eLink: Ministry This Week


     eLink for Sept. 25- Oct. 2
                                               (Click to join live stream)

                          Scripture This Week:    1 Timothy 6:6-19

             First Baptist Church Welcomes You

Upcoming at FBC:

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

SUNDAY, September 25

Bell Choir Rehearsal @ 9:15 am
Coffee & Conversation Before and after Worship service 
Worship Service @ 10 am (YouTube)
Koinonia Sm. Grp @ 11:15 am
Pathfinders Grp.
@ 11:15 am
Safe Harbor
@ 5 pm

Bible Study @ 6 pm 1 Timothy 6:6-19 ( Zoom)

MONDAY, September 26
Ukulele Jam @ 5:15 pm

WEDNESDAY, September 28
Crusaders Class @ 11 am
LOGOS @ 4 pm
Vespers Service @ 5:45 pm
Choir Rehearsal @ 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, September 29
 Trunk or Treat Planning Mtg. @ 6:00 pm

SATURDAY, October 1
Sat Small Grp @ 1:30 pm 
ABWM @ 1:30 pm 

SUNDAY, October 2
Choir Rehearsal
@ 9:15 am
Coffee & Conversation Before and after Worship service 
Worship Service @ 10 am (YouTube)
Koinonia Sm. Grp @ 11:15 am

Bible Study @ 6 pm  (Zoom)


Click to access Church calendar


 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 Men’s Breakfast, Board and Committee Meetings, LOGOS program, the Women’s 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:

Listening Sessions
As part of honoring how God we each have a voice and place in building up the church, the Pastor and Church Board will be hosting multiple opportunities in October to gather and share our experiences, vision and perspective for ministry with one another.
Listening Session Dates:
    October 16 @ 12 – 1:30 pm at Church – meal provided

    October 16 @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Zoom
    October 20 @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Church – light refreshments provided

RSVP required for in-person gatherings, as there is a limit of 10 people: sign up in the narthex or by contacting the church office

The Big GIVE
Once again, the Mission Committee will be collecting food items for Home Sweet Home Ministries Thanksgiving food drive. This year we will be collecting items from Sunday September 11 to Sunday October 9, 2022. Here is the shopping list and remember, you can purchase a turkey that will be saved for HSHM as you bring your non-perishable food items to church to place in the collection boxes in the narthex.

1 Box of Stuffing Mix                                       
1 Can of Pumpkin Pie mix
1 Can of Cranberry Sauce                               
1 Envelope of Gravy (No jars, please.)
2 Cans of Corn                                                   
1 Box of Mashed Potatoes
1 Box of Pie Crust Mix                                     
1 Box of Macaroni & Cheese
2 Cans of Cream of Mushroom                       
1 Box of Brownie Mix
1 Regular Pouch of French-Fried Onions     
1 Turkey

Updating the Directory
The office is in the process of updating the FBC Directory. Please take a moment to look at your entry in the draft of the directory located in the narthex, If that information is not correct, or if you are not listed, and would like to be, please fill out a member card that will be nearby and place it into the basket provided. The new directory will be released in October. Contact the office, if you need to check your entry over the phone, email, or if you have questions.


World Mission Offering
In September, you have the opportunity to support ABC International Ministries. You can pray for the Global Servants FBC supports, Jon and Amanda Good, Katie and Taku Longkumer and Sue Hegarty. You can reflect daily on the messages offered in the eLINK each week. You can give financial support.



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



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