Worship This Weekend
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Once again, this Sunday we will have a guest preacher as Rev. Jim Warren takes some time away.   Dr. Lloyd Hulit will be preaching on, "The Limits of Forgiveness," referencing the familiar passage Matthew 18:21-35

Lloyd and his family have strong spiritual and personal ties to First Christian, having previously been members for over 30 years.  Lloyd will preach at both services. 

The Gift of Music for this Sunday is, "Faithfulness," by Joel Raney, sung by a Ladies' Ensemble ( Beverly Leight, Marla McElroy, Holly Irvin, Linda Lehmann, and Debbie Schultz) at the 9:00 traditional service.  The One and All band will be ready to rock at the 10:15 One and All progressive service, so grab a coffee and plate of breakfast treats as you worship and sing along (in Fellowship Hall). 
A message about Gifts for Another Table:
During the month of August, our gifts will be given to The Boys & Girls Club.  Suggestions of needed items are:  tall white kitchen garbage bags, 55-gallon garbage bags, toilet paper, latex gloves, band aids of all sizes, ziplock bags (sandwich, quart, gallon), and quality ice cube trays.         
                                                                - Pete Whitmer
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Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in

10:15 a.m.       Sunday School for Adults
                             (Sunshine Class)

10:15 a.m.       One and All Progressive
in Fellowship Hall   
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  John and Myrna Cable

PRAYER FOCUS:  For the community we hope to minister to through the Block Party




HOSPICE: Darlene Bethel, Roger Harweger, Virginia Warren


AFTERCARE: Sherry Blessing


NURSING HOMES: Marilyn Thompson, Bloomington Rehab


BIRTH: Leah Marie, granddaughter of Joe & Sue Bandy was born August 1


JOY: Happy 91st Birthday to Myrna Cable on August 8


SYMPATHY to family and friends of Lee Brummet, who died July 24. He was brother-in-law of Jane Brummet and uncle of Kathy (Chuck) Smalley and Connie (Bob) Trefzger


SYMPATHY t o Jim (Margie) Griffith on the August 3 death of his mother, Nola Griffith    
  Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Bring a donation for, or sign up to volunteer at, the annual Block Party Items needed include cakes, cookies, school supplies, and money to cover school kits and miscellaneous expensesschool_supplies_tool.jpgVolunteers are needed for various roles at the event.  Sign up or donate at the Information Center.  Also, WE NEED HELP!   Wednesday in Major Hall at 4:00 p.m. we have 200 school kits to put together.  Please come help if you are able. Thank you! 

Bring your Box Tops for Education for Bent School. 
Place them in the Disciples Women's Ministries mailbox near the office and they will be taken to the school by May Jackson.  Thank you!
Check In on Facebook while you are at church (top right button on Facebook app news feed).  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.  Show folks around and help them with questions they might have -- you might even invite them to Faith, Fellowship, and Flip Flops, which will be a super way to break the ice!  There is no need for visitors to bring a side dish.  The bulletin is a great source of information for visitors, as is the Information Center.  Let's be a welcoming church!    

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:  Bekah Warren, Gabriel Warren
Child Care:  Logan family
Deacons:   9:00 Stacey Erickson, Vicki Hall
10:15 Ryan Newton, Libby Nussbaum
Jr. Deacons:  Austin Metz, Aleea Cleaver
Driver:  Ralph Lehmann
Elders: Sue & Joe Bandy
Homebound Elders: Susan Cleaver, John Hensley
Fellowship Host:  Brenda Phillis
Fill Candles:  Becky White
Greeters:  Doug & Stephanie Reed, Justin & Kim Cox
Information Center Host:  Kathy Dailey
Recycle:   Given Harper
Scripture:   Patty Thompson
Sound Tech:   Brian Metz
Time for Children:  Heather Damery
Video Tech:  Austin Metz
Pulpit:   Lloyd Hulit, Ph D -- Matthew 18:21-35 "The Limits of Forgiveness"

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Youth News

Youth Groups and Sunday School are on break for the summer.

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  The group is studying the New Testament letters of the Apostle Paul.    Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!  Class meets August 9, 16, and 23 to study Philippians.  A great opportunity to learn about the first Christian communities!
Annual Block Party will take place on August 12 from 9:00 a.m. until noon at FCC.

Mark Your Calendars:
  • Blessing of the Backpacks August 13.  Bring backpacks to church!
  • Worship in the Park at 10:00 a.m. on September 10 at Fairview Park Pavilion:
    Bring a dish to share. Fried chicken, paper products, and water will be provided.
    PLAN TO STAY AND PLAY SOFTBALL OR BEANBAG TOSS!!! FUN FOR EVERYONE. Sign up at the Info Center. Come join the fun!
  • Promotion Sunday September 17
  • Heritage Sunday October 22
Where to Park??

Please remember to park, if you are able, in
the Pantagraph lot or in our parking lot catty-corner from the church to the northwest.  This will leave available the north church parking lot for visitors and those who need to park close. 

Thank you!


Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
We need to pray for our church, its leaders, and one another as we seek God's will for our future together.
-- Rev. Jim Warren
   (in The Messenger) 

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Bloomington, IL  61701
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