Church Newsletter
12.14.18
Greetings!
Studying God’s Word:
 Observing What the Text Says
by Pastor Mike Srisam-ang

Studying God’s word requires proper heart preparation. I proposed in last week’s post that the necessity of prayer, the requirement of purity, and the mindfulness of perspective are important as we approach the word of God. We need to realize our dependence and desperate need of divine guidance as we look to God’s Spirit inspired word. God requires our hearts and lives to be pure as we come before his holy word. This means that as Christians confession and repentance are a part of our daily lives. We are also to be mindful of having the perspective of not only applying the truth of Scripture to our lives, but to pass along the truth of God’s word to others. This protects us from...
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY

Sermon:
Livable Wisdom
Proverbs 30:1-9
Pastor Michael Wilburn

Scripture:
1 Corinthians 2:6-13

Sunday Evening:
Service Gathering/
 Reception Pastor Michael

Happenings at IBC
EVERGREENS | Tues., December 18
This month’s program is Christmas Duets and Sing-a-longs with Carole Wyncoop and David Johnston. Please bring your favorite “Holiday Finger Food” and $1 per person to cover costs. If you are 55+, join us at 12 PM in the Fellowship Hall.
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.
GRADUATION CELEBRATION
The Board of Elders invite you to join a celebration for Pastor Michael’s successful completion of his PhD. Immediately after a brief evening service on December 16 th , we’ll gather in the Fellowship Hall for a time of refreshments and congratulations. There’s nothing you need to bring and we hope you can join us.


Monday, December 24th
Join us at 6 PM in the Sanctuary
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. 
RVA Spring 2018 Perspectives
15 week course
January 8 - May 7
Bethany Place Baptist Church
Upcoming Events:

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