Worship This Weekend
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To kick off this year's Lenten series, our Ash Wednesday sermon discussed "God's Will and God's Promise."  With this Sunday's sermon AT 10:15 in ONE AND ALL we will continue more deeply into our exploration of God's will with, "God's Will and Our Inadequacy."  The scripture passage:  Exodus 2:11-15    

What is happening at 9:00?   It is Youth Sunday!  By now you have seen and likely received an invitation of some form to this Youth-led service, where we celebrate the fact that all have A Place at the Table.  Music and reflections promise to be meaningful and you will delight in how God is working in the lives of our Youth.  The Chancel Choir will participate in this service, as well!  Invite a friend!   

You are doing a wonderful job of welcoming others to FCC!  Continue to bring those visitors, and make the enticement of donuts or a light breakfast at 10:15 part of the invitation.  

Gifts for Another Table:
This month we are collecting for Center For Hope Food Pantry. Non-perishable food items needed include rice, rice dinners, potato dinners, pasta and sauce, Hamburger Helper, dinner meals, cereal, and pull-top canned vegetables and fruit. This Food Pantry does a great job helping people!  
Sermon Topics/Schedule for Lent 


In addition, Maundy Thursday service will be on March 29, at Centennial Christian Church. 6:00 p.m. meal, service at 7:00 pm. Donations of desserts are needed. Please contact Vicki Hall.


Watch for info about Good Friday service. 

Don't Miss It

Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.        Youth Sunday
in Sanctuary                  
                        Worship and Wonder will  
                              meet directly after Time for
10:15 am.        Sunday School for Youth,  
                              Children, and Adults
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall  
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.   Youth Group Grades 3-12   
Prayer Concerns

Card Shower:   Dorothy Sallee 
PRAYER FOCUS: Prayer of thanksgiving for the unifying effect the Olympics has on the world 

Harold Goyen,Marilyn Thompson, Virginia Warren

Sharon Warren

AWAITING TESTS: Richard Malone

  Neil Sallee

: Bob Corbett, Kathy Dailey, Dave Eyman, John Lindenbaum, Peggy O'Neal, Elizabeth Rott

Aslan Eliseo Muñoz was born on February 6 to Kelsey and David Muñoz. Grandparents are John and Peg Larson.

SYMPATHY to Myrna Cable, Tony (Carol) Cable & family, Lou Ann Fillingham on the February 12th death of John Cable; to the friends and family of Bobbie Blomgren who died on February 14th   

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.   Thank you!
Acolytes:  Bethany Warren, Lydia Warren 
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Stephanie Reed
Deacons:   9:00 Youth      10:15 Vicki Hall, Matt Davis
Jr. Deacons:  Teagan Gramley, Abby Logan
Drivers:  Ryan Newton, Rich Crusius
Elders:   Brenda Phillis, David Bradbury
Homebound Elders:  Patti & Chip Jamerson
Fellowship Host:  John Dailey           
Fill Candles:  Becky White
Greeters:  Youth
Information Center Hosts:  Ron & Nancy Gramley
Scripture:   Youth                                                  
Time for Children:  Youth
Sound Tech:   Brian Metz                               
Video Tech:  Todd Chapman
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Jessica Davis
Pulpit:   9:00 AM  Youth - A Place at the Table
10:15 AM  Jim Warren - Exodus 2:11-15
God's Will and Our Inadequacy 
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

       Sign up for the Wednesday Supper Club. Meeting is on February 21, 5:30 p.m. at Famous Dave's. Please sign up on attendance pads, or contact the office prior to Monday, February 18.


Check In on Facebook while you are at church.  And at the One and All service feel free to use your device for social media, to share photos and thoughts about your worship experience as it happens.  

Make a new friend!  Greet a visitor. We are seeing more and more visitors lately and they seem to love a friendly greeting.  Show folks around and help them with questions they might have.  Invite them to worship and/or to share fellowship over a cup of coffee or breakfast treat.  The bulletin is a great source of information for visitors, as is the Information Center.  Let's be a welcoming church!   
February 16, 2018 
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Inclement Weather
In the event of inclement weather, please listen to WJBC, check our Facebook page, or go to the church website calendar of events at www.blmfcc.com for information regarding cancellations.  

Youth News

Children and Youth Sunday School meet this Sunday.   
Youth Group (grades 3-12) will meet this Sunday. 
Events coming up for all grades:
  • February 25 Trip to Trampoline Park
  • March 11 Serving a meal at Safe Harbor
  • April 15 Swim Party
  • May 20 Cookout at Maxwell Park
Regarding Youth Group:  Please note that there will only be a meal at Youth Group on the first Sunday of the month (this month is an exception). 

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying James.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!
Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's February 17 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. to benefit the Westside Block Party  Tickets are available at the door for $5 each.  
Pastors' Class: A class for 6th graders preparing for baptism will be held on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. for five weeks in the Founders' Room beginning February 18.  Lunch will be provided.  Baptism will take place on Easter Sunday.

Mary Lou Mercier, will be celebrating her 90th birthday March 3.  Folks can send cards to her at 2193 County 355N, Carlock, IL 61725. Open house for Mary Lou will be held at the Carlock Public Library, 202 E. Washington St., Carlock, on Saturday, March 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   She requests NO GIFTS!

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...

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