96th

CELEBRATION
SUNDAY, JULY 10

SCHEDULE
8:45 a.m.: Contemporary Worship Service
10:00 a.m.:  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.:  Traditional Worship Service
12:00 noon:  Covered Dish Luncheon
(Please prepare enough food for your family
and several guests.)
No Evening Activities




 
A LETTER FROM BILL

            It is a real joy for me to be writing to you in this edition of the ImmanueLight.  Even greater is my joy to be a member of such a wonderful church.  These are but two of the milestones along my path, since I made a decision to follow Jesus.  Each day bears new challenges, opportunities, and an occasional setback, but inner happiness and  peace are the products of a daily walk with our Lord.

              A recent NBC/Time Magazine poll states that 63% of Americans place money atop the list of requirements insuring happiness.   However, a panel of wealthy men did not list money as a requirement at all.  This panel included Sam Walton, William Randolph Hearst, and John D. Rockefeller.  Their combined formula to insure happiness:
             1. Someone to love.
             2. Something to do.
             3. Something to look forward to.

              This is remarkably accurate in the life of our church.  Immanuel has always been known as a friendly church.  That outpouring of support and Christian love drew me here. 

               There is always something to do in any church.  Who could guess that I would be Interim Children and Youth Leader when I have been a member for just over a year.  There’s nothing remarkable in finding opportunities to serve.  Sunday School and our Adult Choir are only two of the areas that are constantly recruiting. 

               I look forward to great experiences with our youth and children.  Vacation Bible School and LifeChangers have come and gone, but the summer activities are far from over.  Terrific Tuesdays (grades 1 through 6) and Thrilling Thursdays (grades 7 through 12) will continue until school starts.  SeeSalt Youth Conference is just around the corner (July 25-29) . We also have a trip planned to Lookout Lodge (August 1 through 4).  Finally, our Great Yard Sale is August 6!

              That’s plenty to look forward to. 

               I’m sure you will agree.  All the requirements for happiness are right here at Immanuel Baptist Church.   It’s miraculous!  That happiness is eternal.

             Parents, please encourage your children and youth to take advantage of all that Immanuel offers them.  What better way to mold a young person’s life than through involvement in a solid foundation found only in Christ Jesus.
                                                            In His Service, Bill Dixon
 



 
RECENT GIFTS
A Heart to Build:
Miss Dora Childers m.o. Mrs. Cindy Godwin
Polly and Blaney Howle m.o. Mrs. Cindy Godwin
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McLellan m.o. Mrs. Virginia Hill, Mr. Randy
 Turner, Mrs. Pearl Pierce, and Mrs. Rosa Lee Thompson
Unified Budget:
Mrs. Millie Cutler m.o. Mrs. Cindy Godwin
Mrs. Faye Hyman m.o. Mrs. Cindy Godwin, h.o. Miss Joyce Godbold
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Marlowe m.o. Mr. Jack Martin, and
 h.o. Mrs. Betty Jo Martin

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ANNIVERSARY OFFERING
TO BE RECEIVED ON
SUNDAY, JULY 10

            Each year on Anniversary Sunday a special offering is received during the morning worship services.  This year all monies that are given toward this offering will be applied to the Unified Budget General Fund.  For your convenience you will find enclosed in this ImmanueLight an Anniversary Offering envelope. 

“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse,
All your money, talents, time, and love;
Consecrate them all upon the altar,
While your Savior from above speaks sweetly,
Trust Me, try Me, prove Me,
Saith the Lord of hosts,
And see if a blessing, unmeasured bless,
I will not pour out on thee.”

Words by Lida Shivers Leech
(CCLI # 862766)

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YARD SALE
YOUTH FUNDRAISER
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
6 a.m. - 12 noon

             Please look in your closets, attic, and storage buildings and gather all the items you are no longer using and donate them to the youth sponsored Yard Sale.  You may bring them to Immanuel’s Youth Room or call Susan Thornton at 662-5958 for pick-up.


 
 REMEMBER THESE IMPORTANT
CALENDAR DATES

Thursday, July 7
Thrilling Thursday Youth Activity
6:15 p.m.:  Nominating Committee Meeting

Sunday, July 10
IMMANUEL CELEBRATES 96TH ANNIVERSARY
8:45 a.m.:  Contemporary Worship Service
10:00 a.m.:  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.:  Traditional Worship Service
12:00 noon:  Covered Dish Luncheon
No Evening Activities

Monday, July 11
6:30 p.m.:  Finance Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 12
Terrific Tuesday Children’s Activity
6:00 p.m.:  Deacons Meeting

Wednesday, July 13, 20
6:15 p.m.:  Prayer Meeting
6:15 p.m.:  GAs, RAs, Mission Friends
6:15 p.m.:  Youth Activities
7:15 p.m.:  Adult Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, July 17
8:45 a.m.:  Contemporary Worship Service
10:00 a.m.:  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.:  Traditional Worship Service
6:00 p.m.:  Evening Worship Service
Guest Speakers: FBA Summer Missionaries

Tuesday, July 19
Terrific Tuesday Children’s Activity

Thursday, July 21
Thrilling Thursday Youth Activity

Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29
Youth to SeeSalt Conference

Sunday, July 31
8:45 and 11:00 a.m.: LORD’S SUPPER SERVICE
6:00 p.m.:  Fifth Sunday Night Music Service



 
IN MEMORIAM

MRS. CYNTHIA GODBOLD JORDAN GODWIN

February 13, 1948 - June 23, 2005

“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

APPRECIATION

Dear Immanuel Church Family,
 Thank you so much for your generous gift.  It will be greatly appreciated.  I am to attend Florence Darlington TEC in the fall to study criminal justice.  Thank you very much.  God bless! 
  Sincerely, Maggie Mae Thornton

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2005 - 2006 NOMINATING COMMITTEE

 Those elected to serve on the 2005 - 2006 Nominating Committee are Edwin Fountain, Chairman; Jean McLellan; Margaret Altman; Ilene Richards; Randy Powell; Sunday School Director; Discipleship Director; WMU Director; Baptist Men’s Director. 

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PLEASE PRAY FOR 
THE FOLLOWING:

SEESALT YOUTH CONFERENCE
JULY 25 - 29

LOOK UP LODGE RETREAT
AUGUST 1 - 4
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Food For Thought

The task ahead of us is never as great
as the “POWER” behind us.



 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
JULY:
08 - Mr. Josh Gause
09 - Miss Brittany Allen
10 - Mr. Danny Thompson
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. Danny Martin
26 - Mst. Dennis Rittmeier
27 - Mr. Barret Gause
28 - Mr. Keith Altman
29 - Mr. Michael Hodge, Mrs. Cathy Gregory