On her final Sunday with us as Interim Minister, Rev. Patti Case will be preaching in both services about our church priorities. Read the scripture ahead of time here:
, and come hear her sermon,
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, at the 9:00 a.m traditional service or the 10:15 a.m. progressive service (One and All). The sermon will be the final in a series, which she's named, "So You Think You Want to Get Dusty for Jesus?" Thank you, Patti, for your unending energy and passion, and for sharing your spiritual guidance and wisdom with us as we move ahead with our newly-formed Mission and Vision Statements.
At the 9:00 a.m. service our Gift of Music will be sung by Marla McElroy and John Hensley -- two talented singers who are preparing a beautiful, inspiring number. At the 10:15 a.m. One and All service we will have a talented band to keep your toes tapping while you worship with hot coffee and light breakfast in hand.
Please remember that next week at FCC there will be only a brief service in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. Worship in the Park is open to everyone (hint: invite friends and family!), and will start at 10:15 a.m. at Fairview Park in Normal. Lunch will be at 11:00 a.m. If you are able, bring a lawn chair and dish to pass. Fried chicken will be provided. Rev. Jim Warren will be preaching and we welcome him "Home!"
Can't attend either service this Sunday? Tune in on Facebook (go to our Facebook Page), or on our website (www.blmfcc.com) to see a live stream! You can watch the 9:00 a.m. service and worship along with those at FCC Sunday morning! This capability is still in its testing stage, so please be patient with any glitches. We welcome critiques and praise! Tell your friends!
Gifts for Another Table:
Please remember to bring your donation this Sunday for the Boys and Girls Club! Items needed are latex gloves (large and small), 55-gallon and kitchen trash bags, Band-Aids, toilet paper, Ziploc sandwich, quart, and gallon-sized bags, and paper towels. Thank you!
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in the
Sunday School for Adults
One and All Progressive
Service (Fellowship Hall)
CARLE HOSPITAL IN CHAMPAIGN
Forrest Kaufman, Paula Robb
: Nancy Gramley
Harold Goyen, Marilyn Kopp
JIM WARREN AND FAMILY
during his leave of absence
Happy birthday to John Trefzger, who turns 96 on September 4.
CARD SHOWER: Helen Fry
PRAYER FOCUS: Engaging our Vision and Mission Statements
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. Please make sure the office is aware of changes. Thank you!
Acolyte: George Davis
Trish Logan, Kathie Chapman
9:00 Scott & Valerie Fisher
10:15 James & Libby Nussbaum
Reed Naughton, Jaci Cox
Lois & Frank Lipscomb
Ryan Newton, Madonna Courtright
Scott Fisher, Valerie Fisher
Renae Hammitt, Sam Gustafson,
Josie Gustafson, Pete Whitmer
Time for Children:
Patti Case, Interim Minister, Luke 14:1-14
Things to Do While
You Are at Church
Sign up for a Small Group. We have five small groups that are meeting currently, and we would love for YOU to be a part of another one!! Small Groups are a great place for Bible study, discipleship, camaraderie, prayer, and community. Questions? See Holly Irvin, Becky White, Bill Robitske, or Stephanie Kiesewetter. Please sign up by September 15 so small groups can begin the week of September 23. Find the signup form in The Messenger or in this week's bulletin at church.
Drop Off School Supplies and Other Items for School Children.
Reach Out is collecting supplies for Sheridan School and Bent School. Teachers have requested a number of specific items. Please find a detailed list of needed items at the Info Desk. Some examples: Ziploc gallon bags, paper towels, plastic shoeboxes, glue sticks, tissues, pens, and Playdoh. Also, gently used tennis shoes, coats, clothes for kids
to change into in case of accidents, and new boys' and girls' underwear are needed.
Pick Up a Third Thursday Food and Fellowship Schedule at the Info Desk. It is also time to sign up for the September 19 meal, which will be at Parkview Inn at 5:00 p.m. To RSVP, note number coming on an
attendance pad in the far right column, or call the FCC office before 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17.
Volunteer to Help Around FCC. Find signup sheets at the Info Desk.
Drop off your Box Tops for Education in the Disciples Women's Ministries mailbox outside the church office door.
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 Info Desk for another warm greeting, more information, and a welcome gift!
"Check In" on Facebook while you are at church.
FCC Vision and Mission Statements
To be a growing church who welcomes all, grows spiritually, and serves others.
To invite and welcome all to the Lord's Table, to strengthen our spirituality with God and one another through prayer, worship, study, and fellowship, and to serve our community with compassion.
The church office is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the exception of Mondays, when the office closes at 3:00 p.m. instead. The office is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. daily.
The office will be closed Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.
Ministry Quick Links
Also find us on
Want to help
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 Family" 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.
Questions or problems with the meal website? Contact Kathy Smalley at 309-
824-2839 or email@example.com.
See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities.
Worship & Wonder and Sunday School for Children resumes September 15.
Youth Group begins September 22 with Back to School Food & Games for grades K-12. Meeting is 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (wear tennis shoes and clothes appropriate for sports/activities).
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at
noon on Wednesdays. Jim Warren leads the group, which studies the scripture for the upcoming Sunday. Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study. All are welcome!
Chancel Choir Potluck
to begin the new year will take place Wednesday, September 4, at Underwood Park South, at 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested in music or joining the choir is invited. Contact Holly Irvin with any questions.
Handbell and Chancel Choir
rehearsals begin at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively, on Wednesday, September 11. All are welcome.
Disciples Women's Ministries meeting
5 at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. Leslie Frizzell will continue with her excellent study presentation of, "Walking in Jesus' Footsteps."
Worship in the Park September 8 at 10:15 a.m. (lunch at 11:00) at Fairview Park. More details in your bulletin and
Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls. Opportunities to be involved in our community...