Connect News

July 2023

Words from Pastor Ron Milne

During July, our pre-teens will go to camp at Latham Springs, and our youth will go on a mission trip to Arlington, where they will work with children.  Thank you for your generous giving that makes these trips possible.  Your investment in the next generation impacts the future of the church, and the future of America.  I encourage you to also support them with your prayers.  Prayers touch the heart of God, and He holds the present and the future in His hands.

There are going to be some afternoons in July and August where it just gets too hot to enjoy doing anything outside.  Landscape work turns mostly into watering. Be reminded during these times of the “spring” of the Holy Spirit within you.  When your life gets hot and stressed spend more time in prayer and Bible study so you do not wilt.
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 12
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Details: The 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

Backpack Buddies

Date: Sunday, July 2nd
Location: Welcome Center
Pick out a backpack for either a girl or a boy, and fill the backpack with school supplies. Backpacks are due on August 5th

David Johnson

Date: Sunday, July 10th
Time: 8 am, Fellowship Hall
Details: Join us for a breakfast potluck to honor David Johnson. Bring a breakfast dish to share.

Talent Show

Date: Sunday, July 16
Time: 6pm, Sanctuary
Do you have a talent? We would love to hear you sing, play an instrument, or any other talent you have. Sign up here.

Children's Ministry

IBC Kids - Growing Disciples

Date: Sunday, July 16
Time: 12:00 pm after church service
Details: Preteen Meeting in the Fellowship Hall for those who are going to Preteen Camp. Lunch will be provided.

Date:Monday-Friday, July 17-21
Details: 3rd–5th graders will be going to Latham Springs for Pre-teen camp. If you have any questions, please contact Alissa Griego at

Youth and Young Ministry

Mission Trip

Date: Monday-Friday, July 17-21
Details: The Youth will be going to Arlington for their Mission Trip. On Friday, they will be going to Six Flags, cost is $40 per person. We will be leaving on July 9th after church. Contact Brandon at for more information.

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:
Soap (leave in wrapper),
School Supplies,
pencil cases,
Soccer Balls,
Clothes, and games.
Craft Day 
Saturday, July 8 and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the OCC House

Reminder: We are preparing items to fill shoeboxes every Tuesday and one Saturday each month. Please come and help us. Soon we will be getting school supplies and washcloths and need your help to get them ready. God has provided us with quite a bit so far, but it takes a lot to fill these shoeboxes.

Child Development Center

Hello, IBC families!

I say it every month, but this year is FLYING! We have our Summer Campers here but are already looking ahead to back-to school time! With this in mind, we, along with IBC, would like to purchase a "new-to-us" 15 passenger van. Please help us out by keeping your eyes and ears OPEN for this type of vehicle for sale. Also, if you know someone in the business, please let them know, and we appreciate any leads! Those can be sent to me at:

We are still hiring for several positions, including Kitchen manager and lead/Assistant teacher, so send us anyone who may be interested! The growth we've experienced in our little CDC Staff family has been so encouraging. Thank YOU, Lord, for this blessing.

Please come visit us anytime and thank you always for praying, supporting and encouraging those of us at the CDC

Ms. Nicki

Last but not Least....

Joy Sunday School

The Joy Sunday School Class's current service project is making baby blankets for the Hope Pregnancy Center. We welcome anyone to join us, as we have both Fellowship and provide a service to the center. For more information, contact Dolly McCarthy at 325-260-8849.

The Joy Sunday School Class would like to invite you to the bible study on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am. We meet in the Fellowship Hall, room 112. If you are searching for a bible study group, please join us, as we are a small group looking to expand and share God's word.

Happy 4th of July

The office and CDC will be closed on July 4. We will open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5th. There will be no evening activities on Wednesday.

Happy Birthday from IBC!!

Kids:  Adalynn Albanese (9), Abigail Foster (5), Matthew Martin (13), David Milne (15), Madilyn Thornal (13)

Adults: Randall Gibson, Kaydee Reed, Aaron Milne, Terri Snyder, Susan Stauss, Richard Westlake, Tracy Clifford, Marla Truitt, Judy Fowler, Joycelyn Inglis, Renee Allen, Jackie Curtis, Jimmy Hodges, Craig Walker, Oscar Kral Jr, Wanda Lancaster, Jalenn Ellis, Claudette Stone, Darlene Booth, Becky Johnson, Mary Rea, Betty Chambers, Wayne McDonald