Worship This Weekend
FCC Stained Glass
This Sunday we will have only ONE service, at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.  Rev. Jim Warren will be preaching on Luke 2:41-52, and his sermon title is, "Looking for Jesus."  About the sermon, Jim says, "In this story of the twelve-year-old boy Jesus in the Temple, we watch Joseph and Mary frantically looking for their son, only to find him in the Temple. This is the last we'll hear of Jesus for about 20 years. Sometimes we don't encounter Jesus where we expect Jesus to be. Where will we find Jesus in 2019? Probably in unexpected places."
The Chancel Choir will be ready with seasonal  hymns, and Lydia and Holly Irvin are preparing a beautiful gift of music, "The Rose of Bethlehem," all accompanied by our talented organist, Lou Ann Fillingham.    
Next Sunday, January 6, we will return to our regular schedule of 9:00 traditional and 10:15 progressive worship. 
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
Home Sweet Home Mission is very busy this time of year.  Let's help them out by bringing the following items to church this last Sunday of the month: rice & 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 for your generosity! 
Don't Miss It
Activities/Events at Our Church
THIS Weekend
10:00 a.m.        Traditional Worship in
                         Worship and Wonder in
                            Room 128 after Time for  
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:   Merle Murray      
PRAYER FOCUS:   A good new year  
  • Sherry Blessing
  • Max Chapman
  • Laurie Heermance
  • Duff Knudsen
  • Myra Komnick
  • Connie Lindenbaum
  • Peggy O'Neal
  • Mary Smart
TREATMENT: Sharon Warren
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen

SYMPATHY to the friends and family of Betty Beer on her December 24 death

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: Khloe Nussbaum
Child Care: Trish Logan, Rich & Karen Crusius
Deacons: Drew & Jenny Henneberg
Jr. Deacons: Carter Kiesewetter, Clark Kosier    
Drivers: Gary Thompson, Frank Lipscomb
Elders: Leslie Frizzell, Gregg Kiesewetter 
Homebound Elders: Mike Robinson, Deanne Bryant
Fellowship Host: Nancy Pool    
Fill Candles: Mark Gramley, Kathie Chapman
Greeters: Vicki Hall, Alan & Kathie Chapman      
Information Center: Mary Ellen Gottselig    
Scripture: Art Taylor
Sound Techs: Brian Metz, Austin Metz
Time for Children: Tamara Shields    
Video Tech: James Nussbaum    
Worship & Wonder Greeter:    Vicki Hall
Sermon:  Jim Warren  "Looking for Jesus" 
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

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.
Bring your offering.  Contributions for 2018 must be received in the church office or postmarked by December 31, 2018.  Please use the offering basket on Sunday.   
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. 
The church office will be closed
on Tuesday, January 1,
New Year's Day  Have a safe and happy start to 2019!
December 28, 2018 
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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.
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 (on break  January 2).  The group is studying Matthew chapters 1-2.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!
January 3 Disciples Women's Ministries meets in Conference Room at 1:00 p.m.
January 6 Undecorating the Sanctuary after the 9:00 a.m. service.

January 27 we Celebrate Jim's 20th Anniversary serving FCC! 

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!

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Bloomington, IL  61701
  (309) 829-9327

  To contact Jenifer Petri about Church Communications, email her at Info@blmfcc.org or call 309 533-4912