Worship This Weekend
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This Sunday, Jeremiah 29:11-14a is our scripture passage to go along with Rev. Jim Warren's sermon, "Listening to God: Visioning," the latest installment of our "Listening to God" sermon series. God wants the best for us and desires that we have "a future with hope." This passage encourages us to search for God and seek God with all our heart. How can we do that?
Come worship at the 9:00 traditional service or the 10:15 One and All service.  Jim will preach at both.  
At the 9:00 a.m. service, our gift of music will be presented by the talented Chancel Choir.  The One and All band plays each week at the 10:15 service in Fellowship Hall.  Come for worship and prayer, some toe-tapping music, and a complimentary breakfast.  
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Please help support the Salvation Army, a great community member, by bringing donations often 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: Richard and Marilyn Kuster
PRAYER FOCUS: All those affected by coastal storms 

HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
AFTERCARE: Bob Corbett, Andie Henneberg
TREATMENT: Mary Moran, Helen Joyce Barclay, Sharon Warren
Faithful Stewards: I am the Church. We are the Church.
It's that time of the year when we pledge to invest in our church family.
This past Sunday we listened to retired, long-time members Patty and Donny Engel tell us their history story of how First Christian Church has impacted their lives in so many ways over the past 40+ years.
We are the church. It's time for you to decide how you are going to invest in our family over the coming year to keep it healthy and strong, so it can continue to serve our brothers and sisters.

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!
·        Josie Jamerson
·        Lucy Jamerson
Child Care: 
·        Trish Logan
·        Abby Logan
·        9:00 Justin & Kim Cox
·        10:15 Holly Rocke, Robyn Loftin
Jr. Deacons: 
·        Abby Logan
·        Drew Logan
·        Rich Crusius
·        Ralph Lehmann
·        David Bradbury
·        Tamara Shields
Homebound Elders:  
·        Nancy Trefzger
·        John Hensley
Fellowship Host:  Pam Yerkes
Fill Candles:  Ryan Newton
·        Doug & Stephanie Reed
·        Justin & Kim Cox
Information Center:  Pete Whitmer        
Scripture:  Heather Damery                      
Sound Tech:   James Nussbaum
Time for Children:   Matt Chapman              
Video Tech:  Chip Jamerson
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Naomi Kosier
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - Jeremiah 29:11-14a "Listening to God: Visioning"
God wants the best for us and desires that we have "a future with hope." This passage encourages us to search for God and seek God with all our heart. How can we do that?
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.  Or, drop off your donation!

Sign up for Wednesday Supper Club or Fall Blood Drive:
  • Wednesday Supper Club meets October 17 at 5:00 at Pizza Ranch.  Indicate on an attendance pad how many are attending, or call the church office by 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 15, to RSVP. 
  • Fall Blood Drive October 23 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.  The American Red Cross is in great need of donors.  Sign up soon at the Information Center or by calling the church office!
Learn about the upcoming Start Fresh winter clothing drive by picking up a flyer at the Information Center. 
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 and will include KFC.  All Kindergarten through 12th graders are invited. We will make prayer journals.
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.
Wednesday Supper Club meets October 17 at 5:00 p.m. at PIZZA RANCH. See Reminders block to the left for details on RSVPing. 
"A Sacred Space" Gathering at ISU October 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The gathering will be a spirituality forum hosted by the Prairie Pride Coalition.  More details in the bulletin.  
Regional Assembly is 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. Friday and/or 2:15 p.m. Saturday).  Read your bulletin Sunday for more details. 

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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