Worship This Weekend
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This Sunday at both the 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. services, Rev. Jim Warren will teach about the story of Abraham and Isaac (the scripture passage is Genesis 22:15-18).  About it he says, "The story of Abraham's near sacrifice of his son Isaac is a chilling one filled with many unanswered and unanswerable questions. It's a story with which we struggle today. What can we learn from God's command to Abraham to sacrifice his son?"  
At the 9:00 traditional service we will be presented with a gift of music by Jake Scheuring, one of our Drexler Singers.  At the 10:15 progressive One and All service, the One and All Band will be outstanding as ever, with some of your favorites ready to enhance our worship.  Come pray, worship, sing, and enjoy a light breakfast in Fellowship Hall.     
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
In January we are collecting items for the Boys and Girls Club. Please keep bringing latex gloves (large and small), 55-gallon and kitchen trash bags, Band-Aids, toilet paper, Ziploc sandwich, quart, and gallon-sized bags, and paper towels. Thank you! 
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
9:00 a.m.         Traditional Worship in
                         Worship and Wonder in
                            Room 128 after Time for  
10:00 a.m          Sunday School for Adults
                            (Conference Room and  
                             Room #129)
10:15 a.m.        Sunday School for  
                            Children and Youth
10:15 a.m.        One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall) 
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:   Peggy Penn       
PRAYER FOCUS:   Elders and Board as they explore "Healthy Congregations" 
ADVOCATE BROMENN:  Jim Fry, Dorothy Sallee 
  • Duff Knudsen
  • Connie Lindenbaum
  • Kaleigh Menken
  • Peggy O'Neal
  • Mary Smart
AFTERCARE at Heritage, Normal:  Glenn Metz 
TREATMENT: Sharon Warren
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
  • Rita (John) Hensley family on the January 6 death of her brother, Robert Meeske, of North Carolina
  • Holly Irvin and family on the January 8 death of her mother, Carol Breedlove, of Pekin, IL

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
Child Care: 
·          Trish Logan
·          Kim Cox
·          9:00 Nate & Heather Damery
·          10:15 Drew & Jenny Henneberg
Jr. Deacons: 
·          Abby Logan
·          Reed Naughton
·          Gary Thompson
·          Ralph Lehmann
·          Art Taylor
·          Camille Taylor
Homebound Elders:  
·          John Dailey
·          Susan Cleaver
Fellowship Host:  Julie Robinson
Fill Candles:  Connie Rapp
Greeters: Vicki Hall; Susan, Tom, and Bill Chaney 
Information Center:  Kathy Dailey     
Scripture:  Art Taylor           
Sound Tech:  Dave Phillis
Time for Children:  Patty Thompson         
Video Tech:  James Nussbaum
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Ryan Newton
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - Genesis 2:15-18  "Abraham and Isaac"
The story of Abraham's near sacrifice of his son Isaac is a chilling one filled with many unanswered and unanswerable questions. It's a story with which we struggle today. What can we learn from God's command to Abraham to sacrifice his son?
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Sign up to attend the Wednesday Supper Club at Shannon's on January 16.  We will meet at 5:00.  Please indicate on an attendance pad how many will be attending, or call the church office at 829-9327 by 2:00 Monday, January 14.

Sign up to attend the January 27 event celebrating Jim's 20th Anniversary at FCC.  More details are in the Messenger.   Reservations, required for the meal , may be made at the Information Center or on the FCC Facebook page.  Deadline to sign up is January 20, 10:00 a.m. 

Visit the Information Center to learn more about Love Boxes by the Disciples Women's Ministries.  Our military personnel and college students receive these for Valentine's Day. Please make sure our office has the correct address for these folks. Please send the addresses to Maggie at office@blmfcc.org, or call her during the week. 
Be sure to put 'LOVE BOX' in the subject line.  E ven if you have submitted addresses in past years, please do so again this year!

Drop off your donation for the Start Fresh winter clothing drive, or pick up a flyer to learn more.  A collection tote and flyers are at the Information Center.
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. 
Mid-Winter Retreat is January 27. Sign up by January 20 by finding a link on the FCC Youth Facebook page.
This Sunday, January 13:
  • Sunday School for Children and Youth resumes
  • Youth Group for grades K-12 will meet from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.   
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.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!
Wednesday Supper Club January 16 5:00 p.m.
at Shannon's.  All are welcome!  See RSVP info in the Reminders article.

Abundant Life in Christ Church Meal will be served by FCC on January 20 at noon.  To help prepare or serve, email Julie Robinson at jerobinson21409@yahoo.com

January 27 we Celebrate Jim's 20th Anniversary serving FCC!  10:00 a.m. Blended Worship Service; 11:30 a.m. Celebration.  RSVP at Information Center.

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