Worship This Weekend
 
Don't miss church this Sunday!  We will have only one service, and it will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.  Please remind friends who might not receive the Friday Email or who have been away but may plan to attend Sunday.   
 
Rev. Jim Warren will reflect on "Recognizing Jesus" in his sermon.  In Luke 2:22-38, Mary and Joseph take the baby Jesus to the Temple, where Simeon and Anna recognize Jesus for who he is.  Simeon and Anna have been waiting and watching for the Messiah.  We, too, are to be waiting and watching for Jesus in our lives.  
 
Come be enriched by the sermon, as well as two Gifts of Music.  
 
Can't attend this Sunday?  Tune in at 10:00 a.m.on our Facebook Page, or on our website ( www.blmfcc.com), to see a live stream!  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 finish strong in our collection of food products for the Salvation Army.  Please bring a few items this week.   Needed items 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. Especially appreciated is peanut butter. 
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
Sunday:   
 
10:00 a.m.           Traditional Worship   
                              in the Sanctuary 
Prayer Concerns
 
Reminder: Please let the church office know if you know of someone who needs a call or is in the hospital.
 
   
AWAITING TESTS/SURGERY:  Richard Malone  
 
AFTERCARE:  Suzie Kiesewetter
 
HOSPICE:
  • Harold Goyen
  • Marilyn Kopp  
 
MILITARY:
  • Adam Jacobs (Army)
  • Harley Scott (Phillis' niece/Navy, VA)
CARD SHOWER: 
Merle Murray  

PRAYER FOCUS:  A joyous and peaceful New Year  

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 Lock-up:  Chip Jamerson
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Kim Cox
Deacons: Drew & Jenny Henneberg, James & Libby Nussbaum
Jr. Deacons:  Averie Kiesewetter, Carter Kiesewetter
Drivers: Ryan Newton, Gary Thompson 
Elders:  Scott & Valerie Fisher
Visiting Elders:  Karen & Rich Crusius
Coffee Fellowship:  Bill Robitske
Fill Candles:  Becky White, Kathie Chapman
Greeters:  Mark & Michelle Gramley, Rita Fisher
Info Desk:  Ron & Nancy Gramley
Livestreaming Tech:  Dave Phillis
Scripture:   Art Taylor 
Sound Tech:  Brian Metz
Time for Children:  Matt Chapman
Video Tech:  Todd Chapman
Pulpit:  Jim Warren 
Reminders
Things to Do While
You Are at Church
 
  Note: Contributions for 2019 must be received in the church office or postmarked by December 31, 2019.
 
Drop off Plastic Caps and Lids.   Disciples Women's Ministries is collecting plastic caps and lids of (almost) all types in coordination with St. Luke Union Church. The caps can be donated at the FCC office counter or Info Desk.  Please remember lids must be free of any food residue and liners must be removed, as food residue and liners interfere with the recycling process. We cannot use plastic food containers, metal lids, or lids from drive-thru drink containers.  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.  Some examples:  Ziploc gallon bags, paper towels, plastic shoeboxes, glue sticks, tissues, pens, and Playdoh.  Also, gently used tennis shoes, coats, clothes for kids to change into in case of accidents, and new boys' and girls' underwear are needed.
 
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 Info Desk for another warm greeting,  more information, and a welcome gift! 

"Check In" on Facebook while you are at church. 
December 27, 2019 
In This Issue
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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.
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Office Hours

The church office is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with the exception of Mondays, when the office closes at 3:00 p.m. instead.  The office is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m. daily.       
 
Holiday Hours:
The office will be closed January 1.  Happy New Year! 
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See the Youth Bulletin Board in the Centrum for Youth news and opportunities. 
   
Worship & Wonder and Sunday School for Children are on break until after the holidays. 

Upcoming
 
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!  Note the group will be on break this coming Wednesday.

This Sunday, December 29, we will have only one service, at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.

January 5 we will "undecorate" the sanctuary.  Come one, come all!

January 12 Congregational Meeting to approve church budget

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