Worship This Weekend
The current sermon series will conclude this Sunday with Rev. Jim Warren's sermon, 20/20 Foresight.  Come to the  9:00 a.m. traditional service or the 10:15 a.m. progressive service to hear it.  The scripture is Revelation 21:1-7.   About the sermon, Jim says, "Revelation looks to the future and sees a new heaven and a new earth. This vision is filled with hope for a new world where suffering and pain are absent. What do we see when we look to the future?" 
Hear a wonderful gift of music by the Chancel Choir at the 9:00 a.m. service.  At One and All, the 10:15 a.m. progressive service, the band will be playing a new song in addition to your favorites.  Why not try this service out for a different experience?  Invite a friend for the superb sermon and a unique service including prayer stations and a complimentary continental breakfast. 
Can't attend this Sunday?  Tune in at 9:00 a.m.on our Facebook Page, or on our website ( www.blmfcc.com), to see a live stream of the traditional service!  You can watch  and worship along with folks at FCC.  Be sure to tell your friends! 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
This is the last weekend we will collect for the Regional Alternative School this time.  Let's make a strong finish!  Thank you for bringing items such as shampoo and conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, hand lotion, Chapstick, and diapers.  
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.           Traditional Worship   
                              in the Sanctuary and
                           Worship and Wonder for age
                              4 - 2nd grade in room 128 
10:15 a.m.         Fellowship Time (coffee and  
                              donut holes) in the Centrum
10:15 a.m.         Sunday School for Adults
                              in the Conference Room  
10:15 a.m.         Sunday School for Youth and
10:15 a.m.         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.
  • Rob Blessing
  • Jan Violano
  • Justin Cox
  • Gene Fowler
  • Rita Bell (in Bloomington Rehab)
  • Arthur Gregg (in McLean County Nursing Home)
  • Phyllis L. Miller (at Heritage Bloomington for rehab)
  • Leslie Frizzell
  • Richard Malone
HOSPICE: Marilyn Kopp
  •  Adam Jacobs (Army)
  • Harley Scott (Phillis' niece/Navy, VA)
  • Dave Eyman
  • Suzanne Summers
  • Susan Hinrichsen and family on the death of her
    son, Dan, January 19
  • Family and friends of Myra Komnick on her death
    January 20
  • Rita Bell will be 96 on January 27
  • Gene Fowler will be 98 on January 29
CARD SHOWER:   Dorothy Sallee 
PRAYER FOCUS:  Choose love 

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!
Acolyte: Charleigh Henneberg  
Building Lock-up:  Mike Robinson
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Michelle Kiesewetter
·          9:00 Julie Robinson, Jim Underhill
·          10:15 Julie Robinson, James Nussbaum
Jr. Deacons:  Sabrina Campos, Charlie Campos
Drivers:  Gary Thompson, Ralph Lehmann
Elders:  Mike Robinson, Marla McElroy
Visiting Elders:  Madonna Courtright, Gregg Kiesewetter
Coffee Fellowship:  Robyn Loftin, Holly Rocke
Fill Candles:  Marla McElroy
Greeters: Chaney Family, Peter Whitmer 
Info Desk:
Susan Hinrichsen 
Livestreaming Tech:  Dave Phillis
Scripture:  Holly Rocke
Sound Tech:  Brian Metz
Time for Children:  Linda Lehmann
Video Tech:  Nate Damery
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Josie Gustafson 
Pulpit:  Jim Warren, Revelation 21:1-7, 20/20 Foresight
Things to Do While
You Are at Church
Learn about Love Boxes!  See your bulletin and a poster at the Info Desk to learn how you can be involved.  The boxes are sent in February to active military and college students.  Names and addresses are needed now and can be sent to Tamara Shields at tdshields1@gmail.com, or you may call her at 309-838-0612. 
Drop off Plastic Caps and Lids.   Disciples Women's Ministries is collecting plastic caps and lids of (almost) all types in coordination with St. Luke Union Church. The caps can be donated at the FCC office counter or Info Desk.  Please remember lids must be free of any food residue and liners must be removed, as food residue and liners interfere with the recycling process. We cannot use plastic food containers, metal lids, or lids from drive-thru drink containers.  Thank you & keep them coming.
Drop Off Sweatpants for Bent School Students, who are in need of gender-neutral colored pants sized 4T-7.  A collection bin will be at the Info Desk.  
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 or in The Messenger.
Drop off your Box Tops for Education in the Disciples Women's Ministries mailbox outside the church office door.  
Greet a visitor. Greet someone another member has greeted!  Several contacts truly make a person feel welcome.  Please encourage a visitor to sign the friendship pad and include an email address.  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. 
January 24, 2020  
In This Issue

Weather Questionable?

If you suspect Sunday services or another event might be canceled due to inclement weather, see the FCC Facebook page or website, or the WJBC website.
Office Hours

The church office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  
Special Hours Next Week:
The church office hours will be limited to 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the usual lunch closing from noon to 1:00 p.m. next week, January 27 through 31.        
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
Worship & Wonder and Sunday School for Children and Youth meet this Sunday.

Mid-Winter Retreat in Danville January 25-26:  Gather tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. in the FCC parking lot to ride together if you signed up.

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!

Abundant Life Meal Sunday, January 26, at noon.  See Julie Robinson if you can help or provide food.

McLean County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for the Boys & Girls Club's presence at First Christian Church is scheduled to take place at FCC this Tuesday, January 28, at 4:30 p.m. on the top floor of the education wing. All are invited to the ceremony and to stay after for a light reception.

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
guitar_hand.jpg One and All Song Lineup

Song of Hope
Whatever You're Doing
God of My Everything
Hope of the Broken World
Rise Up
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