• Sunday Traditional Worship 9:00 a.m. (with Worship and Wonder for children on the first Sunday of the month during the summer)
  • One and All Worship 10:15 a.m.
  • Sunday School for Adults 10:00 a.m.
June 5, 2019
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.
June :
  • June 9 Pentecost
  • June 16 Father's Day
  • June 23 Silver & Gold Sunday
Guest Preachers have begun joining us on the first Sunday of each month through September so Jim Warren can have a break occasionally throughout the summer. This is one way we can support the Warren family. Please continue to keep them in prayer and watch for other opportunities to help them. We are thankful for the generosity of the following guest preachers:
  • June 2: Jim Turner (Thank you, Jim, for joining us last Sunday!)
  • July 7: Herb Knudsen
  • August 4: Herb Knudsen
  • September 1: Ed Taylor
Pentecost Offering will be collected June 9 to help our new church movement continue to take root! Each year, half of this offering stays in the local Region where it’s collected to start and uphold new churches.
Father's Day is June 16. We will honor all fathers with a slideshow. Please submit your photos by emailing them to Jen at info@blmfcc.org or by dropping them off at the church office for scanning (if you need a new or different photo). Deadline for submitting photos is June 8.

Silver & Gold Sunday is June 23. We will honor those who have been married 25 or 50 or more years and will do so in part with a slideshow. If you are being honored for the first time and/or we do not have your photo, please send it to Jen at info@blmfcc.org or drop it by the church office for scanning by June 17.
Mary & Martha Benefit
June 22 and 23
to Help the Warren Family
Looking for a way to support the Warrens? There will be a Mary & Martha Open House (sponsored by friends of the Warren family) in the Conference Room on Saturday, June 22, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Products will also be on display Sunday, June 23, before and after each service.) Linda Metz, FCC member & executive consultant for Mary & Martha, will donate her earnings from this event to the Warren family. You are encouraged to bring friends. Light refreshments will be served.
What is Mary & Martha? Beautiful, high quality, faith inspired products for your home and family. Mary & Martha is committed to offering products that help you welcome, serve, & connect. (Think Pottery Barn meets Jesus.) The products make great shower, wedding, and baby gifts. Check out the website at: mymaryandmartha.com/lindametz .

If you have questions you may contact Linda at 309-287-4478. 
General Assembly will take place July 20-24 in Des Moines, IA. Disciples of Christ of all ages will gather from all over for the assembly with an “Abide in Me” theme, based on John 15:1-5. Terri Hord Owens, General Minister and President, describes the gathering in this way, “We will hear about exciting mission from MissionFest stories and general ministries working on our behalf. We will be gifted with the opportunity to learn with workshops ranging from elder training to administrative ministry and training for both lay and clergy leaders. We will come together at tables – the Lord’s Table in worship, luncheons with friends and dinners to learn about ministries of the Church. Most of all, we will be in the presence of other Disciples, sharing life, love, and passion for mission together.” 
Des Moines is a very family-oriented town, with many fun activities and attractions. Why not make General Assembly a part of your summer travel? Learn more at www.ga.disciples.org .
Disciples Women's Ministries

Saving those Box Tops for Education?  Please do! There is a Disciples Women’s Ministries mailbox just outside the office door where you can leave them. Donate your Box Tops and we can make a big impact on a local school. Thank you!
June Meeting   Leslie Frizzell will begin a new study at the Thursday, June 6, 1:00 p.m. meeting in the Conference Room.
Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
“My Soul finds rest in God alone.” Psalm 62:1
Centering Prayer is a simple method of quiet prayer to help you deepen your relationship with God. Rooted in scripture and ancient Christian insights, Centering Prayer invites us to open our minds and hearts to God as we consent to God’s presence and action within us. During the workshop you will have an opportunity to both learn and practice Centering Prayer.
St. Patrick Church of Merna, 1001 N. Towanda Barnes Road, Bloomington
Rooms 7-8
Saturday, June 22, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
To Register
Text or call Anne Colloton 309-830-3231 or e-mail aco lloto@gmail.com
Refreshments available. Good will offering accepted.
We’ll also schedule follow-up sessions to support you as you begin your practice.
Thank You Please find thank you notes on the Centrum bulletin board from:
  • Salvation Army (donations of food)
  • Church World Service (donations for blankets)
  • IWU students (building use)
  • Cindy Rousey, Don & Mary Ellen Gottselig, Alma Samuels, Bob & Gail Corbett, Mickey Armstrong (plant from DWM)
  • Art & Camille Taylor (rose for new grandson)
Recycling/Trash Guidelines can be found on the pre-worship and Centrum slides on Sunday mornings. Also, the guidelines are 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!
Summer Blood Drive Due to overwhelming need, a special summer blood drive is being planned for Friday, July 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mark your calendar and watch for information in your bulletin on when to sign up at the Info Desk.  -- Wholistic Health Council
Reach Out
Gifts for Another Table In June we collect for the faithful Ministry and More food pantry. Please donate as often as you can the following items:   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!

The Abundant Life Church Meal will be served on the third Sunday of each month. To help, please sign up at the Info Desk or contact Julie Robinson at jerobinson21409@yahoo.com
No Block Party this year, but Reach Out is collecting supplies for Bent School.   While you are out and about, 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

Visitor Welcome Gifts  The Reach Out ministry has put together visitor gift packages to make visitors to FCC feel more welcome. If you see a visitor, after greeting them, make sure they pick up a gift at the Info Desk.

The King’s Carpenters are taking a group to Clarksdale, MS, June 17-22 to do some additional work. Mike and Julie Robinson are leaving on June 12 to begin purchase of materials. Donations are still needed for the trip for food, gas, and other materials. Please consider what God may want you to do. Prayers for safety and well-being are always appreciated.
Spiritual Growth
Brown Bag Bible Bunch  Jim Warren leads this weekly study group on Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. The topic is the scripture for the upcoming Sunday. Pack a lunch and join us!

Small Groups meet throughout the week. Check the Calendar of Events (under the Events tab) on the website for days and times. If interested, contact Bill Robitske or Patty Thompson.
Children and Youth
Sunday School and Youth Groups are on break for the summer.
Worship and Wonder will meet on the first Sunday of each month this summer.
Activity Bags will be available throughout the summer for children who attend the 9:00 a.m. service. Find them in the Narthex in a basket. After your child enjoys the activities, please return the bag and unused contents to the basket in the Narthex. 
Camp Registration is open for all remaining 2019 camps.   Visit cciwdisciples.org/camp-program/ to access and complete the online registration form. Instructions and other important information are also available on the website.

Please be in prayer regularly for our 2019 Summer Campers:
CYF – June 9-15
Averie Kiesewetter
Abby Logan
Chi-Rho -- July 7-13
Carter Kiesewetter
Carson Damery
Tyler Chapman
Jaci Cox
Bethany Warren
Lydia Warren
Rebekah Warren
JYF – July 14-20
Calen Kiesewetter
Corryne Bohlmann

Congratulations, Grads! 
Please offer your congratulations to the following, who earned a diploma or degree during the past school year:
  • Travis Auer – Illinois State University
  • Cassidy Fisher – Illinois State University
  • Andrew Gray – Normal Community West
  • Seth Newton – Normal Community High School
  • Matthew West – Illinois State University
FCC Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers are needed to help in several ways around FCC. Find signup sheets at the Info Desk.  
Info Desk Update   The change in Messenger frequency necessitates getting info out sooner.  So, we will be creating the next Info Desk schedule the middle of June. The more volunteers we have the less frequently someone has to serve at the desk. As the schedule is now, serving is usually about once a year, sometimes twice, out of the entire year. Plus, others are very willing to trade if the need arises.
This is a joyful part of Sundays: greeting those coming in, especially talking with ‘first timers’ about FCC. Yes, you have to be at the desk about 20 minutes before and after the first service. The speakers in the centrum allow for you to hear the service and the Junior Deacons stop by with communion. 

Please consider joining a wonderful group of members serving at the Info Desk. Both men and women are welcome to serve in this way. If you have questions, ask Mary Helen Haskell. To be a volunteer at the Info Desk, please tell Maggie in the FCC Office by June 14.
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. Thank you!
  • Go to the web site: www.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 
The Messenger is a Monthly Newsletter?   On a trial basis, and as a cost-saving endeavor, The Messenger will now be mailed on the first Wednesday of each month. The trial will last through the summer. We will do our best to include comprehensive information in each issue, and you will find updates, breaking news, and weekend worship news in the bulletins and Friday Emails, as well as on Facebook and our website. 
Serving Schedule
Serving Schedules are included in each Messenger and in the Friday Email (sent via email to all who have subscribed) two days before worship services. These are to help you as a final reminder of your duties. Ministry areas send initial serving calendars or schedules for each area of duty, and we hope you have already marked your calendar.  When you find it necessary to find a substitute, please try to trade with someone else and don’t forget to tell the church office at 309-829-9327 or office@blmfcc.org as soon as you can.  Knowing who is actually serving is important to the staff and leadership for various reasons. Thank you for your help!

Sunday, June 9

Acolyte:  Khloe Nussbaum
Building Lock-up:  Doug Reed
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Rich & Karen Crusius
·          9:00 Carrie Chapman, Stephanie Reed
·          10:15 Carrie Chapman, Juan Mejia
Jr. Deacons:  Mason Janvrin, Logan Janvrin
Drivers:  Ryan Newton, Gary Thompson
Elders:  Naomi Kosier, Becky White
Visiting Elders:  David Bradbury, Tamara Shields
Coffee Fellowship:  Betty Steinlicht, Susan Hinrichsen
Fill Candles:  Kathie Chapman
Greeters:  Nate & Heather Damery, Pete Whitmer
Info Desk:  Kathy Dailey
Landscaping:  Kathy Dailey
Scripture:  Tamara Shields
Sound Tech:  James Nussbaum
Time for Children:  Camille Taylor
Video Tech:  Austin Metz
Pulpit:  Jim Warren – Acts 2:1-21
“Filled with the Holy Spirit”
Today we celebrate God’s gift of the Holy Spirit, who is not ours to keep but is ours to share.

Sunday, June 23

Acolyte: --
Building Lock-up:  Joe Bandy
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Kim Cox
·          9:00 James & Libby Nussbaum
·          10:15 James & Libby Nussbaum
Jr. Deacons:  Gabe Warren, Clark Kosier
Drivers:  Ryan Newton, Gary Thompson
Elders:  Gregg Kiesewetter, Deanne Bryant
Visiting Elders:  Deanne Bryant, Mike Robinson
Coffee Fellowship:  Silver & Gold Reception
Fill Candles:  Kathie Chapman
Greeters:  Vicki Hall, Wannie Beard
Info Desk:  Susan Chaney
Landscaping:  Kathy Dailey
Scripture:  Emily Mejia
Sound Tech:  Brian Metz
Time for Children:  Abby Logan
Video Tech:  Chip Jamerson
Pulpit:  Jim Warren

Sunday, June 16

Acolyte:  Khloe Nussbaum
Building Lock-up:  Chip Jamerson
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Abby Logan
·          9:00 James & Libby Nussbaum
·          10:15 James & Libby Nussbaum
Jr. Deacons:  Reed Naughton, Jaci Cox
Drivers:  Rich Crusius, Ralph Lehmann
Elders:  Leslie Frizzell, Becky White
Visiting Elders:  Naomi Kosier, Becky White
Coffee Fellowship:  Bill Chaney, Tom Chaney
Fill Candles:  Kathie Chapman
Greeters:  Brian Metz, Austin Metz
Info Desk:  Pat Bozarth
Landscaping:  Kathy Dailey
Scripture:  Heather Damery
Sound Techs:  Brian, Paige, and Austin Metz  
Time for Children:  Linda Lehmann
Video Tech:  Todd Chapman
Pulpit:  Jim Warren – I Samuel 9:1-2
Sunday, June 30

Acolyte: --
Building Lock-up:  Mike Robinson
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Heather Damery
·          9:00 Ryan Newton, Stephanie Reed
·          10:15 Michelle Kiesewetter, Juan Mejia
Jr. Deacons:  Brennon Reed, Bryce Reed
Drivers:  Gary Thompson, Frank Lipscomb
Elders:  Susan Cleaver, John Dailey
Visiting Elders:  Gregg Kiesewetter, Leslie Frizzell
Coffee Fellowship:  Tamara Shields
Fill Candles:  Kathie Chapman
Greeters:  Mark & Michelle Gramley, Rita Fisher
Info Desk:  Karen Crusius
Landscaping:  Kathy Dailey
Scripture:  Don Mahannah
Sound Tech:  Dave Phillis
Time for Children:  Matt Chapman
Video Tech:  James Nussbaum
Pulpit:  Jim Warren
Sunday, July 7 (roles known at date of pubication)

Acolyte:  George Davis
Building Lock-up:  Bill Robitske
Child Care:  Trish Logan, --
·          9:00 --
·          10:15 --
Jr. Deacons:  Austin Metz, Sadie Newton
Drivers:  --
Elders:  John Dailey, Jill West
Visiting Elders:  Deanne Bryant, Ryan Newton
Coffee Fellowship:  --
Fill Candles:  Becky White
Greeter:  Rick Erickson
Info Desk:  Mary Helen Haskell
Landscaping:  Kim Rott
Scripture:  Nate Damery
Sound Tech:  James Nussbaum
Time for Children:  --
Video Tech:  --
Pulpit:  Herb Knudsen
Contact Us
Senior Pastor:   James Warren

Minister Emeritus:   John Trefzger

Dir. Music, Dir. Music & Youth
Ministries: Holly Irvin

Organ/Piano: Lou Ann Fillingham

One and All Music Coordinator:
Bill West

Communications Coordinator:
       Jenifer Petri

Office Receptionist: Maggie Burton

Financial Secretary:
Deborah Stumm

Child Care Coordinator: Trish Logan

Worship and Wonder Storyteller:
Susan Sanders
Witness of the Faithful
  • 5/5/19: 159, 41
  • 5/12/19:  161, 40
  • 5/19/19:  131, 45
  • 5/26/19:  125, 30
  • 6/2/19: 160, 31

Offering:  $ 63,062.81    
Prayer Concerns

Advocate BroMenn: Bob Corbett
  • Jim Fry
  • Art Headley
  • Kim Janvrin
  • Brenda Phillis
  • Mary Smart
  • Don Gottselig
  • Forrest Kaufman
  • Paula Robb
  • Harold Goyen
  • Sharon Warren
Assisted Living:  
  • Mickey Armstrong (Luther Oaks)
  • Niola Daily (Westminster)
  • Mary Lou Mercier (Home)
  • Glenn & Betty Metz (Villas of Holly Brook)
  • Neil & Dorothy Sallee (Westminster)
  • Alma Samuels (Taylors’ home) 
  • Suzanne Summers (Evergreen Village)
Nursing Homes:    
  • Alden Valley Ridge, Bloomingdale – Hazel Kuhn
  • Heritage, Blm. – Merle Murray
  • Heritage, El Paso – Sonna West 
  • Heritage, Normal – Harold Goyen
  • Liberty, Clinton – Corena Meyer
  • Martin Health – Myrna Cable, Marlyn Mahannah, Neil Sallee, Barbara Thatcher
  • McLean County -- Marilyn Kopp
  • Adam Jacobs (Army)
  • Harley Scott (Phillis niece/Navy, VA)

Birth:  Lyla Eve Bandy was born May 5 to Brad & Amanda Bandy. Grandparents are Joe & Sue Bandy.
Congratulations to: Kristen Mahannah and Thaddeus Goldner on their wedding May 18
Sympathy to:  Gwen Pruyne and family on the May 20 death of her husband and former interim minister at FCC, Jim Pruyne
Sympathy to:  Jim and Faith Russell and family on the June 1 death of his father in Eureka
Front of Church
Office Phone 309 829-9327 Fax 309 829-2865
Address 401 W. Jefferson St. Bloomington, IL 61701
Website www.blmfcc.com
Hours Of fice hours have changed. The office is open Mondays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. , and Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.  The office closes for lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m. every day. The best times to contact the church office are while Maggie is here, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
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