VACATION
BIBLE SCHOOL

MONDAY - FRIDAY
JUNE 7 - 11, 2004
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Ages:  3 - 12

Bible Study, Music, Crafts,
Recreation, and Refreshments



 
A WORD FROM EMILY

               Well, hello friends and family. It’s your new and excited Children and Youth Minister, Emily.  I first want to start by saying how thankful I am for the overwhelming prayers and words of encouragement from everyone.  It has meant the world to me how each and every one of you have welcomed me with open arms.  I am so blessed to be in a church that is so supportive, caring, and loving.  So thank you from the bottom of my heart. The first few weeks of work have been a blessing, and it’s because of the people here at Immanuel.

              Growing up in a Christian home surrounded by God’s love every day was such a blessing and a privilege.  I never doubted the work of the Lord in my life and in my family’s life. I am so excited about the work that the Lord was doing and still is doing in my life, and I’m blessed that His plan has led me home to Immanuel to serve on staff.  I am excited about the things the Lord has planned for Immanuel, and I feel honored that He has chosen me to be a part of it. 

               I am enthused about the events that I have planned for the children and youth this summer ranging from beach trips, camps, Bible studies, as well as mission work right here in Florence. I am thrilled about the work that the Lord is going to do here at Immanuel during Vacation Bible School Week. The Lord has an awesome plan for the children and youth here at Immanuel, and I promise that everything we do will be Christ-centered and it will be drenched in prayer.

               Thank you again for all of your prayers.  Please continue to pray as we seek the Lord’s direction for His amazing plan not only for the children and youth program but Immanuel Church as well.

                                      Love In Christ,
                                      Emily Gamble

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SENIOR MINISTRY SPAGHETTI DINNER
Friday, June 18, 6 - 8:15 p.m.
Moody Fellowship Hall

Delicious Food, Entertainment, Prizes
Cost:  $6.00 person
See Harold or Betty Fields for tickets.

 


 
RECENT GIFTS
“A HEART TO BUILD”:
  • Mr. and Mrs. James Fincher m.o. Mr. T. G. Gamble and  Mr. A. M. Fulp
  • Ray and Ruth Turner m.o. Mr. A. M. Fulp
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Hanna m.o. Mr. A. M. Fulp
  • Miss Dora Childers m.o. Mr. A. M. Fulp
  • Mrs. Maxine Watford m.o. Mr. T. G. Gamble 
  • Weaver Sunday School Class m.o. Mr. A. M. Fulp
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Collins m.o. Mr. A. M. Fulp
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rich DeTemple m.o. Mrs. Rosa Lee Thompson
  • Bill and Joyce Hall m.o. Mr. Jack Martin
Unified Budget:
  • Mrs. Mary Ruth Wilson and Family m.o. Mr. A. M. Fulp
  • C. V. and Anita Flowers m.o. Mrs. Rosa Lee Thompson
  • Nell McCollum m.o. Mr. T. G. Gamble
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ken Turner m.o. Mr. T. G. Gamble, Miss Gertrude Brown, and Mrs. Rosa Lee Thompson
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Eagerton m.o. Mr. A. M. Fulp
  • Mrs. Alvenia Glover m.o. Mr. A. M. Fulp
Youth Fund:
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lanny Gregory m.o. Mrs. Rosa Lee Thompson, Mr. T. G. Gamble, and Mr. A. M. Fulp
  • Mrs. Louise O’Connor m.o. Mr. T. G. Gamble, m.o. Mr. Jack Martin and h.o. Mrs. Betty Jo Martin
  • Mr. George P. Wilson m.o. Mr. A. M. Fulp and Mr. Jack Martin
  • Mrs. Louise O’Connor m.o. Mr. A. M. Fulp
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                Christian sympathy is extended to Mrs. Roberta Thornton and family upon the death of her sister, Mrs. Hannah Reaves.

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GREAT JOB!!

 I want to personally commend Polly Howle and all of her assistants for the outstanding leadership given to the Children’s Choir.  The musical “AmazinGrace” was wonderful, and the children did an excellent job.  Parents, thank you for making sure your children are a part of this ministry.  It is impossible to measure the training and character-building that is instilled in them by participating in the Children’s Choir.  Thanks to all for a job well done!!
                                   Gerald Frederick
                                   Minister of Music
 


 
WELCOME TO 
IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
                Milton and Sheila Gamble were received into the membership of Immanuel Church on Sunday, May 23, by transfer of letter (Nos. 28, 29) from Calvary Baptist Church, Florence.  They reside  with their daughters Anna and Emily. 

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IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES

Sunday, June 6
9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:45 a.m.:  Morning Worship and Baptismal Service
10:45 a.m.:  “The Harbor” Children’s Church
5:00 p.m.:  Youth Activities
6:00 p.m.:  Evening Worship Service

Monday - Friday, June 7 - 11
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Vacation Bible School
(ages 3 - 12)

Wednesday, June 9, 16
5:30 p.m.:  June 9, NO Wednesday Night Supper
June 16, Wednesday Night Supper
6:15 p.m.:  Prayer Meeting
6:15 p.m.  Mission Friends, GAs, RAs, Youth Activities
7:15 p.m.:  Adult Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, June 12
(Note Date Change)
9:00 a.m.:  Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Sunday, June 13
9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:45 a.m.:  Morning Worship Service
10:45 a.m.:  “The Harbor” Children’s Church
5:00 p.m.:  Youth Activities
5:00 p.m.:  Senior Hostess Committee
6:00 p.m.: Evening Worship Hour

Friday, June 18
6:00 - 8:15 p.m.:  Senior Ministry Dinner
Moody Fellowship Hall

Sunday, June 20
Father’s Day
(No Evening Activities)
 



 
IN MEMORIAM

Mr. William Jack Martin, Sr.

October 14, 1924 - May 30, 2004

“Jesus saith…I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
John 14:6
 

IN MEMORIAM

MRS. MARY L. CHILDERS

November 3, 1908 - June 1, 2004

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  
John 3:16
 

APPRECIATIONS

Dear Ladies of Immanuel,
               Thank you for your monetary donation to the Baptist Collegiate Ministry of Francis Marion University..  This provided a meal for about 75 students!  We appreciate your generosity and willingness to be involved in this ministry.  Thanks again.  God bless.
                          Jennifer Danford, BCM Ministry Assistant

Dear Pastor Willie and Immanuel Church Family,
                Thank you so very much for the cards, flowers, food, and visits during T. G.’s illness and death.  I especially appreciate your prayers and know they have helped me through this difficult time.  I am so blessed to have such a loving and caring church family.  May God bless each and every one of you.
                           Love in Christ, Viva Gamble

Pastor Willie and Church Family,
               A special thanks for all of your cards, calls, visits, food, and most of all your prayers during Wallace’s surgery and recovery.  Please continue to pray for us that we may soon be back at church.
                    Love, Wallace and Ruth Arrington and Family

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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY

“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and
supplication with thanksgiving let your requests
be made known unto God.”
Philippians 4:6
 



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
JUNE:
04 - Mrs. Sheila Gamble
06 - Mr. Chris Stubbs
07 - Mrs. Lib Isgett
08 - Miss Emily Ivey, Miss Katelin Ivey, Mrs. Lovie Lee,
 Mr. Kevin Danner, Mr. Eric Hutchinson
09 - Miss Kristin Seabolt, Mrs. Millie Cutler
14 - Mrs. Frenchie Munnerlyn
15 - Mr. Milton Gamble
16 - Mr. Gary Lynch
17 - Mrs. Betty Fields
18 - Mr. Alvin Davis, Mr. Brent Parker, Mrs. Dawn Arrington
19 - Mrs. Judy Holbrooks, Mrs. Martha Ann Stokes,
 Mr. Joshua Hatchell
20 - Mr. Aaron Brown
21 - Mr. Stewart Danner, Mrs. Helena Benenhaley
23 - Mr. Charles Rawlinson, III
24 - Mr. Don Cox, Mrs. Linda Watford
25 - Mr. Billy Stokes
28 - Mr. Jesse Hatchell, Mr. Ken Nance
30 - Mrs. Jo Ann Blackmon