Worship This Weekend
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This week's installment of our Stories That Matter sermon series explores Luke 10:38-42, and is called, "The One Thing Needful."  Rev. Jim Warren will preach at both the 9:00 traditional and 10:15 progressive One and All services.  About the sermon, Jim says, "Jesus goes to Martha's and Mary's home, where Martha busies herself in household tasks. Mary sits at Jesus' feet learning from him. Martha complains that Mary isn't helping, but Jesus says that Mary has chosen the better part. Which is it? Being active like Martha or prayerful like Mary?"
For the 9:00 service the chancel choir is preparing a beautiful gift of music. After that service, gather with friends, old and new, in the Centrum for donut holes and cofffee.  At 10:15, you can enjoy a complimentary light breakfast in Fellowship Hall while you worship and sing along with the One and All Band.
This Sunday and next, we will collect the Week of Compassion offering.  A short video about the important work this Disciples of Christ group does will be presented at both services.
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
The St. Vincent de Paul food pantry is vital in feeding many in our community. 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) 
5:00 p.m.            Youth Group for grades  
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER: Mary Smart 
PRAYER FOCUS:  Week of Compassion
  • Dan Cavanaugh
  • Jim Fry
  • Catherine Lain
  • Connie Lindenbaum
  • Peggy O'Neal
  • Mary Smart
  • Carolyn Stucky
ASSISTED LIVING: Myra Komnick (Evergreen Village), Suzanne Summers (Evergreen Village)
  • Forrest Kaufman
  • Don Gottselig
  • Sharon Warren
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
  • Dianne (Doug) DeFilippo family on the death of her mother, Darlene Bethel
  • Harley Scott family on the death of her mother, Patricia "Patee" Frickey of Columbia, S.C. Harley is Brenda Phillis' niece

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:  Jeremiah Hall
Child Care: 
·          Trish Logan
·          Amy Nichols
·          9:00 Brian Metz, Michelle Kiesewetter
·          10:15 Matt Davis, Stephanie Reed
Jr. Deacons: 
·          Drew Logan
·          Jaci Cox
·          Rich Crusius
·          Ralph Lehmann
·          Nancy Trefzger
·          John Hensley
Homebound Elders:  
·          Naomi Kosier
·          Becky White
Fellowship Hosts: 
·          Robyn Loftin
·          Holly Rocke
Fill Candles:  Becky White
·          Matt & Naomi Kosier
·          Shirley Wotherspoon
Information Center:  Mary Helen Haskell
Scripture:  Heather Damery
Sound Tech:   James Nussbaum
Time for Children:  Abby Logan            
Video Tech:  Austin Metz
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Kim Cox
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - Luke 10:38-42
"The One Thing Needful"
Jesus goes to Martha's and Mary's home,   where Martha busies herself in household tasks. Mary sits at Jesus' feet learning from Him. Martha complains Mary isn't helping, but Jesus says Mary has chosen the better part. Which is it? Being active like Martha or prayerful like Mary?

Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Drop off a donation for Bent School,
whose teachers and students are in need of many items. FCC is "adopting" the school through February. See the Messenger for more information.  

Sign up for Wednesday Supper Club, which will meet at 5:00 at Famous Dave's barbecue restaurant on February 20.  RSVP by indicating how many will attend on an attendance pad, or by calling the church office at 309-829-9327 by 2:00 Monday, February 18.
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.  At Youth Group in the evening, the gathering will include 3rd-12th grade. 

Camp Registration is open for all 2019 camps.  See the bulletin or Messenger for information.

See the bulletin or Messenger for info about an upcoming VBS meeting and the Pastors' Class.

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 Acts 8:26-38.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

Week of Compassion Offering this Sunday and February 24

Wednesday Supper Club on February 20 at Famous Dave's

Mission Trip Meeting February 24 at 10:00 a.m. in the Founders' Room

Upcoming Lent Dates:
  • March 6 Ash Wednesday: Meal at 6:00; Worship at 6:30 all in Fellowship Hall
  • April 18 Maundy Thursday: Meal at 6:00; Worship at 6:30 all in Fellowship

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