Worship This Weekend
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The topic of this Sunday's "Listening to God" sermon is  
"Listening to God: Who is Our Neighbor?"  In Luke 10:25-37, the parable of the Good Samaritan shows us who our neighbors are and calls on us to care for them.  Gather friends and family.  Come worship at the 9:00 traditional service or the 10:15 more casual, progressive service.  Rev. Jim Warren will preach at both! 
At the 9:00 a.m. service, Debbie Schultz will play her clarinet accompanying the Chancel Choir as our Gift of Music.  The One and All band plays each week at the 10:15 service in Fellowship Hall.  You will find a light breakfast awaiting you, as well as many friendly folks to fellowship with right before the service kicks off.   
We will be collecting the Reconciliation Offering again this Sunday.  Please read about the important work done through this effort in your bulletin or The Messenger. 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Have you participated lately?  Please help support the Salvation Army 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:  Hazel Kuhn  
PRAYER FOCUS: Unity of Christians Worldwide 

OSF ST. JOSESPSH:  Patti Schultz 
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
Aftercare: Pat Bozarth, Sue Brumme, Connie Lindenbaum, Cecil Mott, J oe Violano
TREATMENT: Mary Moran, Helen Joyce Barclay, Sharon Warren
  • Mickey Armstrong and family on the October 1 death of her son, Dick Armstrong, of Ballwin, MO
  • Rev. Jim Warren and family on the October 4 death of his mother, Virginia 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, Rich & Karen Crusius
Deacons:9:00 Martin & Sue Ross
              10:15 Holly Rocke, Robyn Loftin
Jr. Deacons: Bethany Warren, Teagan Gramley
Drivers: Ryan Newton, Frank Lipscomb
Elders: Nancy Trefzger, John Hensley
Homebound Elders: Beverly Leight, Al Leight
Fellowship Host: Nancy Guither
Fill Candles: Ryan Newton
Greeters:  Brian Metz, Austin Metz, Mark & Michelle Gramley
Information Center: Nancy Trefzger        
Recycle: Hank & Linda Sur
Scripture: Tamara Shields                      
Sound Techs: Austin Metz, Brian Metz
Time for Children: Linda Lehmann              
Video Tech: James Nussbaum
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Chip Jamerson
Pulpit: Jim Warren - Luke 10:25-37
"Listening to God: Who is Our Neighbor?"
The parable of the Good Samaritan shows us who our neighbors are and calls on us to care for them.

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 the Centering Prayer Workshop or Fall Blood Drive at the Information Center:
  • Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  See The Messenger for more information.  
  • 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!
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 meet.  Youth Group will take this Sunday off. 
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 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.
Reconciliation Offering this Sunday
Wednesday Supper Club meets October 17 at 5:00 p.m. at PIZZA RANCH. 
"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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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