June 1, 2017

Happy Birthday: April:  June: Maggie Talbott 6th, Peggy Hiland 7th, Connie Hawkins 10th,

Rev. Dawn Black 12th, Mary Burch 13th, Pete Isenogle 20th, Seth Holt and Bob Jackson 22nd,

Brian Chesnut, Rev. Andrew Black 26th, Ted Hawkins 28th, Brent Stone 30th

Happy Anniversaries: June: Ed & Diana Jackson 18th, Rick & Christie Denned 20th,

Brent & Cheri Stone 20th, Bobby & Lynette Burch 20th

Church News/Preview

Congratulations to Rachel Thomas and Caleb Wainman on the birth of their son Thaddeus Arlo Wainman. Thaddeus was born prematurely and is currently in the NICU at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Grandparents are Greg and Amber Thomas.

This Sunday, June 4th, we will be accepting the Pentecost Offering. This is one of our four special offerings. The Pentecost offering unites us in a church wide effort to support young people in Christ and inspire them to share their faith, ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world.

The church has received a card from Jean Moss thanking everyone for the Birthday cards. She really enjoyed receiving them. She said that they are doing well in Korea. They will be traveling back to San Francisco and Vancouver Canada later this month.

Glenburn Communion will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 10:30 a.m. This is a great way to share our communion service with those unable to attend church. Volunteers are always welcome to help with the service and visit with the residents.

Women's Association Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the home of hostess Bobbi Vandeventer. Co-hostess for the evening will be Teresa Bohn and devotions will be given by Rose Floyd.

On Saturday, June 10th we will be the host for Soup on Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Methodist Church. This is a great opportunity for outreach to those in our community. Volunteers are needed to provide soups, sandwiches, desserts and work, please see the sign-up sheet on the narthex podium.

Madeline and Lydia Rogers will be performing at the Bloomfield United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 11th at 6:30 p.m. Madeline is an outstanding pianist and vocalist studying for her Masters in Piano Performance at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. She has been selected to perform and accompany at a music festival in Italy later this summer. Lydia is an accomplished violinist and vocalist. A free-will offering will be taken to help with Madeline's travel expenses to Italy.

The 40th Annual Women's Association Tasting Luncheon will be held on Friday, June 30th. The committee has been hard at work selecting the recipes and have a delicious assortments of meats, salads, vegetables and desserts. To celebrate our 40th year, this year's luncheon will feature new dishes along with favorites from past years. The committee would like to hear your favorite stories or recipes from the past years. Some of these stories and recipes may be printed up and set out on the tables during the Tasting Luncheon We are in need of volunteers to work the day of the luncheon and fix the recipes, please contact Alicia Holt if you are willing to help. Advanced tickets are on sale now for $7.00. Tickets may be purchased from a member of the Women's Association or by contacting the church office.








Summer is just around the corner and with summer comes Vacation Bible School. This year's VBS theme will be "Camp Out, Getting S'more of Jesus" and will be held on July 17th – 19th. Plans are starting to be made for 3 wonderful evenings of food, games, crafts and Bible lessons. So mark your calendars and plan on "Getting S'more of Jesus". We will be needing volunteers to help with all areas of VBS, if you are willing to help please let the church office know.

Camp Pyoca – Summer is just around the corner. Have you signed your child up for summer camp yet? The staff at Camp Pyoca are busy planning a great adventure for your child. Go ahead and get your child registered now to ensure a spot at Pyoca this summer. Visit or call 866-251-2267 for more information.

For 2nd to 4th graders, the Explorer camps are a great introduction to church camp. There is a higher ratio of counselors to campers and it is a shorter week.

For 4th to 6th graders, there are the Discover camps. Friends! Swimming! Canoeing! Fishing! Hiking! Worship! With a host of fun activities and some time spent singing around the campfire, these weeks are the quintessential summer camp experience.

For grades 7th to 9th, the Challenge camps offer traditional camp elements and team challenges of both mental and physical abilities to appeal to any Jr. High aged camper.

Grades 10 and up can enjoy the Transform camps. These camps offer adventure, fun, laughter, and spiritual growth.




RevDawn's Reveries!!!!



There are moments in time that seem to slow down and freeze, although they are happening at the speed of light. That was the experience when I was taken to the hospital and the doctor said, "I'm going to call a stroke protocol". The next moment seems to have happened in slow motion. I had blood taken, was rushed to CT, and had a neurologist on a video screen watching the fact that I couldn't walk. From the time I heard "stroke" everything in my memory happened in slow motion. I know in reality, it happened quickly, but in memory as I reflect on it time seemed to stand still.

The assurance of faith in that moment meant everything to me. It didn't matter if I didn't survive that event, because I was assured of my heavenly home. It didn't matter if I was physically changed by it, because I am assured a strength that my faith gives me. It didn't matter if it wasn't a stroke at all, because I know there is something in this that God is teaching me, and giving me. My faith meant and does mean everything to me.

After determining my symptoms were similar enough I was given TPA, which is a medication that the first part was pushed into an IV instantly and then the second half was on a drip for an hour. I would have to be watched for 24-48 hours post this medication for any bleeding because it is such a strong blood thinner. We had a quick decision in rather or not to take the risk and trust the meds. We stepped out in faith, because it’s a time sensitive medication. There is only so much time it can be given in from the first sign of the stroke, and it can save your life.

The assurance of faith in that moment meant everything to me. It made perfect sense to say yes to the medication. In times of trial the presence of God and the security of grace become tangible, as if you can reach and touch the holy presence of God in that moment. I know I could and I know that God was in control, and still is. We truly never know what a moment holds. I one moment I was getting ready to leave to travel to Bloomfield. In the next moment I was waking up in a chair, confused and unable to walk. We live in God's time, not our time, and our faith keeps us ever present in God's time.

God bless you all. Know that I love each and every one of you and cherish everything that you have been to me and may our days together be whole and glorious in the light of Jesus Christ.



Rev. Dawn Black

Church Information

Pastor: Rev. Dawn Black (859)466-5853, email:

Secretary’s Hours: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays - 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Church Website:;

Facebook:  First Presbyterian Church of Bloomfield;
Bloomfield Presbyterian Women’s Association

Church E-mail: 

Presbyterian Church (USA):  

Women’s Association Local Service Committee for June/July/August:

Jane Lueking – Chair, LuAnne Allen, Kim Feltner, Shawna Gainey, Kristi Hoffman,

Lola Mowery, Bethany Scott, Kara Talbott


Serving on the Lord’s Day

Worship Leader:

Jim Lueking


Jane Lueking


Mrs. Ardith Richardson, Mr. Bobby Burch, Mrs. Rose Floyd


Weekly Scripture Readings

June 4th

June 11th

Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30

Genesis 1:1-2:4a

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Psalm 8

1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21

2 Corinthians 13:11-13

John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39

Matthew 28:16-20


Church Officers and Administration




Rev. Dawn Black

LuAnne Allen, Membership

Teresa Bohn

LuAnne Allen, Financial Secretary

Bobby Burch, Christian Ed

Deb Cullison

Susan Isenogle, Secretary

Melinda Hendrix, Clerk

Brian Gainey

LuAnne Allen, Sunday School Secr.

David Holt, Missions

Austin Harrah

Connie Hawkins, Treasurer

Bonnie Jackson, Worship

Susan Isenogle


Greg Thomas, Financial

Amber Thomas


Missing:  Marina Boelter

Cancer Treatment: Jim Bell (Bethany Scott), Billy Camden (LuAnne Allen), Jason Daniel (Bethany Scott), Kathy Edwards (Alicia Holt), Shane Evans, Betty Groomer (Nancy Kirk), Warren Michael, Derek Phelps.

Immediate Concerns: Rev. Dawn Black, Dylan Deem, Jan Fricke, Andy Ganster, Fran Garton, Jayklin Graf (Alicia Holt), Diane Jackson, Karla Jester (Alicia Holt), Selena Kingsley, Emily Larek, Jaden Lauderdale, Mary Kay Lehman, Mae Nocus, Heidi Smith (Rev. Dawn Black), Bonnie Sparks, Betty Spencer (Bobbi Vandeventer), Greg Thomas, Jeri Wampler, Thaddeus Arlo Wainman, JB & Cheri Warrick.

Missionaries:  Amanda (East Asia), Full Life Development and Market Place Ministry, Thailand

Nursing Homes and on-going concerns:: Patty Buescher (Ken Nocus), Lois Corwin, Hazel Crays, Donna Hasler, William Richardson, Betty and Plato Spencer (Bobbi Vandeventer), Cade Warren.

American Troops:  Josh Cullison, Will Miller.

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