August 17, 2017

Happy Birthday: August: Melinda Hendrix 17th, Miranda may 19th, Zachary Black 20th,

Curt Vandeventer 22nd, Grant Burcham 26th, Gracen Black 26th, Maddie Stone 29th,

Cheri Stone 30th, Christie Dennen 31st, Allison Kight 31st

September: Dominic May 7th, Murray Thompson 8th,

McKenzie Scott 11th, Dalton Allen 12th, Carolyn Spencer & Marilyn Roberts16th

Happy Anniversaries: September: Jim & Ardith Richardson 1st, Andrew & Dawn Black 11th,

Mike & Morgan Wagler 17th

Church News/Preview

We will be hosting Soup on Saturday on August 19th at the Methodist Church. This is a great outreach to those in our community and a wonderful opportunity to share God's love. Volunteers are needed to prepare soup, sandwiches, desserts and serve, please see the sign-up sheet on the narthex podium.

Thank you to Austin Harrah and Alicia Holt for your donation to help on the Holiday World trip. A great time was had by everybody who went and the weather was great. Some pictures of the trip are posted on the bulletin board. Also to Austin for fixing the kitchen sink faucet.

We are so very excited to announce that the arrangements have been made for our church to start hosting communion services at Autumn Trace in Linton. These communion service will be held on the second Wednesday of each month starting at 9:30 a.m. We will then go from there to do the communion service at Glenburn at 10:30 a.m. The next services will be held on Wednesday, September 13th. Volunteers to help with these services and visit with the residents is always greatly appreciated.

The Feed the Children committee, would like to thank everyone for their help in feeding the children this summer. Weather you cleaned trays or tables, passed out milk, wrapped silverware made special treats or helped in anyway the committee thanks everyone for their help.

The Session is currently looking for someone with the knowledge and expertise to redo our church's website. Our current site is in need of a serious upgrade or revision. The church office tries hard to keep the calendar and articles up to date, but the page is not very user friendly to the person editing it. If you, or someone you know, has the ability and time to set us up with a new site or revise the old one, please let the Session know.

There will be a Women's Association meeting on Thursday, September 14th at the home of hostess Doris From. Co-hostess for the evening will be Bonnie Jackson with devotions being given by Ardith Richardson.

The manse is available for rent again. Please let the church office or Deb Cullison know if you know of someone who would like to rent it. The manse has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full basement and a one car garage.

Full Life Development will be having a silent auction to auction off a quilt. The quilt was made by the Purposeful Living Units Serve (P.L.U.S) at the maximum security Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle. P.L.U.S. is a faith and character based re-entry program which offers offenders and opportunity to choose alternatives to their previous behavior through an emphasis on spiritual, moral and character development. Please see Becky Noel for details.

Are you missing a baking dish or other cooking item? It so, please check the kitchen for these items. Many items have been left here recently and are trying to find their ways back home.

Thank you for your generous donation to our food pantry. Together, we are being the hand and feet of Jesus in our community. God Bless you! FBC Food Pantry



Thank you so much for the flower for the

birth of Annalee! It is beautiful! We also appreciate everyone's prayers during the pregnancy. So far she is doing very well! Thank you for everything!

                                                Ryan, Bonnie

                                                Brett and Annalee








Does anybody have a baby gate that is not in use? If so please let the church office know if the church could borrow it for awhile.

It's time to start thinking about our one year performance review for Pastor Dawn, and the session would like to get input from the congregation! We would appreciate your feedback – we are looking for both positive comments and areas where you'd like to see improvement. Please provide your comments back via email (, phone (812-384-8126) or if you'd prefer to be anonymous you can put your notes in an envelope and leave them in the church office addressed to me! Please provide these by September 1st.

       Thank you

       Melinda Hendrix


                                                      RevDawn's Reveries!!!!



"26 You are all God's children through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither slave nor free; nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 Now if you belong to Christ, then indeed you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to the promise." (Galatians 3:26-29)

This passage is quoted time and time again, but what does it really mean for the fabric of how we live out our Christian faith? This is often read in a context about the other and in a way of judgment of how individuals treat others. But that is not what Paul is saying here. When you read this passage, and I included it so that you could do this, I want you to read it as an "I" statement.

"I am God's child through faith in Christ Jesus. I was baptized into Christ and have clothed myself with Christ. I am neither Jew nor Greek, I am neither slave nor free, I am neither male nor female, for I am included in the one Christ Jesus. Because I belong to Christ, I am one of Abraham's descendants and an heir according to the promise."

This changes things. It is separating ourselves from the things of this world that are identifiers. And if we remove those things that identify ourselves, and only see ourselves as children of God, we change as individuals because we are no longer an individual, we are a collective and are part of something greater. We are part of Jesus Christ. We strip away the 'name' that the world has given us, and only become the name the Holy has given us. Then we can only see others as the same. And if we begin to see everyone as the child of God that they are, then maybe we can stop the judgment of them based on these identifiers that we have placed on them. These things we've placed on them as a society, judgments based on race, gender, sex religion, and start seeing each other as human. Humans made in God's image. Humans that belong to God. If we are clothed with Christ, we shed these identifiers, and can only see ourselves as children of God, and can only see others as the same. And the love of God should and will begin to win over hate above all else. Amen.




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:

Ted Hawkins


Connie Hawkins


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


Weekly Scripture Readings

August 20th

August 27th

Genesis 45:1-15

Exodus 1:8-2:10

Psalm 133

Psalm 124

Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

Romans 12:1-8

Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28

Matthew 16:13-20


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), Pinky Bovenschen, Billy Camden (LuAnne Allen), Cathy Edwards (Alicia Holt), Shane Evans, Betty Groomer (Nancy Kirk), Billy Ockerman, Derek Phelps, Patty Vest (Teresa Bohn), Molly Young (Dave Holt).

Immediate Concerns: Rev. Dawn Black, Benny Cullison (Deb Cullison), Dylan Deem, Andy Ganster, Jayklin Graf (Alicia Holt), Donna Hasler, Bob Jackson, Diane Jackson, Selena Kingsley, Mae Nocus, Yvette Rollins, Annalee Grace Sparks, Jeri Wampler, Thaddeus Arlo Wainman.

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, William Richardson, Betty and Plato Spencer (Bobbi Vandeventer), Cade Warren.

American Troops:  Josh Cullison, Will Miller.

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