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June 2023

Words from Pastor Ron Milne

The summer months are restorative, a time when we change from the every week activities of the school year to enjoy time with family and friends—and with God. In the Jewish calendar, God set up great feast weeks. All of the Jews participated, and it gave a break from the ordinary. But, more importantly, it gave a restorative focus upon God. It gave time to reflect on what God had done and give Him thanks.

When you take breaks this summer, do not just exchange one form of busyness for another. Take time to thank God and invest in your relationship with Him. You will find your time with Him restores your soul far more than beautiful scenery or a lovely sunset. God's love for you is beautiful.

In Christ,
Pastor Ron

Bible Studies

Summer Bible Study

Culture Shock by Chip Ingram brings meaningful, God-honoring conversations to some hot topics we face today. Chip gives us knowledge and biblical insights into these controversial topics through his powerful series. In this twelve-session companion study guide, you will discover in-depth notes and thought-provoking discussion questions. Through this study, you'll discover the power of bringing light to the core issues at the heart of society today.

Date: Wednesday, June 7
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Details: Summer bible study will be led by Pastor Ron in the Parlor.

Women's Bible Study

Date: Sundays
Time: 9:15 am
Location: Fellowship Hall, Room 110 
Details: The class is led by Sylvia White and Elizabeth Milne.

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Fellowship Hall, Room 110 
Details: Class is led by Shirl Whiteman

Church Events

Deacon Ordination

Date: Sunday, June 4th
Time: 10:30 am - Morning Service
We will be ordaining new deacons who have been called to serve our church.

Movie Night

Date: Sunday, June 11th
Time: 6:00 pm, Sanctuary
Details: Bring a movie snack for intermission to share in the Fellowship Hall

Special Guests

The Southern Plainsmen Quartet
Date: June 18
Time: 10:30 am - Morning Service
A Love Offering will be collected during the service

Children's Ministry

IBC Kids - Growing Disciples

Date: Sunday, June 4
Time: 12:00 pm after church service
Details: VBS meeting in the Fellowship Hall to go over schedules and make sure everyone has their curriculum.

Date: Sunday, June 25
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Details: Come and help us decorate for VBS. We will be in the kid's praise room. All ages are welcome to help.
VBS Week
Date: Monday-Friday, June 26-30
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
Details: VBS at the Lava Lava Luau

Date: Wednesday, June 14
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Details: Join us in the Kid's Praise room for our summer curriculum "Some assembly required; if we are willing, God will build something awesome." Snacks will also be provided

Youth and Young Ministry

Youth Camp

Date:  Monday-Friday, June 12-16
Details: The youth will be going to Latham Springs for Youth Camp. We still have some spots available. The cost is $100 per student, we also have scholarships available if needed. 

Mission Trip

Date: Wednesday, June 7 & June 21
Time:  6:00-7:00 pm
Details: Youth will be working with the Kid Ministry kids in preparation for the Mission Trip in Arlington.

Bible Study

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 pm
Details: Bible study in the Family Life Center Ages 18-29 are welcome to join Young Adult Ministry

Operation Christmas Child

Donations needed:
Wash Cloths,
School Supplies,
Coloring Books,
Small Games,
Stuffed Animals, etc.
We can even use cotton yarn and other materials to make items.
Craft Day 
Saturday, June 10 and Tuesday from 9:00 am-12:00 pm in the OCC House
I have tickets to Silver Dollar City from the 2022 season for sale. The tickets are for full-fare admission to the park and are valid for any day of the season.
Please contact Cathy Scribner at 254-624-0926 if you are interested in purchasing the tickets.
First come, first served. 

Child Development Center

Hello, IBC families!

Summer is on its way, and we are excited for it!
We are still collecting items for children taken into CPS custody,
so if you'd like to donate, please do!

We appreciate your prayers that God would continue to grow and bless the CDC,
its staff, children, and families, alongside Immanuel Baptist Church.

Thank you- Ms. Nicki

Last but not Least....

Thank You!

Words cannot express our gratitude for the outpouring of love and support we have received from our church family. From Pastor Ron and his heartfelt message during the service to the amazing meal organized by the Bereavement Committee. You have sustained us during this very difficult time. We are blessed beyond measure to be part of such a wonderful church family. Thank you for the love of Christ that you have lavished on us!

The Rape and Reed Families

Father's Day

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. " 1 John 3

Happy Father's Day
No Sunday evening activities

Happy Birthday from IBC!!

Kids:  Alyssa Mireles (14), Alex Foster (10), Ben Foster (10), Carson Yandell (16), J.T Lemon (12), Makayla Wical (15), Lucas Barros (10)

Adults: Inai Vicencio, Dee Reed, Anica Mendoza, Elizabeth Milne, Tim Truitt, Jimmy Cox, CC Risenhoover, Leticia Barros, Suellen Moore, Cindy Brady, Jenny Durr, Pat Rutland, Robin Van Rossun, La Nelle Brady, Janie Torrez, Paris Killingworth, Frankie Schiller, Sheryl Holleman