Worship This Weekend
  
Rev. Jim Warren's sermon this Sunday will discuss the parables in  Luke 15:1-10, and will be called, "Where Is the Lost One?"  About the sermon, he says, "These parables tell about frantic searches for a lost sheep and a lost coin. Who are the lost around us, and where do we need to look to find them?"  Come hear him preach at the 9:00 traditional service or at the 10:15 progressive One and All service.   
 
The chancel choir is preparing another meaningful and  beautiful Gift of Music for the traditional 9:00 a.m. service.  Come hear the amazing One and All Band at the 10:15 service, where you can enjoy coffee and an array of pastries in Fellowship Hall as you do.   
 
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!  Be sure to tell your friends!  
 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
We have just one Sunday left in September (THIS ONE!), so let's make a strong finish.  Especially if you haven't yet, 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
Sunday:   
 
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
 
Reminder: Please let the church office know if you know of someone who needs a call or is in the hospital.
 
PRAYER FOCUS:    Climate Crisis 
 
CARD SHOWER Duke & Marilyn Kopp  
 
ADVOCATE BROMENN:  Betty Metz 
 
OSF ST. JOSEPH :
  • Art Headley
  • Hal Jennings
AFTERCARE:  
  • Wannie Beard
  • Rob Blessing
  • Sherry Blessing
  • Max Chapman
  • William Etchison
  • Dave Eyman
  • Mary Ellen Gottselig
  • Nancy Gramley
  • Dennis Huber
  • Myra Komnick
  • Leonard Maupin
  • Eddie Robinson
  • Mary Smart
  • James Wills
AWAITING TESTS/SURGERY: Richard Malone 
 
TREATMENT: Paula Robb 
 
HOSPICE   
  • Harold Goyen ·       
  • Marilyn Kopp
MILITARY :
  • Adam Jacobs (Army)
  • Harley Scott (Phillis' niece/Navy)
SYMPATHY:
  • Family and friends of Mickey Drexler, who died September 25
  • Shelley Hunt and Dave Eyman on the death of her brother

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: Ellie Chapman
Building Lock-up:  Doug Reed
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Heather Damery
Deacons:
· 9:00 Chip & Patti Jamerson
· 10:15 Peg Larson, Kathy Dailey 
Jr. Deacons:  Sabrina Campos, Carson Damery
Drivers:  Gary Thompson, Frank Lipscomb
Elders:  Mike Robinson, Marla McElroy
Visiting Elders:  Gregg Kiesewetter, Madonna Courtright
Coffee Fellowship:  Rita Fisher
Fill Candles:  Ryan Newton
Greeters:  Mark & Michelle Gramley, Rita Fisher
Info Desk:  Nancy Pool
Scripture:  Camille Taylor
Sound Tech:  James Nussbaum
Time for Children:
Camille Taylor 
Video Tech:  James Nussbaum
Livestreaming Tech:  Dave Phillis 
Worship Leader:  Marla McElroy
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Naomi Kosier  
Pulpit:  Jim Warren, Luke 15:1-10, "Where Is the Lost One?"
Reminders
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Bring a Donation of Laundry Detergent for the Regional Alternative School.  They have made a special request, and Reach Out will deliver what we can collect for RAS, our neighbors to the south.  You may leave your detergent donation at the Info Desk.  Thank you!  
 
Sign up for a Small Group. Small Groups are a great place for Bible study, discipleship, camaraderie, prayer, and community.  See Holly Irvin, Becky White, Bill Robitske, or Stephanie Kiesewetter.   
 
Sit Toward the Front at the 9:00 a.m. Service.  Please move up a few rows or move from the back area to the front area so that the viewers on our livestreaming broadcast can see that we have good attendance!  Let's show them how excited we are to be at FCC and maybe they will join us!  
 
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.
   
Sign up to Participate in Bed Blitz, a community driven project sponsored by the WBRP Tool Library and Youth Build McLean County. The Bed Blitz program is a one-day event (October 12) where volunteers come together to assemble bed frames for local children who are 4-18 years old in low income families. Through the Bed Blitz, local youth will receive a "bed set" that includes: twin bed frame, mattress, handmade quilt, pillow, sheets, teddy bear, laundry detergent, and books! What a fun opportunity for a Small Group, family, or anyone who loves to be creative and do a day-project! Talk to Julie Robinson or Holly Irvin, or go to the Info Desk to sign up. Note the deadline to sign up is September 29. We have 18 spots open for the 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. youth's slot. The slot for adults is from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m.
 
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.  
 
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 27, 2019 
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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 meet this Sunday.  Sunday School Classrooms:
1st grade -- nursery
Grades 2-5 -- room 122
Grades 6-12 -- room 109

Youth Group Bonfire October 20 for grades K-12.  Sign up by October 13 by letting Holly Irvin know!
 
Upcoming
 
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!

Today!  At 4:45 p.m. at Sunnyside Park, the Boys & Girls Club plan to take a big group photo to include over 250 of their staff, kids, families, neighbors, community partners, board of directors, community advisory council and supporters! They would love to have you join them for this special project. Please feel free to invite family, friends, colleagues, team, etc. A group is planning to leave from FCC at 4:15, carpooling there to save parking spaces near the park.

Reconciliation Offering will be received this  and next Sunday. The money collected supports the pro-reconciliation/anti-racism work of the Church.

Disciples Women's Ministries October Meeting Thursday, October 4, at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.  See The Messenger for details.
 

2019 Stewardship Campaign begins next Sunday, August 6. Find more information in The Messenger.
 

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