This Week's Sunday Bulletin
Sunday Morning Services
8am, 9:30am, 11am
The Bigger They Are…
Pastor Jesse Johnson
Worship Choir and Orchestra
Shine On Us
Kings Come and Kings Go, But the Heart Stays Forever
1 Kings 14:21-15:8
Pastor Jesse Johnson
Tuesdays, 6am, A207
Join us as we work through the Fundamentals of the Faith through large-group presentations and small-group discussions.
Men of the Bible (MOB)
Tuesdays, 6:45–8:45pm, Choir/Seminar Room
The MOB gives you an opportunity to develop meaningful and lasting relationships with other men as we study God's Word together and apply God's truth in our lives. We are studying the book of Hebrews. For more information and registration, visit www.ibcmob.net.
Coming this Spring – Women's Conference!
Be Still – Finding True Rest for Your Soul
March 24–25, Atrium
This spring we have the privilege to welcome national speaker and author, Vicki Courtney, for our Women's Spring Conference. Vicki will be sharing with us how God alone can restore body, soul, and spirit. We have extended earlybird registration until March 6! Register now at ibc.church/bestill to get the earlybird rate and be entered to win one of three giveaways at the conference, or stop by the Atrium today and talk to a team member who can help you register.
Baby Bottle Boomerang Campaign
New Bible Study This Spring
Begins Wednesday, March 1, 9:30–11:30am
At this new Bible study for women, we will be learning the doctrinal foundations of the Spirit and what Scripture teaches about how to walk in the Spirit's empowerment. Childcare is available. Register online at ibc.church/wmbiblestudy.
Abortion Recovery Bible Study
IBC Home Educators (IBCHE)
Thursday, March 2, 7pm, Room A206
Please join us for our monthly parents meeting for food, fellowship, and discussion about homeschooling.
College Student Discipleship Opportunities
UPCOMING MEMBERSHIP AND BAPTISM CLASSES
8am, Room A206
8am, Room A201
ADULT EDUCATION AND GROUPS
Adult Bible Fellowships
Adult Bible Fellowships (ABF's) are the "backbone" of the Immanuel body. Collectively, ABF members touch nearly every other ministry within Immanuel. This is a great time to join an ABF; visit the Immanuel website, ibc.church/abf to find a group that meets your needs.
NEXT GENERATION MINISTRIES
Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendars now for VBS, June 26–30th! AM Program: 9:30am–noon, 4 years by 9/30/17 through entering 3rd grade. Theme: "Under Construction, Building Hearts to Serve." PM Program: 7–9pm, entering 4th–entering 6th grades. Theme: "Project Serve." Cost: $15 (price increases to $20 on June 1st). Online registration begins on May 1st.
The Student Ministry staff would like to invite parents of middle and high school students to a potluck dinner at the Pinkston's home to get to know us and our vision for our ministry. This is an especially great opportunity if you are new to Immanuel or Student Ministries.To view dates and sign up, visit ibc.church/students.
MISSION & OUTREACH
Allan and Pam Gardner
Virginia – International
Ambassadors for Christ, International (AFCI)
Allan is the International Ministry Advisor for AFCI, a position he assumed after 11 years (1991 – 2002) as AFCI's International Director. AFCI works with nationals to spread the Gospel and establish churches. Allan and Pam have traveled around the world encouraging nationals and ministering alongside them. For example, last year they took part in a training program for pastors and Christian leaders in Guadeloupe on church life and leadership development. AFCI has developed a two-year training program for emerging leaders to prepare younger staff members for leadership roles in the future. Alan and Pam are able to share historical and personal material with these younger staff members in person at conferences or through Allan's messages that have been video-taped for wider distribution.
Pam's book, Distressed but not Destroyed, tells the story of their family's experiences with their special needs daughter, Andrea. She relates how in the midst of adversity, pain and heartache, the family strengthened their relationship with God, developed contentment and joy, and experienced spiritual growth. The book is available in English and Spanish.
1. For health, energy, and strength for Pam and Allan after his heart bypass surgery last June.
2. For AFCI teams working in sensitive and dangerous countries.
3. For the Lord to give them wisdom and insight as they counsel pastors and church leaders locally and internationally.
Support Mission Muffins - Sunday, March 5
With Central Union Mission's Ready2Cook program, employees learn baking, retail, marketing and business skills that make them ready for the job market. Every time you purchase these scrumptious muffins, not only are you getting the best baked goods money can buy, but you are helping to train and equip a homeless or employment-challenged individual to return to society. Learn more at www.missionmuffins.org.
Serving Dinner at Central Union Mission
Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Iraq - #7 | Additional information is available at ibc.church/worldwatchlist.
CARE & COUNSELING
Health Challenges Support Group
Today, 3–5pm, Room A107
Grief Walk Support Group
Tuesday evening, March 14
IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Employment Openings for 2017-2018
ICS is now accepting applications for Lower School Teachers, Upper School Teachers and Lower School Teaching Assistants (part time). All teaching positions are full-time and require an education degree and classroom experience. Visit www.icsva.org/employment for more details and to apply.
Visiting Day at ICS: March 23 – Experience a day as an ICS student!
Auction Items Needed
MUSIC & WORSHIP
Fundamentals of Music Class
Part 2 – Sunday, February 26
11:30am–12:45pm, Choir Room
IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE
This Week at the Bookstore
Attention men who missed out on the book We Got Him! A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein, written by Lt. Col. Steve Russell: the Bookstore has more copies in stock and discounted at 20% off.
Bookstore Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 11-4; Wednesday, 11-7; Sunday, 9-1 and 4:30-7. Closed Monday, Friday and Saturday.