Immanuel Baptist Church
Good Evening! This is Immanuel Baptist Church with an important reminder.
We will be gathering on campus for Morning worship this Sunday, May 17th. We hope you will be able to join us. The service will begin inside in the Worship Center at 10am. Then at about 10:30, we will go outside the worship center for the 2nd half of the service. Pastor Jeremy has a special celebration planned for us all.
This Sunday will be a family style worship – one service with no separate childcare.
This will also be a no touch service – You will be able to help yourself to a bulletin in the foyer. We will not pass the offering plate. You can give at the door on the way out if you wish. Doors will be propped open, and we will practice very limited physical contact.
If you do not feel comfortable attending the service, please join us online on FaceBook Live and YouTube. Or you can join us outside at 10:30 for the 2nd half of the service.
We hope to see you Sunday. God bless you.
We are excited to announce that we are moving forward with stage one of our “Regathering” plan. We will continue in phase 1 through the month of May and will reevaluate at that time. A summary of phase 1 is as follows.
Continuation of online worship services via FB Live and YouTube for those that are sick or do not feel comfortable attending service
Family style worship – One service with no separate childcare on campus beginning at 10:00 AM (Please do not arrive any sooner that 9:45 AM)
No touch service – Electronic and “Help yourself” bulletins available in foyer, no passing of the plate, ushers to hold doors open, and very limited physical contact
Continued intensified cleaning and sanitization of all common touch point areas with EPA certified disinfectant
Please continue to pray with us for our medical personnel, first responders, and all families affected by this virus. Thank you for your patience as we strive to provide a safe place to worship our Savior and Lord.
Covid-19 Update 4-22
A Special Message from Immanuel
Good Evening Members and Guests,
We wanted to reach out and provide you with an update on campus activities for the month of May. We are hopeful that we will be together again soon in worship. However, we are mindful of the governor's recommendations. We want to do our best to adhere to his suggestions. Pastor Jeremy hopes to update you on the schedule for May next week in a phone call.
With that in mind, we will be updating you on a weekly basis concerning when services will begin again on-campus. Please remember that there are no on-campus activities through April 30th. Our Life Groups and other ministries will continue to meet online. We hope you have had an opportunity to join us on Sunday mornings via Facebook Live or on YouTube at 10:00 am.
Please continue to check our website or Facebook page for updates and ministry opportunities.
We are praying for you and your family as we continue through this time of trial.
Attached is the Worship Guide for Sunday, April 5th. We hope you will join us online at www.ibcpace.com for our livestream broadcast. Also included is the Life Group online guide.
Check it out to find out how your class is meeting online on Sundays.
Members and guests,
We are excited to welcome our new pastor, Jeremy Holley, to Pace. He and his family arrived safely to their new home yesterday.
Pastor Jeremy has been busy today with the staff, evaluating and making decisions regarding COVID-19 and how to continually minister to the church body and our community.
In an effort to keep IBC staff members and office visitors healthy, and to comply with Governor DeSantis's new order for Florida residents, the church office hours are being reduced. Beginning Monday, April 6th, the office will be open 9am until noon, Monday through Thursday.
We remain open limited hours to continue to serve our members and the community. Our pastors are available for pastoral care during that time. A portion of the administrative staff will also be in the office to assist you. In addition, Pastor Ray Summerlin is available for ministry needs outside of office hours. Anne Johnston is also available if you have any administrative needs. Their contact information is listed below.
Your faithfulness in giving is enabling the pastors and staff to continue serving, preparing for the future, and supporting the ministry around the world. We appreciate your continued financial support and look forward to a time when we can all be together again in worship and fellowship.
Pastor Ray Summerlin - email@example.com, 850-712-6821
Anne Johnston - firstname.lastname@example.org, 850-530-0656
March 30, 2020
Greetings Immanuel Members and Guests,
We pray that the Lord is keeping you and your family safe and healthy. Please remember to update the office if you have any needs or concerns. Our pastors are available for counseling and prayer. We have volunteers who will shop for groceries or pick up medications.
In light of the recent update and recommendations from President Trump concerning COIVD-19, we have decided to cancel all on-campus activities through April 30th. Please know that we are diligently seeking new ways to minister to our members and guests, the community, and the world.
This cancellation includes all on-campus worship services, Life Groups, Connection Classes, and any other adult, student, or children’s programs. We will continue to livestream the Sunday morning Worship Service at 10am. You may access the service at www.Ibcpace.com.
Life Groups will continue to meet online. Please contact your Life Group leader or the church office for details.
Please watch social media and the IBC website for updates to online meetings, Bible Studies, videos, and activities. There are a variety of resources available for you and your family on IBC Kids and on the Wave 242 Facebook pages.
Please remember that you can continue to support the ministries of Immanuel though giving online, text giving, USPS mailing, or bringing tithes and offerings to the church office during business hours.
The church office is open this week, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am-4:30pm, and on Friday, 8:30am– 12:30pm. We are planning for office hours to change next week. They will be 8:30am-12:30pm Monday-Friday.
A Word from Pastor Jeremy:
We have been so encouraged to see the innovation, creativity, and growth of our people during this time. From our children’s ministry to our senior adults’ ministry, and every group in-between, we have seen an unbelievable amount of engagement via social media, video conferencing, and simple day-to-day remote communications.
While we do long to see your smiling faces and meet with you again, we are so thankful for the love you have shown for one another and the support you have shown towards our leadership team in this season of waiting. We truly are in uncharted territory and unprecedented times.
Please remember to continue to support the church financially as well. Whether it be through traditional giving methods like mailing a check or dropping it by the office, or you prefer to give online using our online giving platforms, please know that your contributions are appreciated and the Lord will bless you for your faithfulness in continuing the work of His Kingdom. The building is closed but the church is open for business, and we press on!
It is a reminder of what the Lord teaches us in Proverbs 16:9 – A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Obviously, we did not plan any of these things, nor did we see any of these things coming. However, we are clinging to God’s Word in the midst of uncertainty; knowing that He is in control and trusting in Him to direct each of our steps.
Please continue to pray for us as we make decisions about church activities. We will continue to make these decisions based on both the recommendations of the experts and the leading of the Lord through His Word and His people.