Sunday, July 4
Independence Day
Patriotic Service
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
(No Evening Activities)


Immanuel’s 95th
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
12:00 noon Covered Dish Luncheon
(No Evening Activities)

“Praise God for 95 Years of Immanuel!”

              Greetings in the wonderful and precious name of Jesus!!!  It is so good to write to you again. I am so excited about what the Lord is doing at Immanuel and what He will do in the future of this great church! And, of course, as all of you know, I am so excited to be called of God to be the pastor of this great church.

             As many of you know, July 11 is the Sunday that we will be celebrating 95 years as a church where Jesus Christ is Lord.  I am excited about this day because it represents to this community the stability and faithfulness of our God and King.  Listen to what Deuteronomy 7:7-9 tells us about God’s wonderful faithfulness. “The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage…Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments”  Yes, because of God’s faithfulness we not only can celebrate 95 wonderful years, but we can also know that God has a wonderful plan for this body of believers.  I can shout along with the Psalmist “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.” (Psalm 89:1)  God has poured His mercies on us even in this generation. 

              Don’t forget to make every effort on “Anniversary Sunday” to attend Sunday School at 9:30. The worship hour will be at 10:45, with a covered dish luncheon to follow. Bring enough of that delicious home cooking for your family X 2.  Last but not least, invite friends, family, and past Immanuelites for this wonderful event.  Just a reminder, this year’s anniversary offering is going toward paying off the debt on the New Welcome Center.  I can’t wait to see all of you on “Anniversary Sunday”!!!

               Another milestone that is taking place is that my family and I are celebrating our second year anniversary here at Immanuel.  I know that it is nothing compared to the 95 years of service that Immanuel has contributed, but for me and my family it has been a wonderful two years.  I want to personally extend my appreciation to everyone who has shown their love to me and my family through, cards, gifts, calls, prayers, encouraging words, and service to our Savior.  This has been two wonderful years for me and my family.  Thanks again for being the most loving and caring church in all of South Carolina!
                                              In Christ Jesus Forever,
                                              Pastor Willie

A Heart to Build:
  • Mrs. Faye Hyman and Mr. Eugene Hyman m.o. Mr. Billy Ray  Hyman
  • Mrs. Maxine Watford m.o. Mr. Jack Martin, Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Karen Everhart, SSM Health Care m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Huntington m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Jim Sanger, Bruce Merrell and SMSGI Team m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lanis L. Lenker m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dickerson m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Luani Wang m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Baltzell m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Vera Joyce Smith m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Dorothy Shafer m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Drs. Manoj and Meenakshi Desai m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Lucille Walker m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Alexander m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Ford Square of Mt. Vernon, IL m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • King City Chrysler Cent, Mt. Vernon, IL m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Mrs. Hazel Shelley m.o. Mr. T. G. Gamble and Mr. Jack Martin
Unified Budget:
  • Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lane m.o. Mr. T. G. Gamble, Mrs. Rosa Lee Thompson, Mr. Jack Martin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tilly Thompson m.o. Mrs. Maretta Kimbell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Arrington m.o. Mr. Jack Martin, Mrs. Mary Childers, Mr. A. M. Fulp, and Mrs. Maretta Kimbell
  • Mrs. Virginia Cox m.o. Mr. Jack Martin, h.o. Mrs. Betty Jo Martin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wilkes m.o. Mr. T. G. Gamble, Mr. A.M. Fulp, Mrs. Rosa Lee Thompson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ray Turner m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Stone m.o. Mrs. Maretta Kimbell
  • S. Lucille Hohl m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Good Samaritan Auxiliary m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wayne R. Grote m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Dr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Hoffman m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • American Red Cross m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
Youth Ministries:
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eddie W. Marlowe, Jack and Betty Jo Martin’s Grand-children and Great Grandchildren m.o. Mr. Jack Martin, h.o. Mrs. Betty Jo Martin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rexford P. Kneece m.o. Mr. Jack Martin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Scott Fields m.o. Mr. Jack Martin
Kitchen Supplies:
  • Weaver Sunday School Class h.o. Mr. Gordon Weaver

                On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.  Four days later, on July 8, 1776, colonists gathered in Philadelphia to hear the Declaration read. Afterward, they celebrated the nation’s first “Independence Day”.  In following years, Independence Day celebrations were held throughout the country on July 4.  Not until 1941, however, was the Fourth of July set aside as a national holiday. As we celebrate, let us thank God for our freedom in this great land we love - AMERICA!.


               Michael F. Kirby was received into the membership of Immanuel Church on Sunday, June 20, 2004, by profession of faith (No. 32).  He resides at 1522 Gladys Circle.


Sunday, July 4
9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:45 a.m.:  Morning Worship Service & Children’s Church
No Evening Activities

Monday, July 5
Office Closed - Staff Holiday

Tuesday, July 6, 13
10:00 a.m.:  Children’s Activity 

Wednesday, July 7, 14
Supper has been cancelled until August
6:15 p.m.:  Prayer Meeting
6:15 p.m.  Mission Friends, GAs, RAs, Youth Activities
7:15 p.m.:  NO Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, July 8, 15
Youth Activity 

Sunday, July 11
9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:45 a.m.:  Morning Worship Service & Children’s Church
12:00 p.m.:  Covered Dish Luncheon
No Evening Activities




Mrs. Maretta Linton Kimbell

November 27, 1951 - `June 20, 2004

“For we who have believed do enter into rest.”
Hebrews 4:3

Rev. Willie and all of the Immanuel Family,
               We the family of Mary Lee Childers wish to thank you for all of your prayers, cards, flowers, visits, words of support, the delicious meal following the funeral, and your love which you have shared with us at this time and for all of my life.  Mother loved her church and was faithful to her church throughout her life.  She cherished all of her great friends there and spoke of you often.  She greatly appreciated your love and support while she was a resident of The Carolinian residential home and later as a resident of our home and then in the nursing home.  She is now with her precious Lord, but I know she would want me to say “Thank You” for everything!  God bless you all! 
                                     Leo and Tam Childers and Family

Pastor Willie and Immanuel Family,
                Thanks for the cards, food, visits, and prayers during my surgery and recovery.  God bless you all.
                                      Love, Harrel and Betty Jo Jordan


              Donations are still needed for the fund that is set up for Mary Anne McLellan to help with her enormous medical bills.  Mary Anne is slowly recovering from extensive cancer surgery and is presently taking chemotherapy.  Those wishing to give toward this ministry are asked to make your check to Immanuel Baptist Church and mark it for the Mary Anne Medical Fund.  Mail your check to Immanuel Baptist Church, 306 Cherokee Road, Florence, SC  29501. All donations are tax deductible.
               What a wonderful summer our children and youth at Immanuel are experiencing!  Emily Gamble has an activity planned each Tuesday for the children and each Thursday for the youth.  Parents, for details please give Emily a call at the church office (662-9431).  Be sure your children and youth are taking advantage of these special events planned especially for them.


02 - Miss Joyce Godbold
05 - Mr. Richard Canon
07 - Mr. Brandon Grove, Mr. Earl Wilkes
08 - Mr. Josh Gause
09 - Miss Brittany Allen
10 - Mr. Danny Thompson
11 - Mr. Rick Putnam
12 - Mrs. Anita Frederick
14 - Mr. Andrew A. Powell, Jr.
15 –Ms. Mary Dale Edwards
16 –Mr. Joshua Fountain
17 –Miss Dora Childers
22 –Miss Christy Gibbs
23 –Mr. Donald Ray Altman
24 –Mrs. Mildred Graham, Rev. Gerald Frederick
25 - Mr. Larry Jackson
26 –Mst. Dennis Rittmeier
27 –Mr. Barret Gause
28 –Mr. Keith Altman, Mrs. Dianne Byrd
29 –Mr. Michael Hodge, Mrs. Cathy Gregory