September 27, 2018

Happy Birthday:  October: Luke Dennen 3rd, Harrison Holt 5th, Kirsten Lee 6th,

Bob Kirk 6th, Megan Lueking 7th, Keegna Lee 8th, Derek Phelps 9th, Time Hendrix 11th, Trevor Vest 11th,

Teresa Bohn 19th, Cara Isenogle 21st, Zachary Stone 21st, Kathryn Lueking 22nd, Jim Lueking 23rd

Ed Jackson 26th, Tisha Kivett 28th

Happy Anniversaries: October: Pete & Susan Isenogle 9th, Kayla & Kortnie Hendirx 21st,

Murray & Karin Thompson 24th, Jeff & Peggy Hiland 27th

Church News/Preview

Our Little Free Library is up and going with 110 visitors since it was set up the first part of August. Please feel free to open the doors and check it out. Our library contains many different books for adults and children. If you have any books you would be willing to donate to this, please let the church office know or place them on the table in the Library. Thank you to everyone who has brought in book so far.

You are invited to a special evening of Gospel Music featuring the 'Wolf" Gospel Music Family, The White River Quartet, Mark Vice, and Austin Harper's Bluegrass Gospel Bank. This is a benefit concert for the Greene County Family Life Center and will take place on Friday, October 5th at the Shawnee Theater starting at 6:30 p.m. A free will offering will be taken during the evening.

On Sunday, October 14th we will once again be having the The Pet Dedication and Remembrance Service. This special worship service will be held outdoors on the church lawn. Everyone is invited to bring their pets, both big and small, for this wonderful service. Please remember to have your pet contained in a carrier or on a leash. There will be a special insert in the bulletin for names of our pets that has entered into Heaven, please let the church office know if you have a pet you would like to remembered during this service.

Our church will be serving Soup on Saturday on October 20th. This is a wonderful chance to share God's love with other in our community. Volunteers are needed to provide soup, sandwiches, desserts, and to work. Please see the sign-up sheet on the narthex podium.

Sunday, October 21st will be Children's Sabbath. This is a time to reflect on God's gift of children and ways individuals and we, as a congregation, can renew their commitment to care for, protect and advocate for all children.

We will be collecting the Peace & Global Witness Offering on Sunday, October 7th during worship service. A gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote the Pace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world. Presbyterians help transform lives through our work for peace, with the tools God has given us. Together, in the Spirit of God, we work to break the power of hate, and heal the wounds of violence and division. We join in the Peace & Global Witness Offering because it is boundless peace God offers. This offering is received during the Season of Peace, which ends on World Communion Sunday.

World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. The tradition originated in the Shadyside Presbyterian Church in 1933, was adopted throughout the US Presbyterian Church in 1936, and subsequently spread to other denominations. In 1940, the Federal council of church (now the National Council of Churches), led by Jesse Moren Bader, endorsed World Communion Sunday and began to promote it to Christian churches worldwide.

The Family Life Center has a many things planned for the Apple Festival weekend and are in need of volunteers. They will be starting the weekend on Friday, October 5th with the Gospel Music sing at the Shawnee Theater starting at 6:00 p.m. Then on Saturday they are in need of volunteers to man their booth at the Apple Festival and to help with their annual Quilt Auction. The Quilt Auction will be held at the Shawnee Theater starting at 1:00 p.m. And finally on Sunday they need people to join them in the Apple Festival Parade. If you would be interested in helping them with any of these projects, please call them at 812-384-1639.

Congratulations to Cara Isenogle and the Monroe County Special Olympics Equestrian team on their accomplishments during the Special Olympics State Equestrian Show. This year there was a total of 50 riders from all over the state taking part in this competition. Cara and her horse Louie came home with a 4th place ribbon, 2 bronze medals, 3 silver medals, and a gold medal. We would like to celebrate all our members special achievements, please let the church office know if a member of you or a member of your family has an achievement they would like to share with everyone.

The Bloomfield First Baptist Church is hosting Miles Pike in Concert on Sunday, October 21st. This will be a concert unlike any other. Miles has a five octave range, and sings all the parts, from the lowest bass to high soprano notes. Come enjoy his talent and be encouraged by his humorous words and heartfelt message. The concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments after the concert.

As Clerk of Session I am inviting you to participate in our annual performance review of Pastor Dawn Black and to participate in a performance review of our Session. Pastor Dawn begins her third year as our Pastor today, and your comments may be helpful to her and to us. Further, Session needs to hear how we may improve in leading our congregation as a community of faith, hope, love, and witness. On behalf of the Session, I am inviting comments that may be positive as well as comments about how you want to see improvements.

You are invited to make general comments about the job performance of both Pastor Dawn and Session. You are also invited to include answers to the following questions:

            1.  In what ways has the Pastor been an important part of the life of the church?

            2.  How may the Pastor and your Session improve to make your participation in the Church better?

            3.  What are the highlights in your participation in the life of the church?

            4.  In what ways do you want us as a congregation to participate differently in the Greene County community?

            5.  Can the Session communicate better with the congregation, and how?

You may provide your comments to me via e-mail to, telephone me at 812.384.6071, or leave your signed noted in the church office in an envelope addressed to me. Please respond by October 23.

Thank you for giving this your prayerful consideration.


David Holt


RevDawn's Reveries!!!



I want to invite the congregation to come alongside and partner with our confirmation students. We will be walking with our confirmands as they learn and grow in the reformed faith by becoming full members of the church. In order to make this process connected and impactful I am asking for the full participation of the church.

1.  I will need confirmation partners or mentors. Each confirmand will be paired with a mentor. A member of the

    church who will sometimes attend the meetings, but who will always be in contact with their partner throughout

    the journey. They will support and encourage them along the way, building a relationship and holding them in


2.  I will need faithful people of the church to attend various sessions to share their stories: Ex. Their long time

    membership. How the church has supported them along the way, the history of the congregation, their mission

    participation and service projects through the years.

3.  I need hosts! We will be having our meetings after church which means hungry teenagers! What better way to

    connect to church members than to host these meeting in member's homes. I would ask that you provide lunch

    and space for us to have our time together. I encourage you to stay with us during the meeting and contribute

    your knowledge and learn alongside them for the day. There would be students, guests, and myself present that


If you are available and willing to be a part of this amazing journey, please get in touch with me. I will begin to match volunteers to specific dates as soon as they start to come in. Thank you so much, I hope many prayerfully consider being a part of our students continued journey of faith.


Peace and love,

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.

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Bloomfield Presbyterian Women’s Association

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Women’s Association Local Service Committee for September/October/November

Bonnie Jackson – Chair, Kim Feltner, Kayla Hendrix, Melinda Hendrix, Alicia Holt,

Diana Jackson, Cheri Stone, Amber Thomas


Serving on the Lord’s Day

Worship Leader:

LuAnne Allen




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


Weekly Scripture Readings

September 30th

October 7th

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22

Job 1:1; 2:1-10

Psalm 124

Psalm 26

James 5:13-20

Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12

Mark 9:38-50

Mark 10:2-16


Church Officers and Administration




Rev. Dawn Black, Designated Pastor

LuAnne Allen, Worship

Teresa Bohn

LuAnne Allen, Financial Secretary

Brian Gainey, Finance

Austin Harrah

Susan Isenogle, Secretary

David Holt, Missions, Clerk

Pete Isenogle

LuAnne Allen, Sunday School Secr.

Jane Lueking, Membership

Cheri Stone

Connie Hawkins, Treasurer

Brent Stone, Christian Ed






Missing: Marina Boelter

Cancer Treatment: Deanna Creistan (Kristi Hoffman), Sharon Fredrick, Betty Groomer (Nancy Kirk), Norma Haney, Jeremy Hicks, Harvey Holt, Loren Kirby, Steve Kirby, Sandy Luster, Carolyn Manifold (Derek Phelps), Linda Peterson, Susie Schulte, Carl Webber.

Immediate Concerns: Leasy Burcham, Billy Camden, Andy Ganster, Doris Inman, Jayklin Graf (Alicia Holt), Diane Jackson, Dave & Charlene Merriman, Lola Mowery, Barbara Myers, Mae Nocus, Dave Schulte, Bob Slinkard.

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

Nursing Homes and on-going concerns: Patty Buescher, Lois Corwin, Plato Spencer (Bobbi Vandeventer).

American Troops: Will Miller.

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