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.
This week, Jesus invited his early followers to "come and see." Once they came and saw, they followed him. Jesus invites us to "come and see" what he has for us. The sermon title:  Come and See.  The scripture:  John 1:35-42

Our wonderful Chancel Choir will once again present our gift of music at the 9:00 a.m. service.   The amazing  One and All band at the 10:15 a.m. progressive service, will be an important part of a well-rounded and unique worship service.  Come and enjoy a light breakfast as you attend.

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:
Let's keep our momentum going as we collect items 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. 
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    
5:00 p.m.           Youth Group for 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.
ADVOCATE BROMENN: Shirley Wotherspoon
  • Leslie Frizzell
  • Jan Violano 

HOSPICE: Marilyn Kopp
  • Adam Jacobs (Army)
  • Harley Scott (Phillis' niece/Navy, VA)
  • Marlyn Mahannah
  • Neil Sallee
  • Barbara Thatcher

CARD SHOWER:  Marilyn Kopp
PRAYER FOCUS:  Trusting in God

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: Khloe Nussbaum
Building Lockup: John Dailey             
Child Care: Trish Logan, Amy Nichols          
Deacons: 9:00 Robyn Loftin, Holly Rocke  
                   10:15 Reena Rhoda, Libby Nussbaum    
Jr. Deacons: Reed Naugton, Sadie Newton            
Drivers: Ryan Newton, Rich Crusius
Elders:  Camille & Art Taylor                     
Visiting Elders:  Nancy Trefzger, Tamara Shields   
Coffee Fellowship: John & Kathy Dailey     
Fill Candles: Ryan Newton
Greeters: Kosier Family, Renae Boyd    
Info Desk:Julie Robinson   
Scripture Reader:  Tamara Shields 
Time for Children:  Matt Chapman         
Livestreaming Tech: Dave Phillis                
Sound Tech: Dave Phillis           
Video Tech: Chip Jamerson
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Sue Bandy                            
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.   
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 7, 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, Sunday School for Children and Youth, and Youth Group  meet this Sunday.

Youth Group Details:  At 5:00 p.m. grades K-12 will gather and begin Youth Sunday (March 15) preparation!  We will discuss ideas and themes, so bring your ideas!
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!

Disciples Women's Ministries will meet Thursday, February 13 (rescheduled from last week), at 1:00 in the Conference Room. Remember ALL women are welcome.  We will be filling the Love Boxes for our college students and active military personnel. Please join us.
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.

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

Because of Your Love
Light Up the Sky
Remind Me Who I Am
Live Like You're Free
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