This Sunday

Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young

Sermon // Pastor Ryan Fullerton

Fighter Verse of the Week.

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

- 1 Timothy 4:12

When churches memorize Scripture together, the members deepen their dependency upon God’s Word, grow in Word-centered friendships, enrich their prayers for one another, and build unity that is essential to the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:13–16, Colossians 3:14). This is why, with the aid of Fighter Verses, a ministry of Truth:78, Immanuel is seeking to memorize Scripture together throughout 2022. The weekly memory verse is shared in the bulletin, the Immanuel Connect, and implemented into the Sunday School hour, with helpful resources available here, in the Immanuel app, and also in the bookstore (coming soon). May the Word of Christ dwell in us richly during 2022, that we may teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in our hearts to God (Col. 3:16).

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Special Announcements.

Christmas at Immanuel

During the holiday season, Christians rightly reflect on the first advent: the coming of Christ. However, what about the second advent? Christmas has historically been a time when the church contemplates not only Christ's first coming to Bethlehem but also His second coming in power to establish His eternal kingdom. Immanuel, may we do the same—and invite others to join us—this Christmas season! Learn more at

Sundays, Dec. 4th, 11th, & 18th

9:00a // Sunday School

10:15a // Worship Gathering

Sunday, Dec. 25th

10:15a // Christmas Day Service


Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is an annual offering collected by believers to support international missions. This offering is unique from other mission offerings in that 100% of gifts provide for missionaries all over the world.⁠

This should matter to our Immanuel family, because as a sending church, we have a burden to gospel workers and also to support those workers through continued, faithful giving. Would you consider giving to this year's Lottie Moon offering? ⁠

You can do so in-person, online, or on the app by selecting Lottie Moon Christmas Offering as the designation.


We're Hiring!

Immanuel is excited to announce an opening for a contract Facility Care Custodian (approximately 5 hours per week). 

In order to help Immanuel build a community from all cultures where Christ is king, the Facility Care Custodian helps maintain the cleanliness and readiness of Immanuel’s building, with particular focus on weekly cleaning of all restrooms. The right candidate desires to love the body of Christ through unseen and sometimes thankless acts of service, has an eye for details, and a corresponding work ethic to make those details shine for the glory of Christ.

If that sounds like you, please apply! Please note that preference will be given to members of Immanuel for this position. Applications are open effective immediately. Please contact Scott Stringer with any questions.

Find the application and full contractor expectations and qualifications here.


Upcoming Events.

No Sunday School // December 25th & January 1st

While we are eager to worship together at 10:15a on Christmas Day and New Year's Day, there will be no Sunday school hour. Sunday school will resume on January 8th.


IY Family Potluck // January 8th

Immanuel Youth // On January 8th, we are thrilled to share a meal together with both our Immanuel Youth students AND their families at 12:00p in the Fellowship Hall. No agenda but to eat and enjoy one another's company! Don't miss these opportunities to fellowship with other Immanuel Youth families as we seek together to build the next generation into a community from all cultures where Christ is King.

Please note: These lunches are potluck style, so save the date and stay tuned for the meal signup coming soon.


"Gentle & Lowly" Women's Book Study // January 3rd–February 7th

Join our Immanuel Women's Ministry Director, Patti Withers, for a Gently and Lowly book study at the church building, Tuesday nights, 6 weeks, (Jan. 3rd–31st & Feb. 7th) from 7:00–8:30p. Free copy of book provided! Register here.


Introducing Immanuel // January 22nd–February 12th

Are you looking for a community to walk the Christian life out with? If so, join us for our Introducing Immanuel class. Introducing Immanuel is the best way to learn about who we are as a body of believers. Pastors will explain the basics of Immanuel's vision, family life, and beliefs. Our next round is Jan. 22nd, 29th, Feb. 5th, and 12th. Register here!

*Please note that all sessions of Introducing Immanuel are required for membership.


Bible Story Telling Through Henna // February 12th–March 6th

Learn how to tell Bible stories using henna. Henna is used in many cultures around the world as a means for women to gather. Come learn how to draw henna, practice telling Bible stories in a clear and concise way, and grow in a new tool of evangelism with other Immanuel sisters. Led by Sarah Werk, this class will gather on Monday evenings in the Immanuel building from 7:00–8:30p  on Feb. 12th, 20th, 27th, & March 6th. Interested? Register here.


Service Opportunities.

Immanuel Communications Internship

The Immanuel Communications Internship exists to further communicate Immanuel's vision across various mediums, including social media, website, print, and more. This important internship (approx. 5–7 hours/week) requires a mix of creativity, determination, and the ability to provide communication support for Immanuel's staff and ministries. Interested in learning more? Reach out to our Communications Director, Cody Farthing, at

Note for Students // This unpaid intern completes requirements as outlined under Boyce College’s internship expectations if needed.


Financial Team

Are you gifted in administration? If so, there is an opportunity to use your spiritual gift to serve the church as a member of our Financial Team. This team helps steward the Lord’s finances at Immanuel by offering counting and related administrative duties during the 9:00 am Sunday School hour.  

Volunteers typically serve once a month. If interested in joining this team, please contact Cody Gardner.


Join the Immanuel Choir!

The Psalms say, "It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High" (Ps. 92:1). This is how we seek to serve the saints through the Immanuel choir. If you're a member at Immanuel, would you consider joining us? Sight reading is not a requirement but choir members must have a moderate singing ability. Come be a part of singing together and helping build Immanuel's choir.  Please see our upcoming Christmas schedule below. If you have any questions, email Pastor Ward Young at

  • Rehearsal dates: Nov. 20th, Dec. 4th, Dec. 11th  (12:15–1:15p after Sunday worship)
  • Choir leads worship on Sunday, Dec. 18th


Facility Care Intern Opportunity

Immanuel's beautiful facilities are a reminder of the kindness of our Lord and his love for the nations. The task of stewarding such a gift with excellence takes a team of faithful servants. The Lord has been very gracious to provide a residential internship for three Facility Care Interns.

We currently have immediate openings!

Our Facility Care Interns live in our intern triplex on Breckinridge St. adjacent to the church. Their responsibilities include: weekly cleaning of the church building, routine maintenance tasks as they are able (skills not required), and other tasks as assigned.

We are looking for single men who are members of Immanuel, who are striving to grow in holiness, and have 10 to 15 hours per week to serve the body of Christ, in exchange for a place to live with awesome Christian community!

Interested? Contact Scott Stringer at



Mercy Needs Form

The Lord provides for the needs of his people and has appointed deacons in the church to help administer this provision so that there would not be a needy person among us at Immanuel. If you are aware of a need that the Lord might meet through the care of our deacons, please make our deacons aware of it through our Mercy Needs Form.


Ways to Give

Thank you so much for your continued worship of our great God through your faithful giving during this unique season. When we exclusively moved to mailed checks and online giving, you responded. Because of your sacrificial giving, we have been able to continue fully supporting our missionaries, our ministries, and our staff.

We are pleased to share that, not only can you give online, but you can now give in person once again! Giving boxes are located near the sanctuary exits.


Immanuel App

Want a simple resource to help stay connected at Immanuel? Download the new Immanuel app here. While still currently a work in progress, expect to see future resources coming to the app that will integrate with Breeze to better serve our church body.


Gifts Assessment

As we study our community we are seeking to identify the burdens, needs, and desires of our neighbors. The key to serving our community is to locate all available church assets and begin connecting them to these burdens and needs. As a church, God has equipped us with many gifts, talents, and resources to be used to serve one another, as well as, those around us. So, would you share the ways God has gifted you to serve? We would love to know! Please take a few minutes to fill out this gifts assessment form. 


Resources for Families

We are grateful to offer a nursing mothers' room located off the balcony on the 2nd floor. Furthermore, a cry room is available in the fellowship hall. Both locations offer the service streamed. For directions, view our building map by clicking the desired room above.