Worship This Weekend
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This Sunday we return to our Stories That Matter sermon series.  Rev. Jim Warren will teach about the remarkable story of Esther in both services  (read the scripture here).  About the story and his sermon, Jim says, " The Persian king has threatened to destroy the Jews. Esther, a Jew, has become queen in Persia, and she reluctantly agrees to help her people. Esther's relative Mordecai conjectures perhaps Esther's purpose is 'for such a time as this.' In difficult and troubled times God raises individuals to struggle for justice." 
Come hear outstanding music by the Chancel Choir at the 9:00 service and the One and All Band at the 10:15 service.   Enjoy a light breakfast at the One and All service.
Please remember that your presence and your vote are very much needed at the congregational meeting this Sunday directly after the 9:00 service.  If you plan to attend One and All, please come to the sanctuary first, around 10:00 a.m.  We will vote on the 2019 Budget ( read it here). 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
The St. Vincent de Paul food pantry is an important resource for many community members. We are collecting the following items in February: 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)
10:15 a.m.        Sunday School for  
                            Children and Youth
10:15 a.m.        One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall) 
No Youth Group
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER: Alma Samuels             
PRAYER FOCUS:  Those who live and work outside in the winter
  • Jim Fry
  • Connie Lindenbaum
  • Peggy O'Neal
  • Mary Smart
  • Carolyn Stucky
AFTERCARE at Martin Health Center:  Dorothy Sallee
  • Don Gottselig
  • Sharon Warren
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
  • Jane Brummet turns 92 on February 3 ยท        
  • Corena Meyer turns 93 on February 6

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:George Davis
Child Care: Trish Logan, Michelle Kiesewetter
9:00 Justin & Kim Cox
10:15 Drew & Jenny Henneberg
Jr. Deacons: Sabrina Campos, Averie Kiesewetter
Drivers: Rich Crusius, Ralph Lehmann
Elders: David Bradbury, Tamara Shields
Homebound Elders: Nancy Trefzger, John Hensley
Fellowship Host: Nancy Guither
Fill Candles: Becky White
Greeters: Ron Gramley, Nancy Gramley
Information Center: --
Scripture: Camille Taylor
Sound Tech: James Nussbaum
Time for Children: Heather Damery            
Video Tech: Chip Jamerson
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Vicki Hall
Pulpit: Jim Warren - Esther 4:9-14   "For Such a Time as This"
The Persian king has threatened to destroy the Jews. Esther, a Jew, has become queen in Persia, and she reluctantly agrees to help her people. Esther's relative Mordecai conjectures perhaps Esther's purpose is "for such a time as this." In difficult and troubled times God raises individuals to struggle for justice.
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Notice there is Hand Santizer in each pew for all to use.  The Reach Out Ministry would like for you reach out with a clean shake.

Drop off your donation for Love Boxes filled by the Disciples Women's Ministries.  Our military personnel and college students receive these for Valentine's Day. Turn in your donations this Sunday, please.
Drop off your donation for the Start Fresh winter clothing drive, or pick up a flyer to learn more.  A collection tote and flyers are at the Information Center through the end of this month.
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 Information Center for another warm greeting and more information.

"Check In" on Facebook while you are at church. 
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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.  There will be no Youth Group because of the Super Bowl. 

Next Sunday's (February 10) Youth Group gathering will include K-12th grade. 

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                         Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

Congregational Meeting this Sunday in the sanctuary after the 9:00 a.m. service to vote on and approve the 2019 church budget 

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!

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