Worship This Weekend
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Rev. Jim Warren continues his Epiphany series this Sunday at 9:00 and 10:15 a.m. with a sermon about, "The Reluctant Preacher."  Jim will teach us about Jonah, who at first refused to go to Nineveh, where God told him to go. He eventually followed God's call to Nineveh, and Nineveh was saved. Why are we reluctant to follow God's call?  Read the scripture here:  Jonah 3:1-5, 10 
The Chancel Choir is preparing a meaningful gift of music, "Take My Life," with Keira Corbett directing at the 9:00 service.  With Holly Irvin away for the Youth Mid-Winter Retreat, Minji Will will be leading hymns.  At the 10:15 One and All service we will be amazed once again at the talent our band displays.  Gather in Fellowship Hall a little after ten, and ready yourself for worship with a bite to eat and a cup of hot coffee.
We need your vote!  Please stay after the early service or come early if you attend One and All.  There will be a Congregational Meeting at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary to vote on the church budget, and YOUR vote is very important.  Thank you!
Gifts for Another Table:
This month we are collecting for Ministry and More.  Items needed:  canned fruits and vegetables, boxed meals (mac & cheese, Hamburger Helper), canned soup with pull-top lids, cereal, crackers, cookies, and peanut butter & jelly.  This is a fantastic food pantry that helps a lot of people! 
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Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.        Worship in Sanctuary                  
                        Worship and Wonder will  
                              meet directly after Time for
10:00 a.m.       Congregational Meeting in  
                              the Sanctuary
10:15 am.        Sunday School for Youth,  
                              Children, and Adults
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall 
No Youth Group Meeting
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Lois Murray 
PRAYER FOCUS:  God's protection of those dealing with extreme weather 




HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Thompson, Virginia Warren


SYMPATHY: to the family and friends of Betty Turley on her death January 17 in Missouri  

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!
Acolyte:  Charlie Campos                      
Child Care:  Logan family
Deacons: 9:00 Todd & Corin Chapman 10:15 James & Libby Nussbaum
Jr. Deacons:  Sadie Newton, Drew Logan
Drivers:  Ralph Lehmann, Gary Thompson
Elders:   Joe & Sue Bandy
Homebound Elders:  John Hensley, Susan Cleaver
Fellowship Hosts:  Robyn Loftin, Holly Rocke           
Fill Candles:  Mark Gramley
Greeters:  Art & Camille Taylor; Bill, Susan, and Tom Chaney
Information Center Host:  John Dailey
Scripture:   Bob Trefzger                      Time for Children:  Matt Chapman
Sound Tech:   Brian Metz                                      Video Tech:  Austin Metz
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Corin Chapman
Pulpit:   Jim Warren -- The Reluctant Preacher -- Jonah 3:1-5, 10
The story of Jonah... Why are we reluctant to follow God's call? 
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

      Contribute to Love Boxes and Share Addresses. We are preparing LOVE BOXES.   Please see the display in the Centrum near the Information Center for items needed.  If you have a college student or military personnel please send their addresses to the office (office@blmfcc.org) by this Sunday.  If questions ask Pam Yerkes or Mary Helen Haskell.
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.  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!   
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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 will not meet due to Mid-Winter Retreat.

Events coming up for all grades:
  • February 18 Youth Sunday
  • February 25 Trip to Trampoline 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 Titus 2.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!
Congregational Meeting this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary to vote on the 2018 Budget

Disciples Women's Ministries meets February 1. 

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
God calls on us to shine light where it's the darkest and practice love where only hate reigns.

Rev. Jim Warren in

401 W. Jefferson St.
Bloomington, IL  61701
  (309) 829-9327

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