This Sunday

Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young

Sermon // Pastor Ryan Fullerton

Fighter Verse of the Week.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. ⁸Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. ⁹Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. ¹⁰Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

- Matthew 5:7–10

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 2023. 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 2023, 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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Upcoming Events.

Introducing Immanuel (Updated Dates) // September 30th & October 14th

Are you looking for a community to walk the Christian life out with? If so, join us for our next round of Introducing Immanuel, on September 30th & October 14th, 9:30–11:30a. 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. Register here.

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


College Collective Q&A // September 10th

If you are in college or college age—members and visitors—we would love to welcome you and introduce what is happening this semester in the Immanuel College Collective ministry! ICC will be hosting a free lunch for students in the Fellowship Hall after the morning service on September 10th. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Collective, meet other students, and have a Q&A time with a pastor. We look forward to seeing you there!


Christianity Explained Spaghetti Nights // September 10th–October 15th

Are you exploring Christianity? If so, this is for you! Join us here at Immanuel Baptist Church for six Sunday nights, from Sep. 10th–Oct. 15th, 5:00–6:30p, for good food, good company, and a clear and relevant introduction to the teachings of Jesus Christ. No one will be asked to read, pray, or answer questions, but any questions you may want to ask will be treated intelligently and with respect. We can't wait to see you there! You can register here.

Please note: This event is for seekers, skeptics, members of other faiths, or Immanuel members who will bring unbelieving friends.

If you're a member and looking to serve with Christianity Explained, sign up here!


IY Parent Fellowship // September 16th

In Immanuel Youth, we desire to build a community from all cultures where Christ is King—and that community includes the parents. Thus, join us on Saturday, September 16th, from 9:00–11:00a, in the Youth Room for our next Immanuel Youth Parent Fellowship! This will be an opportunity for parents of our Immanuel Youth students to come together over coffee and donuts, enjoy and cultivate friendships, be encouraged by the Word, and ultimately encourage one another to press on in the call to faithful parenting.

This time around, the theme is The Role of Parents in Preparing Youth for Relationships led by Pastor Tom Scott and his wife, Robyn Scott. Please RSVP here and we look forward to fellowshipping together! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Cody Farthing at


Homeschool Panel // September 22nd

Please join us Friday, September 22nd from 7:00-9:00p in the Fellowship Hall for a night of encouragement in the work of homeschooling. Our panel will discuss seasons of trials and limitations, as well as, the ways the Lord has worked through these things. We desire to spur one another on with Titus 2:3-5 as our aim. Join us!


IY Fourth Friday // September 22nd

IY Families // This month, September 22nd, from 6:30–8:30p at Egg Lawn in Beckley Creek Park, we're playing kickball! No pressure if you are a student who simply wants to come and enjoy the entertainment, and parents are more than welcome to stay and fellowship or even lace up and show these students how it's done! Find directions to where we will be gathering here.

Snacks and drinks are always encouraged


Women's Ministry Fall Book Studies // October–November

Immanuel Women // The Immanuel Women’s Ministry will offer two book studies this fall:

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy six-week book study led by Kristi Tokko on Thursday nights, 7:30–9:00p, from October 5th-November 16th (no meeting on October 19th). Register here

Identity Theft-Part 1 five-week book study led by Kimberly Cone on Monday nights, 7:00–8:30p, from October 2nd-October 30th. Register here


IY Girls "Passion and Purity" Book Study // October 6th–November 17th

IY High School Girls // Sarah Hedrick and Heather Riddle would like to invite all high school girls and their moms to join us in reading Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot. It will be a six-week study happening on Friday nights at 7:00p, from October 6th–November 17th. We will take a break for Fourth Friday (Oct. 27th). Register here!

The location is TBD, so if you would be interested in hosting please let us know.  

Sarah // 502-709-3392

Heather // 502-536-1631

Feel free to call or text if you have any questions.  


Immanuel Men's Camping Trip // November 3rd-4th

All men of Immanuel are called to assemble at Red River Gorge on November 3rd–4th for an overnight tent camping trip that will echo through the ages—or at least, in the gorge. It's going to be cold (it was as low as 47° F this time last year). The exact camping site is TBD, but the site will allow relatively easy access to your cars. Bring your tent, camping gear, food (dinner, breakfast), and your honor with you as we spend time as men together under the stars and in the restorative glow of a campfire. There will be two devotional times and one optional—but epic—hike on Saturday. Sons and friends who can brave the cold are invited.

The price is one overnight parking pass per car ($5) and gas money divided by car. We will leave from Immanuel in 3 separate carpooling caravans on Friday afternoon.

Interested? Sign up here or click here for more details, including a packing list. Reach out to Josh Austin ( or Josh Yuen ( if you have any questions, or want to be invited to the camping trip planning Slack channel.



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). Let's sing his praises together beloved! If you're a member at Immanuel, would you consider serving in the choir? Sight reading is not a requirement. Come and help lead worship through Immanuel's choir!

Early Fall Schedule:

Rehearsal Dates:
Sep. 10th, 17th, & 24th  (12:00–1:30p after Sunday worship in Judson Room, 211)

Choir leads worship on Sunday, Oct. 1st. If you have any questions, email Pastor Ward Young at


Volunteer for IK Nursery

In the Immanuel Kids ministry, we partner with parents to pass on the kingdom to the next generation. Although it looks a bit different at each developmental stage, we feed these little ones two things: truth and love.

When we moved to one service, Pastor Ryan asked for every member to consider serving during our worship service in the nursery. Currently, most of the people who serve in this way also serve in other areas of the church. They are feeding our littlest lambs the truth and loving them in many ways. It is incredibly rewarding. And it is also hard work. Many hands lighten that load, which means…we need YOUR hands to contribute to this evangelistic work.

You would serve once in a 6-week period, 10:00-11:55a. If we have more volunteers, it will be less frequent. Please click here to fill out an application! 



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. 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.