eLink Newsletter July 25-August 1


The Week of July 25- August 1  at FBC 
 Worship Livestream 10:00 am
(Click above to join live stream)
  Scripture This Week:  Deut. 6:20-25


First Baptist Church Welcomes You!
Masks are welcome but not required for fully vaccinated people.
Unvaccinated people should continue to wear masks.
Barker Hall will remain a fully masked worship space.

Upcoming at FBC:

**All  Red Links will take you directly to that event *

SUNDAY, July 25
Sunday School videos ( Posted on Sun @ 7 am) (YouTube)
Worship Service Indoors and Online – @ 10am (YouTube Live)
Farewell Reception for Dean @ 11am 

MONDAY July 26
Ukulele Jam @5 pm

Wed Night Bible Study @ 6 pm Ecclesiastes 4:9-12    (Zoom)

SUNDAY, August 1  
Sunday School videos ( Posted on Sun @ 7 am) (YouTube
Worship Service Outdoors and Online – @ 10am (YouTube Live)
VBS- Treasured @ 4:30pm 

Church Calendar



 Our Zoom Links

Our church Zoom ministries will use one of two links for all regular meetings: 

  • Church Account
    Meeting ID: 309 662 4253   (same as the church phone number)
    Used for the Sunday Prayer & Sharing time, the Wednesday Bible Study, the Men’s Breakfast, Board and Committee Meetings
  • CE Account
    Meeting ID: 822 018 8253
    Used for the LOGOS program, the Women’s Small Group and the Koinonia Class

    To Join a Zoom meeting by phone
    , dial: 1 312 626 6799, then when prompted, enter the Meeting ID number, followed by the # key. 


Ministry & Events:

You will be Missed!
As many know, our Praise Team Coordinator, Dean Williams has accepted a position in Tampa, FL and is in the process of relocating. On Dean’s final Sunday, July 25, we will honor him with a simple reception in the narthex and invite people to express their appreciation and well wishes as they leave church.   Those who wish are also welcomed to share their own cards, notes of appreciation, etc. at the reception on the 25th.


Delegate Church Association summer discussion series
Next Meeting: 6:30-8pm Wed, Jul.28
Self-Care and Resilience
To join via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 917 4851 3595  Phone: +1 312 626 6799
Click to join Zoom


Church Family Member Passing
We have received word that Leslie Sompong, who was a part of the First Baptist Church Family for more than 20 years, passed away on July 14, 2021. There will be a Celebration of Life for her at FBC at 11:00am on Saturday, August 7th. Please keep her family and friends in prayer.


VBS– Treasured -August 1st-5th Time 4:30 pm
At Treasured, we discover that God’s greatest treasure isn’t diamonds, gems, or gold–it’s us!
When:  Aug 1- Aug 5
Time:   4:30 -6pm
Please register HERE:  youth ages 3 through 5th grade for VBS or if you would like to be a volunteer



American Baptist Men’s Conference
August 6 -7 (Fri evening – Sat morning)
FBC of Minonk300 E. 5th Street, Minonk, IL 61760
Join us for a weekend of worship, spiritual growth, fellowship, food, and    activities.
Key speakers:
 Larry and Becky Stanton, Missionaries in Hungary
Marcellus Sommerville, CEO Peoria Friendship House
Rev. Richard Reed, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Minonk
Registration: (includes dinner, breakfast & snacks)
Adults: $40 ($30.00 before July 15th) Fri. Only $25 / Sat. Only $25
Youth: (18 & under) $25 additional youth from the same family Free!
Register 3 men from your church and bring your pastor for Free!
Register Online Here!


Quarterly Business Meeting
There will be a quarterly church business meeting on Sun. August 8 after worship.  This meeting that will provide a brief summary of the last three months of the business of the church. The church board appreciates your input!
Click here for the Agenda  
Click here to access the minutes from the last church business meeting


Calling all kayaking or other paddling enthusiasts!
Join us at the Moraine View Park canoe/kayak rental at 2:00 p.m. on Sat.
( Aug 12 & 21 ) for an hour of paddling, followed by snacks & conversation.  Bring your own watercraft or rent one at the park.  For more information, contact Jennifer Devine or Gabrielle Hastings



  • Technical Notes on the Worship Livestream: 
  • Recordings of the worship service are usually available on our YouTube Channel immediately after the service ends. 
  • In the event of livestream disruptions
  • On a brighter note: did you know that there are lots of ways to watch our church services and other videos on your TV?  If you have internet access and either a smart TV or other device connected to your TV (like Roku, Amazon Fire, TIVO, PC, etc.), you can use a built-in YouTube player to access our YouTube Channel – just look for First Baptist Church Bloomington.  Chatting during services will still require a separate computing or mobile device.   Call or email the church if you’d like technical support in getting this set up.


Supporting the ministry together:


Contact Us

 – Office Hours 
Mon -Thurs:      9:00am –   1:30pm
Fri:                     9:00am –   11:00am
Office Phone:   (309) -662 -4253

Church / (309) 662-4253
Pastor / (920) 924-6857
Pastor / (309) 212-1609
LOGOS (618) 303-3630