Worship This Weekend
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What a great time for the sermon topic, "Listening to God: A Solid Foundation," as we celebrate Heritage Sunday.  We will be recognizing those steadfast congregants who have been members of First Christian Church, Second Christian Church, Third Christian Church , Stanford Christian Church , or University Christian Church for 50 or more years This sermon will be the last in our "Listening to God" sermon series. Rev. Jim Warren will preach from the familiar and inspiring Matthew 7:24-27 passage.   Jesus tells about two houses: one built on rock and the other on sand. The former survives the storm, and the latter was destroyed. Our lives - and our church - need to be built on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ. 
Jim will preach at both the 9:00 traditional service and the 10:15 One and All service.  In the 9:00 service our gift of music will be presented by the Chancel Choir.  For the 10:15 service, the One and All Band is rehearsing some favorite tunes.  
Invite a friend to come with you Sunday!   
Around 10:00, just after the 9:00 service, we will continue to celebrate our Heritage Sunday honorees with a cake reception in the Centrum.  See you there! 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Please remember to bring an item for the Salvation Army this Sunday.  We can finish strong and help many folks who depend on this charity.  Needed items include: rice & rice dinners, pasta of any kind, pasta sauce, Hamburger Helper, dinner meals, cereal, mashed/boxed potatoes, and canned fruits and vegetables.  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.       Heritage Sunday Reception
10:00 a.m.       Sunday School for All
                            (Various locations)
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall     
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER: John & Anne Libert
PRAYER FOCUS: Heritage Sunday 

OSF ST. JOSEPH:  Art Headley
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Mary Moran 
AFTERCARE:   Richard Anderson, Patti Calvert, Neil Sallee 
TREATMENT: Helen Joyce Barclay, Sharon Warren
Faithful Stewards: I am the Church. We are the Church.
It's time to value ourselves and our brothers and sisters in Christ.  It's time for self-care as faithful stewards!
Bill Robitske, Reena Rhoda, and Pete Whitmer shared with us last week the importance of our church as family to them throughout their life's journey. Our church family has a significant impact to its many members. That unity proves to be a great part of our strength.
We are the church. It's time for self-care as a church.

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:    Jeremiah Hall
Child Care: 
·        Trish Logan
·        Heather Damery
·        9:00 Martin Ross, Ryan Newton
·        10:15 Valerie Fisher, Juan Mejia
Jr. Deacons: 
·        Austin Metz
·        Carter Kiesewetter
·        Ryan Newton
·        Rich Crusius
·        Deanne Bryant
·        Mike Robinson
Homebound Elders:  
·        Naomi Kosier
·        Becky White
Fellowship Hosts: 
·        Betty Steinlicht
·        Susan Hinrichsen
Fill Candles:  Ryan Newton
·        John & Kathy Dailey
·        Vicki Hall
Information Center:  Pam Yerkes       
Scripture:  Don Mahannah                    
Sound Tech:   Dave Phillis
Time for Children:   Holly Irvin             
Video Tech:  Todd Chapman
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Patti Jamerson
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - Matthew 7:24-27
"Listening to God: A Solid Foundation"
Jesus tells about two houses: one built on rock and the other on sand. The former survives the storm, and the latter was destroyed. Our lives - and our church - need to be built on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ.

Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Drop off your donation the Start Fresh winter clothing drive, or pick up a flyer to learn more.  A collection tote and flyers are at the Information Center.
It's Pastor Appreciation Month! Show your appreciation to pastoral staff.
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, having an extended meeting time (4:30 to 7:30 p.m.).  Please come to church with signed permission slip in hand, ready to be transported to Kim Cox's parents' home for a cookout and games.
Permission slips are available on the Ministry for Family page on our website (see link below).

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:
  • Disciples Women's Ministries November 1  1:00 in the Conference Room.
  • All Saints' Sunday November 4
  • Thanksgiving Offering November 11 and 18
  • Wednesday Supper Club November 14 at Monicals on Eldorado Rd.
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service November 18 4:30 p.m.at IWU Evelyn Chapel
  • Celebration Sunday All-Church Event November 18 at FCC 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (more info soon)

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