This Weeks Bulletin

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This Week's Sunday Bulletin

December 8, 2019

Sunday Morning Services
8, 9:30, 11am, Worship Center

The Only Savior
Matthew 1:12-17
Pastor Jesse Johnson

Evening Service
5:15pm, Atrium

He Sees You When You're Sleeping
Ezra 5
Pastor Jesse Johnson

DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRIES

Upcoming Sermons

sermons

Men's Ministry Studies

Core Strength: Tuesdays, 6am, Room A207;
MOB (Men of the Bible): Tuesdays, 6:45pm, W102 (Seminar Room);
Defending Biblical Inerrancy (DBI): Thursdays, 8-9pm, conference call
For registration and dial-in instructions, contact Dr. Ron Bashian, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Women's Coffeehouse
Friday, January 31, 7pm, Atrium

coffeehouse
Women’s Ministry invites you to join us for our annual Coffeehouse.This is an evening we look forward to each winter as we turn the Atrium into a warm and inviting Coffeehouse with gourmet desserts, a delicious coffee bar, and sweet fellowship. This year it will also feature a concert by Jessa Anderson, a beautiful singer and songwriter from Nashville. Our theme for the Coffeehouse is Expressions of Thankfulness. Purchase your tickets at ibc.church/coffeehouse.

MUMS
Monday, December 9, 7-9pm, Atrium

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If you’re a mom who is pregnant or has a child in kindergarten or younger, we invite you to join us for a very special Christmas evening in the Atrium. Our guest speaker, Enid Orr, will be sharing about how we can focus our hearts on Christ this season. We’ll have a sweet time celebrating the birth of our Savior with special music, dinner together, and great fellowship and discussion times with other moms.

EMOMS
Wednesday, December 18, 7-8:30pm, Room A207

emoms
Elementary school moms: Come celebrate the Christmas season with us! We will have a special evening as we gather for light refreshments and hear Sonya Spillmann on Reflecting Christ through Joy and Hope. Find out more and register for EMOMS at ibc.church/emoms.

Thanksgiving Offering

Our Thanksgiving offering this year is dedicated to recovery efforts in the Bahamas following the devastating Hurricane Dorian. Evangelical churches on Abaco Island are working to restore shattered communities, and our assistance will help them accomplish this. Checks should be payable to IBC with "Thanksgiving 2019" in the memo field. Donations will be received until the end of 2019.

Portraits

Individual and family photos will be taken in the Atrium on Sunday, December 8, 15 and 22, 8:30am-2pm. These photos will be made available, at no cost, as digital downloads to families and individuals for their use.

ADULT EDUCATION AND GROUPS

Suspension of ABF’s and Student Ministries

On Sunday, December 29, there will be no Adult Bible Fellowships or Student Ministry Meetings.

Immanuel Leadership In-Service Training
Sunday, December 29

We will hold Safety and Security Training during the 9:30 and 11am services, meeting in A207-211. This applies to all leaders in any ministry, whether on Sundays or mid-week. Every ministry should be represented to ensure that leaders know what to do in case of an emergency. Note that this is a repeat of the October 19 Seminar. This is an open event; no registration is necessary. For further information, contact Jennis Horn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NEXT GENERATION MINISTRIES

Parent & Child Dedication

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Our next Parent & Child Dedication Ceremony will take place on January 19, 2020 during the 9:30 and 11am services. If you're interested in dedicating your child/children, contact Jenny Britton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and plan to attend the required P&C Dedication Class, December 15, 9:30am, Room C112. Today is the registration deadline!

KStation Volunteer Opportunities

KStation
Come and join the team sharing Christ with the next generation! Opportunities are available to serve every other week. Visit ibc.church/team for the list of volunteer openings. For more information, contact Jenny Britton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Student Ministry Events

For Middle and High School students. Visit immanuelstudents.com for information.
Small Groups: Wednesdays, 7-9pm (not meeting December 25th)
December 18: Christmas Party

MISSION & OUTREACH

Featured Missionary

featuredDick and Ruth Browning
Loon Lake, Saskatchewan, CANADA
InterAct Ministries

InterAct Ministries seeks to bring the Gospel to unreached people groups in communities that stretch in a crescent across the top of the North Pacific Ocean. In Canada, geographically the second largest country in the world, InterAct ministers primarily to First Nations people; there are over 200 First Nation communities across western Canada without a significant Christian witness.

Dick and Ruth are engaged in church planting in a small town in northwest Saskatchewan, where they work as facilitators in the Native Fellowship Church of the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation (MSFN) on the Cree reserve in Loon Lake. They have been going through a Bible survey course with the youth group, and the young people seem to enjoy it and retain what they have learned. Dick and Ruth’s goal is to share the Gospel and to help believers become mature, reproducing followers of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Requests:
1. For Dick and Ruth to be effective spiritually in helping the many hurting people of the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation in Loon Lake.
2. For Dick and Ruth to help young people make good lifestyle choices, have hope, and have the desire to live in spite of escalating problems with drugs, gangs and teen suicide.
3. For adult children of believers who grew up in the church and claim to be Christians but are not living for the Lord.

Operation Christmas Miracle
Central Union Mission

Operation Christmas Miracle
Help children and families who are struggling financially experience love, joy and the Gospel this Christmas. How? Support a child, host a toy drive, give a gift card to a family. Drop gifts off in the Mission bin in the Atrium by December 15. Visit missiondc.org/christmas to register. For questions or to volunteer, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Serving Dinner at Central Union Mission

Volunteer to serve dinner, 4:45-6:30pm, December 11 and 18. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit missiondc.org/volunteer to see other opportunities to serve at the Mission.

CARE & COUNSELING

Grief Walk Support Group
Monday, December 9

Please join us for help and encouragement if you are grieving the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Grief Walk offers a place where hurting people can find healing and hope in Christ. We meet at Matthew Place the second Monday of each month, 7-8:30pm. For information, please call 703.813.1952 or email Alice, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Senior Visitation Ministry

Senior Visitation Ministry
Volunteers
visit people from IBC who are in nursing homes and shut-in situations. If you have a family member who would enjoy a visit or you would like to know more about this ministry, please call 703.813.1952 or email Alice, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Counseling

As members of the body of Christ, we have a special responsibility to bear a message of hope. Christ-centered lay counseling can be very helpful to re-orient our perspectives in a gentle, humble way while helping with the capacity to endure and rebuild. For more information about meeting with one of our lay counselors, please email Joanne Owens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Rob Williams, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also use our online counseling contact form at ibc.church/ccform.

MUSIC & WORSHIP

Christmas Eve by Candlelight
December 22-24

Christmas Eve
Join us for a wonderful time of worship as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Please RSVP to let us know when you plan to come so we can make sure we have enough candles and a special gift for children (12 and under) who attend the concert. Childcare (birth-kindergarten) is available on Sunday evening. Visit ibc.church/christmas to RSVP and register for childcare. Please invite your family and friends. Postcards are available at the Welcome Center. A special offering will be collected at the end of the services.

Easter Pageant Stage Construction and Preparation

In January, we will meet to discuss the 2020 Easter Pageant stage and set design. We are looking for those skilled in construction, carpentry, welding, set building, set dressing, and painting. Please contact the Music &Worship Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if interested.

Easter 2020 Costume Help

Do you have interest in working with costumes, and do you love to sew? We are in need of people who can help with costumes for the 2020 Easter Pageant. Please contact the Music & Worship Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Open Houses Scheduled

ics Come to our Admission Preview Events scheduled throughout the school year. The next K-8th grade event is January 24, 9-11am. The high school events are 9-10:30am, January 14, and 7:30-9pm, February 11 and March 24. We offer guided tours by parents, classroom visits, and an opportunity to view curriculum. For a complete list of dates and to RSVP, visit icsva.org/visitus.

Employment Opening

ICS is conducting a search for a Middle School Principal. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in education and a minimum of five years' teaching experience. Email a résumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the job description and additional information.

IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE

Job Opportunity

Immanuel Christian Bookstore has an opening for Bookstore Manager-Lead Associate. This 28-hour-per-week position is available immediately. Training will be hands on with the current manager. Those interested in applying can email their résumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop it off at the Church Office. Experience in retail sales, management and a love for serving people are necessary.

This Week at the Bookstore

featuredAdvent is a season of preparation and waiting for the celebration of Jesus birth at Christmas. Come in today and pick up an Advent book that will help you stop, breathe, and refocus your heart!

Visit ibc.church/bookstore to view the Bookstore's holiday schedule.

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Contact Us

Immanuel Bible Church
6911 Braddock Road
Springfield VA 22151-3602


703-941-4124

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