Worship This Weekend
This Sunday we are officially back in the church at 9:00 a.m. (traditional worship, complete with Chancel Choir and Drexler Singers) and 10:15 a.m.  (progressive worship, complete with band and unique prayer stations).  Rev. Jim Warren will be preaching on portions of Psalm 22 and will share with us about the time he was away from us.  His sermon title will be, "What This Summer Taught Me," and the scripture passages are Psalm 22:1-5, 22-24, 29-31.  
Our Gift of Music in the traditional 9:00 a.m. service will be an ensemble made up of choir members -- among them will be Drexler Singers.  At 10:15, the progressive service's band (One and All band) is quite talented.  If you haven't been in a while, drop by and enjoy the music and a light complimentary breakfast as you worship.   
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!  
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Please remember to bring your donation to FCC this week 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
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.           Traditional Worship in  
                            the Sanctuary and  
                          Worship & Wonder (begins
                            after Time for Children) 
10:15 a.m.         Sunday School for Adults,  
                             Youth, and Children 
10:15 a.m.         One and All Progressive
                              Worship in Fellowship Hall 
Prayer Concerns
PRAYER FOCUS: Victims of Hurricane Dorian
OSF ST. JOSEPH: Art Headley
AFTERCARE: Wannie Beard, Tom Crutchley, Dave Eyman  
TREATMENT: Forrest Kaufman, Paula Robb
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Kopp
CARD SHOWER:  Harley Scott (Navy) 

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!
Acolytes:  Kosiers
Building Lock-up:  Mike Robinson
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Abby Logan
·          9:00 Michelle Kiesewetter, Stephanie Reed
·          10:15 Peg Larson, Reena Rhoda
Jr. Deacons:  Bethany Warren, Sadie Newton
Drivers:  Rich Crusius, Ralph Lehmann
Elders:  Bill Robitske, Leslie Frizzell
Visiting Elders:  John Dailey, Jill West
Coffee Fellowship:  John & Kathy Dailey
Fill Candles:  Ryan Newton
Greeters:  Alan & Kathie Chapman
Info Desk:  Susan Hinrichsen
Scripture: Don Mahannah
Sound Techs:  Austin Metz, Brian Metz
Time for Children:  Scott Fisher
Video Tech:  Chip Jamerson
Pulpit:  Jim Warren, Psalm 22:1-5, 22-24, 29-31,
"What This Summer Taught Me"
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up for a Small Group. Small Groups are a great place for Bible study, discipleship, camaraderie, prayer, and community.  It is time to sign up for a new or existing Small Group.   Please sign up by this Sunday, September 15, so small groups can begin the week of September 23. Find the signup form in The Messenger or at the Info Desk.  Questions?  See Holly Irvin, Becky White, Bill Robitske, or Stephanie Kiesewetter.  
Support Operation Santa! The ladies of the Disciples Women's Ministries have been sewing Christmas Stockings to send to our Military.  We need help in filling these with requested items.  They would like black crew socks and 4"-7" beef jerky sticks. We will be collecting these items from September 15 to October 20.  Thank you in advance for your donations.
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. 
September 13, 2019 
In This Issue
Office Hours

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.    
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
Worship & Wonder and Sunday School for Children resume this Sunday, September 15.  Classrooms:
1st grade -- nursery
Grades 2-5 -- room 122
Grades 6-12 -- room 109

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!

Third Thursday Food and Fellowship (TTFF) begins this coming Thursday, September 19.  See Reminders to the left.

Messenger deadline September 20

Abundant Life Meal will be served (chili, vegetable soup, and hot dogs) at noon September 22.

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
FCC Vision and Mission Statements
Vision: To be a growing church who welcomes all, grows spiritually, and serves others.
Mission: 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.

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