AT IMMANUEL

COME AND BRING
YOUR ENTIRE
FAMILY

     There are Bible Study Classes, Worship, and Activities for every age.  For more details, check the Calendar of Events shown inside this ImmanueLight.
 



 
A WORD FROM WILLIE
“Make Every Effort To VOTE!”

A special message from Pastor Willie:

                 I want to tell you that I am very concerned about the direction that our nation is going.  We have gone from being a nation where marriage (Husband [Man] and a Wife [Woman]) was the primary and celebrated institution of this great nation.  Now we have no real definition of marriage as hundreds of thousands of children every year are not even allowed to take there first breath because of the holocaust of abortion.

                  It is my conviction that we are standing on the precipice of moral destruction of this great nation.  Dr. James Dobson said “I'm sure you recognize that, as a nation, we are standing at a crossroads. Our society's moral decline has accelerated at an alarming rate in recent years, and if trends continue, the America that you and I know and love will cease to exist. Issues critical to the future of the traditional family - abortion rights and same-sex marriage being chief among them - will be influenced by the values of our next president and his cabinet. Judicial appointments made by the president can significantly impact our culture for decades. If we are to salvage the beliefs and principles upon which our forefathers founded this nation, we must make our voices heard in the public square.”

                  The importance of the November election cannot be overstated. Even among registered Christian voters, turnout in recent elections has been disappointingly low. In the razor-thin election of 2000, for example, four million evangelicals failed to show up at the polls. Every Christian should cast a vote on November 2nd because it is our biblical responsibility to vote. In Old Testament times, God’s people were told to “ select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders.” (Exodus 18:21 NASB). Secondly, it is a right and a privilege. In America, we have the freedom to help direct the course of our country by voting for the men and women who will lead us. And finally, our nation depends upon it. Your vote counts. It is the lifeblood of democracy. And as we face critical issues, we must all do our part in choosing a leader of values, of strong character, and of faith. The future of your children and grandchildren is at stake.

                   Vote ONLY for those candidates who uphold BIBLICAL standards. considering what is happening in our culture today in America, I encourage you to speak out for godly families. Your voice for God and the family needs to be heard loud and clear at the polls on November 2!

                   Make Every Effort To VOTE!

                                     In Christ Jesus Forever,
                                     Pastor Willie
 
 



 
RECENT GIFTS
A Heart to Build:
Mr. and Mrs. Rich DeTemple m.o. Mrs. Judy Fountain, h.o. 
 Mr. Sankey Moody’s 80th Birthday
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Collins m.o. Mrs. Hazel Plummer
TEL/Companion Sunday School Class m.o. Mrs. Hazel Plummer
Mrs. Polly Howle m.o. Mrs. Judy Fountain, h.o. Jane and Paul Tuttle
Mr. and Mrs. James Folk m.o. Mrs. Hazel Plummer
Mr. and Mrs. James Fincher m.o. Mrs. Hazel Plummer
Mr. and Mrs. David Hanna m.o. Mrs. Judy Fountain
Miss Dora Childers h.o. Mr. Lanny Gregory
Unified Budget:
Mr. and Mrs. David Eagerton m.o. Mrs. Hazel Plummer
Mrs. Betty Jo Martin m.o. Mr. Jack Martin
Janie Chapman Offering:
Mrs. Louise O’Connor m.o. Mrs. Hazel Plummer
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Arrington m.o. Mrs. Judy Fountain and
 Mrs. Hazel Plummer
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wilkes m.o. Mrs. Judy Fountain and Mrs.
 Hazel Plummer
Church Bus Fund:
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thornton m.o. Mrs. Hazel Plummer
Mrs. Lib Davis m.o. Mrs. Hazel Plummer
Mrs. Dorothy Ellis m.o. Mrs. Hazel Plummer

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APPRECIATION

Dear Church Family,
                  Thank you so much for the kindness and Christian love that you showed us after the passing of my mother.  The meals, the memorable gifts, cards, and many words of encouragement have meant so much to our family in this difficult time.  Your love and prayers have shown that Immanuel is a very special place.  It is such a blessing to be part of this church family.
                                                      Edwin Fountain and Family

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER MENUS
Wednesday, October 13:
Tossed Salad, Sweet and Sour Ham, Fried Rice, Broccoli and Cheese, Rolls, Cake with Butter Cream Frosting 
(Sugar Free Dessert Available) Beverage

Wednesday, October 20
Peaches with Cottage Cheese, Beef Stew with Rice, Cabbage,
Biscuits, Pound Cake (Sugar Free Dessert Available), Beverage

Reservations must be made by noon Monday.
Cost:  $5.00 per adult and youth, $2.00 per child.



 
 
IMPORTANT
CALENDAR DATES

Sunday, October 10
9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:45 a.m.:  Morning Worship Service
10:45 a.m.:  “The Harbor” Children’s Church
4:15 p.m.:  “Breaking Free” Bible Study
5:00 p.m.:  Children’s Choir
6:00 p.m.:  Evening Worship Service
7:00 p.m.:  Youth to Judgment House in Marion, SC

Tuesday, October 12
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.:  Youth Sponsored Pancake Supper
Moody Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, October 13, 20
5:30 p.m.:  Wednesday Night Supper
6:15 p.m.:  Prayer Meeting
6:15 p.m.  Mission Friends, GAs, RAs, Youth Bible Study
7:15 p.m.: Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, October 14, 21
10:00 a.m.:  “Experiencing God” Bible Study
5:30 p.m.:  Youth leave for State Fair

Sunday, October 17
9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:45 a.m.:  Morning Worship Service
10:45 a.m.:  “The Harbor” Children’s Church
4:15 a.m.:  “Breaking Free” Bible Study
6:00 p.m.:  Evening Worship Service
7:00 p.m.:  Youth Fellowship

Friday, October 22
Deacons leave for Deacons Retreat at
White Oak Conference Center
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.:  Children’s Fantastic Friday
Moody Fellowship Hall

Saturday, October 23
Deacons return from Deacons Retreat at
White Oak Conference Center



 

IMMANUEL BAPTIST
CHURCH
               Tom and Roni Pittman, along with their son Luke Pittman, were received into the membership of Immanuel Church on Sunday, September 26, 2004, by letter (Nos. 1, 2, 3) from Valley Creek Church, Flower Mound, TX.  

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THANK YOU

               Praise God for Immanuel Baptist Church, Pastor Willie, Miss Emily, and the office staff.  What a loving congregation we have; a congregation that not only loves God deeply, but also loves each other.
 Betty and I were humbled by the love that was displayed for us this past Sunday evening.  We pray that this love relationship will never diminish, but will continue to grow stronger.  We also thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the spirit filled service and the wonderful fellowship that followed.  A special thank you to all the wonderful ladies for all the good food.
              May God continue to pour out His blessings on Immanuel Baptist Church.  I pray that our light will shine on this hill top, to such an extent that all who see it will long for a love relationship with God and Immanuel Baptist Church.
               In Christ’s Love, Harold and Betty Fields

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YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISERS
 Please see an Immanuel youth to purchase your tickets for one or both of the following fundraisers sponsored by the youth to help toward the cost of attending the Chilipepper Youth Conference in Pigeon Forge, TN, in January, 2005.

 1.  PANCAKE SUPPER, Tuesday, October 12, 6 - 8 p.m.
      Moody Fellowship Hall, Tickets $5.00 each

 2.  BELK CHARITY DAY, Saturday, October 30
      Purchase a $5.00 ticket and get 20% off shopping Saturday, October 30, 7 a.m. - closing.  The $5.00 cost of ticket will be taken off any purchase of $25.00 or more.  All sales of the Belk Charity Day Tickets are complete profit for the Youth Group.


 




 
        HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
OCTOBER:
06 - Mr. Herby Russ, Mrs. Glenda Nance, Mrs. Terrie Dickerson
07 - Mr. Marion Mixon, Mr. Robbie Richards
08 - Mrs. Mary Anne McLellan
10 - Miss Paige Holbrooks, Mr. D. P. (Tilly) Thompson, III
11 - Mrs. Brenda Killian
12 - Miss Joey Russ
15 - Mr. Lanny Gregory
16 - Mrs. Mary Finklea, Mrs. Susan Thornton
17 - Mst. A. J. Cash
18 - Mr. Troy Southerland
21 - Mrs. Katherine Hallman
23 - Mr. Harrel Jordan
24 - Mr. Mike Evans
25 - Mrs. Rosa Lee Tomlinson
26 - Mrs. Harriet Evans
28 - Ms. Janis Munnerlyn
29 - Mr. Bill Cheney
30 - Mrs. Lynne Jackson, Mrs. Diane Altman
31 - Mr. Blaney Howle, Mr. Bill Dixon