Worship This Weekend

Our February sermon series continues this Sunday.  The series, "First Followers," 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.  Hear Rev. Jim Warren preach at both the 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. services.
This week, Philip invites Nathanael to "come and see" Jesus. We are to continue inviting others to experience Jesus. The sermon title:  Come and See Some More.  The scripture:  John 1:43-51

The Chancel Choir is preparing a gift of music you won't want to miss.  Hear them sing at the 9:00 a.m. traditional service.   Our One and All band will have your toes tapping at the 10:15 a.m. progressive service.  Why not invite a friend to experience this worship service with you?  Come and enjoy a light breakfast -- One and All happens in Fellowship Hall, a casual environment where you can eat as you worship.

The Week of Compassion offering will be accepted this Sunday and next.

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    
Prayer Concerns
Reminder: Please let the church office know if you know of someone who needs a call or is in the hospital.
AFTERCARE: Shirley Wotherspoon


HOSPICE: Marilyn Kopp
  • Adam Jacobs (Army)
  • Harley Scott (Phillis' niece/Navy, VA)
  • Dorothy Sallee
  • Phyllis M. Miller
  • Duke Kopp turned 91 on February 2
  • Norma Maney turns 90 on February 16
CARD SHOWER:  Mary Smart
PRAYER FOCUS:  Week of Compassion

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:  Evelyn Kosier  
Building Lockup: Doug Reed              
Child Care: Trish Logan, Jenny Henneberg            
Deacons: 9:00 Michelle Kiesewetter, Holly Rocke    
                   10:15 Drew & Jenny Henneberg  
Jr. Deacons: Bethany Warren, CarsonDamery             
Drivers:  Ryan Newton, Ralph Lehmann    
Elders: Madonna Courtright, Scott Fisher
Visiting Elders: Camille & Art Taylor   
Coffee Fellowship: Robyn Loftin, Holly Rocke     
Fill Candles: Ryan Newton
Greeters: Damery Family, Ron & Nancy Gramley       
Info Desk: Betty Steinlicht 
Scripture Reader:  Heather Damery
Time for Children:  Abby Logan          
Livestreaming Tech: Dave Phillis                
Sound Tech: James Nussbaum             
Video Tech: James Nussbaum  
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Bethany Warren                                             
Things to Do While
You Are at Church
RSVP for Thursday Food & Fellowship, which will be at Schooners at 12:30 p.m. on February 20.    Jot number attending on Sunday Attendance Pad or call the FCC office (829-9327) before 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 17.   

Talk to Julie Robinson about helping with the Abundant Life Meal, which will be served this Sunday at Abundant Life in Christ Church at noon.   
Drop off Plastic Caps and Lids.   Disciples Women's Ministries is collecting clean plastic caps and lids of (almost) all types in coordination with St. Luke Union Church. The caps can be donated at the Info Desk.  See details in The Messenger.  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. 
February 14, 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!
Thursday Food & Fellowship February 20 at 12:30 p.m. at Schooners
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  

House of the Lord
God of My Everything
I Refuse
Eye of the Storm
Live Like You're Loved
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