Worship This Weekend
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Our sermon series, Overflowing, continues this Sunday with "Honoring God's Creation."  Rev. Jim Warren will be preaching at both the 9:00 traditional and 10:15 progressive service (One and All) on Genesis 1:28-31.   God created the world and everything in it.  God has made us stewards of God's creation, and we are to care for it.  God's grace will overflow into creation through us.

You will love the gift of music at the 9:00 service this Sunday, which pays tribute to God's handiwork in the creating of this world.  The One and All band has a solid lineup planned to enhance your worship experience.  In addition to an excellent sermon, outstanding music, unique prayer options, and a very welcoming atmosphere, a light breakfast will await you at 10:15 at One and All in Fellowship Hall. 

More about the Overflowing series:
This series is based on a recently published Disciples of Christ stewardship study that looks at the many dimensions of stewardship. Our General Minister and President, Teri Hord Owens, introduces Overflowing with these words, " God's grace simply and abundantly overflows into our lives and hearts, particularly as we celebrate the great gift of Jesus' love this Easter season."

food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Items brought to church during April will be given to The Boys & Girls Club.  If you have not participated yet, please do, so that we can help this group.  The following items are needed:  tall white kitchen garbage bags, 55 gallon garbage bags, toilet paper, latex gloves, band aids, zip lock bags, and quality ice cube trays.
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Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                        Worship and Wonder will  
                              meet directly after Time
                              for Children
10:15 am.        Sunday School for Youth,  
                              Children, and Adults
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall  
2:00 to 4:30 p.m.   Youth Group for grades
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:   Barbara Thatcher
PRAYER FOCUS:  Celebrate the goodness
of God's creation


HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Thompson, Virginia Warren


AWAITING TESTS/SURGERY: Sharron Wright, Rita Hensley


OTHER: Luke Pool (Fire Academy for City of Bloomington Fire Department/Glenview, IL)

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:  --         
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Rich & Karen Crusius
Deacons:  9:00 Todd & Corin Chapman 10:15 Pat & Jenny Lawler
Jr. Deacons:  Gabe Warren, Averie Kiesewetter
Drivers:  Rich Crusius, Frank Lipscomb
Elders:  David Bradbury, Brenda Phillis (9:00)/Art Taylor (10:15)
Homebound Elders:  Chip & Patti Jamerson
Fellowship Host:  Julie Robinson       
Fill Candles:  Ryan Newton
Greeters:  John & Kathy Dailey, Nate & Heather Damery
Information Center:  Cindy Rousey      
Recycle:  John & Debbie Schultz
Scripture:  Patty Thompson             
Time for Children:  Linda Lehmann
Sound Tech:  Brian Metz                                
Video Tech:  Chip Jamerson
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Kim Cox
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - Genesis 1:28-31 "Honoring God's Creation."  God created the world and everything in it.  God has made us stewards of God's creation, and we are to care for it.  God's grace will overflow into creation through us.

Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up to bake for the May 12 Block Party Bake Sale.  Guidelines and signup at the Information Center.

Sign up for the April 18 Wednesday Supper Club. 
which meets at 5:30 p.m. at Monicals Pizza on El Dorado, just south of Red Lobster.  Note number
attending on Sunday Attendance Pad or phone FCC office (829-9327) before 4:15 p.m, Monday, April 16.

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. 

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!   

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Inclement Weather
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 meet this Sunday. 

Youth Group will meet for grades K-12 for a Swim Party at Four Seasons from 2:00 to 4:30. 

Events coming up for all grades:
  • 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 I John.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!  All are welcome!

Blood Drive April 17 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Abundant Life Meal :  We will serve a meal on April 22, around 1:00 p.m. If you are interested in helping by donating for cost of the meal, serving, or providing a dish, please contact Julie Robinson at
or 309-838-4335. 

Lend a Hand Saturday, April 28,
from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Mission Mart Warehouse - 1700 W. Washington, Bloomington.  See details in Sunday's bulletin.
Congregational Meeting
April 29:  We will elect officers and ministry stewards.

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13.  We will not only be honoring our Mothers but also honoring our children and our future. In addition to submitting pictures of mothers to be used in worship, please submit pictures of the children in your life (daughters, sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, etc.) to be used in the Centrum that morning to share with our church family. Pictures can be sent to the church office electronically or delivered by hand to be scanned. The deadline to submit pictures is May 6. 
watering-can-child.jpg We need
to treat ourselves and each other as the precious and invaluable children of God that we are.  

-- Jim Warren

401 W. Jefferson St.
Bloomington, IL  61701
  (309) 829-9327

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