed list of needed items at the Info Desk.  Some examples:  Ziploc gallon bags, paper towels, plastic shoeboxes, glue sticks, tissues, pens, and Playdoh.  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 until the end of August.  Contact Julie Robinson with questions.  Her email:  jerobinson21409@yahoo.com   
Pick Up a Third Thursday Food and Fellowship Schedule at the Info Desk.  The first meal will be in September! 
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. 
August 23, 2019 
In This Issue
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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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 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 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.

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!

Disciples Women's Ministries meeting September 5 at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.  Leslie Frizzell will continue with her excellent study presentation of, "Walking in Jesus' Footsteps."
Worship in the Park September 8 at 10:15 a.m. (lunch at 11:00) at Fairview Park.  More details in your bulletin and the upcoming Messenger!

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
FCC Vision and Mission Statements
Vision: To be a growing church who welcomes all, grows spiritually, and serves others.
Mission: To invite and welcome all to the Lord's Table, to strengthen our spirituality with God and one another through prayer, worship, study, and fellowship, and to serve our community with compassion.

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