Worship This Weekend
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We are happy to welcome guest preacher, Rev. Jim Turner, Jr., to First Christian Church this Sunday.  Rev. Jim Warren will take a break from preaching on the first Sunday of each month through September.
Jim Turner's sermon, You Are Not Alone On The Journey, is inspired by Exodus 13:17-22 and Romans 12:9-15.  Come hear him preach at the 9:00 a.m. traditional service or the 10:15 a.m. progressive service.   
Our gift of music at the 9:00 a.m. service will be presented by Maddie Chapman, on piano!  At the 10:15 a.m. progressive service the One and All band will not disappoint.  Come to Fellowship Hall for that service and enjoy a light, complimentary breakfast as you worship.   
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
This month we collect for the faithful Ministry and More food pantry. Please bring rice and rice dinners, potato dinners, pasta of any kind, pasta sauce, Hamburger Helper, dinner meals, cereal, mashed/boxed potatoes, and canned fruits and vegetables. Thank you!
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend

10:00 a.m.         Celebration of Life service
                           for Eloise Fitzsimmons
                           Campbell in the Sanctuary
                           (note correct time)

9:00 a.m.          Traditional Worship in the
10:00 a.m         Sunday School for Adults
                            (Conference Room)
10:15 a.m.        One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall)  

Prayer Concerns
CARD SHOWER: Art & Peggy Gregg  
PRAYER FOCUS : Vacation Bible School
ADVOCATE BROMENN: Jim Fry, Bob Corbett
OSF ST. JOSEPH: Cecil Mott
TREATMENT: Don Gottselig, Forrest Kaufman, Paula Robb
AFTERCARE: Art Headley, Kaleigh Menken, Mary Lou Mills, Brenda Phillis
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Sharon Warren  
SYMPATHY TO: Gwen Pruyne and family on the May 20 death of her husband and former interim minister at FCC, Jim Pruyne 

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 Lockup: John Dailey
Child Care: Kathie Chapman  
9:00 Ryan Newton, Kathy Dailey     
10:15 Pat & Jenny Lawler  
Jr. Deacons: Bethany Warren, Tyler Chapman, Maddie Chapman  
Drivers: Ryan Crusius, Gary Thompson  
Visiting Elders: Nancy Trefzger, John Hensley  
Coffee Fellowship: Pam Yerkes, Vicki Hall   
Elders: David Bradbury, Tamara Shields   
Fill Candles: Kathie Chapman  
Greeters: Renae Hammitt, Sam Gustafson, Josie Gustafson, Martha Hunter  
Info Desk: Pam Yerkes  
Landscaping: Kathy Dailey
Scripture:  Camille Taylor 
Sound Tech: Dave Phillis  
Time for Children:  Heather Damery 
Video Tech: James Nussbaum 
Visiting Elders: Nancy Trefzger, John Hensley             
Pulpit: Jim Turner, Jr.  
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Drop Off School Supplies and Other Items. No Block Party this year, but Reach Out will be collecting supplies for Bent School.  Please consider purchasing school supplies and bringing them to the tote by the Info Desk. Also, gently used tennis shoes, coats, clothes for kids to change into in case of accidents, and new boys' and girls' underwear are needed.
Learn about Recycling/Trash Guidelines.  Watch the pre-worship and Centrum slides in the coming weeks. Also, find the guidelines attached to or posted near the prominent recycling bins throughout the building. Please be sure you are using the appropriate bins when disposing of items. Thank you!
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 and more information.

"Check In" on Facebook while you are at church. 
May 31, 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. 
Sunday School for Children and Youth, and Youth Groups, are on break for the summer.

Worship and Wonder has stopped meeting regularly for the school year. Watch for more information about summer sessions once per month.

VBS is June 2-6.  Time to register to participate or volunteer!  See info below.
Camp Registration is open for all 2019 camps.  See the bulletin or Messenger for information.

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  The group will be studying Acts 2:1-21 this Wednesday.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

VBS June 2-6 at St. Luke Union Church.  This year every participant will get a VBS t-shirt and CD!  See the FCC Facebook page for a link to sign up to participate.

June 2:  Jim Turner will guest preach.  Pentecost Offering will be collected.
June 6:  Disciples Women's Ministries meets at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.
June 9:  Pentecost -- Pentecost Offering will be collected Wear red if you wish to symbolize the "fire" of the Holy Spirit.
June 16:  Father's Day -- photos needed!
June 23:  Silver & Gold Sunday -- photos needed!

General Assembly July 20-24 in Des Moines, IA. See your bulletin for more information and to register.

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!

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