Church Newsletter
10.26.18
Greetings!
What should you include in public worship?
I remember the beginning of my first pastorate, the congregation included faithful, loving Christians who worshiped together for decades. As any tight-knit group will do, a few odd church family rituals embedded themselves in their unwritten, but expected traditions. One of which was singing "Happy Birthday" to prominent members in the church during the Sunday morning service. The ratio was about one stanza of "Happy Birthday” every other Sunday.

To make it worse...
PREPARING
FOR SUNDAY

Sermon:
Praise & Appreciation
Proverbs 27:2, 21
Pastor Michael

Scripture:
Colossians 4:1-6

Sunday Evening:
Share the Gospel
1 Cor. 9:24-27
Pastor Mike Srisam-ang

Happenings at IBC
“It’s hip to clip” - as an encouragement to George Carver ES and Albert Hill MS, IBC will be collecting Box Tops from items purchased with this logo. Just clip the logo and slip in one of the clearly marked boxes in either of the kitchens or in the office at IBC. In turn the schools are reimbursed 10¢ for each box top. This added blessing allows schools to purchase much needed items. What a great way to show our love and support for schools in RVA!
Our Christmas Outreach this year will be assisting foster families through Hope Tree Family Services. More information will be presented during the morning worship this Sunday.
The PRC Annual Gala is our biggest event of the year! We welcome our keynote speaker,  Jor-El Godsey,  President of Heartbeat International. He has served in the pregnancy help movement since 1991 reaching, rescuing, and renewing communities worldwide for LIFE. He speaks with an uplifting message of hope and LIFE!

Join us November 15th at the Richmond Marriott for an evening of celebration, fellowship, and inspiration! Dinner is complimentary. However, an opportunity to make a financial gift will be extended. Registration begins at 6:15pm.

 See you November 15th!
POINSETTIAS - If you would like to order a red poinsettia in memory or in honor of a loved one, call the church office or email kober@ibcrichmond.org . The cost will be $12.50 each. The deadline to order is Sunday, November 18.
MEMBERSHIP CLASS | Sunday, November 4
Want to know more about our church or would like to know how to become a member? Join us Sunday, November 4 from 12:30 PM to 5 PM. Lunch is provided. Register online or email kober@ibcrichmond.org if you would like to attend. 
Worship Service Security Teams – Men, are you looking for a way to serve at Immanuel? There is a need for additional volunteers for the security teams that keep our church safe during our Sunday services. If you interested in serving once a month, pleases contact Travis Cox at  tcox7092@verizon.net  
22 Days
The Gospel Comes with a House Key
November 17
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Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom.
This event is open to both men and women.
Cost: $12
Students 13-21 yrs. can attend free to the event, but must register online.
Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
(Lunch is on your own)
Location: Immanuel Baptist Church
Click here to register.
Thanksgiving Pie & Praise
Sunday, November 18
5:00 to 7:00 PM
Upcoming Events:

Nov. 17   The Gospel Comes with a House Key/Rosaria Butterfield
Nov. 18 - Thanksgiving Pie & Praise
December 1 Labor of Love
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