Worship This Weekend
This Sunday we will be blessed with the return of our pastor, Rev. Jim Warren, AND we get to celebrate with him by gathering for outdoor worship complete with food and fellowship!
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!" 
The scripture passage:  Luke 15:20-24 
In the case of rain, please check your email for confirmation of a "rainy day plan."  The plan is to meet at FCC at 10:15 a.m. for worship, and then have an indoor picnic in Fellowship Hall.  Drop off your food at the Fellowship Hall kitchen before worship if you wish. 
At FCC there will be a brief service in the sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Please remember to bring your donation to FCC this month 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.           Brief Traditional Worship in  
                            the Sanctuary  
             (Worship in the Park is off-site,    
       starting at 10:15 a.m. at Fairview Park
                  on Main Street in Normal) 
Prayer Concerns
ADVOCATE BROMENN: Wannie Beard, Mary Ellen Gottselig,Forrest Kaufman
TREATMENT: Forrest Kaufman, Paula Robb
AFTERCARE: Sherry Blessing, Jaci Cox, Tom Crutchley, Nancy Gramley, Leonard Maupin    
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Kopp  
CURSILLO: Bob Trefzger is on the Men's Team this weekend. Pray for Bob and the weekend candidates.
PRAYER FOCUS:  Welcome Home! 

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!
Building Lock-up:  Joe Bandy
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Karen Crusius
·          9:00 Chip & Patti Jamerson
·          10:15 Kathy Dailey, Peg Larson, Doug Reed
Jr. Deacons:  Clark Kosier, Teagan Gramley
Drivers:  Ryan Newton, Gary Thompson
Elders:  Deanne Bryant, John Dailey
Visiting Elders:  Deanne Bryant, Ryan Newton
Coffee Fellowship:  Worship in the Park
Fill Candles:  Ryan Newton
Greeters:  Nate & Heather Damery, Martha Hunter
Info Desk:
Scripture:  Art Taylor
9:00 a.m. Sound Tech:  Brian Metz
Time for Children:  Matt Chapman
Video Tech:  Nate Damery
Pulpit:  Jim Warren, Luke 15:20-24, "Welcome Home" 
Things to Do While
You Are at Church
(If you attend the 9:00 a.m. service)

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 at the Worship in the Park service this Sunday.  
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 6, 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 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!

Handbell and Chancel Choir rehearsals begin at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively, on Wednesday, September 11. All are welcome.

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