Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young
Sermon // Pastor Ryan Fullerton
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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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!
Sundays, Dec. 4th, 11th, & 18th
9:00a // Sunday School
10:15a // Worship Gathering
Sunday, Dec. 25th
10:15a // Christmas Day Service
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.
Celebrate the life-changing power of Christ for the incarcerated! Join The Prisoner's Hope on December 7th, 7:30–9:30a, for a morning of celebration as we share stories of hope and possibility for men, women, and families touched by incarceration. Hear a live testimony that shows how our God can bring all things together for good for those who love Him. You'll also hear from Executive Director, Darryll Davis, on the vision for the ministry. Register here!
Sisters // Join us on Friday, December 9th, at 7:00p in the Fellowship Hall for the Immanuel Women's Holiday Fellowship. We'll sing, fellowship, and hear teaching from our dear sister, India Bufkin. Bring a friend and your favorite holiday snack to share! Hope to see you then!
Last name beginning with A–M: Bring a savory snack.
Last name beginning with N–Z: Bring a sweet snack.
Immanuel // You are all invited to the Immanuel Kids Christmas Musical, “Glory to God in the Lowest” on Saturday, December 10th, at 2:00p in the sanctuary. Our children would love to share with you the story of the shepherds on the night Jesus was born. There will be cookies and hot chocolate in the Fellowship Hall following the performance.
Immanuel Singles Ministry is having a Christmas Party on Saturday, December 10th from 7:00-9:00p in the Fellowship Hall. Invite a friend and bring your favorite snack to share!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note for Students // This unpaid intern completes requirements as outlined under Boyce College’s internship expectations if needed.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.