Worship This Weekend
FCC Stained Glass
Epiphany Sunday, January 6, is the day on which we mark 
the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi ( Matthew 2:1-12).  Rev. Jim Warren's  
sermon, "Following the Star," delves into this Christian celebration.  About the sermon, Jim says,
"Following the star meant a long, hard journey for the Magi, a threat to Herod, and eventually the finding of the Christ child. As we begin a new year, are we prepared to follow God wherever God may lead us?"  Jim will preach at both the 9:00 and 10:15 services.  
Come to the traditional service for the sermon, for worship and wonderful music, and also for a special gift of music presented by Abby Logan on cello accompanied by Lou Ann Fillingham.  We start at 9:00 in the sanctuary. 
One and All resumes this Sunday with progressive worship including your favorite praise songs by the One and All Band.  Come enjoy fellowship and a complimentary light breakfast, starting at 10:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.
While you are at church, won't you take a moment to fill out the Small Groups Survey, found with your bulletin at either service?  This survey will measure the interest in continuing with small groups.   
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
In January we are collecting items for the Boys and Girls Club. Please bring 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)
10:00 a.m.        Undecorating the
10:15 a.m.        One and All Progressive  
                            Service (Fellowship Hall) 
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:   Dorthy Neal       
PRAYER FOCUS:   Preparing to follow God
  • Sherry Blessing
  • Laurie Heermance
  • Carol Kline
  • Duff Knudsen
  • Myra Komnick
  • Connie Lindenbaum
  • Kaleigh Menken
  • Peggy O'Neal
  • Mary Smart
AFTERCARE at Heritage, Bloomington:  Suzanne Summers
TREATMENT: Glenn Metz, Sharon Warren
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen

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!
·          Evan Nichols
·          Alexis Nichols
Child Care: 
·          Trish Logan
·          Abby Logan
·          9:00 Ted Logan, Matt Nichols
·          10:15 Kathy Dailey, Valerie Fisher
Jr. Deacons: 
·          Tyler Chapman
·          Teagan Gramley
·          Ryan Newton
·          Ralph Lehmann
·          John Dailey
·          Susan Cleaver
Homebound Elders:  
·          Leslie Frizzell
·          Gregg Kiesewetter
Fellowship Host:  Bill Robitske
Fill Candles:  Connie Rapp
·          Pete Whitmer
·          Marla McElroy
Information Center:  Ron & Nancy Gramley     
Scripture:  Susan Cleaver   
Sound Tech:  James Nussbaum
Time for Children: Linda Lehmann             
Video Tech:  Austin Metz
Worship & Wonder Greeter:  Naomi Kosier
Pulpit:  Jim Warren - Matthew 2:1-12
"Follow the Star"
Following the star meant a long, hard journey for the Magi, a threat to Herod, and eventually the finding of the Christ child. As we begin a new year, are we prepared to follow God wherever God may lead us?
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. 
January 4, 2019 
In This Issue
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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.
Youth and Sunday School classes are on break until January 13.  On January 13, 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.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!
January 6 Undecorating the Sanctuary after the 9:00 a.m. service.

Wednesday Supper Club January 16 5:00 p.m.
at Shannon's.  All are welcome!

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

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