Worship This Weekend
This Sunday we have an important congregational meeting at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary, and your vote is needed!  Stay after the 9:00 a.m. service or come before the 10:15 a.m. service for a brief review of the church budget and a vote.   
Rev. Jim Warren will preach at both the 9:00 a.m. traditional service, and at the 10:15 a.m. progressive service.  The scripture is Isaiah 1:16-19 and the sermon title is 20/20 Hindsight.  This is the first in a 3-part sermon series called, 20/20 Sight
The Chancel Choir will provide a gift of music at the 9:00 a.m. service, and our One and All Band will be playing familiar favorites at the later service.  After you vote at the congregational meeting we will get started in Fellowship Hall and you can enjoy a light breakfast as we worship. 
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:
We continue in our collection of items for our January recipient, the Regional Alternative School.  Thank you for your generous donations!  Needed items include 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 
10:00 a.m.          Congregational Meeting
                              in the Sanctuary 
10:15 a.m.         Fellowship Time (coffee and  
                              donut holes) in the Centrum
10:15 a.m.         Sunday School for Adults
                              (Conference Room)
10:15 a.m.         Progressive Worship in  
                              Fellowship Hall  
5:00 p.m.            Youth Group Grades K-12 
Prayer Concerns
Reminder: Please let the church office know if you know of someone who needs a call or is in the hospital.
  • Justin Cox
  • Richard Malone 
AFTERCARE:   Rita Bell
  • Harold Goyen
  • Marilyn Kopp  
  • Adam Jacobs (Army)
  • Harley Scott (Phillis' niece/Navy, VA)
Peggy Penn
PRAYER FOCUS:  United Methodists
SYMPATHY TO:  Leslie (Jim) Frizzell and family on the January 5 death of her cousin, Kim Troyer  

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:  Chip Jamerson
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Naomi Kosier
·          9:00 Michelle Kiesewetter, Carrie Chapman
·          10:15 Kathy Dailey, Libby Nussbaum
Jr. Deacons:  Abby Logan, Drew Logan
Drivers:  Rich Crusius, Ryan Newton
Elders:  Bill Robitske, Leslie Frizzell
Visiting Elders:  Jill West, John Dailey
Coffee Fellowship:  Rita Fisher
Fill Candles:  Marla McElroy
Greeters: --
Info Desk:  Vicki Hall
Livestreaming Tech:  Dave Phillis
Scripture:  Art Taylor
Sound Tech:  Dave Phillis
Time for Children:  Camille Taylor
Video Tech:  Austin Metz
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Josie Gustafson
Pulpit:  Jim Warren, Isaiah 1:16-19, 20/20 Hindsight
Things to Do While
You Are at Church
Sign up for Third Thursday Food and Fellowship. The group will gather January 16 at 12:30 p.m. at Famous Dave's.  To RSVP, note number attending on Sunday attendance pad far right column or phone the FCC office before 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 14.  In case of inclement weather, be sure the office has your current email and/or mobile number for text.
Sign up to help at the January 19 Abundant Life in Christ meal.  Help and food items are needed.  See the Info Desk and Julie Robinson for information. 
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.  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.
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. 
January 10, 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 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, Sunday School for Children, and Youth Group resume this Sunday. 

Youth Group will be at 5:00 p.m. this Sunday, January 12, and is for grades K-12.

Upcoming Events include a Lock-in on January 18 and Mid-Winter Retreat January 25-26.  See your bulletin for details.

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! 

This Sunday,   January 12, Congregational Meeting after the 9:00 service to approve the church budget

January 16 Third Thursday Food and Fellowship at 12:30 p.m. at Famous Dave's.  See RSVP instructions in the Reminders block.

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

Old Church Choir
Lord, I Need You
House Divided
The Church
You Are Good
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