eLink Newsletter May 16 – 23

 The Week of  May 16- 23 at FBC 
 Worship Livestream 10:00 am
(Click above to join live stream)
  Scripture This Week: Revelation 21:9-14



Upcoming at FBC:

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

SUNDAY, May 16

      • Sunday School videos ( Posted on Sun @ 7 am) (YouTube)
      • Worship Service In person and Online – @ 10am (YouTube Live)
      • Racial Discussion Group  @ 7 pm (Zoom)



SUNDAY, May 23

      • Sunday School videos ( Posted on Sun @ 7 am) (YouTube)
      • Worship Service In person and Online – @ 10am (YouTube Live)
      • Safe Harbor @ 5 pm



 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:


Full-service affordable medical care for your entire family.

Where: WOODHILL TOWERS (104 E. Wood ST –corner of Wood & Main )
When:  3rd Monday of every month (May 17th)
Time:    9 A.M. – 4 P.M.

We provide:
• Chronic condition management & education •Treatment of acute illness • Physicals, wellness care, and assessments • School and sports physicals and immunizations • Lab testing 
 Visit for more information


 Celebrating 25 Years of LOGOS
We are still collecting videos of our LOGOS family sharing their experiences throughout the summer! They will be collected throughout the summer. Email Michelle  your videos or inquiries about setting up a filming appointment.



FBC Connect  T-Shirts
The cost of each T shirt  is $12/ for all adult sizes. payment is due upon delivery.  You can order online below or on the order forms in the narthex until May 23. ORDER HERE!


Looking for Graduates!
Please let us know about YOUR graduate by sending information to  Nathan Jennings by June 13, 2021! 


Summer 2021 Small Group Opportunities:
If you have an interest in being part of a Small group and/or if you would like to start a small group, we would love to help.  Please contact either Nathan Jennings or Pastor Brian



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.


Covid UpdateJanuary 21, 2021

In light of the updated IDPH guidance for Coronavirus and gatherings:

    • In-person worship resumed on January 31 with attendance limits (max of 50 in the sanctuary and 45 in Barker Hall)  Online streaming continues.  
    • When indoors with other members or guests, you must wear a mask and practice social distancing
    • The option for in-person classes, gatherings and meetings HAS resumed 
    • Use of the building by outside groups for meetings will be reviewed
    • The office remains open during regular hours.  
    • Updates will be communicated primarily through the eLink, website and verbal announcements.  Please call us with any questions.  

Please note that we know that in the midst of improvements, there may be setbacks that require us to again make changes.  We will continue to follow IDPH guidelines in this regard.
If you or someone you know is experiencing challenges, or could use some extra care in this time, please let us know.

More Details on FBC’s Coronavirus Response


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