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       Scripture This Week: Matt 6:1-6,16-18

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Upcoming at FBC:

**All Red Links will take you directly to that event *
Remember –To make sure your event is added to this Calendar, please make sure dates and times are sent to the office No later than Wednesday of each week!

SUNDAY, January 29
Coffee & Conversation before & after worship
Worship Service @ 10:00 am
FBC Small Groups
@11:15 am

Bible Study @ 6:00 pm Matt 6:1-6,16-18  (Zoom)

MONDAY, January 30
Ukulele Jam @ 5:15 pm

WEDNESDAY, February 1
Crusaders Class @ 11:00 am
@ 4:00 pm Magic Night

Vespers Service @ 5:45 pm
Choir Rehearsal @ 7:30 pm 

SATURDAY, February 4
Women’s Small Group @ 1:30 pm (Meets at Nannette Tanaka’s Home)

SUNDAY, February 5 Matt 6: 19-24
Regular Sunday Service 
Choir Rehearsal @ 9:30 am

Quarterly Business Meeting After Worship Service

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Our Zoom Link

Our church Zoom ministries will use one link 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 Fellowship Breakfast, Board & Committee Meetings, LOGOS program, the Saturday Small Group and the Koinonia Class
      To Join Zoom meeting by phone dial: 1 312 626 6799, then when prompted, enter the Meeting ID number, followed by the # key.      

Ministry & Events:

Quarterly Business Meeting Sun., Feb 5th after worship Service
There will be a quarterly meeting after church on February 5. We will be giving an update on the budget and discussing current work of the committees. Please try to attend. Your input is important. If you would like to access the minutes from the last meeting, click here.


Sunday Bowl Chili Cook Off Sunday Feb 12 @ 12 pm
Our Bowl game is HOT! The Souper Bowl Cook-Off is Sunday, February 12th at Noon! You can compete by bringing a favorite soup to serve and/or a desert to auction off! This is open to all so please sign up at the LOGOS board or emailing Michelle.
If cooking isn’t your thing, please come to eat!! Prior to the Souper Bowl Cookoff, we will have board games playing cards available in Barker Hall. We do not have judges for this competition but judge the soups on the number of votes they receive. One vote is $1! This competition can be bought! Following the soup competition there will be a dessert auction! There is also an option of getting a take-out supply of soup and a dessert! Please email or call the church office to sign up for take-out! All proceeds go to the Youth Trips! This makes trips like the GenOn Youth Summit and trips such as this previous year’s CornBelters Game and Artful Designs possible! Please come for some great food and some fun church fellowship!


FBC Extravaganza & Talent show Feb 25 @ 5 pm in Barker Hall Thank you for supporting the mission trip to Hungary these past several months. Our last event is not just a fundraiser but an opportunity to gather and celebrate as a church family.
We have reached a goal of sending a team of volunteers to support our mission partners in person, which has been a dream for several years.
How can you help on Saturday February 25th at 5pm?
1. Come to the event and enjoy great fun and food.
2. Share a talent of entertainment by singing, playing an instrument, doing a skit or poem.
3. Bring an art display
4. Bring an appetizer to share samples with guests
5. Bring a dessert to share samples with guests
6. Buy tickets to vote for your favorite entertainment, art display, appetizer and/or dessert
                         Look forward to seeing you there!


Condolences for the Family of Elsie Harms
Please keep the family of Elsie Harms in prayer as she has passed peacefully into the hands of our Lord on Monday January 16. Her obituary can be found here. More information will follow about future services and celebration of life.


New Library Book:
Art + Faith: A Theology of Making, by Makoto Fujimura

For all who have the urge to express themselves creatively, this newest addition to the First Baptist Church library is an encouragement and invitation to explore art as not just an expression of faith, but as an important facet of our faith lives.
Part devotional, part deep-dive into theology; Fujimura leads us to consider how art functions in both the faith life and vocation of Christians. We are created in the image of a creative God; it is no surprise that expressing ourselves creatively is part of that. Fujimura goes deeper, drawing particularly on theologian N.T. Wright’s description of the Christian vocation of living as signs which point to God’s future kingdom which breaks into the present. Art, not just representational art, in its process and result, can be a vital expression of kingdom building.
In a church filled with artists, musicians, and ‘makers’ of all sorts – I highly recommend this book as a way to think about the importance of this creative impulse and how it can be a vital part of our faith journey.
FBC Library books can be checked out simply by writing your name and the book title on the clipboard. For anyone who has a book to recommend for the library – please write up a brief “book report” to help us share why it is an important book and/or how it has helped you.



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:
        * Try completely exiting the program/tab or app and the rejoining from the front page of the website or using this link:

       * Check the front page of our website or the FBC Facebook page. We will post information and updates there on what happened and how to rejoin.  

       *  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



      • Online Giving
      • Ways to help around the church 
        If you would like to help the trustees with some work opportunities around the church, there is a list here and in the narthex. 

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 Brian: / (920) 924-6857
LOGOS Director: / (618) 303-3630
Praise Team Leader: /(309) 846-0403