Worship This Weekend

Come this Sunday morning to either the 9:00 traditional service or 10:15 progressive service to hear Rev. Jim Warren preach.  This will be the last installment of the February sermon series, "First Followers," which looks at the calling of Jesus' first disciples. We're exploring what these individuals did when they encountered Jesus, and what we can learn from them. 
This week, Jesus invites Matthew to follow him, and Matthew does. However, Matthew is a tax collector, and that upsets the Pharisees. If Jesus can welcome a sinner like Matthew, he can welcome us.  The sermon title:  Calling Sinners.  The scripture:  Matthew 9:9-13

The Chancel Choir will bless us with a gift of music at the 9:00 a.m. traditional service.   At the 10:15 a.m. One and All service, our band will not disappoint. 

Instead of enjoying a light breakfast at the One and All service this Sunday, the whole church (and friends) can enjoy a delicious brunch just after One and All.  Breakfast casseroles, fruit, and muffins will be served!  All of this will happen in Fellowship Hall. 

The Week of Compassion offering will be accepted this Sunday.  L enten Devotionals are available and can be picked up from the table outside the sanctuary or from the table outside Fellowship Hall. 

Don't forget that this coming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  We will have a meal at 6:00 p.m. and a service (including distribution of ashes) at 6:30 p.m.  All of this will happen in Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome!

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:
Keep those donations coming for the Home Sweet Home Mission.  Needs at the mission include:  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 for your donations! 
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     
10:15 a.m          Mission Trip Meeting in the
                              Founders' Room
11:15 a.m.          All-Church Brunch  
                               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.
ADVOCATE BROMENN:  Mickey Armstrong


AFTERCARE: David Bradbury


HOSPICE: Marilyn Kopp
  • Adam Jacobs (Army)
  • Harley Scott (Phillis' niece/Navy, VA)
  • Gene Fowler
  • Betty Smiley
  • Merle Murray
HAPPY 90+ BIRTHDAY: Liz Rott turned 92 on February 12
CARD SHOWER:  Betty Smiley

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: Chip Jamerson
Child Care: Trish Logan, Janet Frizzell
9:00 John & Kathy Dailey 
10:15 Pat & Jenny Lawler
Jr. Deacons: Bryce Reed, Brennon Reed
Drivers:  Rich Crusius, Ralph Lehmann
Elders: Rich & Karen Crusius
Visiting Elders:  Rich & Karen Crusius
Coffee Fellowship: Ron & Nancy Gramley
Fill Candles:  Ryan Newton
Greeters: John & Kathy Dailey, Reed family
Info Desk: Nancy Trefzger
Livestreaming Tech: Dave Phillis, Ryan Newton
Scripture: Emily Mejia
Sound Tech: Brian Metz
Time for Children: Holly Irvin
Video Tech:  Austin Metz
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Bethany Warren
Pulpit: Jim Warren, Matthew 9:9-13, "Calling Sinners"
Things to Do While
You Are at Church
Drop off Plastic Caps and Lids.   Disciples Women's Ministries is collecting clean plastic caps and lids of (almost) all types. The caps can be donated at the Info Desk.  See details in The Messenger.  Thank you and  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. 
February 21, 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.

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!
All-Church Brunch
February 23
in Fellowship Hall
after the One and All service (approximately 11:15 a.m.). We will have breakfast casseroles, fruit, and muffins!

Ash Wednesday is February 26. We will have a meal at 6:00 p.m. and worship at 6:30 p.m. (including imposition of ashes), all in Fellowship Hall.

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

All the People Said Amen
Lord, I Need You
House Divided
Give Me Your Eyes
Fade with Our Voices
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