During The
Morning Worship Service
10:45 A.M.

And He [Jesus]
took bread, gave thanks
and broke it,
and gave it to them, saying, 
“This is my body given for you;
do this in remembrance of me.”
Luke 22:19

 “Hallelujah!  Post Anniversary Report”

               Hallelujah! What a Savior and what an Anniversary Sunday!  Greetings in the Name which is above every Name!  In that precious Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I say it is great to talk with you after such a great and exciting Sunday.

               First, I want to thank you for your attendance at out 95th Anniversary Sunday Celebration.  We saw so many wonderful friends, and family members who have been, at one time or another, members of Immanuel Baptist Church.  I think there were as many visitors as there were current members.  I heard so many people say that they are excited about what God is doing at Immanuel.  They loved what we have done with the New Welcome Center.  One of the things I also heard was how friendly the people of Immanuel are.  I would tell them that the members of Immanuel are the friendliest of any church that I have had the privilege to pastor.  It is truly a blessing for us to have such a warm and caring fellowship.

              Second, I want to thank everyone who participated in the worship service.  As you saw, we have wonderful and gifted people who are not afraid to use the gifts and abilities that God has given them for the Lord’s Glory.  Thanks to Gerald Frederick, the soloists, the Choir, the instrumentalists, sound/video crew, and ushers for making this service one that will be remembered for years to come. 

                Last, I want to thank Lois Gainey, her crew, and all of you who prepared dishes for our fellowship meal that followed the worship service.  I had built up to my brother the wonderful southern cooking and how much food there would be that he said, “I hope I won’t be disappointed.”  After he and his wife tasted all that wonderful food, he told me I was not making it up and that he loved the food and fellowship.  He said he almost felt like a celebrity with all the people who came up to him and his wife as you showed what Immanuel hospitality is all about. 

               Hallelujah, what a Savior, what a Church, and what a family!!!  Thanks again for following the Lord’s leadership and allowing me to be your pastor!!!
                                        In Christ Jesus Forever,
                                        Pastor Willie

Anniversary Offering:
  • Mrs. Viva Gamble m.o. Mr. T. G. Gamble, h.o. Miss Dora Childers, Cathy and Lanny Gregory
  • Mrs. Roberta Thornton m.o. Mr. Hugh B. Thornton, Jr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Allen m.o. Mr. Jack Martin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Burbage m.o. Mrs. Maretta Kimbell, h.o. Mrs. Edaphell Gibbs
  • Mrs. Gertrude Causey m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers and Mrs. Maretta Kimbell
  • Mr. James L. Childers m.o. Mrs. Della Dove Childers
  • Mrs. Polly Howle m.o. Dr. E. E. Colvin, h.o. Mr. Blaney Howle, Mrs. Allison Altman, Mr. Brandon Grove
  • Miss Dora Childers h.o. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Childers
  • Mrs. Lib Davis m.o. Mr. Jennings Davis and Mr. Jed Davis
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hall m.o. Mr. Jack Martin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Tilly Thompson m.o. Mr. and Mrs. U. B. Cox and Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Thompson
  • Mr. Michael Kirby m.o. Mrs. Willie Mae Eaddy
  • Mr. Tommy Thompson m.o. Mrs. Rosa Lee Thompson
  • Rev. and Mrs. Willie Dillenbeck m.o. Mr. Nathan Stracke and h.o. Mrs. Mary Stracke
  • Mrs. Thurlene Stilley m.o. Mr. Jack Stilley, Mr. T. G. Gamble, Mr. Jack Martin
  • Mrs. Frances Hill m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Mrs. Maxine Watford m.o. Mr. Wayne Watford, h.o. Willis, Ronnie, and Ray Watford, and Susan Lynch
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Johnson m.o. Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Flowers and Mrs. Rachel Bodie
  • Mrs. Virginia Cox m.o. Mr. Norwood Turner, Sr. and Mr. Randy Turner, h.o. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Johnson
  • Mrs. Millie Cutler m.o. Mr. Earl Cutler and Mrs. Maretta Kimbell
  • Mrs. Kathleen Martin m.o. Mrs. Maretta Kimbell, Mrs. Mary Childers, Mr. Alton Cain
  • Mrs. Macie Childers m.o. Annie Marie Moore
  • Mrs. Lovie Lee m.o. Mr. Marvin Lee and Mr. Jack Martin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rich DeTemple m.o. Jack and Martha DeTemple, h.o. Mr. and Mrs. Tilly Thompson’s 54th Wedding Anniversary
  • Sarah Baker m.o. Mrs. Maretta Kimbell
  • Thomas Preston and Candice Bradley m.o. Mrs. Maretta Kimbell
  • Mrs. Rosa Lee Tomlinson m.o. Belle Cartrette, h.o. Mary Anne McLellan and Mrs. Gertie Causey
  • Mr. and Mrs. Parks Newsome h.o. Miss Dora Childers
  • Lanny and Cathy Gregory h.o. their 25th Wedding Anniversary
  • Rev. and Mrs. Julian Long h.o. Mr. and Mrs. Sankey Moody and Mrs. Polly Cockrell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Troy Southerland h.o. Caleb Southerland
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ray Turner h.o. Mrs. Frances Hill and Mrs. Gladys Blakeley
  • Mrs. Edaphell Gibbs h.o. Mrs. Cecelia Burbage
  • Mr. and Mrs. David Hanna h.o. Mr. and Mrs. Blaney Howle and Mrs. Evelyn Brown
  • Mrs. Lois Gainey m.o. Mr. Archie Gainey, Mr. Jack Martin, Mr. T. G. Gamble
  • Mrs. Odessa Blackmon m.o. Ted, Tammy, and Jimmy Blackmon, and Bubba Allen, h.o. Mrs. Cheryl Stubbs
  • Mr. and Mrs. Claude Nance h.o. Mrs. Alma Chewning
A Heart to Build:
  • Mr. and Mrs. Rich DeTemple m.o. Mrs. Maretta Kimbell
  • Miss Dora Childers m.o. Mrs. Maretta Kimbell
  • Mr. and Mrs. Todd Martin m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers and Mrs. Maretta Kimbell
Unified Budget:
  • Mrs. Lib Davis m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Mrs. Polly Howle m.o. Mrs. Maretta Kimbell, Mrs. Elizabeth  Melton, Mr. Jack Martin
  • Mrs. Gertrude Causey m.o. Mr. Jack Martin, h.o. Mrs. Betty Jo Martin
  • Mrs. Joan Lee m.o. Mrs. Rachel G. Bodie
  • Mr. and Mrs. Anton F. Ruehl m.o. Mrs. Mary Childers
  • Mr. and Mrs. Parks Newsome m.o. Mrs. Maretta Kimbell
Youth Ministries:
  • Order of Eastern Star Mecca Chapter 278 m.o. Mr. Jack Martin
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rose m.o. Mr. Jack Martin


Sunday, July 18
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
6:00 p.m.:  Evening Worship Service

Tuesday, July 20, 27
10:00 a.m.:  Children’s Activity 

Wednesday, July 21, 28
5:30 p.m.:  NO Wednesday Night Suppers
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 22, 29
Youth Activity 

Sunday, July 25
9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:45 a.m.: Morning Worship Service with The Lord’s Supper
10:45 a.m.:  “The Harbor” Children’s Church
5:00 p.m.:  Youth Activities
6:00 p.m.:  Evening Worship Service

Wednesday, July 28 - Friday, July 30
GAs to Camp LaVida



Mr. William Thomas (Tommy) Edwards, Jr.

October 25, 1957 - July 10, 2004

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



               Christian sympathy is extended to T. D. and Virginia Hill and Jack and Chelley Hill upon the death of T. D. and Jack’s sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Melton; to Joe and Linda Harrelson upon the death of her mother, Mrs. Miriam Bugger; and to Martha Ann Stokes and Donald Ray Altman upon the death of their sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Altman Ham.


Dear Pastor Willie and Immanuel Church Family,
              Thank you for your visits, also calls, flowers, and most of all your prayers.  I appreciate every kindness.  I am feeling better.  Thanks again for everything.
                                          Sincerely, Helen Johnson

Dear Pastor Willie and Immanuel Family,
               The family of W. Jack Martin wish to thank you for your prayers, visits, flowers, and meals prepared for our family during our loved one’s illness and passing.  He loved each and every one of you. 
                                            Family of W. Jack Martin



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
01 - Mr. Steven Lynch
02 - Mr. Bill Stubbs
05 - Miss Rachel McDowell
06 - Mr. Charles Collins
10 - Mr. Macon Hodge
11 - Mr. Andy Jordan, Mrs. Vicki Thornton, Mr. Dallas Timmons
12 - Mrs. Jennie Lewis, Mr. Calvin Rittmeier, Mr. Clarence Mahan, Mr. Lawrence Thornton, Mrs. Vivian Speed