Worship This Weekend
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This Sunday, Rev. Jim Warren's sermon, "Listening to God: Conflict and Unity," will focus on Matthew 18:15-22.  It is the latest in our "Listening to God" sermon series. This Bible passage is about conflict and forgiveness in the church. How are we to treat those with whom we disagree? What does it mean to have a "united" church?
Jim will preach at both the 9:00 traditional service and the 10:15 One and All service.  Invite a friend!  In the 9:00 service we will be treated to two gifts of music (the Handbell Choir will be playing and the Chancel Choir will sing!).  
The outstanding One and All band plays each week at the 10:15 service in Fellowship Hall.  Invite a friend to join you this Sunday for meaningful worship and a complimentary breakfast.  
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Please remember to bring an item for the Salvation Army this Sunday and throughout October.  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.       Sunday School for All
                            (Various locations)
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall     
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER: Bill LaBounty 
PRAYER FOCUS: Register and celebrate your right to vote 

HOSPICE: Harold Goyen 
AFTERCARE: Robert Goodall
TREATMENT: Mary Moran, Helen Joyce Barclay, Sharon Warren
SYMPATHY to:  the family and friends of Erma McDaniel on her October 16 death; Bettie Schultz and the family and friends of Harry Schultz on his October 18 death; to Gene Murray and the family and friends of Lois Murray on her October 19 death  
Faithful Stewards: I am the Church. We are the Church.
It's time to decide how we are going to contribute to God's works in the coming year.
This past Sunday the Lawler Family came forward to tell us about their journey to First Christian. Pat and Jenny both explained how they love that we are a welcoming church family made up of many philosophies and backgrounds. The diversity of our church members holds great appeal to them as they raise their sons, Caden and Emerson.
We are the church. It's time for you to decide how you are going to contribute to God's works through our congregation. Help FCC be a beacon of love and openness in our community.

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: Campbell Damery
Child Care: 
·        Trish Logan
·        Abby Logan
·        9:00 Martin & Sue Ross
·        10:15 Ted Logan, Michelle Kiesewetter 
Jr. Deacons: 
·        Carson Damery
·        Addy Reed
·        Frank Lipscomb
·        Ryan Newton
·        Naomi Kosier
·        Becky White
Homebound Elders:  
·        David Bradbury
·        Tamara Shields
Fellowship Hosts:
·        Robyn Loftin
·        Holly Rocke
Fill Candles:  Ryan Newton
·        Nate & Heather Damery
·        John & Kathy Dailey
Information Center:  Sharron Wright         
Scripture:  Emily Mejia                     
Sound Tech:   Dave Phillis
Time for Children:   Scott Fisher              
Video Tech:  Nate Damery
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  
Ryan Newton
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - Matthew 18:15-22
"Listening to God: Conflict and Unity"
This passage is about conflict and forgiveness in the church. How are we to treat those with whom we disagree?  What does it mean to have a "united" church?
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Drop off your donation for the Operation Santa effort led by the Disciples Women's Ministries at the Information Center.

Sign up for the October 23 Fall Blood Drive:

The drive is in Major Hall from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.  The American Red Cross is in great need of donors.  Sign up at the Information Center or by calling the church office!


Learn about the Start Fresh winter clothing drive by picking up a flyer at the Information Center, or drop off your donation.
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 meet in Major Hall and will be for 3rd through 12th graders.

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 Groups.  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!
A New Adult Sunday School Class continues this Sunday,
meeting in room 129 after the 9:00 a.m. service. Come gather for topical studies and studies about books of the Bible. You will experience various study formats including DVDs and books.
Regional Assembly is this weekend, October 19-20, at the Chateau in Bloomington.  Make plans to worship at the assembly one or both of those days (7:30 p.m. tonight and/or 2:15 p.m. tomorrow).    
Mark Your Calendar:
  • Heritage Sunday October 28
  • All Saints' Sunday November 4
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service November 18 4:30 p.m.at IWU Evelyn Chapel
  • 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
  (309) 829-9327

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