Church Newsletter
12.23.18
Greetings!
Studying God’s Word:
Interpreting What the Text Means
by Pastor Mike Srisam-ang

Studying God’s word requires proper heart preparation and careful observation of what the text says (please refer to the previous posts). Now it is time to move from gathering information (observation) to understanding meaning (interpretation). Text-driven interpretation is the process where you are seeking to answer the question, “what does the text mean by what it says?”
When dealing with how we interpret Scripture, our desire is not to ...
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY

Sermon:
This Day; That Day
(Proverbs 16:1-4)
Pastor Michael Wilburn

Scripture:
2 Corinthians 5:6-11a

Sunday Evening:
Open Sunday

Happenings at IBC
Proposed Church Constitution Change

At the annual meeting next month, this local assembly will be voting on a constitutional change that is purposed to emphasize membership as a mutual covenantal commitment to a “Gospel-driven sharing of ourselves as like-minded believers of Jesus Christ.” 

Read about the changes here

Join us Sunday, December 30, 5 PM in the Sanctuary to hear the proposed changes.
Rhythms of Grace
March 22-24, 2019
Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center

Registration is open and you can sign up on Sunday mornings following the morning worship service. Gift certificates can be purchased as a Christmas gift for your wife, sister, mom, or friend. Holly Stratton will be our speaker.

Monday, December 24th
Join us at 6 PM in the Sanctuary as we have Lessons & Carols with the church choir and orchestra
How to know if IBC Church Services are cancelled?

  • Will be broadcast on Channels 6,8,&12
  • Church wide email will be sent
  • Church app alert will be sent
Celebrate 50 years of ministry with Jim Bennett and his family on Sunday, January 6 at 5 PM. Bless the Bennetts by attending this special service and contributing to the offering. 
Winter Gathering
Thursday, January 17, 2019
7:00-8:30 pm
at the PRC of Metro Richmond
 
Everyone is invited to attend this informational gathering where you will take a tour of the PRC, and learn more about our ministry, history and volunteer opportunities. RSVP to Julie Hagen at 804-673-2020 or jhagen@prcrichmond.org  

PRC Volunteer Training:
 
"Equipped to Serve" Volunteer Training Course
Thursdays, February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 and 28
Morning and evening classes available.
Cost: $38
Registration Deadline: January 28, 2019
 
The Pregnancy Resource Center is looking for men and women who hold a biblical worldview of life and have a desire to compassionately serve people who may be unprepared for pregnancy. Training is held twice a year and is required for volunteering.
Upcoming Events:

January 6 -Retirement Service & Reception for Jim Bennett
January 27 -Annual Meeting
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