Christ Is Risen and we celebrate this Good News this Sunday, Easter Sunday! Rev. Jim Warren will be preaching on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. His sermon title is "Of
First Importance." Attend the 7:30 Sunrise or 9:00 traditional services (both in the sanctuary) or 10:15 progressive One and All service (in Fellowship Hall). Among things to celebrate,
our Pastors' Class members will be baptized
at the 9:00 a.m. service
Throughout the morning beginning at 8:00 there will be a breakfast in the Centrum -- enjoy when you wish. Fifteen minutes before the 9:00 and 10:15 services there will be flowers available for you to place on a cross as part of your worship experience. As always, the morning will be permeated with beautiful, joyful music. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity to invite a family member or friend, or two!
Gifts for Another Table:
In April we will be collecting items for the Boys & Girls Club. Needed are tall white kitchen garbage bags, 55-gallon garbage bags, toilet paper, latex gloves, bandaids, ziplock bags (sandwich, quart, and gallon), and quality ice cube trays.
All are welcome this Sunday
and each Sunday!
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Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend
7:30 a.m. Sunrise Easter Service in
8:00 a.m. Breakfast throughout the
morning in the Centrum
9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in
Worship and Wonder will
meet directly after Time for
10:15 am. Sunday School for Youth,
Children, and Adults
10:15 a.m. One and All service in
No Youth Group
CARD SHOWER: Betty Smiley
PRAYER FOCUS: The Joy of Easter
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Thompson, Virginia Warren
AFTERCARE: MaryLou Mercier, Connie Rapp
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!
Trish Logan, Corin Chapman
7:30 Scott & Valerie Fisher 10:15 James & Libby Nussbaum
9:00 Pat & Jenny Lawler, Nate & Heather Damery
Rebekah Warren, Sadie Newton
Ryan Newton, Darrell Arvik
Becky White, Marla McElroy
Naomi Koiser, Kathie Chapman
Mark & Michelle Gramley, Brian Metz, Austin Metz
Information Center Host:
Kathy Dailey Recycle: John & Debbie Schultz
Time for Children: Heather Damery
Video Tech: Austin Metz
Worship & Wonder Greeter:
Pulpit: Jim Warren - I Corinthians 15:1-11 - "Of First Importance"
Things to Do While
You Are at Church
Sign up at the Information Center to bake for the Block Party Bake Sale.
Sign up at the Information Center for the April 8 Discernment Meeting
(more info in the Upcoming section to the right).
Sign up at the Information Center for the April 17 Blood Drive
at FCC, which will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Major Hall.
Sign up at the Information Center for the May 5 Disciples Women's Luncheon.
Talk to Mike or Julie Robinson
about the Appalachian Mission Trip or an opportunity to help prepare/serve portions of a monthly meal at Abundant Life Church. You may also contact them at 309-838-4335 or
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.
Make a new friend! Greet a visitor. We are seeing more and more visitors lately and they seem to love a friendly greeting. Show folks around and help them with questions they might have. Invite them to worship and/or to share fellowship over a cup of coffee or breakfast treat. The bulletin is a great source of information for visitors, as is the Information Center. Let's be a welcoming church!
Ministry Quick Links
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In the event of inclement weather, please listen to WJBC, check our Facebook page, or go to the church website calendar of events at www.blmfcc.com for information regarding cancellations.
Children and Youth Sunday School will combine this Sunday for crafts and games. Youth Group will not meet this Sunday (Easter).
Events coming up for all grades:
- April 15 Swim Party at Four Seasons from 2:00 to 4:30
- May 20 Cookout at Maxwell Park
- July 22-28 Mission Trip to St. Louis
Regarding Youth Group: Please note that there will only be a meal at Youth Group on the first Sunday of the month.
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at
noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying II Peter. Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!
Baptism will take place this (Easter) Sunday at the 9:00 a.m. service.
Discernment Meeting (Part 3) on April 8 (NEXT Sunday!) from 11:30 to 1:30. Lunch and discussion. Lunch will be provided in Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m. followed by a brief review of
where we've been and a discussion of where we are going next. P
lease plan to attend and participate in this important dialogue.
Indicate your attendance by signing up at the Information Center, calling the church office, or through Facebook or our website.
Signups begin this Sunday for May Bake Sale benefiting Westside Block Party.
Disciples Women's Ministries
meets Thursday, April 5,
at 1:00 p.m. in the
Conference Room. Also, sign up this Sunday at the Information Center for the DWM May 5 brunch.
Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls. Opportunities to be involved in our community...
God is our companion, our fellow-sufferer, who understands because God has been in our place. In Jesus Christ, God suffers, too.
-- Jim Warren