Worship This Weekend
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Our final installation of our "Overflowing" series will be presented this Sunday by Rev. Jim Warren.  The sermon is called, "Honoring the Future," and will focus on the scripture passage II Corinthians 5:16-20.  About the topic, Jim says, "God has entrusted the future to us, and we are stewards of what will be.  As we care for those who will come after us, God's grace overflows into the lives of our children and children's children. Come to the 9:00 traditional or 10:15 progressive service (One and All) to hear the sermon.   
A men's ensemble will present a gift of music at the 9:00 service, and we will honor women for Mother's Day with a slideshow of photos you have submitted!  Come to the 10:15 One and All progressive service to see the slideshow, as well, and to worship along with our band while enjoying a delightful spread of breakfast foods.  One and All happens in Fellowship Hall every Sunday! 

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:
The food pantries are always most appreciative of receiving these items.  Needed this month for St. Vincent de Paul are: canned fruits & vegetables, cereal, soup, crackers, cookies, Hamburger Helper, and instant mashed potatoes.
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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 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall  
NoYouth Group
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:    Joe and Jan Violano
PRAYER FOCUS:   Women who supported and nurtured us

: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Thompson, Virginia Warren

: Sharron Wright

: Helen Joyce Barclay, Jim Fry

. JOSEPH: Betty Beer

: Carol Kline

to Dave Dungan and family on the April 14th death of his brother, Harold Dungan

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:  Ellie Chapman, Maddie Chapman  
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Naomi Kosier
Deacons:   9:00 Todd & Corin Chapman 10:15 John & Kathy Dailey
Jr. Deacons:  Austin Metz, Seth Newton
Drivers:  Ryan Newton, Darrell Arvik
Elders:   Joe & Sue Bandy
Homebound Elders:  John Hensley, Susan Cleaver
Fellowship Host:  Pam Yerkes        
Fill Candles:  Kathie Chapman
Greeters:  Shirley Wotherspoon, Rick Erickson, May Jackson
Information Center:  Sharron Wright
Scripture:   Art Taylor                                
Time for Children:  Scott Fisher
Sound Tech:   Brian Metz                                   
Video Tech:  Nate Damery
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Chip Jamerson
Pulpit:   Jim Warren - II Corinthians 5:16-20  "Overflowing:  Honoring the Future."  God has entrusted the future to us, and we are stewards of what will be.  As we care for those who will come after us, God's grace overflows into the lives of our children and children's children.
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up at the Information Center to be a VBS volunteer.  You may also talk to Holly Irvin if you are interested in the opportunity.

Support the 2018 Block Party 4 School Kits
by signing up and getting details at the Information Center.  Also support the block party by picking up a flyer for and participating in the Monicals Fundraiser for the Block Party Monday, May 14, and/or by purchasing a Block Party T-shirt at the Information Center.
If you are interested in attending the Wednesday Supper Club on May 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Vicki Hall's home, please note the number attending on an attendance pad, or contact the FCC office before noon, Monday, May 14.  See your bulletin or The Messenger for 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.  

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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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Camp and VBS schedules.

Children and Youth Sunday School will not meet this Sunday, nor will Youth Group.

Events coming up for all grades:
  • May 20 Cookout at Maxwell Park
  • July 22-28 Mission Trip to St. Louis
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Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying II John.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!  All are welcome!

Today, Friday, May 11, until  12:45 p.m. is the day/time to bring your
goodies to FCC that you signed up to make for the Block Party Bake Sale.  Bake sale takes place during the Farmer's Market in Bloomington tomorrow. 
Graduates will be honored Sunday, May 20.  Please send pictures to the church office electronically or deliver by hand to be scanned by May 13.
Wear Red for Pentecost
Sunday, May 20.

Vacation Bible School will be held June 3 through 7 (Sunday through Thursday) from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., with supper at 5:30.
Mark your calendars!! This program is for children ages 3 through 5th grade. The theme this year is Shipwrecked -- Rescued by Jesus. This year it will be held at First Christian Church and we will be joined by Centennial Christian Church and St. Luke's Union Church.  Sign up here (to volunteer or for your child to participate):  Appalachian Mission Trip June 24-29. See Messenger and bulletins for details.

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
wire-bound-pad.jpg The list of God's gifts to us is limitless; our calling to be faithful and generous stewards is endless. 

Jim Warren in
The Messenger

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