This Weeks Bulletin

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This Week's Sunday Bulletin

December 9, 2018

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

Fat Hearts and Skinny Souls
James 5:1-6
Pastor Jesse Johnson

Orchestra Prelude:
"Christmas Fantasy"

Choir and Orchestra:
"Song In The Air"

Offertory - Cornerstone Brass:
"The First Noel"

Christmas Concert


Men's Ministry Bible Study Groups

Core Strength: Tuesdays, 6-7am, Room A207;
Men of the Bible (MOB): Tuesdays, 6:45-8:45pm, Choir/Seminar Room;
Defending Biblical Inerrancy (DBI): A free online conference call study, Thursdays, 8-9pm;
Visit for more information.

Wednesday, December 12, 7-9pm, Room A207

Elementary school moms: Come celebrate the Christmas season with us for a special evening as we gather for light refreshments and hear Deshua Joyce speak to us on The Lights of Christmas. Come and hear from Deshua and spend a relaxing evening with other elementary moms. Find out more and register for EMOMS at

Coffeehouse: Finding Beauty in the Brokenness
Friday, February 1, 7pm, Atrium

Women's Ministry invites you to join us for a special evening when we transform the Atrium into a warm and inviting Coffeehouse with gourmet treats and delicious hot drinks. It will also feature our own Karen Barnes as she shares how God has brought beauty from brokenness in her life. What a perfect opportunity to invite that friend, neighbor, or co-worker and pour a cup of beauty and friendship into her life. Tickets are only $5 so grab one for yourself and a friend. This also makes a great stocking stuffer or put one inside a Christmas card to one of your friends. You can purchase tickets at or in the Bookstore.

Individual and Family Portraits

Photos will be taken in the Atrium during each of the Advent Sundays ending on December 23, 8:30am- 1:15pm. These photos will be used to update the IBC database and will be made available, at no cost, as digital downloads to families and individuals for their use.

Shuttle Service:
December 30

There will be no shuttle service available on Sunday, December 30. Please park onsite that day. You may continue to park offsite at one of our two shuttle stops (Phillips School and behind Gold's Gym) all other Sundays you attend.

Upcoming Membership & Baptism Classes

Discovering Immanuel Classes
8am, Room A206

February 10, 2019
May 5

Baptism Classes
8AM, Room A201

January 13, 2019
April 14


December ABF Schedule

All Adult Bible Fellowships will be suspended on Sunday, December 30, to allow for ABF president, teacher, and group leader in-service training. Note that all ABF's will meet on Sunday, December 23.

Shepherding Your Group

Join Bob Hartman and Rob Williams for a three-hour group leader training on Sunday, January 12, 9-12pm, Room A209/211. This training will focus on how to move toward and come alongside people in your group who are hurting or struggling. All group leaders (ABF presidents, deacons, small group leaders, mentors, & teachers) serving students through adults are invited and strongly encouraged to attend. There is no charge but registration is required at


Parent & Child Dedication

Parent & Child Dedication
Our next Parent & Child Dedication Ceremony will be held on January 20, 2019. Register at The parent class (for those who have not participated before) meets today, 9:30am, Room C112. For more information or to register for the parent class, contact Jenny Britton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Snacks Needed for KStation

Snack donations are needed for our children's classes: Goldfish, animal crackers, pretzels, Ritz, and Graham Crackers. Please bring your donations to the Resource Room. Thank you!

Upcoming Student Ministry Events

Visit for information.
Wednesdays: Small Groups, 7-9pm
December 12: Christmas party
December 16: Senior Lunch, 1-3pm
January 25: Ski Day


Featured Missionary

Neal and Karole DillardNeal and Karole Dillard
Virginia - U.S.

Neal and Karole minister as full-time AWANA missionaries based in the Shenandoah Valley. They are responsible for an area that encompasses 24 counties with approximately 6,000 children attending AWANA programs every week. AWANA seeks to "reach kids, equip leaders and change the world" and integrates evangelism and discipleship programs for children ages 2-18. This past year Neal and Karole took on an additional role as U.S. Field Directors leading other AWANA missionaries.

One trend Neal and Karole have noticed is that many children attending the clubs are Biblically illiterate. For example, one child who visited AWANA when asked who Jesus is responded that he's a cartoon character. Neal writes, "The leader shared just like Penny does at IBC that the Bible is true and the people in the Bible are real. Many of the leaders are aware of the potential harvest for the kingdom before them. These young children respond to the message of hope and love through the Gospel."

Prayer Requests:
1. For wisdom for Neal and Karole as they meet with and encourage pastors and AWANA leaders.
2. For children in AWANA clubs to come to faith in Christ, grow in their faith, and share the Gospel.
3. For safety for Neal and Karole as they travel extensively and seek to be at the right place, at the right time, to speak with the right people.

Let's Keep Them Warm This Winter!

The cold of winter is just around the corner and there are many children in our community who need warm coats this winter. We are collecting new and gently-used clean coats and fleece jackets, sizes 6 to 12, and new hats and gloves. Donated items will be collected in the Atrium through the end of December and distributed to the local elementary schools and Immanuel's Hope Ministry.

Rwanda Short-Term Mission 2019

We are organizing a short-term team that will minister in Rwanda during the summer of 2019. To learn more about it, join us for an informational meeting today, 12:30pm, Room A207. Lunch will be provided. If you have questions, contact 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 12, 19 and 26. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit to see other opportunities to serve at the Mission.

Breakfast & Chapel at The Lamb Center of Fairfax
Thursday, December 27, 8-11:30am

Join our team as we serve those in need with breakfast, love and the Gospel at this daytime shelter ( Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Update

This year 285 boxes were donated and distributed to public schools, Assist Crisis Pregnancy, Bethany House of Northern Virginia, Immanuel's Hope and IBC congregation members. Children's Ministry collected 182 ZipLock bags of toothpaste and tooth brushes to be distributed to public schools in our area. A huge Thank You to everyone that donated this year. American Heritage Girls helped to organize and sort the boxes - they did a super job and worked tirelessly.


Grief Walk Support Group
Monday, December 10, 7-8:30pm

Grief Walk Support Group
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 on the second Monday of each month. 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..

Pre-Marital Mentoring

Pre-Marital Mentoring
is available to members and regular attendees of Immanuel. If you wish to be married at IBC or by an IBC pastor, our Pre-Marital Mentoring program is required. You are encouraged to begin this program immediately following your engagement. Contact: Maribeth Lindemuth, 703.941.4124, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lay Counseling At Immanuel

Biblical, Christ-centered counseling is available to attendees and members of IBC. Our Care and Counseling Ministry also offers various support groups and workshops. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact the Care and Counseling Office, 703.813.1952, or email Joanne, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Christmas Concert
The Worship of Christmas
December 9

Christmas Concerts
Tonight is the last night to enjoy the Christmas Concert. Tickets are available online at or in the Bookstore.

Presenter Operators Needed

Volunteer presenter operators to advance the slides at the worship services are needed on Sundays, 6:55am-12:15pm. If you are interested in helping in this vital ministry, please contact the Music Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Employment Opening

ICS is now accepting applications for a full-time 8th grade Social Studies and Bible teacher beginning January 2019. An education degree or a degree in a specific content area, preferably Bible, is required. Visit for more details and to apply.

Immanuel Christian High School:
Coming Fall 2019 - Offering 9th & 10th Grades

ICS is expanding to high school next fall. Attend our admission preview events to learn more about our college preparatory high school program that features international trips, homeschool hybrid partnerships, small class sizes, dual enrollment, foreign languages, competitive athletics, curriculum with biblical integration, and more. Dates are December 11, January 29 and March 26. Please RSVP at


This Week at the Bookstore

IBC BookstoreAs we move closer to the celebration of the birth of the Christ Child and His coming for our redemption, pick up one of the Bookstore's great books that will help you ponder, remember again, and wonder at the news of the Christ Child.

If you are looking for a good witnessing tool, send a card with the message of the good news of salvation.

All Christmas boxed cards are 25% off, and Christmas books, DVDs and CDs are 20% off through the month of December while supplies last. Shop early for the best selection!

Tue|Thu|Fri: 11-4pm; Wed: 11-7; Sun: 9-1

Immanuel Christian School

Located in Springfield, VA, and serving families across Fairfax County and Northern Virginia, our private Christian school offers challenging and engaging educational opportunities for students in grades K-8. Learn more.

KStation: Our Children's Ministry

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Contact Us

Immanuel Bible Church
6911 Braddock Road
Springfield VA 22151-3602


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