Worship This Weekend
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Eastertide brings us a new sermon series, Overflowing.  Join us each week leading up to Pentecost for a new topic exploring stewardship and God's grace.  Rev. Jim Warren will be preaching this Sunday on Psalm 104:14-30.  The sermon title is "Honoring Our Past ."  All that we are and all that we have are gifts from God. The first sermon in this series will remind us that everything is gift; stewardship is multi-faceted. God's grace will overflow into our lives as we live with this realization. Jim will preach at the 9:00 traditional service and the 10:15 progressive One and All service (in Fellowship Hall). 

Continue to invite your friends for the teaching, the worship, the music (handbell choir will play at the 9:00 service!), and even the food (coffee and donut holes between services and/or a light breakfast at One and All).  Hear the Chancel Choir at the 9:00 service, with Drexler Singers who will only be with us a few more weeks this season.

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:
We did a great job collecting items last month for Home Sweet Home Mission.  Let's do a super job this month for The Boys & Girls Club.  Needed items are:  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  

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.     Discernment  

                                            Summary in

                                            Fellowship Hall 

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.   Youth Group for grades
                                   K-12 including a meal

Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:   Suzanne Summers
PRAYER FOCUS:    Intentional Prayers for Discernment
HOSPICE : Harold Goyen, Marilyn Thompson, Virginia Warren
BIRTH : Baby girl Madison born to Stacey Erickson.  Grandparents are Kim Erickson, Rick & Deb Erickson
JOYS : Happy 92nd Birthday to Alma Samuels on April 6th

SYMPATHY to family and friends of Roger Harweger on his April 5th death 

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!

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 Prospect, 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. 

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 jerobinson21409@yahoo.com .

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 3-12, joining with Kids for Christ (grades K-2).  A meal will be provided.  Group Building and Leadership Skills will be featured. Come dressed for "adventure" with comfortable clothing, tennis shoes, and a jacket so we can go outside, weather permitting. 

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 (for April we do this the second Sunday).

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!  All are welcome!

Discernment Meeting (Part 3) THIS Sunday! from 11:30 to 1:30.  RSVP NOW on website (www.blmfcc.com) or by calling office at 309 829-9327.  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 calling the church office or through Facebook or our website.

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

Congregational Meeting April 29 

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
cross.jpg God is our companion, our fellow-sufferer, who understands because God has been in our place.  In Jesus Christ, God suffers, too.

-- Jim Warren

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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