Don’t miss out on these opportunities to celebrate the season with others at IBC!
Saturday, Dec.2 – Open House at the Howards – Contact Pastor Nick
Sunday, Dec. 3– Christmas Cookie Buffet
Bring a batch of your favorite cookies to share at our fellowship after service!
Sunday, Dec. 24– Special Christmas Eve Service
Join us for a special worship service from 6-7:30pm. Please note we will not have service at our
normal meeting time on Christmas Eve Sunday.
Small Groups and Life Groups at IBC have some fun holiday parties planned! Here is a quick list with contact information for each event, just click the name to email for more information.
Friday, Dec.1 – New Era Small Group celebrates at Paulaner – Contact Sissy Graves
Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Life Group Leaders & Intrested Leaders Fellowship – Contact Andrew Miller
Wednesday, Dec. 13 – Young Marrieds gather at the Millers – Contact Megan Miller
Saturday, Dec. 16 – Life Group Launch and Robert’s Housewarming – Contact Gene Roberts
Monday, December 18 – Spanish Speaking Life Group celebrates – Contact Rossy & Jephta Armisen
Each year our church supports an initiative by Samaritan’s Purse by wrapping shoeboxes filled with toys and treats to send to children in need.
We want to invite you to join us this year!
How to Participate:
- Pray about what you can give, and what age/gender you would like to send a box to.
- Wrap a shoebox with decorative paper (he top needs to be wrapped separately).
It would be best to avoid Santa Claus paper and to use dark colors for a boy and light colors for a girl.
- Fill a shoebox with permitted items (listed separately below).
- Specify if your box is for a girl or boy (stickers will be available for this) and specify if it contains summer or winter items.
- Please close the box, but leave the lid so that it can be easily lifted to check items.
- Drop off at the designated table in front of the sanctuary.
Shoeboxes need to be turned in to the collection point in Wiesbaden on November 15th.
The last Sunday we will collect at IBC is November 12th.
- Toys (cars, dolls, puzzles, balls etc.)
- School supplies
- Hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, combs etc.)
- Candy (only hard candies that are individually wrapped)
- Chocolate (Plain only, please no raisins, fillings, or nuts)
- Clothing (pajamas, socks, underwear)
- You can include a photo or card (DO NOT include your name or address)
Items Not Permitted:
- War toys, knives, or scissors
- Witchcraft or magical items
- Candy with gelatine (no gummi bears!)
- Medication or Vitimans
- Fluids (soap or hair gel)
- Electronics or batteries
Email Flora for further information or with any questions you may have.
This month we have two exciting missions-centered events at Immanuel. Both will be great opportunities to hear more, learn, and get involved!
1. THIS WEEKEND (October 7-8)
The German congregation will be hosting a Missions Fest celebrating 10 years of Hospital Diospi Suyana, a mission hospital in Peru which our church supports.
The German congregation is the home church of the couple who direct the work, Klaus-Dieter and Martina John (you may have read one of Klaus’ books, or be interested in checking it out here!).
You are invited to the celebration! Click HERE for more details.
The main event is a service at 10 am on Sunday. Because of large number of guests who will be coming and staying for lunch, we will NOT have Sunday School Sunday October 8th.
We will however have our normal service on that day and there will be a nursery.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless you come for the Celebration Service at 10:00, you will most likely NOT find a parking spot in our lot. Plan on some extra time to find a spot!
2. OCTOBER 29th
On the last Sunday of the month, we will have our own Missions Presentation.
Even better, it is a Missions Presentation combined with a CHILI-COOKOFF!
If you think your chili has what it takes, contact Jason Hayes. I plan on making a big pot of my $10,000 Texas Chili recipe! It is a great bowl of chili, so I challenge all takers to show me “what you got” in your bowl of chili!
Together, we will host the church for a fun time of tasting great chili and hearing about opportunities for Immanuel to engage in missions. We will present our plans for Holiday Missions Projects, as well as trips and connections which will be possible into 2018. It is going to be a great time and you will want to be a part!
These are both wonderful opportunities that highlight the heart of our church and that of our sister German congregation. I hope you will attend, be inspired, and get involved.
I’m looking forward,