Worship This Weekend
This Sunday, Rev. Jim Warren will continue the current sermon series at both the 9:00 a.m. traditional service and the 10:15 a.m. progressive service.  The scripture is Isaiah 49:1-7 and the sermon title is 20/20 Sight.    
The Chancel Choir will provide an upbeat gift of music at the 9:00 a.m. service, and our also-talented One and All Band will provide outstanding current Christian music at the service by the same name, at 10:15 a.m.  Gather in Fellowship Hall and enjoy a light breakfast as we worship.  Why not bring a friend this Sunday?  The smiles will be many and the coffee will be hot! 
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:
Our January recipient, the Regional Alternative School, is a great community member and relies on our generous donations.  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   
4:00 p.m.           Teens in Christ for grades  
                              8-12 in the Conference  
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
  • Phyllis L. Miller
  • Jan Violano
  • Rita Bell
  • Leslie Frizzell
  • Justin Cox
  • Richard Malone 
HOSPICE:  Marilyn Kopp 
  • Adam Jacobs (Army)
  • Harley Scott (Phillis' niece/Navy, VA)
  Neil Sallee 
PRAYER FOCUS:  Natural disasters around the world 
SYMPATHY TO:   Friends and family of Harold Goyen, who died Sunday, January 12 

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: Jeremiah Hall
  Building Lock-up: Joe Bandy
Child Care: Trish Logan, Stephanie Reed
Deacons: 9:00 Scott & Valerie Fisher
              10:15 Drew & Jenny Henneberg
Elders:  Mike Robinson, Gregg Kiesewetter  
Jr. Deacons: Clark Kosier, Addy Reed     
Drivers: Gary Thompson, Ralph Lehmann
Visiting Elders: Bill Robitske, Leslie Frizzell
Coffee Fellowship: Nancy Guither
Fill Candles: Marla McElroy
Greeters: Vicki Hall, Metz Family
Info Desk: Martha Hunter     
Scripture Reader:  Bob Trefzger
Time for Children:  Patty Thompson 
Livestreaming Tech: Dave Phillis              
Sound Tech: James Nussbaum       
Video Tech: James Nussbaum
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Vicki Hall         
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. 
Sign up to help at the January 26 Abundant Life in Christ meal.  Note new date!  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 17, 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.       
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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. 

Teens-in-Christ will meet at 4:00 p.m. this Sunday, January 19, in the FCC Conference Room, and is for grades 8-12.

Lock-in for those who signed up is 9:00 tonight through tomorrow morning at 7:00. 

Mid-Winter Retreat in Danville January 25-26:  Gather next Saturday 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.

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

Holy Moment
The Wound is Where the Light Gets In
All the People Said Amen
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.
Did You Know?
Growing Spiritually  
Week of the Laity is January 19-25. From its beginnings, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has been one based on the view that every baptized Christian is a minister in their own way.  We are each called to share the Good News, and we are each given our own tools to do so.  And we are not alone, for even Christ himself calls us friends in this mission (John 15:15). Disciples Home Missions recognizes this annually with a Week of the Laity.  This week, take a few minutes to reflect on how our friendship with Christ can aid us in our mission in our communities, in the world, and within ourselves.  To help, Disciples Home Missions have put out a Bible study and sermon,"You Got a Friend in Me," looking into this topic through the words of John 15:10-17 and James 2:14-26.  

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  To contact Jenifer Petri about Church Communications, email her at Info@blmfcc.org or call 309 533-4912