Worship This Weekend
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Rev. Jim Warren's sermon this Sunday, entitled, "Sharing the Gift," is about the gospel story in Mark 5:18-20.  About it, Jim says, " Jesus has healed a man possessed by many demons. This man now wants to join Jesus, but Jesus tells him to stay home. He stays behind and tells everyone what Jesus did for him. Jesus had given him a great gift in healing him, and the man shares that gift with those around him. So are we to share generously God's gifts to us."  Jim will preach at both the 9:00 traditional service and the 10:15 One and All progressive service.   
At the 9:00 service, not only will our Chancel Choir sing, but the Children and Youth Choir will present a very special gift of music.  At the One and All service, the band will play some of our favorites.    Haven't been to One and All in a while?  It's a great way to welcome someone to FCC, as it offers a very casual worship and fellowship atmosphere, as well as a complimentary light breakfast.
We collect the Thanksgiving Offering this Sunday.
Did you sign up for Celebration Sunday event and meal that begins at 11:30 this Sunday?  Please remember to come, but if know you can't, give the church office a call today to let us know.  Thank you!  
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Please don't forget the Regional Alternative School.  Needed items include: shampoo and conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, hand lotion, Chapstick, and diapers.  Thank you! 
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                         Worship and Wonder in
                            Room 128 after Time for  
10:00 a.m.       Sunday School for All
                            Ages (Various locations)
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall   
11:30 a.m.        Celebration Sunday in  
                              Major Hall 
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:   Mary Lou Mercier  
PRAYER FOCUS:   An end to the fires in California and provision for the victims
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen    
TREATMENT: Sharon Warren
Sympathy to:
  • Family and friends of Mary Moran on her death November 9
  • Family and friends of Marilyn Thompson on her death November 10

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!
Acolyte:  Ellie Chapman
Child Care: 
·        Trish Logan
·        Michelle Kiesewetter
·        9:00 Holly Rocke, Robyn Loftin
·        10:15 Brian Metz, Juan Mejia
Jr. Deacons: 
·        Averie Kiesewetter
·        Reed Naughton
·        Rich Crusius
·        Frank Lipscomb
·        Joe Bandy
·        Sue Bandy
Homebound Elders:  
·        John Hensley
·        Nancy Trefzger
Fellowship Host: Nancy Pool
Fill Candles:  Marla McElroy
·        Shirley Wotherspoon
·        Rick Erickson
·        May Jackson
Information Center:  Pat Bozarth       
Scripture:  Todd Chapman                  
Sound Tech:  Dave Phillis  
Time for Children:  Camille Taylor            
Video Tech:  James Nussbaum
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Heather Damery
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - Mark 5:18-20
 "Sharing the Gift" - Thanksgiving Sunday
Jesus has healed a man possessed by many demons. This man now wants to join Jesus, but Jesus tells him to stay home. He stays behind and tells everyone what Jesus did for him. Jesus had given him a great gift in healing him, and the man shares that gift with those around him. So are we to share generously God's gifts to us.

Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Drop off your financial pledge for 2019 in the offering basket.  If you can't be at church Sunday, please mail it to the office.

Sign up for upcoming events:
  • Wednesday Supper Club THIS Wednesday, November 14 at Monicals on Eldorado Rd.  Indicate number attending on an attendance pad or let the office know (829-9327) by Monday, November 12, at 2:00 p.m.  Please note we are meeting the 2nd Wednesday instead of the 3rd due to Thanksgiving.
  • D W M CHRISTMAS SOCIAL December 6 at Westminster Village .   Arrive 11:45-11:55 a.m.; meal served at 12:00 noon.   Cost $10.00 (pay on arrival).    Space is limited to 40 participants and carpooling is encouraged.  Please sign up at the Information Center by December 2.
Drop off your donation for the Start Fresh winter clothing drive, or pick up a flyer to learn more.  A collection tote and flyers are at the Information Center.
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 Information Center for another warm greeting and 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.
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
Sunday School classes will meet this Sunday.   
Youth Group will be on break this Sunday and the next.
In December there will be Christmas-themed Youth Group meetings:
  • December 2   Caroling and dinner for grades K-12
  • December 9   A scavenger hunt and Christmas party for grades K-12
Note:  Youth Group meetings are from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and guests are invited.  Generally, we will no longer have meals at Youth Group.  Generally, Kids for Christ (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) will only meet on the first Sunday of the month, as per tradition.
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays (on break this coming Wednesday).  The group is studying Hebrews.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!
Mark Your Calendar:
  • Advent Decorating November 25 at 10:15in the sanctuary
  • Abundant Life Meal November 25.  See Julie Robinson to help serve in this worthy ministry.
  • Disciples Women's Ministries Christmas Social December 6.  See information in "Reminders" section to the left.
  • Annual Tasting Party December 9 at 10:00 a.m.  Details to follow.

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
Want to help the Warrens
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" 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.
Thank you!
The Church Office will be closed
Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. 
May you have a blessed holiday weekend!

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

  To contact Jenifer Petri about Church Communications, email her at Info@blmfcc.org or call 309 533-4912