Epiphany Sunday, January 6, is the day on which we mark
sermon, "Following the Star," delves into this Christian celebration. About the sermon, Jim says,
the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (
). Rev. Jim Warren's
"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.
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
9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in
Worship and Wonder in
after Time for
Sunday School for Adults
(Conference Room and
One and All Progressive
Service (Fellowship Hall)
Preparing to follow God
AWAITING TESTS/SURGERY: Tom Crutchley
- 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!
9:00 Ted Logan, Matt Nichols
10:15 Kathy Dailey, Valerie Fisher
Ron & Nancy Gramley
Time for Children:
Worship & Wonder Greeter:
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.
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.
Drop off your donation
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.
Ministry Quick Links
Also find us on
Cancellations Due to Weather
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
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
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.