Worship This Weekend
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In our Fall Sermon series, beginning this Sunday, Rev. Jim Warren's sermons will follow the current Prayer Group topics with the theme, "Listening to God."   
This Sunday we will explore Deuteronomy 8:1-2.  "Listening to God:   
Wandering in the Wilderness" is the sermon title. God led the Israelites for forty years in the wilderness. Sometimes we feel like we're wandering in our own wildernesses. Where is God when we're wandering in what seems like wilderness?
We will be blessed again with a gift of music by the Chancel Choir, including Drexler Singers, at the 9:00 a.m. traditional service.  Our band at the 10:15 progressive One and All service in Fellowship Hall will be on a break this Sunday, but we will have familiar music on lyric videos that will inspire our worship.  Bring a friend and enjoy breakfast together during the service!
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
We did a great job in August.  Let's do it again in September!  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 Adults
                            (Conference Room and
                             Room 129)
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall     
3:00 p.m          Funeral for Dave Dungan,
                               with visitation beginning
                               at 2:00 p.m.  Meal will
                               follow funeral. 
5:00 p.m.          Youth Group for Grades
                               3-12 in Major Hall
                               (includes a meal) 
Prayer Concerns

Card Shower: Harold Goyen, Chris Kavanaugh, Harley Scott 
Prayer Focus :  All those affected by Hurricane Florence  

Advocate Bromenn : Mary Smart

Hospice: Harold Goyen, Virginia Warren

Awaiting Tests/Surgery : Sherry Blessing-Varner, Sharon Warren

Aftercare : Betty Beer , Sue Brumme, Marcia Christensen, Mary Helen Haskell, Duff Knudsen, Peggy O'Neal, Hunter Trefzger


Treatment: Mary Moran, Helen Joyce Barclay  


Cursillo: Juan Mejia went through the men's Cursillo renewal weekend, and Jim Underhill and Bob Trefzger served on the Team.

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!
Acolytes:  Bethany Warren, Lydia Warren
Child Care: Trish Logan, Jenny Henneberg
Deacons: 9:00 Chip & Patti Jamerson, 10:15 Chip & Patti Jamerson
Jr. Deacons :Bryce Reed, Brennon Reed
Drivers: Ralph Lehmann, Ryan Newton
Elders: Art Taylor, Camille Taylor
Homebound Elders: John Dailey, Susan Cleaver
Fellowship Host: Bill Robitske
Fill Candles: Connie Rapp
Greeters: May Jackson, Rick Erickson, Shirley Wotherspoon
Information Center: Nancy Pool        
Scripture: Bob Trefzger                      
Sound Tech: James Nussbaum
Time for Children: Camille Taylor              
Video Tech: Nate Damery
Worship & Wonder Greeter:Karen Crusius
Pulpit: Jim Warren - Deuteronomy 8:1-2
"Listening to God: Wandering in the Wilderness"- God led the Israelites for forty years in the wilderness. Sometimes we feel like we're wandering in our own wildernesses. Where is God when we're wandering in what seems like wilderness?
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up to attend this Wednesday's  Wednesday Supper Club by indicating how many are attending on an attendance pad.  The September 19, 5:00 p.m., meal will be at Cracker Barrel.   You may also call the church office at 829-9327 by 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 17 to RSVP.

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.

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.  Our Check-Ins continue to increase.  Keep up the great work!
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
Children and Youth Sunday School classes are on Summer break!   Youth Groups will start back up on September 16, and Children and Youth Sunday School will start on Promotion Sunday, September 23.   
"Back to School Food & Games@FCC." For Youth Group this Sunday, we WILL have a meal and games to kick off the season.  Grades 3-12, please meet in Major Hall at 5:00 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 II Timothy.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!
A New Adult Sunday School Class will start 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.

Promotion Sunday is now September 23 . That will be the f irst day of Sunday School for Children & Youth.  If you are interested in being part of a teaching team for pre-school and children's Sunday School, please let Holly Irvin know at hirvin@blmfcc.org.  
Reconciliation Offering September 30 and October 7

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