Worship This Weekend
FCC Stained Glass
This Sunday Rev. Jim Warren continues the Stories That Matter sermon series with the story of The One Whom God Chooses, in which God chose David to be the next king of Israel. He is just a boy and a shepherd, but God sees what David can become. God sees the potential in each one of us. The scripture passage is 1 Samuel 16:1-13. Jim will preach at both services. 
Our gift of music at the 9:00 a.m. traditional service will be sung by the Chancel Choir, and we will enjoy some of our favorite One and All Band tunes at the 10:15 a.m. progressive service.  Come enjoy donuts and coffee around 10:00 in the Centrum, or grab a light breakfast to enjoy as you worship in Fellowship Hall at 10:15 a.m.       
Next Sunday we will only have one service, and it will be a combination of our traditional and progressive services.  Gather in the sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. for worship and a celebration of Jim Warren and his 20th anniversary of serving FCC.  If you are planning to stay for the meal after that service, RSVP by 10:00 a.m. THIS Sunday at the Information Center.
food_drive_girl.jpg Gifts for Another Table:
The Boys and Girls Club does a great job with their young people. The following items are needed: 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)
5:00 p.m.           Youth Group for Grades  
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:   Gillian Rongey        
PRAYER FOCUS:   Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream would become a Reality  
  • Jim Fry
  • Duff Knudsen
  • Connie Lindenbaum
  • Peggy O'Neal
  • Mary Smart
AFTERCARE at Heritage, Normal:  Glenn Metz 
AFTERCARE at Martin Health Center:  Dorothy Sallee
TREATMENT: Sharon Warren
HOSPICE: Harold Goyen
  • Dawn Craig family on the January 12 death of her mother, Sharon Kaye Losey, of North Carolina 
  • Holly Irvin family on the January 14 death of her father, Joe Juchems, of Canton, 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!
  • Evan Nichols
  • Alexis Nichols
Child Care:
  • Trish Logan
  • Heather Damery
  • Naomi Kosier
  • 9:00 Carrie Chapman, Brian Metz
  • 10:15 Carrie Chapman, Matt Davis
Jr. Deacons:
  • Jaden Eft
  • Gabe Warren
  • Gary Thompson
  • Ryan Newton
  • Beverly Leight
  • Al Leight
Homebound Elders:
  • Art Taylor
  • Camille Taylor
Fellowship Host: Rita Fisher
Fill Candles: Connie Rapp
  • John Dailey
  • Kathy Dailey
Information Center: Vicki Hall  
Scripture: Bob Trefzger
Sound Tech: Brian Metz
Time for Children: Matt Chapman            
Video Tech: Todd Chapman
Worship & Wonder Greeter: Chip Jamerson
Pulpit: Jim Warren - I Samuel 16:1-13
"The One Whom God Chooses"
God chose David to be the next king of Israel. He is just a boy and a shepherd, but God sees what David can become. God sees the potential in each one of us.
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.  Deadline to sign up is this Sunday, January 20, 10:00 a.m. -- FIRM!
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 by January 20. 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!  Donations are also needed for Love Box items.  See the easel with a display of items at the Information Center. 

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 18, 2019 
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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 20:
  • Sunday School for Children and Youth
  • Youth Group for grades 3-12 gathering 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Youth Group will not meet on January 20 (Mid-Winter Retreat) and February 3 (Superbowl).

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.  Next Wednesday the group will be studying Psalm 42 and Romans 8.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study.  All are welcome!

Abundant Life in Christ Church Meal will be served by FCC this Sunday, 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/Meal.  RSVP at Information Center by 10:00 a.m. THIS Sunday.

Congregational Meeting February 3 to vote on and approve the 2019 church budget

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