Worship This Weekend
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In the final sermon of our Stories That Matter series, this Sunday Rev. Jim Warren will teach about, "A Lukewarm Church."  Jim will preach at both the 9:00 traditional and 10:15 progressive One and All services.  About the sermon, Jim says, "The church in Laodicea is a lukewarm church and distasteful to God. What causes a church to be lukewarm? What can be done about it?"  Revelation 3:14-22 is the scripture passage.
At the 9:00 service both the Handbell Choir and the Children and Youth Choir will perform.  At 10:15,  sing along with the One and All Band.  Mitchell and Trenton are back this week, and a light breakfast and hot coffee will be awaiting you in Fellowship Hall for your enjoyment during One and All.   
Lent begins this Wednesday, March 6, with Ash Wednesday.  Please come to a meal and service in Fellowship Hall.  The meal will begin at 6:00 p.m. with soups (both chili and a vegetarian choice).  Worship starts at 6:30 p.m., and during the service ashes will be imposed.  Come hear Jim Warren's sermon, "Giving It Up and Taking It On," about which Jim says, " Psalm 51 asks God to cleanse us from our sins and create in us a clean heart. From what do each of us need to be cleansed (what do we need to give up), and what needs to be created within us (what do we need to take on)? This meditation will invite us to reflect on where we are with God as we enter this season of Lent."    
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Let's get off to a powerful start for March's recipient, Center for Hope Ministries.  Won't you bring a few of the following?  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
9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in the
                         Worship and Wonder in
                            Room 128 after Time for  
10:00 a.m         Sunday School for Adults
                            (Conference Room and
10:15 a.m.        Sunday School for  
                            Children and Youth
10:15 a.m.        One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall) 
5:00 p.m.            Youth Group for grades  
                            K-12 (Major Hall)  
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER: Jack & Jean Snyder 
PRAYER FOCUS : Prayers for our United Methodist friends 
OSF St. JOSEPH: Marilyn Kopp  
AFTERCARE: Jim Guither, Kaleigh Menken, Mary Lou Mercier, Susan Sanders  
TREATMENT: Don Gottselig, Forrest Kaufman, Sharon Warren
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
  • Mary Lou Mercier turns 91 on March 3
  • Jack Snyder turns 90 on March 8
SYMPATHY to Steve (Lori) Craig family on the death of his father Earl Craig, Jr., who died February 27
BIRTH: Clark Brecker Larson was born in New York
February 16 to Adam & Tierney Larson. John & Peg Larson
are the grandparents

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: Campbell Damery
Child Care:
  • Trish Logan
  • Corin Chapman
  • 9:00 Ted Logan, Matt Nichols
  • 10:15 Libby Nussbaum, Valerie Fisher
Jr. Deacons: --
  • Gabe Warren
  • Bryce Reed
  • Rich Crusius
  • Gary Thompson
  • Susan Cleaver
  • Becky White
Homebound Elders:
  • Gregg Kiesewetter
  • Leslie Frizzell
Coffee Fellowship: Tamara Shields
Fill Candles: Ryan Newton
Greeters: Nate & Heather Damery
Info Desk: Mary Helen Haskell
Scripture: Don Mahannah
Sound Techs:
  • Austin Metz
  • Brian Metz
Time for Children: Patty Thompson            
Video Tech: Nate Damery
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Heather Damery
Pulpit: Jim Warren - Revelation 3:14-22
"A Lukewarm Church"
The church in Laodicea is a lukewarm church and distasteful to God. What causes a church to be lukewarm? What can be done about it?

Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Bird Feeders for YOU! After worship (both services) pick up your handmade bird feeder. The Youth worked hard making these, as well as cards for our shut-ins, at last week's Youth Group gathering. See pictures of the fun in the latest issue of The Messenger.
Drop off a donation for Bent School, whose teachers and students are in need of many items. FCC is "adopting" the school through February. See the Messenger for more information.  
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. 
March 1, 2019 
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Cancellations Due to Weather

Please listen to WJBC, check our Facebook page, or go to the church website at www.blmfcc.com for information regarding cancellations.

See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
There will be Sunday School this Sunday.  At Youth Group in the evening, the gathering will include K-12th graders, and we will prepare for the March 17 Youth Sunday.  Please come if you are able!

On March 17 the Youth will celebrate Youth Sunday by going to Altitude Trampoline Park. at 5:00 p.m. (meet there). A parent will need to sign a waiver, either in advance or online at Altitude: altitudebloomington.pfestore.com
/waiver/. Cost is $10 per person (FCC will pay $5 of $15 charge for one hour).

Camp Registration is open for all 2019 camps.  See the bulletin or Messenger for information.

Note:  Youth Group meetings are from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Sundays and guests are invited.  Generally, we will no longer have meals at Youth Group.  Generally, Kids for Christ (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) will only meet on the first Sunday of the month, as per tradition.
Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays.  The group studies the scripture for the upcoming Sunday.  Next Wednesday the group will be studying Luke 6:32-38.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

  • Disciples Women's Ministries meets this Thursday, March 7, at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. See The Messenger for program details.
  • March 6 Ash Wednesday: Meal (chili and vegetarian soup) at 6:00 p.m.; Worship at 6:30 p.m.,  all in Fellowship Hall
  • March 24 Blanket Sunday
  • April 6 Spring Cleanup of FCC grounds
  • April 18 Maundy Thursday: Meal at 6:00 p.m.; Worship at 6:30 p.m., all in Fellowship
  • April 19 Good Friday Worship at Second Presbyterian Church
  • April 21 Easter

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!

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Bloomington, IL  61701
  (309) 829-9327

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