CHURCHWIDE LUNCHEON HONORING OUR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Sunday, May 19
11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
The entire congregation is invited to join us as we honor our high school seniors with a luncheon after worship on Sunday, May 19. The meal in Fellowship Hall will be catered by Chef Stephen Wilkerson. The cost will be $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4-11. Reservations are required for the meal; the deadline is Tuesday, May 14. Email Pastor Tambi at email@example.com to make your reservations. Everyone is encouraged to bring cards or notes to the luncheon for each of the four seniors. You may pick up a list of the seniors’ names along with their high schools and their chosen colleges on the table in the hallway outside the Youth Room.
FAMILY VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Saturday, June 15
9:00 a.m. until Noon
At this year’s Family Vacation Bible School, parents and their children will be learning to love like God does through interactive Bible stories, creative projects, and hands on activities. Family VBS is designed for parents to learn and play alongside their children (4-year-olds through 6th graders). Childcare will be provided for babies through 3-year-olds. Reservations are required; the deadline is Monday, June 10.
A NEW OPTION FOR GIVING
Did you know that you can use your bank’s Online Bill Pay feature to make a weekly, monthly, or yearly contribution to Immanuel Baptist Church? You can schedule your contribution and select the date (or dates) you would like the church to receive your contribution. Your bank’s procedures may differ slightly from this example, but here is one bank’s process:
1) Go to the tab labeled Payments on your online banking website.
2) Select Pay Bill (Note: The church does not view your contribution as a bill, but from the bank’s perspective, your donation is considered to be a bill.)
3) The bank will ask you to add a company or a person. Click on that tab, select Charities, and enter the following information:
Company name: Immanuel Baptist Church
Account #: Charitable Donation
Address: 222 Belle Meade Blvd., Nashville, TN 37205
Select Save Changes to return to the original screen.
4) The bank will ask which of your accounts you want to use to make your payment. A scroll down menu will reveal all of the accounts you have with the bank.
5) Enter the amount you would like to contribute and specify the date for delivery. This can be a one-time contribution or you may select Autopay to set up a recurring contribution.
6) Autopay will ask for the amount and the frequency of the payment (weekly, every 2 weeks, monthly, or annually).
7) The bank will ask for the length of time you would like this payment to occur.
8) Your bank will ask if you would like to receive an email each time a contribution is sent.
9) You will be asked if you are ready to start sending payments.
10) The bank will mail the check to the church several days prior to the date you select so that it always arrives on time.
On Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 AM, Immanuel offers small group Bible studies for preschoolers through senior adults. Worship begins in the sanctuary at 10:30 AM. Childcare is provided for preschoolers during worship. Older children are encouraged to stop by the worship cart near the parlor prior to worship to choose a manipulative and pick up a coloring page to take into the sanctuary. A time for children is offered regularly during the worship service, led by either Pastor Steven or Pastor Tambi. Our adult choir leads us in worship each week, and the Handbell Choir, Brass Ensemble, and Girls Ensemble are involved seasonally. Children, youth, and adults read Scripture and offer prayers. We observe the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of most months.
On Wednesday evenings, our church family gathers in Fellowship Hall for supper from 5:00-5:50 p.m., followed by a brief time of announcements and prayer. Kindergartners through 6th graders participate in Children's Music from 5:00-5:40 PM. Childcare is offered for preschoolers beginning at 5:45 p.m. Children on Mission, Youth Group, adult programming, and the Adult Choir rehearsal take place from 6:00-7:00 PM. The Handbell Choir and the Brass Ensemble rehearse from 7:00-7:30 PM.