SUNDAY,
NOVEMBER 14

9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:45 a.m.:  Morning Worship Hour
and Children’s Church
12:00 Noon: Covered Dish Luncheon

(No Evening Activities)

Those who wish to come dressed in 
“old fashioned” attire are encouraged to do so.Let’s make this a day of fun and reminiscing.



 
A WORD FROM WILLIE
“A Pastor’s Appreciation”

                Greetings in the Name that is above every name!  It is so good to write to all of you again!  I am writing to you with a heart filled with love and appreciation.

                First of all, I want to tell you of my appreciation for the cards, calls, gifts, and words of encouragement that you showered on Jan and me during Pastor Appreciation Month.  Jan and I know that the Lord has sent us to the most wonderful church in the whole United States of America and we also believe the world.  You do not know how much your encouraging words and messages have lifted our hearts when we really needed a lift. We know that it was the Lord who spoke through you to minister to us. 

                 Secondly, I appreciate you for your hard work for the Lord.  From greeters to Sunday School teachers. From working with babies to ministering to homebound seniors. From working behind the scenes to singing in the choir every Sunday. All of you who give your very best to the Lord week after week, I want to say thank you! 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 says 12 Now, brothers and sisters, we ask you to appreciate those who work hard among you, who lead you in the Lord and teach you. 13 Respect them with a very special love because of the work they do. (NCV) As we approach Thanksgiving, I think all of us need to express our appreciation to our Sunday School teachers, deacons, greeters, directors, Children, Youth and Senior workers, ushers, Choir members, Committee members, and everyone who makes the mission of Immanuel become a reality.  

                  Third, I want to extend my appreciation to Emily Gamble, the Youth Sunday School department, and the Young Couples Sunday School class led by Bill and Delaine Martin for stepping up and making the Fall Festival a wonderful success!!!  You worked so hard and the Lord blessed your efforts.  We had people all over the place.  We had a great crowd down on the basketball court where all the games were being played, and when I walked up to the Fellowship Hall, it was packed!  

                Last, but definitely first, I want to thank our wonderful, magnificent, incredibly awesome God and King for providing for us one of the most beautiful nights you could possibly imagine and a reason for ministry!!!!

                                                 In Christ Jesus Forever,
                                                 Pastor Willie
 


RECENT GIFTS
A Heart to Build:
Mrs. Maxine Watford h.o. Jackie and Sankey Moody
Miss Dora Childers h.o. Mrs. Dot Rogers
Unified Budget:
Mrs. Viva Gamble m.o. Mrs. Judy Fountain
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Richards m.o. Mrs. Judy Fountain, and
 Madelyn and Clayton Carraway
Mrs. Viva Gamble h.o. Mr. Tilly Thompson and Mrs. Dottie Lane
Bus Fund:
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Thornton m.o. Madelyn and Clayton
 Carraway
Wednesday Night Supper:
Mrs. Almetta Wilson h.o. Mrs. Diane Carraway
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APPRECIATIONS
Dear Immanuel Baptist Church Members,
              Thank you so much for your comforting note letting me know that my family and I had been lifted up to the Lord in prayer during your Wednesday Night Prayer Service and for the many cards, visits, and other expressions of Christian love that I have received from so many of you during the illness and passing of my dear husband, J. C.
               Thank you especially for the spiritual and emotional support you’ve given to my sister, Jeanette Ham, who is just a rock to our family and me in times of trouble.
               Please continue to pray for me as I cope with the sadness and loneliness due to the reality of J.C.’s physical absence from me.
                                                    With gratitude. Pat Rogers

              Our thanks to the Baptist Middle Women for providing us with a meal on October 19.  We really appreciate your help with our ministry here at the Francis Marion BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministries).  May God continue to bless your church.
                                                      Cleve Calcutt, Semester Missionary

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER MENUS
Wednesday, November 10
Apple, carrot & raisin salad, Ham, Macaroni & cheese,
Green butter beans, Biscuits
Caramel Cake (Sugar Free Dessert Available) Beverage

Wednesday, November 17:
Broccoli salad, Baked chicken and dressing,,
Garden peas, Cranberry sauce, rolls
Pumpkin Pie (Sugar Free Dessert Available), Beverage

Reservations must be made by noon Monday.



 
 IMPORTANT
CALENDAR DATES

Sunday, November 7
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 Fellowship

Tuesday, November 9
6:00 p.m.:  Deacons Meeting
7:00 p.m.:  BMW Meeting, Youth Room

Wednesday, November 10, 17
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, November 11, 18
10:00 a.m.:  “Experiencing God” Bible Study

Saturday, November 13
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.:  Ladies Tea

Sunday, November 14
Old Fashioned Day Celebration
9:30 a.m.:  Sunday School
10:45 a.m.:  Morning Worship Service
10:45 a.m.:  “The Harbor” Children’s Church
12:00 Noon:  Covered Dish Luncheon
No Evening Activities

Saturday, November 20
9:00 a.m.:  Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Sunday, November 21
Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes Due

Thursday, November 25
THANKSGIVING
(Office Closed - Staff Holiday)

Friday, November 26
(Office Closed - Staff Holiday)


 
 


 
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY
              Christian sympathy is extended to Bill and Debbie Woodward upon the death of their grandchildren, Clayton and Madelyn Carraway; and to Bob and Betty Jo Johnson upon the death of their great-grandchildren, Clayton and Madelyn Carraway.

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THE LADIES MINISTRY
OF
Immanuel  Baptist  Church
is  hosting  a
LADIES  TEA
on
Saturday,  November 13
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Moody  Fellowship  Hall

Ladies,  put  on  your  favorite  hat  and come  enjoy  this  event
planned  especially  for  you.

A  sign  up  sheet  is  available  in 
The  Welcome  Center.
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CHRISTMAS PACKETS FOR PRISONERS

                Immanuel members have been asked by the South Carolina Baptist Convention to support Christmas Packets for Prisoners again this year.  This will be the only gift many prisoners receive this Christmas.  Because you care, many have accepted Christ as Savior and others have become involved in ministry.  This year I am asking you to make a monetary contribution.  I will then purchase the items designated by the SC Baptist Convention so that the ladies can make the packets at the December WMU meeting.  Contributions may be made through November 28.  Our Goal is 60 Prisoner Packets.  
                     Thank you for your help.   Joyce Hall, WMU Coordinator
 

       Happy Birthday to You!
NOVEMBER:
04 - Mrs. Lisa Russ, Mr. Billy Ward
05 - Mr. Timmy Thompson
06 - Mr. Bill Hall
07 - Mrs. Alma Chewning
09 - Mr. Joshua Dillenbeck
10 - Mr. David Hanna, Mrs. Marty Cheney, Mrs. Delores Ivey
11 - Mr. Tommy Thompson, Mrs. Peggy Thomas, Mr. Billy Gibbs
13 – Miss Ginny Gause, Mrs. Nannie Belle Poston, Mr. Chase Harbin
14 – Mr. Rue Lynch, Mr. Danny Timmons
15 – Mrs. Bobbie Thompson
16 – Mr. Jeff Hatchell
17 – Mrs. Cecelia Burbage
19 – Mr. David Thompson, Miss Karen Stubbs, Miss Emily Gamble
22 – Mrs. Elloweese Powell, Mr. Gregg McCaskill, Mrs Evelyn Newsome
23 – Mr. Patrick Ward, Mr. Christopher Brown, Mrs. Betty Jo Martin,
 Mrs. Carol Gause
26 – Mrs. Kathy Ward
27 – Mrs. Jan DeTemple, Mrs. Betty Stoupenos, Mr. Bill Woodward