Worship This Weekend
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This Sunday, Rev. Jim Warren will preach at both the 9:00 traditional and the 10:15 progressive One and All service.  Come learn about, "Listening to Others and the Holy Spirit," and Psalm 46The Psalmist says, "Be still, and know that I am God." How can we be still before God and listen for God's voice? 
Our gift of music will be presented by the Chancel Choir at the 9:00 a.m. service.  At 10:15, the One and all band will be playing upbeat, meaningful music as we worship in Fellowship Hall.  Invite a friend to join you for this relaxing, welcoming service complete with excellent teaching, prayer stations, a light breakfast, and friendly folks.   
It is Promotion Sunday, so at the 9:00 service third graders will receive Bibles from First Christian Church to encourage their learning about their faith, and our preschoolers, children, and youth will all begin Sunday School.  They should meet their teachers after the 9:00 service in the sanctuary. You may pick up your child at 11:15 in his or her
classroom (see your bulletin for room numbers). 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Non-perishable food items brought to church this month will be given to Center for Hope Food Pantry. 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.
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     
5:00 p.m.          Youth Group for Grades
                               3-12 in Fellowship Hall
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Myra Komnick  
PRAYER FOCUS:  A meaningful Sunday 
School year for all  

HOSPICE : Harold Goyen, Virginia Warren
AFTERCARE :   Sherry Blessing-Varner, Mary Smart
TREATMENT: Mary Moran, Helen Joyce Barclay, Sharon Warren

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, Corin Chapman
Deacons:  9:00 Martin & Sue Ross
                 10:15 Valerie Fisher, Michelle Kiesewetter
Jr. Deacons: Mason Janvrin, Logan Janvrin
Drivers:  Gary Thompson, Frank Lipscomb
Elders: Sue Bandy, Joe Bandy
Homebound Elders: Sue Bandy, Joe Bandy
Fellowship Host: Julie Robinson
Fill Candles:  Connie Rapp
Greeters: Pete Whitmer
Information Center: Susan Hinrichsen        
Scripture: Holly Rocke                       
Sound Tech: Dave Phillis
Time for Children: Abby Logan              
Video Tech:  Todd Chapman
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Heather Damery
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - Psalm 46
"Listening to God: Listening to Others and the Holy Spirit" - The Psalmist says, "Be still, and know that I am God." How can we be still before God and listen for God's voice?
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Find out more about the Operation Santa effort led by the Disciples Women's Ministries by visiting the easel at the Information Center or visiting with Jan Dyer about what is needed.

Pick up your copies of two reports, First Christian Church - Trustee-Held Property, Accounts, Debts and First Christian Church Endowment Fund, presented to the Official Board on September 17, at the Information Center. 

Encourage a friend to write his or her email address on an attendance pad if he or she isn't currently getting emailed newsletters.  There is a new attractive and handy electronic version of The Messenger that your friends might like.

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. 
It is Promotion Sunday, so Sunday School resumes.  Youth Group (grades 3-12) will meet in Fellowship Hall from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.     
Generally, we will no longer have meals at Youth Groups.  Kids for Christ (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) will only meet on the first Sunday of the month, as per tradition. Meetings are from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and guests are invited.  
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying Titus.  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.
Reconciliation Offering September 30 and October 7
Regional Assembly is October 19-20. Register now!  See the bulletin insert, our Facebook page, and www.cciwdisciples.org
for more information. Registration deadline is October 5.
Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  See upcoming Messenger for more information.  Sign up now at the Information Center. 
Fall Blood Drive October 23 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.   The American Red Cross is in great need of donors. Mark your calendar and sign up soon at the Information Center.

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