Worship This Weekend
A new month brings a new sermon series at FCC.  Join your church family for "First Followers," a sermon series that looks at the calling of Jesus' first disciples. We'll explore what these individuals did when they encountered Jesus, and what we can learn from them.
This week, Jesus calls Simon Peter, Andrew, James, and John to follow him, and they immediately left everything and followed him. Are we in a position to answer Jesus so readily and so completely?  The sermon title:  Immediately.  The scripture:  Mark 1:16-20

The Chancel Choir will once again present our gift of music at the 9:00 a.m. service. Aren't they talented?  At One and All, the 10:15 a.m. progressive service, you'll enjoy outstanding live music by our One and All band, and will share prayer, fellowship, a teaching, and even breakfast with friends and family.  
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:
A new month has arrived and we are collecting donations of food we will give to 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    
4:30 p.m.           Teens in Christ in the  
                              Conference Room 
Prayer Concerns
Reminder: Please let the church office know if you know of someone who needs a call or is in the hospital.
  • Wannie Beard
  • Rob Blessing
  • Justin Cox
  • Gene Fowler 
  • Leslie Frizzell
  • Richard Malone
HOSPICE: Marilyn Kopp
  • Adam Jacobs (Army)
  • Harley Scott (Phillis' niece/Navy, VA)
  • Myrna Cable
  • Niola Daily
  • Carol Kline
  • Jane Brummet will be 93 on February 3
  • Corena Meyer will be 94 on February 6
BIRTH:   Congratulations to Johnathon Warren and Nici Terhune on the January 24 birth of their son, Kieron (K.J.) James Warren. Grandfather is Jim Warren

  • Zoe Iutzi on the January 24 death of her niece, Mary Johansen
  • Jim and Nancy Guither on the January 24 death of his sister-in-law, Ludena Guither
CARD SHOWER:  Alma Samuels
PRAYER FOCUS:  Walking faithfully with Jesus

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:  Given Kosier      
Building Lockup: Bill Robitske
Child Care: Trish Logan, Marcia Christenssen
Deacons: 9:00 Michelle Kiesewetter, Chip Jamerson
                   10:15 Pat & Jenny Lawler
Jr. Deacons: Rebekah Warren, Austin Metz     
Drivers: Rich Crusius, Ralph Lehmann   
Elders:  Camille Taylor, Tamara Shields
Visiting Elders: Mike Robinson, Marla McElroy
Coffee Fellowship: Tamara Shields
Fill Candles: Ryan Newton
Greeters: Alan & Kathie Chapman, Cox Family  
Info Desk: Nancy Pool    
Livestreaming Tech: Dave Phillis              
Sound Tech: Brian Metz, Austin Metz
Scripture Reader:  Camille Taylor
Time for Children:  Heather Damery    
Video Tech: Todd Chapman
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Kim Cox       
Things to Do While
You Are at Church
Turn in Your Donations for Love Boxes!  The boxes will be packed this coming week (see Upcoming section to the right), so please remember to bring your donations to the Info Desk this Sunday.   
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. 
January 31, 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.

Teens in Christ (grades 8-12) meets this Sunday at 4:30 in the Conference Room.

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!

Recognizing Elder Abuse Program
Kathryn Johnson from PATH will present an important program on recognizing elder abuse and the services available to the elderly in McLean County on Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. All are invited.

Disciples Women's Ministries will meet Thursday, February 6, at 1:00 in 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.
Ash Wednesday is February 26.

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

Old Church Choir
You Are Good
I Will Follow
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