return to regular
sunday morning services & Sunday School
This Sunday August 9, we will be having two Sunday morning services, at 8am and 10:40am, and Sunday School at 9:30am. We will continue to put measures in place to take COVID-19 seriously and provide for your safety. We will continue sanitizing the sanctuary and bathrooms before and after services. We will continue to rope off every other pew in the sanctuary. With our current attendance numbers, there is still plenty of space to social distance in our sanctuary. However, if you would like even more space, our Youth room will be live streaming the services and you are welcome to worship there in our Overflow room. We will have a pastor in that room as well. We encourage you to please consider wearing a mask when you enter into the building. While we encourage you to wear a mask, we recognize some will choose to not wear one. That's fine. You are loved and still welcomed to attend.
Our custodial team will sanitize all classrooms before and after Sunday School. Most of the classes will return to their "original" Sunday School classroom except for these 3 classes:
-Young Marrieds will be in the gym.
-Blended Bunch will meet in Connection Point.
-Sanctuary Class will now be in the room across from the sanctuary.
At this time we will have our Discovery Zone (preschool ministries) open for Sunday School (9:30) and for the 10:40 service. We will plan to resume preschool ministries for the 8am service on September 6. The youth will continue to meet in their normal classrooms.
We recognize that some are still not comfortable with regathering just yet at Immanuel. That's fine, we love you and respect you wherever you are with this. We will continue to provide live streaming of our Sunday morning services through Facebook, our Youtube channel, and our church App. We will be live streaming the 8am service. You can watch it live or at your convenience.
Facebook Page: @immanuelbaptistbenton
YouTube Channel: IBC Benton (click here)
App: Immanuel Baptist Church | IL
The following Sunday School classes will be available on Zoom: (They are open to anyone who would like to join them.)
Family Walk (Barry Sink)
Meeting ID: 886 9898 3888
Hope Class [for women] (Maureen Rice)
Meeting ID: 886 5901 0183
Beginning on Wednesday night August 12, Pastor Sammy will be leading a mask mandatory Bible study in the sanctuary at 6:30pm. There will be plenty of space to social distance for this Bible Study time. We plan to resume Sunday night services starting on August 30 at 6pm. Our hope is to resume Children's ministries and other Wednesday night options on September 2 at 6:30pm.
postponement of events
At this time your deacons and staff have decided to continue not to hold all Sunday night and Wednesday night services. Visit our events page for upcoming children's and youth activities. We will continue to evaluate the situation and the CDC recommendations, and post further updates.